Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Truffelhunter

From Gorilla -
Courtesy of Gorilla Watches
Just when I thought I had enough Gorilla Watch goodness in my life, Lukas Gopp and Octavio Garcia had to get out the big guns and drop this one on me!

This is Fastback GT Truffelhunter.  The inspiration is based on a Porsche that had been designed for the 24 hours of Le Mans back in 1971, per Gorilla -

The Fastback GT Truffelhunter commemorates the outlandish livery of the 917/20. A Stuttgart born one-off prototype developed to race as an aerodynamics test car at the 24 hours of LeMans in 1971.

The track car’s extreme width, shortened length, and deep, rounded wheel wells inspired the factory design team to create the now-legendary pink body color, butcher-cuts style graphics and nickname the car “Truffelhunter” aka “Pink Pig.”

The Truffelhunter made a single appearance at LeMans, crashing shortly before the end of the competition due to brake failure. Despite not finishing the race, the cars strikingly unique livery won the hearts and minds of motorsports fans around the world.

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And for another take on the car that inspired it, here's something from Jalopnik -

Say Oink To The Trufflehunter of Zuffenhausen

So, Lukas and Octavio, this puts me in a weird place as I now don't know whether to say thank you or f-you! 

I had said I had enough, I felt I was done with wanting, longing, craving. I felt that there were enough Gorillas in my midst (see what I did there?), and just like a side order of bacon that I should have the self-control to walk away from,  Gorilla has lured me back yet again!

Here are the pertinents  - but as this one is limited to 500, I am asking that only 499 of you pursue this one ; )
Courtesy of Gorilla Watches


Miyota 90S5, self-winding,
4 Hz, stop seconds, exposed balance wheel, personalized oscillation weight


Hour, minute, sweeping seconds


Woven forged carbon case, ceramic bezel, anodized aluminum pinstripe, screw-down titanium crown for improved water resistance


Open titanium caseback, engraved, sapphire crystal


Applied rhodium plated numerals, anodized aluminum flange, hands and hour markers filled with white Superluminova


Scratch resistant sapphire,
anti-reflective coating on both sides


Bicolor Viton rubber


Titanium pin buckle


44 mm case diameter
48.5 mm with crown guard


13 mm


110 grams


100M / 330FT / 10ATM

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