As a material, does bronze have an imposing history playing an essential role especially from around 3300 till 600 BC. During this period, which is even named the Bronze age, was the alloy made from combining tin with copper. Today these are still the main ingredients although in watchmaking, often alluminium is added as well.
The advantage of bronze is that it is very malleable and also less brittle than, for example, cast iron, so perfect for making a great variety of different objects. As the material is very resistant to corrosion from seawater, it has also played a particularly important role in maritime history.
Montblanc 1858 Geosphere bronze
While bronze makes especially sense as a material of choice for diving copy watches, due to their natural resistance against saltwater corrosion, today’s pallet of timepieces with a case made from this particular alloy is much broader.The same can be said of the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special Bronze. This watch gets a lot of flair from its oversized onion crown, and its appeal will only grow with the years, as its case develops its own unique patina.
The bronze-cased pilot watches of IWC
This is probably also why IWC Replica opted to use bronze as a case material for a range of Pilot’s Watch Spitfires. The material offers little added advantage for a pilot’s watch, as it does for a diver, but it looks so good.
As green is the predominant color that the patina will take on,IWC Pilot Replica Watchselected green dials.This gives the Pilot’s watches a completely new look, while their recognizability is maintained. It is also a testimony to the position that bronze has achieved within the watch industry. While it will probably never replace stainless steel, it has shown considerable staying power, and will most likely be able to maintain a niche of its own.
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.