Available with black or blue dials, along with the option of a bracelet, the new Big Pilot sticks to traditional dial colours, with no green on offer, despite the faddish colour being found on the Cheap Replica Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 that’s being launched at the same time.
By shrinking the Big Pilot’s from 46 mm to 43 mm, IWC caters to those who still want a largish Pilot’s watch, but one that will be wearable on the average wrist.
The black on leather variant will likely appeal to purists, while the blue on bracelet reference will fit the bill for those seeking a no-nonsense sports replica watch. The sunburst blue dial is eminently striking, while the riveted leather strap reinforces the aviation theme of the watch.
With its minimalist aesthetic, the Big Pilot’s 43 is as legible as they come, resulting in a classic design that will likely endure the test of time. Augmenting the look is an oversized conical crown that’s a signature of IWC Pilot’s Copy watches.
Both the case and the bracelet appear to be well-finished, featuring a juxtaposition of satin-brushed and polished finishing.