European Ferrari Challenge Champion Ange Barde has launched a limited edition timepiece, Chronograph Racing Team Evo 1 that he designed and developed with his Swiss watch manufacture.
The collection Racing Team Evo 1 includes four watches produced in limited and numbered edition from 1 to 50. Limited quantities will be exclusively available for each market.
For the past twenty years, Ange Barde competed on European, North American and South-East Asian circuits, racing with the most legendary models of Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati. He combined both of his passions for racing and watchmaking when he founded ANGE BARDE Genève, a dedicated watch Manufacture to create unique and outstanding Gentleman Driver’s timepiece.
Born from the fusion of constraints of racing with those of the Haute Horlogerie, the watch Racing Team Evo 1 is a limited edition chronograph with a unique and innovative design created by Ange Barde, the multiple champion of the European Ferrari Challenge, and the Geneva based manufacture he founded in 2008.
With each and every component directly inspired from the most spectacular racecars, its bespoke design immediately suggests sportsmanship and precision with a touch of timeless elegance.
Each feature of this limited edition chronograph reflects the DNA of racing brought in by Ange’s racing experience: with its bezel in the shape of racing exhaust case; the traditional spokes of a race car steering wheel replicated into the arms of the watch; the disc brake revolving within its caliper representing the ongoing movement of the seconds; the perforated pedals of a race car serving as the pushers to start and stop the chronograph; the racing tire thread inside the rubber strap and the rotor representing a sports car rim.
The automatic chronographs of ANGE BARDE take their inspiration from the most stunning sports cars in the world with a racy look that speaks of power and yet delivers elegance. A true bridge of excellence between motorsports and Swiss watchmaking know-how, merging together precision, performance and reliability into the exclusive design features of the brand.
Designed and engineered around the reliable automatic caliber Valjoux 7750, the watch ANGE BARDE Racing Team Evo 1 reflects the brand’s core values: The precise assembly of the glass, the rim and the carbon fiber body into one stiff chassis provides higher resistance and rigidity; and with 42 hours power reserve, the caliber guaranties a precise delivery of the hours and timing functions.
Just like race cars, Racing Team Evo 1 keeps an absolute rigidity, a quality standard of the watches ANGE BARDE.
To wear a Racing Team Evo 1 is a way to enjoy the DNA of motorsport : the brake disc revolving inside the brake caliper at the rhythm of seconds, the pushers that replicate the pedals in a race car, the crown that reflects the design of a fuel cap, the rotor that is inspired from the rim of a supercar, or the tyre thread inside the rubber wristband, each convey a clear statement of motorsport origins.
Available in four editions, limited and numbered to only 50 pieces, Racing Team Evo 1 reflects the perfect synthesis of the race driver’s strict requirements for an exceptional watch.
Meanwhile, Ange Barde continues to race, win and to share with the members of his watchmaking team his passion for racing driven by the constant quest for perfection that is required to win a race.
ANGE BARDE Genève, a Swiss manufacture of bespoke timepieces for the discerning watch and motorsport enthusiast, is the first watch manufacture to be founded and directed by a professional race driver, featuring in its designs key elements directly inspired from motorsport.
Valjoux 7750 automatic Swiss caliber
Swiss anchor escapement
28 800 Alt/h
Power reserve: 42 hours fully charged
Bezel and case back in stainless steel or black PVD, middle case in carbon fibre
Bracelet: Antiperspirant AB-NACA rubber wristband with folding clasp
Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating
Numbered and limited edition to 50 timepieces (per model)
Weight: 202 gr
Dimension: 46 mm X 15.5 mm
Water resistance: 5 ATM
International service warranty, 2 years coverage
Price List 2013 / 2014
AB-RT Evo1 Red – Brake caliper and hands in red: CHF 12 900
AB-RT Evo1 Blue – Brake caliper and hands in blue: CHF 12 900
AB-RT Evo1 White – Brake caliper and hands in white: CHF 12 900
AB-RT Evo1 Black – Brake caliper and hands in black: CHF 12 900
ANGE BARDE S.A.
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