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A History of IWC Replica and Breitling Replica Pilots’ Watches

When longtime IWC head honcho Georges Kern left his position at Richemont to become CEO of Breitling, some saw it as the latest salvo in the two Swiss brands’ historical duel for horological supremacy in the air. Here we explore in depth how both brands have made their marks on the history and evolution of pilots’ watches.
In contrast to dive watches, pilots’ watches do not have to meet any objective criteria. Good legibility under all light conditions is generally all that’s needed, and good design makes the watches what they are. A pilots’ watch looks like a pilots’ watch. But it’s precisely the design that shows the different approaches to pilots’ watches by IWC and Breitling Replica. Both brands base their own unique designs on their long traditions and histories. In the case of IWC, the company relies heavily on its Big Pilot’s Watch from 1940, which it, and other companies like A. Lange & Söhne, supplied to the German Air Force.


IWC Big Pilot & Breitling Navitimer
Icons: IWC has offered its Big Pilot’s Watch with its accurate pocketwatch movement since 1940. Breitling introduced its first Navitimer with chronograph and slide-rule bezel in 1952. Both were originally designed for use in aviation.
Typical features included the military-style triangle with two dots at 12 o’clock, sans-serif numerals (a plain, unadorned bar for the numeral 1), and dagger-shaped hands. Today these same features are found on every pilots’ watch made by IWC. Even the Mark XVIII follows this same family design – although its predecessor had different numerals and hands (the pilots’ watch Mark 11, built for the Royal Air Force in 1949). The only exceptions are the models dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his “Little Prince,” in which IWC uses serif numerals, elegant blue or brown dials, silver hands and polished bezels. A conical crown, which makes operation while wearing gloves easier, is found on many other IWC models.
But IWC really unleashes its functions. The collection ranges from a simple hand-wound watch to chronographs with and without split seconds, world-time watches, and perpetual calendars. And with its limited Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55, IWC even restores its original 55-mm diameter. It closely approximates the design of the original – with beige luminous material and a matte case – though it has a small seconds display (the original model had a central seconds hand).
IWC can also reveal its modern side. The brand’s Top Gun models have a matte-black ceramic case and a textile strap for a contemporary military look, while still maintaining other traditional features. For this reason, these Luxury  replica watches are easily recognizable as IWC Replica Watches. The Top Gun Miramar line presents another interesting variation of the design: a muted green dial, beige luminous material, a red hour track, a polished ceramic case and an olive-green textile strap come together to create an exciting mix of modern and retro elements.
Breitling Chronomat & IWC Big Pilot Watch


Today’s Classics: Breitling has been building the Navitimer (steel, $8,215) with visual features that have remained virtually unchanged since 1962. An automatic in-house caliber ticks inside. IWC has only cautiously changed its Big Pilot’s Watch (steel, $12,900) over the last several years. The newest version of IWC’s seven-day automatic movement has powered the watch for the past year.
Breitling can also look back on a long tradition of pilots’ watches. Today, its iconic Navitimer looks much as it did just a few years after its introduction in 1952, when it was given a light-colored dial. These chronographs, with their distinctive rotating slide-rule bezels, are available with numerals as well as markers. Both types are immediately recognizable as Navitimers. Traditionally, one can choose between a black leather strap with a lighter stitched seam and a seven-row metal bracelet with offset links.
Breitling offers its icon in 43-mm and 46-mm sizes. There are also models that offer various additional functions along with a chronograph: a second time zone, world-time indication, full calendar and perpetual calendar. A wide selection of limited editions varies the design – from the re-release of the first models issued in 1952 for the pilots’ organization AOPA and elegant brown or blue dials to the modern look of Blacksteel (matte-black-coated case with black hands and markers on a black rubber strap).
IWC Big Pilots’ Watch


Homage to the Beginnings: With special editions in 2016, both brands recall the first iconic pilots’ watch models. IWC is offering a 100-piece special edition of its Big Pilot’s Heritage Watch 55 (titanium, $14,800, above) in its original 55-mm diameter. The Breitling Navitimer AOPA with logo is limited to 500 pieces ($7,655, below).
Breitling Navitimer AOPA


Breitling is also one of the manufacturers that react most strongly to prevailing trends; it introduces new models to the market almost on an annual basis. This is clearly the case with its pilots’ watches, especially in the Chronomat and Avenger lines. Both always have a rotating bezel with raised markers.
The Chronomat – with its distinctively detailed numerals on the dial, round crown, and polished markers, which originally formed a square on the dial – alters its pilots’-watch look with sporty-elegant and modern options. In addition, other bezel numerals and markers are offered in this collection. Black-coated models with black or anthracite-colored markers and hands lend the watches a touch of modern sportiness. The Airborne models represent a timeless military style with more practical-looking numerals and markers and textile straps.
IWC & Breitling Replica Military Pilots Watches


Military Flyers: With black cases and textile straps, both brands offer a military-style look: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun (ceramic, $36,000) and Breitling Avenger Hurricane (Breitlight, $8,390).
But Breitling’s Avenger line goes still further in this direction. Its stencil-like numerals recall the distinctive look of military equipment. And the crown and pushers are designed with function in mind. In contrast to the Chronomat collection, which features chronographs exclusively, the Avenger line also includes three-hand watches. The look can also be varied with different straps: a polished metal bracelet for classic sportiness, leather for a more retro look, a rubber strap for functionality or a textile strap for military appeal.
Breitling is known as a pilots’-watch brand to an even greater extent than IWC. At Breitling, this means maintaining traditions as well as satisfying the customer by offering contemporary designs. Watches are also produced to meet the demands of today’s pilots. For this reason, Breitling sometimes dispenses with the mechanical movements that have come to be expected in a luxury watch. This results in extremely precise multifunction watches that have countdown, alarm, and additional time-zone functions.
IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince


Elegant Flyers: Polished surfaces, applied markers and decorative finishes on the dial add elegance: Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” (rose gold, $32,400, above) and Breitling Chronomat 44 (steel, $9,060, below).
Breitling Chronomat


Watches in the brand’s Professional line typically have a functional case and large numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Some have rotating bezels for quick calculation of flight routes. The hands are partially skeletonized to permit view of the LCD indications at the top and bottom of the dial. Breitling’s Emergency model attained fame with its integrated distress beacon. The chunky case houses a screw connector for the antenna, which wearers view as a positive feature of the watch, not a hindrance.
The newest addition to the Professional collection is the Exospace B55 for wireless connection to a smartphone. The user can set the time using the phone, as well as reading start and landing times on the phone’s large screen. With its black case and gray or blue hands with matching rubber strap, it has a modern, high-tech look.
IWC Big Pilot & Breitling Chronomat Pilot Watches


Retro Flyers: Vintage luminous, functional design, unadorned textile straps and earthy colors come together for a retro military look: IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar ($10,900, left) and Breitling Chronomat 44 Airborne ($8,030, right).
IWC and Breitling interpret the pilots’ watch in different ways. IWC uses an iconic model from its past and rolls out a homogeneous collection of pilots’ watches with unmistakable features. Different colors and materials transform the lines and push them in different directions for an elegant or military look.
Breitling chooses another path. This brand continues to offer and produce its pilots’ watch icon, the Navitimer. Variations are offered with special editions in which the company creates a feeling of greater elegance or modernity through its use of different colors and materials. Breitling has also created collections that are inspired by contemporary or military designs. Bracelets and straps also provide numerous possibilities to modify the design.
Both brands rely on distinctive features so it’s always immediately possible to recognize the model as an IWC or a Breitling. But where IWC tinkers with its design and continues to develop its look or make steps toward its origins, Breitling invents itself anew while still leaving its icon intact.
Breitling Exospace B55


The Breitling Exospace B55 (titanium, $7,180), with smartphone connectivity for flight times, has a modern, technical appeal with digital displays, a black case, functional design, and a dark gray rubber strap.

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IWC replica-pilot series IW377714 mechanical male watch


Million watches price: ¥ 32,895.00
Recently the nations announced the launch of the engraved version of the Mark 11 watch, Mark 11 is the United Kingdom for the British Ministry of Defense customized professional flight watches, is now discontinued. See the news on the network of collectors who have come out of their own mark 11. But now people prefer to discuss or the special edition pilots “Little Prince.” It is the night blue dial and engraved with the bottom of the body with the sword of the little prince is any brand can not imitate.


Three hours of money is the “little prince” special series of the most sporty style of a red little second hand in the night blue dial more eye-catching, compared to the small princess pencil three basic models, the more 2000 Buy this obviously more value, not only more than three time, but also more than a week window Oh!
Breitling Breitling -Navitimer Series AB012012-BB01-435X Mechanical Men’s Watch


Million watches price: ¥ 46,790.00
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This Breitling air in time B01 appeared in the Liu Wei and Jiang twilight smoke the first time watching the movie scene. Black discs and strong ratchet two-way bezel recognition is very high, 43 mm large dial and the military’s strong gas field is very consistent The bezel-dense figure is used for speed, although it is very unlikely to be used, but it is also a classic element of the pilot watches. Moreover, Breitling has a very orthodox flight time history, but also have their own flight stunt team, for the accuracy of the watch is no need to worry. Because the brand and Rolex, like a full range of products have passed the Observatory certification!
Zenith Zenith pilot series 11.2430.4069 / 21.C773 mechanical male watch


Million watches price: ¥ 40,160.00
True force of the pilots watches than the Breitling replica watches, the artistic attainments more profound. Type 20 series of bronze big fly we have long been familiar with this year’s Pakistan exhibition on the real force when the introduction of 4-color Type 20 so that everyone eyes to focus on its pilots watches. And this coffee knight, from the beginning of last year’s exhibition, it has been gains from countless people in the eyes of the big flying throne. Because it is not only a moving feeling, more amazing technology.


Although it was a big fly, but the inspiration came from the 20th century, 20 years of the British “coffee knight culture”, then people hope that through a cafe shuttle between the action to express their desire to break through the traditional bondage mentality, so At the end of the watches can see the tension of the exaggerated motorcycle knight pattern, and the timing button is also similar to the motorcycle radiator. The whole dial to olive gray as the background, in order to highlight the two timelines, delicate grain texture and deliberately do the old oil skin strap echo. Watch the real power when the legendary star speed 4069 movement, is extremely rare mass production of high frequency chronograph movement, vibration frequency up to 36000 times / H, quasi-you can not believe!
Glashy Muller Muehle • Glashuette Sporty Instrument Watches Sport Series M1-37-34-LB


Million watches price: ¥ 10,400.00
Pilots watches pay attention to stability, the country with its soft iron inner shell, Moller is the exclusive woodpecker fine-tuning. This Moeller fly thousands of dollars early, be regarded as law-abiding representatives. Black and white color of the disk is the pilots cheap replica watches the most classic color with the visual effect of the most clear.


Luminous three-pin is also the standard flight luxury replica watches, Moller is no exception. The end of the second hand painted red paint, emphasizing the pilot’s sub-seconds struggle, the pursuit of precision. It is easy for the pilots to wear a watch in a worn suit, and it is easy to see the watch in the world.

Breitling Emergency replica watches

A week ago, we invited space explorer Scott Kelly back to Planet Earth taking after his 342-day mission in space by investigating at some of his watches – both in flight and on Earth. Also, a number of you communicated some enthusiasm for what seemed, by all accounts, to be an overwhelming 51 mm wristwatch. It is truth be told genuine – grew particularly for the most hazardous missions. Today, we run hands-on with the Breitling replica Emergency (not Kelly’s as you may already know).

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Breitling Emergency replica watches

A subsequent meet-up the 1995 Emergency, this variant (initially presented as the Emergency II, in spite of the fact that the “II” has been dropped) the swiss fake  watches shows an enhanced individual locator reference point (PLB) fit for transmitting its directions on two separate frequencies. The choice to make a double recurrence adaptation of the first Emergency is a consequence of the choice, by crisis guide observing organization Cospas-Sarsat, to eliminate its satellite checking at the long-standard 121.5 MHz avionics crisis recurrence – which was likewise utilized by the principal Breitling Emergency watch. (Cospas-Sarsat is a satellite-based hunt and save framework, which has been around since 1982; Cospas is an acronym for “Space System for the Search of Vessels in Distress” in Russian, and Sarsat remains for “Inquiry and Rescue Satellite-Aided Tracking.”)

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The most recent reference point now conveys an advanced sign on the 406 MHz recurrence by means of Cospas-Sarsat’s overall satellite framework, on top of a simple sign on the 121.5 MHz recurrence, utilized via inquiry and salvage (SAR) groups to home in on casualties at area, air or ocean. Cospas-Sarsat initially checked both frequencies. The FAA in the United States started requiring 121.5 MHz crisis reference points on non military personnel airplane in 1973, and however the recurrence is still observed (which is the reason the Emergency transmits on both) 406 MHz is both longer range and gives better precision.

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The advanced flag likewise gives extra data, for example, the code of the nation in which the reference point was enlisted, and the signal’s serial number, which is one reason it took Breitling longer than hope to get the endorsement of the Federal Communications Commission for another form of the Emergency.

Breitling Emergency fake watches

For whatever length of time that the gadget is in working request, I would envision the bundle it comes in would matter almost no to the men and ladies putting their lives at danger who may require it. Yet, the few who happen to likewise gather luxury replica watches – and globe-trotters tend to – must be enchanted by the one Breitling has made. In any case, before we get into its looks, how about we take a gander at how it functions.

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In case of a crisis, the Emergency ought to be expelled from the wrist and both recieving wire tops unscrewed counter-clockwise and pulled until the top splits far from the radio wire (beginning with the reception apparatus set in favor of the crown).

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Keeping in mind the end goal to convey the most solid flag, the transmitter ought to be set outside, both reception apparatus areas vertical to the ground, in a zone with however much haven from the wind as could reasonably be expected. Once the salvage is finished, the watch is sent back to Breitling where it is reloaded – gratis, yet just in the event that it was utilized properly. (Breitling, coincidentally, will offer the swiss fake watches to non-pilots yet they do caution that on the off chance that you trigger the reference point superfluously, you’ll be taking a gander at both a fine, and a truly huge bill for the expense of mounting an unnecessary salvage operation.) To see precisely how the reception apparatus is sent, observe this video from Breitling.

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f course, Breitling did not design crisis reference point innovation. PLBs have been being used for a long time, albeit never in such a reduced instrument. Breitling’s let us know that every one of the parts found inside the Emergency, except for the rechargeable battery, are made in-house.

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Also, things being what they are, the world’s most slender double recurrence PLB transmitter still requires a considerable amount of space – 51 mm x 21.6 mm at any rate, it if the Emergency is anything to pass by (however obviously, that incorporates all the parts essential for the look and in addition the transmitter).

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The new Emergency, similar to the 1995 unique adaptation, was never truly intended to be the sort of watch one wears in the trusts of getting the attention of a kindred expert, and setting off an energetic examination of its tasteful benefits.

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Likely none of that matters to the experts who look for in a PLB an instrument giving them a more prominent conviction that all is good. All things considered, the Emergency is obviously a cheap Breitling replica watches, and has its own exceptional visual effect and even style.

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Breitling Emergency swiss replica watches

Considering the normal option for an individual locator guide – more often than not, a yellow plastic case – it isn’t hard to see why the Emergency engages folks like Kelly. Regardless of its tremendous size, it wears light on the wrist (143.90 grams without the strap as per Breitling) because of a titanium case and wrist trinket development. What’s more, it looks accursed great as well, size in any case. A silk brushed completion guarantees a suitably tough appearance, while the engraved compass scale on the bezel summons musings of experience (and also, obviously, it may demonstrate helpful in a survival situation).And so imagine a scenario where the radio wire top distends from the case. I can’t think about a more terrible demise than one created to some extent by a wonderful yet unrealistically outlined life-sparing gadget. A substantial, fluted reception apparatus top, simple to handle and utilize, appears a superior alternative than anything littler.

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For clear reasons, we didn’t test the gadget. To guarantee you’ll know the Emergency is prepared to go in the event that you require it, Breitling offers a docking station with each Emergency that charges the transmitter battery, and tests the PLB all the while, so you can be guaranteed it’s prepared for use. The Emergency really has two batteries, by the way – one for the watch development, and a different, rechargeable lithium-particle battery for the transmitter. In spite of the fact that part of an industry infamous for pursuing records and here and there pseudo-verifiable firsts, Breitling’s double recurrence transmitter wristwatch is no trick. Five years really taking shape, it most likely speaks to a noteworthy speculation, particularly for such a corner item.

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It’s a measure of Breitling’s dedication to their center group of onlookers that they created the Emergency, and they have seen their endeavors compensated with the seal of endorsement of the expert group, as Scott Kelly’s gathering obviously illustrates.