Friday, July 11, 2014

50 Years of Abarth

BRM has set loose some very cool chronographs to help celebrate Abarth's 50th Birthday!
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Teaming up with Abarth to release a limited-­‐edition timepiece, Bernard Richards Manufacture (BRM) is honoring the car’s history and heritage with a customized chronograph. Driven by craftsmen and engineered for exceptional performance, BRM watches exemplify technical precision, and the V12-­‐44-­‐BG-­‐Abarth 595 – a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Italian label’s racing colors – underscores the passion for motor sports that defines both brands.

In addition to the special model, BRM is celebrating the country’s automotive legacy as a sponsor for the Concorso Italiano in Monterey Bay, Calif., on August 16. The watchmaker will host award-­‐winning driver Simona de Silvestro for an exclusive autograph session during the event, in recognition of her appointment to the Sauber F1 Team and her partnership with BRM; fans are invited to meet, greet and congratulate de Silvestro at BRM’s Concorso display.

Courtesy of BRM
Developing diverse, global relationships with track mavericks, BRM introduces outstanding, one-­‐of-­‐a-­‐kind timepieces and small series every year, and the Abarth collection is complemented by high-­‐profile collaborations with partners including Marco Andretti, FORZA CCR, Gulf Oil, Historic Sportscar Racing, Simon Pagenaud, the Pirelli World Challenge and many more. Tap into BRM’s online configurator to explore the company’s deliberately racy watches, and go inside the enhanced Abarth edition to find out why the piece is fast becoming a modern icon. 

THE V12-­‐44-­‐BG-­‐ABARTH 595

Movement: Automatic, ETA Valjoux Caliber 7753, modified in-­‐house; 30 mm, height 7.9 mm; 28,800 vph; 46-­‐hour power reserve; chronograph

Case: Polished stainless steel case (316N), 44 mm; ultra-­‐slim 18/8 stainless steel lugs, pushers and case; ultra-­‐slim stainless steel-­‐ specific screws; crystal sapphire front/back; dial customized with Abarth colors; water-­‐ resistant to 100 meters

Band: Black or white leather strap, with green and red stitching; polished stainless steel (316N) buckle comprised of 12 different pieces

Price: $8,950; limited-­‐edition series, 49 models available    

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