Pilot is a big series of IWC, sometimes I think it is more popular than Portuguese. Spitfire is a sub-series of IWC Pilot, it is loved by many watch fans due to its sporty outlook. Many materials have been used on the case of IWC Pilot Spitfire, including stainless steel, ceramic and titanium, but today, it is my first time to see a IWC watch made of bronze material. Actually bronze has already been used in watch industry, as you know, some popular models like Panerai PAM 382 and Zenith Pilot. Bronze could be easily oxidized, but it is exactly the oxidation process that offers a lot of fun for our wearers.
Today, I want to show you an unique replica watch made by XF factory. It is a replica IWC Spitfire watch, which is made of bronze in case and bezel. Besides the bronze material, the watch also has another great feature, it is the UTC display, you can see it from the green dial, it it shown under the big triangle mark at 12 o’clock.
The case is 39mm in diameter, compared with other sporty brand watches, it looks a bit smaller, but it can absolutely fit the wrist of most men’s wrist. The case is measured to be in only 10mm, not too thick like sports watches of other Swiss brands. The entire case is brushed, case back is solid but not made with bronze, it is stainless steel, there is an airplance on the center of the case back, look at the case back, it has a sandblasted finish.
Green dial is the best match for the bronze case. There are Swiss lume material applied on hands and hour markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The green light emitting from the dial is really strong, after absorbing enough light during the day, the watch can offer you a great lume in the dark conditions and you can read the time from the dial more convenient.
Brown leather strap is in line with the bronze tone of the case. The leather band is made with genuine calf skin leather imported from Italy. The leather band is fitted with a tang buckle, which is also made with bronze and brushed. The buckle is deeply engraved with lettering “IWC”.
Inside the case, the movement is an Asia clone ETA 2836-2 automatic, it is a very stable automatic movement that has been widely used in our industry. The replicas with basic functions like hours, minutes, seconds and date are more willing to use this movement. By the way, the replica watch is water resistant to 30 meter.