The IWC Aquatimer Chronograph in Galapagos Islands Edition is surely a great way to experience high end watches that have the best technology behind them. This magnificent timepiece will definitely make the difference, whether you are trying to stand out by accessorizing well or you simply want something sturdy as a sports watch. However, even if it is marketed like that, this lovely piece is definitely a great pick for both the elegant wearer and the casual one. Here we have put two of these watches side by side so that we can see the differences between the replica IWC Aquatimer and the original one.
The highlights of the uniquely constructed IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands are the caliber movement which is one of the largest automatic movements ever designed by IWC that powers the timepiece for exactly 168 hours. Throughout its seven days power reserve the watch offers an impressive precision. This magnificent self-winding mechanism is enclosed by a 46 mm stainless steel case which protects the movement from damages that may be caused by magnetic fields. The manly and robust look of the watch is nicely complemented by the alligator leather strap that comes with an elegant folding clasp. Everything about its design and craftsmanship represents a true statement of excellence.
The 46 mm case of the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands is manufactured out of full solid stainless steel. This is a pretty large looking timepiece that is suitable only for those who have a really big wrist or who adore over-sized watches. A decent quality replica should also be constructed from the same durable stainless steel and over the dial it should feature a scratch proof sapphire crystal.
The dial of the IWC is apparently very simple, but the thing about it is that it has a special layout and font that are pretty difficult to replicate. For instance, if we run a quick comparison between the replica from this photo and the authentic IWC Big Pilot Power reserve we notice that the hour markers are considerably larger and bulkier on the fake watch. Even the “Automatic” wording from above the 6 o’clock position is more spaced apart and floppy. And even though the dial has the same black matte surface, the small dial from the 3 o’clock position has a different texture. Instead of having a circular shinny pattern it is plain matte like the rest of the main dial. Furthermore, the date window from the 6 o’clock is completely off. This should have white digits over a black background, but on the fake timepiece it features black numbers over a white background.
IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Galapagos Islands is definitely a watch that was meant for someone who usually trains or has to go thought tougher environment conditions. A simple watch but with a sophisticated technology behind it, the IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve is definitely something that you should really look into if you need something different looking on your wrist. Also, the watch has a very cool design that seems to add to the roughness and the overall feel it has. Here we have on display two of these watches; however, although they seem very similar, there are differences between them as one is a replica watch and the other is an original IWC Pilot Working Power Reserve.