The IWC Schaffhausen producer has devoted two limited-edition Pilot watches to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, a good UK-based method 1 automotive producer. Because the workforce's "official engineering associate" since 2013, IWC exploits the various parallels that exist between main motorsports competitors and high-end watchmaking. With the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport black-and-turquoise livery, two limited-edition Pilot watches – a perpetual calendar and a chronograph – be part of the CBI's Airman mannequin vary.
Editor's observe: Sure, at IWC, a pilot's watch doesn’t simply imply "flying instrument", it additionally applies to pilots usually, whether or not they’re flying or adopted by monitor. Beforehand reserved for the Ingenieur line, with the built-in bracelet and the molded case, the brand new AMG editions are now not primarily based on this assortment – as we speak's Ingenieur is devoted to basic motorsport, and to not trendy F1 and technical. That is the position of the pilot's watch, which additionally refers to watches impressed by the air. A bit of complicated!
Perpetual Calendar Watch of the IWC Nice Watch, "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport" Version (Ref IW503003)
The adjective 'large' used within the title of this mannequin is right. This large watch reaches 46.5 mm with a peak of 15.6 mm, however it has all the time been a part of its attraction. In comparison with this identical bronze mannequin, the darkish coloration palette offers the watch a extra stealthy and modern really feel. On this case, it’s near the Rodeo Drive version.
Like the opposite perpetual calendars of the Massive Pilot's Watch household, the presentation and show are primarily based on the perpetual calendar module developed by Kurt Klaus within the mid-1980s. The great thing about this show lies within the that even after 30 years, it stays appropriate for big watches such because the Massive Pilot. The indications are relayed in 4 separate counters, with shows for the date, the day of the week, the month, the four-digit yr and the perpetual moon part for the northern and southern hemispheres. It additionally has a small second and an influence reserve indicator. The arms, the Arabic numerals, the markers and all of the inscriptions on the dial are chosen in emerald inexperienced Petronas (yr excluded).
The case is manufactured from matte black zirconium oxide and homes the delicate module of the interior perpetual calendar that routinely detects the variety of totally different days of a month and would require no adjustment earlier than 2100. The titanium case again presents a sapphire window caliber 52615, which is a part of the brand new era of actions launched in 2015 by IWC. Up to date the 7 day computerized motion, this new caliber nonetheless retains the identical quantity of power however is now delivered with a double barrel structure (for higher torque administration). It’s outfitted with a number of ceramic wheels, extra immune to put on than conventional alloys: the winding ratchets and the automated wheel are black ceramic, whereas the skeletonized rotor is supplied with golden inlay with two checkered F1 racing flags.
In short : 46.5 mm diameter x 15.6 mm excessive – black ceramic case, carbon fiber dial, titanium caseback with sapphire crystal – 60 mm seal – 52615 caliber , in-house – computerized with Pellaton winding – 7-day energy reserve – Black calfskin strap with emerald inexperienced stitching Petronas – Ref. IW503003 restricted to 10 items – EUR 40,600
IWC Pilot Watch Chronograph Version "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport" (Ref IW389005)
True to the spirit of motorsports, this Pilot watch is supplied with a flyback chronograph to measure elapsed instances. The black ceramic case measures 44.5 mm at a peak of 15.6 mm and, just like the perpetual calendar, encompasses a racy carbon fiber dial. The hours and minutes elapsed are displayed in white on the sub-dial at 12 o'clock, whereas the small seconds seem in a sub-dial at 6 o'clock, this time with the emerald inexperienced Petronas marks. A date window at three o'clock and enormous numbers and white Arabic numerals full the image. This new watch is near each the instances, actions and specs of the current version of the "Blue Angels" chronograph.
Outfitted with the rollback function, a single press of the reset button means that you can restart the timing immediately. The underside of the sealed case additionally options two F1 Race checkered flags to guard the automated chronograph motion – caliber 89361 – in addition to the tender iron inside case for magnetic subject safety. Flying at 28,800 rpm or 4Hz, the motion gives 69 hours of battery life.
In short : 44.5 mm diameter x 15.6 mm excessive – black ceramic case, carbon fiber dial, sealed titanium case – 60 m watertight – 89361 gauge – self-winding chronograph – 69h energy reserve – black energy reserve – black calf strap with emerald inexperienced seams Petronas – réf. IW389005 restricted to 50 items – 16,700 EUR
The perpetual calendar of the IWC "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport" IWC Pilot Watch IW503003 and the chronograph of the IWC "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport" IWC Pilot Watch IW389005 at the moment are obtainable at IWC shops or licensed sellers .
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