What We Know
Just when we thought it was time to settle in for a long holiday nap, IWC roused us from slumber with a release early this morning. We’re looking at a new Big Pilot … with a twist. This is the first time the brand has paired its iconic pilot’s tool watch with chronograph functionality. It’s called the US luxury replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watches Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” and is limited to 500 pieces.
What we have is a large monopusher chronograph inside the large, 46mm-plus Big Pilot case with a Le Petit Prince-inspired blue dial and distinct vintage-inspired Arabic numerals. The sub-registers are aligned in a vertical configuration and there is a date window at three o’clock.
If you are familiar with how monopusher chronos work, then the AAA top fake watches should be familiar to you. If not, here’s how this one operates. The actual chronograph function is controlled through a push-button in the crown. A single push of that button activates the timing mechanism (moving the chronograph seconds hand), and a second push stops the timing. A third push resets the chronograph back to zero. All of this through a single pusher … a mono-pusher. The dial displays stop times up to one hour on the totalizer at 12 o’clock.
It’s interesting to think that a brand so known for its pilot’s high quality copy watches online offerings, as well as its chronographs, has never thought to fuse the Big Pilot with the latter. Well, there’s no better time than the present, I suppose.
IWC Creative Director Christian Knoop spoke about this endeavor in a press release saying, “We have had the idea to present IWC Big Pilot’s replica watches wholesale shop with a chronograph function for some time now. However, one can hardly imagine the unmistakable design with the large case and conical crown with two chronograph pushers on the side of the case.” He then added, “We hit upon the surprising and at the same time logical idea to integrate a monopusher chronograph.”
What We Think
I tend to agree that it would be pretty wild to see a Big Pilot, with its Onion crown and – what I have to imagine would be – a massive set of pushers. But stranger things have happened in the Swiss movements fake watches world. Nonetheless, what we have today is a piece that doesn’t disrupt the basic design fundamentals of the Big Pilot while still managing to introduce a new complication into the mix.
This is shaping up to be the year of the perfect Swiss made replica IWC Big Pilot watches. I mean, 2021 will forever go down as the year we got the “little” Big Pilot (which our own Cole Pennington did an outstanding job reviewing a few weeks ago). And back in the spring, the brand announced that the perpetual calendar Big Pilot was being turned into a regular production timepiece. It’s that fake watches site that set the precedent for just how complex a Big Pilot dial can get. The new monopusher announced today, with its two sub-registers, has nothing on the QP’s complexity.
Powering this piece is the IWC caliber 59365, one of three chronograph movements the brand produces. However, this is the brand’s only manual-winding chronograph movement. According to IWC, 70 revolutions of the crown are sufficient to build up the 2021 best replica watches’ eight-day power reserve. On the exhibition caseback, you’ll find a power-reserve indicator.
Visually, this watch feels different than other IWC Big Pilot super clone watches for sale. For one thing, the monopusher function feels like a very retro complication. It’s one that’s generally relegated to replica watches for men that lean heavily into the vintage aesthetic. And this watch is no exception. You need only look at the numerals to see it. They have a decidedly early-century look to them.
But this watch isn’t just looking in the rearview for design inspiration. In addition to the old-school styling, IWC saw fit to make this part of its Le Petit Prince sub-collection, meaning it has a specific dark blue dial. This dial color, mixed with the overall design sets this best quality replica watches apart from all others and makes this release – a first for the brand – feel all the more special as a result.