In 2008, a small factory cloned IWC Big Pilot, whether its appearance or movement, it has a large gap with genuine watch, the power reserve is faux. After seven years, Z factory built this Big Pilot again, they updated the dial and movement construction, even the power reserve is real, which was increased from 42 hours to 12 hours. Big Pilot is one of the most classic series of IWC, the genuine watch is also sold at a high price, so, to have such an 1:1 replica is a dream of many people. Here I will give a review of Big Pilot IW500901 replica watch, which is a great timepiece with perfect function and closest movement.
Big case is brushed and almost has 47mm in diameter. The Pilot watch has a common case design that is similar to dress watches, its dial completely shows every thing clearly in front of your eyes. Seeing from the side of the case, you will find out the difference between 1:1 replica and those cheap replicas. The replica IWC is polished well, especially its bezel, it has a polished silver edge that looks like a mirror. The streamlined design of the case ensures a great fit to your wrist. Please check some photos below, the crystal reflects a little hue when under a certain angle, this indicates the sapphire crystal has a layer of anti-reflective coating. So the dial is very clear even under the sun light, it seems like the crystal is invisible.
Black dial is highly readable because of those large white hour markers and hands. There are numeral hour markers except at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The whole dial design meets the strict military requirement not only because the contrary color usage of black and white, but there are also lume material applied on markers at 3, 6, 9, 12 and central hour and minute hands, so the dial is readable even in the dark. The onion-shaped crown is an iconic feature of Big Pilot, it is very easy to open and rotate, the fit between it and the case is also perfect, so the replica could be water resistant to 50 meters.
Finally, it is about the movement, which is an clone IWC 51111 automatic. The movement has a functional power reserve, so the indicator for remaining energy is working, not faux like the one on previous IWC Big Pilot replicas. If you have a chance to own such a replica, you should open the back, and will find the reason why it is is sold at a high price, and the progress the replica watch factory has made.