The IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch Chronograph Top Gun is a chronograph with a ceramic case, but its pushers, crown, and case back are Ceratanium, which is essentially titanium coated with ceramic.
The base-model IWC Pilot’s Chronograph in steel has that appeal, and in black ceramic case, it looks even better.
Now a centrepiece of the IWC Pilot’s Replica Watch line up, the Top Gun watches started with the Double Chronograph ref. 3799 with a ceramic case. It has since evolved into the Double Chronograph in Ceratanium that was launched last year.
The most noticeable difference between the SFTI edition and the other chronographs are the pushers and crown. Ceratanium on the SFTI edition and Double Chronograph, those parts are natural-finish titanium on the regular-production model.
The IWC Replica edition gets red rings around the base of each pusher, which have no functional purpose but do look good, especially since they pick up on the red accents on the dial.
Other than colours, the case architecture and dial layout of the SFTI are identical as those on the regular-production chronograph.