One For The Road: The IWC Replica in an AMG Roadster

A sunny summer day, a speedy convertible and a cool IWC watch.

The car is the Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster. The Replica Watches is also an AMG, of sorts: the Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic, introduced in 2013 in honor of IWC’s sponsorship of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. It seems fitting that we test the AMG IWC Replica Watches while test driving an AMG car, so here we are at AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, ready to take car and watch for a spin.First, we’re briefed about the locations of nearby speed traps.

Then, we’re asked to return the $200,000-plus car unscathed. No problem, we promise.We spend the morning shooting photos of the watch in and around the parked roadster, so we have time to scrutinize all the IWC Fake Watches details.The metallic brown of the dial contrasts beautifully with the matte black ceramic case and the shiny black ceramic bezel, which look every bit as high-tech as the five eye-catching screws with special heads on the front of the Cheap IWC Replica. The warm color of the dial, the beige-orange luminous material on the indices and hands and the leather-inlay strap add a very special touch to this otherwise technical-looking watch – like a brown leather sofa in front of an exposed-concrete wall.


What better place to test an AMG watch than in an AMG car?

The SLS’s interior was designed in the same mode: the air vents and gear-selector lever are milled from aluminum and are inspired by jet engines and throttle controls. The rest of the interior boasts plenty of plush upholstery.The IWC Replica Watches indices are shaped like miniature racecars, with high tail-end spoilers on their outer ends.Now it’s time for our test drive. The convertible top disappears behind the seats and a roaring eight-cylinder fanfare trumpets from the tailpipes when we press the start button. Wow! We forget all about the Ingenieur’s quiet ticking when we hear that.


The buckle is made of titanium; the strap of rubber and nicely grained leather.

Even the 1,000-watt surround-sound system from Bang & Olufsen becomes a trifling matter, but we switch it on anyway.The SLS AMG is easy to drive: we simply shift the selector lever to “D” and enjoy a smooth and rather comfortably suspended ride both on straight stretches and around curves. The Ingenieur is equally user-friendly: the IWC Fake Watches crown is easy to grasp, unscrew and pull out, despite the crown protectors. A stop-seconds hand and a rapid-reset mechanism for the date simplify exact setting.


Even though the watch is very big – 46 mm – it’s comfortable to wear.

At long last, we reach the autobahn, leaving speed limits behind. We press the pedal to the metal and the Cheap IWC Replica engine emits a sound like a jet taking off. The photographer, sitting in the passenger’s seat, clings anxiously to his camera. From zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds makes you feel as if you’ve just kicked a giant. The speedometer soon reaches 100 mph. Even at this speed, the wind blowing through our hair is more or less endurable. The photographer is no doubt relieved to discover there is too much traffic on the autobahn for us to safely accelerate to the car’s incredible top speed of 200 mph.

IWC Mark XVIII Replica Watches

The Mark series, as we previously noted while covering the Mark XVII earlier last year, is a collection rooted in the style of B-Uhr pilots’ watches, and also influenced by the classic military-style watches known by the moniker “Dirty Dozen.”

It was not until 1993, with Replica Watches release of the Mark XII, that the modern Mark series was born. Today, we see the latest iteration of the Mark series in the XVIII.

On the dial, you’ll again notice how this was carried out, with large Arabic numerals, a visible minute ring, a plain date window at the 3 o’clock mark, and the hallmark of any classical pilots’ watch, the triangle with two dots at the 12 o’clock position. Other features to notice are the large hour and minute hands that decisively indicate the time, an IWC Replica Watches soft-iron inner case to protect the movement from magnetic fields, and the option for either a black or white dial, and for a leather strap or metal bracelet.

With the vintage models, the purpose for utilitarian durability and readability is clearly seen in the steel case and contrasting black and white dial. But outside of the inspiration for the design, the vintage and modern pieces look almost completely different: the cases are thicker and larger in the modern watch and have contemporary finishing; the modern dial features are all larger and more visible; and the movement is an ETA-based automatic workhorse rather than the manually wound IWC Caliber 83 found in many vintage watches developed by the brand.
More similarities can be found, however, when comparing the IWC Fake Watches Mark XVIII to earlier pieces in the Mark series since the 1990 re-release. Throughout the life of the modern Mark series, the general case shape has remained the same, as have the dial features. These include the placement of the triangle at the 12 o’clock position slightly below the minute ring, the use of Arabic numerals all the way around the dial, the sword-shaped hands, and the basic date window at the 3 o’clock mark.

The modern IWC Mark XVIII is certainly an interesting new edition to the historical lineage of the Mark series, as well as to the larger historical IWC Pilot’s Watch collection.Overall, it adds another element to the increasingly growing IWC Pilot’s Watch collection, and offers a solid model both for first-time consumers entering the world of IWC watches, and for longtime collectors hunting for an everyday-wear watch with a solid backstory.