Pilot’s Watches

Big Pilot's Watch Top Gun Miramar

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reference 5019

The new Miramar line with its polished ceramic case, hands and chapter ring in beige, and green textile strap was inspired by the colour and material range typically favoured by the military. Thanks to the 51111 calibre, the largest manufactured in-house by IWC, the watch will continue running for a week when fully wound. The sapphire glass is secured against drops in pressure in the cockpit.

Highlights

  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • 7-day power reserve
  • polished ceramic case
  • Power reserve display
  • Diameter 48 mm

Price: $18,200

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THE HISTORIC LEGACY OF THE DECK WATCHES

The Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar and the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar are a tribute to the birthplace of the Top Gun legend, the pilots’ school of the US Marines in Miramar, California. It was from here, between 1969 and 1996, that the reputation of the intrepid elite pilots spread all over the world. The unusual division of the dial into an external chapter ring and an inner hour circle found in both timepieces recalls the deck watches of the 1930s and 1940s, and thus the historical legacy of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches. Likewise inspired by military-style design are the shimmering metallic grey of the ceramic case, the beige hands and chapter ring, as well as the green textile strap. The in-house 51111 calibre found in the Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar – the largest automatic movement made by IWC – has a convenient 7-day power reserve. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar with its flyback function owes its 68-hour power reserve to the IWC-manufactured 89365 movement. A soft-iron inner case protects the chronograph’s precision movement against magnetism. An elaborate Top Gun engraving embellishes the backs of both Miramar models.

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Details

  • Reference IW501902
  • Case Material ceramic/titanium
  • Bracelet/Strap green textile strap
  • Dial Colour anthracite
  • Jewels 42
  • Calibre 51111
  • Price $18,200
  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • IWC-manufactured 51111 calibre (50000-calibre family)
  • 7-day power reserve when fully wound
  • Date display
  • Power reserve display
  • Central hacking seconds
  • Glucydur® beryllium alloy balance with high-precision adjustment cam on balance arms
  • Breguet spring
  • Screw-in crown
  • Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure
  • Water-resistant 6 bar
  • Case height 15 mm
  • Diameter 48 mm
  • *IWC Schaffhausen is not the owner of the Glucydur® trademark.

Watch Viewer

  • IW501902 Watch Front
  • IW501902 Watch Back

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The 50000-Calibre Family

The 50000-calibre family represents a wide range of different movements that have one thing above all in common: their unmistakably large dimensions. They feature some of the best ideas ever to appear in an automatic movement (among them the legendary Pellaton winding system) together with a balance and Breguet spring for maximum precision. Apart from this, the IWC 50000-calibre family with its 7-day power reserve represents a giant leap forward in the history of automatic movements: 1,960 complete revolutions of the rotor wind the movement for a full 7 days.

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