IWC Ingenieur Special collection Watches – Mercedes-AMG and Cancellara Editions
The completely overhauled IWC Ingenieur collection to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG and tribute to the Swiss racing cyclist and double Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara
There is no sport without winning and there’s no winning without timekeeping. over the years the world has seen some hair-splitting, muscle exploding, moments happening recorded in a flick of an eye even before our brain can capture. Truly all of those moments provided solace to the most brutal fights of win and loose in the sports arenas, on the race track by the special timekeeping clocks. The aficionados who appreciate highly sophisticated chronometers knows the true worth of these machines and would like to wear them on their wrist. IWC is one such watch company which is closely intact with the sports and the sports personalities.
IWC watches have a longstanding partnership with Mercedes-Benz and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its performance arm Mercedes-AMG IWC has launched a special edition model back in the month of March, are now available in the IWC showroom here in Dubai.
Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG
The titanium special edition Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG is reminiscent of the first Ingenieur models from the 1950s. It has a distinctive vintage look with its simple, round case and a dial featuring striking hands and indices with luminescent elements. The silver-plated dial adds an eye-catching highlight to the overall design, which is further accentuated by the red hands and Arabic numerals. The timepiece has a flyback function and is equipped with one of the most efficient movements manufactured entirely by IWC, the 89361 caliber. It also features a tachymeter scale that, when used together with the stopwatch hand, allows the wearer to calculate the average speed covered over a distance of 1,000 meters. The protection against magnetic fields on the case back is inspired by the carbon brake discs that feature on Mercedes-AMG cars. This model is limited to 250 watches and comes with a black calfskin strap.
Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Cancellara”
The renowned Swiss cyclist and two-time Olympic gold medallist Fabian Cancellara has closed its ledgers with the Olympics however, he is still one of the most famous sports personalities in Switzerland. With the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition, “Cancellara” IWC pays tribute to the exceptional achievements of the Bernese cyclist. This model is limited to just 77 watches – 7 is Fabian Cancellara’s favorite number – and is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69370-calibre movement with a bidirectional pawl-winding system and a 46-hour power reserve. The case is made from titanium, a particularly light and robust material. On the silver-plated dial with black painted subdials, red elements on the hands provide an additional colorful highlight. The black embossed strap is made from a type of rubber that is highly resistant to heat and the elements. A particularly special feature is the sapphire-glass back printed with a spoke design that is reminiscent of a racing bike.