The 43 mm frosted titanium case of the AAA IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” should be familiar to fans of the brand.
All the hallmarks of the series are here, including the narrow inclined bezel, long tapered sports lugs and the unique countdown button of the series.
At the best time, the engraving on the side of the case is a split element among enthusiasts. IWC decided to fully accept the cooperation with the toy brand and announce it in this way will surely anger more conservative members of the watch industry.
In contrast, the sapphire display case back contains IWC Replica Watch Racing’s “meatball” digital circle, which gives the watch a lively charm in the initial image. However, for such a sports design, the waterproof performance is still insufficient, with only a 60-meter level.
The black and gray warped checkered flag pattern on the surface of the main dial gives the design a sense of dynamic movement and speed in the image, and makes the functional layout of the pilot replica watch chronograph more vivid with a more personalized appearance.
The rest of the design more or less follows the rest of the series, but the familiar flying pointer uses light gray luminous, eye-catching graduations and round Arabic numerals to give the design a low-contrast and aggressive feel.
Although partly covered by the printed logo on the display window, the 69385’s surface treatment is also impressive, with pearl patterns on the bottom plate, oversized exposed column wheels, and deep sunburst treatment on the hollow rotor.
IWC Replica paired the pilot watch chronograph version “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” with a unique black nylon NATO strap. The silver racing stripe in the center echoes IWC Racing’s 300 SL Gullwing racing paint. This fabric strap reinforces the leisure sports nature of the design in the image, and should provide comfort and wear resistance.