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. They come in two options, a black embossed calfskin and a green rubber strap.
The team watch is available for purchase exclusively online at iwc.com. To celebrate this new endeavour, both team cars will be proudly featuring the IWC logo on the halo of the W13 race car for the Miami race.
The Pilot's Watch Chronograph 41 Edition "Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team" (Ref. IW388108) is crafted from lightweight and remarkably rigid grade 5 titanium. Offering the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metal, titanium is also widely used in automotive engineering to produce car parts subject to immense stresses, such as engine valves. In addition, titanium is also highly corrosion-resistant. After machining and sandblasting, the surface retains an attractive greyish shimmer. A black dial with printing and luminescence in the team's signature shade of green complement the distinctive design.
The IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, a chronograph movement in classic column-wheel design consisting of 231 individual parts, is visible through a sapphire glass back. The bi-directional pawl winding system builds up a power reserve of 46 hours.