IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Replica Watch 55 would make an excellent desk clock
The standard IWC Big Pilot’s watch is both an automatic and has a power reserve of about a week. Instead, IWC Replica Watches preferred to go an alternative route and get a bit more vintage chic with the mechanism inside of this reference 5104 timepiece.For the movement, IWC chose their in-house-made caliber 98300 which operates at 2.5Hz (18,000bph) and has a power reserve of just 46 hours, being manually wound. The idea here is likely that IWC wanted to convey the most pure sense of “old-time winding” since on most accounts the caliber 98300 (despite its contemporary construction) is based on rather old horological architecture. What it lacks in things like performance, complexity, and convenience, it makes up for in feeling like you are winding up an old timepiece.
IWC once again got it right when it comes to a pilot-style watch dial in terms of finishing and colors. The blued hands are a nice touch and off-white luminant along with refined dial design make for a very classy look.The IWC Big Pilot’s Heritage Replica Watch 55 is a thick brown calfskin strap that is designed like a cross between a pilot and NATO strap.