Ahead of the Grand Prix in London, exclusive best replica IWC Schaffhausen wristwatches created in honour of Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ Team, is being auctioned by Bonhams in aid of the charitable initiative Ignite.
The AAA UK fake IWC Big Pilot’s Watches Perpetual Calendar Edition “Toto Wolff x Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” is a one-off model, designed with input from Toto himself, including a red ring around the crown, a reference to the red hat worn by a cherished friend, fellow F1 legend Niki Lauda.
The perfect replica watches offered is the very last available – number 50 – of the limited edition of 100 timepieces and is offered as part of a one-off package which includes a behind-the-scenes tour of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team Operations Centre and HQ in Oxfordshire, plus an exclusive 10-minute video call with Toto Wolff himself.
A must for any motor racing enthusiast – and particularly any Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 fan – this unique package, estimate £40,000 – 100,000, is offered in a dedicated one-lot online auction is now live and runs 15.00 BST, 7 July.
All proceeds from the sale will go to Ignite, a joint charitable initiative operated by Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1™ and Sir Lewis Hamilton to support greater diversity and inclusion in Motorsport.
Reflecting, Toto Wolff, Team Principal & CEO of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team, said: “After almost a decade of partnership, it is an honour and a privilege to have been asked to design high quality copy watches with IWC Schaffhausen. For me, it had to be a Big Pilot’s Perpetual Calendar. The luxury replica watches uses Ceratanium, a material that stands for robustness and strength, two features that are very important to me.
“The dial in bold PETRONAS Green, the colours of our team and of course, I had to add a subtle red collar around the crown and pay tribute to our friend and colleague Niki Lauda. The final design is exactly how I had imagined it to be and I am delighted to donate this special timepiece to the auction and hope to raise as much as possible for the Ignite partnership.”
While Chris Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, added: “Toto Wolff is the outstanding team principal of his generation and the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team has seen unprecedented success under his leadership. Winning a race or a single championship campaign are great achievements in their own right.”
Concluding: “However, Toto’s ability to create a dynamic team driven by a high-performance culture, has led to unmatched consistency and eight consecutive constructors’ titles over the last nine years of his tenure. We are proud to honour this outstanding personality with unique Swiss made super clone IWC Big Pilot’s Watches, and once again join forces with our longstanding motorsport partner in support of a good cause.”