Iwc Engineer Chronograph Racer Special Edition

In 2013, Schaffhausen IWC entered the Formula 1 ™ season as the official engineering partner of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One ™ Team. On this occasion, IWC launched an engineer’s chronograph racer special edition stainless steel watch with the F1 ™ Formula 1 racing car pattern engraved on the bottom.
     On the one hand, time is a loyal ally; on the other hand, it is a strong opponent. Even so, the engineers and designers from IWC and the mechanics of the Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One ™ Team share a common goal: to explore the limits of mechanics, And pursue first-class performance and precise technology. Both sides tirelessly pursue the so-called perfect ‘performance engineering.’ Taking the opportunity of the cooperation between the two parties, IWC launched a special edition of engineer chronograph racers (models IW378507, IW378508, IW378509, IW378510) to dedicate to members of the F1 ™ team. This ‘universal timepiece’ can measure up to 12 hours, calculate the pit stop time and calculate the average speed within a reference distance-it is the best choice on the track.
89361 movement-‘excellent performance model’
     F1 ™ Formula 1 high-tech racing cars and high-end clocks work exactly the same, reflecting the best engineering technology. In fact, both watchmakers and track mechanics face the same problem: if we change something, what will happen to its relevant parameters? How to design a more powerful drive? How to combine the various parts—the engineer’s chronograph watch with more than 300 pieces and the F1 ™ Formula 1 car with more than 10 times more parts—perfectly combine them to make them work without error?
     The successful development of the 89361 movement is an excellent example, demonstrating that in global competition, watchmakers can win the ‘best design’ competition with enthusiasm and expertise. Schaffhausen’s IWC team of engineers spent four years on this movement. At the beginning of research and development, the goal was very clear: experts wanted to design a time display device, when measuring more than one minute, there is no need to read the time on the hour and minute dials and add them beforehand. The results. In addition, they are also ambitious to improve the Pillerton winding system, an extraordinary masterpiece from Schaffhausen in the history of watchmaking, to make it even better. The first challenge quickly found a solution: the measured hours and minutes are displayed in combination on a chronograph dial, with the help of two hands, like reading a meter
The dial time is as simple and easy to read as ‘8 hours 52 minutes’.
     The shorter timing time within one minute is always displayed through the central chronograph hand. In order to realize this simple but innovative idea, engineers need to develop a new movement based on the Pellerton winding system. They also accomplished the second task brilliantly: In the design called the double pawl automatic mechanism, compared with the past, it is no longer a pair of opposed pawls on the pawl wheel, and The kinetic energy generated by the single pendulum movement of the oscillating weight is transmitted to the barrel by four-that is, double pawls. This can prevent dead spots from appearing on the chain, and the energy efficiency of the chain system can be significantly improved by 30%. Longer timing operations no longer cause amplitude fluctuations and malfunctions.
In addition, these pawls are no longer attached to a spring, but instead are in the form of springs, attached to the pawl wheels with precisely calculated tension. A miniature crankshaft uses the kinetic energy generated by the oscillating weight to drive the pawl, similar to a crankshaft in a car engine. Therefore, the use of the 89361 movement to drive the Engineer Chronograph Racer Special Edition is the inevitable choice.
The ideal accessory on the racing track: speedometer and flyback function
     With the speed scale on the bezel of the chronograph, you can easily calculate the driving speed of the vehicle: if the reference distance of 1000 meters is completed in 30 seconds, the speed scale will display 120, that is, a reference of one kilometer The speed within the distance is 120 km / h. Thanks to the flyback function, the current timing can be stopped with the push of a button, and a new timing is started immediately when it is released-ideal for measuring pit stop time.
     The Engineers Chronograph Racer Special Edition is available with a dark blue-gray dial with a black chronograph dial, or a silver-plated dial with a silver-plated chronograph dial and blue hands / embedded hour markers. The red ’60’ logo on the minute circle is inspired by the backlit digital display on the steering wheel of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One ™ Team, which shows the car’s gear during the race Position, oil temperature and lap speed. The caseback is engraved with the engraved motif of the F1 ™ race car-of course a modern silver arrow race car.
     The watch is equipped with a solid stainless steel bracelet. The bracelet is equipped with special fine-tuning devices, allowing the wearer to make fine adjustments to the length of the bracelet at any time. Just press the button with the IWC logo engraved on the center of the buckle and gently move the bracelet, and you can easily adjust the length of the bracelet at any time. The watch is also available with a sporty fiber-lined rubber strap. The surface of the fabric is exquisite and attractive, while the rubber material on the inside of the strap is durable and comfortable to wear.
Engineer Chronograph Racer Special Edition
Model IW378507, IW378508, IW378509, IW378510 Technical characteristics
• Mechanical timing movement
• Date display, can quickly adjust the date through the crown
• Hour, minute and second timing functions
• Combined hour and minute hands in the 12 o’clock position totalizer
• Flyback function
• Small seconds with stop device
• Screw-down crown
Movement
• Movement: 89361
• Vibration frequency: 28800 times / 4 Hz
• Gems: 38
• Power reserve: 68 hours
• Winding: automatic winding
Watch
• Material: Model IW378507: stainless steel case, dark blue-gray dial, fiber-lined black rubber strap, stainless steel pin buckle
• Material: Model IW378508: stainless steel case, dark blue-gray dial, stainless steel bracelet with fine-tuning device
• Material: Model IW378509: stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, fiber-lined black rubber strap, stainless steel pin buckle
• Material: Model IW378510: Model IW378510: Stainless steel case, silver-plated dial, stainless steel bracelet with fine adjustment device
• Table mirror: double-sided anti-reflective flat sapphire glass table mirror
• Water resistance: 12 bar
• Diameter: 45 mm