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Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic
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The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is a piece of high-tech engineering with a carbon case and a mirror-finished ceramic bezel. Thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, the IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is unaffected by extreme acceleration as well as sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the perfect watch for racing drivers.
To mark its cooperation with MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS, IWC presents a watch in carbon, one of the materials typically used in Formula 1™.
The carbon fibre webbing goes perfectly with the authentic Formula 1 look and gives the watch a profiled, three-dimensional surface.
The rotor behind the see-through sapphire glass back cover is shaped like the pistons in the engine of a Formula 1™ racing car.
The high-tech ceramic used for the bezel was inspired by the high-performance ceramic brake discs found in Formula 1™ motor racing.
The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic is available in a limited edition of 1000 watches.
To mark its cooperation with the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team, IWC presented a high-tech model with a carbon-fibre case and – this year, for the first time ever – a mirror-polished ceramic bezel: the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic. The middle section of the case, which is firmly secured by five screws, is manufactured using the same principle as the monocoque of a racing car: the fibre matting is soaked in epoxy resin and shaped to the desired form before being baked at a high temperature and pressure. The resin is then cured. The dial too is made of carbon fibre. It goes perfectly with the authentic FORMULA ONE look and gives the watch a profiled, three-dimensional surface. Carbon is only one-fifth the weight of steel, but does not have its resistance to impacts or scratching. For other parts of the case, IWC designers also took inspiration from the materials used in motorsport’s leading discipline. Ceramic for the bezel, screw heads, crown and crown protection, titanium for the screws and case-back ring, and rubber for the strap with calfskin inlay. The strap is stitched with green nylon thread reminiscent of the stripes on the outer walls of tyres used on wet circuits. Thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, the IWC-manufactured 80110-calibre movement is unaffected by extreme acceleration as well as sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the perfect watch for racing drivers. Perfectly in keeping with the design of the rotor, which is shaped like pistons.
The Pellaton winding system is the cornerstone not only of the 50000-calibre family but also of the 80000-calibre family. In addition, it constitutes a point of departure for innovations in watchmaking technology. Continuous improvements, occasioned by the use of new materials, for instance, have led to a significant increase in its service life. The 85 calibre became part of the legend of ultra robust watches. One of the most rugged movements ever manufactured by IWC was the 80110 calibre, unveiled in 2005. It offers maximum protection against abrasion and other defects, is easily accessed for servicing and has been continuously improved in terms of reliability and shock-absorption. Tough and attractive by equal measure, the IWC-manufactured 80111 calibre is featured in References 3231, 3233 and 5461 of the IWC Vintage Collection, where it can be viewed through a transparent sapphire-glass back.
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