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IWC Pilot Top Gun Men's Watch Model IW388001
IWC
Pilot Top Gun Pilots Chronograph Top Gun Men's Watch
Model IW388001
Retail Price: $11,900.00
Our Price: $11,430.00
Your Savings  $470.00 (4%)
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IWC
Pilot Top Gun Pilots Chronograph Top Gun Men's Watch
Model IW388001

IWC Pilot Top Gun Men

IWC
Pilot Top Gun Pilots Chronograph Top Gun Men's Watch
Model IW388001

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Retail Price
$11,900.00
Our Price
$11,430.00
Your Savings
$470.00 (4%)
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Brand Name:
IWC
Style Number:
IW388001
Also Called:
388001, 3888.01, IW3888-01
Series:
Style (Gender):
Men's
Case Material:
Ceramic/Titanium
Case Shape:
Round
Dial Color:
Flat Black
Movement:
Mechanical Automatic Self-Winding
Engine:
IWC Calibre 79230
Number of Jewels:
35
Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph with Fly-back function, Date
Crystal Material:
Sapphire Crystal, double-coated, convex, pressure-drop resistant
Case Diameter:
46.0 mm
Case Thickness:
16.5 mm
Caseback:
Solid, with UNITED STATES NAVY FIGHTER WEAPONS SCHOOL Logo, engraving 'Pilot's Watch' and 'INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO.'
Bezel Material:
Ceramic/Titanium
Bezel Function:
Fixed
Water Resistance:
60m / 200ft (suitable for showering; not usually suitable for swimming; unsuitable for diving)
Crown Material:
Stainless Steel Screw-down with IWC logo
Calendar:
Automatic Date at 3 o'clock
Power Reserve:
68-hour power reserve
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:
Fabric - Black with Leather underside
Watch Clasp Material:
Tang Buckle, Brushed, with IWC Logo
Max Wrist Size:
8.5
Watch Strap Width:
18.0 - 22.0 mm
Limited/Special Edition:
Limited Production Model
First Production Year:
2012
Additional Information
Soft iron inner case for magnetic field protection.

IWC Schaffhausen has been building pilot's watches for professional use for more than 70years. It knows what pilot's watches must be able to achieve and endure. The timepieces in its two lines of pilot’s watches, Classic and Spitfire, all bear the rating "flight qualified". But it is about to get even better – and more exciting. A new IWC pilot’s watch carrying the "TOP GUN" logo of the American elite pilots is ready for take-off. The Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN. Black. Big. With a case made of high-tech ceramic and operating elements in titanium. Its message is clear. Just as above-average skills are demanded of the graduates of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, IWC Schaffhausen has drawn its inspiration from the elite academy for pilots and in the TOP GUN has created a pilot's watch for the highest echelon of professionalism. The name says it all – technologically and horologically. This exceptional watch with its black ceramic case, combined with titanium, bears the symbol of the best combat pilots in the US Navy discreetly on the case flank and recessed into the screw-down titanium back of the watch.

The Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN in its 46mm case is an uncompromising men's watch in the cockpit instrument look. Its functions establish its identity as a specialist in mechanical chronometry. The rarity is justified, like that of the first Da Vinci in ceramic dating from 1986, by the intricate, time-intensive manufacturing and machining processes involved. Only a new, ultra-modern production method for the super-hard, non-magnetic, wear-resistant and acid-resistant blanks (CIM – Ceramic Injection Moulding) makes the opening up of a third segment within the IWC pilot's watches family possible with TOP GUN. Unlimited.

Case blanks today can be moulded more efficiently and more accurately than previously from the mixture of zirconium oxide powder and binder. They are baked at temperatures between 1,500 and 2,000 degrees Celsius and then cooled in a complicated process to enable the material to acquire all its outstanding properties. Diamond-tipped tools are required for the intricate finishing of the blanks. The combination of ceramic and titanium for the case back and the operating elements is one of the distinctive features of all future TOP GUN models. In spite of the impressive size of the case, the use of modern materials, including the black nylon strap, enables a relatively low weight and comfortable wearing characteristics to be achieved.

TOP GUN, in relation to an instrument of this class, naturally also implies maximum protection of the movement against magnetic fields by an inner case made of soft iron. It also includes securing the sapphire glass, which is coated on both sides, against displacement by a sudden drop in air pressure. The automatic movement, when fully wound, provides a power reserve of 44 hours. The watch also carries a day and date display on board, and of course the "spirit" of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School in Fallon/Nevada, where the best combat pilots are trained.
FREE bracelet resizing.

Founded in 1868 by an American, Florentine Jones, in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, IWC is probably best known for its world-beating complicated timepieces. IWC is a fully integrated Watch Manufacture; creating and assembling its own movements, parts and watches all under one roof. IWC continues to contribute significant technical advancements in the world of watchmaking, including anti-gravity and anti-magnetic movements.

Watch Details

Brand Name:
IWC
Style Number:
IW388001
Also Called:
388001, 3888.01, IW3888-01
Series:
Style (Gender):
Men's
Case Material:
Ceramic/Titanium
Case Shape:
Round
Dial Color:
Flat Black
Movement:
Mechanical Automatic Self-Winding
Engine:
IWC Calibre 79230
Number of Jewels:
35
Functions:
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Chronograph with Fly-back function, Date
Crystal Material:
Sapphire Crystal, double-coated, convex, pressure-drop resistant
Case Diameter:
46.0 mm
Case Thickness:
16.5 mm
Caseback:
Solid, with UNITED STATES NAVY FIGHTER WEAPONS SCHOOL Logo, engraving 'Pilot's Watch' and 'INTERNATIONAL WATCH CO.'
Bezel Material:
Ceramic/Titanium
Bezel Function:
Fixed
Water Resistance:
60m / 200ft (suitable for showering; not usually suitable for swimming; unsuitable for diving)
Crown Material:
Stainless Steel Screw-down with IWC logo
Calendar:
Automatic Date at 3 o'clock
Power Reserve:
68-hour power reserve
Watch Bracelet / Strap Material:
Fabric - Black with Leather underside
Watch Clasp Material:
Tang Buckle, Brushed, with IWC Logo
Max Wrist Size:
8.5
Watch Strap Width:
18.0 - 22.0 mm
Limited/Special Edition:
Limited Production Model
First Production Year:
2012
Additional Information
Soft iron inner case for magnetic field protection.

IWC Schaffhausen has been building pilot's watches for professional use for more than 70years. It knows what pilot's watches must be able to achieve and endure. The timepieces in its two lines of pilot’s watches, Classic and Spitfire, all bear the rating "flight qualified". But it is about to get even better – and more exciting. A new IWC pilot’s watch carrying the "TOP GUN" logo of the American elite pilots is ready for take-off. The Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN. Black. Big. With a case made of high-tech ceramic and operating elements in titanium. Its message is clear. Just as above-average skills are demanded of the graduates of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, IWC Schaffhausen has drawn its inspiration from the elite academy for pilots and in the TOP GUN has created a pilot's watch for the highest echelon of professionalism. The name says it all – technologically and horologically. This exceptional watch with its black ceramic case, combined with titanium, bears the symbol of the best combat pilots in the US Navy discreetly on the case flank and recessed into the screw-down titanium back of the watch.

The Pilot's Watch Double Chronograph Edition TOP GUN in its 46mm case is an uncompromising men's watch in the cockpit instrument look. Its functions establish its identity as a specialist in mechanical chronometry. The rarity is justified, like that of the first Da Vinci in ceramic dating from 1986, by the intricate, time-intensive manufacturing and machining processes involved. Only a new, ultra-modern production method for the super-hard, non-magnetic, wear-resistant and acid-resistant blanks (CIM – Ceramic Injection Moulding) makes the opening up of a third segment within the IWC pilot's watches family possible with TOP GUN. Unlimited.

Case blanks today can be moulded more efficiently and more accurately than previously from the mixture of zirconium oxide powder and binder. They are baked at temperatures between 1,500 and 2,000 degrees Celsius and then cooled in a complicated process to enable the material to acquire all its outstanding properties. Diamond-tipped tools are required for the intricate finishing of the blanks. The combination of ceramic and titanium for the case back and the operating elements is one of the distinctive features of all future TOP GUN models. In spite of the impressive size of the case, the use of modern materials, including the black nylon strap, enables a relatively low weight and comfortable wearing characteristics to be achieved.

TOP GUN, in relation to an instrument of this class, naturally also implies maximum protection of the movement against magnetic fields by an inner case made of soft iron. It also includes securing the sapphire glass, which is coated on both sides, against displacement by a sudden drop in air pressure. The automatic movement, when fully wound, provides a power reserve of 44 hours. The watch also carries a day and date display on board, and of course the "spirit" of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School in Fallon/Nevada, where the best combat pilots are trained.
FREE bracelet resizing. Learn more.

About IWC

Founded in 1868 by an American, Florentine Jones, in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, IWC is probably best known for its world-beating complicated timepieces. IWC is a fully integrated Watch Manufacture; creating and assembling its own movements, parts and watches all under one roof. IWC continues to contribute significant technical advancements in the world of watchmaking, including anti-gravity and anti-magnetic movements.
This watch is the IWC Pilot Top Gun Pilots Chronograph Top Gun IW388001.

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This watch is guaranteed 100% authentic, has original serial numbers and is shipped in factory-fresh, brand new, unworn condition with all manufacturer documentation and packaging.

Package contains watch manufacturer's certificate of authenticity (if such certificate is applicable, and provided by the manufacturer), tags, stickers, boxes, and user manuals.

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We will gladly accept returns within 30 days of receipt of delivery. Watches must be returned to us in brand new, unworn and undamaged condition. All domestic purchases showing as "In Stock" under $3000 will receive a full refund minus shipping fees. A 10% restocking fee will apply on all other orders. Read more.

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Gemnation ships your domestic order free via FedEx/UPS Insured Standard Delivery (3-5 days) after your order has been processed. Please read the additional information section next to the watch to determine processing times. Watches that cost less than $200, will be shipped via FedEx/UPS Ground. Read more.

Two Year Warranty

We sell luxury timepieces at considerably lower prices than the manufacturers list price. Gemnation is not an Authorized IWC Watch Dealer and is not affiliated with IWC. Authorized dealers are not permitted to discount or sell watches on the Internet. For this reason, we choose not to be authorized watch dealers for many of the brands that we sell.

Since we are not authorized dealers for many of the watch manufacturers, we may be unable to ship the original watch manufacturers warranty. In all cases, however, we provide a Two Year Gemnation Warranty (active from the date of purchase).
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Gemnation utilizes a full-time Swiss-trained watchmaker who is licensed and trained to repair every brand and model of watch that we sell. If we can supply the original warranty we provide this information in the individual watch description. Read More.

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This watch is guaranteed 100% authentic, has original serial numbers and is shipped in factory-fresh, brand new, unworn condition with all manufacturer documentation and packaging.

Package contains watch manufacturer's certificate of authenticity (if such certificate is applicable, and provided by the manufacturer), tags, stickers, boxes, and user manuals.

We will gladly accept returns within 30 days of receipt of delivery. Watches must be returned to us in brand new, unworn and undamaged condition. All domestic purchases showing as "In Stock" under $3000 will receive a full refund minus shipping fees. A 10% restocking fee will apply on all other orders. Read more.

Gemnation ships your domestic order free via FedEx/UPS Insured Standard Delivery (3-5 days) after your order has been processed. Please read the additional information section next to the watch to determine processing times. Watches that cost less than $200, will be shipped via FedEx/UPS Ground. Read more.

We sell luxury timepieces at considerably lower prices than the manufacturers list price. Gemnation is not an Authorized IWC Watch Dealer and is not affiliated with IWC. Authorized dealers are not permitted to discount or sell watches on the Internet. For this reason, we choose not to be authorized watch dealers for many of the brands that we sell.

Since we are not authorized dealers for many of the watch manufacturers, we may be unable to ship the original watch manufacturers warranty. In all cases, however, we provide a Two Year Gemnation Warranty (active from the date of purchase).

Two Year Warranty

Gemnation utilizes a full-time Swiss-trained watchmaker who is licensed and trained to repair every brand and model of watch that we sell. If we can supply the original warranty we provide this information in the individual watch description. Read More.

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