There is no doubt about the quality of the components of the MERCEDES GP PETRONAS Formula One Team. For a start a brilliant engine, the 2.4 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz FO108X. Then on the personnel side, inspired entrepreneur Ross Brawn with two World Championships under his belt from last year to add to his fourteen previous titles. And in the cockpit, seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher and upcoming young star Nico Rosberg. Even the timing partner, GRAHAM watches, has excellent credentials.
The question for this team and many race enthusiasts is can they bring it all together? After what Ross Brawn calls a “challenging time” in recent weekends the team are confident the hard work will pay off in the near future. With two home races coming up in Silverstone and Hockenheim, everybody at MERCEDES GP PETRONAS will be working extra hard to achieve the edge they are looking for.
This year is the first time in over 55 years that Mercedes-Benz are running a Formula One Team under their name, hoping to replicate the success of the iconic Silver Arrows design that helped them win the World Championship in 1954 and 1955. It was the iconic design of the Silver Arrows that has formed the basis of the specially designed watches that GRAHAM has produced as the team’s timing partner.
Maybe it’s their partner’s GRAHAM’s values of precision and excellence that will be most needed if MERCEDES GP PETRONAS are to continue the winning traditions of the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows.
Right-hand side start/stop lever and reset button
– Central chronograph second hand
– 30 minutes counter at 3 o’clock
– 60 seconds counter at 9 o’clock
Hours and minutes from the centre
Date at 7 o’clock
Automatic bi-compax chronograph Calibre G1734
Frequency: 28’800 A/h (4 Hz)
Power reserve: 50 hours
Steel bezel with “Clous de Paris” decoration
Stainless steel lever and reset button
Diameter: 47 mm
Thickness: 17.02 mm
Water resistance: 330 feet (100 metres)
Glass: Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
See-through sapphire crystal case-back with printed “Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team” logo, secured by 6 screws
Black carbon dial (2MEAS.B01A)/ Silver dial (2MEAS.S01A)
Black, silver and green colors related to the official Mercedes GP Petronas logo colors. Black snailed minutes counter with silver rim and silver arrows for minute scale. Black snailed seconds counter with internal Mercedes GP Petronas green rim and external silver rim.
Silver brass numerals and indexes
White Mercedes GP inscription at 5 o’clock (2MEAS.B01A)
Black Mercedes GP inscription at 5 o’clock (2MEAS.S01A)
Silver brass central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds hands
Red 30 minutes counter hand
White Super-LumiNova with red tip sweep second hand
Integrated black tyre tread rubber
Buckle: Pin buckle
2MEAS.B01A (Black dial)
2MEAS.S01A (Silver dial)