IWC Schaffhausen, like any high-end watchmaker worth its salt, has made plenty of fine chronographs over the years. Take the cult classic ref. 3705 ‘Black Flieger’ or the high-octane Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg Ingenieur Chronograph signature models.
But they’ve never added a chronograph function to their most iconic watch ever – the legendary best UK replica IWC Big Pilot’s Watches – which has seemed like somewhat of a missed opportunity, to be quite frank. Thankfully, IWC has changed all that: the 153-year-old Swiss brand has finally added the much-desired complication to their flagship Swiss made fake watches… In a rather unconventional manner.
The new 1:1 wholesale copy IWC Big Pilot’s Watches Monopusher Edition “Le Petit Prince” (ref. IW515202), at first glance, seems like a fairly standard Big Pilot – where are the chronograph pushers? Well, as the name suggests, the mechanical stopwatch is actually controlled via a single push button which is subtly integrated into the IWC Big Pilot’s replica watches with Swiss movements distinctive oversized crown. When the button is pushed once, timing starts. Pressing the button a second time stops the timing, and then a third press resets the chronograph. Pretty intuitive, no?
It’s a clever design choice that not only shows off perfect IWC replica watches’ mechanical wizardry but also maintains the purity of the Big Pilot’s time-honoured, functional aesthetic.
“IWC has always been about tackling engineering challenges and finding technically elegant solutions. We have had the idea to present AAA top fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watches with a chronograph function for some time now. However, one can hardly imagine the unmistakable design with the large case and conical crown with two chronograph pushers on the side of the case. Therefore, we hit upon the surprising and at the same time logical idea to integrate a monopusher chronograph,” Christian Knoop, Creative Director of IWC Schaffhausen explains.
The “Le Petit Prince” part of the name refers to how it’s yet another special edition that honours aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s world-famous children’s novel, known in English as The Little Prince. (IWC has long been a supporter of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.) 2021 best quality replica IWC’s “Le Petit Prince” watches all have this signature, very handsome deep-blue sunburst dial. Additionally, this model has unique retro Arabic numerals, which evoke the early days of aviation as well as early 20th century timepieces.
Its manufacture 59365 calibre is rather unique, too. It’s Swiss online IWC super clone watches’ only manual-winding chronograph movement: 70 revolutions of the crown are enough to build up the maximum power reserve of eight days (pretty impressive stuff). A power-reserve indication on the back of the movement, which can be seen through the sapphire-glass case back, helps you keep track of its juice with ease.
Retailing for AU$25,200 and limited to 500 models, it’s not your usual chronograph – and it’s not your usual IWC Big Pilot’s fake watches for men.