IWC Mark series was specially offered as a military watch in the past, now it has a lot of anniversary models. After almost one hundred years, the appearance of IWC Mark does not have too much change, its simple and elegant design is loved by many people. IWC Mark, which was exclusively supplied for the British Pilots, has left a lot of memories for us. Also as a pilot watch, Breitling looks more professional, Zenith Pilot has more retro flavors, compared with them, IWC Mark is more practical, classic and durable.
GS is a factory that only made some ladies watches in the past, the Longines PrimaLuna replica they made has a good quality. About this IWC Mark XVIII IW327006 replica, two factories are making it, GS and V7. In machine, V7 installs a genuine ETA 2892, but the price is expensive. GS factory uses an Asian clone ETA 2892 movement inside the replica, it is based on our Sea-Gull 2892, so the replica has a cheaper price, more cost-effective than V7’s. Before we go a deep review of replica IWC Mark XVIII Titanium Watch, let’s check its specification first.
Movement: Asian Clone ETA 2892, 25 Jewels, 28800BPH
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date
Case: 40mm*10mm, Solid Titanium
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Grade AR Coating
Dial: Brown with Superlumed Hour Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Brown Leather Strap with Pin Buckle
Water Resistant: 50m
The case is made of high grade Titanium, compared with 316L stainless steel, Titanium has a better performance of scratch and corrosion resistance, Titanium case reduces the whole weight of the replica watch, it is more comfortable for daily wear. Put this replica besides a genuine watch, you can not tell which one is replica. 40mm case has the same size as genuine, sapphire crystal face has a good reflective effect, high quality calf skin leather band and hand stitching have no difference.
On brown dial, each detail is very close to genuine, cream yellow Arabic hour markers are three-dimensional and plump. Blue steel hour and minute hands are wide, they are applied with luminous material, so are hour markers. The dial has a perfect lume effect at night. The Lume light is green and lasts for a long time. At 3 o’clock, date is displayed through a small square window, date font is white and has the correct thickness. More important, the date font is centered in the window, not too right or too left.
Genuine IW327006 titanium watch is equipped with IW35111 in-house movement, which is actually developed from Swiss ETA 2892. The replica uses a Sea-Gull 2892, which has the same construction as ETA 2892, maybe the decoration on rotor and movement plate is different, but the watch has a solid case back, so I do not care the decoration, as long as it is stable. Absolutely if you do care about the subtle details, you can install one genuine ETA 2892 inside the replica by yourself, it is easy. The improved Sea-Gull 2892 movement of the replica has the same winding feel, its date adjusting direction is also correct.
Compared with other common IWC Mark series models, this Mark XVIII titanium watch is very outstanding. Grey Titanium case, track-style minutes markers, brown dial and brown leather straps, these elements make the watch full of vintage flavor. The replica is a really a big surprise from GS factory.