Watch companies and racing teams are a natural pairing. IWC is a prime example, as an official partner of Mercedes-AMG since 2004 and the “Official Engineering Partner” of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team since 2013. With that in mind, IWC is best known for its pilot’s Swiss made replica watches, and it has historically been models such as the Big Pilot or Pilot’s Watch Chronograph series that have been most closely linked to the brand’s longstanding automotive partnerships. However, as its latest new release for 2023, IWC has launched two new 1:1 top fake watches specifically dedicated to the Schaffhausen-based manufacturer’s automotive partners .The new duo of IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 models take the core platform of the brand’s fan-favorite chronograph and gives it a motorsport-inspired twist with tachymeter bezels made from black ceramic.
The first of the two models is the perfect UK replica IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 AMG. This model features a case made from grade 5 titanium that measures 41.1mm in diameter by 14.8mm thick, with largely brushed surfaces and thin high-polished bevels on the lugs. Just like the brand’s standard Pilot’s Watch Chronograph, a signed screw-down crown sits at 3 o’clock flanked by two pushers, while water resistance for the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 AMG comes in at 100 meters to protect against daily contact. Similarly, a screw-down display caseback closes up the reverse side of the watch, and a gently convex sapphire crystal secured against displacement due to drops in air pressure protects the dial. However, surrounding the crystal on the new Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 AMG is a black ceramic bezel with a tachymeter scale that allows users to measure average speed relative to distance traveled.
The dial and hands of the new luxury copy IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 AMG offer an entirely black and white color profile with the same core design and layout than can be found among the rest of the brand’s Pilot’s Watch Chronograph series. Although the dial still consists of a trio of registers in a 6-9-12 layout along with both day and date displays at the 3 o’clock location, the Arabic numeral hour markers are now larger. They also appear as applied elements on the dial that are made from blackened nickel filled with Super-LumiNova, rather than of being simply printed on the dial like the standard Pilot’s Watch Chronograph models. Additionally, as the hour markers are larger, the trio of registers now slightly cut off the indexes that are positioned adjacent to them, and the recessed registers themselves now have their tracks on elevated frames in blackened nickel to match the surrounds of the hour markers.
The other new model is the Swiss movements replica IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team. This variant takes the core concept of the previously-mentioned titanium Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 AMG and renders it in Ceratanium. This is the brand’s proprietary alloy, made from a special type of titanium that undergoes a thermal treatment process to give it a surface that offers many of the properties of ceramic, along with a unique matte black finish. Aside from the difference in material for its case components, the external dimensions and specifications are the same for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team edition. Arguably the most noticeable difference is the use of the bright turquoise (the F1 team’s signature color) for the minute track, running seconds hand, and the printing on the calendar discs for both the day and date displays.
Aside from their case materials and colorways, one final difference between the two new online super clone IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 models is the amount of branding that can be found on their respective casebacks. The display windows themselves appear to both be made from smoked sapphire crystal, with additional lines of text noting their respective collaborations printed along the underside surface of the outer perimeter. However, while the titanium Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 AMG version features a large graphic of the AMG logo printed on the underside surface of its caseback’s display window, the Ceratanium Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team edition offers a much more subtle approach to its caseback branding. Here, there are just the two arched lines of text and no central graphic whatsoever.
Both versions of the IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 are offered with either black rubber straps or matching H-link bracelets. The tang-style buckles on the straps and the entirety of bracelets are all crafted from either grade 5 titanium or Ceratanium, to match the cases of their respective replica watches wholesale. Additionally, the straps and bracelets all feature IWC’s EasX-CHANGE strap system, where standard spring-bars are fitted to the 20mm lugs, and the straps and bracelets themselves include an integrated push-button system that allows users to simply unclip them from the spring-bars. I’m personally a big fan of this approach, as it permits IWC to have a very slick proprietary quick-release system, while still retaining a standard lug/springbar design that permits the use of any third-party strap options.
As you might expect, both of the new 2023 China fake IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 models are powered by the same automatic chronograph movement. This is also the same IWC manufacture Caliber 69385 that you will find inside the standard Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 models. Running at a frequency of 28,800vph (4 Hz) with a power reserve of approximately 46 hours, the 33-Jewel IWC Cal. 69385 movement consists of 242 components, and it uses a column wheel to control its chronograph complication. Additionally, you will also find this same movement inside the original Pilot’s Watch Chronograph model IWC produced for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team that initially debuted last year in 2022, along with the rest of the brand’s current-production Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 watches.
While IWC has previously produced other cheap replica watches dedicated to its automotive partnerships, including a limited-edition version of the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition that was designed by Toto Wolff (the Team Principal of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team), the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 models actually lean into their automotive partnerships from a functional standpoint. This includes the addition of a tachymeter scale bezel, which is a feature typically associated with racing chronographs. Creating a duo of racing-themed versions of the fan-favorite Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 that celebrate IWC’s partnership with both Mercedes-AMG and its Formula One Team simply makes a lot of sense, and with its largely black colorway that features small white and turquoise accents, the Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team version has a color profile that is near identical to the livery of team’s 2023 F1 car.
As far as pricing, the titanium high quality replica IWC Pilot’s Watches Performance Chronograph 41 AMG is less expensive than its Ceratanium sibling with an official retail price of $9,800 USD when purchased on a strap (ref. IW388305) or $11,700 USD should buyers opt for the version with a matching titanium bracelet (ref. IW388304). Meanwhile Ceratanium naturally costs more than grade 5 titanium. Thus the IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is more expensive than its sibling, with an official retail price of $13,700 USD when purchased on the rubber strap (ref. IW388306) or $19,900 USD for the top-of-the-line version that comes with a full Ceratanium bracelet (ref. IW388307). While the new models share quite a lot of DNA with the brand’s classic pilot’s fake watches for men, the updated dial design paired with the black tachymeter bezel ultimately provides the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 with a noticeably more racing-themed aesthetic that lends itself perfectly to the brand’s two long-standing automotive partnerships.