Two important IWC watches are just published by ZF factory in our market, they are from Pilot chrono series of IWC, Top Gun IW389001 and IW389002. Both watches use ceramic case and military-style nylon band. They are good choices for military watch fans. Here I post specification of these two watches.
Movement: Asia Valjoux 7750, Real Chronograph Function
Case: 44mm*17mm, High Quality Imported Black Ceramic
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Standard AR Coating
Dial: IW389001 with Black Dial, IW389002 with Green Dial. Green Superlume on Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Nylon Clad Calf Leather Strap with Deployant Clasp
Water Resistant: 30m
Both replica watches have black ceramic case that is brushed, whether in the front or sides, the entire case is brushed, both chronograph buttons are also brushed with polished round edge. The case diameter is up to 44mm, because of ceramic material, the case feels heavy. Case back has correct engravings in brushed surface, there are “TOP GUN” sculpture and other engravings.
IW389001 is in whole black, including the dial, it is the model I prefer. While IW389002 has a green dial. There is one little difference between the two watches on the dial, that is IW389002 has a red circle on the center of the dial to display 12 hours. Two subdials are positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock. The subdial with a small red hand is small seconds subdial, while the subdials at 12 o’clock have two small dials in sunken design, the outer one is 60-minute chronograph counter, while the inner one is 12-hour chronograph counter. All hour markers are in white, the markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are applied with luminous material, they will emit a strong green light at night.
Compared with the green dial of IW389002, I like the black one of IW389001 more. It has a match of white details in blackground, which greatly increases the dial readability. Black looks cooler too.
About the movement, ZF claimed that it is a clone IWC 89361, actually it is modified from a Chinese chronograph movement, we call it Asia Valjoux 7750, whatever behind the solid case back, the movement can completely achieve all functions of genuine watch. Besides, the stability of this type of Asia Valjoux 7750 has been tested for more than 10 years, it is trustworthy.
Watch band looks nylon on the outside, but it is actually made of calf leather, you can see it on the back side. The nylon face outside can prevent rain and water drops when washing your hands, while the genuine leather that touches your skin will bring you a great wearing comfort. So such type of band has multiple purposes. The buckle on the band is crafted very well and has a good brushing finish.
The review is done, let’s appreciate their acutal photos below.