In 2016, IWC introduced the first entry-level ceramic case model, the Mark 18 Pilot Series TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force MIRAMAR watch. The biggest feature of this watch is that it borrows from the dial design of traditional precision navigation watches, making the watch extremely readable. Let’s take a look at this watch together. (Official model: IW324702)
Thanks to the black cockpit design and the attractive combination of materials, the TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force watch has won widespread praise. The logo of the Top Gun navy air combat unit is now engraved on the bottom of the table, which is more restrained than the colored logo. The TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force MIRAMAR series exudes a strong military style. Its dial design is inspired by historical precision navigation watches and has become an indispensable member of the pilot watch queue.
The Mark 18 Pilot TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Miramar watch borrows from the dial design of a traditional precision navigation watch. The outer ring usually displays only minutes and seconds, while the hour is displayed relatively centrally in the inner ring. The watch is 41 mm in diameter. The smoky gray dial is equipped with red hour and yellow minute indexes and hands. A date display window is provided at 3 o’clock.
The watch’s glass mirror is firmly assembled to withstand the sudden drop in air pressure without loosening. The case is polished for the first time with a very attractive ceramic material, which is waterproof to 60 meters. The soft iron inner case can effectively resist the effects of magnetic fields.
The screw-down crown is made of stainless steel and contrasts with the color of the black ceramic case.
The fluent lugs emit a unique sheen of ceramics.
The watch is equipped with a high-quality embossed green calfskin strap with a pin buckle and the brand engraved on the outside, which has a strong military style.
The scales and hands have a luminous coating for easy reading at night.
The bottom of the watch is engraved with the exquisite Top Gun emblem and equipped with a 30110 automatic movement, which provides a 42-hour power reserve.
Summary: The Mark 18 Pilot Series TOP GUN Navy Air Combat Force MIRAMAR watch is in the same vein as the Mark 11 watch launched in the 1940s, while making a bold breakthrough, very attractive.