According to IWC Replica, despite the addition of a tourbillon and retrograde date, the performance of the diamond-encrusted silicon parts increases the efficiency of the movement, enough to retain the 68-hour power reserve of the basic chronograph.
The arc on the left side of the dial is the retrograde date mechanism, which ends at the subdial at 12 o’clock. Like all other replica watches using the 89000 movement, the small dial at the 12 position contains the elapsed minutes and hours of the chronograph.
The watch comes with a strap made by Santoni, an Italian manufacturer of handmade shoes and leather products. Over time, Best IWC Replica has built the Big Pilot watch series into a small series.
The 48mm diameter Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage 48 is wrapped with IWC’s homemade manual winding eight-day calibre 59215 and date display, but the greater effect is through the Copy Big Pilot’s Watch Heritage 55: its 55mm diameter case contains hands Calibre 98300 has a 46-hour power reserve.
Allreplica watch cases are equipped with a soft iron inner case to protect the movement from magnetic fields-the predecessor lacked this practical detail. The 48mm version has a small window on the bottom cover to see the balance.
The titanium back cover has the Top Gun logo as a relief sculpture. The wristband looks like a textile, but it is actually made of patterned calfskin to improve durability.
The Moon and Tides is the most intriguing new IWC Replica Yacht Club edition and the only one in a full rose-gold case. Measuring 44.5 mm in diameter and 14.4 mm thick, the case houses behind its navy blue dial the in-house, automatic Caliber 82835, enhanced here for the first time with a tides display function.
Developed for the yachtsmen whose passion inspired the collection, its useful features include the subdial at 6 o’clock which indicates the expected times for the next high and low water, along with the double moon phase display at 12 o’clock, which shows spring and neap tides as well as information about the strength of the current tides.The plating on the hour and minute hands and the hour appliqués are in the same 5N rose gold as the case.
The automatic Caliber 82835 beats in full view behind a sapphire caseback. Outfitted with the all-new module for the tide displays and incorporating IWC Replica Watch Pellaton winding system with high-tech ceramic components, it stores a respectable power reserve of 68 hours. The watch is mounted on a blue textile strap that echoes the maritime theme of the dial, and of the watch itself.
The latest versions of the Copy Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph include two in stainless steel cases with steel bracelets — one with a silvered dial with blue highlights, the other, a blue dial with white details — and one two-tone steel-and-rose-gold model with a silvered dial, whose gold details include the hands, hour numerals, bezel, and the center links of the bracelet.
The IWC Replica cases measure 44.6 mm, the same as the Moon & Tides model, and the dial layout showcases the user-friendly chronograph readout at 12 o’clock, which tallies both elapsed hours and minutes on a single subdial.