As part of this year’s new models, IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph introduced a new reference Pilot’s Watch Chronograph range that builds upon the popular collection with new refinements and appeal. In this article, I will be discussing two models – first is the standard reference and which has an iconic black dial. We also have the metallic-blue-dialed variant which is known as the reference Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince.”
IWC’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph has always been a more entry-level offering from the brand, but nevertheless one of my favorite IWC watches. For me, this is one of the best-rendered aviator chronograph watches on the market, and Cheap IWC Replica has both the style and quality nailed. The 2016 IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models aren’t dramatically different from outgoing models, but rather given small updates and new reasons for people who don’t have one of these models to take a close look at them. Back in January, aBlogtoWatch mentioned this and other new IWC Pilot’s Watch releases for the year.
Of course, the lovely metallic-blue-dialed Le Petit Prince model (not a limited edition) is a new offering. For sometime, IWC has been producing Le Petit Prince edition watches of various models they make – many of them being limited editions or more high-end. With the reference, we finally get a blue-dialed variant of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 3777 without any price premium. You’ll notice that the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph also features different hands (polished outsides versus black) which match the metallic blue dial. It’s a handsome alternative to the stock matte black dial for those who perhaps already have an older that doesn’t per se need to be replaced.
One of the reasons that the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models work so well is the great mixture of case size, style, and wonderful execution of this style of pilot watch dial. IWC arguably offers a best-of-breed set of dial materials and textures resulting in one of the best-looking faces around if you are seeking this style of IWC Replica Watches. Go ahead and compare it with the competition, as, in my opinion, IWC really does “own” this niche of pilot watch styles. A big part of that is how well they do the hands.
IWC includes an admittedly nice black or brown calfskin Santoni strap with the watch, respectively, that comes on a simple buckle (sadly, no deployant clasps on the Santoni straps, as far as we saw). While the Cheap IWC Replica always looks good on these straps, I would urge people interested in the black-dialed to consider the available five-link steel metal bracelet. Not only do I happen to be a major fan of when watches come with bracelets specifically designed for them, but the bracelet here has a micro-adjust feature in the clasp which allows for a precise comfort fit that you can open and loosen a bit on the fly. Micro-adjusts on bracelets are quickly becoming an important feature to look for, and it was a welcome and unexpected treat to see one here in IWC’s close-to-entry-level model family.