Watches & Wonders 2022 | IWC and Pantone Introduce Four New TOP GUN

With Watches & Wonders 2022 fully underway in Geneva, IWC Schaffhausen releases four new TOP GUN chronographs presented in Pantone-color ceramic to add a layer of complexity to the design.

IWC has worked with Pantone to have specified colored ceramics that accentuate eye-catching designs. The company pioneered the use of ceramic in the 1980s for the Pilot’s Watches collection with the 1994 Pilot’s Chronograph Ceramic (Ref. 3705).

The luxury watch brand has produced pilot’s watches – TOP GUN Editions “Lake Tahoe” and “Woodland.” Lake Tahoe is presented in a 44.5-millimetre white ceramic case with pitch-black dial and black hands coated in a luminescent material – deriving inspiration from white US Navy uniforms and the winter landscape around the freshwater lake. Its Woodland version has a dark green ceramic case and dial, combined with a case back in matte black Ceratanium – influenced by  the naval aviators’ flight suits.

In addition, IWC has created a Ceretanium® TOP GUN Edition that combines titanium and ceramic – utilizing a hard and scratch-resistant material that is also light and robust and creating a dark, stealthy, and slightly metallic shade which is developed at high temperatures in a kiln. 

Lastly, it has created the TOP GUN Edition “Jet Black” using virtually wear-free ceramic with a power reserve of 60 hours. It uses an integrated EasX-CHANGE® that allows for effortless green textile strap replacement. The timepiece features a black zirconium oxide ceramic case that protects against scratches. 

The annual production of the four new models will be limited to 1000 pieces each and are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program with the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty. 

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