IWC Schaffhausen has launched three new special edition watches in its stores, adding another new member to its pilot series TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force. A large pilot’s perpetual calendar watch, a large pilot’s watch, and a pilot’s chronograph watch are all set to catch the eye and bring boldness to the collection. These three new models are so refreshing with red, green and blue hands and hour markers. Available in limited editions in IWC stores around the world to accompany you to the skies.
Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen has further expanded its popular pilot lineup of pilot watches. Three new watches are ready to go, and the TOP GUN Navy Air Force watch family has grown. This series is named after the special training course ‘Fighter Tactical Guidance’ provided by the U.S. Navy Fighter Defense School (its famous alias is Top Gun). Anyone who can steer the most modern jet and successfully complete the course will become the world’s most trained, responsive and brave elite pilot. The jet’s instrument display is shown in different colors at night, and the designers of IWC Schaffhausen were inspired to design three special edition watches: a large pilot series with red hands and time markers TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Perpetual Calendar Watch Store Special Edition (Model IW502903); Large Pilot Series TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Watch Store Special Edition (Model IW501903); and Pilot Series TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force Chronograph store special edition (model IW388003) with blue hands and hour markers. The case of this series of watches is made of ceramic (zirconia), and the bottom and crown are made of titanium, which is durable, lightweight and comfortable to wear. The three new models are equipped with black soft straps and will be available in limited editions at IWC stores worldwide.
Fine watchmaking in the cockpit
TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Perpetual Calendar Watch Store Special Edition
Equipped with red pointer and time mark, its power and technical advantages are clear at a glance. This majestic watch with a high-tech ceramic case is full of features and will surely make the adrenal glands of many watch fans rise rapidly. This watch is equipped with a variety of complex functions, such as a perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display, a permanent moon phase display and a 7-day power reserve display. The perpetual calendar takes into account all leap years before the year 2100, and only needs to be adjusted in the year 2100. All displays can be set by crown operation and run automatically. The small windows at the ’12 o’clock’ position show the states of the moon phases in the northern and southern hemispheres, respectively. The black ceramic case is equipped with one of IWC’s highest-performance automatic winding movements: the 51614-type movement equipped with the highly efficient Pillerton winding system. This watch is one of the most sophisticated pilot watches ever made by Schaffhausen IWC. The top of the case is engraved with exquisite Top Gun emblems, limited to 250 pieces worldwide, highlighting its unique value.
Technical features: Mechanical movement / Pellerton automatic winding system / Power reserve display / Perpetual calendar with date, week and month display / Permanent moon phase profit and loss display / North and South hemisphere dual moon phase display / 4-digit year display / small second hand With stop / Glucydur® * balance wheel with beryllium alloy / Breguet hairspring / screw-down crown / engraved Top Gun logo on the case / limited edition of 250 pieces, available at IWC stores worldwide
Movement: 51614 movement / 21600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) / 62 stones / power reserve 7 days (168 hours) / automatic winding
Watch: Ceramic case, black dial, red hands and hour markers, black soft strap, stainless steel folding clasp, sandblasted / double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass / waterproof 6 bar / 48 mm diameter / Thickness 16 mm
The arrival of the jet age
Large pilot series TOP GUN Navy Air Force watch store special edition
A perfect fusion of the simple instrument style of the 1940s and the top technology of the 21st century. It is equipped with IWC-manufactured 51111 caliber, which is composed of 311 parts. It can run for 7 days after being fully wound. The mirror can withstand the sudden pressure drop in the cockpit without loosening it. It is a veritable ‘airworthy’ watch. The special edition of the TOP GUN Navy Air Force Watches Store Special Edition announces the arrival of the supersonic jet era with modern elements such as green hands and hour markers and a small airplane-like second hand balancer. This watch is limited to 500 pieces worldwide, and the exquisite Top Gun badge pattern engraved on the bottom of the watch further demonstrates the watch’s first-class standard.
Technical features: mechanical movement / Pellerton automatic winding system / date display / power reserve display / Glucydur® * beryllium balance wheel / Breguet hairspring / screw-down crown / can withstand sudden pressure drop without loosening / Top Gun logo engraved on the bottom of the watch / Limited edition of 500 pieces, available at IWC stores worldwide
Movement: 51111 movement / 21600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz) / 42 stones / power reserve 7 days (168 hours) / automatic winding
Watch: Ceramic case, black dial, green hands and hour markers, black soft strap, stainless steel folding clasp, sandblasted / double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass / waterproof 6 bar / 48 mm diameter / Thickness 15 mm
Pilot Collection TOP GUN Naval Air Force Chronograph Store Special Edition
Equipped with blue hands and hour markers, anti-magnetic protection and a glass mirror that can withstand sudden pressure drops, it is ideal for complex airborne exercises. In addition, this watch is also well-received for its intrinsic value: equipped with IWC-manufactured 89365 movement, which can provide 68 hours of power reserve. The dial has a classic cockpit design, and the date display is very similar to the shape of the altimeter. The central chronograph hand can display the chronograph record accurate to the second, and the small dial at the ’12 o’clock’ position displays the minute running time. With the integrated flyback function, just press the reset button, the chronograph hands will return to zero, and you can start a new timekeeping immediately. The small second hand at “6 o’clock” continues to indicate that the watch is operating normally. The Top Gun badge pattern on the bottom of the table and the limited sale of only 500 pieces indicate that this watch is rare and not everyone can own it.
Technical features: mechanical chronograph movement / automatic winding / date display / minute and second chronograph function / flyback function / small second hand with stop / antimagnetic soft iron inner case / screw-down crown / withstands sudden steps Reduced pressure without loosening / Top Gun logo engraved on the bottom of the watch / Limited edition of 500 pieces, available at IWC stores worldwide
Movement: movement 89365 / vibration frequency 28800 times per hour (4 Hz) / 35 stones / power reserve 68 hours / automatic winding
Watch: ceramic case, black dial, blue hands and hour markers, black soft strap, stainless steel folding clasp, sandblasted / double-sided anti-reflective convex sapphire glass / waterproof 6 bar / diameter 46 Mm / thickness 16.5 mm