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The Retro Trend Continues – Introducing The IWC Mark XVIII Replica

The original IWC Mark 11 was in production from 1948 till the early 1980s, before being replaced with the Mark XII. The IWC Mark 11 was fitted with a IWC Caliber 89 movement, hand-wound and ticking at 18.000vph. A movement they used in various other watches as well. After that, IWC used Jaeger-LeCoultre movements and ETA movements for their Mark-series Pilot watches. This new IWC Mark XVIII ‘Tribute to Mark XI’ Replica has the self-winding 35111-calibre, which is based on the Sellita SW300-1.

Cheap IWC Replica made sure to incorporate a couple of design elements from the original Mark 11, such as the baton hands, the luminous markers at 3, 6 9 and 12 o’clock and of course the triangular index at 12. The lumed elements have received this vintage patina look to stress the retro aspect of this Pilot’s IWC Replica Watches.

I love IWC’s toolwatches, like the Pilot mark-series and the Genta based Ingenieur models. This Mark XVIII ‘Tribute to Mark XI’ reference IW327007 is simply stunning and one of my favorite editions already. The original Mark 11 was mainly delivered to the RAF.

As said, the Mark 11 was in production for a long time span. In 1984 it was replaced by the Mark XII. Ever since, according to Best IWC Replica, it is one of the best selling models from the Schaffhausen watch company.

Hands-On With The IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Replica Watches

Since 2005, IWC has been a partner of Laureus. Every year they create a Laureus limited edition watch, of which part of the proceeds goes to support the sport projects. All watches have this typical blue dial and an engraving on the case back. The engraving is based on the prize winner of a drawing competition for children, organized by IWC.

This year, IWC introduced a new line-up of Da Vinci models, for men and women. One of the SIHH novelties was this IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Replica Watches for Good Foundation’. Besides, the IWC Da Vinci Tourbillon Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar Chronograph there is no ‘regular’ Da Vinci Chronograph other than this limited edition Laureus model. I was able to go hands-on with one of these beautiful blue dial versions last week.One of the first things to notice is the beautiful blue dial and the contrast with the silver hands and applied large Arabic numerals on the dial.

It is a beautiful sight and very easy to read. The dial has a couple of red accents in there as well, as you can see the minute track has red numerals at 15, 30, 45 and 60. The tip of the Best IWC Replica chronograph seconds hand is also red. The hour and minute totalizers are located in the sub dial at 12 o’clock, while the normal running seconds and date aperture are located at 6 o’clock. The IWC Replica Swiss Movement Watches also has a fly-back function, for a quick restart.

The case design is based on the 1985 Da Vinci, as I wrote above. The lugs are a bit different though, and have this more modern touch. Although you can definitely consider these lugs to be a bit beefy, they are not as chunky as the original 1980s design.With a diameter of 42mm, I found the Cheap IWC Replica to be very comfortable to wear on the wrist. It is a ‘medium’-size case these days, which makes it a perfect watch for most men out there. The watch is a little thick, with its 14.5mm, but for a chronograph that is fine.

The IWC Replica Watches is not a simple copy-paste or retro project that we see with so many other brands today, but invested quite a bit of effort in creating an interesting timepiece that is ‘classic’ enough for years to come. 13.700 Euro for this timepiece is not cheap, but given the fact that it is really well-finished, has a stunning blue dial, a beautiful case, Santoni alligator strap and an in-house developed chronograph movement adds up to this price tag.