IWC Schaffhausen unveils the IWC Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic. In its role as Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, the Swiss watch manufacturer has been inspired to create new works of haute horlogerie.Limited to an edition of just 1,000, the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic, for example,features materials typically found in motor racing.
As is well known, carbon fibre is ideally suited for use in motor racing. IWC Schaffhausen has utilized for the IWC Ingenieur Automatic the unique properties of this material, which is twice as strong as steel but only a fifth of the weight, and integrated it into the construction of its watch cases. The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is a piece of high-tech engineering with a carbon-fibre case and, as a new feature in this model, also has a mirror-finished ceramic bezel. The middle section of the case is held together by five screws. The watch’s dial is made of carbon fibre. Ceramic for the bezel, screw heads, crown and crown protection, titanium for the screws and case-back ring, and rubber for the underside of the strap with its calfskin inlay. The strap is sewn with green thread as an allusionto the stripes on the outer walls of the tyres fitted to the cars for racing in wet conditions.
The IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is one of the IWC’s most rugged and thoroughly tested movements and, thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, is unaffected by extreme acceleration or sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the ideal watch for racingdrivers. Perfectly in keeping with the design is the rotor, which is shaped like the pistons found in a FORMULA ONE racing car. The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance is available in a limited edition of 1,000.
Mechanical movement – Pellaton automatic winding – Integrated shock-absorption system – Date display with crown-activated rapid advance – Central hacking seconds – Screw-in crown – Limited to 1,000 watches with green numerals for the seconds and stitching on the strap – Back engraving “ONE OUT OF 1000”
IWC-manufactured calibre 80110
Frequency 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve 44 h
Materials carbon-fibre case, screw heads, crown, crown protection and bezel made of ceramic, screws and case-back ring of titanium, black carbon-fibre dial, black rubber strap with embossed calfskin inlay, pin buckle in titanium
Glass sapphire, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 12 bar
Diameter 46 mm
Case height 14.5 mm
Source IWC and WatchInsight.