Hands-on UK High-quality Fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished”

When talking perfect replica pilot’s watches, the name IWC replica should quickly come into the discussion. The brand is one of the most legitimate manufactures in this field, with its first dedicated watch for pilots dating back 1936. Then followed B-Uhr models, the famous Mark Series, the 1990s pilot’s chronographs and, of course, the legendary Big Pilot’s Watch. Without surprise, the Schaffhausen-based brand was a partner of choice for the very cool project named “The Longest Flight.” While a special Timezoner Spitfire was launched to celebrate the start of the journey, IWC also unveils a watch to commemorate its end; the Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished” IW510506 we’ll be looking at today.

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The “Longest Flight” project isn’t your typical Concorde-like-comfort kind of Tour du Monde… It has been a bit more challenging than just refuelling a jet plane and crossing borders. It all started with the Boultbee Flight Academy – the world’s first Spitfire training school – and pilots Steve Boultbee Brooks and Matt Jones, who decided to restore one of the most legendary aeroplanes ever created, a monumental piece of British history, their so-called “Silver Spitfire” – due to the unique polished aluminium surface.

On 5 August 2019, the two British pilots embarked on their flight around the world in their antique Spitfire, and after covering a total of almost 43,000 kilometres and visiting over 20 countries on the way, they accomplished their record-breaking flight “The Longest Flight” precisely four months later. Swiss made fake IWC had supported the expedition “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” as the primary partner and official timekeeper, by first providing the pilots with a special Timezoner watch, and once the journey was over, the brand unveiled a new edition named “Mission Accomplished.”

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Looking at this limited edition reference IW510506, there’s no doubt that it is part of the Big Pilot collection… However, there are multiple things that immediately draw your attention to let you know that is actually isn’t your typical black dial automatic Big Pilot’s watch. In fact, if the overall shape and the oversized proportions have been respected, most of the elements – materials, colours, display, complications and, of course, movement – are unique to this Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished” model.

As a true 1:1 best replica Big Pilot’s Watch should be, the Edition “Mission Accomplished” is an oversized aviation-inspired model. And as such, it is a large, chunky, demonstrative flying instrument. Measuring 46.2mm in diameter – the same as a regular production Big Pilot – and no fewer than 15.2mm in height, you can’t avoid the feeling of having almost a clock on the wrist. But this almost exaggeration of the proportions is here fully assumed and, dare I say it, this is exactly why IWC’s Big Pilots have always been cool. Large, for sure, but cool. Oversize is a word that is as important with this watch as legibility. Now that we’ve talked about the elephant in the room, let’s move on to the rest, shall we?

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For this edition, IWC applies the classic Spitfire collection theme that we’ve come to see in this chronograph or the Pilot’s Watch UTC. This first means a case made of matte bronze – with a finely bead-blasted surface. As you can see with the present example, which has already been worn for several months, the case will gain patina and the original golden colour of the material will slowly (or quickly, depending on how you’ll use the watch) fade to become green-brown. Be reassured, the alloy used by IWC is quite stable and no “toxic-like” green patine will grow on the case. The diamond-shaped oversized crown, which screws-in, is also made of bronze. Typical features of IWC Big Pilot’s watches are present, including the sapphire crystal secured against displacement by drop in air pressure or the soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields. With a 6-bar rating, the water-resistance is comfortable.

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Looking at the dial, the same Spitfire-theme has been applied, with a nice olive-green colour. While the Top Gun editions by IWC are technical and modern, the Spitfire watches are largely playing on vintage elements, hence the presence of propeller-shaped hands or the use of cream-coloured indexes to recall patinated tritium material. Still, legibility and contrast are great and the watch will certainly perform as a flight instrument. In the same vein, the hands are gold-coloured to match with the bronze case.

The most noticeable thing with this Big Pilot’s Watch Big Date Spitfire Edition “Mission Accomplished” is, however, its display. While a classic model will indicate the time with central H-M-S, completed by a power reserve at 3 o’clock and a date at 6 o’clock, this edition features a so-called large date display, positioned at 12 o’clock and balanced by a small seconds at 6 o’clock. The date is indicated by two discs, which aren’t overlapping.

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Under the titanium embossed caseback is a movement that is also completely different from what’s used in a regular Big Pilot’s watch. A hand-wound engine, the calibre 59235 is a large and powerful in-house movement that can store up to 192 hours or 8 days of power reserve, with a single, oversized barrel. It runs at a 4Hz frequency and despite being almost entirely hidden, it is pleasantly decorated with Geneva stripes and bevelling. A small circular window allows a view on the power reserve indicator, a necessary feature when having a movement with such a long power reserve.

Reviewing the UK IWC Pilot’s SpitfireReplica Watch With Automatic Movement

IWC launched a new Spitfire squadron in its collection of pilots’ replica watches at that debuted in 2019. A self-winding movement from the new 32000 family of manufacture calibers debuts inside the case of the Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire. We tested one of the first available in this feature from the WatchTime archives, with original photos by Olaf Köster.
“Haven’t I seen this watch somewhere before?” You might be thinking this when you first set eyes on the best quality copy IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire. And you wouldn’t be mistaken because its design is inspired by the legendary Mark 11 from 1948.

In the late 1940s, IWC responded to an invitation from the British government by developing a special wristwatch for Royal Air Force pilots. Production began in 1948 and the first timepieces were developed in November 1949. The model remained in airborne service until 1981. It encased IWC’s equally popular hand-wound Caliber 89, which has a soft iron inner case to protect it against the adverse influences of magnetic fields. The boldly designed dial is clearly legible by day and by night. The Mark XII with automatic movement and date followed, but connoisseurs had to wait until 1994 before it finally debuted.

An Elegant Pilots’ Watch
The name “Spitfire” first appeared at the turn of the millennium with a limited series of 1,000 watches. IWC copy began manufacturing a series of pilots’ watches named after the legendary aircraft in 2003. With its pale dial, it was regarded as “the more elegant Mark,” but it was somewhat overshadowed by the 14th incarnation of the classic pilots’ watch, which was named Mark XV. Ten years later, the old Spitfire – now a large pilots’ watch with perpetual calendar and a dark dial – approached the classic Mark line, but inconspicuously disappeared under its wearer’s shirt cuff as an elegant three-handed watch with a pale dial. After the Mark XVIII of 2016 and the Big Pilot’s Watch Spitfire of the same year, which were virtually indistinguishable, a symbiosis of the two seems almost logical, while the Mark leaves quietly. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII can still be found in IWC’s digital catalogs, but only as the edition “Le Petit Prince.”

Caliber 79320 (based on ETA Valjoux 7750) is now ticking inside Le Petit Prince, which sells for $5,250. The new Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire is equipped with new manufacture Caliber 32110. IWC presents two versions: our tested watch with stainless-steel case, black dial and green textile strap for $4,350; and a version with a bronze case, green dial and dark brown calfskin strap for $4,900. These are not only the base models in the Spitfire collection, but they also embody the entry-level timepieces leading into the world of the IWC manufacture.
The matte stainless-steel case with its narrow, steep bezel and massive screw-in back has a moderate diameter of 39 mm and is therefore one mm smaller than the case of the Mark XVIII. The height is 10.86 mm, which gives it a sporty look and is also an appropriate thickness for a classic 39 mm replica IWC Pilots’ watch. Manufacture Caliber 32110 contributes to the case’s height: the movement is 4.2 mm thick. Its diameter is 28.2 mm. Furthermore, Caliber 32110 is equipped with increased protection against magnetic fields thanks to a soft iron inner case and an additional inner back, a detail that was already included in the Mark 11.

The Elegant Spitfire Became a Typical Pilots’ Watch
The striking pilots’ watch dial is also adapted from this watch – and almost even more so from the Mark XV. It “speaks” with the design vocabulary of a classic pilots’ watch: pure instrument design, strong black-and-white contrasts, a tidy minutes scale, easy-to-read hour numerals, large lanceolate hands and a triangle instead of a numeral 12.
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The triangle flanked by two dots is borrowed from historical pilots’ watches. It assured – and continues to assure – better orientation with regard to the position of the watch’s hands in a dark cockpit. The beige coating of this triangle is a nostalgic touch on the dial. The same beige hue – and the same nostalgic feeling – recurs on the two main hands and on the three index lines for the quarter, half and three-quarters hour. On the other hand, the bright green luminosity of the coating on the hour hand and minutes hand, as well on the four indices, is a characteristic feature of clone IWC’s pilot watches and can trace its ancestry at least as far back as the Mark 11.

IWC’s self-winding manufacture Caliber 32110 is a new addition to this functional pilots’ watch. The 32000 family was designed as a base caliber line with a focus on robustness and reliability. Like the basic chronograph movement 69000 before it, this newcomer was designed to replace externally sourced calibers from ETA and Sellita. As the price of this watch shows, the new in-house caliber could be included almost without a price increase. The movement is rock solid and up to date. Similar to the Pellaton winding mechanism, which is IWC’s own invention, the new caliber includes a bidirectionally effective click-winding system. However, this innovation is simpler and is a joint development within the Richemont Group. The winding system is also available for other Richemont-owned manufacturers to use in their calibers. It winds efficiently and builds up a considerable power reserve of 72 hours, three days, inside a single barrel.

The long-lasting running autonomy is made possible by advanced movement technology. Among other new features here, silicon components are used for the first time in an IWC caliber. The escape wheel and anchor are made of this wear-resistant and non-magnetic material, but unfortunately not the hairspring, so a soft iron inner case is still needed to provide increased protection against magnetic fields. Newly developed lubricants extend the longevity of the components.

The movement cannot be seen through the opaque double back, but it’s nonetheless designed in the characteristic IWC manner. Typical details are robust bridges adorned with circular Geneva waves, various circular graining patterns and, above all, the openwork rotor with IWC’s logo. In all situations, the movement’s rate values remain within a 5-second span of perfect timekeeping – not outstanding accuracy, but – like the entire movement – still solid and eminently satisfactory.

A Timeless Pilots’ Watch with A Modern Power System
To sum it all up, the watchmakers in Schaffhausen have put a modern movement that’s suitable for everyday use into a timeless watch that has simultaneously undergone an unobtrusive change. As if the stainless steel case fake IWC Spitfire had never existed in its original format, this newcomer ably continues the Mark’s legacy. That’s a pretty cool move and it’s certainly related to a carefully restored Spitfire’s round-the-world flight from London in early August 2019, which IWC supported. The aircraft, built in 1943, covered over 43,000 kilometers (26,719 miles) over several months, visiting some 30 countries on its way. The green textile band, which is lined with leather, seems to refer to this globe-girdling airborne adventure. The strap is inspired by the color codes of the old fighter plane and keeps the watch attached to its wearer’s wrist – reliably, stylishly and idiosyncratically.

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Comfort, quality, practicality. Common points which set IWC replica and Orlebar Brown’s productions apart and which invite to be discovered in this co-signed flyback chronograph.

44.6 mm fake IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Orlebar Brown imagined hand-in-hand with the British leisurewear brand, blends together an elegant and sporty style with a host of summery colors. On its navy blue dial, rhodium-plated hands coated with white luminescent material hover over a minute tracker which is as alabaster-toned as the small seconds set at 6 o’clock. A 12-hour and 60-minute chronograph totalizer displayed at 12 o’clock, measures short-cycle times, escorted by the central direct-drive adorned in bright red. It’s no coincidence if these tones were chosen as they feature in most of the ready-to-wear firm’s creations.

The high-performance 89361 caliber, unveiled back in 2007, and the first to have been totally developed in the manufacture’s workshops, reigns supreme in the 44.6 mm-diameter steel case, waterproof to a depth of 60 meters. Besides its rather mighty 68-hour power reserve, this self-winding movement boasts an hour, minute and second stop system. The chronograph is enhanced with a flyback function. And, the IWC Portugieser replica watch with navy blue dial oscillating weight invites to be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback.

blue rubber strap fake IWC Portugieser Yacht Club Chronograph Edition Orlebar Brown, in its element on-board a yacht or on an oceanfront terrace, is worn with a textile-incrusted azure-hued rubber strap. The strap is attached by a laterally-fixed folding clasp engraved with both brands’ names.