Produced for the British Royal Air Force in the 1950s, the Mark XI is arguably the timepiece that put IWC Replica Sale on the path to becoming synonymous with pilot’s watches. The modern day IWC pilot’s watch collection started in 1994 with the introduction of the Mark XII, which was essentially the Mark XI in modern dress.
The new Pilot’s Replica Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Tribute to Mark XI” is a no-frills reissue that’s affordably priced. Ostensibly a remake of the military-issue Mark XI, the new limited edition edition is more precisely a Mark XII remake, having a similar dial featuring a date window at three. A triangle at 12 o’clock and baton markers at the quarters are taken from the vintage original, as are the pencil-shaped minute hand and baton hour hand.
The rest of the IWC Replica Watch is essentially stock Mark XVIII, which means a 40mm steel case with a soft iron cage inside for protection against magnetism. Inside the soft iron cage is the cal. 35111, which is actually a SW300, a clone of the ETA 2892. It’s automatic with a 42-hour power reserve.
I can say it’s attractively styled with a recognisable military inspiration, but because of the relatively slimness of the IWC Replica case versus its diameter, feels significantly flatter than the originals.