IWC designed a special Ingenieur watch series to accompany environmentalist and adventurer David de Rothschild and his team on their spectacular ocean expedition named “Plastiki”.
The Plastiki is a catamaran made out of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles and other recycled products. In 2010, Rothschild and his crew wore IWC “Adventure Ecology” models on its expedition across the Pacific Ocean. Their misison was to draw global attention to the health of the oceans, in particular the colossal amounts of plastic that are choking our waves, whilst rethinking waste as a resource.
Based on the IWC “Adventure Ecology” watch, the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Plastiki” has proven its suitability for expedition use in more than 30 extreme tests and on gruelling journeys of adventure.
The steel case, measuring 46 mm diameter is water-resistant to 12 bar/120 meters. It comes with sturdy protective shoulders for the crown. Inside this watch beats the IWC-manufactured 80110 calibre, which is also protected against magnetic fields by a soft-iron inner case and against impacts by a shock absorber.
As an official partner of the Expedition, IWC has paid tribute to David’s commitment with the Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Plastiki” watch. This model is limited to just 1,000 pieces.
To mark this historical expedition, IWC also created a one-of-a-kind Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Adventure Ecology” platinum watch in 2010. Featuring a blue dial with orange details and a blue rubber strap, this unique timepiece was auctioned for an amount of 30,800 Euros to support Sculpt the Future Foundation.
Model: IWC Ingenieur Automatic Mission Earth Edition “Plastiki”
Material: stainless steel
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields up to 80,000 A/m
Sapphire glass, flat, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant 12 bar
Case height: 15 mm
Diameter: 46 mm
IWC Calibre 80110
44-hour power reserve when fully wound
Integrated shock-absorption system
Date display with crown-activated rapid advance
Central hacking seconds
Blue rubber strap
Limited Edition of 1,000 watches in stainless steel