As if IWC doesn’t have enough sailing experience behind it, this legendary watch brand has announced its partnership with the Volvo Ocean Race – sponsor and Official Timekeeper for the series that starts October 2011. The world-class sporting competition, the Volvo series is a cutting-edge adventure story – blending endurance and precision. It kicks off in the Spanish port of Alicante in October and concludes in July 2012 in Galway, Ireland. Throughout the nine months of sailing, 39,270nautical miles of the earths’ most treacherous seas will be sailed by some of the finest captains and crews in the world. Stopovers will include Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya, Auckland, Miami, Lisbon and Lorient.
“IWC Schaffhausen and the Volvo Ocean Race share the same spirit: unique brands, known for inventiveness, technical excellence, outstanding craftsmanship, masculinity and adventure,” says Georges Kern, CEO IWC Schaffhausen.