The New Pilot’s Watches From IWC Schaffhausen

IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled the full expanse of the 2012 TOP GUN collection of rugged aviation inspired luxury watches. As part of their much loved Pilots Watch Family, the watches expound upon the United States’ most revered airmen—the Top Guns of Miramar California (the same men who inspired the film Top Gun and gave us the unforgettable nicknames of Goose, Maverick and Iceman. We suggest cueing Take My Breath Away or Danger Zone before reading further).

As you might assume, the TOP GUN collection takes the luxury watchmakers in a decidedly military design direction. The Big Pilots Watch Top Gun Miramar nods to the historical use of pilots watches—which placed emphasis on minutes and seconds—by placing the hour circle separately, inside the dial as a red circle.

Both new watches allude to more martial themes with their textile straps that wink and nod to the webbed belts our servicemen’s uniforms.

As with all pilots watches, precision and dependability are paramount and IWC has spared no expense in this department using a self manufactured calibre 89365—one of the most advanced in the world—matte anthracite dial, zircronium oxide case and titanium controls.

Now that you’ve got the watch, all you have to do is learn how to fly the MiG Fighter Jet like the Top Gun boys do.