During RALLY GOODWOOD MEMBERS 'MEETING in the manor Goodwood in southern England the manufacture IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN pleased the fans of motorsport with presentation of three new models INGENIEUR. The collection is on the market for over 60 years and thanks to its classic look has much success among fans of vintage watches and retro cars.
Club members, united by a love for great retro cars, meet in the English manor Goodwood, owned by Lord March, three times a year. These “social events” visits the cream of the automotive world, but they come here not to pose for the cameras: real legends are competing on the track and real passions are boiling. The circuit itself was once the runway.
From here planes of British air force have been flying to Berlin during the World War II. Later airfield was converted into a racetrack, won notoriety after the death of Bruce McLaren, the creator of Formula 1 team. Nevertheless, races are held regularly here, including a compulsory race in memory of Bruce.
At this time the company IWC Schaffhausen, rally timekeeper, made a magnificent gift for club members: the legendary race cars Mersedes 1950 W 196 and W 25 – “Silver Arrows" that won the Grand Prix of Formula 1 in 1954 and 1955 were delivered in Goodwood. The competition was attended by Mika Hakkinen, two-time champion of Formula 1; the German driver Jochen Mass, the winner of the 24-hour Le Mans race; Karl Wendlinger, the member of the "Formula" and DTM Championship; and Bernd Schneider – DTM series champion on the number of titles. Albert Pellaton, who was a big fan of motor racing, for sure would not remained indifferent: rally of old-timers in Goodwood is one of those very events about which witnesses and participants will want to tell their grandchildren.
The rarest of the three new models is dedicated to the festive event. Its circulation was 74 symbolic exemplars. Rose gold case has a diameter of 42 mm, black dial decorated with tachometer scale.
INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “RUDOLF CARACCIOLA” got its name from the three-time champion of the Grand Prix of Europe, the German racing driver Rudolf Caracciola. Dial of the model looks as if it was sketched from a race car dashboard panel. Limited edition includes 750 items.
INGENIEUR CHRONOGRAPH EDITION “W 125” with silver dial owes its name to the legendary creation of Rudolf Ulenhautoma. The race car “Silver Arrow” W 125 by Mercedes-Benz company became a sensation in the 1930s and is still alive in the hearts of motorsport fans.