Limited to just 25 pieces, the watch is named after the new Mercedes-AMG GT sports car and was created to mark IWC’s ten-year partnership with Mercedes, making the annual Goodwood car event the perfect opportunity for its launch.
High-ranking personnel from IWC were in attendance alongside a strong media presence to enjoy the proceedings, which this year included a race between the iconic first AMG racing car – known as the “Legend of Spa” – the new Mercedes-AMG GT and a Mercedes F1 W04.
Away from the racing action, the launch of IWC’s Ingenieur Automatic caused quite a stir, with crowd flocking to see the new creation first hand, said to be the first ever watch to feature a case made of boron carbide, an ultra-hard ceramic material.
As a tribute to its namesake, the watch’s designers combined black with yellow elements that reference the distinctive colour of the Mercedes-AMG GT.
Other notable features include eye-catching screws in the watch bezel and crown made of black zirconium oxide and high-precision mechanical movement with a blackened rotor visible through the see-through sapphire-glass back.
“As a successful amalgam of outstanding technical achievement, a quest for perfection and purist design, this exclusive timepiece has clear parallels with motor racing,” said IWC CEO Georges Kern ahead of the event.
The sec¬ond vehicle built entirely in-house by Mercedes-AMG, the performance brand of Mercedes-Benz, the new 2-door, 2-seat Mercedes-AMG GT sports car made its debut in September last year. It features the new AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine, enabling it to accelerate to 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds.
Taking place each year at the Goodwood Road & Racing Club, the Goodwood Members’ Meeting is a gathering of a world-class field of historic racing cars and distinguished drivers.
The Ingenieur Automatic Edition “AMG GT” is available to purchase from selected IWC retailers.
Founded in 1868, IWC have grown to become one of the world’s most renowned luxury watch brands.