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The “Miami Pink” edition of the luxury fake IWC Pilot’s Chronograph 41mm for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team nearly knocked me off my chair, grinning as I wobbled. On its coral-red-pink strap, it looks like a mad custom mod on the star pilot’s tool, but it’s real. A minty Petronas green has dripped onto the monochrome dial, making it a veritable candy shop of lumed print.
And it doesn’t take away any of the superb legibility we know AAA quality replica IWC for. Rather, it simply adds a large dose of fun. It might be equally cool on the matching Petronas Green strap, but the candy-hue party on the Miami Pink strap (Lewis Hamilton’s fave) is too good to option off. All the colorful party tricks don’t take away a millimeter of toughness though, mark my words. The matte-cool case is blasted but has a discreet touch of polish on the middle and top of the bezel and slightly down the lug edges, matching the shine of the burly crown and pushers. They control the caliber 69385 by Richemont’s Valfleurier manufacture, an automatic column-wheel chronograph heart with a robust emphasis. This is perhaps the perfect blend of cheap copy IWC Pilot’s toughness and cheeky Miami suave for €9,250.