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Honouring The Legendary Racing Driver Rudolf Caracciola

Racing Legend honoured with launch of Limited Edition IWC Schaffhausen watches.

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To mark the start of the Rallye Passione Caracciola, IWC Schaffhausen is proud to present two special editions from the Ingenieur watch family.

The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola” is dedicated to an exceptionally talented racing driver of the 1930s, while the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “W 125” recalls the legendary Silver Arrow from Mercedes-Benz. Both models are limited to 750 examples worldwide and powered by the new IWC-manufactured 69370 calibre.

With their enormous power and roaring engines, the sports and racing cars of yesteryear still exert an irresistible fascination on a wide body of enthusiasts. At the same time, these classic cars symbolise the timeless elegance of high-quality mechanical watches. This is one of the reasons IWC Schaffhausen has such a strong commitment to historic motorsport.

“The Rallye Passione Caracciola preserves the memory of one of the greatest racing drivers of all time and brings together a unique collection of lovingly maintained vintage cars and their owners. As partners, we’re proud and honoured to support this exclusive event for the second time,” explains Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.

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Following an advance announcement at the Goodwood Members’ Meeting in England and to mark the start of  the Rallye Passione Caracciola, IWC unveiled two special limited editions, both inspired by historic motorsport, from the Ingenieur watch family.

One of the more conspicuous features is the simplicity of the case. It differs from the technically inspired design by Gérald Genta previously used for this watch family and gives these particular models  an unexpected elegance.

Technically speaking, the new IWC-manufactured 69370 calibre found in both timepieces is a first. The chronograph movement serves as a further example of IWC’s expertise as a manufacturer of its own movements, and, thanks to Swiss precision and engineer-ing, sets new benchmarks in terms of quality and reliability.

The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf Caracciola”

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  • Features: Mechanical chronograph movement – Automatic pawl winding – Date display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds – Screw-in crown – See-through sapphire- glass back – Limited to 750 watches worldwide
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 33
  • Power reserve: 46H
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Materials: Stainless-steel case, rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, slate-coloured dial, brown calfskin strap, stainless-steel pin buckle
  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 6 bar
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15 mm

The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Rudolf  Caracciola” (Ref. IW380702) honours the memory of legendary racing driver Rudolf Caracciola. Back in the 1930s, the Mercedes star driver won three European Championship titles and took the chequered flag in 144 of the 204 races he finished. In an allusion to his driving skills on wet tracks, the champion was often called the “King of the Rain”.

Limited to just 750 examples, the chronograph is housed in a stainless-steel case. The slate-coloured dial and embossed tachymeter scale, together with the rhodium-plated hands and appliqués, give the watch a technical, but distinctly elegant appeal. The timepiece is held to the wearer’s wrist by a brown calfskin strap, the embossing of which is  reminiscent of the seats in racing cars of days gone by.

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The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “W 125”

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Vital Stats

  • Features: Mechanical chronograph movement – Automatic pawl winding – Date display – Stopwatch function with hours, minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds – Screw-in crown – See-through sapphire- glass back – Limited to 750 watches worldwide
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h | 4 Hz
  • Jewels: 33
  • Power reserve: 46H
  • Winding: Automatic
  • Materials: Titanium case, black hands and appliqués, silver-plated dial, black calfskin strap, titanium pin buckle
  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistant: 6 bar
  • Diameter: 42 mm
  • Height: 15 mm

The Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “W 125” (Ref. IW380701) is a tribute to the Silver Arrow W 125 from Mercedes-Benz. Seventy-eight years ago, at the wheel  of a Mercedes-Benz W 125 with a V12 engine, Rudolf  Caracciola recorded 432.7 kilometres per hour on the Frankfurt–Darmstadt autobahn – to this day the highest speed ever driven on a public road. Limited to 750 watches, the chronograph is housed in a rugged titanium case.

The silver-plated dial contrasts starkly with the black hands and appliqués. The two totalisers, the small seconds and the tachymeter scale imitate the instrument look found in the cockpit of a W 125. The watch features a luxurious strap made of black calfskin.

A gala dinner to mark the start of the rally

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Together with all the drivers and many guests of honour, IWC celebrated the start of the Rallye Passione Caracciola with an exclusive Welcome Dinner at Zurich’s Dolder Grand hotel. Also present was former German racing driver and Le Mans winner Jochen Maas, who accompanied the  first stage of the rally.

The Rallye Passione Caracciola is designed as a regularity rally and is taking place for the second time this year. Classic cars of all brands built up to 1980 are eligible for entry. In all, the route takes drivers through four stages, from Regensdorf via Berne,  Interlaken, Andermatt and Ambrì to Lugano, where the presentation ceremony will be held.

Highlights of the event are a visit to the Bremgarten circuit, where the Swiss Grand Prix was held in the 1930s, as well as a track day featuring per formance cars from Mercedes-AMG on the airstrip at Ambrì-Piotta.

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With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.

The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design.

As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organisations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovative solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the world’s leading brands in the luxury watch segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of haute horlogerie at their finest, combining supreme precision with exclusive design. As an ecologically and socially responsible company, IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions around the globe in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organisations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.

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Win A Seat At 10X-e’s 10X-ECUTION Bootcamp (Valued At R5900)

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Off The Beaten Track

What Tourism Month means in South Africa and how Mango Airlines is focusing on local opportunities.

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This September, being Tourism Month, we have so much to talk about in South Africa, and so many people to engage with, both domestically and abroad. We are privileged to be able to leverage a broad range of destinations – arguably world-class in nature, and they expand way beyond a beautiful mountain, and an ecosystem of game.

The vast majority of leisure tourists, however, remain attracted to the Mother City and various Safari destination, while business tourists tend to stick to hub cities for short durations of time before departing again.

“There is a golden opportunity to expand on the same offerings – while not detracting from them in any way. Our responsibility is to drive tourism into new areas, really emphasising the differentiators that are incredibly attractive to local and international tourists,” said Benediction Zubane, Head of Marketing at Mango Airlines.

“Often tourists visit one of the more well-known sites in an area, and are completely unaware of the other features and destinations close by. We’re seeing a lot of success in township tourism which goes to show how diversifying can really drive new tourism opportunities,” explained Zubane.

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According to Statistics South Africa survey on Tourism and Migration, nearly 3.5 million international travellers visited South Africa in August 2017. Top numbers were tourists from USA, UK, Germany, France and The Netherlands, with African visitors primarily coming from SADC countries. Zubane added, “This means there is vast opportunity to begin engaging with travellers in new countries across the globe. We need to become our own best ambassador, talking-up our famous and lesser known destinations, proudly showcases our uniqueness. We should also be tourists in our own country and start exploring the wonders of the Rainbow Nation.”

Mango is passionate about helping its SMEs and entrepreneurial community to successfully overcome the unique challenges facing the tourism industry: “There has never been a more opportune time for small businesses and entrepreneurs to benefit positively from tourism in South Africa, and we hope to celebrate alongside our SME community as they fly high – both literally and figuratively,” he concludes.

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FNB Receives 50 Million US-Dollars To Accelerate SME Development

First National Bank puts their focus on SME development in South Africa.

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First National Bank (FNB) has received 50 million US-dollars from the DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft to deploy towards small and medium enterprise (SME) development in South Africa.

DEG is a development finance institution whose mission is to promote private-sector enterprises in developing and emerging-market countries as a contribution to sustainable growth and improved living conditions.

Mike Vacy-Lyle, CEO of FNB Business says: “The new line of funding contributes to our ongoing efforts to accelerate our contribution to SME development in South Africa. We believe that SMEs are key to stimulating sustainable economic growth and job creation. Our intervention in SME development is not only limited to funding, we also invest heavily to improve capacity and supplier development capabilities in small businesses.”

FNB continues to pioneer products and services that have taken the angst out of South Africa’s entrepreneurs, from providing free instant accounting services to online documents reservation services, and forming public-private partnerships to digitise the registration of businesses.

“Our message to entrepreneurs is that we remain committed to providing meaningful solutions to help them grow. We have exciting developments that will take us further in our journey, all aimed at advancing the SME agenda by taking the anguish out of doing business,” concludes Vacy-Lyle.

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