At this Geneva watch exhibition, we saw a variety of new watch designs, each with its own unique and novel aesthetics. IWC is among the best among them, and its innovative material design and youthful appearance have surprised many watch friends. This time, the new pilot TOP GUN navy air force series watch displayed by IWC is the brand’s first pilot watch with a Ceratanium® case. Let’s enjoy this watch together. (Watch model: IW371815)
Innovation just for stronger
This IWC Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Naval Air Force Porcelain Titanium Double Seconds Chronograph Chronograph is very unique in material. This Ceratanium® is independently developed by IWC and has ‘the same lightness and strength as titanium ‘At the same time, it is as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic’, which perfectly combines the advantages of titanium and ceramic. This patented material is as lightweight as titanium and not easily damaged, while being as hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. There are other features that set it apart: including excellent hypoallergenic properties, a high degree of corrosion resistance, and a unique matte black appearance.
The pure black Ceratanium® case is very resistant to manufacturing. The new material is very complicated to build. It is first a special titanium alloy, and then the embryo, which shapes various case components. Then came the furnace fire. During this process, oxygen diffuses into the material, causing a phase change, and then the metal surface becomes a ceramic material. With this unique surface modification process, the material not only has the typical characteristics of ceramic hardness and scratch resistance, but also presents a striking matte black. This material is used on all parts of the case, including chronograph buttons and pin buckles, etc., and uses this material to give the watch a pure matte black appearance. The atmospheric 44 mm diameter design is very suitable for men with thicker wrists, and the quiet black design makes people feel stronger male charm, with a thickness of 16.8 mm.
The crown on the right has a twist-lock design for enhanced water resistance, and the chronograph buttons and crown are made of Ceratanium® titanium.
The dial also adopts black design, and the hands and time scales are covered with luminous materials, which can ensure clear reading in the dim state. A 30-minute counter is set at 12 o’clock, a 12-hour counter is set at 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock. A small second dial is set up, and a practical day and date indication window is set at 3 o’clock, which is evenly distributed and harmonious.
The watch is equipped with a rubber-lined rubber strap, which not only enhances the durability of the strap, but also increases the wearing comfort.
The bottom of the watch is sealed and engraved with the TOP GUN logo. This two-second chronograph watch is equipped with a chronograph mechanism that can measure two short time periods simultaneously. It is equipped with 79420 automatic winding movement, 28800 oscillations per hour, 29 gems, 44 hours power reserve and 60 meters water resistance.
Summary: The new material design of this watch shows that the mechanical watch can be more durable and efficient, and at the same time it reflects the bold and sincere attitude of the watch brand. Interested friends may wish to pay more attention to it! Watch price: RMB 114,000