IWC fake Schaffhausen and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team unveil the first official team timepiece for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix™. Pilot’s Watch 41mm “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Special Edition (Ref. IW388108) is crafted from lightweight and durable grade 5 titanium, with luminous materials and printing on the black dial featuring the team’s signature PETRONAS green, equipped with IWC 69385 self-winding movement, with a calfskin strap and a rubber strap, which can be easily and quickly replaced by the EasX-CHANGE® strap quick release system.
IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team since 2013. As top drivers gather in Florida to prepare for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix™, IWC CEO Christoph Grainger-Herr and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff also announced the latest outcome of the partnership: IWC For the first time in this long-term partnership, IWC develops an official timepiece for the team, worn by team members such as designers, aerodynamicists, racing engineers, strategists and mechanics.
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 IW388108 Model Information / Titanium / 69385 Self-winding Movement / Hours, Minutes, Small Seconds, Date, Day Display / Chronograph Functions / Sapphire Crystal, Transparent Case Back / Water Resistant 100 Meters / Watch Diameter 41mm
Titanium has the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metal and is widely used in automotive engineering for automotive parts that are subject to enormous stress, such as engine valves; in addition, titanium is also highly resistant to corrosion. After machining and sandblasting, the surface leaves an attractive grey sheen. The special edition is crafted from light yet exceptionally strong grade 5 titanium, with black dial printing and luminous material in the team’s signature green, showing a unique design. The self-made 69385 chronograph movement is equipped with a column wheel mechanism, composed of 231 parts, and the two-way pawl winding system provides a 46-hour power reserve, which can be seen through the sapphire glass case back.
The new chronograph comes with two different straps: a black embossed calfskin strap and a green rubber strap. Equipped with the EasX-CHANGE® system, the strap can be easily and quickly changed at the touch of a button, without the need for additional tools. Different strap options and easy replacement make the Pilot Chronograph 41 “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” a full-scale multi-purpose sports timepiece.
To celebrate the debut, both of the team’s W13 cars will be emblazoned with the IWC logo for the Miami Grand Prix™. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Special Edition is available exclusively on iwc.com. In addition, a watch can enjoy an additional six-year extension of the standard two-year International Limited Warranty period by enrolling in the My IWC program.