The History of the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch

The history of IWC’s popular Big Pilot’s Replica Watch stretches further back in time than the histories of most wristwatches. IWC first made the watch for the German Air Force in 1940. Observation watches inspired the styling of this 55-mm-diameter timepiece, which encased pocketwatch Caliber 52.T.S.C.

All are equipped with a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement against magnetic fields – the predecessor lacked this practical detail. The 48-mm version has a little window in the caseback, which offers a view of the balance and, according to IWC Replica, scarcely detracts from the protection against magnetism.

The classical Big Pilot’s Watch is currently available in a 46-mm steel case only as the Big Pilot’s Watch Edition “Le Petit Prince” with a blue sunburst-embellished dial.The Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edi- tion “Le Petit Prince” knows which months have 30 days and which have 31 days, so it needs man- ual correction only at the beginning of March.

Fake IWC also offers the annual calendar as the Edition “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry” with a brown dial, but only in rose gold. The sapphire back has a view of the rotor, which is similarly made of rose gold and depicts a Lockheed P-38 Lightning – the last aircraft flown by Saint-Exupéry.

The Big Pilot’s steel Replica Watch also has a sapphire back. The rose-gold rotor bears the letter A – the initial of the first name of the pilot and author; another letter A is on the dial. Unlike the perpetual calendar in the Top Gun line, this watch has a simple moon-phase display. IWC uses the elegant numerals with serifs on the annual calendars and on the perpetual calendar in this edition.

IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Edition

IWC Replica has taken inspiration from both Antoine himself and from his book to create the Petit Prince sub-collection. The most recent addition to the collection is the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Edition.

Dressed in 18K red gold, the case measures 43mm in diameter and is a thick 16mm. The dial of the watch is done in a midnight blue as a reference to Antoine’s little prince. While this is the second time that IWC has used their Fake IWC 89630 caliber movement, it’s the first time that they have offered a perpetual calendar in a pilot’s watch.

The Replica Watch has displays for the day, date month, leap year, and moon phase. The perpetual calendar is good through 2100 without needing to be adjusted. It also shows hours, minutes, small seconds, and a chronograph. With a power reserve of 68 hours, this automatic winder houses 51 jewels.

The Fake IWC watch is water resistant up to 60 meters and comes with a brown leather strap.

IWC Replica Upgrades The Portugieser Chronograph

For over 20 years, the IWC Replica Portugieser Chronograph has been an elegantly sporty cornerstone to IWC’s product lineup. For the majority of that time, however, the average Portugieser Chronograph model has been powered by a modified version of a readily available caliber from Valjoux or Sellita.

While in-house movements have been available in limited edition or high-end IWC Replica Watch models before, for 2020 the brand has added some serious value to the model line in the form of the Caliber 69355 automatic power-plant.

Visually, this new series of models is nearly unchanged from the classic Portugieser look with a IWC Replica 41mm case sporting simple lines and broad-shouldered lugs. Around back, the new models differentiate themselves with a sapphire display back, showcasing the new Caliber 69355 and its solid array of decorations.

The Portugieser formula also remains intact on the dial, where the leaf hands, airy spacious dial surface, and signature cut-off applied numerals at 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock are available in white, sunburst blue, or charcoal gray. Standout variants include the iconic nautical-inspired white dial with blue hands and applied numerals, as well as the darkly handsome gray dial with gold hands and numerals.

All six of the new Reference 3716 Fake IWC Watches models are fitted with luxe alligator leather straps, colored to accent the dial styles in shades of navy, black, and deep mahogany brown.