A whilst back I did a piece about what I consider to be the ten coolest motorsport-inspired watches you can buy. The list included some fine timekeepers, but it appears like I might have to update it to consist of Omologato’s new, limited-edition timepiece, which pays tribute to the iconic Porsche 917 race automobile.
Although Omologato isn’t the 1st business to create a 917-inspired watch &mdash BRM’s BT-12 46 Gulf is quite neat (and pricey) &mdash this new release pays tribute to the what is arguably the most iconic instance of the race auto. Not such as the Gulf-painted mock-up featured in Steve McQueen’s “Le Mans” film, that is. Especially, Omologato’s timepiece takes inspiration from the No. 23 Porsche Salzburg version that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in 1970.
This is visible in the red, while, and black colour scheme based on the livery of the actual car, as nicely as the 3 small dials. The 1 on the left is red, the center dial is finish in red with white stripes, just like the auto’s front hood, while the 1 on the proper is white and functions the famous number 23. The 22mm black Italian leather strap has Guards Red stitching, although the 43mm face comes in a matte-finished frame with chrome accents, and a “917” insignia at the bottom.
The watch is powered by a Japanese Quartz movement of which Omologato says it delivers the “desirable level of precision, reliability and accuracy that only comes with the quite very best watches.” The 917-inspired timepiece is restricted to only 200 examples and every single will be sold with an ownership certificate, collectively with a bespoke case. Those who pre-order can choose the number of their watch. Speaking of orders, the timekeeper costs only £339, an inexpensive sticker provided the specifications (also due to the fact that Omologato is a new brand, becoming established in 2015. Deliveries are scheduled to start in January 2017.
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