IWC Watches and Marvels 2022
IWC has long been associated with ceramic watches, ever since the brand’s classic Da Vinci perpetual calendar made its debut in the material in the mid-1980s. Pilot Chronograph – which have been most associated with the almost scratch-proof substance, and which continue in a big way at this year’s Watches and Wonders event in Geneva.
Two new colorways for IWC’s Pilot Chronograph Special Edition TOP GUN range, both of which have been developed in partnership with color company Pantone, will debut at the event. The two monochromatic variants are Woodland and Lake Tahoe, both in ceramic and both using new shades exclusive to IWC. The Woodland sports a dark forest green case and dial, while the Lake Tahoe has an understated white case with a contrasting black dial, taking inspiration from the snow-capped peaks of its namesake locale.
Using Pantone’s high-tech colorfast technology that will prevent dyes from fading or changing over time, these two colorways help these chronographs stand out among the pack. Both watches measure 44.5mm in diameter, contain luminescent hands and indexes, three chronograph registers for hours, minutes and seconds, are powered by IWC’s in-house caliber 69380 with a classic wheel design columns to ensure accuracy and durability. The Lake Tahoe’s silver pushers and crown are made of stainless steel, and those of the Woodland are made of matte black Ceratanium, IWC’s proprietary blend of ceramic and titanium.
These two new models of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Edition will be limited to 1,000 pieces each and fitted with color-matched rubber straps. They each cost $9,900 and can be reserved on the IWC Schaffhausen website.