IWC Ingenieur Chronograph ‘Silberpfeil’ (Ref IW3785)
by Kyle Stults on January 22, 2013
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SIHH 2013…”Silver Arrow”

With the new Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, IWC brings the legend of the historic Mercedes-Benz racing car back to the forefront.  What instantly grabs one’s attention on this watch is the perlage (or “circular grained) dial, in your choice of silver or brown.  There is historical significance in this attribute, that being the Mercedes Silver Arrow W 25 (‘silverpfeil’ in German) also had a circular-grained dashboard.   Between 1934 and 1939, Mercedes-Benz chalked up countless Grand Prix and other championship victories with its Silver Arrows (link at bottom for more info).

IWC ngenieur Chronograph ‘Silberpfeil’

(Ref IW378505 silver dial, Ref IW378511 brown dial)

Limited Edition 1000 pieces each variation

Price: $13,100

45mm steel case (15mm thick), automatic mechanical IWC 89361 flyback chronograph movement, date display with crown-activated rapid advance; black rubber strap with calfskin inlay

 IWC Silberpfeil 3785 duo

IWC Silberpfeil 378511 brown dial

Notice the upper sub-dial/totalizer — readable as simple hour/minute hands — simple.

IWC Silberpfeil 378511 brown dial closeup

 Here is the silver dial version:IWC Silberpfeil 378505 Silver dial

An engraving of a stylized Silver Arrow racing car can be found on the case back.

 IWC Silberpfeil Caseback

A Mercedes-Benz  W25 ‘Silver Arrow’ Mercedes Silberpfeil(more at http://www5.mercedes-benz.com/en/history/silver_arrows_the_birth_of_a_legend/)