The Goodwood Members’ Meeting does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s an epic weekend of motor racing and high-speed track demonstrations, featuring all kinds of cars – from classic tin-tops and GTs, to motorcycles and open wheeled Formula 3 and F1 machines – and all with no crowds.
This year, with no cheering hordes to contend with, and only the roar of the motors, if you listened particularly closely, you may have heard the tick of a very special new IWC: The Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “76th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood”.
For the first time, IWC have used a movement from the 69000 calibre family in the Ingenieur Chronograph Sport. This in-house built calibre uses a bidirectional pawl-winding system to give an enviable power reserve of 46 hours.
And, as with the first Ingenious from 1955, this timepiece features a soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields – proving that it is as meticulously designed as the many motor cars it shared Goodwood with on the weekend of the 17th and 18th March.
- Titanium case
- Automatic, self-winding
- Black calfskin strap
- Diameter: 44.3 mm
- Day and date display
What we think
In a nice touch, IWC have limited the run to 176, to commemorate the number of the meeting, and the imprint “76” commemorates too the 76th edition of the Goodwood Members’ Meeting. The black strap with blue seams has the flavour of an automobile’s interior, and this is a touch of colour nicely mirrored in the blue chronograph hands.
Overall, it’s a great limited piece that keeps enough of the Ingenieur DNA to stay pure, but mixes things up enough to be interesting. Silver plated dial and black luminescence-coated hands provide a great contrast for a quick time-check when you’re at the wheel, and the chunky 44mm titanium case is as sleek as the sportscars it’s celebrating.
Ingenieur Chronograph Sport Edition “76th Members’ Meeting at Goodwood”