IWC - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: IWC
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: IW379901
    Case No: 3’392’515
    Model Name: Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition Top Gun
    Material: Blackened ceramic and titanium
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 79230, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Nylon
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel IWC pin buckle
    Dimensions: 46mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by IWC guarantee stamped IWC Hong Kong Boutique dated 28th August 2008, instruction manual, product literature, cloth, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When it comes to pilot’s wristwatches, there are perhaps only a few names that pop up in the collector's mind, and IWC is one that always comes first. With an illustrious history and contribution to aviation heritage, IWC created their very first pilot’s wristwatch in 1936 catering towards professionals from the civil service. Known most notably for their Big Pilot collection, the firm released the very first in the 1940s, with a large case dimension of 55mm diameter designed to be worn on the exterior of the flight jacket.

    The present example IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition Top Gun is a modern iteration made as an homage to the U.S Navy's "Top Gun" elite fighter pilot school. With a distinct dial layout retaining its triangle “dotted” 12 o’clock indexes, the chronographic hands is subtly tipped with a red fighter jet. Encased in a blackened ceramic and titanium 46mm diameter case, it certainly exudes the vibes of a modern military grade timepiece. Not only comprised of the usual three chronographic counters, it also indicates the day and date, heightening the overall practicality of the Pilot’s chronograph.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1868

    With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world's leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining high precision with masculine design. Vintage wristwatches such as the oversized Portugieser, Aquatimer, Ingenieur and the B-UHR pilots watch are especially desirable for collectors.

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Ref. IW379901
A fine and attractive blackened ceramic and titanium split seconds chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, day, date with guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2008
46mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$48,000 - 94,000 

Sold for HK$100,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021