Makes & Movements: IWC Pilot’s Watch ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1’ x 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series

Exotic cars and fine handcrafted timepieces complement each other in a similar way that salt and pepper do. They just work. In many cases, watch manufacturers create pieces that tailor to the exotic automotive industry and even specific vehicles altogether. Makes and Movements will be selecting spectacular products available through duPont Registry and pairing them with current or pre-released watches. The diversity of both the vehicles and timepieces will shed light on different brands and help educated on new areas of each industry.


While an 18-year partnership between IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-AMG proves to be successful through an array of special-edition timepiece collections, the performance duo share similar values that establish themselves as industry leaders. The new IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team’ defines itself as an example that bridges the gap between the two areas of expertise, incorporating the same design and performance traits that go into supercar development. For the renowned German automotive brand, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series stands out as an exclusive model that brings an F1-feel to the streets. The IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’ and Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series not only make the perfect pair for the track but also commemorate the long-standing partnership between the two luxury brands.

The First Official Team Watch of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1

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The special-edition release from IWC Schaffhausen x Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 takes shape as the watchmakers most iconic model. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph features a 41mm case design crafted from lightweight titanium, the same high-tech material that went into the the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series’ production. The chronograph dial layout offers timekeeping tools for modern-day motorsports, using Petronas green numerals, indexes, and sub-dials to beautifully display the watch’s functions during any point of the day.

IWC-Manufactured 69385 Caliber Movement

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The engine driving the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is IWC’s in-house 69385 Caliber automatic self-winding movement, which accurately operates its hours, minutes, seconds, date, day, and chronograph functions. Defining itself as the brand’s most versatile sports watch, the Pilot’s Watch holds a lengthy 46-hour power reserve and 100-meter water resistance for the most active lifestyle. A sapphire backcase showcases the intricate movement in action, while the crystal includes green etchings that signify the special collaboration with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. Keeping the Mercedes-AMG Petronas theme alive, IWC Schaffhausen fits each example with a Petronas green rubber or black nylon strap that uses a state-of-the-art interchangeable quick release system. The all-new IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team’ is currently available through an authorized dealer with a price tag of $8,232

IWC Bracelet Quick-Change System

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Why To Buy

The IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team’ is the next deserving watch for any collection because of its title as the first-ever Official Team Watch of Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1. Being a nod to one of the most winning Formula 1 teams in history, motorsport and watch enthusiasts will forever see this example as a piece of history. Click on the link below to shop the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition ‘Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team’ and all other luxury timepieces from IWC Schaffhausen.


The Mercedes-Benz Black Series division first caught traction in 2006 with the SLK 55 AMG Coupé Black Series, representing the performance and driving technology limits of each model. Almost 16-years later, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series embodies a rich history of performance as the Mercedes-Benz’s most exclusive and powerful production vehicle in its fleet. As the track-inspired beast that holds the glory of being a legal road production model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series focuses on delivering a one-of-a-kind Formula 1-inspired feel to the community of dedicated owners, collectors, and enthusiasts. And with only 1,700-chassis available worldwide, the German supercar is viewed as one of the most exclusive and desirable examples to roll off the production line at Mercedes.

Cirrus Silver Metallic With Carbon Fiber Highlights

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The exterior styling of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series features a lightweight design that enhances the balance between aerodynamics and performance, using titanium and carbon fiber as the weight-saving materials adopted from its F1 Team. An aggressive motorsport front end presents an open AMG-specific radiator grille that comes directly from an AMG GT4 racing car design, which works in unison with a huge fixed wing to provide both cooling and downforce throughout the supercar. A set of matte black AMG 10-spoke forged wheels act as the traction grabbing source once power is engaged, with an AMG big brake system that helps to corner on a race track a breeze. The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series highlights design and technological advancements, while incorporating historical aspects from the models that came before it.

DINAMICA Microfiber & Carbon Fiber Interior

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A motorsport-inspired design finds its way into the driver-oriented interior of the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, focusing on delivering a one-of-a-kind driving experience for anyone behind the wheel. While the interior configuration includes two available specs, the more vibrant style includes DINAMICA Microfiber with exposed carbon fiber accents and additional contrast stitching. An exclusive pair of carbon fiber AMG bucket seats lock you into what seems to be the ride of a lifetime. Information and media are all displayed on a 10.25 multimedia display that has three AMG-specific graphic styles: Classic, Sporty, or Supersport. When the Supersport theme is selected, a central rev counter and additional information are shown on the display.

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 (720HP/590-FT-LB)

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The power plant that generates over 720-horsepower and 590-ft-lb of torque to the rear wheels of the AMG GT Black Series is a hand-crafted 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8, each of which signed by the engineer who assembled it piece by piece. Fit with a sophisticated and responsive 7-speed AMG Speedshift DCT transmission, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series catapults from 0-60mph in just 3.2-seconds, with an astonishing top speed of 202mph. With the job of continuing the iconic legacy of Mercedes-AMG’s Black Series division, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series proves to be the perfect successor.

Why To Buy

The 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series is the best new addition to any garage because of its historical value as a performance icon for the brand, providing pinnacle design and power qualities. The AMG GT Black Series also comes available as a production series of only 1,700-chassis worldwide, making each example a rare sighting for any collector or enthusiast. Alongside horsepower and production numbers, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series offers a track-like experience with driving dynamics that make it comfortable for any driver level. View all of the current Mercedes-AMG GT for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking on the link below.


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