Sharing the same commitment to technical excellence and uncompromising quality, IWC and Mercedes-AMG celebrates their long-standing partnership started in 2004 with a new timepiece, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “AMG” ref. IW377903. The new model is IWC‘s first 43 mm Pilot‘s Watch Chronograph featuring the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre, as well as the first Pilot‘s Watch Chronograph with a case made of light and scratch-resistant titanium. Measuring 43 mm x 14.9 mm, it is water resistant up to 6 bar (60 metres / 200 feet). The Grade 5 titanium finish gives the watch its matte grey appearance, inspired by AMG‘s signature Selenite Grey Magno paint finish.
Protected by a sapphire crystal secured against displacement caused by drops in air pressure, the dial is obtained from carbon fibres, which are processed on weaving machines into textile structures, giving the end product its characteristic woven “carbon look”. The silver chronograph sub-dials stand out clearly against the black background, creating an ensemble that reminds the instruments of a sport car.
The movement of choice is the IWC-manufactured calibre 69385, a robust 4Hz (28,800 vph) movement whose chronograph function is controlled by a column wheel. Enabling stop time measurements of up to 12 hours, this self-winding movement guarantees 46 hours of autonomy. The Mercedes-AMG logo is emblazoned on the tinted sapphire crystal case back. Matched to a black embossed calf leather strap with contrast stitching and folding clasp, the new IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition AMG ref. IW377903