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Mercedes-Benz W25

Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil

to a legend: the Mercedes-Benz Silver W25

The Watch Quote™ — 17th, 2013

An old black-and-white taken at a motor race in in 1936 records a very moment: it shows Albert IWC Schaffhausen’s future Technical walking along the Mercedes-Benz pit and a of W25 Silver Arrow racing In the background we see the Mercedes team and even Mercedes’ well-known manager, Alfred Neubauer. It is a encounter between men with a for engineering: men who use that passion – in watchmaking and motorsport – in the pursuit of and who write technological history. To day, the two disciplines are united by an for precision technology and the quest for efficiency and performance.


An ingenious and a crazy idea

Albert went on to design a pawl mechanism for IWC that was named him. His 85-calibre movement the world’s first bidirectionally automatic movement. Unlike winding systems, which only when the rotor was in one direction, his mechanism wound in directions and was significantly more Pellaton’s invention gave IWC a edge over the competition in the and has been continuously improved since. Today, it plays an role in the Ingenieur watch The Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow international motorsport in the 1930s and in thanks not least to its mechanics. By the of the time, their contribution was remarkable. The Mercedes Silver success story has lasted to day and began with the W25 at the Eifel GP on the in 1934. It was there that von Brauchitsch was first past the flag in a cigar-shaped car that 354 h.p. and was capable of speeds up to 300 The car had already created a furore in the pit before the race even

started. During the official inspection, it proved to be exactly one heavier than the permitted weight of 750 kilograms. At this, von is said to have suggested the white paint to reduce the to the permitted limit. And overnight, is precisely what the mechanics This revealed the gleaming bodywork, which from on gave the W25 and its successors the name Arrow” (German: “Silberpfeil”). The was born.

The merger of two technological icons

In IWC Schaffhausen brings together the names “Ingenieur” and “Silberpfeil” in its new Chronograph Silberpfeil. The thing strikes you most about the in its stainless-steel case is the design. One of the conspicuous features is the circular-grained in silver (Ref. IW378505) or (Ref. IW378511). Circular or “perlage”, is a cloud-like pattern of overlapping circles that is reserved for plates and bridges. it is a tribute to the legendary Mercedes-Benz whose instruments were on a dashboard with a circular-grained The pattern creates a fascinating of light and reflections and gives the Chronograph Silberpfeil its high-quality, inspired look.

The red elements on the silver-plated or brown take up the design of the tachometer and counter. The date display is into the lower counter, maintaining the perfect symmetry of the

Tradition and high technology

The IWC-manufactured 89361 calibre is one of the that fine watchmaking has to offer. The movement enables hours and minutes to be read off as as the time on a subdial, while the stopwatch hand records stop times of up to a minute. in combination with the tachymeter this provides the speed at a reference distance of 1,000 is completed. Another practical for anyone who frequents the world’s circuits is the flyback function for pit-stop times: simply the reset button causes the seconds hand to jump to and immediately starts another sequence. This eliminates the business of successively pressing the reset and start buttons. The Pellaton winding system up a 68-hour power reserve in to no time. Its automatic double-pawl mechanism is 30 per cent more than the one designed by Albert an enhancement of which the ingenious would wholeheartedly have On top of that, the watch’s accuracy is when the chronograph is running or the flyback function is activated.

Mercedes-Benz W25

The Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil has a with a brown leather This likewise takes us to the world of motor racing in the when sturdy leather – on the drivers’ overalls as well as in the and on the car’s bonnet – were omnipresent. Unlike those, the chronograph’s high-quality strap is of finest calfskin, which is with hardwearing rubber on the surface. In this way, the leather look is combined the comfort and long service of rubber. Another option is the bracelet with a fine-adjustment An elaborate engraving of a historic Arrow racing car can be found on the back.

The area of silver arrows

1934 and 1939, Mercedes-Benz won Grand Prix victories and with the Silver Arrow. In Rudolf Caracciola was crowned champion driving the W25: a he repeated with its successor, the in 1937, and in 1938 with the Until 1939, he and the other of the team, such as Manfred von and Hermann Lang, dominated motorsport’s premier discipline. And in Mercedes-Benz celebrated the return of the Arrows to Formula OneTM a one-two victory at the French

Prix. The winner, Juan Fangio, won three more Prix with his W196 R, and the championship. The W196 R dominated the season too. In the seven Prix events that the team won five races, of them one-twos, and Juan Fangio retained his Formula crown. Teammate Stirling became a living legend he won the 1955 Mille Miglia in a new time. After this, retired from motorsport to on series production. Since the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula Team has been vying for again, and is now supported by its Official Partner, IWC Schaffhausen.

IWC Schaffausen

With a clear on technology and development, the Swiss manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been timepieces of lasting value 1868. The company has gained an reputation based on a passion for solutions and technical ingenuity. One of the leading brands in the luxury segment, IWC crafts masterpieces of horlogerie at its finest, combining precision with exclusive

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