By Romit Jethwaney & Arjun Sekhri — January 30, 2013
IWC Schaffhausen is set to enter the motor-racing season in 2013 as the Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. To mark their cooperation, IWC is launching the Ingenieur Chronograph Racer in stainless steel with an engraving of a Formula One racing car on the case back.
For one of the parties in the venture, time is a genuine ally; for the other, a powerful opponent. Nevertheless, the engineers and designers from IWC Schaffhausen and the mechanics with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team have the same vision: they repeatedly push the boundaries of mechanical engineering and redefine the limits of precision technology. The two companies have a name for this untiring quest for perfection: performance engineering.
Recording periods of time up to 12 hours, timing pit stops and calculating the average speed attained over a measured distance: there is virtually no time-related task to which the watch is not equal. It is only logical that the 89361 calibre is the driving force behind this masterpiece.
The Ingenieur Chronograph Racer is available with a slate-colored dial and black totalizers or with a silver-plated dial, silver-plated totalizers and blue hands. The red ‘60’ in the chapter ring was inspired by the digital display on the steering wheel of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One racing car, which shows the selected gear, oil temperature and lap times during the race. The Ingenieur range also includes automatic, double chronograph, tourbillon and perpetual calender versions.
Coined as the ‘Perfect Watch for the Race Track’ already, the IWC Chronograph Racer is due to launch this 2013. Price ranges from USD 7,000 to 30,000 based on the version.
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