Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

The first watch with a carbon case of IWC - The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

 
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IWC - Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 PIECES

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

A TIMEPIECE FULL OF "FIBER"

As new parter with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, IWC made is first watch with a carbon case. The dial too is made of carbon fiber.

The strap with its textile inlay is stitched either with yellow or red nylon thread.

The rotor is also F1 style, with the design of the pistons.

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

A CASE MADE OF HIGH-TECH FIBRE

To mark its current cooperation with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team IWC presents a big new high-tech model with a carbon-fibre case:

The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

The middle section of the case, which is held together by five screws, is manufactured using the same principle as the monocoque of a racing car, the fibre matting is soaked in epoxy resin and shaped to the desired form before being baked at high temperature and pressure. The resin is cured in the meantime.

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

The dial too is made of carbon fibre. It goes perfectly with the authentic Formula One look and gives the watch a profiled, three-dimensional surface. Carbon is only one-fifth the weight of steel, but does not have its resistance to impacts or scratching.

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

For other parts of the case, IWC designers also took inspiration from the materials used in motorsport’s leading discipline. Ceramic for the screw heads, the crown and crown protection, titanium for the screws and case-back ring, and rubber for the strap with textile inlay. The strap is stitched with a signal yellow or red nylon thread reminiscent of the yellow stripes on the outer walls of the soft slicks and the red stripes found on the super-soft slicks.

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

Thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, the IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is unaffected by extreme acceleration as well as sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the perfect watch for racing drivers. Perfectly in keeping with the design of the rotor, which is shaped like pistons.

There are two color versions of this model:

Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

Limited edition of 100 pieces each color

- RED
- YELLOW

RETAIL PRICE:
USD 26,400.00

TECHNICAL DETAILS - Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 100 PIECES

REFERENCE:
Red nylon threads - IW322402
Yellow nylon threads - IW322401

MOVEMENT:
Mechanical movement
Calibre 80110
Pellaton automatic winding
Integrated shock-absorption system
Date display with crown-activated rapid advance

VIBRATIONS:
28,800 vph 4 (Hz)

JEWELS:
28 Jewels

POWER RESERVE:
44 Hours

FUNCTIONS:
Hours, minutes, seconds and date

CASE:
Carbon
Screw-in crown

CASEBACK:
See-through sapphire-glass back

SIZE:
Measuring 46,00mm in diameter

DIAL:
Carnbon dial
White Super-LumiNova hands
White numerals and indexes
Interior rim with minute scale in red or yellow
Date at 3 o'clock

GLASS:
Sapphire glass, flat, antireflective coating on both sides

WATER RESISTANCE:
12 Bar = 120 meters

STRAP:
Black rubber strap with textile inlay
With red or yellow nylon threads

FOR MORE INFORMATIONS:
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www.iwc.com

 
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