The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI” Story
In 2018, IWC launched the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor”, which is exclusively available to graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). With the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”, the Manufacture now follows up with a civilian version of this highly acclaimed timepiece. The chronograph is limited to 1500 pieces and housed in a case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, one of the hardest substances on earth. The case back and the pushers are made of Ceratanium®. Developed by IWC, this material is as light and durable as titanium, but at the same time similarly hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. Thanks to this combination, the chronograph boasts an entirely matte black design. The tactical look is completed by the black dial and black hands, which are coated with luminescent material. Red colour accents are added by the small second’s hand at “6 o’clock” and the tail of the chronograph seconds hand, which takes the form of a Navy jet. The IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre ensures precise timekeeping and the measurement of stopwatch times of up to 12 hours. Another function is a date and weekday display. This sporty timepiece with a case diameter of 44 millimetres is fitted with a green NATO textile strap.
Calibre Family 69000
Movements from the 69000-calibre family are used in all IWC watches that require a precise, robust and high-performance chronograph movement.