When the news broke a couple weeks back that IWC pilots spitfire replica watch would be releasing the Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII’Tribute to Mark XI,’ there were two chief responses: excitement this mainstay would be getting a more heritage-inspired therapy, and doubt within the present faux-vintage trend writ large. I will admit that while I’m a firm believer that new ideas can and should be as exciting as old ones, I was really looking forward to getting to spend some time with this opinion in the metal. Fortunately, I didn’t need to wait quite long.
I’ll confess right off the bat I’m a bit biased here: I personally have a IWC mark xviii tribute to mark xi replica watch and really enjoy it. As someone who flies a lot for my job and enjoys anything related to air, there is a certain romance to a pilot’s watch, not to mention the modern Mark watches being exceptionally versatile and flat out comfy to wear day in and day out. I like that you can trace these watches’ lineage all the way back into the original Mark XI and lots of the design hints continue to be there in some form or another. Sure, there have been changes over the years (some for better and some for worse) but the core of the watch’s identity is still very much intact.
The introduction of the Mark XVIII attracted the series closer to the original watches, following the IWC mark xviii tribute imitation watch did away with the numeral at nine o’clock, along with the Mark XVII added that three-numeral date window (supposedly inspired by an altimeter). With the Mark XVIII we have obtained the”9″ back along with the date window is a normal dimensions, and of course the case was reduced by one millimeter down to quite a likable 40mm. It’s on this platform that the Tribute to Mark XI is built, taking the structure of their most recent Mark and adding details in the first.
On the wrist, the Tribute to Mark XI is very comfortable. That is no surprise, as the basic Mark XVIII wears great also. The only practical change here is that the Tribute to Mark XI comes in a olive drab NATO strap with leather detailing around the trap holes. I tend to wear my own Mark XVIII on a NATO all the time, so this view felt at home on my wrist this way. The watch was easy to read at a fast glance, despite the reduced hands, along with the lume was bright and visible at night even with only normal exposure to sun. I had been a little worried that the allure would wear off after the first day or two and it would end up feeling almost identical to the normal Mark XVIII, but I must say I was wrong. I continued to love wearing it for the few days I had it in my wrist and I think IWC Pilots’ Replica Watches did a very nice job with the balancing action of producing this tribute.
Ultimately, I will wholeheartedly recommend the Tribute to IWC mark xviii price malaysia imitation watch to anyone looking for a great contemporary pilot’s view that is about the more understated side. It is every bit as well built as its other Pilot’s Watch brethren, for instance, normal Mark XVIII, and the homage elements aren’t overdone so obvious as to make this watch appear faux classic. If I were to purchase a pilot watch from IWC today, this would definitely be the one I’d go for.