IWC has fired their first volley of SIHH 2012 and it’s right on-target. Say hello to the new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN Miramar. Named for the birthplace of modern naval air warfare where the best of the best go to get better, this anti-magnetic timepiece sports an advanced in-house flyback chronograph movement within its high-tech, scratch-resistant zirconium oxide case and stays strapped securely to your wrist during high-g maneuvers with the aid of an olive drab textile strap that evokes military-grade flight harness webbing. Further reinforcing the aviation theme is an altimeter-inspired open date window.

Joining the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN on the flight deck are the Big Pilot’s Watch TOP GUN Miramar and the Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar TOP GUN Miramar, both of which feature impressive seven-day power reserves. Of course IWC wouldn’t be IWC if they were content to stop here, which explains why their entire Pilot’s Watch portfolio has been revamped in 2012, including the Spitfire and Classic Pilot’s model lines.

IWC isn’t calling this the year of the high-flyers for nothing.

Bottom line: If you feel the need for speed, IWC has your watch. Price TBD.

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By Adam Craniotes