Meet the technology and boldness of the IWC Big Pilot Constant Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners, just for the AMG One Owners…
About a week ago, Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division unveiled its most advanced, complex and powerful supercar ever. We often hear the concept of “road racing” or brands applying F1 technology to sports cars. The concept has never been rolled out to the new Mercedes-AMG One, which is powered by nearly the same engine as Lewis’ F1 car, the hybrid 1.6-liter turbo used in the 2016 Mercedes F1 W07 V6…built in the UK using the same facilities as the current MB F1 car. So, speaking of watch pairings, learn about the partnership between IWC and AMG, which watch can you offer the owner of this $2 million car? You certainly can’t just do a simple time. So you created the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners IW590502.
In short, this Mercedes-AMG One may be the most advanced, F1-derived road car ever made. The engine… comes straight from a real Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car (2016 W07), using the same hybrid technology with little to no tuning down. The result is a combined power of 1,060 hp, an internal combustion engine revving at 11,000 rpm, four electric motors, Formula 1-style MGU-K and MGU-H technology, and an engine that needs to be completely refurbished after 50,000 km…if the chassis and body Completely bespoke for this car, everything is related to what is used in F1 cars. Yes, before electricity changed the game, this kind of thing was crazy, probably the last.
With these specs in mind, what kind of watch can you offer this car? As we mentioned, not even a simple custom-designed chronograph automatic watches replica can do the job. You need something unique. But you also need an engine to match. IWC has found the answer in this new watch exclusively for owners of the Mercedes-AMG ONE (275 examples will be built, which will definitely be less when it comes to watches). Inside is the Schaffhausen brand’s most advanced movement Constant Force Tourbillon.
The watch itself isn’t entirely new, as we’ve seen the design and movement in previous IWC models, such as Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition IWC Racing. This movement is also used in the Portuguese Constant Force Tourbillon 150 Years Edition. This new reference IW590502 is basically the same as the IWC race car, with new materials and new colors.
The 46.2mm case is based on the classic BP design, featuring an oversized diamond-shaped crown and a large dial opening. The new product is a titanium aluminide (TiAl) material. This high-tech material is lighter, harder, corrosion-resistant and biocompatible than conventional titanium, and belongs to the group of intermetallic compounds. Due to the specific mixing ratio of titanium and aluminum, the atoms and electrons are arranged in a specific way. This allows the material to have certain non-metallic properties in addition to the classical properties of metals. In the case of TiAl, its high temperature resistance is outstanding. For this reason, the material is used in the turbine blades of modern jet engines, where light weight and temperature resistance are essential requirements. Its special properties also make it ideal for high-performance engine components in motorsport. The disadvantage is that this material is particularly difficult to process. It features a polished and sandblasted finish with a titanium screw-down crown and a Ceratanium caseback ring. A thin ring in AMG-Petronas green marks the transition between the polished and sandblasted parts of the case.
The black dial of the Big Pilot’s Watch Constant-Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners IW590502 is a classic of the collection, with oversized luminous hands and application markers. It features a bi-moon for the northern and southern hemispheres, a power reserve indicator and light green AMG-Petronas accents. The highlight is, of course, the huge tourbillon regulator and its constant-force mechanism at 9 o’clock.
The in-house calibre 94800 is a rather large hand-wound engine, regulated by this special device that compensates for the two main problems of mechanical movement: the effect of gravity on the regulating mechanism and the reduced torque of the mainspring when it is unwinding . The one-minute tourbillon is enclosed in a constant-force device that separates the escapement from the direct power passing through the gear train and transmits the pulse of energy evenly to the escape wheel.
The IWC Big Pilot’s Watch Constant Force Tourbillon Edition AMG One Owners IW590502 is worn on a new integrated two-tone rubber strap using a so-called multi-component injection molding process. It is available in black and green and features the Mercedes star in Gemini green. nadal watch price
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – IWC BIG PILOT’S WATCH CONSTANT-FORCE TOURBILLON EDITION AMG ONE OWNERS
Case: Diameter 46.2mm x H13.5mm – Titanium Aluminide (TiAl) case – Titanium screw-down crown – Ceratanium caseback with sapphire crystal – Top convex sapphire crystal with AR coating to prevent displacement due to drops in air pressure – 60m waterproof
Dial: Matte black dial – Rhodium-plated hands with SLN application markers – Light green AMG-Petronas decoration
Movement: Manufacture Caliber 94800 – Manual winding – 41 jewels – Tourbillon with integrated constant force mechanism – 18,000 vibrations/hour – 96 hours power reserve (4 days) – Hours, minutes, small tourbillon seconds, Moon phase display for northern and southern hemispheres, power reserve indicator
Strap: Integrated black and green rubber strap with pin buckle