IWC Schaffhausen – Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport” and Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport”

IWC Schaffhausen has created two extraordinary limited edition Pilot’s Watches to celebrate their partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. The special editions feature a matte black zirconium oxide ceramic case and a carbon fibre dial – both high-tech materials used also in the premium class models such as the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+. The striking black design with PETRONAS Emerald Green accents was inspired by the team colours of the six-time world champion and IWC partner.

IWC Schaffhausen has been the team’s “Official Engineering Partner” since 2013. The manufacturer has now honoured its partner with two limited special editions in the Pilot’s Watches range.

The Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW503003) is limited to 10 watches. It is housed in a case made of matte black zirconium oxide ceramic and features a black carbon fibre dial. The printing and the luminous material in the team colour of PETRONAS Emerald Green create a striking colour accent on the dial.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

The perpetual calendar automatically detects the different number of days in the month and adds an extra day at the end of February every four years. Its mechanical programme will not need adjusting until 2100.

IWC Schaffhausen Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

The IWC-manufactured calibre 52615 guarantees a precise watch rate with a Pellaton automatic winding system. The notably heavy-duty components of the winding such as the eccentric or the automatic wheel are made from ceramic that is virtually wear-free. The two barrels store an ample power reserve of seven days. The black calfskin strap adds to the sporty look of this large Pilot’s Watch.

The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW389005) is limited to 50 watches, featuring a black ceramic case and a black carbon fibre dial. The small seconds at 6 o’clock and the seams on the black calf leather strap provide accents in the team colour of PETRONAS Emerald Green.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

The IWC manufactured calibre 89361 displays the timed hours and minutes together on a subdial at 12 o’clock. With the flyback function, a simple press of the reset button can instantly start timing again. This function is also used on the race track to determine the fastest lap time.

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport

The two watches are now available in IWC Boutiques or from authorised retailers.

Technical details

Model: Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport”, REF. IW503003

Functions
Power reserve display
Perpetual calendar with displays for the date, day, month, year in four digits and perpetual moon phase for both northern and southern hemispheres
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 52615
Mechanical movement
Pellaton automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h/4 Hz
Jewels: 54
Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
Winding: Automatic

Case
Black ceramic case, titanium case back
Diameter: 46.5 mm
Height: 15.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Screw-in crown
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Carbon fibre dial with luminescent elements, black hands

Strap
Black calfskin strap

Edition
Limited to 10 watches

Model: Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport”, Ref. IW389005

Functions
Date display
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Flyback function
Small hacking seconds

Movement
IWC-manufactured calibre 89361
Mechanical chronograph movement
Automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 A/h/4 Hz
Jewels: 38
Power reserve: 68 h

Case
Black ceramic case
Diameter: 44.5 mm
Height: 15.6 mm
Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
Screw-in crown
Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
Special back engraving
Water-resistance: 6 bar

Dial
Carbon fibre dial with luminescent elements, black hands

Strap
Black calf leather strap

Edition
Limited to 50 watches