Month: December 2012

Pilots Also Have Racing Dreams! Talk About The ‘good Friends’ Of Iwc And Amg!

When it comes to Mercedes-AMG team, friends who have been following the F1 race will not be unfamiliar. Since 2014, Mercedes-AMG has won the F1 team for five consecutive years and is the undisputed pioneer of the new F1 dynasty. Judging from the current F1 races in 2019, the several races that have ended, the twins composed of Hamilton and Bottas, have won the runner-up in multiple consecutive races, whether it is the driver’s points ranking or the team ranking, Mercedes The AMG team is still showing the ‘king style’. On the silver F1 body, we see three familiar letters ‘IWC’. As a partner of the top racing team, IWC’s accomplishments in the field of racing watches are not conspicuous, which also surprised me. The engineer series chronograph watch under the IWC brand has launched a few AMG commemorative watches, which can barely be called racing watches. Looking at the other models of IWC, it is also difficult to find one with track genes. However, this does not prevent everyone’s love for IWC. I also have a lot of fans around IWC, the watches purchased are mainly the Portuguese series and the pilot series. In the author’s opinion, the Portuguese series is more inclined to dress up the watch, with a simple atmosphere, which is more versatile for a relatively formal workplace. The pilot series is even easier to understand. It was originally intended for the aviation crew, and it can also be called a watch that can ‘go to heaven.’ In the watchmaking industry, there are actually not many brands that can make aerospace watches. IWC watches should be called ‘top brands’. As early as the mid 1930s, IWC has been used in the aviation field, can withstand temperature fluctuations between -40 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius, and also has anti-magnetic function. With over 80 years of history, the IWC Pilot’s Watch has now become a popular watch of the brand. Just recently, IWC launched a new Spitfire pilot chronograph watch, a stainless steel case with a green fabric strap, and a price of 43,900 yuan. The 41mm case diameter, the black dial with a luminous layer, its color inspired by the cockpit of the Spitfire, the hands also have a luminous function, the date, day of the week, and timer functions are also equipped. The classic 12 o’clock luminous triangle of the pilot’s watch is also an important symbol of aviation watches. The green fabric strap is not luxurious, but there is a strong ‘military style’. If you don’t like this strap, you can also choose a brown calfskin strap. If the design of the dial is not a surprise to friends who are familiar with IWC. Then the back cover of the new Spitfire Pilot’s Chronograph Watch will definitely be exciting. The British Spitfire with an oval wing, carved on the metal back cover, does have a different appeal to those who have liked military affairs from an early age, or want to become ‘pilots’. Speaking of the IWC-manufactured 69380 movement equipped with this watch, the two-way pawl winding system can provide a 46-hour power reserve, a vibration frequency of 28,800 beats / hour, and a polished surface with Geneva ripple. It is worth mentioning that the new Spitfire Pilot’s Chronograph is also the first time to carry a 69000-type homemade movement. As for the actual performance, we must wait for market feedback. Here, I will not repeat it here. If the Mercedes AMG car on the track is too far away from us, then the Mercedes-Benz AMG series is a high-performance car that can be touched in daily life. When it comes to the AMG series, my favorite model is the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. In terms of appearance, it is actually not much different from the ordinary C-Class in the long run. But when this car is passing by you, its exhaust sound will definitely impress you. Open the door, the ‘flat-bottom’ steering wheel with AMG logo, large-area carbon fiber decoration in the center, and red and black sports seats, full of sporty atmosphere everywhere. However, what I feel most exquisite is the IWC clock on the center control panel, or the three familiar letters. The black-faced dial has a carbon fiber design in the middle and Arabic alphabet marks at 12 and 6 o’clock. It is not news that quartz clocks can be equipped in luxury cars. However, it is really rare that IWC or luxury brand watches can be made into cars. Even Mercedes-Benz is only available on AMG high-profile models like the C63 S. The normal version of the AMG C63 is the version without the S, and there is no! The Mercedes-AMG C63 S uses a 4.0T V8 twin-turbo engine with a maximum horsepower of 510Ps, a maximum torque of 700Nm, and an acceleration of 100 kilometers in only 4 seconds. The power is naturally impeccable. The AMG and C63 S logo at the rear, plus the exhaust pipe on both sides, also hinted, ‘I am not an ordinary C-Class, but a machine that can fly on the ground.’ If the three letters of IWC are representative of precision luxury, then AMG is the representative of performance luxury. In my opinion, what IWC and Mercedes-AMG want to express is actually a kind of extreme beauty, which can be used in the sky or on the track. However, wherever they go, they are an enviable scenery! Who says pilots can’t have racing dreams? (Text / Qiu Xiaozheng)