Last month, during F1 Miami, news broke of a mysterious new 1:1 fake IWC Big Pilot after photos surfaced of Lewis Hamilton wearing the watch prior to the race. It wasn’t hard to figure out what the watch was – something about the 46mm+ case size, stark white case & bracelet plus the complicated dial layout made it easily spottable without even zooming in on the photo. But there was one issue a month ago: The watch didn’t exist at the time, at least not officially. Well, that’s different now as perfect replica IWC UK has properly unveiled this hunk of white ceramic.
The Lake Tahoe – a name conceived by luxury replica IWC and Pantone to describe the white color – design was first seen last year in chronograph form. Many wondered when we’d see a Perpetual Big Pilot variation much like the chronograph/QP tandem of the Mojave editions. Now that we have this new cheap fake IWC Top Gun Big Pilot, so named for its association with the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (Topgun) program in the U.S. Navy, it’s clear that this design sings in the black & white iteration. While the Mojave, with its tan-on-tan aesthetic, was visually interesting, this new model is downright exciting.
Nothing has changed other than the colors here, so what you get is the same Swiss movement copy IWC-manufactured 52615 caliber movement offering just about every measurable timing option on the dial including a special double moon phase complication allowing the user to read the phases of the Moon in both northern and southern hemispheres – a complication that will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years.
The high quality replica IWC UK comes affixed to a white rubber strap and deployant clasp. It’s 46.5mm white-ceramic case is certainly not for all wrists, but is worth a try-on if you can. It will cost $40,900 when it arrives in July.