IWC unveiled the new Ingenieur collection in spring, with a design that is starkly reminiscent of the first generations of the stylish classic from the 1950s. The collection will be available from autumn, but the watch family is already getting one new member: the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” .
Limited to 250 watches, the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” (Ref. IW380902) is driven by the IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre with flyback function. The case is made of titanium and the dial with tachymeter scale is silver-plated. Like the first Ingenieur from 1955, this timepiece features a soft-iron cage for protection against magnetic fields. The lower part of the cage is visible through the sapphire-glass back and emulates the appearance of an AMG brake disc with in- dentations arranged in a radial formation. The engraving “A tribute to one men, one engine” is a reminder that the performance components from Mercedes-AMG are assembled from the bottom up in the engine manufacturing department by a single mechanic.
The watch was presented last weekend at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring north loop track known as the “Green Hell”. As a special highlight, Mercedes-Benz introduced the Mercedes-AMG GT3 Edition 50 at this event – an exclusive special edition with a limited run of only five cars to celebrate the company’s 50th anniversary. Every buyer of the car also receives an Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG”. The dial design of the IWC timepiece is modelled on the typical colour combinations of racetracks such as the Nürburgring – with red and white for the kerbs and black for the asphalt.
In 9 o’clock, you’ve got the sub-dial that suggests the day, and now at 3 o’clock you’ve the sub-dials that show the date and power reserve. At 6 o’clock, there’s a month indicator and moon phase screen, and to the remaining at about 8 o’clock you have the year index. Ultimately, there is the flying tourbillon that makes one turning every second at 12 o’clock. The motion inside is your self-winding Iwc Watches Dallas Replica caliber 51950, which is based upon the Caliber 51900 found in IWC’s other tourbillon watches such as the Portugieser Tourbillon Mystère Rétrograde however with the ingenious 82-part endless calendar module manufactured by Kurt Klaus. This motion also features IWC’s Pellaton winding system also has a generous power reserve of 168 hours, or seven days. It’s visible through a sapphire display caseback and comes with a special commemorative 18k gold rotor.The other tourbillon watch that IWC has specially prepared for its 150th anniversary would be the Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 decades.” This comes in a slightly larger 46mm broad Portugieser style case and is only accessible platinum. Water resistance is a just 30m, and the watch comes paired with a black alligator strap by Santoni.The Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” includes a white lacquered dial with large black Arabic numerals printed in the signature ribbon of IWC’s Portugieser watches. Like the sooner Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 decades,” this view also has heat-treated blue hour and minute hands. This is an updated version of past Constant-Force Tourbillon watches — Portugieser along with other models — combined with the “perpetual moon phase display. “The Portugieser Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” includes a considerably less active dial. At 1 o’clock there is a moon phase display that only has to be adjusted by means of a day following 577.5 years. Finally, we’ve got the highlight of the watch, the massive tourbillon with a constant-force mechanism that provides power in impulses into the escapement. In theory, this should enhance the chronometric performance of the motion.
Mercedes-AMG GT3 Edition 50.
IWC also made an appearance at the event as the sponsor of the Mercedes-AMG team HTP Motorsport, with Dominik Baumann (Austria), Maximilian Buhk (Germany), Edoardo Mortara (Italy) and Edward Sandström (Sweden). The AMG pilots were in a promising position when, just prior to the end of the race, rain set in – and the GT3, with its slick tyres, skidded on the racetrack.
IWC sponsor of Mercedes-AMG-Tea HTP Motorsport.