For many enthusiasts, the IWC name is almost synonymous with its bold and practical pilot watch series.
All three watches in the IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Squadrons Collection use a sturdy 44.5 mm matte zirconia ceramic case. The case design of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph series has always been bright and functional, and the Squadrons series is no exception.
Due to the slender tapered lugs and the tall and simple vertical sides of the case, this is a case with a serious wrist look. All three watch cases use a solid caseback with finely crafted grade 5 titanium. Water resistance is still the Achilles heel of Top Swiss IWC Pilot’s Clone Watch Collection, and all three models offer disappointing 60-meter water resistance.
The three models of the Squadrons series all follow the established pilot’s watch chronograph model, using pilot-style hands and striking round white Arabic numerals printing. Against this clean and legible background, the running seconds dial at 6 o’clock turned into a squadron patch, which naturally became the focus.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Tophatters” adopts the simplest and highest contrast method. The basic black top hat forms a clear and unforgettable outline against a white background.
Like the case, the IWC replica vs real dial of “Tophatters” adds bright, saturated red highlights to the running seconds, the tip of the central chronograph second hand, and the day/date display at 3 o’clock.
All three models of IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Squadrons Collection use the brand’s self-produced 69380 automatic chronograph movement.
The “Royal Mace” version of the Cheapest IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph uses a more modern approach, using a woven fabric strap, supplemented by bright yellow full stitching and calfskin lining.