On Monday January 16th, 2012 the 21th edition of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) will start again, where 19 brands will be exhibiting their new marvelous watch collections. And, IWC just released the images of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Miramar, named after the former location of the US Navy Fighter Weapons School (which is also known as TOP GUN).
The 48 mm case is dark grey ceramic – in the photos it seems to have a glossy finish – with a dial that has faux patina and a green nylon strap. Inside is the IWC cal. 89365 flyback movement, similar to that in the Portuguese Chronograph Yacht Club.
Alongside the chronograph, the Top Gun Miramar range will also have a 48 mm Big Pilot with a similar design.It has been known for a while that this year IWC is unveiling a new range of Pilot watches. As the Pilot collection of IWC is a legendary and hard seller, the expectations are high. One model has been released already.
The press release also indicates that we can expect the following eye candies:
an all new Big Pilot’s Watch Top Gun Miramar with similar design elements as the Chronograph Top Gun Miramar and the same movement, caliber 51111, as the regular Big Pilot’s Watch;a first for the regular collection: new Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Top Gun features a perpetual calendar with its four-digit year display, moon phase display and seven-day power reserve;
What everyone expected: the size of the regular Pilot’s Watch Chronograph increase with 1 mm, now 43 mm in diameter.A logical move in the sequel: the launch of the new Pilot Watch Mark XVII with a diameter of 41 mm
The gold chrono is back: the Spitfire Chronograph with its IWC-manufactured 89365 calibre will be available in red gold.A long anticipated version: new Pilot’s Watch World Timer with a 24-hour ring that makes it possible to look at all 24 time zones, including the Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). The city ring shows the names of 23 places around the globe, each of which represents a time zone. The dial shows local time, which can be adjusted forwards or backwards in one-hour steps – also when crossing the International Date Line.
A new 46mm Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph and features new red design elements on the dial.
I was among the first one to show you the IWC Aquatimer Replica Watches novelties. Today I photographed the watches under much better conditions and I invite you to rediscover the entire collection.
I am sure you have already seen the IWC Replica 2014 on my blog. I took these pictures in the Sultanate of Oman end of October under not ideal light conditions. I was happy to have these shots, but one can do much better of course.
When I presented you the IWC Aquatimer novelties as a SIHH 2014-preview I did not yet have the official technical data by hand. Today I got them and here they are for you to be discovered.
Advancing the dials of three displays simultaneously isn’t easy. We couldn’t overcome the laws of physics, but we’ve managed to use them cleverly, stated Stefan Ihnen, IWC´s Technical Director. Do not miss this episode! I invite you to discover it here.Even if this is not the most complicated mechanism IWC Replica Watches ever conceived it is my absolute favorite one. It combines a chronograph and a perpetual calendar with a digital indication for the date, month and leap year. That’s just gorgeous and in daily use extremely useful, since both, date and month, is perfectly readable.
Dear IWC Replica Watches, dear Marion, I want to thank you once again for producing these seven episodes together with me. I hope this was not the last time we co-hosted such a fantastic series of highly educative videos.
After the Portugieser minute repeater, the Portugieser 7-day power reserve, the Portugieser perpetual calendar, the Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère, the Portugieser constant-force tourbillon and the recent Portugieser 8-day hand-wound movement it is now the Cheap Replica Watches that starts to court for the sought after and limited space on our wrists.
The Portugieser Annual Calendar is powered by the new IWC-manufactured 52850 calibre. The watch symbolizes the launch of an IWC initiative to produce further series of in-house calibre families in the years ahead. Located at “12 o’clock” on the dial, IWC Replica annual calendar shows the month, date and day in three separate, semi-circular windows. The switching mechanism automatically takes into account the differing lengths of individual months. Unlike a perpetual calendar, however, the annual calendar is unable to factor in the differing length of the month of February or the leap years. Once a year, then, at the end of February, it requires manual correction. For the development of the annual calendar module, IWC’s watch designers ensured that the correction could be carried out easily and conveniently using the crown
Across the entire Cheap IWC Replica family, the rotors have been made slimmer, while the bridges are more open and inset with a solid gold “Probus Scafusia” medallion. This way, even more details of the movement with its two barrels can be seen. The improved Pellaton winding system with the practically wear-free components made of black and white ceramic is also clearly visible.Thanks to this elegant solution, the engineers were able to dispense with a corrector, which would have compromised the IWC Replica Watches Annual Calendar’s purist design.
With its voluminous 44.2-millimetre case, grooved bezel, classic railway-track-style chapter ring, slim feuille hands and almost unchanged Arabic numerals, the Portugieser Annual Calendar very closely resembles the original Portugieser of 1939, a veritable design icon.The small seconds subdial, however, is not positioned at “6 o’clock” as in the original, but at “9 o’clock”. The subdial on the opposite side contains the power reserve display. I am pretty sure that the rare combination of an annual calendar and 168-hour calibre will make this latest complication an attractive for watch connoisseurs.