Introducing the IWC Mark XVIII Heritage in Titanium Low Price Replica
It's a little-known fact that before the Ingenieur premiered in 1955 IWC had produced some army pilot sequences with soft-iron cages so as to protect the movements from the ever stronger magnetic fields within the
It’s a little-known fact that before the Ingenieur premiered in 1955 IWC had produced some army pilot sequences with soft-iron cages so as to protect the movements from the ever stronger magnetic fields within the ever-more developed and better-equipped cockpits of their 1940s. Ditching the pilot watch DNA the IWC Ingenieur has been a handsome-looking dress watch made for – you guessed – engineers compared to pilots. The collection received its most noteworthy overhaul in 1976 when Gerald Genta redesigned it but that’s another story.All this was to mention that things are moving back to basics in the same manner as we found with the old-new Da Vinci (hands-on here): the IWC Ingenieur Automatic 40mm, closest to the original among the four new models, offers a fantastic conservative dimension (most notably the same as a Rolex Submariner) having an “IWC grade 35111” beating inside. The 35111 is a foundation Sellita SW300 which then is an ETA 2892 clone, which will help clarify some of the price difference between the Ingenieur Automatic along with the Submariner. It runs at 4Hz and provides 42 hours of power reserve, ensuring it will not be a top pick for those looking for a more contemporary movement in this price segment.The IWC Ingenieur Chronograph is basically the non-limited re-release of past year’s small variations — references IW380802, IW380801, and IW380803 as noticed above. They’re a small 42mm wide, clad in stainless steel or 18k red gold and game what is a considerable 120m depth rating. Inside is what we’re advised to become an all-new movement known as the IWC Caliber 69375.
Introduced last year in steel or ceramic, the Mark XVIII is the entry-level Iwc Watches First Copy Replica pilot’s watch for men. Just three months ago it got a makeover with the well received, limited edition Mark XI reissue. And the retro-inflected style is back again with the Mark XVIII Heritage in titanium (ref. IW327006), which is part of the regular collection, and best of all, priced at only US$200 over the basic steel model.
Now in its fifth generation, the base model IWC pilot’s watch was facelifted last year – the altimeter-style date was deep-sixed while the missing “6” and “9” hour numerals came back – while being resized to a practical 40mm. These tweaks give the watch a more classical feel that suits the vintage-style dial well.
The classic austerity of the aviator’s dial is leavened with cream-coloured luminous markers and numerals, along with blued steel hands.
While the titanium case appears novel – IWC also just debuted the Big Pilot’s Watch in titanium – this isn’t the first time the case material has been introduced in the “Mark” series. A trio of limited editions of the very first Mark XII were offered in titanium: the Saab watch, as well as the “EF” and “GL” editions.
The Mark XVIII is otherwise identical to that of the steel model, 40mm in diameter. Powering the watch is the ETA-based cal. 30110. Like IWC’s other pilot’s watches, it features a soft-iron inner cage to protect the movement from magnetism.
Price and Availability
The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII Heritage in titanium (ref. IW327006) is priced at US$4,150, or S$6,550, and will be available from November 2017 at IWC retailers and boutiques.