This year replica watches marks the 80th anniversary of IWC's Pilot's Watch and the revamp of the line for SIHH 2016, and the brand seems intent on leveraging its quite illustrious history. The new IWC Big Pilot's Watch isn't getting any major redesign, but there are several cosmetic changes that overall work well and manage to capitalize on this story. You also have the new IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph, which has made some changes to its design to "freshen up" the somewhat ironic look, looking backwards for visual cues.
The new IWC Big Pilot's Watch (Ref. IW500912) sees the return of the triangular index under the chapter ring at 12 o'clock. A simple move by the brand, but personally I think this is much cleaner than the the fact that the triangle got stuck at the top (I always thought someone looked like a squashing a seat on a crowded train that can't fully accommodate them). The "9" also returns, which I like rather than an unnumbered numerical indicator. If you look closely, you replica watches uk will notice that the numbers are bolder than the old model and that the five minutes are tighter. What hasn't changed is the power reserve dial and the date window at 6 o'clock.
As with the new Pilot Watches, there is a Santoni calfskin strap on this watch, this one in black. In terms of movement, it hasn't changed and the IWC Big Pilot Watch still uses the automatic caliber 51111, running at 3 Hz and with a 7-day power reserve. Also unchanged, unlike many new pilot watches, the case dimensions are still 46mm wide and 16mm high. The watch is water resistant up to 60 meters.
As for the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph (Ref. IW377709 and Ref. IW377710), the most obvious change is the one that affects much of the Pilot Watch line: the removal of the triple date window. The seemingly superfluous design rolex replica element is now replaced by a day and date with a more classic look. Gone are the little 5-minute markers on the outer chapter ring that always looked a bit clunky and messy.