The partnership is founded on the many parallels that exist between motor sport’s premier competition and the world of haute horlogerie.
The F1 W10 EQ Power+
After 16 months of labor and 7000 manufacture drawings, the complex machinery of 743kg was engineered. Handling a gearbox of 8 speed with a triple gear selection of sequential, semi-automatic and hydraulic activation, sets the W10 in the top world fastest cars. This updated version is 10kg lighter than its predecessor and it’s muscular bodywork consist of carbon fiber.
IWC Schaffhausen likewise integrates extremely durable materials into its mechanical timepieces. These improve the service life of the components or enable the creation of eye-catching cases and designs of its racing watches. In Formula One™, as in the watch industry, the focus is likewise on teamwork. Motor sport brings together the world’s best engineers and designers with material and aerodynamics specialists. By the same token, IWC’s complex and intricate masterpieces of haute horlogerie can only come into being through the collective expertise of high-calibre specialists representing many different disciplines.