SIHH 2012: IWC Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar (Ref. 5019)

The new IWC TOP GUN Miramar line features a 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….interesting.  Like the Miramar Top Gun Chronograph, I find the dial to be a bit funky — the unconventional division of the dial into an external chapter ring and an inner hour circle is a reference to the deck watches of the 1930s and 40s, and thus the historic legacy of IWC Pilot’s Watches.  I will definitely take this watch over the chronograph version.  Love that big onion crown!

IWC Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar

48mm ceramic/titanium case (15mm thick), automatic mechanical IWC 51111 movement