IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Mojave Desert: For When You Feel The Need For (Ceramic) Speed

The majority of IWC’s ceramic watches feature a black case, the most traditional color for ceramic. One exception is the sandy-colored Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition Mojave Desert, which is a highly unusual color for a ceramic case. IWC also gave the watch a brushed technical finish, which is further enhanced by a textile strap with rubber lining. Here Martin Green explores what other cool things are different about this watch!

Hermès Carré H with gray and black dials

DNA Approved: How Swiss Watch Brands Are Getting Back On Track – Reprise

What is the most precious element of any watch brand? Its manufacture? Its skilled employees? Its brand ambassadors? Its boutiques? Martin Green thinks that it’s none of those, because the most important asset of a brand is its so-called DNA. Here he explains how brands better used their heritage at the 2018 SIHH.

Hermès Carre H on the wrist

DNA Approved: How Swiss Watch Brands Are Getting Back On Track – Reprise

What is the most precious element of any watch brand? Its manufacture? Its skilled employees? Its brand ambassadors? Its boutiques? Martin Green thinks that it’s none of those, because the most important asset of a brand is its so-called DNA. Here he explains how brands better used their DNA at the 2018 edition of the SIHH.

IWC Il Destriero Scafusia from the 1993 calalog

Three IWC Catalogs Illustrate The Dramatic Evolution Of The Watch Industry

Martin Green took three catalogs from IWC – the 1989, 1993, and 1996/97 editions – noting the differences between them and the current market. This is a journey full of surprises, forgotten watches, unknown treasures, and a shocking realization of how fast horological evolution has progressed.

Michael Jordan wearing a IWC Big Pilot's Watch Annual Calendar Antoine de Saint Exupery

Wrist Watching: Michael Jordan, His Airness, Wearing An IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Antoine De Saint Exupéry

We know that Michael Jordan, six-time NBA Champion with the Chicago Bulls, likes IWC timepieces as he was wearing a platinum Big Pilot when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2016. At the 2019 NBA All-Star press conference, Jordan sported another watch from the line: a limited edition red gold Big Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Antoine De Saint Exupéry.

Tom Brady after the 2019 Super Bowl wearing an IWC Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Spitfire Edition The Longest Flight

Wrist Watching: Super Bowl LIII Winners, Patriots Tom Brady, Robert Kraft And Julian Edelman, Wearing IWC, Hublot And Rolex

The New England Patriots won their sixth Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams in Atlanta on February 3, 2019. Nick Gould was looking at the wrists as much the touchdown and shares here who scored horologically.

Jurgen-Klopp wearing IWC in against Huddersfield (photo courtesy Getty Images)

Wrist Watching: English Premier League Managers Jürgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino Wearing IWC

Liverpool F.C. leads the Premier League table at the halfway point of the 2018-2019 soccer season, currently managed by the enthusiastic Jürgen Klopp, who has recently been wearing an IWC Aquatimer Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition “50 Years Aquatimer.” In second place is Tottenham Hotspur F.C., coached by Mauricio Pochettino, who also wears an IWC.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (left) wearing an IWC Portafino Automatic for his White House meeting with American President Donald Trump (photo courtesy AP Images)

Wrist Watching: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Wears IWC Portofino Automatic To The White House

Giuseppe Conte is the current prime minister of Italy. In July, Conte met with his U.S. counterpart, President Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C. and visited the White House. While there, we were afforded a clear view of the timepiece that Conte wore: an IWC Portofino Automatic.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition La Cumbre Volcano

Wrist Watching: Jason Statham Wearing IWC Aquatimer Chronograph While Filming ‘The Meg’

Jason Statham is starring in an upcoming film opening in August 2018 called ‘The Meg,’ which is about a species of prehistoric shark called the megalodon, thought to be extinct. Since the film is based around the ocean, Statham chose an appropriate diver’s watch for his character: an IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition called La Cumbre Volcano.

IWC Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar

IWC Mark XVIII Top Gun Miramar: Setting The Story Straight

When it comes to pilot’s watches, IWC pretty much coined the term. However, as Martin Green reports, where the former IWC Top Gun watches were generally well received, the Top Gun Miramar changed things up a bit, and the result was far more polarizing. Find out much more about the histories of Top Gun, Miramar, and IWC pilot’s watches in this story.