Fallon, Nevada is a dusty stretch of land bookended by the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the west and desert tumbleweeds to the east. Its landscape is beautiful in the expansive way that only flat open landscapes can be. Since the 1960s, it’s been home to the U.S. Naval Force’s premiere training academy – you might know it by the name perfect replica IWC Top Gun.
When you think of Top Gun, what comes to mind? Tom Cruise, obviously. But what else? For Christian Knoop, luxury fake IWC‘s creative director, it was the dust of the Mojave desert; the icy waters of Lake Tahoe in the winter; the deep green of the mountain forests that the fighter pilots observe as they zoom overhead. For the last couple of years, Knoop and his team has been steeped in this imagery for the brand’s latest collection, which debuted at Watches and Wonders.
The line of five best super clone watches feature UK cheap replica IWC’s signature colored ceramic cases, all rendered in the earthy tones found in and around the Top Gun academy. There’s forest green Woodland; stark white Lake Tahoe; dusty beige Mojave Desert; matte black Ceratanium; and true black Jet Black. Getting to the final colors was a collaboration between Swiss made fake IWC‘s designers and the Pantone Color Institute, the color consultancy behemoth.
That AAA replica IWC used Pantone’s color language to define its new cases isn’t unusual – most of the company’s design processes begin with examining dozens of color swatches – but for Top Gun they worked hand-in-hand with the institute to land on specific shades of beiges, greens, and blacks that could truly evoke the nuances of the academy’s landscape.
For high quality replica IWC, the design process begins with a moodboard. “As designers, we take pictures of these uniforms and landscapes and put them all on the wall,” Knoop explains. “But sooner or later there comes a moment where we have to translate this into color code.” That’s where Pantone comes in. Pantone’s Color Matching System includes more than 2,000 colors, which can be used as the creative basis for just about any product or project.
Two thousand colors is a lot of colors to choose from, but it’s not enough to find the just-right warm tone of the Mojave’s sand or the very specific shade of black found on fighter jets. Swiss movement fake IWC used Pantone’s chips as a starting point for a larger discussion around what it wanted to evoke with the watches through color. “In reality,” Knoop says, “the color of the case rings doesn’t match any of the colors we get from Pantone.”