Besides being one hell of a good looking pilot’s copy watch with the coolest complication/movement you’ll probably find at IWC, this new Double Chronograph TOP GUN also marks the comeback of two iconic features of the brand.
This 39mm steel replica watch had it all: the no-nonsense design, the robustness, the simplicity of the display to enhance legibility and the complex chronograph movement developed in-house with a strong focus on reliability. In short, an icon that would be the mother of all the following IWC pilot’s watches.
While the split-seconds chronograph function is undoubtedly one of the finest complications in watchmaking, it is complex to develop and fragile on a daily basis. However, these early IWC Flieger fake watches were meant to be used and abused. They were tool watches meant to serve as instruments, not to spend half of their lives at a service centre.
As a whole, this new IWC Pilot’s Copy Watch Double Chronograph TOP GUN Ceratanium isn’t exactly new; it is more of an evolution of existing models rather than an unprecedented creation.