The watch itself isn’t entirely new, as we’ve seen both the design and the movement in previous IWC replica watches for men, such as the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition IWC Racing. The movement was also used in the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition 150 Years. This new reference IW590502 is basically the same as the Swiss made fake IWC racing, with new materials and new colours.
The 46.2mm case is based on the classic 1:1 fake IWC Big Pilots design, with its oversized diamond-shaped crown and large dial opening. What’s new is the titanium aluminide (TiAl) material. Lighter and harder than conventional titanium, highly resistant to corrosion, and biocompatible, this high-tech material belongs to the group of intermetallic compounds. Due to the specific mixing ratio of titanium and aluminium, atoms and electrons arrange themselves in a particular way. This causes the material to have certain non-metallic properties in addition to the classic properties of a metal. In the case of TiAl, its high-temperature resistance stands out.
For this reason, the material of the high quality fake IWC is used for the turbine blades of modern jet engines, where lightness and temperature resistance are essential requirements. Its specific properties also make it the ideal choice for components of high-performance engines in motorsport. The downside is that this material is particularly difficult to machine. The top copy IWC’s finished with polished and sandblasted surfaces combined with a titanium screw-in crown and Ceratanium caseback ring. A thin ring in AMG-Petronas green marks the transition between the polished and sandblasted parts of the case.
The black dial of the perfect fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners IW590502 is classic to the collection, with oversized luminous hands and applied markers. It features a dual-moon for northern and southern hemispheres, a power reserve indicator and light green AMG-Petronas accents. The highlight is, of course, the massive tourbillon regulator and its constant-force device at 9 o’clock.
The in-house calibre 94800 of the high quality fake IWC, a sizeable hand-wound engine, is regulated by this specific device that compensates for two major issues of mechanical movements: the effect of gravity on the regulating organ and the diminishing torque in the mainspring as it unwinds. The one-minute tourbillon is enclosed in a constant-force device that disengages the escapement from the direct flow of power through the wheel train and transmits even energy impulses to the escape wheel.
The AAA fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners IW590502 is worn on a new integrated, two-tone rubber strap using a so-called multi-component injection moulding process. Offered in black and green, it features Mercedes stars in Petronas green. This Swiss movement replica IWC IW590502 will be available exclusively to the future owners of the Mercedes-AMG One. Price isn’t disclosed but expect around EUR 250,000, which is about 10% of the price of the car…