IWC’s slightly smaller Big Pilot has proven to be one of the Swiss brand’s biggest success stories over the last twelve months. But what is the cheap fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 actually like to wear, and how does it stack up against its bigger siblings?
The Big Pilot’s Watch, since its introduction in 2002, has firmly established itself as perfect replica IWC’s most iconic model. While it’s been the focus of a wide variety of complications and interpretations, the mainline IWC Big Pilot fake for sale has barely changed since the 00s (and itself has a lot in common with the 1930s observation / ‘flieger’ watches it was inspired by).
So when luxury replica IWC UK decided to shrink it down to 43mm last year, it was a bit of a game-changer. Is it still a Big Pilot if it’s not ridiculously big? So far, the Big Pilot 43’s popularity seems to have justified IWC’s decision… But many Swiss copy IWC purists prefer the more traditional 46mm case size.
We decided to test drive the 43 for a week to see if good things come in small(er) packages.
The 1:1 fake IWC Big Pilot 43 is immediately distinguishable from the previous mainline Big Pilot’s Watch, not just because it’s 3mm smaller, but also because it lacks a date window or power reserve indicator. Yep, it’s a time-only watch – which is not necessarily a bad thing.
It’s not completely unfamiliar, though. It’s still got an oversized screw-down crown, it still has a riveted leather strap and it still has that classic observation watch dial design. It’s still a Swiss movement replica IWC Big Pilot.
The aaa super clone IWC Big Pilot 43 can be had with either a classic black dial or a sunray-finished blue dial. There’s also a boutique-only green sunray dial which looks particularly neat. You can also get a IWC Big Pilot 43 fake for men with a bronze case, if you’re so inclined. We tested the steel-cased, black dial variant, which is still the most popular variant of the watch.
It’s powered by high quality replica IWC’s automatic 82100 movement, which boasts a 60-hour power reserve, and is water resistant to 100m.