A couple of weeks ago, Mr. Mayer took us through IWC top gun green replica watch latest pilot chronograph in ceramic, the Miramar Top Gun. His critique was demanding, but fair, and many of John’s complaints came from the large case size and marginally toyish demeanor.
Today we take the Mirmar of today, and put it side by side with a very particular view from IWC, the mention 3705 Fliegerchronograph. The 3705 was actually the very first ceramic chronograph from IWC top gun miramar price replcia watch (like, actually ) and based on many, it was really the very first porcelain watch, period. The procedure for zirconium plating was so costly back then, the 3705 was 50 percent more expensive than conventional steel IWC’s (for more about the procedure, read this.)
So, how much has the IWC ceramic pilot’s watch come from the last 20 decades or so? Let’s find out.
Constructed in less than 2000 examples in the early to mid-1990s, the 3705 ceramic fliegerchronograph is something of a cult view, and it might certainly be regarded as the grandfather into the Miramar, and all ceramic watches at the IWC Top Gun replica watch household. Launched in 1994 and produced before 1997, the 3705 was based on everything else but the Valjoux 7750. Additionally featured pump pushers, a conventional pilot chrono dial, and a day and date window (in German, of course). Sized at 39mm, it’s a full 7mm smaller than the current Miramar. That’s a big, huge difference.
Even with all the dramatic size difference, when viewed from the side, you can see the family resemblance very clearly between both of these watches. Something that John said in his review of the Miramar was the gaping hole in 9 o’clock in the dial. When you compare that to the three enroll layout of this 3705, you really have to wonder why IWC top gun miramar chronograph imitation watch chose to not make mimic the traditional layout with all the Miramar – with regard to aesthetics and performance, three register is obviously superior.
Additionally, you’ve got to noticed the difference between the cream colored hands and hour markers on the Miramar, that were designed to seem just a little vintage-y, and the organic patina developing on the 18 year old 3705. Once is real, one is not – though we can not fault IWC top gun miramar imitation watch for its faux-patina look, as it does work with the general colour scheme of the Miramar.
If one really wishes to knit-pick, look at the gap between both casebacks. This will tell you how vastly different the 3705 is in the Miramar. That’s all we’ll say about that.
So, we’ve expected you enjoyed this look at the evolution of the IWC ceramic pilot’s watch. It’s amazing to realize how much this version has come because the very beginning, and we are curious to see where it goes next. A special thanks to William Massena for the loan to the historic IWC Reference 3705 viewed previously.