Carrying the reference 3905, this automatic chronograph is 45mm wide with a steel case which, including the bezel, is some 16.5mm thick. With a solid caseback and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph Replica meets all of IWC’s requirements for a pilot’s watch and is water resistant to 60 meters.
The IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph watch’s useful feature list is supported by IWC’s calibre 89760, a 4hz movement that offers 68 hours of power reserve, a date at three, hours and minutes recorded on the sub dial at twelve, and a jumping hour travel function. The IWC Replica Watches not only features a unique way of changing timezones, it also uses a somewhat strange worldtime/GMT display that links the local 12-hour hand with the 24-hour hand.
Press the bezel down and turn it in either direction to set the local and 24-hour hands backwards or forwards. If you cross the date line, the date will advance or retreat accordingly. With the US IWC Replica Watches set correctly, you can simply turn the bezel until your new local city is at twelve and the time will be updated to suit the new locale. Cities with daylight saving time have a small “s” position that will enable a summer setting to ensure the correct time is shown. The entire process is done without affecting the movement’s accuracy or halting the progress of the seconds or minute hand.
As the timezone change is so simple and so quick, the Replica IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph manages to cover the spread between traditional crown-operated jump-hour GMTs and 24-hour independent hands that offer a view of a second timezone but no handy way of updating the current time to a new zone.