What is a pilot watch?
Although many pilot replica watches for sale uk trade on the glamour of man-made flight, their guiding mantra is typically that of good old fashioned utility. Just like any other cockpit instrument, these timepieces are designed with legibility first and foremost in mind. Often that means a large dial of well over 40mm, a chunky crown for making adjustments on the fly and a whole lot of luminosity so that the time can be read at all hours of the day. Distraction is the deathly enemy of a pilot super clone watch, so most tend to eschew extravagant complications for fear of distracting from their original purpose – cheap fake Breitling’s Navitimer is the rarefied exception to this clutter-free ethos.
For the sake of simply giving you more wrist candy to browse below, we’ve also thrown a few GMT high quality replica watches into the mix as well. Technically, these are a different beast entirely to any pilot watch as they’re made for travellers who need to keep an eye on two time zones at once – not those who are paid to jet them to their destination. Since both models wouldn’t exist without the advent of the aeroplane and the top copy Rolex GMT-Master II is a thing of absolute beauty in its own right, we’re not going to get too hung up on dictionary definitions. Either way, if you’re looking for a watch that reaches for the skies, start here.
IWC PILOT’S WATCH AUTOMATIC SPITFIRE
From its famed Big Pilot’s watches to the ultra-contemporary Top Gun models, Swiss made fake IWC is a brand synonymous with aviation timepieces. Its most recent additions include the classic Pilot’s Watch Automatic Spitfire references with manufacture movements. Available in several iterations, the simplest is one of the best, with black dial, white numerals and three hands from the centre. The 39mm, steel case of the AAA quality replica IWC has a soft-iron inner cage to guard against the effects of magnetism and it comes with a choice of straps – the green, fabric, Nato style adding an extra-military flavour. £4,450.
IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN EDITION “LAKE TAHOE”
Woah! That was our first reaction to the new 1:1 replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “Lake Tahoe”. It is white, ceramic, and just unbelievably Fresh (yes, that’s a capital F). On a rubber strap, this 43mm flight tool might be best suited to a summer roof terrace, but make no mistake, every part of this high quality fake IWC is a testament to its function-focused engineering. It just happens to also be the crispest ever design to come out of Schaffhausen. £9,350.