Besides Portuguese, I think Big Pilot is the most successful series IWC has ever created. Compared with Pilot, Big Pilot has a much bigger case that has a diameter of 47mm, so, if you love big watch and the big crown, IWC Big Pilot will be a good choice. Now in replica IWC watch field, three factories shared the market, they are ZF, V6 and YL. Absolutely Z factory(ZF) occupied the biggest market share of replica IWC, because the need of people for IWC Portuguese watches is big, and Z factory makes the best IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve replica watches, which I think are not able to be identified as fakes. About YL, they just entered this area about two years ago and has also brought us many surprises, about V6, this factory now only makes some quality Spitfire chrono models in replica IWC area, its focus is on Hublot and Panerai.
Today, I want to show you a great timepiece from YL factory, it is a replica IWC Big Pilot watch, with working power reserve and annual calendar. This is the V2 edition, YL factory made some modification on the movement, so it will look closer to genuine IWC 52850 Calibre.
The replica watch has a rose gold look, the gold coating on the solid stainless steel case is up to 5 mils thick. Some people asked me whether it is solid gold or not, I must say this is not, no replica watches in our market use solid gold, so do not be cheated by other dealers who claim that they have golden replica watches the same as genuine, it is impossible.
Not only the watch has a big case, its dial also has large Arabic numeral hour markers. Blue dial is the most classic dial version among all Big Pilot Le Petit Prince models, most of my clients who ordered Big Pilot Le Petit Prince from me love the blue dial version more. YL factory updated the dial, you can compare this replica with a genuine IW502701, the two small dials are set in a right position, their size is also correct, the hidden part on numbers of 2, 4, 8 and 10 is just right, not too much or too less. By the way, the 7-day power reserve indicator at 3 o’clock is working, maybe the engine can not offer a full 7-day power for the watch after being fully wound, but the replica can work an entire day for you without winding.
Brown leather strap is made of genuine calf skin leather, it has a super soft texture and nice hand stitching work. The rose gold buckle and its “IWC” engraving on also reflect the good craftmanship of YL factory. Actually, such one pair of leather straps with clasp is sold at an expensive, you can not buy one unless paying more than $120 usd.
For IWC Big Pilot replica watches, I only suggest you buy from two factories, one is ZF, the other is YL.