Hot WheelsTM has always been the gateway for a lot of kids to be introduced to the automotive world and now an unlikely partnership with a luxury watch company has been introduced. IWC’s Pilot Chronograph has been a staple for the company and a very iconic watch and this partnership has sparked a lot of interest from collectors as it also comes with one of the most detailed and rarest Hot Wheels cars ever made.
Besides the watch one of the biggest interests from collectors is the Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Edition” that is included with the watch. It is one of the most detailed 1:64th Hot Wheels model ever created and only 50 models have been created. It features opening gullwing doors, a fully reproduced interior complete with bucket seats, roll cage and red sill trims and full external detailing. This model is also going to be one of the rarest Hot Wheels models ever released and thus depending on the person asking they are either buying the watch for the watch or for the car.
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot WheelsTM Racing Works” has a 43mm case and is made out of grade 5 titanium. It features a 69385 Calibre automatic movement that has a power reserve of 46 hours and can be seen through the case back however it is partially blocked by the emblem on the back which features the number 68. Which is a subtle not to 1868 and 1968 when IWC and Hot WheelsTM were respectively founded. It is water resistant to 60m and comes with sapphire crystal on the front and case back. It has a black and grey checkered flag pattern on the dial which pairs perfectly with the included black and grey NATO strap.
This watch is only limited to 50 pieces worldwide and is selling for $10,000, however due to the high demand finding one would pose a very difficult challenge. There is one going on auction until the 22nd of October 2021 through Bonhams, the other 49 units are available through authorised dealers online. If you do manage to win it through the online auction you will get the Number One of 50 IWC x Hot WheelsTM Racing Works Collector’s Sets and a virtual tour of the IWC Manufacturing base and a pair of signed driving gloves belonging to Austrian driver Laura Kraihaimer. To check out the auction click here.