This new Big Pilot’s US Replica Watch,takes most of the attributes of the classic Big Pilot and adds a certain dose of cool to the package… but also a great sense of practicality.This new Edition Right-Hander is definitely a practical option, when worn on the left wrist. It will also please lefties, who will appreciate having a watch to wear on their right wrist.
Basically, the case is identical, with its oversized 46.2mm diameter and 15.6mm height.So no surprises here. The Best IWC case of this edition is made of steel, mostly brushed with several polished accents. It is worn on a black pilot’s strap.
Instead of a central seconds hand on the classic Big Pilot’s Watch, this Edition Right-Hander IW501012 features a small seconds counter. Since the movement has been rotated 180 degrees to have the crown at 9 o’clock, the power reserve indicator is also on the opposite side.
Inside is the in-house calibre IWC 52010, a large automatic movement with Pellaton winding system and a very long power reserve of 7 days or 168 hours – more than sufficient. The movement is hidden behind a plain caseback, with a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields.
The first thing you will notice about this watch is its distinctive colour scheme.This is the first replica watch with a case made from sand-coloured ceramic.The colour is inspired by the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
The sandy hue of the 44.5mm x 15.7mm case is achieved by combining zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides. The matte finish gives it an almost plastic-like quality in appearance.While it does feel light and comfortable, it’s also very apparent that it’s extremely robust and well made.
The caseback is in titanium and features the famous TOP GUN logo engraved in the centre. The screw-in crown and chronograph pushers meanwhile are titanium, like the standard IWC Replica Chronograph TOP GUN.
The other thing that makes this TOP GUN model stand out from its peers is the fact that it doesn’t have a black dial. Instead, it’s dark brown with contrasting luminous sand-coloured hands and indexes. The US IWC Replica dial layout is identical to the new Chronograph Spitfire, as both models share the same in-house movement.
Completing the desert storm look is a beige/sand-coloured textile strap with matching stitching. Again, it’s very comfortable on the wrist although it does make this model decidedly more sporty/casual. Not that you could really dress up a sand-coloured fake watch anyway.
This automatic chronograph is referenced 3905, 45 mm wide and features a steel case with a bezel and a thickness of approximately 16.5 mm. Fake IWC Pilot’s Timezoner chronograph features a sturdy bottom cover and anti-reflective sapphire crystal that meets all IWC requirements for pilot watches 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.
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.