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IWC Mark XVIII The Quintessential Pilot’s Replica Watch

IWC Mark 11

The IWC Mark 11 Pilot’s Replica Watch is, to say the least, one of IWC’s most priced timepieces. This antimagnetic watch came with a NATO strap and the Calibre 89 movement.

It’s also only sized at 35mm compared to 36mm of the Pilot’s Watch. Despite this, it became popular due to its legibility.

IWC Mark XII and IWC Mark XV

IWC launched the Mark XII — a 36mm watch that appears to be a placeholder. Soon after the AAA Replica IWC Mark XV was introduced, a bigger version of the XII at 38mm with an automatic movement was launched. It also has a white dial version that wasn’t present in any of its predecessors.

IWC Mark XVI and IWC Mark XVII

As IWC went on to put out more Mark watches, the size of the timepieces grew with each generation. The Mark XVI, perhaps the most relevant timepiece from the Mark XVIII, was launched in 2006 with a 39mm case. The ‘Flieger’ hands on the dial also appear broader. The numbers 6 and 9 were also dropped from the dial, and the watch comes with either a steel bracelet or a leather strap.

This timepiece features a distinct vertical date display with a red arrow pointing to today’s date. The watch also has the newly developed steel bracelet that includes a fine adjustment clasp. For four years, IWC Knockoff Watches went on to produce the Mark XVII.