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.