Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, a famously large dude, normally likes wearing very large watches. But his latest horological investment is somewhat on the smaller side – but it packs no less of a punch.
Anything The Rock touches turns to gold – whether that’s his myriad investments or box office figures for his movies (well, except for maybe Black Adam…) Case in point: the XFL, the American football minor league the 51-year-old former wrestler and action movie star invested in last year, which has just pulled off a successful championship game after being brought back from the dead.
The Rock was all smiles for the match between the Arlington Renegades and DC Defenders in San Antonio, Texas over the weekend – which was an action-packed display of spring football and a turning point for the once-ailing XFL.
I’d be smiling too if I had a brand-new IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Automatic 40 in black (ref. IW328901) on my wrist, too. Mark my lips: now that The Rock’s worn it, we reckon this bad boy will turn to gold, too…
Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva earlier this year and inspired by the 1976 Ingenieur SL ‘Jumbo’ thought up by legendary watch designer Gérald Genta, this new take on IWC’s engineer’s watch is the integrated bracelet luxury sports watch that watch fans have been crying out for.
The new Ingenieur, aside from having an awesome tapered integrated bracelet, features a new bezel design with five functional screws, an intriguing checkerboard dial texture and is now powered by the the IWC manufacture calibre 32111, which boasts a hefty 120-hour (5 day) power reserve plus 100m of water-resistance.
The Rock is a big fan of IWC, and has a few of the Swiss brand’s creations in his collection – most notably, a Big Pilot’s Watch ref. IW501015 as well as a Portugieser Chronograph. He normally likes pretty big pieces, so it’s interesting to see him opt for the comparatively slight 40mm Ingenieur instead.
WATCH us get up, close and personal with the new Ingenieur below.