I thought we had enough Top Gun Watches but nooooooo.... 😉

Oct 15, 2020,11:06 AM

Here comes the Top Gun 'SFTI' Edition (LE): www.iwc.com l

From IWC: The first of an upcoming series of IWC Top Gun watches based on our US Navy exclusive professional watches. The civilian version of the SFTI features all of our latest pilot’s tech: In-house 69 calibre chronograph movement, ceramic case, Ceratanium case back, Ceratanium crown and pushers with red activation indicators, sapphire glass secured against sudden pressure drops and an olive webbing strap with Ceratanium clasp. Extensively tested and proven by elite Naval Aviators, IWC Top Gun watches are engineered for the modern fast jet cockpit - the most demanding operating environment on the planet. Available now on iwc.com and in stores globally. IW389104 RSP USD 9’150.00

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Thoughts? [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : October 15th, 2020-11:06

Why don't you start?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 15th, 2020-11:11
Here are some reviews: monochrome-watches.com www.revolution.watch www.watchtime.com

My "own" Analysis

 By: Ted-Lo : October 15th, 2020-11:39
Case & Dial I love ceramic watches, so, it is a huge plus for me that this watch case is in full ceramic. Seems like the chronograph pushers are also in ceramic. Additionally, the case back is made of some “new” IWC material which is a combination of tita... 

Thank you for such a thorough analysis 😉 [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 15th, 2020-11:50

Welcome, don’t want to let the IWC forum boss down 😀. I try, “try,” not

 By: Ted-Lo : October 15th, 2020-11:53
To have more than 10 people on a forum dislike me, hopefully that is working but I can’t confirm, 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

Appreciate that! [nt]

 By: Ted-Lo : October 15th, 2020-12:05

I think the black strap on last year’s dopple

 By: darrony : October 15th, 2020-13:20
Suits this black watch better. My favorite feature in this watch is the ceratanium and red accents on the pushers

Red plane counterbalance back again!!!

 By: 997c4gts : October 15th, 2020-13:50
I’d been watching theses evolve over the years, really liked jetplane counterbalance second hand but found the altimeter style 3 days visible not easy along with 46mm being too big. The 389101 released in 2019 was very classic in design but ceramic. Liked... 


 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 16th, 2020-06:58
"In 2018, IWC launched the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor”, which is exclusively available to graduates of the Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN). With the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Top Gun Edition “SFTI”, the Manuf...  

So much for Ceratanium...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 16th, 2020-07:12
Really IWC? We get all of this for a mere $9100? "Thanks to the combination of a black ceramic case with a Ceratanium® case back and pushers , the sporty chronograph boasts a tactical, matte black design code."

So only the case back is ceratanium? While the case is their black ceramic?

 By: darrony : October 20th, 2020-07:54
Their doppel chrono is another 5k usd but has ceratanium case and of course a more complicated movement

They are both overpriced [nt]

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 20th, 2020-07:58

I really like the dopple all black look with the red accent on the pushers

 By: darrony : October 20th, 2020-08:44
But totally agree; not in love with the price

It ain’t cheap

 By: Jeff_M : December 5th, 2020-03:54
I agree but probably the cheapest split in the world with some cool new Ceratanium material. Plus I graduated Top Gun back in 2007 so had no chance at the 2018 SFTI for grads. This one works for me. ...  

That is even nicer...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : December 5th, 2020-08:26
If I didn't already have the 3786, I'd be all over it too... ...  

That’s really cool Jeff; that you graduated Top Gun; this is perfect watch for you

 By: darrony : December 5th, 2020-12:36
I really like the all blacks/smoke grey color scheme also reminds me of big pilot carbon

I like it.

 By: roundel : October 21st, 2020-08:55
I could do without the jet second counterbalance or the red pusher accents, but I like the single date aperture and the use of ceramic and ceratanium. I’d like to see more water resistance for a sports watch. The diameter appears too large for the movemen... 

Or you can have this for $1300 less...😉

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 21st, 2020-09:10
Still way overpriced, huh? ...  

I like these, but hate the TG reference, chuckle..

 By: Mostel : December 21st, 2020-18:18
I know... but the TG name and reference ruins it for me. Obviously, I am not a bean counter at IWC... But these watches in general have lost their 'composition'. The case is too big for the movement, as evidenced by the day/date being 'too small' in propo... 


 By: India Whiskey Charlie : December 22nd, 2020-11:24

Couldn’t agree more!

 By: 997c4gts : December 23rd, 2020-09:10
That’s what stopped me. 40-42mm meant I would have had this or the TG Ceratanium DoppleChrono