Racing Chronograph

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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.

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1960 Racing watch


Brown special edition racing leather strap


Premium compact box in PU leather

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1960 Racing

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.

Will Buxton

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


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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Technical Specifications


Premium compact box in PU leather


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)

Customer Reviews

Based on 122 reviews
Pablo W.
Very nice watch

Very nice, has a nice feel to it, unique and creative !

Beautiful Watch

I'm amazed that you can get this beautiful of a watch for such a low price. The quick adjust straps make an easy change from the leather racing strap to the stainless steel bracelet. Wear it a week and you'll see what I mean. Terrific execution from the About Vintage team.


1960 Racing Chronograph, Steel / Midnight Blue

Artour V.
1960 Racing Chronograph - Brown leather strap

I purchased this watch with the expectation that the watch I get is exactly as presented/displayed on the website. I was very disappointed to see the watch came with a different brown color watch strap, not as displayed on the portal. Expect a watch appearance different from what you see on the website. I reached out to the seller about the leather strap color concern. The option they offer will cost you more money... The watch crystal is not sapphire it will make the dial edges blurry as you change the watch angle. I believe this watch is overpriced for the look and the out-of-the-box appearance. There are much better options out there for this price. I would not recommend this watch to my friends and family.

Dear Artour
I'm sorry to hear that the product didn't live up to your expentations.

I can see that you've been in contact with us regarding this and we sent you both an explanation and pictures of the strap you've mention.
The color of the strap appears different from the light that shines on it, as we've showed you in the pictures we send you.
If we don't shine a light on it, the brown will appear darker and if we light it up, the brown will appear brigther.

The watch do have a sapphire crystal - As we have stated in our specification about the watch you've bought, it's clearly says:
If you follow this link, you can scroll down on the page to read more about it: https://aboutvintage.com/products/1960-racing-chronograph-steel-off-white-black?switch

I you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out again on hello@aboutvintage.com

I wish you all the best.

Angel C.
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