IWC Pilot TopGun Chronograph Ceramic
8'450.00 CHF

Top Gun Chronograph Ceramic

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    In curvy maneuvers in supersonic jets like an F / A-18 Hornet, high acceleration forces act on the pilots. Also, the long operations on the aircraft carrier in the humid and salty sea air are a burden for people and material. The TOP GUN Chronograph was developed with robust and corrosion-resistant materials such as ceramics and titanium especially for the elite of jet pilots of the US Navy.

    For the first time IWC equips the classic with a manufactory movement from the 69000 caliber family. The IWC manufacture caliber 69380 has not only the stop function but also an indication of the day of the week and the date. The housing is made of non-reflective black zirconia ceramic, the case back of titanium. The watch is held by a black textile strap on the arm.

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.

    In the new production facility, the Schaffhauser Uhrenmanufaktur manufactures factory parts and production facilities on an area of ​​13,500 square meters and enclosures under one roof - a milestone in the company's over 150 year history. For example, the entire added value from the raw material through the individual parts of the work to the finished manufacture movement is now arranged on a floor in a logical order.

    The Portuguese

    This very successful timepiece, produced since the mid-30s of the last century, fell out of the usual Art Deco style. While at that time mainly smaller and slimmer wristwatches were available on the market, two Portuguese businessmen turned to the watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen to commission a traditional, large wristwatch with the precision of a pocket watch, for which the Schaffhausen-based company is world-famous. The combination of the Savonette pocket watch calibre 74 with a case suitable for wristwatches set the stylistic and technical standard for all subsequent watches in the Portuguese series.

    The easy-to-read and clearly structured dial skilfully continues the design language of IWC's Portuguese customers known since the 1930s and complements it with another timeless piece of jewellery.


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