Drivers are wearing new watches – Racing Manual and Racing Gravity

„The look of the Racing Collection really captures the mystique of racing. The plate and bridges have a rugged feel and their decorations reflect that of an F1 engine in some places. Plus, the bridges on both models are made from authentic F1 material from a Marussia F1 Team race car. This means, I have a piece of that car forever. It’s taking the synthesis to the furthest degree“, says Max Chilton, driver for the Marussia F1 Team.

Swiss watch manufacturer Armin Strom has extended its sponsorship of Marussia F1 Team as the Team’s Official Timing Partner for a fourth consecutive season. For the 2014 Formula 1 season, Armin Strom updates its Racing Collection by introducing two new calibres, that incorporate the same precision and composite materials used to create the Marussia F1 Team MR03 race car.

Racing Manual is a limited edition of 50 pieces with visible dial-side bridges machined directly from the engine block of an F1 car. This watch is based on calibre AMW11, which has a 5-day power reserve and as Claude Greisler, designer and director expresses: “The Armin Strom Racing Manual has been developed so that each one of its beats represents a declaration of love for beautiful mechanics.”

Racing Gravity is the watch that animate the king’s category of motor racing. The transmission is provided by a microrotor mechanism, which activates when gravity opposes a kinetic force.