Prestigious Swiss watch manufacture IWC Schaffhausen just released a new limited edition timepiece celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mercedes-AMG, the performance motoring arm of Mercedes-Benz. The watch is a Ingenieur Chronograph model in stainless steel, and will be available in a limited run of 250 pieces and just a fraction of the price higher than the standard IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport model.
The very heart of the watch, much like the Mercedes-AMG engine, is very much the centre point of this watch. However, the watch shares the same movement as the regular production IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Sport or the IWC Portugieser Chronograph. The said movement is the automatic winding in-house made Calibre 89361, with a 68-hour power reserve. The movement offers the important automatic flyback functionality, a feature that is so important in the industry of motorsports, as the chronograph is used to time lap intervals with general ease. The watch also features a unique hour and minute totalizer at 12 o’clock, which was designed to make the chronograph reading more intuitive.