Lovers of IWC Schaffhausen watches, particularly the pilot watches, are well aware of last year’s introduction of white Lake Tahoe and Woodland Green ceramic watches. Now, the brand takes the concept to new heights with the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Top Gun Oceana timepiece. This watch, along with another version, the Jet Black zirconium oxide cased watch, unveiled earlier this year at Watches & Wonders Geneva 2023, are the brand’s first 41mm Pilot’s Chronograph watches.
What makes this version so eye-catching, though, is the great Oceana blue ceramic case with matching blue dial and denim-like blue rubber strap with textured inlay. The case was developed by IWC in cooperation with Pantone® and is inspired by the U.S. Navy’s working overalls. The hands and marker are luminescent for easy night reading.
The watch is powered by the IWC Manufacture 69380 caliber – a mechanical, automatic winding chronograph. The watch offers hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph functions. It also boats a soft-iron inner case to protect the movement from magnetic fields. It is water resistant to 10 bar.