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2016 IWC Ceramic Pilot's Chronograph

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2016 IWC Ceramic Pilot's Chronograph - the first piece in the UK

IWC Pilot's Chronograph - Top Gun Miramar

Reference : IW389002

Serial number : 6022146

"Miramar is the US Naval Air Base in San Diego, California and it's famed Top Gun training progamme - this edition by IWC is a tribute to this Air Base and the Pilots who qualified there between 1969 -1996 "

Purchased in April 2016 and hardly worn in the intervening 2 years the watch is in mint condition

I was fortunate to be invited to the IWC Hospitality at the Goodwood Revival in 2015 when the Miramar Top Gun Chronograph was first launched and I was the first to order one of these watches

Hence when the first watch landed in the Bond Street Boutique I was invited to collect the watch and was presented with a letter to commemorate that this is the 'first piece in the UK' from the UK Brand Director Simon Chambers - see picture

I am selling a few watches as my collection is too big

Sold with original box, IWC cleaning cloth, warranty paperwork, sales invoice, card receipt and the IWC commemoration letter

ie Nothing is missing since leaving the IWC boutique in April 2016

IWC Technical Description

The IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph- Top Gun Miramar pays tribute to the birth place of the Top Gun pilots, the Pilots' school of the US marines in Miramar/California. Between the years 1969 - 1996 the reputation of the elite pilots spread rapidly. The Miramar chronograph with military styled design is characterised by the metallic tones of the ceramic case along with the classic military colours. The unconventional division into an external chapter ring and an inner hour circle is a reference to the deck watches of the 1930s – 40s, therefore leading into the historic legacy of IWC Pilots Watches.


- Ceramic case

- Diameter 44.5 mm

- Height 15.5 mm

- Screw in crown

- Water resistance 6 bar


- 89361 Calibre

- Automatic, self-winding

- Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz)

- 38 Jewels

- 68 hours Power Reserve

- IWC-manufactured movement

- Côtes de Genève, perlage


- Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds

- Hour and minute counters combined in a totalizer at 12 o'clock

- Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields

- Date display

- Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure

- Sapphire glass, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides

- Small hacking seconds


- Anthracite dial with luminescence


- Green calfskin strap

In as new condition, with deployment clasp being the only option available

New price today £9.850


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