IWC Schaffhausen also has close links, as partners, with the two Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team drivers: three-time World Champion Lewis Hamilton and his team mate Valtteri Bottas. These exceptional talents are two of IWC Schaffhausen’s Friends of the Brand and share a fascination for mechanical timepieces.
In 2014, as part of a joint design project, two special editions, each limited to 250 watches, were launched: the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” (Ref. IW379602) and the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Nico Rosberg” (Ref. IW379603). Both timepieces have components made of titanium, carbon and zirconium oxide ceramic: in other words, the same materials that are also used in the construction of Formula 1 racing cars.