Pilot is a big series of IWC, it contains a lot of classic models. Big Pilot Le Petit Prince and Mark series are highly welcomed, they are also very hot in replica watch industry. V6 and ZF are two main factories in our market that make good quality replica IWC watches, compared with both factories, ZF has a richer experience, after all V6 is more good at Hublot replicating. So, whether you want a Portuguese or Pilot, I recommend you buy from ZF.
This Pilot chrono watch is an anniversary model which IWC published in recent years, ZF made this model in last year, it is not a common IWC Pilot watch, I think the main reason why ZF replicated this watch is that the watch has a beautiful dial, not because it is an anniversary model. Since its release online, not many people are willing to buy this replica, because their attention is paid to another important models like Mark XVIII and Pilot Prince. However, the truth is it has a very high quality could not be denied.
The following is the basic details of the replica:
Movement: Asia Valjoux 7750 Chronograph
Case: 43mm*15mm, Solid 316L Stainless Steel, Brushed
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Standard AR Coating
Dial: White with Green Superlume on Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Black Calf Leather Strap with Embossed Croc Patterns
Water Resistant: 30m
See the details above, the watch does not look that special. While my attention is always focused on its white dial, which gathers black and blue elements, has a high readability. There are Arabic numeral and bar-shaped hour markers in black, which are constrasting with white main dial. The blue color used on central big hands and small hands of subdials enhances vigour of the whole dial. Three bar-shaped markers in white color at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock as well as the big triangle marker at 12 o’clock are applied with Swiss luminous material. In the dark, the four markers will emit a strong green light that could lasts long. From the dial, you will know all functions of the replica, including real chronograph. Sunken subdials are delicately crafted, the day and date could be adjusted via crown on right side of the case.
Case back has correct engravings, the center has letters engraving of “150 YEARS” in sandblasted background, which forms a strong contrast with the brushed finish on other part of the case back. This shows the exquisite craftsmanship of the ZF factory. Behind the back, the mechanism driven inside is an Asia Valjoux 7750, which is newly improved and has become the second generation of Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement that now is widely used in moderate quality Daytona replicas.
I love the several tints of blue on the dial, it fascinates me.