To celebrate the victory, we thought we’d take another look at the best Swiss IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil replica watch, which bears this legendary car right on the caseback. The pushers are integrated into the shape of the case, making activation crisp and easy, even at the wheel.The bold 45mm stainless steel Ingenieur case is complemented by either a silver or brown dial decorated with intricate perlage finishing, striking a nice balance between industrial and high-end looks.
The last time a Formula One team accomplished this was nearly 60 years ago, so this is really a win worth celebrating. Last Sunday, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg finished 1-2 in the Spanish Grand Prix, earning Team Mercedes AMG Petronas its fourth 1-2 finish in a row.
The last team to win four straight races 1-2 did so back in 1955, driving Mercedes Silberpfeils, no less. The four races that year were the Argentinian, Belgian (Spa), Dutch, and Italian Grand Prix, and you can see just how different racing was back then compared to now.
You’ll notice that the hour and minute totalizers for the chronograph reside in a single register at 12 o’clock, which makes reading elapsed time extremely intuitive. A tachymeter scale engraved into the bezel adds even more race-time functionality to the Silberpfeil. Tucked into the runnings seconds register is a small date window that is there when you need it and nearly hidden when you don’t.
Turning the IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil copy watch over, there is a solid caseback with an engraving of the namesake car. Behind this though is an in-house movement, the caliber 89361, which is automatic and has a 68-hour power reserve. A transparent caseback might show this off a little better, but then we would lose the special engraving.