IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition Adventure Ecology Watch

May 28, 2009
IWC Schaffhausen has joined efforts with Adventure Ecology founder David de Rothschild to offer support to a unique expedition as the organization’s official partner.

Adventure Ecology has formed a crew of leading scientists, adventurers, sailors, and creative personalities to take part in the Plastiki expedition. This summer, the crew will sail about 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from San Francisco to Sydney. They will sail in a unique 60-foot catamaran built entirely from plastic bottles, srPET plastic and recycled waste products.

They will pass through regions that suffer from extreme ecological threats. The Plastiki boat will pass through the largest rubbish dump in the oceans, named The Great Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.

The daring expedition is aimed at bringing public attention to the Earth regions with ecologies in particular danger and raise global awareness of the environment.

To mark Adventure Ecology’s bold adventure, IWC Schaffhausen has created a special limited “Adventure Ecology” edition of the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth watch.

The new IWC Ingenieur watch demonstrates a solid, durable carbon-neutral construction, symbolizing sustainability. The robust concave-shaped case of the IWC watch, 46mm in diameter, is crafted from stainless steel. The blue dial with orange indices is shielded by a sapphire glass provided with an anti-reflective coating on both sides. The case is coupled with a newly developed ergonomic and comfortable bracelet system.

The timepiece accommodates an automatic movement - the IWC-manufactured 80110 calibre movement - created according the highest quality criteria. The movement is equipped with a Pellaton winding mechanism and an integrated shock absorption system.

The case construction incorporates a soft iron inner case that provides the movement with the protection against extreme magnetic fields up to 80,000 A/m. It also incorporates a screw-down case-back, and the new side guard for the screw-in crown. The timepiece
is water-resistant to 12 bar.

The Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Adventure Ecology” watch has been created to withstand every external influence, even when secured to the wrist of an intrepid adventurer. As Watches.InfoNIAC.com found out, the timepiece will serve as a reliable timekeeping companion for David de Rothschild and his crew during the Plastiki expedition across the Pacific Ocean that is to last four months.

The case back of the IWC watch is engraved with the Adventure Ecology expedition logo.

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