“Alexander, in 2016, we’re widening our range to include smaller Pilot’s Watches in the entry-level segment, without neglecting our traditional heritage, with our stylish Cheap Replica Watches and elegant Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36, we’re addressing women and men with slimmer wrists who have a penchant for elegance and understatement. At the same time, we’re producing the sizeable and authentic Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch, an observer’s watch that’s strongly reminiscent of the Big Pilot’s Watch of 1940. And this year, IWC is launching yet another world-first that ts in particularly well with the subject of flying: the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph is the first timepiece where a new time zone, including the date, can be set merely by turning the bezel. And finally, as every year, we have the exclusive ‘Antoine de Saint Exupéry’ and ‘Le Petit Prince’ collections. Their appeal lies in their original design ideas, such as the special annual calendar.”
Today I can unveil the Replica Watches. They are observer’s watch that are strongly reminiscent of the Big Pilot’s Watch of 1940. They are clearly inspired by the historic observer’s watch, and not only because of their enormous case diameters of 55 and 48 millimetres.
The IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Replica Watches and the IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 48. are true to the original, starting from the design of the dial and the colour of the luminescent numerals to the shape of the propeller-like hands and the riveted calfskin straps. The IWC-manufactured calibres, include features such as a sliding clutch to protect hand-wound movements from overwinding, titanium cases and the soft-iron inner case as protection against magnetic fields. Integrating protection against magnetic fields in the Cheap IWC Replica with its see-through back visibly combines the IWC tradition and manufacturing expertise.
The case back has been kept decidedly simple: the numbering from 01/100 to 100/100 is an unmistakable sign of this great watch’s exclusiveness. The Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 is limited to 100 pieces and available exclusively from selected IWC Replica boutiques all over the world.
Mechanical movement – Small hacking seconds at “6 o’clock” – Glucydur®* beryllium alloy balance – Breguet spring – Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic elds – Screw-in crown with friction clutch – Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure – Limited edition of 100 watches
Frequency … 18.000 A/h / 2,5 Hz
Jewels … 18
Power reserve … 46 hours
Winding … manual
Materials … Titanium case, black dial, brown calfskin strap, titanium pin buckle
Glass … Sapphire glass, convex, antire ective coating on both sides
Water-resistant … 6 bar
Diameter … 55 mm
Height … 13.5 mm