Continuing their series inspired by military aviation, IWC announced two new members of its Top Gun collection. The two new competitors - Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun IW389101 and Pilot's Watch Automatic replica watches Iwc Top Gun IW326901 - continue the long-standing design aesthetic that IWC has developed in the catalog of pilot watches, now dressed with black ceramic cases and internal movements for a furtive and dark aesthetic.
I have long been a fan of IWC's pilot watches, and the Top Gun series was no exception. We have seen the IWC experiment with black ceramic on their pilot watches in the past, however, these two models represent an obscure and utilitarian use of the material. The Top Gun series was originally introduced in 2007, inspired by the US Navy Strike Fighter Tactics instructor program, a training program for Navy pilots. Because of this inspiration, the watches of this line draw a profound military aesthetic sense. Both chronographs and automatics feature a matte black ceramic case, black dials and hands and high-contrast white indexes, with the words Top Gun pop red.
Overall, the design here on both watches will feel very familiar to fans of IWC pilot watches, but still offers another option for those looking to pick something up from the pilot line. Generally I'm not a big fan of black cases, but I would make an exception for a ceramic case. I find that montre pas cher ceramics as a material to keep is very interesting and I enjoyed watching many of the Swiss brands (including the IWC) to experiment with the material. And, visually, the ceramic has a unique appearance that cannot be matched by any type of DLC coating. As the owner of the Mark XVIII, I doubt one of these things is in my collection replica watches due to the desire to avoid duplicity, however, if I were new to IWC pilots, they would have become a convincing option.
To further complete and expand its product line, the introduction of the Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun and the Pilot's Watch Top Gun automatic offers a contrasting option for the wide range of pilot watches offered by IWC. Both offer a familiar aesthetic, but IWC's fantasy of experimenting with ceramic cases continues, and I can't wait to see what else IWC has in store. The Chronograph Top Gun IW389101 is priced at $ 7,550, while the Automatic Top Gun IW326901 is priced at $ 5,500. IWC.