From its high-tech HQ on Switzerland’s German border, Swiss made fake IWC UK brought several new variations on the IWC Top Gun Pilot’s Watch replica for men theme, including a handsome new Chronograph 41 Ceratanium, the first chrono with case, crown and pushers fashioned from this stealthy material combining titanium and ceramic. As this proprietary alloy is light and strong, as well as sufficiently scratch-resistant that it requires no coating, it’s ideal for what’s undoubtedly a tool copy watch par excellence.
With its blacked-out look, grey-coated hands, numerals and tracks, and fabric strap, it’s an undeniably masculine statement, though one that’s certainly not overdone, with a relatively compact (for AAA quality replica IWC, at least) 41mm diameter that’s wearable on pretty much all but the slimmest wrists.
Powering hours, minutes, seconds, a 12-hour chronograph and day and date functions, the latter in windows at 3 o’clock, is super clone IWC’s 69385 automatic column-wheel calibre, which beats at 4Hz for a 46-hour reserve and ultimately traces its roots way back to the Valjoux 7750. Naturally, the movement, with its skeletonised rotor, is visible through a caseback crystal, though here it’s smoked to match the high quality fake watch’s technical appearance.
Its case material aside, the cheap fake IWC Pilots Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium doesn’t mark an especially radical departure for the folks in Schaffhausen, but as the Pilot is such a totem for Swiss movement replica IWC – and, as it’s always nailed the aviator ethos so perfectly – this newcomer is a welcome addition to the line-up.