Each year’s Laureus watch has been different from the last – the preceding editions were the Da Vinci chronograph and ladies’ Portofino – but all share the same deep blue metallic dial.
The latest AAA IWC Replica Watches n Black Ceramicfor the good cause is unusual, being the very first Laureus watch in black ceramic, the very first Laureus in a material other than stainless steel in fact. The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” has a glossy black ceramic case that’s 41mm in diameter, being the same case as that on the Mark XVIII Miramar.
And Wholesale and Retail Swiss IWC as is tradition the usual matte black dial has been replaced by one in metallic blue, with a red-tipped seconds hand for some colour.
The other feature that’s a Laureus tradition is the engraving on the Replica Watches case back that reproduces a drawing by a child selected by the foundation.
Like the standard Mark XVIII, the Laureus edition is powered by the cal. 35111, which is a rebadged Sellita SW300. And it’s enclosed by a soft-iron cage to protect the movement from magnetism, a standard feature on Charming Fake Watches aviator watches.
The watch is paired with a crosshatch embossed calfskin leather strap.
Produced from 1994 to 2005, Der Fliegerchronograph ref. 3706 was IWC’s first mechanical pilot’s chronograph, and one of the bestsellers during a period the IWC was resolutely Swiss-German. Together with the Mark XII Replica Watches and Der Doppelchronograph, it marked the return of IWC pilot’s watches in the post-quartz era. All of them relied on the same design language, inspired by the Mark 11 made for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s.
With the Mark XII just having been remade, now it’s the turn of the IWC Replica Watches Pilot’s Chronograph China, as an online-only reissue of the original. The most significant difference is size, it’s now 43mm compared to 39mm before.
The design of the dial is virtually identical, right down to the day-date display. Unlike the current line-up of AAA IWCPilot’s watches For Sale, the reissue has baton hands, a slim typeface as well as a quarter-seconds track for measuring shorter periods of time – just like the original ref. 3706. In fact, it almost looks like how a 20-year old ref. 3706 would look today, with faux-patina lume on the indices and hands that mimic the look of aged tritium.
And the remake is powered by the same movement, the cal. 79320, which is still based on the reliable Valjoux 7750. But because the case has been enlarged while the movement diameter stays the same.
As with all High Quality Replica watches past and present, the movement is protected by a soft iron, antimagnetic inner cage.