IWC Pilot Chronograph Replica Watches came either on a leather strap or on the nicely finished stainless steel bracelet. IWC used a nicely finished ETA/Valjoux 7750 work-horse movement for that model and the dial had that typical 7750 lay-out, sub dials on 12, 9 and 6 o’clock. It was their 39mm reference 3706 model, long-time out of production now. It was followed-up by a 42mm version with small red seconds hand on 9 o’clock.
The case is made of ceramics and beautifully designed and finished. The influences of the earlier IWC Pilot Chronograph Fake watches are clearly there but have been super-sized. It sits nicely on the wrist and looks – to be honest – expensive. But I guess that is what most buyers of these watches expect it to be.
The black soft strap the watch comes on is very comfortable and feels like high quality. If I am not mistaken the strap I had for my IWC Ingenieur 3227 a few years ago was made of a similar material. Although the 39mm IWC Pilot Chronograph reference 3707 I mentioned above also came with a metal bracelet, I always considered the IWC Charming Fake Watches to belong on a leather strap, NATO strap or something like the IWC soft strap. In my opinion the stainless steel bracelet was beautiful, but perhaps a bit too “smooth” for a real tool watch like the Pilot Chronograph. The soft strap comes with an IWC folding clasp that works perfectly.
As I already mentioned, the black dial and white hands give a great contrast. The time is readable under almost all circumstances, which is exactly the point of a tool – in this case pilot’s – watch. The dial lay-out is a bit different from the other IWC Pilot Chronographs, as this model uses the in-house IWC Replica Watches caliber chronograph movement. This means the watch has two registers, located at 12 and 6 o’clock.The sub dials at 12 and 6 o’clock have nice circular grain and the small seconds hand has been filled with red color. The hands themselves are black, ensuring the high contrast.