Pilot’s watches developed rapidly during the World War II. In fact, IWC has started to produce pilot’s watches before the World War II. The IWC Spezialuhr für Flieger watch with black dial, rotated bezel, luminous index and hour markers was launched in 1936, and nowadays, the watch is called “Mark IX”by watch fans. Present IWC Polit’s watches are inspired and influenced deeply by it. To 1940, at the request of German Air Force, IWC started to produced specialized watches for German pilots driving large planes. Due to be influenced by “Mark IX”, IWC Pilot’s big watch is similar to the Mark watch, but the former has a bigger watch case than the later.
To today, appearance of high-tech jet planes reduces the importance of Pilot’s watches. People pay attention to high quality and historical value behind a wristwatch. IWC Pilot’s watch, a complicated watch, brings people delicate, fine and serious feelings. It’s more suitable for pilots and elite businessmen. A Pilot’s watch and business suits or uniforms is a good match. A right Pilot’s watch sets off your professional attitude better. Jeremy Renner wore an IWC Pilot’s watch in the film The Bourne Legacy released in 2012. It’s popular with men. The similar model, IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun IW378901 is more typical, featuring a hint of red. I compare it to its high quality replica. I hope you know how to spot a replica.
Real VS Fake
1.IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun IW378901 has a ceramic watch case, while watch case the fake Pilot’s chronograph watch in steel is plated black PVD. Ceramic watch case features light weight, strong resistance to corrosion and abrasion. Black PVD steel watch case has worse resistance to abrasion and corrosion, whose surface produces scratches.
2.Best replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun IW378901 has the same details as the real, so most people can’t identify differences between them. The fake reference IW378901 I introduce has some obvious defects on its dial. From the real dial, we can feel the complicated details, brushed counters at 6/12 O’clock, clear frames for counters, month and days. But, the fake dial isn’t finished delicately.
3.Reference IW378901 is equipped with a fabric and genuine leather bracelet, and the replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun comes with a cloth and genuine leather bracelet.
The real reference IW378901 is equipped with the modified model on basic of ETA7750, Cal.79320 which features strong anti-magnetic property. Although the replica replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Top Gun is equipped with ETA7750, too, the watch with the basic model doesn’t have anti-magnetic property.