The new IWC Big Pilot replica for men is now available in a smaller 43mm case size without the power reserve and a movement with lower power reserve. It reserves a similar styling to the 2012 version in case shape and dial elements. The key difference will be the smaller size and lower price. The new model also comes with the latest quick release strap mechanism for easy strap changes.
The Case and Dial
Sized at 43mm in diameter, the case wears smaller than the previous 46mm. The stainless steel case measures 13.6mm in height, appropriately matched with a large onion crown. Contextually, the design is functional and enables pilots who are wearing leather gloves to more easily adjust their watches via a large crown.
The dial layout is utilitarian and legible. The instrument style watch retains its military inspiration, and uses a straightforward stick marker ring, with arabic hour numerals.
A pair of rhodium plated sword-shaped hands are used to indicate the hour and minutes. The hands and hour markers are lume filled and applied.
The dial layout is simple and similar to the original 1940 edition of the best quality copy IWC Big Pilot watch. This is a reduction in contrast to the 46mm version with an additional power reserve indicator and date window.
The new IWC Big Pilot replica with blue dial also comes with a practical EasX-CHANGE system and a choice of straps in calfskin, rubber or stainless steel. Combined with the now 10 bar water-resistant case, this transforms the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 into a modern, fully versatile sports watch.
Visible through the sapphire glass case back is the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre. The high quality fake IWC’s Pellaton automatic winding system, uses both directions of the rotor to wind the mainspring.
As in the IWC-manufactured 52000 calibre family, components in the system subject to pronounced stress, such as the pawls, the automatic wheel, or the cam, are made of ceramic. Thanks to the use of this high-tech material, they are virtually wear-free.
The efficient automatic winding system builds up a power reserve of at least 60 hours in the mainspring. The indexless balance with a flat coil oscillates at a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour), ensuring a high level of precision. The rotor is skeletonised and offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.