Motorsport and watches are two sides to a coin with the identical thought philosophy being embedded of their DNA. On the event of the 78th Goodwood Members’ Assembly, IWC Schaffhausen and Sizzling Wheels are returning to this hallowed place of all issues motorsport with the “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” collector’s set. Restricted to 50 items, the IWC x Sizzling Wheels “Racing Works” collector’s set accommodates the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Version “IWC x Sizzling Wheels Racing Works” and the Sizzling Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Version”, offered in a steel toolbox. The primary set will likely be auctioned on-line by worldwide public sale home Bonhams with the proceeds going to the Two Bit Circus Basis.
The primary joint venture was the discharge of a premium Sizzling Wheels Crew Transport set in 2020, combining the IWC Racing 300SL with its racing crew transporter. The second launch was an IWC-exclusive model of the Sizzling Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which was made accessible lately. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Version “IWC x Sizzling Wheels™ Racing Works” (Ref. IW377904) includes a 43-millimeter case made from grade 5 titanium. Such a steel was chosen as a result of it’s lighter and more durable than metal, extremely proof against corrosion, and infrequently utilized in automotive engineering. The darkish gray matte shade together with the case parts are first polished after which blasted. The case includes a beautiful engraving of the Sizzling Wheels flame emblem on its aspect at 9 o’clock. The black dial is adorned with a delicate chequered racing flag sample across the chronograph totalizers. Relying on the sunshine, the laser-engraved squares alternate between a lighter and darker shade. Powering the chronograph is the IWC-manufactured 69385 caliber motion, which is seen by means of the smoked glass case again. The timepiece is fitted on a silver and black 1-piece textile strap, just like the colour scheme of the IWC Racing Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
The set additionally consists of the Sizzling Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Version”. It’s one of the vital detailed 1:sixty fourth Sizzling Wheels fashions ever created. Solely 50 fashions have been manufactured in Sizzling Wheels’ prototyping workshop. This model options opening gullwing doorways, a faithfully reproduced inside full with bucket seats, roll cage and crimson sill trims, full exterior detailing together with clear headlights with the MB Star braces, and racing graphics. As this set will likely be a restricted run of solely 50 items, the automotive will take its place as one of many rarest official Sizzling Wheels fashions ever launched. Fairly the collector’s dream, we’d say!