This cool edition from IWC named Galapagos Islands features great watches and is definitely a result of the new discoveries in watchmaking technology. The watch is pressure resistant and is made out of a material that resembles the lava on the volcanic islands. So, if you want something that is truly special, this watch is definitely for you. You get both uniqueness and durability from this watch, making it perfect for both casual outfits and elegant ones. It’s no wonder why some who cannot afford this watch choose to wear a replica, but some replicas are better than others.
Here we have two watches, one replica and the other an original IWC Aquatimer Edition Galapagos Islands; the watches have been put side by side so that we can easily see their differences.
The first difference that we notice between them is on the upper part of the dial, mainly the upper chronograph; there the replica watch has different numbers than the original, so we have numbers 15 and 30 for the original watch but numbers 30 and 60 for the replica. The next difference between these watches is again on the left chronograph; here we have numbers 6 and 12 as opposed to the numbers on the original watch that are 30 and 60. Another difference between the replica watch and the original watch can be seen when we take a look at the marking at 9 o’clock as the design is different on the two watches. On the replica watch the marking is longer than the one on the original watch.
The same happens to the one on the bottom of the dial that can be found at 6 o’clock. This is probably because the chronographs on the replica watch are slightly smaller than the ones on the original IWC. The last difference between the watches is again on a chronograph and also related to the numbers shown there. The replica watch features the following sequence of numbers 20, 40 and 60 while the original watch only has numbers 6 and 12 showing on its chronograph on the lower part of the dial.