Friday, June 2, 2017

IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” (Ref. IW380902)

The new special limited edition from the Ingenieur family celebrates the 50th anniversary of Mercedes-AMG, the performance sports car brand from Mercedes-Benz. The sporty IWC-manufactured chronograph in a titanium case features magnetic field protection designed in the style of a brake disc.
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 indentations arranged in a radial formation.
The engraving “A TRIBUTE TO ONE MAN, 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. 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.
Technical details
Model: Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” (REF. IW380902)
Limited to 250 watches

Functions
Date display
Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
Flyback function
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 89361
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
Jewels: 38
Power reserve: 68 h

Case, dial and strap
Titanium case
Diameter: 44 mm
Height: 15.9 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire glass back
Screw-in crown
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Water-resistant: 12 bar
Black hands, silver-plated dial
Black calfskin strap

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