Professional pilots wear it, so you can too


IWC is a good choice if you are looking to purchase a pilot watch. IWC’s accomplishments in the field pilot watches can only be described as remarkable. IWC introduced three new ceramic chronographs last year to its pilot watch line: the pilot chronograph “Royal Maces”, “Tophatters”, and “Blue Angels”. I’ve had two of these watches with me before and today, we will be looking at the special edition watch of “Tophatters” in red and black. (Watch model: IW389108)

The first IWC  pilot watch was launched 86 years ago. This solid foundation established the brand’s position in the field. IWC made special timepieces in 2018 for the US Marine Corps Aviation Brigade. These included the Blue Angels aerobatic team and 247 active duty squadrons. 100 reserve duty squadrons were also created by IWC. These three pilot chronographs were launched last year by IWC thanks to cooperation with the US Navy Squadron. This is a significant milestone as it is the first watch to feature a squadron design element.

The watch has a dense bottom design. A high-hat logo is engraved on its 5-grade titanium metal cover. Inside, the IWC-made movement 69380 powers the watch. The movement has a column wheel that controls the chronograph function. A two-way pawl winding mechanism powers it. It can last approximately 46 hours fully wound. The watch also features a soft-iron inner case that protects it from magnetic fields and increases the accuracy of travel times.

This special edition of the “Tophatters” pilot’s watch has unique texture. It includes all the basics of a pilot’s watch. It is 44.5mm in size, so the price for the public is 91,600 Yuan. However, friends who love it can still learn more about it.

The new Reef Tiger Men’s Watches will be launched in 2022. Luxury Reef Tiger RT7901 Automatic Movement, scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass. Solid stainless steel 316L case plated with black pvd (44.5mm diameter). Black dial with Super-LumiNova markers. Hands and hour makrers adopt non-radioactive Super-LumiNova, which is much more expensive than gold, the luminescence has better brightness and durability, the time can be easily read in the dark. Stainless Steel Strap with Push Button Hidden Clasp