Once upon a time, tool watches relied on a specific design language for practical purposes. Take the pilot watch for example—their large legible numerals, oversized crowns, and extra long straps were all explicitly chosen to serve the airmen that wore them. Today, many watchmakers still rely on vintage pilot replica watch design codes not because they offer real-life functionality but because they are great looking timepieces.
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar “Spitfire”
IWC was all about their aviator watch heritage and bronze at this year’s edition of SIHH. A particular standout model was the IWC Big Pilot’s Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar “Spitfire,” which pairs the refined perpetual calendar complication with the robust Big Pilot silhouette.
Inside the Swiss Made Fake IWC 46.2 mm bronze case sits a handsome green dial punctuated with displays for the date, day, month, year, and northern and southern hemisphere moon phases.