Friday, March 6, 2015

Raidillon 24 Hours Chronograph

A tribute to the Spa Francorchamps and Le Mans 24 Hours races: the Belgian Watchmaker draws inspiration from these endurance events to present the 24 Hours Chronograph, and takes up the challenge to follow the Race one time around the clock.

A  Valjoux  7750  with  a  modified  module  embarks  upon  this  adventure  by going around the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12: red numbers and square indexes, representing the odd numbers, mark the passing of time on the dial with 28 800 vibrations per hour, a frequency of 4hz and a 40-hour power reserve. The quilted black dial recalls the quilted yokes of racing drivers’ overalls, and the seats of the racing cars from the past. The black perforated wrist strap with red stitching in eco leather, handmade in Belgium, provides the finishing touch to the motor sports spirit that this model embodies.
In a limited edition of 55timepieces, the 24 Hours Chronograph, a member  of Raidillon’s Racing Family, is stamped with the Swiss-Made label.

Technical details
Design: black, red & white, metallic flange and red 55
Automatic mechanical Swiss movement. Calibre: Valjoux 7750. Raidillon oscillating weight cut in the shape of a steering wheel, visible at the back.
Stainless steel case 316 L, 10 ATM, 42 mm, sapphire glass with double anti-reflection treatment. Engraved screw-down crown stamped with ‘55’. Movement visible at the back of the case. Back cover affixed by 7 screws. Two push buttons with ‘Clou de Paris’ effect. Serial number /55 engraved on the left side.
Wrist strap in anti-allergic eco calf-skin (chrome-free treatment), hand-sewn in Belgium. Folding clasp engraved with the Raidillon logo

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