On the occasion of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix™, IWC Schaffhausen and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team have unveiled the first official team watch.
Crafted from lightweight and durable grade 5 titanium, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” features a black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature Petronas green colour.
Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, the chronograph comes with two straps in calfskin and rubber that can be exchanged quickly and easily thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system.
The team watch is available for purchase exclusively online on iwc.com. IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team since 2013.
For the first time in their longstanding partnership, IWC has developed an official watch for the team. This watch will be worn by the team, including designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” (Ref. IW388108) is crafted from grade 5 titanium.
After machining and sandblasting, the surface retains an attractive greyish shimmer. A black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature shade of green complement the distinctive design.
The IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, a chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design consisting of 231 individual parts, is visible through a sapphire glass back. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.
The chronograph is delivered with two different straps: one black embossed calfskin strap, and one green rubber strap. Thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system, the straps can be exchanged quickly and easily at the touch of a button without additional tools.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” is available exclusively online on IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece is eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
Model: IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Ref. IW388108
Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
Date and day display
Small hacking seconds
IWC-manufactured calibre 69385
Frequency: 28,800 vph / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 46 h
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 14.6 mm
Glass: Sapphire, convex, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
See-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistance: 10 bar
Black dial, black hands
Black embossed calfskin strap
Green rubber strap