Replica IWC Big Pilot 43mm Black Dial IW329301 Watch

The Case

43mm stainless steel case. The surfaces of the stainless case are mostly brushed, whether straight brushed on the sides or circular brushed on top, with polished accents on the side of the lugs and the bezel. There’s still this combination of an ultra-thin bezel and an ultra-wide dial opening that visually enlarges the watch. And the right side is still home to the iconic diamond-shaped and polished crown, which screws down. the inner soft-iron case has gone since the watch is equipped with a screwed caseback with a see-through sapphire window. On the positive side, the water-resistance has been improved from 60 metres to a very comfortable 100m rating.

The Dial

Blue dial. Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is basically a very clean edition of the BP watch. This means that almost all elements are directly borrowed for the 46mm edition, including the bold luminous hour markers, the clear minute track, the rounded and luminous Arabic numerals, the typical triangle-and-dots at 12 o’clock and the distinctive hands of the collection – which are rhodium-plated here and not blackened. And that’s it: no date, no power reserve, just the three central hands and extreme legibility.

The Movement

Automatic, leather strap.

Replica IWC Big Pilot 43mm, IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 is basically an intermediate size between the classic Big Pilot 46mm and the much smaller Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII and its 40mm diameter. The idea was to bring a smaller, mechanically simplified and visually restrained edition of one of the brand’s icons with a more accessible price tag. The BP 43 follows exactly this strategy and actually shares the same base movement as the Portugieser Automatic 40.