IWC takes flight with Top Gun pilot chronograph


IWC Schaffhausen wants its premium pilot watches to be associated with the finest aviators, which may be why it has been aligned with Strike Fighter Tactics Instructors in the United States since 2018 when it made a timepiece specially for the Top Gun trainers.

That watch is being updated this year with a Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”, limited to just 1,500 pieces.

Unlike the original, which could only be bought by Top Gun graduates, this year’s reissue goes on general release.


Its 44-millimeter case is made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a material rated only second in hardness to diamonds.

Ticking away inside the sturdy case is the IWC manufactured 69380 calibre. The robust chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design ensures precise timekeeping and the measurement of stopwatch times of up to 12 hours.

Another function is a date and weekday display. The sporty timepiece is fitted with a green textile strap.


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