IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch

At the IWC watches booth at SIHH 2016, the theme will be all about pilot watches with two of the flagship limited edition models being the new IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and the related IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 48. Each of these watches is directly inspired by the 55mm-wide IWC Big Pilot’s Watch the company produced in 1940 for military purposes. Pictures of the original 52-calibre T.S.C.are below, with one amusing one showing the comparative 55mm-wide size with other older IWC pilot watches.

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A few years ago at SIHH, IWC also chose its pilot watch collection as the main aesthetic theme of the year. Then, it was all about modern aircraft and jet fighters with an emphasis on some new Top Gun versions of Cheap IWC Replica. Thus, my suspicion is that this year in 2016, the theme at the IWC booth will be one of more historic flight to recall the World War II-era origins of the 1940 watch that inspired these two new limited editions.Truly, the main difference between the IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and the Big Pilot’s Heritage 48 is the size of the case. The former being the same 55mm width of the 1940 original, while the slightly higher-production IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 48 will predictably come in a 48mm-wide case that is going to be actually wearable for more wrists compared to the almost novelty-sized 55mm-wide model.

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The 98300 movement is thinner than the calibre 59215 used in the IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 48 watch, but is otherwise a lot simpler in its operation with a 2.5Hz frequency and a power reserve of 46 hours. The movement is often easily identified by its long fine adjustment needle. Here, however, you can’t view the movement through the intentionally sparse solid titanium caseback.It is also worth mentioning that the IWC Replica Watches cases are both water resistant to 60 meters, and each also uses a soft Faraday cage on the inner part of the case to add a high level of magnetic resistance to the watches. The crowns are also fitted with “high friction clutches” that prevent the watches from being overwound. These were originally developed to protect the delicate movements inside of pilot watches from being wound too much, as aviators were often winding them using gloves and could not as easily feel resistance from the movements during winding.

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Going back to the dial, it is nice to see the classic flieger Cheap IWC  return with the beige-colored lume and use of “triangle with two dots on the side” icon placed under the 12 o’clock hour indicator. Legibility should prove to be excellent for the dials as well, and I look forward to seeing how the blued hands play with the light as well as the other textures and finishes on the dial of these IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage 55 and 48 watches.Inside the smaller 48mm-wide model is the also IWC in-house-made calibre 59215 manually wound movement. In my opinion, this is the one to be more excited about, as it has a long power reserve of 192 hours and operates at a modern frequency of 4Hz. IWC matches each of the IWC Replica Watches with brown calf leather pilot-style straps with the iconic-looking rivets on them.

IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil Luxury Replica Watches Review

IWC upgraded its Ingenieur collection of sports watches in 2013, incorporating design touches inspired by the brand’s partnership with the Mercedes-Benz AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. Among the models in the line is the Cheap IWC Replica Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, which pays tribute to a classic race car.The Chronograph Silberpfeil is named for the Mercedes-Benz W25 Silver Arrow (“Silberpfeil” in German), which famously got its name from a race at the Nürburgring in 1934 in which the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil Replica Watches Mercedes pit crew stripped the white paint off of the car to enable it to achieve its weight limit and revealed its silvery aluminum bodywork.

The watch’s dial, available in either silver or brown, sports a cloud-like perlage pattern of overlapping circles — in watchmaking, usually found only on movement plates and bridges — that evokes the dashboard of the Luxury Replica Watch legendary Mercedes race car. The red elements on the dial, including the center-mounted chronograph seconds hand, echo the look of the Silver Arrow’s tachymeter and revolutions counter. The date display is integrated into the seconds subdial at 6 o’clock.The strap, which bonds a calfskin-inlay leather outer layer with an inner layer of rubber, is also reminiscent of 1930s motor racing tradition, in which sturdy leather straps were commonly found on drivers’ overalls and in the cockpits and bonnets of their vehicles. Stainless steel bracelets with fine-adjustment clasps are also available. The solid, stainless-steel IWC Replica Watches caseback features an engraved illustration of the Mercedes W25 Silver Arrow race car.

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IWC’s in-house chronograph movement, Caliber 89361, powers the watch’s signature function, a chronograph with a flyback mechanism. The dial’s design enables stopped hours and minutes to be read easily on the same subdial at 12 o’clock. The central seconds counter can be used in conjunction with the tachymeter scale around the dial to calculate speeds. The flyback function is engineered with racing pit stops in mind: pressing the reset button returns the seconds hand instantly to zero and immediately starts timing another sequence. Cheap IWC Replica Pellaton winding system — developed by technical director and longtime Mercedes racing enthusiast Albert Pellaton — enables the movement to maintain a power reserve of 68 hours.

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