Do you except New IWC Pilot’s Watches for SIHH 2019?

As we all know, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is one of the most important annual exhibitions in watch industry, which will start on Monday (January 14th, 2019). There are four new IWC Pilot’s Watches going to appear at the show this year, let’s take a view of the new IWC Pilot’s Watches for SIHH 2019 firstly.
Thanks to Steve Boultbee-Brooks and Matt Jones, founders of the Boultbee Flight Academy, a restored 1943 Spitfire aircraft will embark on a journey around the world, starting next summer. Except being a supporter of the project, IWC has also released Spitfire editions of their celebrated Pilot’s Watch models to commemorate the partnership. One of them is the new IWC Pilot’s replica Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition ‘The Longest Flight’ (ref. IW395501). 
With only 250 limited pieces, the new style brings together the patented Timezoner mechanism (which displays another time zone via the rotating bezel) with an in-house automatic movement for the first time. Inspired by the appearance of the Spitfire’s cockpit, the new edition sports a 46 mm stainless steel case, black dial, and green textile strap.
While another new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire (ref. IW387902) takes its design cues from the 1948 Mark 11 navigation watch created for the Royal Air Force. Featuring a 41 mm bronze case, olive green dial, and brown leather strap, making the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Spitfire looks like vintage watch, while inside the case sits the modern in-house IWC 69370 automatic chronograph movement. Additionally the soft-iron inner case that protects the movement against disruptive magnetic forces, the exterior caseback is made from titanium.
What should we point out is that 41 mm is a reduced size for the typically oversized of Pilot’s Watch chronograph collection. As for watch enthusiast community, we are sure they will prefer the smaller case sizes of vintage watches.
At present, the most exclusive model among the four new IWC Pilot’s replica Watches for SIHH 2019 is the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition ‘Le Petit Prince’ (ref. IW590303). Not only is this timepiece the first IWC pilot’s watch to be fitted with a constant force tourbillon mechanism, but also it’s fashioned from a material that the company calls ‘hard gold’ which is a new blend of 18k red gold that is obviously more durable than traditional 18k gold alloys. Since IWC will only make 10 pieces of this highly-exclusive Pilot’s Watch, actually it is quite rare watch.
A vibrant sunburst blue dial is fitted inside the large 46.2 mm ‘hard gold’ case, which houses a moonphase display, a power reserve indicator, and a tourbillon – all placed alongside the familiar, propeller-shaped center hands and stylized Arabic numerals. From the reverse side of the case, you can see the manually wound, in-house Caliber 94805 movement.
IWC has offered a series of TOP GUN watches named after the U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program since 2007, in order to meet the standards of today’s elite jet pilots. For the newest edition of the modern military-inspired timepiece, the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium (ref. IW371815) is fashioned from IWC’s proprietary Ceratanium material, which combines hard ceramic with lightweight titanium.
Due to the innovative material, the 44 mm Ceratanium case of the new TOP GUN watch is resistance of scratching, corrosion, and does not reflect any light, which could be distracting to pilots during flight dangerously. The black case is fitted with a black dial, black hands, and a black rubber strap resulting in IWC’s first all-black Pilot’s Watch never made before. With the Caliber 79230 automatic movement, the new watch supplies the watch with a split-seconds chronograph function except its time, date, and day features.
As usual, what we said pre-SIHH announcements are just the tip of the iceberg of numbers of new glamorous timepieces. However, no matter what other brands’ new editions will launch , we are always looking forward to new top IWC Pilot watches we are talking about.

1812nycadmin / February 19, 2019 / IWC

Gorgeous Replica IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase Watch

IWC Schaffhausen is concentrating on its Da Vinci family this year. In addition to be elegant, gorgeous and masculine models, the Swiss manufacturer also offers some amazing timepieces intended for its female clientele. As its name indicates, one of them is Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 Watch equipped with a moon phase display.
This replica IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 is provided in three versions: the first one in a stainless steel case with 54 diamonds set on its bezel and a dark brown alligator leather strap, the second one in an 18-karat red gold case with a bronze-colored alligator leather strap, and the third model which is housed in a stainless steel case and teamed up with a dark blue alligator leather strap. All bands are made by well-know and notable Italian shoemaker Santoni.
These elegant newcomers are smaller and slimmer when compared with the Portofino 37mm collection. Its case measures 36mm in diameter and 11.50mm in thickness. Besides, their cases feature rounded crowns, as well as recessed inner circles on their dials.
The moon phase window has been a part of the Da Vinci collection since 1985. With these new models, the moon phase display returns and it stands for the visual center of the silver-plated dial. The uncluttered dial includes numerals as hour-markers and lance-shaped hands.
The engraved case back features the so-called “Flower of Life” from the rear. This is a geometric figure consisting of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles in a hexagonal configuration which Leonardo da Vinci studied widely and devoted many drawings to it. Besides, this figure symbolizes the relationship between technology, creativity and beauty.
IWC Da Vinci Automatic Moon Phase 36 replica watch is powered by the caliber 35800 mechanical movement which is compiled on the 25 jewels and has the frequency of 28,800 alternations per hour (4 Hz). Besides, water resistance is assured down to 30 meters (about 100 feet). The self-winding mechanism can store enough energy to keep the watch working for approximately 42 hours when fully wound.

1812nycadmin / August 15, 2017 / IWC

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Best Replica IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition

You may have heard the news that IWC has released the limited-edition IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” to commemorate, as the name suggests, the golden anniversary of AMG, the performance motoring arm of Mercedes-Benz. The watch will be available in a limited run of 250 pieces and is available at only a small premium over the standard Ingenieur Chronograph Sport.
Under the dial, this watch is equipped with the same movement as the regular production IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport or the Portugieser Chronograph, which is the in-house Caliber 89361. An automatic chronograph shared with 68 hours of power reserve, this movement provides flyback functionality, a feature that fits correctly in with the motorsport racing theme as it is used to time successive intervals of time like race laps. It has the special hour and minute totalizer as well at 12 o’clock which is intended to make the chronograph reading more intuitive. replica IWC
One of the differences between this replica IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” and the other watches equipped with the calibre 89361 is apparent when you look at the case back. Like the original Ingenieur from 1955, the IWC Mercedes-AMG Ingenieur Chronograph Sport is equipped with a soft iron cage that helps make the watch anti-magnetic, though IWC does not provide concrete figures on how anti-magnetic it really is. In keeping with the motorsport and specifically AMG theme, the back of the soft iron cage has holes drilled into it in a radial formation to make it look like a brake disc. In addition, the back of the cage is engraved with the words, “Tribute to One Man One Machine.” This is in reference to the fact that each engine that is produced by AMG is assembled from scratch by a single AMG mechanic. Personally, I struggle to see the benefit of engraving and drilling into the soft iron cage, and think a solid case back with similar engravings would’ve been enough. The AMG theme, however, is loud and clear.
The dial is silver plated with a zero-to-sixty-styled index, another of the many motorsport-inspired design changes. On that note, IWC has said that the color scheme of red, white, and anthracite was meant to reflect the color scheme found on race tracks around the world, red and white for the curbs and anthracite for the asphalt. All the hands related to the chronograph function are in red, while the ones dedicated to telling time are in black. The dial is completed by a date window at 3 o’clock and in a final touch to the motorsport theme, a tachymeter scale around the edge – a feature that, while not particularly useful in this day and age, was definitely expected on such a watch.
All of this is housed in a 44mm titanium case rated for 120m of water-resistance, with a screw down crown and rectangular pushers. The replica IWC’s relationship with Mercedes-AMG goes back to 2004, and has resulted in multiple limited editions, several with unique case materials like boron carbide. This watch represents another milestone in that continuing relationship. iwc-075862_01
I said before that this edition had an especially light premium over the non-limited model. Special edition replica watches often cost importantly more than their standard siblings, many times with no other reason than that it is labeled a special edition and maybe has a different dial color – and for some supposed “exclusivity.” This can be quite frustrating for watch collectors.

1812nycadmin / June 21, 2017 / IWC