At this year’s Watches and Wonders, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled its first 41mm Pilot’s Chronographs in ceramic, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN “Oceana”. The newcomer features a case made of blue ceramic which was inspired by the color of the U.S. Navy’s working overalls and developed in collaboration with Pantone. It takes to the skies with a blue luminescent dial and a matching blue rubber strap with a denim finish textile inlay. The pushers and the engraved case back are made of lightweight titanium.
Also making its introduction is the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN. The timepiece is IWC’s first 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph with a “Jet Black” black ceramic case. This material, inspired by the technical components of supersonic jets, has been a constant of the brand since it was established in 2007. A black dial and a black rubber strap complement the pitch-black ceramic case. Here, too, contrasting luminescent elements on the black hands and the dial enhance readability.
Both chronographs are water-resistant to 100 meters and powered by the genuine self-winding 69380 caliber. As is typical for this collection of pilot watches, each is protected from magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case. Thanks to brands EasX-CHANGE system the straps can be exchanged quickly without tools.
Pricing for the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN “Oceana” is marked at $11,700, while the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 TOP GUN retails for $8,750.
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