IWC Schaffhausen: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604) & Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen welcomes two new Ceratanium® models to its TOP GUN Pilot’s Watch range. Developed by IWC’s material engineers, Ceratanium® combines the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with a hardness and scratch-resistance similar to ceramic. In addition, this innovative material is also skin-friendly and highly resistant to corrosion.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first watch from IWC with a Ceratanium® bracelet, which is lighter than steel and very comfortable to wear. The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium is the first TOP GUN model with a Timezoner® complication, allowing the wearer to change between different time zones effortlessly. Both novelties are powered by IWC-manufactured movements from the 52000 and 82000 calibre families.

Advanced performance materials such as ceramics, titanium and Ceratanium® are a signature feature of IWC’s TOP GUN pilot’s watches. They take their name from the legendary Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor Program, a rigorous course used by the US Navy to train its elite pilots in flying and tactical skills.

IWC’s TOP GUN watches are engineered to deliver ultimate performance and can withstand even the extreme strain pilots experience in the cockpit of a supersonic jet.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604) features a case, crown and, for the first time, a bracelet made of Ceratanium®. As this material is based on a titanium alloy, the bracelet is around 30 percent lighter than a steel bracelet and extremely comfortable to wear.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

The black dial with gray numerals enhances the jet-black design. This TOP GUN model is powered by the IWC-manufactured 52615 calibre, visible through the tinted sapphire glass case back. The Pellaton winding system is fitted with components made of virtually wear-free ceramic and builds up a power reserve of seven days in two barrels.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

A single nightly switching impulse from the base movement drives the perpetual calendar. Its mechanical program automatically recognizes different month lengths and leap years and will require no correction until 2100.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

Another IWC speciality is the specific moon phase display, which depicts the moon as it is seen from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. It is so precise that it will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years. The annual production of this extraordinary timepiece will be limited to 150 pieces.

The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505) is the first TOP GUN model with a Timezoner® complication.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The watch can be set to a different time zone by simply pressing down and rotating the bezel. The hour hand, the 24-hour display and the date will move forwards or backwards in one-hour steps.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

This also works across the dateline and without losing a single second. The case is made of Ceratanium®, while the city ring is manufactured from ceramic. It contains the names of 24 cities, each one representing one of the international time zones. The numerals are printed in gray on the dial, while the numbers 12, 3, 6 and 9 are coated with a luminescent material.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The jet-black tactical design is complemented with a tinted sapphire glass case back and a black rubber strap with textile inlay.

The IWC-manufactured 82760 calibre uses a Pellaton winding system reinforced with ceramic components to build up a power reserve of 60 hours in the mainspring. The annual production of the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium will be limited to 500 pieces.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium and the Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium are available now through IWC boutiques, authorized retail partners or online at IWC.com.

In addition, both timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and thus benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.

Technical details

Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Ceratanium, Ref. IW503604

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW503604)

Functions
Power reserve display
Perpetual Calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase for both Northern and Southern Hemispheres
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured caliber 52615
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton automatic winding system
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 54
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)

Case
Ceratanium® case
Diameter: 46.2 mm
Height: 15.4 mm
Glass: Sapphire, arched edge, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Water-resistant: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Bracelet
Ceratanium® bracelet with folding clasp

Model: Pilot’s Watch Timezoner® Top Gun Ceratanium, Ref. IW395505

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Timezoner TOP GUN Ceratanium (Ref. IW395505)

Functions
Date display
Central hacking seconds
Timezoner® function for setting another time zone using the rotating bezel
24-hour display for Worldtimer function

Movement
IWC-manufactured caliber 82760
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Jewels: 22
Power: reserve 60 h

Case
Ceratanium® case
Ceramic rotating bezel
Diameter: 46 mm
Height: 15.1 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Black dial
Black hands

Strap
Black rubber strap with textile inlay and pin buckle