Over the years, perfect replica IWC UK has become almost synonymous with pilot watches. The Swiss brand’s current squadron of horological aces is divided into a “Classic” segment (with the Heritage and Spitfire models), “Performance Materials” (with Top Gun, Pantone and various other special editions) and “Saint-Exupéry” (with Le Petit Prince and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry models). In other words, customers can, for example, choose among the classic, 40-mm luxury fake IWC Mark XVIII in stainless steel with black dial and matching leather strap (Ref. IW327009), a heritage Mark XVIII in titanium with brown leather strap (IW327006), a 39-mm bronze pilots’ watch (IW326802) in the Spitfire segment, a 41-mm ceramic copy IWC Mark XVIII Top Gun Edition “SFTI” (Ref. IW324712), and a 40-mm Mark XVIII “Le Petit Prince” Edition with stainless-steel case, blue dial and brown leather strap (Ref. IW327010). Think of it like the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk made for the Army, the Sea Hawk for the Navy, the Jayhawk for the Coast Guard and the elusive Stealth Hawk for the SEALs — same airframe, different purpose.
From a consumer’s point of view, more choice usually is an advantage, but it is worth noting that every material has its unique characteristics. The most common option, stainless steel, for example, is comparatively easy to work with; it allows different surface treatments and is generally quite resistant to acidic corrosion. And it goes with almost anything. Titanium, on the other hand, is around 50 percent lighter than stainless steel, has a higher anti-magnetic resistance, and is more durable against impacts and saltwater. As a result, titanium is also a bit more complicated to work with (hence the often-higher price tag), and not everyone wants a luxury super clone watch to feel less hefty on the wrist, or to come with a slightly grayish color. Even more so with bronze. There is a practical reason why diving helmets and ship propellers are usually made from this alloy — the dark patina provides a highly protective covering to materials that would otherwise be damaged by corrosion or weathering over time. When used for watch cases, people ideally should know about the quickly darkening color before the purchase, others simply might not like the comparatively bitter smell of the alloy. Considering how bronze best quality replica watches took off almost vertically in the past years — the organic look and individual aging process seem to have won this proverbial dogfight — bronze is here to stay.
For those looking for a watch with a completely black watch case, a DLC (diamond-like carbon) or PVD (physical vapor deposition) coating is theoretically more scratch resistant than regular steel or titanium, but scratches can’t be buffed out, which will ultimately complicate things during future restorations (which is why cheap replica IWC UK is no longer using these coatings). A ceramic case, however, will not lose its color. On top of that, ceramic is lighter than most metals, making it comfortable and light on the wrist, and the material is hypoallergenic (metal hypersensitivity or metal allergies are quite common). But it gets even better: ceramic is also extremely (but not completely) scratch resistant, making it, next to sapphire, one of the hardest materials for super clone watches for sale currently available. Unfortunately, ceramic also tends to be quite brittle, which means a belly landing is even less recommended.
In the last 86 years, Swiss made fake IWC has been making pilot watches in stainless steel, platinum, white, rose or yellow gold, ceramic, carbon, titanium or bronze. More recently, to be precise since 2017 with the introduction of the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer“ (Ref. IW379403), the watchmaker has started to roll out its own proprietary material, Ceratanium (combining the two words “ceramic” and “titanium”). It debuted in the best 1:1 replica IWC Pilot’s Watches collection with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium in 2019 (Ref. IW371815). This year, the aaa quality replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium (Ref. IW388106) became the first 41-mm chronograph in this collection with a case, pushers and a crown made entirely out of the novel material.
While the 41-mm stainless-steel versions already represent the most versatile and accessible options (with prices starting at $6,700), the matte black high quality fake IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium undoubtedly is the most innovative and utilitarian watch in the lineup. Needless to say, it is also one of the more sought-after pieces in the year that has finally seen the release of the one movie that will make more people fall in love with aviation and flying than any movie before. The bronze version ($7,300), on the other hand, offers one of the most interesting color combinations in this area, thanks to the beige and blue elements on the dial and the matching day-date indication. Regardless of the material, Swiss movement copy IWC has once again demonstrated why their Pilot’s Watches continue to enjoy air superiority.