This year, another IWC favourite is in the limelight; pilot’s replica watches. These models have always enjoyed a huge level of popularity at IWC – both with design-orientated fans, as well as those who prioritise functionality and a level of sportiness.
A new 41 mm chronograph: Ref. IW3881
With its 41 mm diameter, it is in line with the current brand strategy; this involves offering the most popular models from Schaffhausen in smaller proportions, thus also suiting slimmer wrists. While the brand’s 43 mm chronograph replica watches were already joined by the 41 mm Spitfire editions back in 2019, a steel bracelet option remains unavailable.
The new Ref. IW3881 combines these smaller dimensions with the highly contemporary look, that is nevertheless a strong part of The Most Impressive IWC Replica history. The chronograph with date and day display is available with a blue or green dial. It comes with either the stainless-steel bracelet or a calfskin strap. The latter option comes in blue for the blue dial version, or brown for the green dial version.
A first-rate bracelet
Even with its steel bracelet, the Ref. IW3881 is evidently an laid-back, practical alternative for those who don’t succumb to the eternal hype of the Rolex Daytona. The watch’s dial, taking its inspiration from a plane cockpit, has a similarly high recognition value. With a 14.5 mm height, the Best IWC Replica Watches wears very well on the average male wrist, measuring more or less 17 cm. Meanwhile, the bracelet that it comes with not only feels comfortable, but also lends the extraordinarily well executed watch a pleasant weight and presence on the wrist.
Aside from the new aesthetic features, the biggest change is actually inside the watch. Ticking inside is the in-house calibre 69385 with a 46-hour power reserve, which is visible via the sapphire crystal caseback.In terms of the amount of pieces to sell, this chronograph will likely be the most important novelty for Cheap IWC Replica. This is due to its very popular design (with good reason), as well as its size, which is wearable for pretty much everyone.
The new Big Pilot Top Gun “Mojave Desert” models
With their sandy-beige ceramic cases and dark brown dials, one could consider these pieces to be camouflage-coloured in the desert. Anywhere else, however, they seriously stand out. In order to understand the new Big Pilot editions, we need to cast our eyes back a couple of years. 2019 saw the introduction of the IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Mojave Desert”. This was a limited edition of 500 pieces in the same sandy colour.
The best of both worlds
While indisputably a watch for pilots, it wears equally well without camouflage gear – whether on the beach or on a hike. While the exterior of the watch, with its more than 46 mm diameter, may have the potential to be a casual “it-piece”, the watch also serves as a piece of great IWC history.
As unusual as the combination of an extra-large pilot’s watch and a perpetual calendar complication may seem, together they unite the very things that shape IWC Swiss Replica Watches to this day. This includes the strong aviation tradition, as well as IWC’s in-house perpetual calendar, developed by Kurt Klaus. The ingenious construction can be controlled simply via the crown.
Meanwhile, the calendar module, which is made of just 82 individual parts, is one hundred percent in keeping with IWC’s self-image of seeking the most reliable, simple and engineer-driven solutions possible, rather than standing in its own way with an excess of unnecessary refinements.
The new Big Pilot 43 mm
Even the new AAA Big Pilot Replica Watches, which already bears the claim to greatness in its name, it is sometimes possible to be a little less “big”. After all, the smaller Big Pilot still wears extra-“big” thanks to its sizeable crown. Even with a 43 mm diameter, it is anything but a “Small” Pilot.
The crown, the height (in this case 13.6 mm), and the squeaky-clean aesthetic ensure that much. What’s more, the Big Pilot is a watch that is meant to be seen. It is one that stands by its generous dimensions; it is to the wrist what the Mercedes-Benz G-model is to the road; an eye-catcher, yet also a classic.
Unlike that Swiss Watches Replica, however, the 43 mm version is a pure three-hand watch. It is left without a date or power reserve display. Furthermore, the power reserve with the Calibre 82100 is also only 60 hours, rather than seven days. All in all, the Ref. IW3293 is a somewhat smaller, slimmer edition – but it’s a strong addition to the collection precisely because of its impressively uncluttered dial.