2022 is the year of IWC TOP GUN. Performance and style come together as new Pilot’s Watches, in striking colors and innovative materials, take their place in this iconic line. Watch enthusiast Justin Hast talks to IWC Chief Design Officer Christian Knoop about the design codes of the new timepieces, as the pair discuss the heritage of professional Pilot’s watches at IWC.
The Colors of IWC
The introduction in 2019 of a sand-colored case established IWC as a pioneer in the use of ceramics in watchmaking. Now two more statement-making shades - dark green “Woodland” (Ref. IW389106) and winter white “Lake Tahoe” (Ref. IW389105) - join the IWC TOP GUN collection. Christian Knoop shares the inspiration behind these bold new additions to the IWC color palette.
Combining the toughness of titanium with the hardness and scratch-resistance of ceramic, Ceratanium® is emblematic of IWC’s engineering expertise. Christian Knoop discusses the properties of this unique and innovative material, and its latest addition; the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Ceratanium® (Ref. IW388106).
The TOP GUN Story
With a long heritage in engineering robust tool watches, IWC was the natural choice to partner with TOP GUN flight school. Christian Knoop tells the story of this high-performance collection, and of the brand new Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN (Ref. IW329801).
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