IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Review

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2012 was an exciting year for both IWC and pilot style watches fans. IWC renew the design for its pilot series after 6 years of previous design. IWC Big Pilot chronograph was the first model to be renewed. This new IWC Big Pilot chronograph watch, Top Gun Miramar, was a surprise not only it is a new product line but also the new movement 89365. The performance, indeed, is nothing worse than any of the IWC pilot chronograph.

Miramar is the site for USA Marine Corps Air Station. IWC Top Gun Miramar is a sub-branch from the existing famous IWC Top Gun series. However, Top Gun Miramar does not inherit from the popular elements from previous Top Gun model like the dark case, dark dial and the little red plane in the second arm. Top Gun Miramar looks like re-designed from scratch with the vintage fashion. IWC is one of the best world pilot watch maker that it is quite success on the new design.

IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Dial

IWC Pilot Chronograph Top Gun Miramar Dial

The design for the vintage watch dial is concise and tidy. The minute display is in outer circle while the hour display is in the inner circle. The hour display is red that make the hour display is clear enough to see even if the font size is smaller than the minute display.

The case material is polished ceramic case with grey in color.
Ceramic Case

The green textile strap makes the watch look like a tradition military watch. The inner for the strap is leather that is comfort for wear.
Green textile strap

Besides the IWC Pilot watch chronograph Top Gun Miramar, Big Pilot watch Top Gun Miramar is also available.

IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar

IWC Big Pilot Top Gun Miramar

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Model# IW501902 IW388002
Crystal Sapphire Sapphire
Case Ceramic/Titanium Ceramic/Titanium
Dial Anthracite Anthracite
Water resistance 50m 50m
Case diameter 48mm 46mm
Case thickness 15mm 16.5mm
Band material Green textile strap Green textile strap
Movement Automatic Automatic
Calibre 51111 89365
Date Display Yes Yes
Chronograph No Yes
Power Reserve 7 days 68 hours
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