The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic : a limited edition
IWC Schaffhausen unveiled two magnificent new additions to the Ingenieur watch family. As the Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, the Swiss watch manufacturer has been inspired to create a new work of haute horlogerie limited to an edition of just 1,000: the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic which features outstanding motor racing materials.
Ready for the track
The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is a thoroughbred sports watch with a case inspired by the materials used in FORMULA ONE motor racing. Indeed, IWC Schaffhausen has used the unique properties of the carbon fiber into the construction of its watch cases as this material is twice as strong as steel but only a fifth of the weight.
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, which is held together by five screws, is manufactured according to the same principle as the core features of a racing car. Thanks to its carbon fibre dial, the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic fits perfectly with the authentic motorsport look and features a visual sense of depth.
To design the rest of the watch, IWC designers likewise took their inspiration from the materials used in motor racing: 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.
Finally, the IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is unaffected by extreme acceleration or sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, making it the ideal watch for racingdrivers. Hurry-up, the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance is available in a limited edition of 1,000. To discover more sport watches, visit our Watches category.