Famous for the Big Pilot’s Watch, Swiss luxury replica IWC was not a brand you might have expected to make a list of 36mm Rolex Explorer alternatives. However, thanks to its reasonably-sized offering in the form of the Pilot’s Watch Automatic 36, IWC replica online UK not only makes the list, but it provides one of the most interesting alternatives on it. Now, this also marks the point where the best quality fake watches that have been chosen start to aesthetically (and otherwise) differ from the Explorer.
However, the key features which I described at the start are still there. And this perfect replica IWC is no exception. You get a modestly-sized watch, which is perhaps slightly less versatile due to its sportier pilot aesthetic. A no-less legible dial and fantastic steel bracelet complete the list of features. Perhaps the only thing somewhat lacking is the water resistance, which is only 60m.
Still, that is enough for swimming, and certainly more than enough to handle most daily interaction that anyone might have with water. You can’t forget that this is a copy pilot’s watch, and if you’re lucky, there’s no need for water resistance in the cockpit. Price-wise, the best 1:1 replica IWC comes in slightly below both the Rolex Explorer and the super clone Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra at €5,150. Still, a great option from a brilliant brand if you’re in the market for a 36mm watch.
This is also one that seems to fly under the radar, as is it rarely one mentioned in lists highlighting sub-40mm watches. As a big fan of the Mark XVIII, which would be my go-to from AAA quality fake IWC, this 36mm captures the brand’s signature aesthetics and brings them down to a size that can be enjoyed by anyone. Therefore, it makes the cut for this list.