During tortuous manoeuvres involving supersonic jets like the F/A-18, pilots are subjected to high g forces. But also extended missions on aircraft carriers, where they are exposed to the humid, salt-bearing sea air, put an enormous strain on both personnel and material. The TOP GUN Chronograph was developed using robust and corrosion-resistant materials such as ceramic and titanium for the elite among the US Navy's jet pilots. For the first time ever, IWC has equipped this classic with an in-house movement from the 69000-calibre family. Apart from its stopwatch function, the IWC-manufactured 69380 calibre also has displays for the day and date. The red small seconds hand at "6 o'clock" provides a striking colourful highlight on the black dial. The case is made of-non-reflective black zirconium oxide ceramic, the back of the case from titanium. The watch is attached to the wrist with a black textile strap.
Ceramic case Diameter 44.5 mm Height 15.7 mm Screw in crown Water resistance 6 bar
69380 Calibre IWC-manufactured movement Automatic, self-winding 46 hours Power Reserve Frequency 28800.0 vph (4.0 hz) 231 Components 33 Jewels Côtes de Genève, perlage
Chronograph function with hours, minutes and seconds Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields Day and date display Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides Small hacking seconds
Black dial with luminescence
Black textile strap Strap width 21 mm