The new IWC watch pays tribute to the successful mission of the British adventurer David de Rothschild. In 2010, he sailed across the Pacific in his renowned "Plastiki" - a boat created from 12.000 plastic bottles.
An 18-meter and 12-ton catamaran, the Plastiki set off from San Francisco, California to cross the Pacific Ocean and end up in Sydney. This journey was aimed at attracting global attention to environmental problems.
Offered in a limited edition of 1000 pieces, the new IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition Plastiki watch is available in a 46mm stainless steel case. It incorporates a soft-iron inner part, which protects the case against magnetic fields up to 80,000 A/m. The model boasts 1200-meter water-resistance.
The top of the model is covered by a glare-proofed sapphire glass. The case-back, meanwhile, is marked with a special commemorative engraving. It depicts a historical route the expedition took in 2010.
Enclosed in the case is a white dial, embellished with a waffle pattern. It is completed with two oversized Arabic numerals and stick-shaped indexes, inlaid with blue luminous compound. The display indicates hours, minutes, hacking seconds and the date, presented at 3 o’clock.
The timepiece is equipped with a feature, extremely useful for exploration crews: the seconds hand stops when the user pulls the crown out to adjust the time. This function ensures precise and synchronized time setting.
Ticking inside the case is a mechanical self-winding in-house manufactured 80110 calibre movement. Set with 28 jewels, it supplies a 40-hour power reserve.
A blue rubber strap completes the features of the new IWC watch.
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