Inspired by the “Grand Edition”: Mercedes-AMG and IWC Schaffhausen unveil the Big Pilot’s Watch
AMG G 63
- The timepiece combines an elaborately finished 18-carat Armor Gold® case with a textured black
dial and a black rubber strap with microfibre inlay
- The white outer rings of the sub-dials for the power reserve and the small seconds mimic
the distinctive headlights of the G-Class
- The design of the Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63 is inspired by the
Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Grand Edition”
Affalterbach/Graz/Schaffhausen. Developed to meet purely functional requirements, they evolved over the years into modern icons while retaining their utilitarian origins: The Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Big Pilot’s Watch from IWC Schaffhausen share a similar story. These parallels are now distinctively expressed in the new Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63 (Ref. 501201), the design of which is inspired by the recently launched Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Grand Edition” (WLTP: fuel consumption combined: 16.0 l/100km, CO₂ emissions combined: 363 g/km)1.
“In the 20th year of our partnership with Mercedes-AMG, we are adding another edition to our legendary line-up of special Big Pilot’s Watches. Inspired by the typical design elements of the G-Class and the bold colour scheme of the recently launched Grand Edition, the striking design of the Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63 is luxurious and almost exuberant.”Christian Knoop, Chief Design Officer IWC Schaffhausen
The special edition watch is characterised by the contrast of black and gold. In keeping with this, the case and crown of this exceptionally fine timepiece is made of 18-carat Armor Gold®. This innovative material has a modified microstructure, which makes the case significantly harder and more wear-resistant than made from conventional red gold. The combination of sand-blasted surfaces and polished edges gives the timepiece a top-class, contemporary character. The black dial is distinguished by a relief-effect technical texture inspired by the front grilles and air intakes of Mercedes-AMG performance cars. While the numerals and indices on the classic Big Pilot’s Watch are printed, the AMG G 63 edition features three-dimensional appliques. They are coated in black using PVD (physical vapor deposition – a vacuum-based form of thin-film technology) and filled with beige luminescent material. The white rings of the sub-dials for the small seconds at 9 o’clock and
the power reserve at 3 o’clock mimic the headlights of the G-Class.
The Big Pilot’s Watch AMG G 63 is available immediately through IWC boutiques, authorised retail partners, or online at IWC.com. In addition, the timepiece can be registered for the My IWC care program, benefitting from a 6-year extension to the standard 2-year International Limited Warranty provided by IWC Schaffhausen.
The Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Grand Edition” – special model in matt black with gold-coloured accents With the recently launched Mercedes-AMG G 63 “Grand Edition”, Mercedes-Benz is highlighting the exceptional status of the performance off-roader, which has been part of the legendary off-road family’s portfolio since 2002. Limited to 1,000 units, the special model is painted in MANUFAKTUR night black magno, with gold-coloured details creating an exciting visual contrast. They emphasise the particular design elements that trace the direct lineage of the modern off-road icon to the first G model from 1979. The “Grand Edition” of the Mercedes-AMG G 63 can be ordered as of now starting at 228,896.50 euros2, including the expressive equipment package.