Swiss watchmakers IWC Schaffhausen has been a partner of Mercedes-AMG for a number of years. It started with the Mercedes-AMG F1 team years ago. since 2004.
For 2021, IWC and Mercedes-AMG have teamed up to introduce the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG”.
This timepiece is the latest product to celebrate the IWC-Mercedes partnership. The first IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph in titanium is powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 caliber movement and features a carbon fiber dial.
Crafted from automotive engineering materials, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG” (Ref. IW377903) is IWC‘s first 43mm Pilot‘s Watch Chronograph featuring the IWC-manufactured 69385 caliber, as well as the first Pilot‘s Watch Chronograph with a case made of extremely light and scratch-resistant titanium.
The Grade 5 titanium finish gives the watch its matte grey appearance, inspired by AMG‘s signature Selenite Grey Magno paint finish. The dial features precisely woven carbon fiber, a material directly derived from AMG‘s aero components. Having a carbon look, the timepiece takes up a black carbon dial to provide the perfect contrast to the silver chronograph sub-dials, reminiscent of motorsport instruments.
The all-around performance watch is powered by the IWC-manufactured caliber 69385. The chronograph function is controlled by a column wheel, an intricate component with two functional levels. At the caseback, the Mercedes-AMG logo is emblazoned on the tinted sapphire crystal case back. Finally, the timepiece is fitted with a black embossed calf leather strap with contrast stitching and folding clasp.
This timepiece is available at IWC online and retailers. New owners get up to 6 years warranry with an online registration on My IWC care program.
IWC pioneering Swiss watchmaking
In 1868, Florentine Ariosto Jones combined traditional craftsmanship with advanced industrial technology to redefine watchmaking in Switzerland.
On the other hand, Mercedes-AMG was the vision of Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher, who started the AMG vision concept in 1967 in Grossaspach, Germany. Since then, AMG is synonymous with cutting-edge racing technology incorporated into road-going series cars.