Swiss fake IWC is renowned for its perpetual calendar watches, thanks to the ingenious movement developed by IWC’s chief watchmaker Kurt Klaus in the 1980s. A complex mechanical device, it recognises the different lengths of the months and leap years and will not (if kept wound) need an adjustment until 2100, and the perpetual moon phase display will only require a one-day adjustment in 577.5 years.
The first perfect replica IWC Pilot’s watch at IWC to be graced with a tourbillon was the “Le Petit Prince” model of 2018. That same year, the combination of a perpetual calendar and tourbillon also appeared at Swiss made copy IWC on board the Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition 150 Years. So, extending the range of complications even further, what we have before us today is a sophisticated perpetual calendar and flying tourbillon inside a UK fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch from the “Le Petit Prince” collection.
Like best quality replica IWC’s other proprietary material known as Ceratanium (a special titanium alloy that is as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic), Armor gold is a new gold alloy that is significantly harder and more wear-resistant than conventional 5N gold. Used for the first time in the Swiss made fake IWC Big Pilots Watch Constant Force Tourbillon “Le Petit Prince”, Armor gold appears again for the case of this Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon. Measuring 46.2mm across with a height of 16mm, the case and oversized conical crown are made of 18k Armor gold. The finishings reveal a brightly polished crown and bezel, while the lugs are brushed for contrast.
Although the layout of the complications on the dial is similar to the UK fake IWC Portugieser, the watch retains its vintage pilot watch soul. Animating the scenery at noon is the one-minute flying tourbillon as its balance wheel rotates on its axis inside a cage to reduce the effects of gravity on the regulating organ. The tourbillon regulating the movement is cantilevered from the mainplate with no bridge on top to interfere with the view. One small regret, since the QP of this UK 1:1 replica IWC Big Pilot IW504803 is a module, the tourbillon sits quite low into the dial…
Set against the blue dial of aaa quality replica IWC with its sunray-brushed finishing, three sub-dials with snailed outer tracks house the calendar functions: the date and power reserve indicator are featured at 3 o’clock; the phases of the moon and the month at 6 o’clock; the days of the week at 9 o’clock; and the four-digit year in a rectangular aperture just below 8 o’clock. As Brice explains in his article on the IWC Portugieser replica watches online, the position of the tourbillon at 12 o’clock determined by the calibre 51950 meant that the moon phase function had to be repositioned inside the sub-dial for the month.
The top copy IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “Le Petit Prince” reference IW504803 is limited to 50 pieces and is now available at a retail price of CHF 120,000.