IWC Big Pilot XPL Replicahas excellent shock resistance-advanced and sophisticated engineering technology makes it possible-and the price is eye-catching. The appearance is clean, eye-catching and clear, just like a pilot’s watch.
With a width of 44 mm and a thickness of just over 12 mm, it is one of the largest Big Pilot Replica Watches to date. Coupled with the lightweight Ceratanium case, this means it can be very wear-resistant.
The case is a cerium-titanium alloy, a composite material of titanium and ceramic, which was also used in the Fliegerchronograph Ceramic 3705 released earlier this year.
The Cheap IWC Replica dial is ordinary matte black, and the Arabic numerals are white. The luminous hour markers are not on the dial, but are connected to the SPRIN-g PROTECT system as the star of the show.
Although the movement uses novel materials, the movement is still a traditional IWC movement. For example, it uses a two-way pawl winding system under the trademark Pellaton.
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.