Category Archives: IWC Pilots Replica

IWC Big Pilot’s Copy Watch Perpetual Calendar

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 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.

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 IWC Replica Watch black ceramic case measures 44.5mm with a height of 15.6mm and like the perpetual calendar has a racy carbon fibre dial. The elapsed hours and minutes are displayed in white on the sub-dial at 12 o’clock while the small seconds appear in a sub-dial at 6 o’clock, this time with Petronas emerald green markings.

IWC Pilot’s Copy Watch Chronograph TOP GUN

One of the coolest IWC watches out there was the TOP GUN version of the Pilot’s Copy Watch Chronograph — with the Double Chronograph model being among the most interesting.

The 2019 models have no TOP GUN Replica Watches branding on the case sides or the dial, and instead has the TOP GUN logo engraved in the steel caseback.

IWC Replica was an early adopter of ceramic as a case material, but it didn’t always use entirely ceramic cases, rather ones that were coated over metal.

The Swiss Replica IWC matte black ceramic case is water resistant to 60 meters with a nicely AR-coated sapphire case and metal accents in the form of the caseback and the material used for the pushers and crown.

IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN

Besides being one hell of a good looking pilot’s copy watch with the coolest complication/movement you’ll probably find at IWC, this new Double Chronograph TOP GUN also marks the comeback of two iconic features of the brand.

This 39mm steel replica watch had it all: the no-nonsense design, the robustness, the simplicity of the display to enhance legibility and the complex chronograph movement developed in-house with a strong focus on reliability. In short, an icon that would be the mother of all the following IWC pilot’s watches.

While the split-seconds chronograph function is undoubtedly one of the finest complications in watchmaking, it is complex to develop and fragile on a daily basis. However, these early IWC Flieger fake watches were meant to be used and abused. They were tool watches meant to serve as instruments, not to spend half of their lives at a service centre.

As a whole, this new IWC Pilot’s Copy Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium isn’t exactly new; it is more of an evolution of existing models rather than an unprecedented creation.