With a height of 12.6mm, the case is also pleasantly thin for an automatic chronograph, and while not especially compact on paper – 47mm lug-to-lug – the shape of the case is comfortable and well-balanced, even on smaller wrists.
The IWC Portugieser Chronograph 3714 is water-resistant to 30 metres only. Considering the nautical inspiration, Fake IWC should improve the water-resistance to 100 metres – for more versatility.
The main hands – hours and minutes – are leaf-shaped and offer a great contrast to the silvery-white dial. The Replica Watchesexecution is, once again, precise and refined. The other hands are more simple in design, especially the extremely thin central chronograph hand. Yet, reading elapsed times remains easy.
Humans have a remarkable capacity to harness those materials found in the natural world and make things of immense beauty. Raw materials become a vehicle for human expression. Such an example is ceramic: a material which can be both fragile when used to make delicate porcelain, and sturdy when found in the bricks which form the architectural landscape of our cities.
The Replica Watchesconsiderable 44mm diameter holds inside a robust automatic 79420 Calibre movement which spins at a frequency of 4hz and offers a reliable power reserve of 44 hours.
The dial features a typical Fake IWC day-date display, chronograph functions with hours, minutes and seconds, and an all important split-seconds hand – the feature which gives the watch its ‘Double Chronograph’ name.
The close family that is their Pilot’s Copy Watch Collection includes the Spitfire, Le Petit Prince, Classic and Top Gun models. Whilst the veritable pilot’s watch is more likely to be found sitting on the wrist of an aspirational aviator rather than a professional pilot, the quality, precision and sophistication of these timepieces is higher above the clouds than it has ever been before.
The Fake IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition for ‘The Longest Flight’ is a formidable and relentlessly functional timepiece. A 46 mm diameter and 15.6 mm height may sound like imposing sizes for many wrists, but there is a lot to find inside these sturdy dimensions.
An automatic, stainless steel pilot’s watch with a date aperture and oversized crown sounds distinctly Schaffhausen, yet there is much more going on.
The in-house Calibre 82760 movement is a source of great pride for IWC Replica and, aside from providing a world time feature, it also keeps a corresponding 24-hour display and classic 3-hand time display ticking. Pellaton winding, a 60-hour power reserve, air pressure resistance and anti-reflective sapphire glass combine to present a watch with all the reliability a Spitfire pilot could possibly ask for.
The sand coloured hands and indexes along with the bold white Arabic numerals and city names stand out prominently against the blacked out dial and bezel. TheReplica Watches accompanying green textile strap adds another tasteful nod to aviation stylistic traditions.