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