Mercedes F1 Renew IWC Schaffhausen Partnership

September 18, 2014

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team has extended their partnership with IWC Schaffhausen for a further three years.

The Swiss watch manufacturer became the Official Engineering Partner of the team in 2013 and has now confirmed its commitment until the end of the 2018 season.

In Singapore today, on the eve of the city’s Grand Prix weekend, drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg presented their own IWC Ingenieur Chronograph Editions. These two special edition watches, limited to 250 pieces each, were personally designed by the drivers, working closely with IWC’s skilled watchmakers in Schaffhausen. 

Head of Mercedes-Benz Motorsport, Toto Wolff, commented: “We are delighted to have extended our partnership with IWC Schaffhausen for a further three years and to have the opportunity to continue to work closely with such a prestigious brand.

“Our shared passion for pushing the boundaries of engineering through technical innovation and design are the perfect match for IWC, Mercedes AMG Petronas and our sport of Formula One. We look forward to working in close collaboration with IWC in the years to come and to further contributing to the development of their innovative and beautiful timepieces.” 

Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, said: “We and the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team’s engineers and designers are linked by a common passion for outstanding engineering, skilled craftsmanship and innovation. With the team’s drivers, we share a desire to deliver ultimate precision and unmatched performance.

“Lewis and Nico are not only unique personalities and incredibly successful sportsmen but also very creative. They were both immediately very interested in the idea of launching two limited special edition watches. I’m confident that these unusual timepieces will be equally popular with motorsport enthusiasts and watch connoisseurs.”