Great watches are getting harder and harder to find nowadays, mostly due to smart watches and smartphones replacing the need to own one. Occasionally, we come across a brilliantly designed wrist watch that doesn’t care about how technologically advanced everything else is, but, instead, focuses on having a great look.
That’s the case with the International Watch Company’s Top Gun-inspired Miramar Chronograph, which is a tribute to the birthplace of the movie’s U.S. Navy pilot’s school in Miramar, California. It has a military-style color scheme, external chapter ring, and an inner hour circle. The watch uses a unique flyback function to protect itself against magnetic fields, and it also has a soft-iron inner case. It also has a 68 hour power reserve when fully wound, and displays the date on its face. [Purchase]