IWC Schaffhausen premieres its new Spitfire collection campaign movie, starring brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton. The five-time Formula 1 World Champion appears alongside a Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow race car (what else, given his allegiance to the Mercedes team in F1!) and a Silver Spitfire aircraft.
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IWC is releasing this film as part of an extensive global advertising campaign revolving around its new Pilot’s Watches. In the movie, Lewis Hamilton is driving the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W 125 around the Goodwood Race Track, when a Spitfire aircraft overtakes him. Watch the video above for unexpected turn of events.
The new movie is a natural evolution of the 2017 campaign, which also featured IWC brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton. In the previous film, Hamilton used his Ingenieur Chronograph to stop time and halt the Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrow W 196 in its tracks.
While the concept remains the same, the addition of the Spitfire brings together the worlds of vintage motorsport and aviation. By creating a link between these two fundamental pillars of the IWC universe, the film celebrates the brand’s passion for mechanics and engineering. The relationship between Hamilton and IWC builds on the long-standing and fruitful collaboration between the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport.
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