This watch takes its name from Miramar a neighborhood in San Diego, California where the legendary TOP GUN program aka The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program was started.
The TOP GUN Miramar's design is inspired by navigators of the past. The most important function of Pilots watches made in the 1940's was the accuracy of the seconds and minutes. Georges Kern of Schaffhausen says -"Only wristwatches with the highest possible precision were good enough for navigators: the pilot and his crew would synchronize their watches to the navigator’s."
This is why IWC designed these with the hour ring(in red) and chapter ring separate on the dials.
This is definitely a very cool addition to IWC . We also believe it to be another great step in the right direction for the company. Naming it after Miramar, a place so many flight enthusiasts know as the birthplace of the TOP GUN legend was smart. Manufacturing functional and successful Pilot's watches for 76 years is brilliant.
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