In my last Hands On review for Time+Tide, I talked a bit about the growing popularity of green dials for luxury replica watches, but also about how there’s more to making a good green watch than simply slapping any old shade of green on a dial and calling it a day. But making a copy watch entirely green – the case, the dial, the indices, the strap? That’s a whole other ball game, and if not done tastefully, can make a watch look cheap or tacky.
But there’s nothing cheap or tacky about the 1:1 replica IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Woodland, which combines a tasteful green colour scheme, a high-tech ceramic construction and a unique take on a world timer to produce a fundamentally stylish, technical and robust traveller’s copy watch that’s all the better for having a pop of colour.
I think it’s worth talking about the advantages and difficulties of working with ceramics in watchmaking, and why the aaa quality replica IWC Timezoner Woodland is so impressive on a structural level. As you’re probably aware, ceramic is an ideal material to make a wristwatch out of, as not only is it lightweight and scratch-resistant, but it’s also highly biocompatible. Another advantage of working with ceramics is that it’s possible to imbue ceramics with bold colours – opening up immense creative opportunities – and those colours won’t fade with time.
That doesn’t mean it’s easy to do so, however. Swiss movement fake IWC UK was one of the first watchmakers to experiment with coloured ceramics for watches back in the 80s, and they’ve been perfecting the process ever since. The way you make a coloured ceramic watch case is you combine zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides, with the final colour of the case resulting from an exact mixing ratio of these raw materials. IWC super clone for sale explains that each step of the manufacturing process, such as the exact temperature or the duration of the sintering process – must be specifically adapted to each colour. So to produce this vivid green is horologically quite impressive.
As you may have guessed, the specific shade is called Woodland Green, which best quality replica IWC has developed in collaboration with Pantone. This dark green was inspired by the flight suits and uniforms worn by pilots in the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program, better known as TOPGUN, as well as the vast forest landscapes they fly over. This is the second cheap fake IWC watch to feature a Woodland Green ceramic case, the first being the Pilot’s Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “Woodland Green” ref. IW389106 that was released last year.
IWC super clone for sale UK could have just called it a day with the green ceramic case but they’ve subtly colour-matched the different elements of the watch’s dial – including the hands, lumed indices, date window and second time zone window – in slightly different hues of Woodland Green to create an intriguingly monochromatic look that’s nevertheless still highly legible. It’s impressive how they’ve managed this, and it looks very classy. Only the ‘Timezoner’ text in red at 6 o’clock prevents the dial from being completely green.