http://www.thewatchbox.com IWC of Schaffhausen, Switzerland and Mercedes-AMG of Großaspach, Germany have a good deal in common. They share a language, a border, and an appreciation for precision engineering. And since 2004, the two companies have expressed this common ground through a series of commemorative IWC Ingenieur luxury watches. This IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic 3225-03 is the ideal accessory for the wrist that wheels a Mercedes-AMG, Black Series or otherwise. AMG's "Black Series" recalls the earliest days of the Mercedes-Benz performance tuner. While AMG now constructs a full line of modified MB vehicles on assembly lines, the "Black Series" is strictly low-volume, hand-built, and ultra-potent on the road. Consider “Black” to be AMG plus. In the same vein, the IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic combines the unmistakable lines of the IWC Ingenieur SL of 1976 but "hot rods" the basic aesthetic with a matte black ceramic case, polished black ceramic, bezel black oxidized hands, and a multi-material strap in matching tones. At 46mm, the IWC Ingenieur Automatic is the successor to the 2005-2011 "Big Ingenieur" model, and it wears with tremendous presence in any case material. The IWC ceramic compound ups the ante; more than a tribute to AMG's "Black" moniker, the ceramic is as hard as sapphire, and only the most aggressive abuse can mar its finish. Inside the hulking ceramic case, an IWC caliber 80110 "engine" keeps the Ingenieur Automatic Black Series underway. Engineered and constructed in-house by IWC, the 80110 features the watchmaker's signature "Pellaton" automatic winding system, a unique shock-protected winding rotor, hacking seconds for precise time-setting, and a 44-hour power reserve. Naturally, all of the above can be admired through the Ingenieur Automatic's broad sapphire case back. This IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic matches the outsize character of a Mercedes-AMG Black Series road car; fundamentally refined engineering meets hand-crafted custom enhancement. See this IWC Ingenieur Automatic AMG Black Series Ceramic in high-resolution images at www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso.