IWC Schaffhausen Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane, Reference IW500508

Swiss luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its partnership with Zinédine Zidane with a new special edition from its Big Ingenieur family.

The Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane (reference IW500508) is the second IWC timepiece to be born from the association with the legendary soccer star.

IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane, Reference IW500508

Limited to a worldwide edition of 500 watches, this highly individual timepiece guarantees ultimate robustness thanks to its solid Ingenieur case. Equipped with a large spring barrel and the highly efficient Pellaton automatic winding system, the IWC-manufactured 51113-calibre movement provides the Big Ingenieur Zinédine Zidane watch with a power reserve of seven days.

The oscillating weight of the IWC 51113 automatic movement is visible through the transparent sapphire-glass back. The name of the former football star is engraved on the winding rotor, where his old shirt number “10” can also be seen.

Introduced in 2008, the first IWC Zinédine Zidane watch (reference IW323403) is adorned with the colours of the French national team, where as the new model launched this year reflects the individual taste of the footballer. Accordingly, it features a dark brown dial. The Arabic numeral “10” stands out in a bright red colour.

The engraved name of the former football star can be seen on the winding rotor through the transparent sapphire-glass back. The medallion also bears a figure “10” – the number which Zidane wore on his shirt in the French national team for many years and with which he led the “Équipe Tricolore” to numerous victories. And, of course, to the World Cup crown in 1998.

Two red numbers on the otherwise all-white chapter ring of the Big Ingenieur are a further reminder of this. “27” and the “45” stand for the minutes of play in which Zidane scored arguably the two most important goals of his career. At the World Cup Final in 1998, which France won 3:0 against Brazil at the Stade de France in Paris, Zidane made sure of the half-time lead with two mighty headers in the 27th and 45th minutes and thus settled the final score.

IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane, Reference IW500508

Zidane was also personally involved in the colour scheme and individualization of the Big Ingenieur dedicated to him and limited to a worldwide edition of 500 watches. The limited-edition inscription, “ONE OUT OF 500”, is engraved on the side of the case at “9 o’clock”.

A dark brown alligator leather strap, which is colour-coordinated with the dial, ensures a comfortable fit on the wrist.

Technical details

Model: IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane II, Reference IW500508

Functions
Date display
Power reserve display

Movement
Calibre 51113
Mechanical automatic movement
Pellaton winding system
Central hacking seconds
Balance with high-precision adjustment cams and Breguet spring
Beats: 28,800/h / 4 Hz
Jewels: 42
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: automatic

Case
Stainless steel case
Diameter: 45.5 mm
Height: 15 mm
Glass: sapphire, antireflective coating on both sides
Crown: screw-in
Transparent sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 12 bar

Dial
Dark brown dial

Strap
Dark brown alligator leather strap, pin buckle in stainless steel

Edition
Limited edition of 500 watches