Swiss made fake IWC have the pilot’s watch game sussed out and their Top Gun series are among the toughest of the bunch, with a no-holds barred approach to the copy watch as a vital flight instrument. You might recognise a whiff of nostalgia in the large sword hands and classic onion crown big enough to twiddle with proper gloves on, but that’s where the mid-century cues stop. Instead, we are in the cockpit of an F/A-18E Super Hornet jet, pulling 3Gs on a time critical mission.
You might picture me as a big burly Viking, but I don’t always feel tough enough for a sizeable watch, and the best 1:1 replica IWC Top Gun edition pilot’s watches usually exacerbate this, with their unashamedly large, dark ceramic cases. But this time I’m confused..
I’m quietly wowed by the warm glow of sand, and not the dark wrist weapons I associate with the imposing Top Gun series. Holding the AAA fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun edition, and super clone IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun edition, I’m fascinated by how much materiality changes perceptions.
But don’t get me wrong, I still feel like there is a staff sergeant watching me, quietly shaking his head as I, a mere civilian, dare strap on the minimalist 46mm IWC Big Pilot’s replica for sale. While it looks no less the weapon-like instrument it is, is entirely transformed through the sand-coloured ceramic case. The contrast of look and intention is markedly apparent, first through the light weight, then the soft feel of the innately tactile case. It’s large, but it draws me in with its calm minimalism, as if some sort of horological totem carved out of sandstone, a symbol of the standing perfect copy IWC has in the closed world of army and navy pilots.
The luxury replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun edition on the other hand, gives me an even stronger feeling of sweet conflict. While it sits prominently on my wrist, its enigmatic dial is spellbinding, and I’m silently nodding in approval, as the 46.5mm size seems only right for what is a vastly complex calibre.
Both high quality fake watches come on a classic sand-coloured rubber strap with a fabric inlay, another example of IWC’s evolved comfort and strength ratio. The Swiss made copy IWC Perpetual Calendar has the intense complexity of a pure instrument dial. The large onion crown is a pure delight to use, and an exemplary piece of functional design, while purely traditional in its shape.
The 52615 calibre is a well known self-winding seven day mechanical movement, glance at the dial and be prepared for a visual assault of the senses that only a cheap fake IWC Perpetual Calendar can bring. Though here, there is a feeling of synchronised calm through the use of the muted colours, without losing the sharp details.
The Swiss movement replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun edition with its minimalist Pilot’s dial, is the same size less half a millimetre, and equally balanced. Still the same calm, smooth case with its rock-like strength (well, actually harder than most rocks), and a perfect dial design. Bereft of complications the IWC pilot’s fake for sale design is laid bare in its pure evolution.