Vishawatch is enraptured by IWC Schaffhausen’s new launches – the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” and the Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Edition “Mojave Desert” at this year’s Watches & Wonders.
The brand’s TOP GUN watches are precision instruments at their finest in the world of men’s luxury watches; engineered for maximum acceleration forces. These timepieces are made from corrosion-resistance materials that can withstand the arduous duties of navy pilots; the hard materials make it ideal for daily use on a jet’s cockpit. The 2021 versions is made from one of the hardest substances on earth. The ceramic used in the sand-coloured case is indicative of the very pure raw material used and the cutting-edge manufacturing. The striking colour tone, reminiscent of desert sand, is obtained by combining zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides in a precisely defined mixing ratio.
The Indian watch community is thrilled with another noteworthy release – the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 and the Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar. The new model features a compact 41 mm stainless steel case with a blue or green dial. The Perpetual Calendar version features a stainless steel case, a blue dial and rhodium-plated hands. The date display and power reserve are located at 3 o’clock, the month display at 6 o’clock. The weekday display and the small seconds share the sub-dial at 9 o’clock. The double moon phase display at 12 o’clock correctly depicts the moon phase for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and only needs to be adjusted by one day after 577.5 years.
Additionally, the EasX-CHANGE system and a choice of rubber, calfskin or stainless steel straps makes for a quick and easy transition from strap to bracelet.
Be it adventures up in the air, on-ground or by the water, the versatility makes this a contender amongst luxury watches for the ultimate sports watch. The new model is fitted with the in-house 69385 calibre chronograph movement, which is visible through a sapphire glass back.