IWC Schaffhausen complements its Top Gun range of Pilot’s Watches with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”. The new model takes inspiration from the “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” watch, which was created in 2018 in honor of the US Naval Aviation Community and is available only for TOPGUN graduates. Thanks to the combination of a black ceramic case with a Ceratanium case back and pushers, the sporty chronograph boasts a tactical, matte black design code.
In 2018, Swiss made fake IWC created the quality fake Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” in collaboration with instructors based on Naval Air Station Leemore in California (please read more about the watch here). Featuring a case made of black ceramic and the iconic TOPGUN patch on the dial, the rugged chronograph is available exclusively for graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”, limited to 1500 pieces, takes inspiration from the acclaimed “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor“ watch. It follows the tradition of IWC’s awatches. It is made with extraordinarily robust materials to withstand the extreme strain that pilots experience in the cockpit of supersonic jets like the F/A-18 Super Hornet.
The large 44-millimeter case is made of black zirconium oxide ceramic. With a Vickers rating second only to that of a diamond, ceramic ranks among the hardest substances on earth. It is extremely scratch-resistant and its stealthy black color is totally anti-reflective.
The case back and chronograph pushers are made of Ceratanium, a recent innovation from IWC’s materials engineers. This new material is as light and durable as titanium but at the same time as similarly hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.
Thanks to the combination of ceramic and Ceratanium, the chronograph boasts an entirely matte black design. The tactical look is completed by a black dial and black hands coated with luminescence.
The small second hand and the tail of the chronograph second hand, which takes the form of a jet, add a touch of red to the instrument-style dial.
Ticking away inside the sturdy case is the IWC- manufactured 69380 calibre. The robust chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design ensures precise timekeeping and the measurement of stopwatch times of up to 12 hours. Another function is a date and weekday display. The sporty timepiece is fitted with a green textile strap.
The original TOPGUN graduate watch was first created by IWC in collaboration with the instructors at the Naval Air Station Leemore in California. The Swiss luxury fake IWC watch featured a black ceramic case, and the iconic TOPGUN patch on the dial, and available exclusively for the graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School.
While we did get to examine the TOPGUN only SFTI model, we were not allowed to take photographs.
This new release, shown here is the commercial release, and available as a limited edition of 1500 pieces, and takes its inspiration from the “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor“ watch. And it built in the tradition of IWC TOP Gun watches – robust materials to withstand the high strain that pilots experience in the cockpit of the supersonic jets like the F/A-18 Super Hornet.
The case, dial and hands
The case of IWC Pilot’s IW389104 replica watch with black dial is in the classical IWC Flieger shape, measures 44mm in diameter and in black zirconium oxide ceramic. The material has a Vickers rating second only to that of diamond, and is extremely scratch resistant. The high-tech ceramic used in watch cases is characterized by extremely pure raw materials and sophisticated production processes. The source materials are polycrystalline powders, which are mixed with several auxiliary materials to a homogenous mass, shaped and finally sintered at high temperatures in an oven. Because of its lightness, hardness and scratch-resistance, the material is ideally suited for everyday use in the restricted space of a jet cockpit. The matte black color ensures that pilots are not distracted by the watch reflecting sunlight. Titanium and ceramic are also highly resistant to corrosion, making them ideal for long-lasting missions on an aircraft carrier in the humid, salty sea air.
The case back and chronograph are made of Ceratanium – a new material as light and durable as titanium but with the same scratch resistance as ceramic. The combination of ceramid and Ceratanium gives the watch a very stealthy and anti-reflective matte black finish. The case is rather thick, but the generous diameter makes it look very proportional, and the stepped bezel and sleek curves of the case extending to become the lugs make it a good looker.
The dial is typical of the IWC copy Fligerchronographs. Black and very instrument like in the look and feel. The markers are very arabic numerals with thick lines for minutes and a big triangle at 12 flanked by two dots. The hands are black, but infilled with a thick coating of luminescence, as are the hour and minute markers making the dial very clear and legible, even in the dark. A pre-requisite for the flight deck, especially when when operating under pressure in missions.
The Ceratanium case back covers the entire back, and is engraved with the standard IWC branding with additional TOP GUN markings. The numbered series is shown as an engraving as well.
The movement of IWC replica with black ceramic case is the IWC manufactured Caliber 69380. This movement is not new, and is already tried and tested in numerous IWC models from the Ingenieur Chronograph, the various Spitfire and TOP Gun Chronograph models. The chronograph is a classic column wheel design, and provides stopwatch measurement times of up to 12 hours. The movement provides a day and date function.
In operation, it is smooth and easy to activate, stop and reset, and in our limited testing operate perfectly. We did not have the opportunity to open the case to examine the movement, and thus unable to comment on the finishing. Though as we are relatively familiar with IWC movement finishing standards, will assume that this movement is finished adequately for the engineering functionality it needs and will not have embellishments for it to win any haute horlogerie beauty contests. But such decorations are not the purpose of the movement, but rather its missive is to provide reliable, and accurate timekeeping and stopwatch functionalities, and based on this design criteria, we think the Caliber 69380 is fit for purpose and does an admirable job.
Fake IWC Schaffhausen launched a slew of new models from its popular Pilot’s collection, which continues the brand’s long and storied heritage as a supplier of timepieces for aviators, at last year’s SIHH. Here, courtesy of IWC’s archives, we present a lineup of vintage and modern IWC pilots’ watches that represent milestones for the brand — and for watchmaking history.
1. The First IWC Watch Ever Taken Into The Sky (1896)
This replica IWC pocketwatchwith a 14k yellow gold case and containing the IWC-manufactured Caliber 53 movement (no official reference number) was sold by IWC on December 1896 to IWC retailer A. Kohler from Leipzig, Germany. Another German, Albert Lotter, inherited the watch from his father in 1916. During the following years the watch and its owner, who lived in Saxony and Berlin, witnessed many 20th-century historical milestones. The watch still operates with good timekeeping precision.
2. IWC’s First “Special Watch for Pilots” (1936)
IWC started focusing on the production of technically advanced watches built specifically for aviation at a very early stage, becoming a true pioneer in this field. Progress made in aviation and navigation had created a growing need for watches that offered maximum reliability under the toughest conditions.
Ernst Jakob Homberger (1869–1955), IWC managing director during the 1930s, had two sons who were so passionate about aviation that they decided to manufacture IWC’s first “special watch for pilots” in 1936. The black leather strap IWC fake watch, containing Caliber 83, had a shatterproof crystal, high-contrast hands and numerals, a rotating bezel with an index for recording short periods of time, and an antimagnetic escapement. It was also highly resistant to temperature fluctuations, ranging from –40 degrees Celsius to +40 degrees Celsius.
3. IWC’s First Big Pilot’s Watch (1940)
The first cheap IWC Big Pilot’s Ref. IW431 replica watch with Caliber 52 T.S.C. was supplied to the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) in 1940 in an edition of 1,000 pieces. The “big device,” constructed according to the criteria for an observer’s watch, is the largest wristwatch ever made by IWC, with a case diameter of 55 mm, a height of 16.5 mm, and a weight of 183 grams.
It is the 120th birthday of Antoinede Saint-Exupéry this year. He was born in France. He was passionate to the aviation industry, who was outstanding pilot, adventurer and literary artist. He participated in opening up a new route from France to South America.
In order to commemorate the wonderful literature, IWC built a close relationship with descendant of Antoinede Saint-Exupéry. The special “Le Petit Prince” special edition has been launched since 2013. The steel case IWC copy watch has maintained the iconic features of Pilot’s “Le Petit Prince” special edition including the blue dial and little prince cartoon pattern case back.
The perfect IWC Pilot’s fake watch sports a distinctive look of retro style with the onion-shaped crown. The timepiece is powered by the self-manufactured Cal.52110, which provides 7 days power reserve. Although the extraordinary movement can’t be viewed through the back, the pattern of “Little Prince” is symbolic and impressive.
Flying side by side, during the life trip of couples, they can enjoy the most wonderful beauty of the world and also experience wind and rain and grow together with each other. IWC pushed out presents of Valentine’s Day for couples. Hope you can fly side by side in the later days with superb watches replica IWC Pilot’s.
40 MM Copy IWC Pilot’s IW327010 Watches
The stainless steel watches for females are matched with caliber 35111 that can supply of 42 hours power reserve. The night blue dials watches are matched with brown Santoni calf leather straps that are modern and elegant. On the backs, there are patterns of “the Little Prince”.
46 MM Fake IWC Pilot’s IW501002 Watches
The figure of the Little Prince represents hope, love, innocent and pure. Pilot’s watches with this element are always welcome. For couples, these watches are perfect. The male edition also has pattern of the Little Prince on the back. Also with night blue dials with Arabic numerals, the watches have 7 days power reserve and there are power reserve displays on the dials.
IWC started designed TOP GUN editions. The name comes from Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program of United States Air Force. This program is aimed at providing flying skills and tactics trains for the pilots. In this year’s SIHH, IWC launched several high-performance watches fake IWC – TOP GUN.
Among these brand-new editions, the most attractive one for me is the sand color replica IWC Pilot’s watches TOP GUN IW389103. The 44.5 mm watches made from sand color ceramic and matched with sand color fabric straps are inspired from Mojave Desert that is the location of the largest onshore base of United States Air Force – Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake.
The sand color ceramic comes from the combinations of the zirconia and the other metallic oxides. This color matches with the suits of Airforce pilots. The brown dials copy watches with Arabic numerals, three chronograph sub-dials and month and date windows have only 500 pieces.
From the name, we know that Pilot’s watches are designed for pilots to help them have better controls of the time. In this post, I’d like to share you 43 mm copy IWC Pilot’s watches IW387809. The watches are designed for men.
The durable replica watches are made from polished stainless steel and matched with black alligator leather straps. Besides, the watches have 68 hours power reserve.
What’s more, the exquisite watches fake IWC have silvery dials with Arabic numerals, remarkable hands, three-date windows and 60-minute and 60-second chronograph sub-dials. With both attractive appearances and reliable performances, the fine watches are not only suitable for pilots, but also suitable for common people and any other occasions.
Among all the mainstream luxury watches, I prefer IWC because it follows my beauty-appreciation. Here, I’d like to recommend you three versions. They are cheap and fine.
Popular Fake IWC Pilot’s Mark XVIII Watches
Cheaper than Big Pilot’s, Mark XVIII has both attractive appearance and reliable performance. The stainless steel watch has black calf leather strap and matched with black dial with white Arabic numerals, remarkable luminant hands and date window.
Water Resistant Replica IWC Aquatimer Watches
The stainless steel watch with black rubber strap is designed for diver. The watch with luminant details can guarantee water resistance to 2,000 meters.
Elegant Copy IWC Portofino Watches
Also, made from stainless steel, the black alligator leather strap watch has silvery dial with 18k rose gold hour marks and hands and also date windows. The watch is matched with formal suits.
In 1868, Florentine Ariosto Jones (American) established International Watch Company (IWC) in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. With its pioneering spirit, innovative development, advanced techniques (combined Swiss watchmaking techniques and foreign techniques) and artistic designs, it launched many superb copy watches and got its fame.
All the time, the watches lovers with different characters and pursuit are attracted by the popular watches fake IWC. They have several collections, including Portugieser, Pilot’s, Portofino, Da Vinci, Ingenieur and Aquatimer. Each collection has its own theme, reflecting the rich spirit world of IWC vividly.
Since 1868, each watch made by IWC has record, including its number of case, materials, weight, name of the watchmaker, time of production and name of clockmaker or customer. Besides, all the important parts of the reliable replica watches are preserved in the cabinets, ensuring that the old watches with original movements can still be repaired.