Calling car enthusiasts who also appreciate a good timepiece and who have a lot of money. Swiss luxury watchmaker, IWC Schaffhausen has partnered with Hot Wheels to release the IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works Collector’s Set that comes with a die-cast classic race car and a beautiful timepiece.
Marking the 78th Goodwood Members’ Meeting and the return to Goodwood, the two brands from seemingly unrelated industries has unveiled the IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works Collector’s Set, featuring the IWC Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works” and a 1/64 scale Hot Wheels Mercedes-Benz 300SL “Racing Works Edition” die-cast collectible, presented in a super cool metal toolbox.
The watch is treated to a racing stripe textile watchband and features a unique ’68’ engraving that denotes 1868 and 1968, the years IWC and Hot Wheels which the respective brands started.
As far as the watch goes, it boasts a 43 mm titanium case, an automatic and self-winding movement, a black dial with luminescent, a convex sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, day and date display, and chronograph function with hours, minutes, and seconds.
The IWC x Hot Wheels Racing Works Collector’s Set has a limited run of just 50 sets, each commanding a cool US$10,000.
In addition, the first set is being set aside and currently auction online by Bonhams. Proceeds of the auction will go to the Two Bit Circus Foundation, a non-profit organization that creates learning experiences for children to inspire entrepreneurship, encourage young inventors, and instill environmental stewardship.
Images: IWC Schaffhausen.