IWC Schaffhausen has become the first watchmaker to compete in classic car races with its own team and car: the iconic Mercedes-Benz SL 300 “Gullwing”, driven by David Coulthard, who took the 9th place in the Salvadori Cup. At the same event, IWC Schaffhausen presented the new timepiece of their Ingenieur family: the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport edition “76th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood” (Ref. IW381201).
The Mercedes-Benz SL 300 “Gullwing” was manufactured by Daimler-Benz between 1954 and 1957, around the same time that IWC built their first Ingenieur. The chronograph is driven by the IWC-manufactured 69380 caliber, featuring a pawl-winding system and a 46-hour power reserve.
“With the foundation of the IWC Racing Team, we are now extending the storytelling universe that we build around our high-quality mechanical watches with an additional, highly attractive dimension. With this step, we once again underscore our role as a pioneer in the luxury watch industry.” – Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.