IWC launched its 12th special-edition timepiece in support of, and in cooperation with, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The watch, from the Schaffhausen-based brand’s Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII series, offers an eye-catching combo of a sleek black ceramic case with a deep blue dial.
The Cheap IWC Replica Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation”,features a 41-mm black ceramic case, fronted by a convex, nonreflective sapphire crystal and sealed by an engraved titanium caseback and a screw-down crown. The vibrant blue color used for its dial is a signature of IWC Replica Watches special editions for Laureus, and the luminescent coating used on the sword-shaped black hour and minute hands ensures excellent nighttime readability.
The engraved image on the caseback, as on previous IWC Replica Laureus editions, reproduces the winning entry of a children’s drawing competition that IWC organizes in cooperation with the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, a charity that supports more than 100 programs worldwide to use “the power of sport” to affect positive social change.
Inside the case, protected against magnetic fields by a soft iron inner case, ticks the movement, IWC’s automatic Caliber 35111, with 25 jewels, a 28,800-vph frequency, and a 42-hour power reserve. The antimagnetic protection is a historical hallmark of Fake IWC’s Pilot’s Watches, which were built to withstand the conditions inside a cockpit; other aviator-friendly features include the hacking seconds function, which allows the wearer to easily synchronize the watch with a reference signal, and the securing of the sapphire crystal from sudden drops in air pressure.
The IWC Ingenieur Replica Watches premiered in 1955 as a three-handed watch with a clean design and protection against magnetic fields up to 80,000 amperes per meter.Genta’s “SL” had five little holes in its bezel, an integrated metal bracelet, and a soft-iron inner case to protect it against magnetism.Cheap IWC Replica has built and still builds numerous models with diverse additional functions such as a second time zone, chronograph, perpetual calendar and tourbillon.
IWC revived several historical watches in 2008 when it premiered the Vintage collection. Among these was a three-handed watch that paid homage to the first IWC Replica Watches Ingenieur with dauphine hands and applied baton-shaped indexes. This model also had a sapphire window in its caseback through which you could view manufacture Caliber 80111. The downside of this nice view: Magnetic-field protection had to be left out. But the core of the Vintage collection continues to be the large models with five holes in their bezels.
Only when you take a closer look at our test watch do you notice that the baton-shaped indexes with luminous dots at their outer ends and the double luminous dot at the 12 trace their ancestry to the first Ingenieur. Some of the Best IWC Replica Watches earliest Ingenieurs also had baton-shaped hands with sharp points. The case with applied bezel, polished surfaces and satin-finished sides is also similar to the case of the first Ingenieur.
All in all,Fake IWC Watches designers have created a handsome watch, but the design isn’t totally in harmony with the retro look. The case is too high and the bezel slopes too steeply downward to be a dyed-in-the-wool retro watch. And this newcomer has a contemporary diameter of 42 mm. The case of the Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” we tested is made of steel.
The Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII is one of the cornerstones of IWC’s collection, along with the likes of the Portugieser Automatic and the Big Pilot. In the current iteration of the Pilot’s collection, IWC offers many variations of its entry-level aviator’s watch, including some different color options, a few materials variations, and even a throw-back model.These watches always feature rich blue dials and commemorative caseback engravings, and this model is no different, though here you also get the 41mm case rendered in glossy black ceramic too.
Why This Watch Matters
In theory, there’s nothing groundbreaking here: Best IWC Mark XVIII Replica Watches and a special watch for Laureus. However, this year’s iteration on the charity-focused limited edition is a real standout. Before this, you could get ceramic Pilot’s watches, but the Mark XVIII was only available with the very niche Top Gun Miramar dial configuration.
Simply put, this is an easy-to-love variation on a familiar theme. The blue dial is stunning and the black hands with luminous fill and red tip really ground the design. The black date disc is another little touch that elevates the design overall. I might have preferred matte ceramic, personally, but that’s very much a matter of individual taste. Coming in at $5,650, this is definitely at the top end of the Mark XVIII offerings, but it’s competitive in comparison with Cheap IWC Replica other ceramic models. If you’re looking to get a bad ass pilot’s watch, this should definitely be on your radar.