Exclusively available for the fortunate few to have put pen to paper for the recently revealed Mercedes-AMG One, IWC Schaffhausen has released the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition “AMG One Owners”. 

AMG One

The “AMG One Owners” model is endowed with the Swiss luxury horologist’s patented constant-force mechanism. So, how does it work? This complication can disengage the escapement from the direct power through the wheel train and transmit completely even impulses of energy to the escape wheel. 

As a result, the balance wheel oscillates with virtually the same amplitude even as the torque in the mainspring diminishes. IWC says, “In combination with the tourbillon … this ensures a highly exact rate.” 

The timepiece is driven by the watchmaker’s 94800 calibre movement. Housed within a titanium case, the manually wound unit offers a generous power reserve of 96 hours. The case back is fashioned from Ceratanium, a material based on a “special” titanium alloy. 

“We have engineered a timepiece that represents the pinnacle of watchmaking”

Inspired by the AMG One, the watch’s power reserve display is reminiscent of a tachometer. The louvred, ring-shaped structure on the outer part of the dial takes inspiration from the hybrid hypercar’s front air inlets. ‘Petronas green’ detailing can be found all around. 

Mercedes-AMG ONE

The timepiece is presented on a two-tone rubber strap, manufactured using a multi-component moulding process. The outside and inside are finished in black and green, respectively. Numerous Mercedes stars finished in ‘Petronas green’ can be found on the strap. 

“The Mercedes-AMG One sets a new benchmark in automotive engineering. It is absolutely remarkable to see Formula 1 technology outside the racing track in the usual urban context. To accompany its launch, we have engineered a timepiece that similarly represents the pinnacle of watchmaking and material science. It combines one of our technically most advanced movements and complications with high-end performance materials such as titanium aluminide (TiAl) and Ceratanium,” said Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.