77 kilometres And A Special Watch
IWC launches timepiece to honour Fabian “Spartacus” Cancellara
While his cycling career may have come to an end, twotime Olympic gold medallist Fabian Cancellara is still one of the most famous and popular sports personalities in Switzerland. IWC Schaffhausen is honouring their brand ambassador with the limited-edition Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Cancellara” a IWC-manufactured chronograph featuring a glass back cover designed to resemble the wheel of a racing bike and, with its weather-resistant titanium satin case and rubber strap, is perfectly equipped to take on even the toughest of challenges. To mark the launch of the watch, 25 cycling enthusiasts were given the chance to go head-to-head with Fabian “Spartacus” Cancellara, who took participants along his favourite 77 kilometres from Bern to Moosegg and through the Emmental back to Bern, with the number of kilometres representing the number of watches produced.
Two-time Olympic and four-time world champion in the individual time trial, threetime winner of the classic Paris– Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders, winner of the Tirreno Adriatico and the Tour de Suisse – these are just a few of the many titles that Fabian Cancellara, who hails from Bern, has won during his illustrious cycling career. He has twice been crowned Swiss Sports Personality of the Year, and became a member of the prestigious Laureus World Sports Academy in spring this year. “Fabian Cancellara is
a living legend in the world of cycling and has a strong international presence. We are especially proud that such an outstanding athlete, who shares our values of excellence and precision, has been representing
IWC as a brand ambassador since 2010,” commented Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Cancellara” Ref. IW380704) is limited to 77 pieces (7 is Fabian Cancellara’s favourite number), and is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69370-calibre movement with a bidirectional pawlwinding system and a 46-hour power reserve. The dial is silver-plated while the tachymeter scale and subdials are galvanized in black. Red elements on the hands provide an additional colourful highlight. The black embossed strap is made from a special type of rubber that is highly resistant to heat and the elements. A further highlight can be found on the rear side of the watch: the glass back cover provides a view of the 69370-calibre movement and is printed with a spoke design that is reminiscent of a racing bike.
Two-time Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara
Nadine Rieder, Fabian Cancellara and Linda Mutschlechner
Fabian Cancellara and Kevin Lütolf