This is a rare IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic with all boxes and full paperwork. The AMG Black series of Mercedes cars are very special ultra high performance versions of the regular AMG models, and this Black Series IWC is the horological equivalent of those cars. IWC were one of the very first watch firms to utilise Zirconium Oxide in case material over 30 years ago, and this watch carries on the tradition. There are two variations of this watch, one with a brown dial and strap and this all black version, this all black version is considerably more desirable than the brown one.
The watch takes the original late 1970’s Genta design and brings it right up to date; bigger (45mm diameter) with integrated case ‘shoulders’ to protect the oversized winding crown and a sapphire case back.
The movement, visible through the case back is the in house calibre 80110, with 28 jewels, shock protection and utilised the famed IWC Pellaton system for the automatic winding. It has a 44hr power reserve, beats at 28,800bph and is quite nicely finished with perlage on the base plate and Côtes de Geneve on the bridges. In keeping with the black theme, the rotor has a matt black finish.
The dial has a high gloss black centre area, surrounded by a matt finished are where the highly luminous indices are positioned. The 12 and 6 are full luminous Arabic numerals whilst the remainder are applied batons filled with luminova. The sloped rehaut has the minutes/seconds numerals indicated in white full Arabic numerals. The gloss black parallel hands have heavy white luminova inserts.
The case is 100% ceramic with convex sapphire glass on the front and back of the watch with anti reflective coating both sides of the glasses. The main body of the case is matt finished, whilst the bezel is polished, whilst the five ceramic ‘screws’ on the bezel are matt finished.
The case is 95%, the dial is 95+% and the movement is 95%
The watch measures 45 Diam, 51mm lug to lug and is 14.4mm high; it takes a 29mm strap and the original rubber strap with fabric insert is still fitted to the watch.
£5,000.00 (Approx $6,550.00 US)