Ref. 3705 was released in 1994 and is IWC replica’s first black ceramic pilot’s watch. All in all, in order to ensure the appetite of purists, the pilot’s watch chronograph “Tribute 3705” is in most respects a faithful replica of the 90s classic, but there are some notable exceptions in terms of appearance and interior. .
New Replica Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tribute to 3705”
The top replica watch’s nickname is “Black Flieger”. It eventually attracted the attention of the 21st century watch collectors, however, due to its rarity and unique appearance, it became a coveted cult classic. This year, IWC finally resurrected the watch in a limited edition, and carried out a modern update, including a brand-new internal movement and a case made of IWC replica watch’s proprietary cerium alloy.
The layout of the black frosted dial slightly rearranges the subdials of the older models: the small seconds are now displayed at 6 o’clock, while the 30-minute and 12-hour chronographs are displayed at 12 and 9 o’clock. The date and date display at 3 o’clock remain unchanged, while the white azimuth triangle at 12 o’clock now has two points on either side, just like a classic AAA replica pilot’s watch. The convex sapphire crystal is treated with double-sided non-reflective treatment to prevent a drop in air pressure in the cockpit.
In the perfect replica “Tribute to 3705” watch, the three-axis layout of the dial with date display has been subtly updated. Mounted on a black calfskin strap, the same as its historical predecessor, but in this case by design. The 41mm case is not made of the original black ceramic, but made of Ceratanium, which not only has the hardness and scratch resistance of the former, but also retains the lightness and indestructibility of the latter. The crown, chronograph button and pin buckle are all made of the same material.