IWC today presents the Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”, the latest addition to the TOP GUN collection of pilot’s watches.
Inspired by the “Strike Fighter Tactical Trainer” chronograph, which was manufactured by the Schaffhausen brand for the US Navy aviation community in 2018, the new watch is available for purchase by the general public and for TOP GUN graduates only.
The new Pilot’s Watch’s imposing 44mm x 15.7mm case is made of black zirconia ceramic, one of the hardest substances on the planet, and is bonded to the Ceratanium case and pushers. Cerium is a proprietary material that is as light and durable as titanium, but at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic.
The matte black surface is completely anti-reflective, as you would expect from a watch designed for a pilot.
A black dial and black hands coated with Super-LumiNova complete the tactical look, thus improving visibility in low light conditions. The small seconds hand and chronograph seconds hand tail in the form of a jet, adding a beautiful red color to the whole.
The IWC-manufactured calibre 69380 is protected from magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case and features a classic column-wheel design with a 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) chronograph movement that measures up to 12 hours of stopwatch time, as well as a date and day of the week display. The autonomy is 46 hours.
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI” model has a sporty green textile strap and is water-resistant to 6 bar. IW389104 is a limited edition of 1,500 pieces and costs 10,100 euros.