IWC’s New Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII

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 Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII ‘Laureus Sport for Good Foundation’

Quick Take

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.

Initial Thoughts

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.