Ahead of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix this weekend, IWC has dropped its first official team watch for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team.
The sandblasted grade 5 titanium IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team” adopts the team’s signature Petronas green for its luminous Arabic numeral hour markers, indices, hands and date window against its black dial.
IWC Schaffhausen has been official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team since 2013.
“Both fine watchmaking and racing are all about precision, craftsmanship and performance engineering,” says Christoph Grainger-Herr, IWC CEO. “But it’s the human factor – the passion the love and the dedication that make all the difference between good and great. This notion perfectly describes our long-standing partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team and we are celebrating this partnership with the launch of the new team watch in Miami.”
Powered by an IWC 69385 calibre column wheel chronograph movement, the watch is supplied with both a calfskin and a Petronas green rubber quick change straps and is available exclusively online via IWC,
IWC reinforces its partnership with Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team with a new issue of a team watch – one to be worn by all members of the Formula 1 team: the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 with team colours. We got our hands on a preview sample watch, and bring you this hands on review.
The Retail Price for the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team” is SGD 11,700 inclusive of GST.
IWC and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team have been in partnership since 2013, and IWC has issued many watches in the theme of this relationship. Here are links to our coverage to the latest edition from 2021, which is in encased in titanium, but measuring 43mm. Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG” REF. IW377903 press release and the full hands on review of the IWC Ref. IW377903.
However today, on the occasion of the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, the partnership develops one level deeper with the release of the first official team watch. The new watch is based on the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 with special livery to celebrate the partnership. This watch will be worn by the team, including designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics.