IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team
- Tachymeter Chronograph
- Self Winding/Automatic
- Swiss Made
- Brushed & Polished
- 10.00atm / 100.00m / 330.00ft
- Deployment Buckle
The Pilot’s Watch Performance Chronograph 41 Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula OneTM Team (Ref. IW388306/07) features a case made of Ceratanium®. Developed by IWC, this material combines the lightness and structural integrity of titanium with a hardness and scratch-resistance similar to ceramic.
The lightweight material is based on a special titanium alloy forged to IWC’s specifications. The case components are machined from bars using computer- controlled turning and milling centres. Afterward, they are elaborately finished by hand and fired in a kiln at high temperatures. During this firing process, a phase transformation occurs, and the material’s surface obtains properties similar to ceramic and its striking matte black finish. One version is fitted with a black rubber strap with a Ceratanium® pin buckle (Ref. IW388306). The other version features a Ceratanium® bracelet with an integrated folding clasp (Ref. IW388307).