DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH TOP GUN CERATANIUM
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After the Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar, now it is the turn of a pilot’s watch to get all the technical advantages of the high-tech combination developed by the brand.
Like at the school made famous in the Hollywood film, Top Gun, where America’s top fighter pilots were trained, IWC has been forming an elite unit of the brand’s pilot’s watches since 2007. At the next SIHH, to be held from 14 to 17 January in Geneva, a new watch will be joining the squadron: the Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium. Like the collection’s previous models, the watch stands out for its robustness, with the help of a 44-mm-wide case made of Cerantanium. This is a titanium and ceramic alloy, combining lightness and solidity. And for even more resilience, an internal case of soft iron is on hand to protect the automatic calibre from magnetic fields.
Another specific feature of the material is its colour. The deep black hue can be seen over almost all the chronograph. Only two discreet touches of red disturb the monochrome world. But all the time information is still highly readable.
Along with the wide hour and minute hands making their way around a minute track featuring hour markers and Arabic numerals, the watch is unusual in having a rattrapante (or split-second) mechanism. The monopusher at 10 o’clock makes it easy to use and display the split-time measurements.
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By Dan Diaconu
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