IWC – Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic – IW322503
These two seriously high-tech machines each feature a material primarily associated with FORMULA ONE: carbon and ceramic. In the Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance Ceramic, with its carbon case and ceramic bezel, even the dial is lined with carbon fibre webbing. The glass fibre matting is soaked in epoxy resin and shaped to the desired form before being baked at a high temperature and pressure. Finally, the resin is cured. The rubber strap with calfskin inlay is stitched with green nylon thread, recalling the sidewalls of tyres used on wet circuits. The Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic boasts the same outstanding features as an AMG Mercedes: exclusiveness and high performance, combined with everyday practicability, reliability and quality. The case, which is water-resistant to 12 bar, the bezel, the case-back ring, the crown and its solid protective shoulders are all made of the black zirconium oxide inspired by the high-performance ceramic disc brakes found in premium AMG vehicles. Both models are equipped with the in-house 80110-calibre movement, one of the most rugged ever manufactured by IWC. Thanks to its integrated shock-absorption system, it is unaffected by extreme acceleration as well as sharp braking manoeuvres and vibrations, making it the perfect watch for racing drivers.