IWC Schaffhausen is launching the fake Pilot’s Watches Mark XVIII as an entry-level model with a calfskin strap or stainless-steel bracelet. It takes up the tradition of the Mark 11 and, like its predecessor, is the epitome of an observer’s watch with down-to-the-second accuracy: precise, robust, temperature-resistant, water-resistant, protected against magnetic fields and extremely service-friendly.
Here we have on display two of these watches; however, although they seem very similar, there are differences between them as one is a replica watch and the other is an original IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve.
The first difference that we can notice when looking at the replica watch is the fact that the mark for 3 o’clock is longer than on the original watch, also making the design look slightly bigger. However, this is a difference that can be very hard to spot and probably people would have a hard time spotting it even with these two watches put next to each other like we have them here.
The last difference between these two watches is at the mark for 9 o’clock, a mark that it is slightly different on the original watch than on the replica; it appears to be longer on the original watch and shorter on the replica watch. Even if these differences appear to be many, these two watches are very alike in the end.
In the replica swiss Pilot’s Watches Mark XVIII, we find two new models in stainless steel that have one feature in common: a reduction to the essentials. Unlike the previous version, the Mark XVII, the new models no longer have a triple date display and have been reduced by one millimetre to 40.