IWC Unveils Limited Edition Collaboration with Mercedes-AMG
Rather than introducing its latest model at last week’s Baselworld IWC Schaffhausen chose a more private venue. The Swiss watchmaker debuted the Ingenieur Automatic Edition at the 73rd meeting of the Goodwood Road & Racing Club in West Sussex, England.
This seems like an appropriate location since IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-AMG are longtime partners. The very limited edition watch pays tribute to the auto maker’s new model the Grand Tourer.
The Ingenieur Automatic Edition is the first watch with a case made from boron carbide, the hardest ceramic ever which is said to be nearly as hard as a diamond but as light as aluminum. Inside the case is IWC’s in-house 80110-caliber movement with an integrated shock-absorption system—all the better for wear while racing around the track. According to IWC, the watch also uses the same unique microfiber found in the steering wheel padding, upholstery and headliner of the Grand Tourer.
How limited is this limited edition? Very, since only 25 pieces of the IWC Ingenieur Automatic Edition will be made.