IWC celebrated the launch of their new special edition, the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph “Ocean Racer”, limited to 1,000 watches. The watch is dedicated to the continuation of IWC’s partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race as Official Timekeeper and sponsor of the IWC 24 hour Speed Record Challenge. The Swiss watchmaker unveiled the watch in Alicante, home of the Volvo Ocean Race, aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s boat, Azzam, in attendance of Goris Verburg, IWC Director of Marketing&Communications, Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race and Ian Walker, Skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.
IWC Schaffhausen will be at the heart of the world’s toughest around-the-world race for the second time as Official Timekeeper and as official sponsor of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, which took part in the last race as the first Arab challenger in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race. From the start in Alicante in October 2014 to the final destination in Gothenburg in June 2015, seven teams will be battling for victory under the most extreme conditions.