IWC PILOT’S WATCH CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN

Description

During tortuous manoeuvres involving supersonic jets like the F/A-18, pilots are subjected to high g forces. But also extended missions on aircraft carriers, where they are exposed to the humid, salt-bearing sea air, put an enormous strain on both personnel and material. The TOP GUN Chronograph was developed using robust and corrosion-resistant materials such as ceramic and titanium for the elite among the US Navy's jet pilots. For the first time ever, IWC has equipped this classic with an in-house movement from the 69000-calibre family. Apart from its stopwatch function, the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre also has displays for the day and date. The red small seconds hand at "6 o'clock" provides a striking colourful highlight on the black dial. The case is made of-non-reflective black zirconium oxide ceramic, the back of the case from titanium. The watch is attached to the wrist with a black textile strap.


CASE
Ceramic case
Diameter 44.5 mm
Height 15.7 mm
Screw in crown
Water resistance 6 bar

MOVEMENT
69380 Calibre
IWC-manufactured movement
Automatic, self-winding
46 hours Power Reserve
Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)
231 Components
33 Jewels
Côtes de Genève, perlage

FEATURES
Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Day and date display
Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Small hacking seconds

DIAL
Black dial with luminescence

STRAP
Black textile strap
Strap width 21 mm