Mercedes-AMG recently celebrated its 50th year by rolling out several limited edition automobiles, including the top of the line AMG GT3 Edition 50, a five-piece limited edition of the AMG race coupe powered by a monster, 622hp V8. Each buyer of the GT3 Edition 50 – which costs almost €400,000 – gets an IWC Ingenieur chronograph.
Significantly more affordable, the watch is part of a larger edition of 250 watches to mark AMG’s anniversary. The Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” is based on the stock Ingenieur Chronograph Sport, which is powered by the in-house cal. 89361 and distinguished by its twin registers at six and 12 o’clock (the entry-level chronograph has three registers). The cal. 89361 is automatic with a longish 68-hour power reserve. It also features a flyback function, while the chronograph mechanism relies on a vertical clutch and column wheel.
The silvered dial is modelled on a speedometer, with oversized minute numerals taking the place of conventional hour markers, with a cartoonish lightning-shaped constant seconds hand at six o’clock.
The case is titanium and 44mm in diameter, with a soft iron inner cage to protect the movement from magnetic fields. A sapphire window on the back reveals the rear of the soft iron capsule, which has been perforated to resemble a brake disc and emblazoned with the AMG motto.
Price and availability
Available at IWC boutiques and retailers, the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “50th Anniversary of Mercedes-AMG” (ref. IW380902) is priced at US$11,800 or S$17,900.
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