Sometimes you just really want a big watch… and, apparently, other times you want a huge one. Have no doubt that this 55mm-wide IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Top Swiss Replica Watch 55 timepiece is barely wearable in most instances.
If anything, the biggest let down in a timepiece such as this that IWC didn’t make better use of the space inside. With all that case real estate, they could have easily included some movement with a power reserve of at least week or more. I mean, the standard IWC Replica Watch is both an automatic and has a power reserve of about a week. Instead, IWC preferred to go an alternative route and get a bit more vintage chic with the mechanism inside of this reference 5104 timepiece.
For the movement, IWC Replica chose their in-house-made caliber 98300 which operates at 2.5Hz and has a power reserve of just 46 hours, being manually wound. The idea here is likely that IWC wanted to convey the most pure sense of “old-time winding” since on most accounts the caliber 98300 is based on rather old horological architecture.
IWC once again got it right when it comes to a pilot-style watch dial in terms of finishing and colors. The Replica IWC blued hands are a nice touch and off-white luminant along with refined dial design make for a very classy look. At 10mm smaller, it would make for a great wear.
Speaking of straps, attached to the Cheap IWC Replica Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 is a thick brown calfskin strap that is designed like a cross between a pilot and NATO strap. That means the strap itself is very long, which is sort of good because I think “back-in-the-day” timepieces such as this were often worn on the thigh.
The big, bold numerals, broadsword-styled hands, and generous application of Super-LumiNova are just some of the elements that make for the kind of quick reference legibility you’d want out of a contemporary pilot’s US IWC Replica Watches. The seconds hands for the chronograph feature are sleek and unobtrusive when not in use. A nice touch to note is the fact that one of the rattrapante seconds hands is finished with a red tip to help the user differentiate the hands while using the split-second functions.
I was glad to find that the case diameter for this IWC Pilot’s Double Chronograph Replica Watches was a calming 44mm, the same as its Le Petit Prince model sibling. While I comfortably hover between 38mm – 42mm for most of my daily watches, I feel that 44mm wide cases can generally offer a pleasant experience for most individuals. Another stunning feature is the way the double-AR-coated sapphire crystal appears almost invisible over the pilot chronograph’s high-contrast slate dial.
Compared to the ornate elements you’d find on IWC’s Le Petit Prince models, the tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on this watch is quite subtle. Inside of the sub-dial at 6 o’clock, you’ll find a single letter A. that is also a recurring theme in other Antoine de Saint-Exupéry watches within the Best IWC Fake Watches line. It’s unobtrusive, tasteful, and is typically out of sight unless you really pay attention to it. Aside from the features outlined above, IWC also includes a soft iron cage under the hood, which serves to provide shock resistance and anti-magnetic shielding. There’s also just one strap option, and that’s the brown calfskin Santoni strap that looks beautiful.
Overall, from a design standpoint, the IWC Pilot’s Copy Watch Double Chronograph is a success, in my opinion. It’s far from exciting or revolutionary in any way, but it’s a collector’s piece and a prestige item for IWC, who certainly payed attention to the details.
For now, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Copy Watches is only available in an 18k red gold case. With dimensions of 45mm in diameter and 14.1mm in height, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde is a rather large watch. The design of the case seems to closely follow that of the Portofino watches – a very classic design with slim-looking lugs and a thin bezel. The crown looks to be fairly beefy and large, which should be seen as a good thing since this is a manually wound watch. Water resistance is 30 meters.
The Cheap IWC Replica has a silver-plated dial with gold leaf-shaped hands. The hours are marked by gold baton markers and there’s a simple minute track with every 5-minute marker clearly indicated with Arabic numerals. At 3 o’clock, there’s a handy power reserve indicator, and at 6 o’clock you have the exposed one-minute flying tourbillon. Finally, at 9 o’clock you have a retrograde date indicator.
The Fake IWC Watches is driven by the 59900 caliber, which is visible through the large sapphire crystal display case back. It looks to be quite nicely finished with open-worked bridges, beveled edges, Côtes de Genève, and perlage. One can also see the large mainspring which offers the movement a generous power reserve of 192 hours or 8 days. To improve efficiency, the pallet fork and escape wheels are made out of diamond-coated silicon.
All in all, the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Fake Watches looks like it will give fans of IWC’s Portofino collection the chance to pick up a relatively complicated watch. Though I can’t say that I’m a fan of the styling – my biggest problem is the legibility of the date indicator – the IWC Portofino Hand-Wound Tourbillon Rétrograde does have technical features that are admirable. It isn’t a limited edition piece, but IWC does say that it will be available only in small numbers because of its complexity.