We’re launching a special edition of what may be one of the most legendary aviator IWC replica watches of all time, or at least one of the latest versions. Officially unveiled a few months ago, the IWC Pilot’s Watch MARK XVIII Edition “Antoine desaintexuempathy” marks a new addition to a range of military-inspired models. This is not a new watch, but part of an update to the existing Antoine desaintexuempathy line, which includes two other models (stopwatch and 36mm automatic women’s wear model). Like the standard Mark XVIII, it is exactly 40 mm in size and uses a third-party movement to lower the price. Keep reading for details, as well as some nice real-time photos.
MARK XVIII Edition “Antoine desaintexuempathy” (and the entire Antoine desaintexuempathy series) uses the iconic tobacco brown dial and matching brown band in addition to the standard model. Admittedly, the brown dial isn’t to everyone’s taste, and I was a bit skeptical when I first saw news photos of this model, but as you can see in the live images, brown isn’t as extreme as you might think. In fact, the cheap fake IWC watches dial usually looks greyer and darker than brown, and you can only see rich colors in the right light. Personally, I prefer it because it makes the watch more subtle on the wrist, and then, when people look closely, they get a surprise.
Using a 10.8mm stainless steel 40 mm case, the wrist is very comfortable, the size is appropriate, is the daily companion. Size also gives the IWC Replica Swiss Movement Watches a nice weight on the wrist, so you know it’s there, but you don’t have to worry too much about bumping it into things. The soft brown Santoni leather strap and contrasting stitching also help with comfort and give the watch a more rugged, casual look that I love. You can still wear a suit and tie if you need to, but this is better for a weekend watch, relaxing in a bar with friends or driving long distances, and I think the price reflects that.
The layout of the top swiss IWC replica watch dial is, of course, very clean, including only necessities. Time is represented by the center, hours are represented by large Arabic numerals, dealt with by superluminators, and chapter loops run around the dial and around the perimeter of the pointer. The date is displayed through a small window that compares the 3 o ‘clock position on the white disc. I’m sure it will be a point of contention because I know many people like the color of the date wheel to match the color of the dial, but in this case, I don’t mind it too much because I think it works well with the rest of the contrasting white on the dial. Having said that, I don’t mind seeing a version with a brown date disc and a white date number (similar to Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI,” which contains a black date disc to match the color dial).