The IWC Replica Edition Pilot’s Chronograph begins with a 41mm case in bead blasted bronze. The overall case form follows the formula of the standard Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41, with its slab case sides, steeply sloping narrow bezel, and classic inverted pushers.
This lighter, yellower tone gives a more refined look, but thanks to the matte finish this doesn’t completely abandon the tough feel of bronze.
The IWC Replica Watch matte black dial surface is heavily grained for a semi-tropical look, which is further reinforced by the sandy beige used for the soft printed Arabic numerals and dial text. This uniform khaki tone also hides a subtle nod to a decade of MR PORTER.
Only the indices at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and the 10 o’clock numerals are printed with matching Super-LumiNova, while the other hours numerals receive no lume.
IWC Replica pairs the watch with a pilot-style fully stitched strap in textured black Alcantara. The suedelike look and feel of this material plays well with the warm matte look of the rest of the watch, and should offer somewhat more durability than traditional suede.