The replica IWC has just announced new, e-commerce only version of its Pilot’s Watch Chronograph and it’s a very funny one indeed – the design is an almost exact reproduction of the much-loved original pilot’s chronograph. It is in turn was based on the famous 1993 Double Chronograph, with its Richard Habring-designed split seconds complication. The 3706 came in both a stainless steel case, and a ceramic case.
There’s no doubt that this is a controversial new timepiece from IWC, and from that point of view, it’s interesting how it was released and delivered. IWC boutique will not offer the phone; nstead, the watch is currently only available on IWC’s own e-commerce platform. Perhaps the most fascinating was the statement — no standard press release.
IWC Pilot’s Chronograph has been in company’s product lineup since 1993, in one form or another, and after that, it seems that it is almost fit for other branded models, with the hands and arrangement of the date display changing noticeably from one reference to the next. With this new model, IWC’s returned to many, if not most, of the design elements of the original.
The position of the date indications and sub-registers are identical, but the thing that should really make replica watches fans sit up and take notice is the return of the Mark 11 style hands. Besides, as with the original, there’s a soft iron antimagnetic inner case. There are some significant differences between this model and the original 3705 – the two most famous are the concentric circles stamped on the subdials of the new reference and the size.
It is important that yesterday’s launch was done in such a gentle way – especially given the amount of buzz it is likely to generate. Fake IWC breaks the industry convention; There was no regular press conference to announce its arrival. The entire event included a statement on social media.In any case, might this prove wise.