Swiss UK Replica IWC’s New Big Pilot’s Watch Can Absorb Absurdly High Amounts of G Force

The next time you’re careening around a Formula 1 course, or in a jet plane doing loop-the-loops in the sky (or simply dreaming about it), don’t forget to bring along the new quality replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL from IWC Schaffhausen.

Equipped with a patented shock absorber system called the SPRIN-g PROTECT, the result of eight years of development, the luxury fake watch is designed to withstand accelerations in excess of 30,000 g, a claim proven through a series of impact tests at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge. (A cantilever spring made of Bulk Metallic Glass cushions the movement, which can move independently of the case and, therefore, come to a gentler stop.)
“If a pilot accidentally hits his watch against a hard surface in the cockpit, for example, accelerations are in the range of 300 to 1000 g,” Dr. Lorenz Brunner, IWC’s department manager of research and innovation, explained in a statement. “Our shock absorber system protects the movement so efficiently that it has survived accelerations in excess of 30,000 g in impact tests.”

Part of perfect replica IWC’s refreshed pilot’s watch collection, the timepiece is the first product to emerge from the watchmaker’s new IWC Experimental engineering division, where the brand researches cutting-edge materials and other applications designed to make its timepieces more robust—such as the use of Bulk Metallic Glass, a type of solid non-crystalline material with greater elasticity than conventional metals.

The in-house caliber 32115 that powers the automatic IWC copy watch (to the tune of 120 hours of power reserve) is fashioned from a lightweight and highly rigid high-tech aluminum alloy, while the 44 mm case is made of Ceratanium, a proprietary titanium alloy that is lightweight, durable and scratch-resistant.

Production of the 1:1 copy IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL will be limited to 10 pieces a year, all of which will be available — for $83,600 — exclusively through IWC boutiques or the brand’s concierge service.

Swiss UK Fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph 41 For Sale – A Review

In one of the articles that we have written earlier this month, we covered some of the novelties that IWC replica had launched during Watches and Wonders 2021. As per the brand’s usual tradition, they tend to focus on a particular collection whenever they decide to revamp a collection during a major watch exhibition. This year, the collection belongs to the Pilot’s series.
Review: 41 MM Fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph 

For collectors who have been in the watch collecting scene long enough, the IWC Pilot’s Chronograph copy with blue dial is definitely a watch that many are familiar with. First introduced in 1994 under the Reference 3706, the Pilot’s Chronograph has seen numerous updates and iterations over its lifespan.

Indeed, the evolution of the Pilot’s Chronograph had been tremendous. The last 27 years have seen the watch taking on new materials, movements, as well as complications (think the Doppelchronograph). One thing, however, remains. That is the classic layout of the watch. It is almost instantly recognisable with that 3 sub-dials at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock position, as well as the day and date apertures at the 3 o’clock placement.

So, what does the new 2021 edition bring to the table?

The Case, Dial, and Hands

The most obvious difference (so far) between this watch and its predecessor, as its name suggests, is its size. The perfect fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph is now cased at 41mm, a mere 2mm smaller than the Reference 3777. While it does not sound a lot on paper, the difference can be felt when the watch is worn on the wrist. The 41mm timepiece fitted more snugly, and the dial is seemingly more compact.

For the more keen-eyed, the negative space between the sub-dial and the indices at 12, 6, and 9 o’clock are lesser as well. We think that while it is subtle, it does make the watch appear more well-designed.
There is also a switch between the sub-dials. For the newer iteration, the running seconds sub-dial is now at the 6 o’clock position. This means that the hour counter of the chronograph has been moved to the 9 o’clock position. We are rather indifferent with this change.

Moving on, we have the dials. The 1:1 IWC copy watch is available in two different colours: blue and green (as seen in the first picture). The dials have a sun-burst finish, which creates a rather beautiful visual effect when it is exposed to light sources. The fact that it is in blue and green enhances this aspect even further, especially with its vibrant colours.
Lastly, we have the hands. The watch is paired with sword hands, in which they are plated in rhodium and are filled with luminescent material to enable the owner to tell time in the dark. Amongst the hands that are filled with white luminescent material, there is one that is done conspicuously in red. That lies the running seconds hand, which IWC perhaps tries to distinguish so that users will not be confused with the two other sub-dials present on the watch.

The rhodium plating treatment, which is now included for the central chronograph hands as well, gives the watch a more refined and elegant feel to it. While it is subtle, it certainly enhances how one feels about this watch.

UK Swiss Fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”

IWC replica was the first watch company to use ceramics for some movement parts in their in-house movements (or at least, besides ceramic ball bearings which are used by many.) Why? Ceramic is not only scratch resistant, but it hardly wears down and is much more durable than many of the (softer) metals that are used for many parts in a watch movement.

This is the IWC way of thinking, and it’s been in the brand’s DNA to approach watchmaking in a practical and useful way. Besides the use of ceramics, think of a perpetual calendar module that works atop a Valjoux 7750 or the first ‘affordable’ double split / doppelchronograph / rattrapante that was created from, again, the Valjoux 7750.

But back to ceramics… Already back in 1986, IWC presented the world’s first ceramic wrist watch with a perpetual calendar, the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar (Ref. 3755.) and they did stop there. In recent years IWC created the über-cool all-black Ceratanium Doppelchronograph. This Ceratanium Doppelchrono was introduced in the same year that they introduced the first IWC named ‘Mojave Desert’ and that was a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph. This year IWC introduces two new ‘Mojave Desert’ editions, namely the Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” and the luxury fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert”. Long names, indeed…. But also very good looking Big Pilot watches!

According to the brand, they took inspiration from the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake. But no matter how you look at it, it’s a pretty peculiar sight to see such big and bold watches in a beige sand-colour. And getting the colours to match, not just the ceramic case, but also the textile strap and a grey/brown dial, was quite a challenge.
Inside the AAA quality IWC Big Pilot Perpetual copy watch, and thus also in this Mojave Desert edition, ticks IWC’s in-house calibre 52615, which is part of the 52000 calibre family. Movements of this ‘family’ can be found in all Big Pilot watches, but also in the Portugieser Automatic, the Portugieser Perpetual and the Portugieser Annual Calendar.

A sturdy automatic, self-winding movement that offers 168 hours of power reserve when fully wound. It’s regulating organ ticks at a steady pace of 4 Hz (or 28,800 vibrations per hour). While finishing is not the main focus here, it looks pretty neat and features Còtes de Genève and perlage, among other finishing techniques. Mind you, this is a rather complex movement comprising no less than 386 individual parts!
As could be seen in the photos of the movement (above) the automatic Pellaton winding system is reinforced with virtually wear-free ceramic components; these are the black movement parts.

Now to me the main thing here is the colour of the ceramic case. IWC replica offers several perpetual calendar models in Big Pilot’s Watches, so this isn’t unique and with a host of ‘normal’ Big Pilot’s Watches the size isn’t either. But brining this big bad boy in such a casual looking colour is pretty daring I’d say. While it could like sort of ‘plastic’, it actually makes the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar into a sort of casual chic.
This might be the strangest comparison, but Lange’s Datograph Perpetual in white gold with its understated grey dial also had a sort of casualness over it. It’s a very complex timepiece, yet it wants to be worn with jeans or, gosh, let’s go crazy, with your jogging pants. It wouldn’t look out of place. Perfectly fit for your next zoom-call.

The high-end copy IWC perpetual calendar indicates the date and in the same sub dial is the indication for the 7-day power reserve. At 6 o’clock is the indication for the month and just to the left of that is a four-digit year indication. Days of the week and the running seconds share the sub dial at 9 o’clock. And at twelve o’clock is a double moon phase indication, serving both the northern and the southern hemisphere.
The perpetual calendar mechanisms was developed already back in the 1980s by Kurt Klaus, IWC’s former head of watchmaking, who is still very well known among IWC aficionados for his legendary work. In a period when mechanical watchmaking went through a revival or actually more a renaissance, Klaus and his team this perpetual calendar mechanism. Perpetual calendars at that time were only available from Patek, AP, Vacheron and the likes and were only available for stellar prices. Klaus’ perpetual calendar broke that exclusiveness of the perpetual calendar making it available for a larger clientele who also dreamt of owning a perpetual calendar.
Production of the best fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” will be limited to just 150 pieces per year. But IWC, please think of a shorter name!