Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” & Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg”
Together with its brand ambassadors and race-winning Formula One drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, IWC Schaffhausen has developed two special edition watches, each limited to 250 pieces. The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” has a distinctly technical appeal, while the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” is lighter and sportier in appearance. The main aim of the collaboration was to equip the Mercedes AMG Petronas teammates with personalised watches. The rugged timepieces in titanium with a satin finish are equipped with one of the most efficient movements manufactured entirely by IWC, the 89361 calibre. Specially developed for this movement design, the IWC double-pawl winding system is one of most efficient drives used in haute horlogerie movements from IWC. The upper totaliser displays clocked hours and minutes as clearly as the time of day. Stopped times up to one minute are measured by the central seconds hand. Another practical feature for anyone who frequents the world’s racing circuits is the flyback function for measuring pitstop times. To the delight of many watch lovers, the 2014 Portofino collection sees the return of the most beautiful of all functions — the moon phase display. With a moderately sized 37mm case, water resistant to 3 bar, the Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase also has the ideal dimensions for a more slender wrist. The hands and moon phase display are powered by the 35800 calibre automatic movement. The phase of the moon shown in the display can be adjusted using a correction button at 2 o’clock. The Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase and the Portofino Midsize Automatic Day & Night are two radiant 37mm beauties available in seven different versions. The Portofino Midsize Automatic Moon Phase in white gold is the flagship of the new Midsize collection. The dial is the first in IWC’s history to feature several meticulously applied coats of jet-black lacquer, which provide a stunning backdrop to the pure white diamonds.