Formula 1 drivers Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, were in Singapore recently to unveil two special edition IWC Schaffhausen watches. Just days before the Singapore Grand Prix, the two Silver Arrow drivers, each unveiled their own personal Ingenieur Chronographs – each limited to just 250 pieces. As brand ambassadors of IWC Schaffhausen, they had a hand in the design of their own watches, and prior to the first practice sessions on the track, the drivers appeared for their presentation at the IWC event in Singapore.
The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” (Ref. IW379602) has a distinctly technical appeal, while the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” (Ref. IW379603) is both lighter and sportier in appearance.
“Lewis and Nico are not only unique personalities and incredibly successful sportsmen but also very creative. They were both immediately very interested in the idea of launching two limited special edition watches. I’m confident that these unusual timepieces will be equally popular with motorsport enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
Both of the special editions, which are each limited to 250 watches, have a special feature on the reverse side: inset into the titanium case back is a medallion of carbon fibre, which may well show signs of wear and tear. A certificate supplied with each watch confirms that the material originally comes from one of the Silver Arrow cars used by Mercedes AMG Petronas. The back of the watch is sealed with a water-resistant sapphire glass that bears the personal logo of Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton on the inner surface.