Another Great Work From MK Factory – Replica IWC Pilot Mark XI with Green Nylon Strap

IWC Pilot Mark XI Replica

IWC Pilot always attracts me by their military watch outlook. And among all Pilots watches, Mark series is the most popular. On our market, there are two main factories that are replicating IWC Mark watches, they are MK and V6. Maybe you have bought good quality ones from other small factories, but I have to say they are not in top quality, the best Mark series replicas must come from MK and V6. Actually one friend of mine introduced the Mark XVI replica made by MK factory before on his website at Susanwatches.ru. And now the watch has become a best seller once being introduced on his site. Besides Mark XVI, there are other models that are also perfectly cloned, including Mark XVIII and XVII. Today, I went to our watch market again, and found a new art work on the storefront of MK factory, it is IWC Mark XI, firstly I was attracted by its green nylon band. I love watches with nylon strap. When I checked it carefully, I found its dial design is distinctive, Mark XI has an unique dial that is different from other Mark models. And the green nylon band and unique dial design make Mark XI so special among those watches in MK factory store. So I borrowed this replica watch from the factory and took some photos to share with you guys.

MKF IWC Mark XI Replica Watch

Let us see the dial first. It is in black white white markers and printings. Hands are completely different other IWC Mark series’. Have you noticed the hour hand, it is reverse. Hour markers use Arabic numbers except a big triangle mark at 12 o’clock. Date window is set at 3 o’clock, on the left side of the 3:00 hour marker. The dial also has other subtle difference if you compare Mark XI and Mark XVII or XVIII. Green nylon band is also one highlight. Nylon strap is a great match for the watch, it is perfectly in line with the military theme of the watch. One pair of distressed leather band could also create such effect, but a modern alligator leather strap will not.

Replica IWC Mark XI Green Nylon Strap

Case is made of 316L stainless steel and brushed. It is measured to be 40mm in diameter. From side view, the case has a nice arc degree, so this ensure the watch could fit your wrist perfectly. Crown uses screw-in construction like genuine and there are delicate engravings. On solid case back, there are six notches that are exclusive to IWC Mark series. Great polishing work you can see on the back. Opening the case back, you will find a soft iron cage that is antimagnetic between case back and movement, which is the same as genuine Mark XI. By the way, the bracelet is polished beautifully. The front face is brushed while its edges are polished. There are also “IWC” on the front and other engravings on back side. The buckle pin is polished. Now at last, the watch specification will be listed below:

IWC Mark XI Case Back

Movement: Asian ETA 2892
Case: 40mm*11mm, Brushed 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Standard AR Coating
Dial: Black
Bracelet: Green Nylon Strap with Tang Buckle
Water Resistant: 30m

IWC Mark XI Buckle

MK Factory Replica IWC Mark XVIII Ceramic Watch Green Nylon Strap

IWC Mark XVIII Replica

Military watches are always welcomed in watch market, especially the Pilot watch from IWC. This Top Gun Miramar belongs to IWC Pilot series, it is the latest model of Mark XVIII that was published in 2016 SIHH. The watch inherits the original features of previous Top Gun Miramar – highly readable dial design and nylon strap. Genuine watch is equipped with a better movement that has a reinforced power reserve. Now, the replica here will be discussed is just made according to a genuine Mark XVII watch by MK factory. It consinues the high quality feature of former IWC Mark series replica watches made by this factory.

IWC Mark XVIII Ceramic Case

IWC Mark XVIII Black Dial

The replica case is not complex, it is just one complete real ceramic piece. The diameter is measured to be 41mm. Black case color makes the replica look calm and stable, actually a lot of Pilot Top Gun watches uses ceramic case. Steel crown is big, it is screwed down with a long tube, the crown has refined engravings, which are clear to read. Case back is brushed stainless steel, it has six grooves for the user to open the back with special tool. The unique engravings on the centre tell everything you want to know more about this replica watch.

IWC Mark XVIII Crown

Black dial echoes with black ceramic case, the white markers, hands and dial printings increase readability to the replica. The dial design of Top Gun Miramar is too different from other IWC watches, the red circle is for users to read hours, these white Arabic numbers like 5, 10 are displaying minutes, while the most outer white markers are for seconds display. There is a small square date window positioned at 3:00 lying on the red circle. To increase visibility, the white date font is in black background.

IWC Top Gun Miramar Case Back

If you have ever bought one IWC Mark replica, you will know the best one is equipped with a ETA 2892 movement, so is this Mark XVIII. Other versions are not as stable as this one. The band also offer wearer the greatest satisfaction, because the outer material is nylon while the inner lining is black leather, there are some mysterious words on the leather lining like “BTAI” and “BTAN”, could someone here tell me the meaning of these words?

IWC Steel Buckle