Motorsport and watches are two sides to a coin with the same thought philosophy being embedded in their DNA. On the occasion of the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting, IWC Schaffhausen and Hot Wheels are returning to this hallowed place of all things motorsport with the “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” collector’s set. Limited to 50 pieces, the IWC x Hot Wheels “Racing Works” collector’s set contains the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” and the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Edition”, presented in a metal toolbox. The first set will be auctioned online by international auction house Bonhams with the proceeds going to the Two Bit Circus Foundation.
The first joint project was the release of a premium Hot Wheels Team Transport set in 2020, combining the IWC Racing 300SL with its racing team transporter. The second release was an IWC-exclusive version of the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL, which was made available recently. The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels™ Racing Works” (Ref. IW377904) features a 43-millimeter case made of grade 5 titanium. This type of metal was chosen because it is lighter and harder than steel, highly resistant to corrosion, and often used in automotive engineering. The dark grey matte color along with the case components are first polished and then blasted. The case features a stunning engraving of the Hot Wheels flame logo on its side at 9 o’clock. The black dial is decorated with a subtle chequered racing flag pattern around the chronograph totalizers. Depending on the light, the laser-engraved squares alternate between a lighter and darker shade. Powering the chronograph is the IWC-manufactured 69385 caliber movement, which is visible through the smoked glass case back. The timepiece is fitted on a silver and black 1-piece textile strap, similar to the color scheme of the IWC Racing Mercedes-Benz 300SL.
The set also includes the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Edition”. It’s one of the most detailed 1:64th Hot Wheels models ever created. Only 50 models have been manufactured in Hot Wheels’ prototyping workshop. This version features opening gullwing doors, a faithfully reproduced interior complete with bucket seats, roll cage and red sill trims, full external detailing including clear headlights with the MB Star braces, and racing graphics. As this set will be a limited run of only 50 pieces, the car will take its place as one of the rarest official Hot Wheels models ever released. Quite the collector’s dream, we would say!