The 43 mm AAA fake IWC Big Pilot’s dial is quintessential simplicity – but it is exactly why it’s so good. I can hardly think of a watch that was so easy and fast to read the time of. Just a quick glance and you already know the time, thanks to a very restrained design and thoughtful details. Black, mat finished dial (there is also a blue option with sunburst finish) is surrounded by a white minutes scale and adorned with 11 luminescent hour marks and Arabic numerals.
There is pilot’s replica watch typical mark at 12 o’clock – a triangle with two dots. There is also brand’s name printed in white, and an “Automatic” distinction at 6… but that is it. Power reserve indicator from the 46 mm is gone, and so is the date, keeping the entire layout clean and lean. I wouldn’t mind a date window though, and think it might be one of the future additions to the 43 mm 1:1 replica IWC Big Pilots range.
Time is indicated by 3 centrally mounted hands. Two of them – hours and minutes – are sword-shaped, richly filled with Super-LumiNova. Hands are polished so the bounce off the light to make the entire dial even more vivid. Third hand – a central second – assures the wearer that his IWC replica online is actually running.
Although the new IWC Big Pilot replica for men went through a heavy diet, the case did not lose any of it’s distinct character. It is made out of stainless steel and almost entirely brushed, which makes the watch feel rather rough, quite technical too. Only polished bits are the bezel and edges of the lugs. There is also some polishing to be found on a large “diamond” crown – reminiscent of those oversized crowns form the past, that allowed pilots to operate even when wearing thick, leather glows. Crown is decorated with a “Probus Scafusia” seal.
If you think that 43 mm is rather small, I’m here to let you all know that lug-to-lug of the case is hefty 52 mm, and thickness comes at 13,6 mm. With the crown the case is about 48 mm, which is significantly less then the 46 mm best quality fake IWC (46,2 x 15,6 x 57 mm), but still quite substantial.
Leather, rubber or steel?
The watch we got for a review came with a brown leather strap with typical, steel rivets and light stitching. Wider at the case, strap tappers towards the steel folding clasp. When you buckle the Swiss made copy watch on, it doesn’t feel heavy nor bulky on the wrist. I could even say it is surprisingly light and easy for the heft of the massive steel watch case on the other side.
Strap has been equipped with a quick release system. Swiss movement replica IWC designed it as push button on the underside of the strap. One push and you can easily change leather for rubber or a steel bracelet. I didn’t change it, but it’s nice to have an option. Not to mention the deep brown straps fit very well.
Powering the watch, cheap super clone IWC presents automatic caliber 82100 with 60 hours of power reserve. Ticking at 4 Hz, the movements is visible through sapphire back, and I have to say it’s quite a pleasing sight to behold. It is quite a different experience then movements by luxury copy Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin or Jaeger-LeCoultre – equally well made but on the rough side. The kind you can find in some Panerai calibers for example, the one I truly like, as well as a winding rotor, shaped like a steering wheel, adorned with “Probus Scafusia” golden medallion. On closer inspection you notice some black elements of the construction. Those are the parts that experience more friction and potential damage, therefore made out of ceramic.