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Introducing IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition Hot Wheels IW377904

Once you say pilot’s watch and IWC, you might need jet fighters, High Gun or Spitfire in thoughts. That means, something associated to planes and aviation. However the Schaffhausen-based model has determined to barely enlarge the idea and to make use of the pilot’s assortment additionally for something associated to motorsport, together with in fact the long-lasting relation with Mercedes-AMG and Lewis Hamilton, but in addition to the model’s motorsport crew, IWC Racing. On the event of the 78th Goodwood Members’ Assembly this weekend, IWC and Sizzling Wheels have a good time the return to Goodwood with a brand new restricted version, the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Version IWC x Sizzling Wheels IW377904.

Whereas the model has been largely speaking not too long ago on its Pilot’s Watch assortment, and by that we imply all issues associated to aviation, there’s extra to IWC’s vary of watches than airplanes. Actually, the world of automotive design and motor racing has lengthy been a key ingredient for IWC. From partnerships with Mercedes-AMG and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Method One Group to sponsoring GT and basic automotive races, IWC is carefully concerned with many aspects of motorsport. In 2018, the watchmaker based its personal racing crew, IWC Racing, which has since competed at numerous basic automotive races, racing an outstanding 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing – quantity 68, wearing silver and black. And because the 78th Goodwood Members’ Assembly, happening this weekend within the South of England, marks the comeback of the basic automotive occasion (final yr’s version was cancelled), IWC Racing shall be collaborating with its 300 SL on the legendary Goodwood Motor Circuit, with Austrian racing driver Laura Kraihamer behind the wheel.

For the event, IWC is teaming up with Sizzling Wheels (the world’s bestselling toy with 20,000 designs and over 8 billion vehicles bought) to current a brand new model of its basic Pilot’s Watch Chronograph, the “Version IWC x Sizzling Wheels Racing Works” IW377904. Based mostly on the basic 43mm model of this watch, it’s housed in a blasted titanium case leading to a matte and darker floor. Crown and pushers are completed in the identical vein, giving a stealthy, instrumental look to this version, worn on a silver and black NATO-like textile strap – the colors of IWC Racing’s 300 SL. Different specs are basic, with a sapphire crystal secured towards displacement brought on by drops in air strain and a water-resistance of 60 metres. The left facet of the case is engraved with the Sizzling Wheels flame-like emblem.

IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works IW377904

One other key ingredient of this version is its dial, with a racing-inspired black background with a chequered racing flag sample, contrasting with the black sub-counters with a concentric sample. Relying on the incidence of sunshine, the laser-engraved squares will alternate between a lighter and darker shade. Palms and markers are coated with gray luminous materials to proceed with the gray/black theme. The show is basic to the model’s entry-level chronographs and includes a day-date operate.

Underneath the sapphire caseback with the quantity 68 of the automotive is the IWC Manufacture calibre 69385, an built-in computerized chronograph motion with a column wheel. Working at 4Hz, it’s meant to switch all Valjoux-based ébauches however runs a bit brief on energy reserve at 46 hours.

Availability & Value

The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Version IWC x Sizzling Wheels Racing Works IW377904 shall be a restricted version of fifty items. It comes with a 1/64 Sizzling Wheels mannequin automotive of IWC’s 300 SL, additionally restricted to 50 items (making it one of many rarest Sizzling Wheels fashions ever launched). Each the watch and the mannequin automotive are introduced in a steel toolbox with the instruction guide for the watch, a booklet in regards to the venture and a limitation plate with the person corresponding set quantity. The set shall be priced at CHF 10,900.

IWC Pilot's Watch Chronograph Edition IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works IW377904

As well as, set number one shall be auctioned for charity by Bonhams. Beginning in the present day, potential consumers can place their bids on-line till October twenty second, at this web page right here. The proceeds from the public sale will go to the Two Bit Circus Basis.

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