Ceramic, titanium back, curved sapphire crystal with nonreflective coating on both sides, water resistant to 60 metres
Cockpit-inspired matt black with white superluminova arabic numerals, power reserve indicator at 3; quick set date window at 6
IWC 51111, based on IWC 5000, automatic with Albert Pellaton-designed pawl winding system, 21,600 vph, Glucydur balance, Incabloc shock absorption, 42 jewels, diameter = 37.8 mm, height = 7.5 mm, 168-hour (7 days) power reserve
7 day power reserve indicator
Full set, box & papers dated 2014
Free sprung balance with Breguet overcoil.
Diameter = 48.2 mm, height = 15 mm, weight = 124 g
Excellent as new
IWC Big Pilot “Top Gun” 48mm Ceramic Full Set Box & Papers 2014
Impressive in scale and complication, IWC’s “Top Gun” series is the pinnacle of IWC pilot watches. Downsized from the original 50mm Big Pilot from 1940, this 48mm ceramic -cased masterpiece features a 7 day power reserve, titanium caseback and big crown and makes a true statement on the wrist. The self-winding calibre 51111 movement is actually calibrated with an extra 24hours of power which supplies immediate pick up from the balance when power is wound back up from empty. Reserved only for IWC’s finest pilot watches, the “Top Gun” logo on the titanium caseback derives from the eponymous 1986 Hollywood film and is a recognised cultural icon. Complimenting the watch is an IWC branded black textile and leather strap with an IWC-signed titanium deployant buckle. Supplied a as a full set, box & papers dated 2014.