The IWC Miramar Replica Watches line is a fan favorite, named after the Naval Air Station where the TOPGUN pilots are trained.The brand’s revamping of the Pilot Watch line also has brought some changes and a new watch to their Miramar line. And it’s definitely looking as if it’s for the better. We have the brand new IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar and the refreshed IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar.
Fortunately, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar has slimmed down to a 44mm case with a slick combined hour and minute totalizer at 12:00, and now uses a single-date window. As before, the chronograph is equipped with a titanium crown and pushers, along with IWC Replica Watches in-house manufactured 89361 calibre, with a flyback function and 68 hours of power reserve, which is fully shielded with a soft-iron inner cage for enhanced magnetic protection in the cockpit.
But perhaps more exciting about the 2016 Top Gun squadron is its newest recruit: the all-new IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar, which pays homage to IWC Pilots Replica from the 1940s with a classic observer “B-Uhr” style dial fitted to an all-new 41mm ceramic case. As IWC’s most entry-level ceramic offering, the Mark XVIII is fitted with many of the same features as its big brother, including the same titanium crown, 6-bar water resistance and soft-iron cage for anti-magnetic protection.
In keeping with the Top Gun’s military theme, both Swiss IWC Fake Watches will come standard on a sporty, drab olive green, embossed calfskin strap, paying homage to the original Mark 11, which IWC considers a worthy and handsome upgrade to the NATO straps of yesteryear.
Perhaps no brand is better known for their pilots’ watches than IWC Replica Watches. When establishing a brand as the king of a segment, one must provide frequent displays of power to assert dominance over subjects and challengers alike.Using a unique in-house movement with a connected bezel system, you can set and update the local time and its 24-hour display by turning the bezel. This is a rather entertaining, useful, and approachable feature on a watch designed to simplify the jump from one timezone to another.
Carrying the reference 3905, this automatic chronograph is 45mm wide with a steel case which, including the bezel, is some 16.5mm thick. With a solid caseback and an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, the IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph Copy Watches meets all of IWC’s requirements for a pilot’s watch and is water resistant to 60 meters.
The IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph not only features a unique way of changing timezones, it also uses a somewhat strange worldtime/GMT display that links the local 12-hour hand with the 24-hour hand. So, unlike a Rolex GMT Master II, where the local hand and the GMT hand are independently set to track local and home time, the IWC Replica Timezoner Chronograph watch’s additional hand is meant only to show 24-hour time in the timezone selected by the bezel.
As the timezone change is so simple and so quick, the Swiss Copy IWC Watches manages to cover the spread between traditional crown-operated jump-hour GMTs and 24-hour independent hands that offer a view of a second timezone but no handy way of updating the current time to a new zone. Jump-hour GMT’s are great for travel, and 2nd timezone GMT’s are great for quickly checking the time in another timezone but the IWC Pilot’s Timezoner Chronograph can quickly show you both the local time and AM/PM in any timezone, and you don’t even have to do so much as touch the crown.
When it comes to “traditional” Swiss watches, restraint comes in many shapes and forms, but it’s made most immediately apparent here with how well proportioned the IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII’s 40mm–wide and 11mm-thick case feels on the wrist. IWC designers only scaled back the dimensions by a single millimeter from the XVII, but it’s a minute difference that even Goldilocks would agree feels “just right.”
But what’s likely to land the IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII into the good graces of pilot watch enthusiasts, is that there’s an aesthetic simplification with a focus on legibility and classic styling. We have a subtly brushed stainless steel case, matte leather strap and a high-contrast dial that could easily pass for a German Best IWC Replica Watches made by Sinn or Damasko – and believe us, this utilitarian look is a good thing because it hearkens to the IWC many have a nostalgic love for.
Keen-eyed pilot watch purists might also be happy to note that Copy IWC Watches has brought back the 6 and 9 on the dial – noticeably absent from every Pilot watch in the collection since 2002. It’s a difference that might not even register at first – or second – glance, but it’s one that’s significantly more in line with the lineage of IWC’s famed flieger watches that once fought for air superiority during WWII.
Just don’t expect a light show, as only the hands, 12:00 triangle and indices are generously filled with luminous paint, though there is enough to make them pop on the dial. However, the minimalist approach to lume isn’t entirely out of tune with the rest of iwc replica watches reviews pilot collection and shouldn’t compromise low-light legibility as the contrast of the hands against the dial is as crisp as ever. This is particularly true with the exceptional matte white dial variant, a welcome addition to the Mark family.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII is an entry-level model, and as such, operates on the IWC Replica Watches, a modified base Sellita movement. The movement comes shielded from magnetic fields in the cockpit by a soft-iron cage, and protected from water ingress by a screw-down crown that guarantees resistance up to 6 atmospheres of pressure. It operates at 4Hz and has 42 hours of power reserve.