In November WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended for the WatchPro Sports Watch of the Year 2013 was the IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Chronograph Racer.
This year kicked off IWC Schaffhausen’s three-year partnership as Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team’s official engineering partner, and with that came a welcome new collection of Ingenieur models.
With motorsports in mind, the pieces have allowed IWC to demonstrate its commitment to hardcore engineering with winning results.
Unsurprisingly, the model has remarkable sporting credentials, ideal for the race track, permitting the wearer to record hours and minutes, which are shown on a totaliser.
A tachymeter scale helps make it possible to read off the average speed achieved over a measured distance and the flyback function allows the wearer to immediately start another timing sequence.
As well as its mechanical chronograph movement, 68-hour power reserve, stopwatch function, combined hour and minute counters and flyback function, this 45mm diameter sporty number has an engraving of a Formula One car on the back.
Since its conception, the Ingenieur Chronograph Racer was destined to be on these pages.
To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.