For years, fake IWC’s Pilot’s Watch collections hovered around 43mm, and while that size is by no means large by today’s standards, for a smaller wrist like mine, I’ve always yearned for something slightly smaller.
Luckily, IWC copy has listened to consumer feedback and introduced a 41mm Pilot’s in 2019 with their Spitfire collection. In 2021, the 41mm copy IWC Pilot’s Chronograph broadens its appeal further with the introduction of blue or green dial variants.
There are two main talking points behind these new Pilot’s. The first is the inclusion of IWC’s (relatively) new calibre 69385 column-wheel chronograph movement.
The second point is the introduction of the brand’s new EasX-CHANGE strap system. I don’t know about you, but I certainly won’t miss fudging around with spring bars and the various tools that manipulate and remove them.
As its name implies, the 41 mm fake IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph stainless steel case is sized at 41mm. Buyers have the choice of a calfskin strap or stainless steel bracelet with a fold-over clasp.
The model that we tested was the IWC ref. IW388101 replica with a blue dial and blue calfskin strap. For purposes of our test, IWC also sent their newly redesigned stainless steel bracelet. Price as tested (with the calfskin strap) is $6,500. Should you wish to purchase the version with the stainless steel bracelet (ref. IW388102), expect to spend $7,200.