Several years ago, Panerai published Luminor Submersible 1950 PAM 382, which raised a bronze storm in watch industry. The story between XF and bronze started from Panerai’s PAM 382. Afterwards, XF unveiled PAM 507, PAM 671, Zenith Type 20 Pilot Extra Special, Tudor Black Bay Bronzo, these are all art work of XF that are made of bronze material. So, we can see that XF factory continuously researched bronze and applied this material in their watch-making process, today, they released this IWC Pilot Spitfire bronze watch, it is the first IWC watch that is made of bronze.
Actually, it is not hard to make a bronze case, but the difficulty is that bronze case should be oxidized to our expected result at the speed we want, XF has always been researching this, now the oxidized result on this IWC Pilot Spitfire has achieved a perfect condition, which is closest to genuine, compared with the bronze case from small factories, you will find that their oxidized color is uneven and there is even rusty spot.
Many people love watches made of bronze, because these watches offer them more fun in the wearing process. Bronze case will be oxidized, due to the different environment we are living, so the bronze watch will have different oxidized effect, the bronze case will leave your own special trace.
Why should you buy this IWC Pilot Spitfire bronze watch from XF factory?
The assembly is completed in formal factory by skilled watch masters, the accuracy and stability of every Spitfire bronze watch are guaranteed.
Every piece of IWC bronze Spitfire from XF factory is tested by professional instrument, you do not need to worry about its water resistance.
Appearance and dust quality check. Watches with any tiny flaws will not be published to the public.
The accuracy of every XF IWC Spitfire Bronze watch is tested with swiss standards, which is controled within 15 seconds.
XF adopted Sea-gull 2824, which is considered to be the widely used and most stable movement. Among Sea-Gull 2892, 2836, 2824 and Citizen 9015, after a detailed consideration, XF finally decided to use this Sea-Gull 2824 automatic movement. Genuine watch uses IWC In-House 32110 movement, so whether what movement XF used in this watch, the outlook will not be the same as genuine, so they turn to the most stable one. Because Citizen 9015 has a loudly auto rotor when you wearing the watch, so I think Sea-Gull 2824 is most suitable for this watch.
Here are more details of the watch.
Movement: Nickel Plated Asia ETA 2824-2 Automatic
Case: 39mm*10mm, Solid Bronze
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Grade AR Coating
Dial: Green with Swiss Green SuperLume on Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Brown Calf Skin Leather with Bronze Pin Buckle
Water Resistant: 30m
IWC Pilots series sells very well among sports watches, while Spitfire has earned a lot of praise because of its design inspiration and special usage, we all know the purpose IWC made this watch for. However, nobody expected it raised a sales storm after the release of Spitfire, it is highly welcomed in a lot of pilots watch fans. Now the following is a replica of Spitfire IW387804, the watch is a combination of all advanced technology used in replica watches. Besides using the same watch material as genuine, Z factory almost spent three months in the movement to improve its stability.
The dial is in dark grey and got its design idea from the dashboard on Spitfire. So is the replica. Case diameter is 43mm, so the dial looks big. With a sloping inner bezel and sunk subdials, the whole dial looks very three-dimensional. 60-second small dial positioned at 6:00 is for small seconds display, top subdial at 12:00 is for minute chronograph. Small second hand is in striking red. There is a fan-shaped window at 3:00 with a triangle mark that is pointing at current date. White lume is applied on hour markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9, so are on hands.
Like case, the bracelet is also made of solid 316L stainless steel, it contains five sections of links. The clasp is so special because it has unique fish-scale patterns, we call them Geneva Stripes that were only found on movement plates before. Deployant buckle has a polished square metal part that has engraving “IWC”. Inside the case, it is a Valjoux 7750 movement, well it is a cloned one, not real Swiss ETA 7750. But the factory used a Shanghai chronograph movement to clone this 7750 movement, if you know something about Shanghai Watch Factory, you will learn that Shanghai 7750 is the most stable chronograph movement used in replica watches. At last, let’s check the watch specification of this replica.
Movement: Valjoux 7750, Based on Shanghai Chronograph Movement
Functions: Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date
Case: 43mm*15.5mm, 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Standard AR Coating
Bracelet: 316L Stainless Steel with Deployant Buckle
Water Resistant: 30M
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