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IWC Schaffhausen - New Pilot's Watches: Top Gun Ceratanium

IWC Schaffhausen New Pilot's Watches: Top Gun Ceratanium

After the Spitfire, we present the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium in the second part of our SIHH preview.

The Top Gun watches, which IWC has been producing since 2007, take their name from the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program in the U.S. Navy. This training programme provides the best Navy pilots with flying and tactical training. 

The Top Gun watches are specially designed with robust materials, such as ceramic and titanium, to meet the specific requirements of elite jet pilots. The matte black ceramic case, for example, ensures that pilots are not distracted by sunlight reflecting off their watches during the flight. The hard and scratch resistant ceramic can also withstand extreme G-forces. Ceramic and titanium are also extremely corrosion-resistant and can withstand humid, salty sea air.

New Pilot's Watches: Top Gun Ceratanium

Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium® (ref. IW371815) © IWC

The new Top Gun line uses for the first time in a Pilot’s Watch the innovative new material Ceratanium®. The Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium® (ref. IW371815) is the first ever pilot's watch to be completely jet black. Developed by IWC, Ceratanium® is a material that combines the advantages of titanium and ceramic in a new composition. The patented material is as lightweight and unbreakable as titanium and at the same time as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. It is also characterised by its excellent skin compatibility, its high degree of corrosion-resistance and its matte black colour. 

The double chronograph has an integrated split-seconds hand mechanism for simultaneously measuring short periods of time. It is powered by the 79230 calibre with self-winding mechanism and a power reserve of 44 hours. The watch, with its black dial and black hands, sits on a rubber strap and textile inlay.

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With a clear emphasis on technology and development, IWC Schaffhausen has been manufacturing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. Its philosophy, based on a passion for watchmaking, aims to maintain a spirit of indefatigable initiative and impeccable craftsmanship.

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