IWC Schaffhausen has been the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team since 2013. As the elite of motorsport gathered in Florida for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, IWC CEO Chris Grainger-Herr and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1TM team principal and CEO Toto Wolff announced the result of their most recent collaboration: the first official watch for the team, worn by drivers, designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics.
“Both fine watchmaking and racing are all about precision, craftsmanship and performance engineering. 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,” explains Grainger-Herr.
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. 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 on iwc.com.
This article first appeared on May 16, 2022 in The Edge Malaysia.