The Pilot’s ReplicaWatch Chronograph Edition ‘Blue Angels’ is the third timepiece to emerge from this collaboration between IWC and the flying squadron.
Equipped with a blue ceramic case in the exact same hue of blue as the F/A-18 Super Hornet flown by the Blue Angels, the Cheap IWC Replica is as eye-catching as it is strikingly good looking.
The new Blue Angels chronograph is in blue and yellow, the colours of the Blue Angels’ emblem. The dial is a dark, metallic blue with a yellow track for the hours.The case is in matte black ceramic and measures 44.5mm wide.
The blue matte ceramic case is exquisitely finished measuring 44.5 mm in diameter and 15.7 mm in thickness. The IWC Replica Watch is features a matte grainy finishes blue dial matching the case with white Arabic numerals and the Blue Angels logo at 6 o’clock.
To make things even more interesting, the Day/Date indicator at 3 o’clock features a yellow font and both the running seconds hand as well as the chronograph seconds hand are in yellow matching the hue of the Blue Angels.
The ceramic case is the result of mixing zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides and the pushers and screw-down crown are made of Ceratanium —Best IWC Replica Watches special alloy that combines the lightness and robustness of titanium with the hardness and scratch-resistance of ceramic. The chrono pushers feature a bright yellow ring matching the other yellow accents on the watch.
The case back features a special engraving with ‘Blue Angels’ in the characteristic font utilized by the flying squadron. The watch is water resistant to 60 meters and is powered by the IWC in-house calibre 69380.
Inside is the cal. 89361, the brand’s top of the line, in-house chronograph. It’s an automatic movement with High Quality IWC Replica signature Pellaton winding mechanism. The chronograph has both a flyback function as well as the hour and minute registers co-axial at 12 o’clock.
This automatic movement composed of 231 components is equipped with 33 jewels and finished with Côtes de Genève and perlage. The movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph to provide a power reserve of 46 hours when fully wound.
On the wrist, Exact IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Blue Angels’ wears slightly smaller than its actual size and very close to its 41 mm Spitfire and other Pilot’s Chrono counterparts. This watch on a blue rubber strap with textile inlay secured by a folding claps in titanium.