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Va-va-Vroom

Join the race action with these motorsport-inspired watches.

By Shannon Lim      14 September 2019

Tissot T-Race Motogp Automatic 2019

$1,890
www.tissotwatches.com

As a leader in the traditional Swiss watch industry, Tissot has been designated official timekeeper for a myriad of global motorsports events. This watchmaker has created a multitude of modern motorsport timepieces, including this piece with a black carbon fibre ring highlighting resistant pieces of the motorcycle, 316L stainless steel case with a touch of rose gold, a see-through case back resembling a wheel, and is water-resistant up to a pressure of 10 bars. Available in a limited edition of 3,333 pieces.

Swatch Darkmeblue YVS460

$245
www.swatch.com

Swiss watchmaker Swatch might be known for its sharp watch designs and witty fashion statements, but not many know that its inception in 1983 was a revolutionary salvo in response to the “quartz crisis” of the watchmaking industry in the 1970s that was brought on by the advent of non-mechanical timepieces. Fast-forward to 2019, Swatch takes on racing-inspired chronograph in its Fall Winter collection with the daring DARKMEBLUE. This timepiece has a tachymeter that runs around the bezel of the watch, three sub-dial chronograph faces and pushers.

Giorgio Piola Shift Collection

US$350 ($475)
www.giorgiopiola.com

The Giorgio Piola brand was launched in 2017 and released its SHIFT collection in August 2019. Check out the classic racing tachymeter on the bezel, tire tread-inspired bands, a buckle the shape of F1 steering wheels, and a Piola F1 technical illustration engraved on the back of each case.

Roue CHR Three Chronograph

US$260 ($355)
www.rouewatch.com

The Roue Watch Company is a micro-brand watch studio that creates timepieces inspired by iconic retro styles borne out of motor culture. Taking its cue from the 1970s motorsport era, from Monaco to Le Mans, this streamlined model is stacked with a high-precision Japanese Miyota Quartz, ultra-scratch resistant sapphire crystal and stainless steel cases. This model also comes with interchangeable leather and sports silicone straps.

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