In 2016, CHRONOSWISS is partnering the 29th edition of the Kitzbühel Alpine Rally, one of the most beautiful vintage car events in the Alps. On this ccasion, the independent watch brand is unveiling a special edition of its iconic Sirius Regulator model. Issued in a strictly limited 29-piece series, the REGULATOR RALLYE LIMITED EDITION features a galvanized matt black dial and a perforated woven calfskin strap, directly inspired by the gloves won by classic car drivers. As a final distinctive touch, the rally logo also appears on the sapphire crystal caseback of this special edition.
Topped by an aluminum “wheel rim”, the ARTYA RACE MAHOGANY displays the time only when it is on the move, thanks to the transparency effect produced by the wheel rim spinning at full speed. On the back of this watch, a tachometer-shaped carbon fiber oscillating weight sets the perfect final touch to the racing spirit of this model. Inspired by the egendary Nascar races born in the United States in the 1950s, the ArtyA Race Mahogany is issued in a 99-piece limited series.
ROGER DUBUIS has announced a new partnership with the FFF Racing Team, composed of professional drivers and amateurs taking part in GT competitions on several legendary circuits. To celebrate this event, the brand has unveiled an eight-piece limited edition of its EXCALIBUR QUATUOR model. Engaged in a perpetual quest for innovation and precision, Roger Dubuis has equipped this timepiece with a revolutionary system serving to counteract the effects of gravity : four sprung balances teamed with five differentials.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE sponsored the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este the fifth consecutive year. The 2016 edition of this Concours d’Elegance celebrating automobiles as design icons took place from May 20th to 22nd on the shores of Lake Como. The winner was awarded a special version of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE 1. The hand-engraved insignia of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este appears on the back of the white gold case of this “Como Edition”. In a special tribute to the event, Como appears on the rotating city ring to represent Central European Time (CET).
The deep, dark MILLE MIGLIA GTS AUTOMATIC SPEED BLACK by CHOPARD joins the Mille Miglia GTS collection launched in 2015 and inspired by the legendary Italian classic car rally for which the Maison has been serving as official timekeeper and watchmaking partner since 1988. This powerful timepiece issued in a 1,000-piece limited edition is powered by the COSC-certified self-winding Chopard 01.01-M caliber.
TAG HEUER is reissuing its iconic HEUER MONZA this year, designed 40 years ago by Jack Heuer to celebrate Niki Lauda’s first world championship title with Ferarri. This sophisticated masculine chronograph mingles several of the original characteristics – such as the cushion-type case, pulsometer, tachymeter scale and historical logo – with more contemporary touches like the 42 mm grade 5 titanium case.
ZENITH unveils the EL PRIMERO CHRONOMASTER 1969 TOUR AUTO EDITION chronograph, a model paying tribute to the classic speed machines of the Tour Optic 2000 for which the brand with the guiding star has been serving as official timekeeper for the past two years. This 500-piece limited-edition timepieces is distinguished by the famous dial opening at 11 o’clock, revealing the El Primero 4061 automatic movement.
Strongly involved in the world of historical car races, EBERHARD & CO. is celebrating this year the 100th edition of the legendary Targa Florio race and presenting a watch dedicated to this event : the CHAMPION V TARGA FLORIO. Each team will be presented with one of these sporty-looking chronographs bearing the colors of the world’s oldest car race.