The Radiator R1 from VOGARD’s world time collection of watches takes inspiration from the world of motor sport. This watch incorporates the same values and elements used in motor racing: high technology and performance, inventiveness and cutting-edge materials. The Radiator R1 watch is limited to 2x 99 pieces; one series comes with a rhodium movement plate and one series with a black movement plate.
Depending upon the version, the case of Radiator R1 watch is made of brushed steel or extra hard black steel with Titanium-Carbide (TiC). The patented world time movement features a miniature high-tech clutch and a complex gear-train, which enables the wearer to reset the watch in an instant, with no loss of accuracy. The bezel features all major racing tracks with a reference ‘GP’ indicating whether a Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place during standard time or Daylight Savings Time (summer time). Any owner of a VOGARD R1 limited edition may upgrade his bezel whenever the GP calendar is subject to change.
Inspired from the radiator grill of car engine, the dial has a unique structure in the shape of rhombuses, a design never before used in the watch industry. It offers an exciting view into the mechanics of the watch movement. The dial features a classic 3 hands pattern for time reading with an additional red 24h hand displaying AM/PM on the inner circle of the dial. A part of grill design, a date window at 4’o clock displays the date.
The bezel features all major racing tracks with a reference ‘GP’ indicating whether a Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place during standard time or Daylight Savings Time (summer time).
The new Radiator R1 comes in a set with 3 straps –metal bracelet, rubber strap and alligator strap – and all of them are easily interchangeable. The bracelet is made of extra hard black steel with Titanium-Carbide (TiC). Each element is finished and assembled by hand. Each version of Radiator R1 watch is limited to 99 timepieces only.