Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar, Ceramic Case
on Green Fabric Strap with Anthracite Dial
Condition: This watch is in Mint Condition.* Complete with Box and Papers.
* We have graded this watch to be 95% - there are minor scuffs or some wear on strap
The Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar is a tribute to the birthplace of the Top Gun legend, the pilots
school of the US Marines in Miramar, California. It was from here, between 1969 and 1996, that the reputation of the intrepid elite pilots spread all over the world.
The Miramar line picks up on details from the historic IWC deck watches, such as the division into an external chapter ring and an inner hour circle.
Equally inspired by military-style design is the shimmering metallic grey of the ceramic case, the beige hands and chapter ring, as well as the green textile strap. The IWC-manufactured 51111 calibre is the largest automatic movement manufactured by IWC and its pawl-winding system quickly builds up an 8.5-day power reserve. However, the sophisticated mechanics allows it to run for only 7 days before stopping the movement, thus ensuring that the watch keeps perfect time for a week when fully wound.
The sapphire glass has antireflective coating on both sides and is secured against sudden drops in pressure in the cockpit. An elaborate Top Gun engraving embellishes the case back.