Sunday, July 31, 2005

Girard-Perregaux F1 053

Celebrating Ferrari’s double victory in the Formula 1 World Championship in 2004, Girard-Perregaux is dedicating its famous to the famous car manufacturer and naming it F1 053, after the Ferarri motor number system. The dial, as well as the composite materials used in crafting this timepiece, are references to characteristic features of Formula 1 racing cars. The case housing the mechanical self-winding movement is in aluminium, while the case-back along with the pushbuttons and crowns are in titanium. The carbon fibre dial features a city ring carrying the name of Marenello, where the Scuderia is based. The red-rimmed numerals are luminescent. Date window, universal time, along with traditional time and chronograph functions. Rubber strap with folding clasp, sapphire crystal, case measuring 43 mm in diameter, 46-hour power-reserve. Limited series of 250 .