New Pilot timepiece Ref. The IW377724 contains elements of each watch in its design, as well as some modern freedoms that are more common in the brand’s collections today. The 43-mm flyley case is made of brushed steel with a clear military aesthetic, a plain, sturdy base cover, familiar Pilot timing buttons and a dark green canvas strap. The watch’s black dial is markedly different from its IWC replica watches, and its subtle external minute ring conjures up a quick measuring scale, a quarter-hour marker in archaistic tones, and sparse Arabic numerals in other timed positions. Each quarter hour is a different display, 30 minutes of midnight counters; 3 o ‘clock date, date and company logo; There are 12 hour timers at the bottom of the dial. Run the second hand at 6 o ‘clock. The time is displayed in the Mark 11 style and faux copper color hour and minute hands, with simple white hands used as chronograph second hand timers.
The fake IWC IW377724 watches is built inside the automatic IWC Calibre 79320, capable of providing a 44-hour power reserve, which, like its predecessors from the 1990s, uses the Valjoux 7750 base movement. Accompanied by its unorthodox entry into the market is an equally unusual restriction: the watch will not be made in limited quantities, but will only be available through IWC’s online boutique for a limited time (until October 2018).
This isn’t the first time we’ve reported on the modern derivation of Mark 11 and its “Vintage Eye” (you can see our first report on Mark XVII in 2015), but it’s the first time we’ve seen a watch that isn’t marked “Mark” clearly influenced by its Vintage. More often, modern aviator watches with obvious world war ii throwback attributes are similar to the b-uhr style seen in IWC’s Big Pilot series, which itself heavily influenced the development of the historical Mark series in the late 1930s. Still, the impact of the mark 11 is evident on this modern luxury fake IWC watch in the hands, the quarter-hour marker, the arabesque digital style, and through the practicality and historical nodding of the unembellished underlid and faux bronze green.
However, it would be an exaggeration to call the IW377724 a direct descendant of the retro model, as it is more like “a 1990s derivative of a 1990s inspired reconstruction”, as noted earlier. Compared to Doppelchrono and Fliegerchrono – two top swiss IWC replica watches that are similar in all attributes but similar in complexity and size – the latest Pilot timepiece shares most of their features. The retro design of the modern watch differentiates it from all of its contemporaries in the collection, with a flyleigh case, iconic buttons, dial configurations, hour hand, Mark 11 hands and a vertical small dial.