Wednesday, June 8, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen – INGENIEUR Chronograph Limited Edition

















IWC SchaffhausenINGENIEUR Chronograph Limited Edition NEW

IWC Schaffhausen takes Ingenieur Into 
The Age Of The Classics

Schaffhausen 2016 – At the 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled three special editions from the Ingenieur watch family. Available in a limited edition of just 74 watches, the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition 74th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood” is a tribute to this legendary motorsport event in the south of England. But the Ingenieur Chronograph Editions “Rudolf Caracciola” and “W 125”, both available in a limited edition of 750, likewise bring the fascination of classic motorsport to the wearer’s wrist. And the new IWC-manufactured 69370 calibre makes its debut appearance in all three models.

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Since 1955, the name Ingenieur has stood for uncompromising engineering, ultimate performance and technical innovation. Now, IWC Schaffhausen continues the success story, which has run for over 60 years, with three special editions. “The eye-catching vintage character of the new models adds some unexpected highlights to the design and takes the Ingenieur into the golden age of classical motorsport. Inside the case, the elegant, sporty timepieces feature the new in-house 69370 calibre, a significant watchmaking innovation in its own right,” says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, in summary.

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The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “74th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood” (Ref. IW380703) alludes to this year’s legendary historic motorsport event near the south coast of England. The most conspicuous feature of the timepiece, which is limited to 74 watches, is the solid red gold case measuring 42 millimetres in diameter. With its elegant simplicity, it is distinctly different from Gérald Genta’s technically inspired case design, as previously used for the Ingenieur, and gives the watch its classic appeal. The black dial with its two totalizers, small seconds and tachymeter scale running round the outer edge clearly takes its cue from the dashboard of a gutsy sports car. The beautifully worked brown calfskin strap likewise recalls the luxurious interior of classic motor cars.

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The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” (Ref. IW380702) is dedicated to racing driver Rudolf Caracciola, who took three European Drivers’ Championship crowns in the 1930s. The stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands and slate-coloured dial give the watch a technical appeal without forgoing any of its elegance. The dial imitates the instrument look of the historic racing cars which, at the height of Caracciola’s career, took him from one victory to the next. This sporty, yet elegant, timepiece likewise features a luxurious brown calfskin strap, and the fact that it is limited to 750 watches makes it a tad more exclusive.

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The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “W 125 (Ref. IW380701) takes up the theme of the Mercedes-Benz W 125 Silver Arrow. Back in the late 1930s, the racing car designed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut dominated the competition as emphatically as the current version of the Mercedes Silver Arrow heads up motorsport’s premier competition today. The titanium case, silver-plated dial and striking black hands and appliqués, together with the black calfskin strap, transport the owner directly to the controls of a W 125. This timepiece is also limited to 750 watches.

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NEW IN-HOUSE CALIBRE FROM IWC

All the special editions are powered by the new IWC-manufactured 69370 calibre. This first version of the 69000-calibre family takes our in-house movement expertise to another level and sets new standards regarding quality, ruggedness and reliability,” explains Thomas Gäumann, Head of In-House Movement Development at IWC Schaffhausen.

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The column-wheel chronograph movement comprises more than 200 components. It is 30 millimetres in diameter and 7.9 millimetres high. After 1,123 revolutions of the rotor, the bidirectional pawl-winding system has built up a power reserve of 46 hours. The balance oscillates at a rate of 4 Hz and guarantees a high level of precision. The movement has 33 jewels, and decorations consisting of Geneva stripes and circular graining.

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A LEGENDARY AND EXCLUSIVE EVENT

The 74th Goodwood Members’ Meeting took place on 19 and 20 March and was a worthy setting for the presentation of the new models. Not least because the Ingenieur family, for the first time, integrated the bidirectional automatic winding system from Albert Pellaton – an avowed motorsport enthusiast. The 12 races held over the weekend offered plenty of thrills and excitement for fans of old racing and touring cars. IWC Schaffhausen shipped the legendary W 196 and W 25 Silver Arrows to England especially for the event.

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The occasion was an opportunity for the Swiss luxury watchmaker to renew its acquaintance with some of motorsport’s big names, including two-time FORMULA ONE World Champion Mika Häkkinen, Le Mans winner Jochen Mass, former FORMULA ONE and German Touring Car Masters driver Karl Wendlinger and Bernd Schneider, who holds the record for the most German Touring Car Masters championships. From 1949 to 1966, Goodwood Members’ Meetings were run more than once a year over the 3.8-kilometre circuit at Goodwood House, the estate of Lord March, near the south coast of England. After a lengthy break, Lord March revived the event in 2013 to celebrate the atmosphere and camaraderie of the historic Members’ Meetings once more. IWC Schaffhausen has been the Official Timing Partner of the exclusive event since 2015.

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GOODWOOD MEMBERS’ MEETING

The Goodwood Road Racing Club founded the Members’ Meeting in 2014. It revives the atmosphere and sense of community that reigned at the 71 Members’ Meetings organized by the British Automobile Racing Club from 1949 to 1966. As its name suggests, a Members’ Meeting is an exclusive event for insiders, who gather in intimate, relaxed surroundings and have access to all areas. The event is also a unique opportunity to celebrate the start of the historic motorsport season and a perfect complement to the popular Goodwood Festival of Speed in June and the Revival Meeting in September.

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Technical Specifications

 Model: INGENIEUR Chronograph Edition 74th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood” 


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Reference: IW380703  


FEATURES
IWC-manufactured Mechanical chronograph movement
    Automatic pawl winding
    Date display
    Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
    Small hacking seconds
    Screw-in crown
    See-through sapphire-glass back
    Limited to 74 watches worldwide
MOVEMENT
    IWC-manufactured calibre: 69370
    Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
    Jewels: 33
    Power reserve: 46 h
    Winding: Automatic
WATCH
    Materials:
Red gold case, red gold hands and appliqués, black dial, brown calfskin strap, red gold pin buckle
    Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
    Water-resistant: 6 bar
    Diameter: 42 mm
    Height: 15 mm
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Technical Specifications

 Model: INGENIEUR Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola”


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Reference: IW380702 


FEATURES
IWC-manufactured Mechanical chronograph movement
    Automatic pawl winding
    Date display
    Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
    Small hacking seconds
    Screw-in crown
    See-through sapphire-glass back
    Limited to 74 watches worldwide
MOVEMENT
    IWC-manufactured calibre: 69370
    Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
    Jewels: 33
    Power reserve: 46 h
    Winding: Automatic
WATCH
    Materials:
Stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, slate-coloured dial, brown calfskin strap, stainless-steel pin buckle
    Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
    Water-resistant: 6 bar
    Diameter: 42 mm
    Height: 15 mm
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Technical Specifications

 Model: INGENIEUR Chronograph Edition  “W 125


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Reference: IW380701 


FEATURES
IWC-manufactured Mechanical chronograph movement
    Automatic pawl winding
    Date display
    Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds
    Small hacking seconds
    Screw-in crown
    See-through sapphire-glass back
    Limited to 74 watches worldwide
MOVEMENT
    IWC-manufactured calibre: 69370
    Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
    Jewels: 33
    Power reserve: 46 h
    Winding: Automatic
WATCH
    Materials:
Titanium case, black hands and appliqués, silver-plated dial, black calfskin strap, titanium pin buckle
    Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
    Water-resistant: 6 bar
    Diameter: 42 mm
    Height: 15 mm
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Further Information
IWC Schaffhausen
Uwe Liebminger
Department Manager Public Relations
Mobile +41 (0)79 957 72 52
E-mail uwe.liebminger@iwc.com
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