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Monday 31 October, 2011 - 15:00 PM EDT

IWC Schaffhausen launches a new Yacht Club Chronograph Edition

The “Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012”


IWC Schaffhausen will be the Official Timekeeper of the high caliber Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. To play tribute to the courage and team spirit of six participating crews IWC will be launching a special edition timepiece: the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012”.

Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, summarises the company’s commitment as a partner to the Volvo Ocean Race looking at the Volvo Ocean Race as an uncompromising round-the-world race is one of the most demanding team sporting events of them all and promises a competition full of drama and adventure.

The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012” from IWC Schaffhausen is a watch designed to pay tribute to the “Everest” of sailing and the achievements of the extreme sportsmen taking part. This exclusive timepiece for IWC is a functional, highly reliable and elegant sports watch made of titanium that has all the precision of nautical instruments in its make-up and has been created to perfection, even to the tiniest detail.

Apart from its function as Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011–2012, IWC Schaffhausen is also the Official Sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team. The team, owned by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), is the first ever Arabian challenger and is sailing under skipper and two-time Olympic silver medal winner Ian Walker of Great Britain. 


Technical details:

Movement: Mechanical chronograph movement. Calibre: 89361. 38 jewels
Power reserve: 68 hours

Functions: Stopwatch function with hours minutes and seconds
Hour and minute counters combined in a single totaliser at 12 o’clock
Small hacking seconds, Flyback function, Date display

Case: titanium case, carbon-black dial, black rubber strap, folding clasp in stainless steel
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Back: transparent sapphire-glass back
Diameter: 45.4 mm

Water resistance: 60 meters or 200 feet

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