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 Copy Watches.
The IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Fake Watch 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.Powering the Best 48-mm Replica Watches 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 IWC-manufactured Caliber 98300, with a 46-hour power reserve.
The two watches, similar to many other IWC Knockoff Watches of the past few years, pay an honorable tribute to the original design codes of their vintage predecessors. In particular, the 55-mm piece, with its historically accurate case size, lack of a date window, simple dial configuration, and completely solid caseback, succeeds admirably as a collector’s piece inspired by the past.
The 48-mm variation, while less of a direct homage, still maintains many “heritage” design elements. Like the 55-mm version, and the vintage pieces, it uses a similar case shape, dial configuration, and crown, but it strays into the modern realm with its contemporary movement, power reserve, and date indicator.