IWC present a new watch celebrating the legendary French footballer - the IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane. This is the second watch which celebrates the legendary French footballer, the first, released in 2008 featured the colours of the French National team i.e. blue dial, blue strap and was a pleasing enough piece, after all, the IWC Ingenieur is such a great design that it would require great effort to make a bad one. However the 2010 model is a very tasty piece indeed featuring a dark brown dial highlighted with subtle flashes of red, in fact after a prolonged flurry of black dial editions released by most of the major players in the industry the use of brown provides a welcome hiatus - you may remember that Panerai used this dial colour to great effect for the totally delectable Panerai Radiomir P.999 42mm Pink Gold edition.
Although this is a tribute piece the references to M. Zidane's achievements are not overbearing, on the dial the number "10" is highlighted in red - the shirt number he wore for his national team, and in tribute to the timing of his decisive goals scored against Brazil in the World Cup final of 1998 the numbers "27" and "45" appear in red in an otherwise white chapter ring, . The name Zinédine Zidane is engraved on the winding rotor viewable through the transparent sapphire-glass back which incidently also bears the number 10. The piece features the IWC 51113 Calibre movement with 7 day power reserve, indicated on the dial at the 3 o'clock position.
The IWC Big Ingenieur Edition Zinédine Zidane will be a limited editon release of 500 pieces.