IWC presented a pilot’s chronograph – the Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Spitfire Bronze – with plenty of reasons to love. “Vintaged”, smaller than the previous Pilot’s Chrono, equipped with a new manufacture movement and with a cool green dial and bronze case combination, it made quite an impression on us.
Basically, this watch was the modern iteration of the model that relaunched pilot’s watches at IWC Replica Watches. Yet, it was still large at 43mm and still powered by a Valjoux-based movement. There was room for improvement.
The case, even though in bronze, was smaller at 41mm in diameter. The dial, because of these new proportions, also felt more balanced, and it featured the cool display of the old IWC Replica pilot’s watches. And last but not least, the watch was fitted with a “manufacture” movement, something new in this collection.
The new IWC Replica Watches Swiss Made Chronograph Spitfire IW387901 is basically a steel version of the bronze model. The case keeps the same proportions, with a 41mm diameter and a 15.3mm thickness. Because of the different material and the different finishings, the watch offers a very different sensation on the wrist. The caseback is also in steel, with a Spitfire decoration.