The Big Pilot’s Watch 43 TOP GUN Story
The Big Pilot’s Watch in black ceramic has been a staple of IWC's TOP GUN line since 2012. Now, this classic design is available in an ergonomic 43-millimetre case for the first time. The Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN features an extremely hard and scratch-resistant case made of black zirconium oxide ceramic, a black dial and black hands, as well as white printing and luminescence. The case back with the engraving of the TOP GUN logo and the crown are made of titanium. Ticking away inside is the IWC-manufactured 82100 calibre. The high-end automatic movement boasts a Pellaton winding system that has been reinforced with ceramic components and builds up a power reserve of 60 hours. The movement is protected from the effects of magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case. This classic TOP GUN timepiece is fitted with a black textile strap. Thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE®, the strap can be easily exchanged at the touch of a button. Combined with the 10 bar water-resistant case, this makes the Big Pilot's Watch 43 TOP GUN a highly versatile sports watch.
Calibre Family 82000
The IWC-manufactured 82000 calibre ties in with the tradition of high-quality automatic movements from IWC. It is fitted with the highly efficient IWC Pellaton automatic winding system, which uses both directions of the rotor to wind the mainspring. As in the IWC-manufactured 52000 calibre family, components in the system subject to pronounced stress, such as the pawls, the automatic wheel, or the cam, are made of ceramic. Thanks to the use of this high-tech material, they are virtually wear-free. The efficient automatic winding system builds up a power reserve of at least 60 hours in the mainspring. The indexless balance with a flat coil oscillates at a frequency of 4 hertz (28,800 beats per hour), ensuring a high level of precision. The rotor is skeletonised and offers a view of the movement decorated with circular graining and Geneva stripes.