IWC Big Pilot’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport

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Big Pilot's Mercedes-AMG Petronas
Big Pilot's Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport" (Ref. IW503003)
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IWC Schaffhausen has dedicated two extraordinary limited-edition Pilot’s Watches to 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.

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport
Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport (image credits to Formula1 official website – https://www.formula1.com/en.html)

The recipe for Formula One™ success doesn’t just require cutting-edge technology and a truly exceptional driver in the cockpit – an extraordinary sense of team spirit is also essential. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport has combined all these factors: The team from the UK has won the FIA Formula One™ World Constructors’ Championship for the sixth year running*. 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.

Big Pilot's Mercedes-AMG Petronas
Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW503003)

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. 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. 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.

Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition "Mercedes- AMG Petronas Motorsport" (Ref. IW389005)
Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Mercedes- AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW389005)

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

 

IWC Big Pilot’s Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Technical Specifications

Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW503003)

40.000 € Price includes taxes and shipping

FEATURES

  • Mechanical movement
  • Pellaton automatic winding
  • 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
  • Screw-in crown
  • Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
  • Limited to 10 watches

MOVEMENT

  • IWC-manufactured calibre 52615
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h/4 Hz
  • Jewels: 54
  • Power reserve: 7 days (168 h)
  • Winding: Automatic

WATCH

  • Materials: Black ceramic case, titanium case back, carbon fibre dial with luminescent elements, black hands, black calfskin strap
  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistance: 6 bar
  • Diameter: 46.5 mm
  • Height: 15.6 mm

 

Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Mercedes- AMG Petronas Motorsport” (Ref. IW389005)

16.400 € Price includes taxes and shipping

FEATURES

  • Mechanical chronograph movement
  • Automatic winding
  • Date display
  • Chronograph function for hours, minutes and seconds
  • Flyback function
  • Small hacking seconds
  • Soft-iron inner case for protection against magnetic fields
  • Screw-in crown
  • Glass secured against displacement by drops in air pressure
  • Special back engraving – Limited to 50 watches

MOVEMENT

  • IWC-manufactured calibre 89361
  • Frequency: 28,800 A/h/4 Hz
  • Jewels: 38
  • Power reserve: 68 h
  • Winding: Automatic

WATCH

  • Materials: Black ceramic case, carbon fibre dial with luminescent elements, black hands, black calf leather strap
  • Glass: Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
  • Water-resistance: 6 bar
  • Diameter: 44.5 mm
  • Height: 15.6 mm

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