The 1960 Racing is a celebration of generations of racing horology, with subtle nods to the likes of Audi Sport, Porsche, McLaren and Shelby Cobra, all part of that era.
The design is a balance between vintage aesthetics, 80’s Bauhaus design lines, and modern day technology, encapsulated in a 40mm sports chronograph complete with a tachymeter, scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating and 316L surgical steel case.
1960 Racing watch
Brown special edition racing leather strap
Custom wooden watch box in premium quality
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The entire story behind the watch
The history behind 1960 Racing
The 1960s was the first real golden age of car racing. In 1960 Ferrari dominated the scene at Le Mans with manufacturers such as Maserati and Porsche in the peloton as well while Cooper and Lotus were at the top of Formula 1. It was also the year when Mickey Thompson became the first person to exceed 400 mph in a race car; the Challenger 1.
Motor Racing has always been one of the most important industries for the development of wrist watches, giving the drivers the ability to time their own laps with Heuer on the forefront. In 1960 Heuer celebrated the 100th year of the invention of the stopwatch, with a brand new line of stopwatches on wrist straps, making it easier to wear for race drivers, referees and coaches as well as military personnel.
Lead Commentator and Racing Journalist
With his lifelong passion for motor racing, Will Buxton has earned pole position as racing journalist and broadcaster. He’s our time’s voice of the highest class of international racing, and recently known from an international hit-documentary series about motor racing.
Just like About Vintage, racing is all about moments in time, and for Buxton there’s a defining moment that ignited his passion for the sport. Growing up his first biggest hero was Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna, who died in a tragic accident in the San Marino Grand Prix 1994. The emotions he felt in that moment changed Buxton’s life, and made him pursue a career dedicated to covering motor racing as a journalist.
Will Buxton’s fascination with racing also includes the attention to detail, when winning comes down to fragments of time. He continues to travel across time zones to broadcast the sport that he loves, being friendly with Max, Fernando, Lewis and Kevin.
How does a tachymeter work?
With a tachymeter, you can calculate the average speed based on how many seconds it takes a vehicle to travel a fixed distance, say 1 km or the like.
1) Start the chronograph by pushing the upper button
2) After the vehicle has traveled the distance, stop the chronograph with the same button.
3) Observe the position of the second hand and read the outer bezel. If stopped at 80, it took 45 seconds to travel 1 km, which comes down to an average speed of 80 kph.
4) Reset by pushing the lower button
IN DEPTH WITH THE 1960 RACING
The new 1960 racing is a chronograph watch with all the benefits that type of watch offers. It is equipped with three sub dials, showing twentieth seconds for accurate timing of track-laps on the right, minutes on the left, and running seconds in the middle. The watch is powered by a Japanese made Miyota movement, that is widely known for their durability and reliability.
Besides timing your Nürburgring laps and average speed, a chronograph is great for many daily-base tasks such as timing your eggs, your interval training or how long your keynote speech have lasted. It is the most accurate timing device in our line up, letting you make timings not only to the second but to one twentieth of a second, for when time really matters.
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Custom made in beautiful wood with engraved logo
316L High precision stainless steel, individually numbered, Screw down caseback
Midnight blue dial and bezel
Domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating
Miyota 6S20 Chronograph (Quartz)
40 mm wide, 12 mm thick
Brown special edition racing leather strap with quick release
2 years against defects
- Water resistance
10 ATM tested (Avoid use when diving)