Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert"

IW389103

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Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert"

Brand  : IWC
Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
Model  : Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert"
Reference  : IW389103
Complement : Ceramic - Dark Brown Dial - Strap Rubber
On sale : 2019

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  • Brand  : IWC
    Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
    Model  : Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert"
    Reference  : IW389103
    Complement : Ceramic - Dark Brown Dial - Strap Rubber
    On sale : 2019
    List Price : 10 100 €
    Diameter : 44,5 mm
    Thickness : 15,7 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 69380
    Complication : Hours
    Minutes
    Seconds
    Case material : Ceramic
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down crown
    White gold bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 60 meters
    Dial color : Dark brown
    Display : Sand-coloured hands
    Glass : Sapphire
    Arched edge
    External and internal anti-reflective treatment
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Sand
    + More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve 46 h
    Winding Automatic

    Case
    Sand-coloured ceramic
    Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
    Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure

    Dial
    Dark brown

    Strap
    Sand-coloured rubber

DESCRIPTION

  • IWC INTRODUCES A NEW TOP GUN LINE WITH INNOVATIVE CASE MATERIALS

    Schaffhausen, 14th January 2019 – at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen will be unveiling a new TOP GUN line in the Pilot’s Watches collection. The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first pilot's watch from IWC with a Ceratanium® case. The material developed by IWC is as lightweight and robust as titanium and at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. IWC will also be presenting the first watch case made from sand-coloured ceramic. 

    The TOP GUN watches, which IWC has been producing since 2007, take their name from the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program. This training programme provides the best Navy pilots with flying and tactical training. Naval aviation requires incredible skill. When manoeuvring in tight curves, for example, both the pilots and the aircraft are subjected to maximum acceleration forces. Spending months at a time on an aircraft carrier also takes its toll on personnel and material. The TOP GUN watches are therefore specially designed with robust materials, such as ceramic and titanium, to meet the specific requirements of elite jet pilots. The matte black ceramic case, for example, ensures that pilots are not distracted by sunlight reflecting off their watches during the flight. The hard and scratchresistant ceramic is perfectly suited to daily use in a confined aircraft cockpit and can also withstand extreme G-forces. Ceramic and titanium are also extremely corrosion-resistant and can withstand humid, salty sea air.

    "In the new TOP GUN line, we are using Ceratanium® for a pilot's watch for the first time. This material developed by IWC combines the excellent material properties of titanium and ceramic. This has enabled us to create a completely black design, without a coating, for all watch components such as push-buttons or pin buckles.

    With the first watch case made from sand-coloured ceramic, which perfectly matches the uniforms worn by pilots in the U.S. Navy, we are also demonstrating IWC's high level of material expertise," explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

    The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert" (Ref. IW389103) is the first watch with a case made from sand-coloured ceramic. This reference is limited to 500 pieces.

    - Sand-coloured ceramic case, dark brown dial, sand-coloured hands, sand-coloured textile strap

    The sand-coloured ceramic is inspired by the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake – the largest land area of the U.S. Navy. The colour perfectly matches the uniforms worn by Navy pilots and is the result of a combination of zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides. The chronograph is powered by the 69380 IWC-manufactured calibre. The chronograph movement with a classic column wheel design has both a chronograph function and a display for the day and date. The pawl-winding system, which winds up on both sides, boasts a power reserve of 46 hours.

  • IWC INTRODUCES A NEW TOP GUN LINE WITH INNOVATIVE CASE MATERIALS

    Schaffhausen, 14th January 2019 – at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen will be unveiling a new TOP GUN line in the Pilot’s Watches collection. The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first pilot's watch from IWC with a Ceratanium® case. The material developed by IWC is as lightweight and robust as titanium and at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. IWC will also be presenting the first watch case made from sand-coloured ceramic. 

    The TOP GUN watches, which IWC has been producing since 2007, take their name from the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program. This training programme provides the best Navy pilots with flying and tactical training. Naval aviation requires incredible skill. When manoeuvring in tight curves, for example, both the pilots and the aircraft are subjected to maximum acceleration forces. Spending months at a time on an aircraft carrier also takes its toll on personnel and material. The TOP GUN watches are therefore specially designed with robust materials, such as ceramic and titanium, to meet the specific requirements of elite jet pilots. The matte black ceramic case, for example, ensures that pilots are not distracted by sunlight reflecting off their watches during the flight. The hard and scratchresistant ceramic is perfectly suited to daily use in a confined aircraft cockpit and can also withstand extreme G-forces. Ceramic and titanium are also extremely corrosion-resistant and can withstand humid, salty sea air.

    "In the new TOP GUN line, we are using Ceratanium® for a pilot's watch for the first time. This material developed by IWC combines the excellent material properties of titanium and ceramic. This has enabled us to create a completely black design, without a coating, for all watch components such as push-buttons or pin buckles.

    With the first watch case made from sand-coloured ceramic, which perfectly matches the uniforms worn by pilots in the U.S. Navy, we are also demonstrating IWC's high level of material expertise," explains Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

    The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert" (Ref. IW389103) is the first watch with a case made from sand-coloured ceramic. This reference is limited to 500 pieces.

    - Sand-coloured ceramic case, dark brown dial, sand-coloured hands, sand-coloured textile strap

    The sand-coloured ceramic is inspired by the Mojave Desert, home to the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake – the largest land area of the U.S. Navy. The colour perfectly matches the uniforms worn by Navy pilots and is the result of a combination of zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides. The chronograph is powered by the 69380 IWC-manufactured calibre. The chronograph movement with a classic column wheel design has both a chronograph function and a display for the day and date. The pawl-winding system, which winds up on both sides, boasts a power reserve of 46 hours.

  • Brand  : IWC
    Collection  : Montres d'Aviateur
    Model  : Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition "Mojave Desert"
    Reference  : IW389103
    Complement : Ceramic - Dark Brown Dial - Strap Rubber
    On sale : 2019
    List Price : 10 100 €
    Diameter : 44,5 mm
    Thickness : 15,7 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 69380
    Complication : Hours
    Minutes
    Seconds
    Case material : Ceramic
    Case peculiarity : Screwed-down crown
    White gold bezel
    Shape : Round
    Water-resistance : 60 meters
    Dial color : Dark brown
    Display : Sand-coloured hands
    Glass : Sapphire
    Arched edge
    External and internal anti-reflective treatment
    Strap material : Rubber
    Strap color : Sand
    More characteristics :
    Movement
    Power reserve 46 h
    Winding Automatic

    Case
    Sand-coloured ceramic
    Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
    Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure

    Dial
    Dark brown

    Strap
    Sand-coloured rubber