We featured Belgian brand Raidillon’s motor racing inspired chronograph’s a couple of months ago. Now Raidillon have turned their attention to Swiss made replica watches three handers taking their influence from a 1951 American racing team.
This was when driver and international champion Briggs Cunningham teamed up each of the cars in his stable with white stripes on a blue background, so that they could easily be identified on the racing circuit. These markings were also known as ‘Le Mans stripes’.
The stripes idea caught on and in the 1960s and ‘70s, the practice became popular at international races. The design of stripes evolved and the cars adopted the same colours as the flags of their corresponding countries. The trend died out after the 1970s. Now Raidillon replica watches uk has revived the tradition and reproduced the stripe concept to two automatic models.
The clean design of the three handers help to emphasize the three stripes to the left of the dial. Two finer stripes on the sides make way for a much more imposing central strip. The ‘55’, still located at 11 o’clock, sits at the top of the middle stripe.
There’s a date window at 3 o’clock, and the gray numerals are set close to the dotted index to make way for the longitudinal stripes. The chosen colors of gray and orange create a dynamic duo of colors. The Rolex fake watches uk come on punched calf leather straps reminiscent of racing driver watch straps, and indeed sunglasses of the later 60’s/70’s era. The two new models are joining the Racing family and are exclusively limited to just 55 pieces. The watches will retail at €1,750.00 inclusive of VAT.
Raidillon Racing Stripes
• Design: Racing Stripes: dove-grey background, black background.
• Automatic mechanical Swiss movement. Calibre: ETA 2824. 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. Serial number /55 engraved on the left side.
• Wrist strap in anti-allergic eco calf-skin (chrome-free treatment) or nubuck buffalo leather, hand-sewn in Belgium. Folding butterfly clasp engraved with the Raidillon logo
Price: 1.750,- € VAT included