IWC’s much loved TOP GUN watch comes with models in Ceratanium and Black Ceramic.
These timepieces reflect the technical and performance-oriented design that has been the hallmark of IWC TOP GUN since the brand introduced the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN back in 2007.
Part of the Pilot’s Watches collection, the 41 TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first 41mm chronograph with a case, pushers and crown made in this ground-breaking material, which is light and robust like titanium and hard and scratch-resistant like ceramic.
In addition to these outstanding material properties, the most striking feature of Ceratanium is its matte-black colour, which IWC and Pantone have specified as ‘IWC Ceratanium’. The dark and slightly metallic shade results from a unique manufacturing process: it develops on the surface of the material when the case components are fired at high temperatures in a kiln.
Subdued white print and luminescence on the black dial and black hands underscore the stealthy, all-black design. The IWCmanufactured 69385 calibre chronograph movement is visible through the tinted sapphire glass caseback and the timepiece comes with a black rubber strap with textile inlay.
The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN in black zirconium oxide ceramic (Ref. IW329801) is the first of its kind in a 43mm case. The model features a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a titanium caseback, as well as black dial and hands. The engineering ceramic used for the case offers maximum protection against scratches. IWC and Pantone have specified the black ceramic colour as ‘IWC Jet Black’.
The timepiece is powered by the IWCmanufactured 82100 calibre movement. The Pellaton winding system has been fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours.
A soft-iron inner case protects the movement from the effects of magnetic fields, while the front glass is secured to remain in place even during a sudden drop in air pressure.
The integrated EasX-CHANGE system allows for effortless changing of the green textile strap.