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.

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