As a well-known Swiss watchmaking brand, Replica IWC is highly sought after, especially the pilot series watches, which have won the favor of many young people with their simple and unique high value. We have previously introduced the “Lake Tahoe” and “Forest Green” models of the pilot series, as well as the “Petronas Green” models launched by Replica IWC and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Team. The protagonist is the large pilot TOP GUN Naval Air Force Watch “Mojave Desert”, model: IW506003.
The monochromatic design of the “Mojave Desert” watch is inspired by the flight suits of naval pilots and the desert landscape surrounding the China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, which is also home to the famous TOP GUN Naval Air Combat Forces flight school.
The dark brown dial and hands interpret the vastness and desolation of the desert, the subdial at 3 o’clock is the power reserve display, and the 6 o’clock position is the date display window. The hands continue the classic three-hand layout of the pilot series. The hour and minute hands are coated with luminous coating, which can be read clearly in the dark environment, and the eye-catching triangular mark at 12 o’clock can be used as a reference point.
The sand-colored ceramic case and dial together create a subtle and harmonious overall look, a color adjustment that is, in fact, difficult. The production process of colored ceramics is complex and delicate. Zirconia must be mixed with other metal oxides and then sintered at high temperature in a kiln. Since the color changes during the heating process, it takes countless attempts and rich experience to master the exact ratio and adjust this “Mojave Desert” color.
To shape the overall visual experience, the “Mojave Desert” watch is equipped with a fabric-lined sand-colored rubber strap that provides a comfortable and lightweight wearing feel. However, the silver screw-in design onion crown is a bit “eye-catching” and fails to integrate into the overall design of the watch.
The watch is built with the Replica IWC 52110 self-made movement, using the Pellaton automatic winding system, and the two barrels can provide a 7-day power reserve. The silver bottom cover is also printed with the “TOP GUN” logo.
This Replica IWC “Mojave Desert” watch from the desert is priced at ￥126,000, and only 250 pieces are produced per year.