IWC Schaffhausen expands its “Colors of TOP GUN” collection by launching the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Lake Tahoe. The new model (reference IW503008) features a 46.5-millimeter white ceramic case, a black dial, and black hands with white Super-LumiNova®.
The ceramic color, which IWC and Pantone have specified as “IWC Lake Tahoe”, is inspired by white uniforms and the winter landscape around freshwater Lake Tahoe.
Located between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is a mountainous area that the pilots of the nearby TOPGUN flight school frequently fly over. The eye-catching design is completed with a pitch-black dial and black hands with white Super-LumiNova®, a stainless steel crown and case back ring, and a white textured rubber strap.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Lake Tahoe features the legendary perpetual calendar complication. It was developed in the 1980s by Kurt Klaus and since then, it has been steadily improved several times in terms of mechanics and functionality.
The intricate mechanical program automatically recognizes the different lengths of the months and leap years and will require no manual adjustment until 2100. The patented double moon phase display shows the moon as seen from the northern and southern hemispheres.
Thanks to a special reductionist gear train, it is so precise that it will only deviate by one day after 577.5 years. The calendar module is driven via a single nightly switching impulse by the IWC-manufactured 52615 caliber movement with a Pellaton winding system and a power reserve of 7 days. The movement can be admired through a transparent sapphire glass back.
The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Lake Tahoe will be available as of July 2023. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
Model: IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun Lake Tahoe Ref. IW503008
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
IWC-manufactured calibre 52615
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Pellaton automatic winding system
White ceramic case
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 6 bar
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Height: 15.6 mm
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire glass back
Black dial, black hands with white Super-LumiNova®
White rubber strap with stainless steel folding clasp