Dubai, UAE, November 26, 2016: IWC Schaffhausen hosted an intimate evening with brand ambassador and MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team driver Nico Rosberg, who was in town for the final race of the 2016 season. An exclusive talk between Nico Rosberg and IWC brand ambassador and GT driver HRH Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal session gave selected VIP guests the opportunity to find out more about Rosberg’s career and life as a racing driver.
Nico Rosberg, son of Finnish Formula One legend Keke Rosberg, had petrol flowing through his veins from his childhood: he started his career in kart racing when he was just 6 years old and has been racing in Formula One since 2006. At an intimate evening event in Dubai, Rosberg shared insights into his professional and personal life with HRH Prince Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal and selected VIP guests from IWC Schaffhausen. “I want to thank IWC for their support throughout the years. It’s a great pleasure for me to be part of the IWC family and meet fans and customers of the Brand around the world”, he explained. “It was a special honour for us to host this exclusive event with Nico, who is an amazing athlete with a great personality”, added Luc Rochereau, IWC Regional Brand Director.
A LONG LASTING AND SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP
IWC Schaffhausen has been the Official Engineering Partner of the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One™ Team since 2013. The partnership is based on the common interest in precision engineering and the desire to explore the limits of mechanics and advanced technology. Also in 2013, Nico Rosberg became an IWC brand ambassador. This collaboration produced the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” (Ref. IW379603), which is limited to 250 pieces. The silver-plated dial, titanium case and crown, crown protection and screw heads made of zirconium oxide give this watch a light, sporty appearance. The yellow colour of the seconds hand and hands in the totalizer at 12 o’clock recall the neon yellow helmet that was Rosberg’s trademark for 7 years.