Since 1868, the International Watch Company has been setting the standard for precision Swiss timepieces. The IWC name has become synonymous with quality and innovation when it comes to the durability and classic design of any watch. The Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil special edition is the newest entry by IWC into the world of precision timepieces, and it has a little something special for just about everyone.
The basic features on this watch are some of the most stringent criteria in the world. It offers a 68-hour power reserve, precision mechanical chronograph movement, a stopwatch that can also function in hours as well as minutes and seconds, a flyback function for the chronograph and it offers combined minute and hour dials. But what makes this piece truly special is that it is being used as a way to honor the memory the great Mercedes Benz car, the Silver Arrow W25.
The look and color scheme of the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil was created to match the colors of the Silver Arrow W25 exactly. The body of the watch is polished silver and stainless steel, while the band is brown leather with cross-stitching to imitate the manner of stitching done to the original car. There is even a special insignia engraved on the back of the watch that is a picture of the car along with the name of the watch. The engraving is done in painstaking detail which gives it that classic race car look that the old Silver Arrow had.
There are a couple of designs available for this watch which include different bands and different face colors. The face of the watch is stamped to look like the outside of the old Silver Arrow and it is something that will take car enthusiasts way back in time. The grainy look of the luxury watch is designed to impersonate the look of the Silver Arrow dashboard which was made of the finest wood and polished to retain its wood grain look. That look is preserved in this watch and the entire design is a tribute to this great car.
If you are a car enthusiast, a fan of Mercedes Benz, or someone who just wants the best possible timepiece he can find, then this is the watch for you. Its precision is driven by the gems inside and its inspiration came from the gem that was the Mercedes Benz Silver Arrow W25 racer.