Hands-on: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”

Two years ago IWC Schaffhausen created the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor” in collaboration with instructors based on the Naval Air Station Leemore in California. Featuring a case made of black ceramic and the iconic red “Navy Fighter Weapons School” patch on the dial. This chronograph is available exclusively for graduates of the

Confused about the different badges? Please watch this video: https://youtu.be/IW8ZFR1v8AA

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition “SFTI”, limited to 1500 pieces, takes inspiration from the 2018 “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor“ watch. It follows the tradition of IWC’s Top Gun watches. The 44-millimeter case is made of black zirconium oxide ceramic. With a Vickers rating second only to that of a diamond, ranks among the hardest substances on earth. It is extremely scratch-resistant and its stealthy black color is totally anti-reflective. The case back and chronograph pushers are made of Ceratanium, a recent innovation from IWC’s materials engineers. This new material is as light and durable as titanium but at the same time as similarly hard and scratch-resistant as ceramic. Thanks to the combination of ceramic and the chronograph boasts an entirely matte black design.

chronograph features:

Mechanical chronograph movement – Date and day display – Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds – for protection against magnetic fields – Screw-in crown – Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure.

IWC-manufactured calibre 69380
Frequency: 28,800 A/h (= 4 Hz)
Jewels: 33
Power reserve: 46 h
Winding: Automatic
Case materials: Ceramic case, Ceratanium® case back, crown and pushers, black dial, black hands, green textile strap
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 15.7 mm

Price: 9,850 Euro including 20 % VAT