Every year, IWC replica will focus on a particular collection to refresh its line-up. For 2021, the main highlights of its novelties will come from the well-known Pilot’s collection.
The new 2021 collection focuses on two aspects – in the form of new updated in-house movements, as well as new case sizes. There are also a few pieces with new design cues, and concepts as well. We will be selecting some of our few favourite novelties to feature for this article.
Black Dial Replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL
Retail: CHF 80,000 (approximately SGD 116,250), and limited to 10 pieces a year until 2023
The most talked-about novelty from this year’s launch is perhaps the top quality copy IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Shock Absorber XPL.
It is no surprise that the watch received quite a fair bit of attention, considering its polarising design and its capabilities. Conservatives may feel that the 44mm is a little too “shocking” and a little less elegant than the brand’s typical offerings, but there are also collectors who opine that this is the sort of avant-garde design that makes this piece unique. For us, we are certainly glad that the brand has the guts to attempt something different from the rest of the crowd.
Moving on to its capabilities, the cheap IWC Pilots fake watch features a patented shock absorber system that was eight years in the making. Known as the SPRIN-g PROTECT system, this cantilever-based mechanism – together with the Bulk Metallic Glass – is capable of withstanding up to 30,000g in forces. Other interesting technical features include a custom-made lightweight movement, as well as a proprietary matte black titanium alloy case named Ceratanium.
The perfect copy watch might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is certainly refreshing to IWC breaking boundaries and going against the norms with contemporary aesthetics. It is an interesting watch for sure, and we would definitely love to have a go at this watch in person someday.