watch – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Mon, 10 May 2021 12:05:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.12 Nissan Fashions One-off Watch from Winning Race Car https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/nissan-fashions-one-off-watch-from-winning-race-car/ https://tiresandparts.net/interaction/blog/nissan-fashions-one-off-watch-from-winning-race-car/#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 11:04:05 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27794 Nissan fashioned a one-off watch from the components of its race-winning Datsun 510 model. The watch was given as a gift to the vehicle’s driver, the renowned racing legend John Morton. He had driven the car to consecutive SCCA Trans-Am Championships in the early 1970s. Morton received the watch from Nissan during an event at […]

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Nissan fashioned a one-off watch from the components of its race-winning Datsun 510 model. The watch was given as a gift to the vehicle’s driver, the renowned racing legend John Morton. He had driven the car to consecutive SCCA Trans-Am Championships in the early 1970s.

Morton received the watch from Nissan during an event at the Historic Sportscar Racing Mitty, which was held at Road Atlanta on April 25. In typical Morton style, he was not just a bystander at the event. He took to the wheel of a 1970 BRE Datsun 240Z. The 510 that was used as a source of components for the watch Morton received is currently on display (with a replacement chin spoiler) in Nissan’s Heritage Collection in Tennessee.

Nissam teamed up with REC watched to make the watch from the parts of Morton’s 1971 Datsun BRE 510. The watch was made from the car’s front chin spoiler, which also has yellow accents and Morton’s No. 41 signature on its face. Before it was used for the watch, the spoiler was showcased on an office wall at Nissan’s headquarters as part of a tribute to the Japanese car manufacturer’s racing heritage.

By the time Morton emerged as a winner at the SCCA competition, he was already a veteran racer. He had several wins to his credit, including the national championships title the year before which he won while driving a Datsun 240 Z. He had also had a stint driving a 427 Cobra for Shelby American Racing.

After winning titles for Datsun/Nissan family at Sebring and Le Mans, Morton worked as a stunt driver for Hollywood films like Gumball Rally and Greased Lightning before he returned to the world of racing in the late 1970s.

REC makes all of its watches from bits of motoring and aviation history. Currently, the company’s collection includes watches made from salvaged Porsche 911s, Ford Mustangs, Mini Coopers, and Spitfire airplanes.

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Scuderia Ferrari Primato Watch https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/scuderia-ferrari-primato-watch/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/scuderia-ferrari-primato-watch/#respond Tue, 10 Oct 2017 07:35:04 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=21829 Ferrari has unveiled a limited Edition Swiss Match watch to celebrate the legendary automaker’s 70th anniversary. The Maranello Ferrari team designed the watch to support Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari’s racing division. The watch’s appearance was designed by Ferrari, under the leadership of the Head of Design, Flavio Manzoni.  The limited edition timepiece comes with a carbon […]

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Ferrari has unveiled a limited Edition Swiss Match watch to celebrate the legendary automaker’s 70th anniversary. The Maranello Ferrari team designed the watch to support Scuderia Ferrari, Ferrari’s racing division. The watch’s appearance was designed by Ferrari, under the leadership of the Head of Design, Flavio Manzoni.

 The limited edition timepiece comes with a carbon fiber 44 mm case and dial, stainless steel bezel, rotatable inner ring and a rich Cordura strap. The chassis of the watch has a unique lattice structure

 Painstakingly handcrafted by expert craftsmen at Sellita, the new Ferrari Primato collection chronograph styles are watches that tell time with smooth precision to help Ferrari fans arrive on time in style.  Production is limited to 399 models and the watch has custom engraving on the back of the piece.

 In the UAE, the limited edition watch is available at Hour Choice stores.

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TAG HEUER CARRERA HEUER-01 BLACK CERAMIC WATCH https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/tag-heuer-carrera-heuer-01-black-ceramic-watch/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/tag-heuer-carrera-heuer-01-black-ceramic-watch/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 13:33:32 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19268 The Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic watch is a really sleek version of the company’s signature timepiece that has been made completely in-house. All important components of the watch including its bezel, the 45 mm case, the lugs and the case middle are fashioned from micro-blasted black ceramic. The use of ceramic makes the […]

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The Tag Heuer Carrera Heuer-01 Black Ceramic watch is a really sleek version of the company’s signature timepiece that has been made completely in-house. All important components of the watch including its bezel, the 45 mm case, the lugs and the case middle are fashioned from micro-blasted black ceramic. The use of ceramic makes the watch highly scratch-resistant, durable and very stylish.

When it comes to the movement, the watch has an in-house Calibre HEUER-01 movement. It has a skeleton dial with luminescent black markers and hands. It can be worn for most activities as it is water resistant down to 100 meters. Customers from two kinds of straps: a textured black rubber strap or a matching H-shaped black ceramic link bracelet.

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BIG BANG FERRARI Carbon https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/big-bang-ferrari-carbon/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/big-bang-ferrari-carbon/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:18:51 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=19014 Hublot has continued its collaboration with Ferrari to come up with a new watch named Big Bang Ferrari. The two companies have been close partners from 2011 AND THE Big Bang Ferrari stylishly combines Ferrari’s flair for design with Hublot’s cutting-edge precision. The watch is highly functional but stylish. The minute counter and the date […]

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Hublot has continued its collaboration with Ferrari to come up with a new watch named Big Bang Ferrari. The two companies have been close partners from 2011 AND THE Big Bang Ferrari stylishly combines Ferrari’s flair for design with Hublot’s cutting-edge precision. The watch is highly functional but stylish.
The minute counter and the date window at 3 o’clock position are inspired by a car tachometer and the style of the date is inspired by a Ferrari speed dial. The Prancing Horse logo makes its appearance at the 6 o’clock position while the seconds counter figures as an air extractor at the 9 o’clock position. The hour and minute hands have been completely redesigned to offer improved readability when compared to the previous model, the Big Bang Unico. The numerals are now positioned in line with the indices istead of being placed horizontally, and appear to float above the dial, lending a 3D look to the whole piece.

The bezel has a more ergonomic form and has been redesigned with countersunk notches for the 6 screws. When it comes to the crown, the case middle features a red line detail, reminiscent of the iconic groove to the rear of the LaFerrari model. Like the pedals of a car, the elongated push-buttons are fixed to a rotating staff. The crown guard is similar to the TPE (Turbo Performance Engineer) set in the center of the Ferrari dashboard. The name “Ferrari” is emblazoned in bright red across the watch’s now iconic sandwich-like case construction.

The watch has a Unico movement – the Hublot Manufacture movement that integrates a flyback chronograph with column wheel positioned on the dial side. The oscillating weight echoes the iconic star spoke design of the Ferrari wheel rims, while the main plate, bridges and oscillating weight are all treated with black PVD and can be seen through the dial and sapphire case-back.

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Autodromo Group B Evoluzione Watch https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/autodromo-group-b-evoluzione-watch/ https://tiresandparts.net/lifestyle/hot-products/autodromo-group-b-evoluzione-watch/#respond Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:51:51 +0000 http://tiresandparts.net/?p=18308 The Autodromo Group B Evoluzione watch pays tribute to the glory days of the Group B rally series which featured some really fast and powerful cars with a watch that is technically innovative. The watch which is inspired by the 1980s rally racers comes with an extremely light aluminum case and a Japanese Miyota 9015 […]

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The Autodromo Group B Evoluzione watch pays tribute to the glory days of the Group B rally series which featured some really fast and powerful cars with a watch that is technically innovative. The watch which is inspired by the 1980s rally racers comes with an extremely light aluminum case and a Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic movement. The 42 mm titanium CNC-milled case weighs only 46 grams. The texture of the watch reflects the machining process and since it is deliberately left unfinished, it has an industrial look and feel. The watches are sold along with a handmade aluminum collectors box having four team-colored nylon racing straps which have the same kind of cross-stitching that was seen in the seat-belts of Group B-era racing cars. The watches are available in a limited series edition of 200 pieces. The watch is light, easy to wear, inspired by cars and is truly exclusive. This makes it an essentially accessory for any fan of rallying and of cars in general.

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