IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN CELEBRATES ITS RETURN TO MIAMI IN VIBRANT PINK
On the occasion of the second Miami Grand PrixTM, IWC Schaffhausen presents a dedicated version of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team with an eye-catching Miami Pink rubber strap. In keeping with Miami’s sun-kissed lifestyle and reflecting the vibrant colors of Ocean Drive, the color pink will accompany the team’s appearance at the upcoming race. In addition, IWC will mark its comeback to Miami with a takeover of Jungle Plaza in the Miami Design District ahead of the race weekend from 3rd – 5th May.
IWC Schaffhausen became the official engineering partner of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team in 2013. This year, the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer celebrates ten years of partnership. As the motorsport’s elite gathers in Florida for the second Miami Grand PrixTM this weekend, IWC proudly presents the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team watch with a Miami Pink rubber strap. The chronograph is the first official team watch IWC has produced for its partner and pays tribute to the passion and determination of the team’s designers, aerodynamicists, race engineers, strategists and mechanics. The pink strap perfectly matches the team’s appearance at the Miami International Autodrome, where eye-catching pink details will be featured on the gloves and shoes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell. The team watch on the pink strap will also be worn by team members present at the race in Miami.
A CHRONOGRAPH IN A MOTORSPORT-INSPIRED MATERIAL
Introduced at the first Miami Grand PrixTM a year ago, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team is crafted from remarkably rigid grade 5 titanium. IWC pioneered this material in the watch industry during the 1980s, when the company introduced the first wristwatch with a titanium case and bracelet. Offering the highest strength-to- density ratio of any metal, titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel. It is also widely used in automotive engineering to manufacture components subject to extreme stains, such as engine valves. In addition, titanium impresses with its corrosion-resistance and skin- friendliness. A black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature PETRONAS green complements the striking design. The chronograph is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement. This robust chronograph movement in a column-wheel design comprises 242 parts and can be viewed through the sapphire glass back. Its bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours in the mainspring.
The existing version of the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team (Ref. IW388108) on a green rubber strap comes in a bundle with a black calfskin strap and will continue to be available online. The new reference on the Miami Pink rubber strap (Ref. IW388114) comes in a bundle with the green strap and can only be purchased online on IWC.com and in the Miami boutique for a limited time. Thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system, the straps can be exchanged quickly and easily, without needing additional tools.
In addition, both timepieces are eligible for registration under the My IWC care program and can benefit from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty.
MERCEDES-AMG PETRONAS FORMULA ONE TEAM
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team is the works team of Mercedes-A MG, competing at the pinnacle of motorsport – the FIA Formula OneTM World Championship.
Formula One is a sport like no other. Combining elite teamwork, cutting-edge technologies and innovation, high-performance management and exceptional driving skill, teams develop race cars capable of competing against their rivals in a high-octane environment that spans upwards of 20 races across five continents throughout each season.