The IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Lake Tahoe is a very fun and handsome timepiece, and it’s a perfect fit for the IWC brand. As the story goes, the color of this watch is the color of the snow around the mountains of Lake Tahoe. That’s cool.
The Tahoe watch is a special white, but it is also a special ceramic texture. Not polished or brushed, the finish is more “satin” and looks and feels great. One problem is that the ceramic case material seems to wear out, a trend I’ve seen with other stone or ceramic items produced in this texture.
Ceramics are often valued for their scratch-resistant properties, so this is something many consumers may not expect. Sometimes the Swiss IWC Replica Watches wear will rub off, but others will be more stubborn. I’m not an expert on this material, so I haven’t tried cleaning it, but I think it’s worth noting that fact.
IWC will likely go with this case finish, as it is more attractive and more masculine than a polished white ceramic case. Tahoe has steel chronograph pushers, crown and strap deployment clasp. I’d prefer the elements come in matching black or white, especially at this price point. Masculine yet conservative, they feel active and a little wild, and at the end of the day are also admittedly practical and versatile.
The case of the Swiss Made IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition is 44.5mm wide and approximately 15mm thick, with a lug-to-lug distance of approximately 54mm. Above the dial is an AR coating and a domed sapphire crystal, and the screw-down caseback is in steel. The odd thing about the dials of this series of watches is that only the four hour markers have luminescent bodies.
Attached to the case is a white rubber strap with a matching inlaid white textile-like section. The strap looks cool, plus the steel deployant clasp makes the strap too bulky for my anatomy. Given the neutrality of the black and white case, you could pair the watch with a watch like the Tahoe with any color strap you like and it might work.
Inside the Replica vs Real is one of IWC’s in-house movements, the 69380 automatic movement with time, 12-hour chronograph and day/date complication calendar. Of course, the movements look different, but a quick way to tell the difference through the dial is to identify the position of the secondary seconds dial. In the 69380 movement, the small seconds dial is located at 6 o’clock in the case, while in the Valjoux 7750, the running seconds hand Subdial at 9 o’clock. It’s a very nice movement, but in this case we didn’t see the display caseback.
The visual confidence of this beautiful black and white ceramic pilot watch from IWC Famous Replica Watches, combined with its uniqueness, will likely ensure that it remains a commercial success for IWC for a long time to come. The product isn’t cheap either. IWC’s entry-level pilot chronograph will cost you about half the price, and it’s still a luxury watch.