1934 Mercedes W 25 Returns to Klausen Hill Climb

by Kenny Hoeschen

Watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to bring a legend of racing back to the roads where it began, by returning a 1934 Mercedes-Benz W 25 Silver Arrow (Silberpfeil) to the Klausen Hill Climb race in Switzerland. In 1934, Rudolf Caracciola drove a W 25 up the course in a record-setting time of 15:22.20 minutes – a record that still stands today on the 21.5 kilometers of the original course.

The car sounds absolutely astounding and it’s funny to hear Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton describe his experience driving one.

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IWC also commemorated the event with a limited edition watch, the Ingenieur Chronograph Silberpfeil, which includes a stopwatch to time your own hill climb. The watch has an image of the Mercedes-Benz car on the back and retails for $13,100(USD) if you’re interested.

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