Although the 2022 Watch and Miracle Exhibition has already ended, there are still many brands that we have not mentioned yet. Today, I will show you IWC. As a Swiss watch manufacturer, IWC not only has a long history, but also has always been deeply involved in the engineering design of watches. At the 2022 Watch and Miracle Exhibition, IWC launched two pilot series TOP GUN chronographs, which are “Taiwan” Huo Lake” and “Forest Green”, have been widely praised for their signature cockpit instrument design, outstanding rugged performance and comprehensive use functions.
The Pilot’s TOP GUN Naval Air Force Chronograph “Lake Tahoe” Special Edition, with a white ceramic case, is inspired by the white uniforms of the US Navy and the stunning winter landscape of Lake Tahoe. The dial and hands are designed in black, embellished with white transfer scales and luminous coating, which contrasts with the clean white case and is very eye-catching.
The dial has a day and date display at 3 o’clock, a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock, a 12-hour chronograph at 9 o’clock and a 30-minute chronograph at 12 o’clock. The buttons and crown are made of stainless steel, and the titanium case back on the back is rusted with the TOP GUN Navy Air Force logo, with a white rubber strap that complements the white ceramic case.
The Pilot TOP GUN Naval Air Force Chronograph “Forest Green” Special Edition is the first IWC watch to feature a new dark green ceramic case. The case and dial are in low-key dark green, with black hands, covered with light green transfer scales and luminous coating, and the visual appearance is very unified.
The pushers, crown and case back are made of ceramic titanium, and the case back is also rust-engraved with the TOP GUN Naval Air Force logo. The watch is paired with a fabric-lined green rubber strap that blends in with the color of the case.
Both watches are equipped with the brand’s self-developed IWC 69380 self-winding movement with a swing frequency of 28800vph, providing a 46-hour power reserve and a water-resistant depth of 60 meters. The official price is 85,000 RMB, with a limited production of 1,000 pieces each year.
In general, these two pilot watches of IWC have a very simple design language, and also provide functions such as week, date, timing, etc., which are suitable for many wearing scenarios and users. And skier Gu Ailing once wore this “Lake Tahoe” watch. In fact, it has attracted the attention of many ordinary people. What do you think about this watch?