The name “Spitfire” first appeared at the turn of the millennium. IWC Replica began manufacturing a series of pilots’ watches named after the legendary aircraft in 2003. With its pale dial, it was regarded as “the more elegant Mark,” but it was somewhat overshadowed by the 14th incarnation of the classic pilots’ watch, which was named Mark XV.
The new Copy Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire is equipped with new manufacture Caliber 32110. IWC presents two versions: our tested watch with stainless-steel case, black dial and green textile strap for $4,350; and a version with a bronze case, green dial and dark brown calfskin strap.
The matte stainless-steel case with its narrow, steep bezel and massive screw-in back has a moderate diameter of 39 mm and is therefore one mm smaller than the case of the IWC Mark XVIII Replica. The height is 10.86 mm, which gives it a sporty look and is also an appropriate thickness for a classic pilots’ watch. Manufacture Caliber 32110 contributes to the case’s height: the movement is 4.2 mm thick. Its diameter is 28.2 mm.
The movement cannot be seen through the opaque double back, but it’s nonetheless designed in the characteristic IWC Replica Watches Review manner. Typical details are robust bridges adorned with circular Geneva waves, various circular graining patterns and, above all, the openwork rotor with IWC’s logo.
Replica IWC’s Timezoner was developed to be an ideal travel companion. A quick spin of the bezel suffices to show a new time zone, and a built-in flyback chronograph makes this an exceptional timepiece at a reasonable price.
When you pull the crown out to its extracted position, the movement lets you reset the watch’s hands. What’s unusual is that the screw-down crown offers no middle position to quickly reset the date because this role is played by the rotatable bezel. This is an especially convenient feature at the end of a month with only 30 days.
This system is amazingly simple compared to other world-time IWC Replica watches. The locking motion of the bezel is transmitted via the movement to the hour wheel and hour hands, as well as to the 24-hour hand and the date wheel, so all three displays can be reset forward or backward.
Regarding timekeeping, Copy IWC Watchesself-winding manufacture Caliber 89760 runs with reliably well-balanced rate performance inside this world-time watch. The construction lets you keep the chronograph in continuous operation, while the watch’s rate remains stable with an average gain of 2.9 seconds per day.
Modern flieger Replica watches still largely stick to that classic template, but take their own liberties in design to stand out from the pack.
Part luxury copy watch, part mechanical achievement, the Big Pilot is both big in size and in attitude. At 46.2mm and 15.5mm thick, this watch really packs a punch on the wrist. Inside the watch, there’s a 52110 Calibre IWC automatic movement that builds up to a 168 hour power reserve — that’s a full seven days!
It’s finished with Côtes de Genève and perlage throughout, even through it’s protected by a solid steel case back. The numerals and hands are big, bold, and very easy to read. At 3:oo, you’ll notice the power reserve indicator with a scale from 1 to 7 days and a date display at 6:00. The IWC Big Pilot Replica case finishing is largely brushed, with a slim polished bezel around the dial.
The large, onion-shaped crown is precisely cut and polished to a shine, and its size makes for easy operation. The AAA Replica Big Pilot is a modern classic that mixes traditional Flieger aesthetics with modern watchmaking technology and a premium, luxury oriented finish, making it highly prized by collectors.