IWC Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

IWC Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

Watchmaking and automotive racing world have shared for decades has strong links with the racing and high-performance cars often as a direct inspiration for the watch, including the classic models, such as Rolex Daytona and TAG Heuer Cary pull both become 50 in 2013

 IWC Watches Inspired by Auto Racing

IWC’s revamped Ingenieuer line is inspired by the brand’s partnership with the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One racing team. The IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium has a titanium case and bezel, and also has a titanium crown, crown protector, and push-buttons, all of which are then coated with rubber for a better grip. The watch has a  chronograph mechanism (chosen for its usefulness in Formula One racing) with a split-seconds hand that can be used to record two intermediate times within a given minute while the blue- or white-tipped chronograph hand continues to run. When the push-button at 10 o’clock is pressed again, the split-seconds hand instantly catches up with the chronograph hand and runs synchronously with it again. As a result, the user can record as many lap times — important for determining pole position in an automobile race — as he chooses. The IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium retails for $12,700. Click here for more details.

1 comment

  1. Katiana

    Jim Ray Posted on Bought my white face Daytona this year when I walked into a Rolex delear and they informed they just received one and it was in the safe until they started calling their waiting list. I walked out with it. My Grail watch. But I have to say I’m more taken by my previously owned Tudor chronograph that has the same white face but has a date. The two watches are identical except for the date.

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