Amongst the many novelties released by IWC, all of them with focus on the Pilot’s Watch line including the Spitfire and the Big Pilot’s, one of our favorites from the SIHH 2019 is the IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition 'Mojave Desert' with its sand colored ceramic case –a first for the brand. Limited to 500 pieces, this watch could’ve clearly come straight from Operation Desert Storm with its very appealing and unique color hue. Sporting a sand colored dial and sand colored fabric strap, the new IWC ‘Mojave Desert’ is a tribute to the home of the Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake —the largest land area of the U.S. Navy— and the color of the uniforms worn by Navy Pilots.
The ceramic case with its very unique color and sheen is the result of a combination of zirconium oxide with other metallic oxides. Powered by the IWC calibre 69380, the chronograph movement features a classic column wheel design with a display for the day and date. Protecting the movement, the watch features a titanium case back matching the titanium pushers and crown.
Details About the Watch
Case: Sand Colored Ceramic 44.5 mm in diameter and 15.7 mm in thickness. The case features a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement against magnetic fields.
Movement: In-House IWC Calibre 69380 automatic movement with 33-jewels and power reserve of 46 hours.
Dial: Dark Brown Matte
Strap: Sand colored fabric strap with titanium folding clasp.
Limitation: 500 Pieces.
Sticker Price $8,200 USD. For more info on IWC click here.