The Miami Grand Prix™ has recently kicked off. On this occasion, Swiss watchmaker IWC has teamed up with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team to launch the first official team timepiece. The new Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” is constructed of grade 5 titanium, which is lightweight and durable. The hour markers and luminous coating on the black dial are in the team’s signature “Petronas Green”. This watch is equipped with the IWC-made 69385 chronograph movement, and offers two strap options: calfskin and rubber; through the EasX-CHANGE® strap quick-change system, the two straps can be quickly replaced.Replica IWC Pilot’s Watch
The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Watch IW388108 is crafted from lightweight and exceptionally strong grade 5 titanium. Titanium is the metal with the highest strength-to-density ratio and is widely used in automotive parts manufacturing, such as engine valves, for its ability to withstand high pressure and its excellent corrosion resistance properties. The titanium surface is machined and sandblasted for a light grey sheen. The black dial is matched with the team’s iconic green hour markers and luminous elements, and the overall design is full of team momentum. The watch is equipped with the IWC-made 69385 chronograph movement, which is composed of 231 parts, adopts a classic column wheel design, and the two-way pawl winding system can accumulate 46 hours of power reserve. The engineering beauty of the movement can be admired through the transparent sapphire glass case back.
This chronograph comes with two different straps: a black printed calfskin strap and a “Petronas Green” rubber strap, both functional and styled through the EasX-CHANGE® watch Free switching with quick-change system to create an “all-around” sports timepiece.
With the impressive record of eight consecutive championships from 2014 to 2021, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team is the record holder for the most consecutive annual constructors’ championships. No other premier team has won so many consecutive annual constructors’ championships. During these championship seasons, the team recorded 111 victories in 160 races, 232 podiums, 118 pole positions, 81 fastest laps and 53 first and second finishes. Behind these impressive achievements is a team of more than 900 professionals, including hundreds of highly qualified engineers. The team has technical centres across Brackley and Brixworth in North West London, where engineers design, develop, build, assemble and test the cars that have since become Lewis Hamilton and George Russell gallops and dominates the world’s biggest racing cars.Replica IWC Watches