Swiss timekeeping needn’t be complicated: IWC’s newly upgraded fleet of aviation watches includes this beguilingly simple paean to the ultimate flight-training school at Miramar. (Yes, that Top Gun.) The 44mm black ceramic case is obscured by precious little in the way of complex mechanics, while the oversize numerals are protected by a double anti-reflective sapphire glass designed to withstand sudden drops in cabin pressure. Behind the cockpit meanwhile is IWC’s own “51111” calibre, featuring a patented winding system that builds up a healthy seven-day power reserve from a mere 1,960 revolutions of the rotor. Maverick indeed.

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