2019 has been earmarked as the year of Pilot’s Watches at IWC.Apart from all the Best IWC Replica Watches we have presented recently, there was an additional model that caught our attention. Based on the super-cool Black-and-Blue scheme introduced in 2015 on the time-only Big Pilot’s, this year IWC adds a new model: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Rodeo Drive”.
Compared to the first “Rodeo Drive” edition, this watch changes a bit in terms of finishing. If the case is still made of black ceramic, it is now matte and still equipped with a crown that is non-coated metal – a usual combination at IWC Replica Watches that looks sporty and gives the watches a certain utilitarian character. In all fairness, the discontinuation of the polished ceramic and its replacement with a matte, stealth-looking case is a wise decision.
Compared to the Top Gun ref. IW502902, another Big Pilot’s Copy Watch Perpetual Calendar in ceramic, the new Rodeo Drive IW503001 also displays several updates. While it feels rather similar in design and proportions, the case is actually smaller with a 46.8mm diameter instead of the 48mm diameter of the Top Gun.
As for the dial, the IWC Pilots Replica Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Rodeo Drive features the signature sunburst metallic blue colour of the previous Rodeo Drive edition, which works surprisingly well with the matte black case.