IWC Big Pilot Top Gun – 2017 – £7,450

Overview

Brand: IWC
Model: Big Pilot Top Gun
Reference: IW501901
Year: 2017
Movement Type: Automatic
Movement(Calibre): Calibre 51111
Case material: Black Ceramic
Bracelet/Strap: Textile
Dial Colour: Black
Diameter: 48 mm
Papers: No
Box: Yes
Accessories: Yes

Price: £7,450

IWC Big Pilot Top Gun

The IWC Big Pilot Top Gun is made in conjunction with the US Navy and was developed using corrosion-resistant ceramic and titanium for the elite among the US Navy’s jet pilots.

This IWC watch is equipped with the 51111 calibre in-house movement which has a seven day power reserve – it features about the simplest list of functions possible – just those essential to the pilot; Hours, Minutes, Seconds – that’s it.  It was designed with the focus on robustness and reliability.

The case is made of-non-reflective black zirconium oxide ceramic which is used to protect the movement when exposed to the humid, salt-bearing sea air which puts an enormous strain on both personnel and material.

This IWC Top Gun is of course a pilot’s watch and has all of the classic features that they have always had plus some lovely modern touches.  The Top Gun comes with a black dial which perfectly matches the black ceramic case.  The white arabic numerals have matching hands and a seconds hand with a red ‘plane that sets everything off to a tee as well as a power reserve meter showing the amount of power in the seven day movement.

This watch is 99% perfect with the case back sticker still intact and it comes with the special boxes that came with it from new as well as the polishing cloth and serial numbered tag.

The booklet containing the registration card (the ‘papers’) was mislaid in a house move so they are not included – the textile strap has never been worn and is still stickered.

Supplied with the balance of the IWC warranty.

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