Cover The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One team finally gets their own IWC watch

From an IWC in Petronas green to an eco-friendly Panerai, these are the watches to look out for in May 2022

IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team

Unveiled at the Miami Grand Prix last week, this is actually the first official Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team watch despite IWC having been its engineering partner since 2013. This chronograph watch is currently being worn by the record-breaking team's racers, world champion Lewis Hamilton and George Russell, as well as its engineers, mechanics, strategists and more.

It boasts an extremely lightweight but remarkably rigid grade 5 titanium case that is sandblasted to achieve a grey shimmer. The indications on the black dial are coated in luminescent green inspired the green of the Petronas logo. The same hue appears on the rubber strap, which can be swapped out for a black leather strap. Available online only. 

See also: All the New Omega Watches in Green

Panerai Submersible QuarantaQuattro eSteel

Panerai has undertaken a serious commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. Material innovation is one of the ways it's adopting to meet this goal, and it has partly achieved this with eSteel, a metal of which more than 50 per cent is composed of recycled materials. Despite this, eSteel possesses the same properties as conventional steel, including identical chemical behaviour, physical structure and resistance to corrosion.

The Submersible dive watch is the latest to receive this sustainable treatment. The green factor extends even to the strap—two, in fact, for each watch, a recycled PET fabric strap and a recycled rubber strap. Available in green, deep blue or grey.

See also: Panerai Ventures Into the NFT World


Bell & Ross BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada

The BR 05 gets a sleek new look with design cues from Cuban cigars. The chronograph now comes in a matt brown dial with counters framed by gold rings. Red, evoking cigar bands, adorns the stopwatch hands. The polished steel case is enlivened by a bezel and central lugs in rose gold. Each watch comes in a collector's box with varnished ebony on the outside and cedar on the inside.

See also: Inside the Bell & Ross Launch of BR 05 Chrono Edición Limitada at Coppersmith

Corum Admiral

The latest Admiral takes on a striking new look with an openworked dial and a carbon case incorporated with green Superluminova. The look is quite unique thanks to the carbon fibers that are positioned in different positions and melted together at specific temperatures and pressures. 

See also: Corum Showcases The New Golden Bridge Collection At Nobu KL

Frederique Constant Classics Heart Beat Moonphase Date

Famed for revealing its heartbeat—a.k.a. the balance wheel—on the dial at 12 o'clock, the new Classics Heart Beat Moonphase Date is in a 40mm steel case with a handsome deep blue dial. The centre is decorated with Clou de Paris, with the moon phase sitting amidst this ancient motif. There's no aperture for the date; instead, it's indicated via a fourth hand running along the date track in the outer dial. 


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