The latest pilot’s offering is straightforward. The IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Top Gun “SFTI” is a chronograph with a ceramic case, but its pushers, crown, and case back are Ceratanium, which is essentially titanium coated with ceramic.
The addition of the Ceratanium bits on the SFTI version also complete the all-black case. Earlier generations of ceramic pilot’s chronographs had naturally-grey titanium crowns and pushers that contrasted again the black case.
The SFTI edition remains largely similar to the regular-production Top Gun Replica Watch, save for a few minor changes in colour. And it is distinguished from the watch available to TOPGUN graduates at nine o’clock.
Distinguishing between the two movements is easy on the dial: the 7750 has its running seconds at nine o’clock, while the cal. 69380 has the seconds at six as it is coupled directly to the fourth wheel.
That’s accomplished by coupling the Fake IWC Watch hour register hand to the mainspring barrel, which conveniently makes a rotation every 12 hours.