On show at SIHH 2019 in mid-January next year will be IWC’s revived Pilot’s watch collections for 2019 featuring new models, including a new Top Gun watch.
Its release is supposed to be a sequel offering to the hit 1986 film of the same name starring Tom Cruise. After many lengthy delays, not least the demise of the original Top Gun Director Tony Scott as far back as 2012, “Top Gun: Maverick” is now scheduled for release on June 26, 2020.
The Top Gun model marks the first use of Ceratanium for the case of an IWC Pilot’s watch. This material has been created by IWC. It’s a composite that offers the scratch resistance of ceramic with the lighter weight and high strength of titanium.
For the launch model, the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium (ref IW371815), is 44mm with a full matte black finish and a matching stealth treatment to the dial, hands, and textile/rubber strap.
Surrounded by a soft-iron inner case for added anti-magnetism, the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium uses IWC’s 79230 movement. Based originally on the 7750, the 79230, with a split-seconds chronograph, also known as a rattrapante, which can be used to simultaneously measure two short time sequences.
The watch is expected to sell for around $15,000
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