Coulthard Keeps Time in a Gullwing

Members Meeting | Press Article 17/04/24

Perennial fan favourite, former Grand Prix star David Coulthard, has been trying a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ for size at the 75th Members’ Meeting. IWC Schaffhausen are Official Timing Partner of the Members’ Meeting and showcase its new line-up of Ingenieur watches, the design of which is starkly reminiscent of the first generation of timepieces made by this famous watch-making family in the 1950s and ’60s. The 300SL was made in the same year that the Ingenieur was born. The new collection comprises three automatic models, four IWC-manufactured chronographs and a limited-edition reference with perpetual calendar. Coulthard famously won the 1997 Australian Grand Prix driving a Mercedes-powered McLaren. This was the jumping off point for Mercedes as a dominant player in motor sport’s premier series.

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