An Unsung Hero from 2006 (378601)

Feb 23, 2020,16:10 PM

IWC introduced their first Ceramic Doppelchrono in 2006 (limited edition of 1000).  It was 44 mm and came with the original Doppel's calibre 79230.  It was not well received because reviews of fragile ceramic cases were abound.  Of course, a year later, IWC releases the same watch in 46 mm and associates it with Top Gun and sales start climbing.  The popularity of the Top Gun series was a success with the manufacture and thus the reason why they continue the series in one way or another.  Here is the original limited edition 378601 (not Top Gun):

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I am a ceramic guy myself, had the DSOM but sold it,

 By: Ted-Lo : February 23rd, 2020-19:10
Have Octo Ceramic now. I do love that strap on that IWC, leather?

Most likely some sort of synthetic material...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : February 24th, 2020-07:22
This is how IWC described it: ...  

Strap looks quite the part.

 By: Ted-Lo : February 24th, 2020-07:40
I would rock this piece all day!

Ceramic is cool.

 By: roundel : March 26th, 2020-06:06
I found the extended date window annoying. But I have a BP Miramar and love the shiny ceramic. Completely unique.

I have never seen a live picture of a IW501902 Miramar

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : March 26th, 2020-08:43
Would you mind sharing? The polished ceramic case intrigues me. ...  

Here’s mine

 By: roundel : March 28th, 2020-08:56