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Expanding the Fleet: Three New Pilot’s Replica Watches from IWC Schaffhausen

If IWC Schaffhausen Replica Watches has a watch series approved, then it must be the iconic line of the Pilot watch. Whether it is rolling Instagram, browsing the forum, or through the magazine and website reading, it is difficult to escape the emergence of large pilots and Mark series. Next month, three new IWC pilot watches will join the ever-expanding series: Large Pilot Watches Annual Calendar Edition “Antoine de Esperé”, “Large Pilot Watch Legacy” and Pilot Watches Eighteenth Century Heritage.

Big Pilot’s Replica Watches The annual calendar version of “Antoine de SaintExupéry” is a trio of the heroes, with a limited edition of 250, with a charming 18k rose gold case. Tobacco brown dial, gold-plated hand and brown calfskin straps coincide with the situation, intended to recall Anthony de Esperry to participate in the sky pilots suit and write about his classic adventure little prince and night flight. The annual calendar indicator below the stylized “A” provides a good bit of bit for the French pilots and the author’s initial. The seven-day power reserve is provided by the Caliber 52850 inside the IWC Replica, which includes a Pellaton winding system with parts made from durable ceramics. But what is the real selling point for Le Petit Prince’s watch lovers and fans? The rotor made of 18k rose gold was made into the shape of the lightning P-38, which was the same aircraft model, and SaintExupéry began to take off in the fate of the Mediterranean in 1944 – never came back.

The large pilots watch heritage is the latest trend of fashion trends, through their files and bring a fan favorite life, slightly adjusting the modern feel. This time, a large pilots of the 1940s – caliber 52 TSC, accurately returned to two different patches: one on titanium and one in bronze, two black dials, blue hands painted at Lum, and 3 o’clock seven days power reserve. The internal production of the IWC Replica Watches caliber provides automatic heartbeat inside the watch and is equipped with a sunbathing and sunbathing.

Last but not least, the pilot’s watch logo XVIII heritage was the first to provide Titanium case. Compared to the previous Mark XVIII iteration, the titanium structure will provide a lighter feel on the wrist with materials such as stainless steel and ceramic. Although it does not brag about the internal action as the other two models, the Replica Watches Mark XVI heritage offers a more affordable price for collectors, and a very impressive 42-hour power reserve. Another positive like the past Mark XVIII model, the legacy version of the wearing time is 40 mm.

IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Replica Watch

With SIHH 2017 only a few short days away, and with many brands almost assured to release at least a few historically inspired new watches, I have been gearing up by reviewing some of the most significant releases we have seen since last year’s show. Of these, I want to bring us back to IWC’s revamped Pilot’s Watch collection and, more specifically, the IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Replica Watches.

Replica IWC

Replica IWC

As has become customary of IWC at SIHH, the brand each year revamps one of its six broad collections, with last year’s focus being the Pilot’s Watch series. The revisit to the series saw a host of updates and new watches, from the new Mark XVIII, to a new world-timer chronograph, to a 36-mm time-only piece, to 48-mm and 55-mm versions of the historically inspired Big Pilot Heritage Replica Watches. This year, IWC will revisit its Da Vinci series; more details on that will surely be forthcoming.

IWC Replica Watches

IWC Replica Watches

The Big Pilot series is based upon the B-Uhr–style aviation watch developed during World War II for the German Air Force, the Luftwaffe. After their initial development, undertaken by a number of Swiss and German manufacturers, these IWC Replica began to heavily influence military and aviation timepieces —encouraging larger case sizes, a more intense focus on legibility, and the use of soft iron inner cases to resist the effects of magnetic fields. Years after the fall of the Axis Powers, this style of watch has remained a very popular design, especially the ones in IWC’s lineup, and as such the brand has once again returned to the original piece to develop a more historically-oriented timekeeper.

Cheap IWC Replica

Cheap IWC Replica

The Cheap Replica Watches is available in both 48-mm and 55-mm titanium-cased variations, with very little aesthetic distinctions between the two other than size. Using a B-Uhr-style case with long lugs and a large diamond crown, the watch features a matte black dial with faux-patina numerals and accents. Within the outer minute ring is the iconic triangle at the 12 o’clock mark, printed Roman numerals for most of the hour marks, and a smaller subdial for the running seconds towards the 6 o’clock position. Note here that the 48-mm variation also hosts a date indicator within this subdial, while the 55-mm variant does not. The hands of the watch are typical of pilots’ watches, but IWC Replica Watches works to add a bit more historical flair to them by using a vintage-style blue steel for their coloring. Powering the 48-mm watch is the manually-wound, IWC-manufactured Caliber 59215, which stores an eight-day power reserve and can be observed through a small window on the solid caseback. The 55-mm piece uses the Cheap IWC Replica, with a 46-hour power reserve. The larger of the two is priced at $14,800 and was produced in a limited edition of 100 pieces; the 48-mm piece is priced at $13,400 in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces.

Replica Watches

Replica Watches

Both pieces, in comparison to their vintage predecessors, also show some pretty distinct changes. Most notable are the finishing practices not seen in the past, but less obvious changes involve the case material and seconds subdial. While seconds subdials were a popular design element on vintage pieces as a whole during this period, the feature did not appear on the B-Uhr style watch, making this design element “vintage-reminiscent,” but not necessarily “vintage-derived.” Even more subtly, the choice to use titanium instead of steel is a major change from the Big Pilots of the past. Whether this was done to reduce the massive weight the vintage pieces tended to have, or just to add an extra layer of modern luxury, it is a significant deviation from the heritage of the series.
Overall, Replica IWC work in creating vintage-inspired pieces — even with a few changes and relatively higher prices compared to other B-Uhr style watches — is for the best. The brand is a leader in horology, and has often been a trend-setter with its designs. Perhaps other brands with an aviation history will be inspired to follow suit once again in their historically inspired modern pieces.