77 kilo­me­tres And A Spe­cial Watch

IWC launches time­piece to hon­our Fabian “Spar­ta­cus” Can­cel­lara

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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

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