This is a massive replica watch coming in at 46.5mm with a height of 15.6mm, but that has always been a part of its appeal. Compared to this same model in bronze, the dark colour scheme gives the watch a more contemporary, stealth mood.
The Replica Watches case is crafted in matte black zirconium oxide and houses the sophisticated in-house perpetual calendar module that automatically detects the different number of days in a month and won’t need adjusting until 2100.
The titanium caseback has a sapphire window revealing the calibre 52615, part of the new generation of movements introduced in 2015 by IWC Replica. An update of the 7-day automatic movement, this new calibre still retains the same amount of energy but is now delivered by a twin-barrel architecture.
IWC Replica Watch It is equipped with several ceramic wheels, which are more wear-resistant than traditional alloys: the winding pawls and the automatic wheel are made of black ceramic while the skeletonised rotor features a golden inlay with two chequered flags of F1 races.
The new Replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Blue Angels”.This new Chronograph Edition Blue Angels feels very traditional, colour scheme apart. However, it has several noticeable features that make it rather unique… but also very much in line with the brand’s current direction of the Pilot’s collection.
The case is treated in black, with a sandblasted finish – thus avoiding reflections, something that could be quite disturbing when flying Mach 1 and doing a barrel roll… Just saying! Crown and pushers are also executed in the classic IWC Substantial Replica Watches way, meaning in contrasting steel.
The case is robust,with a 44.5mm diameter and 15.7mm height.It is complemented by a textured blue calfskin strap and secured by a sandblasted steel folding buckle. The back of the strap is executed in bright yellow leather.
The Fake IWC dial is familiar and made to be perfectly legible: large propeller-shaped hands in black with white lume, bold Arabic numerals for the minute markers and a triangle at 12 o’clock.
This modern engine is an integrated automatic chronograph with column-wheel and vertical clutch. It also features one of pilot’s Replica Watches favourite functions, the flyback or retour en vol, which allows to stop/start/reset the chronograph by one click on the pusher at 4 o’clock – used to do several calculations in a row.
Few fake watches can claim to be real icons. The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch is definitely one of them. The one that everybody knows is the classic black dial version with white indices. But there are more editions offered by the brand – including my favourite, the “Le Petit Prince” ref. IW500916.
IWC Ref. IW5009 Replica – which updated the dial and returned to the original design – with the 9 o’clock numeral back in place and the black triangle below the 12 o’clock index. Also, the movement was entirely changed, and if it still has a 7-day power reserve, it features a brand-new architecture inside.
Dimensions, specifications and mechanics are the same in both versions of the Replica Watches.These two were, however, rather apart in the collection, and did not feature the automatic 7-day power reserve movement and the central seconds/power reserve indicator display. The IW501005 is more in line with what the classical Big Pilot’s Watch is supposed to be.
This Big Pilot’s Copy Watch Heritage Bronzerelies on the same 46.2mm x 15.4mm case as the standard steel version. The shape is also the same. What changes is the material used: a bronze alloy with its defining dark-gold colour – when new – or greenish patina – after being worn intensively.