SIHH 2013 preview…
Following up my earlier sneak peek at this watch and the Ingenieur Racing, we will now take a closer look at the the 2013 IWC Ingeneieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic (Ref. 3225).
Mercedes AMG SLS Black Series Coupe
First let’s set the stage — “Black Series” is not a generic term, but rather a high-performance concept car line from Mercedes-AMG. AMG of course being Mercedes models with more aggressive looks, a higher level of performance, better handling and stability, and more extensive use of carbon fiber than their regular Mercedes counterparts. Also, AMG models are typically the most expensive and highest-performance of each Mercedes class. The AMG Black Series represents a further step of performance and styling upgrades to the vehicle — like the new AMG SLS Black Series pictured above.
Likewise this new black ceramic IWC Ingenieur is sportier, less traditional take on the Ingenieur. As I mentioned in my last post, this watch reflects the new Ingenieur design codes first introduced in the Ref. 3765 Double Chronograph Titanium which debuted last year.
At 46mm (14.5mm thick), the ceramic case is on the larger end of the scale and I wonder if IWC fans might be hoping for something a couple mm’s smaller. This said, the overall quality and look of the watch is quite superb and these watches will undoubtedly be a big hit for IWC.
The watch contains IWC’s in-house automatic mechanical 80110 calibre with black rotor treatment.