The 2016 Formula 1 European Grand Prix takes place this weekend in Baku, Azerbaijan in a race that is designed to be the fastest street circuit competition in the world. Formula 1 architect Herman Tilke sought out to create the six kilometer race course in the Caspian Sea city that would be exciting and thrilling to both race car drivers and fans.
Top Formula One drivers: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg of Team Mercedes, Valtteri Bottas of Team Williams, Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez of Team Force India and Sebastian Vettel of Team Ferrari are all competing in the the competition which concludes on Sunday.
While nothing compares to the exhilaration of driving in a high-speed racing competition such as the Grand Prix, several watchmakers including MOMO Design, Perrelet, Oris and Porsche Design capture the exuberance and fast-paced excitement of the experience with timepieces inspired by these competitions.
MOMO Design has long been affiliated with the Formula One competitions since the brand started producing accessories for wheels and steering wheels of Ferrari touring cars featured in Formula One races during the 1970’s.
The MOMO Design Dive Master Chronograph is ideal for high-speed adventures wherever the journey may take you. The robust black ion-plated stainless steel case in a satiny brushed finish is presented on an attractive textured black rubber strap. The unidirectional rotating ceramic bezel with engraved markers encircles the black dial with three sub-dials, a date calendar, luminous sword hands, baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. Additional features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back for water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. MOMO Design chronograph is 48mm in diameter and 15mm thick.
With a spinning turbine dial that runs like a well-tuned engine, the Perrelet Turbine Automatic chronograph is certain to put your wrist on the fast track. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s timepiece offers precision craftsmanship and design. The highly pronounced case in black ion-plated stainless steel is presented on a high-performance black rubber strap.
The stationary 18K rose gold bezel with a black tachymeter top ring surrounds the intricate black turbine dial with a 30-minute center sub-dial, a date window, luminous rose gold-tone hands and Arabic numeral markers. The exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters. Perrelet men’s watch is 47mm in diameter and 16mm thick.
Porsche race cars have made it to the finish line of many Formula One competitions and the Porsche Design Flat Six Automatic watch is certain to put your wrist in first place. This outstanding Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in ultra-durable, black PVD coated stainless steel.
The stationary bezel with screened markers surrounds the vibrant red dial with luminous baton hands and Arabic numeral markers. A window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. The exhibition case back lets you see the automatic movement inside. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and screw-down crown for water-resistance to 100 meters. Porsche Design men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
Oris has been the sole watch supplier to BMW Formula One racing cars since 2003 and the Oris Artix GT Calobra Limited Edition watch will give you the competitive edge. This racing-inspired, Swiss-made men’s watch has a premium grade stainless steel case with a contrasting brushed and polished finish. The handsome black leather strap with attractive pierced detail is patterned after the steering wheel cover on a touring race car. The strap has a push-button deployment clasp buckle for added convenience.
The black ceramic tachymeter bezel with green screened markers surrounds the black dial with luminous sword hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Features include a date window at the 3 o’clock hour and scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters. Oris men’s watch is 44mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
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