The Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team amazes sophisticated audience with its incredible line-up. The first and lasting impression is made by an extraordinary engine, the 2.4 litre V8 Mercedes-Benz FO108X.
The effect is further elevated by the brilliant personnel, which includes Ross Brawn, the highly-awarded Formula One team principle, the seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher and the young promising sportsman Nico Rosberg. Brought together, these outstanding personalities will do their utmost to win the racing competitions to be held in Silverstone and Hockenheim in the nearest future.
The worthy companion is joined by the team’s official timekeeper Graham London. As a part of this on-going relationship, the prestigious watch brand has released its superb Mercedes GP Trackmaster watch.
Inspired by the emblematic design of the Silver Arrows watch, the new Graham watch features an appealing 47 mm case. The timepiece is offset by a steel bezel, embellished with Clous de Paris motif. The case is also equipped with the stainless steel lever and the reset button. On the front side it exposes a domed sapphire crystal with double-sided anti-glare treatment. The same glass is used for the transparent case-back, embossed with “Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One Team” logo. The watch is 100-meter water-resistant.
The Mercedes GP Trackmaster watch is available with two dial executions. The first version comes with a black carbon dial, while the second one features a silver display. At 3 o’clock the face of the watch reveals a black snailed 30-minute counter, circled with a silver rim. This sub-dial is equipped with silver arrows, intended for minute scale. It is joined by a black snailed 60-second counter, located at 9 o’clock. The counter features the internal Mercedes GP Petronas green rim and the external silver rim. The date indication is arranged at 7 o’clock.
The dial also presents silver brass numerals and indexes. Traveling over them are silver brass central hours, minutes and chronograph seconds hands. The special eye-catcher of the new Graham watch is surely a red hand, moving around the 30-minute counter. Another highlight of the display is a white Superluminova-applied sweep seconds hand with a red tip. It is revealed in the smaller seconds counter.
Printed in white or black, the Mercedes GP inscription perfectly completes the successful design at 5 o’clock. The brand’s specialists have opted for black, silver and green, since these are the colors of the official Mercedes GP Petronas logo.
The Graham Mercedes GP Trackmaster watch is powered by an automatic bi-compax chronograph movement - Calibre G1734. Incorporating 27 jewels, it beats to the rhythm of 28,800 vibrations per hour and provides a 50-hour power reserve.
Keeping the watch secured to the wearer’s wrist is an integrated black tyre tread rubber strap, finished with a pin buckle.