Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : The ‘Le Mans’ Inspired Racing Watch Collection

Canadian micro-watch brand Ferro & Co. conducted a successful Kickstarter campaign from 18 Feb to 19 March 2020 by raising an amount of CA$ 187,462 ($129,529 USD) to fund the initial mass production of its Le Mans inspired racing watch collection. Following this success, the brand has recently launched an INDEMAND campaign on INDIEGOGO.

The Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 is a collection of four distinctive limited edition watches inspired by the 1960’s era car races. These wristwatches feature polished 42 mm stainless steel cases with wire style lugs. The watches are fitted with double domed (automatic models) or flat (quartz models) scratch resistant sapphire crystals with double sided anti-reflecting coating. The distinctive onion style crown at 3h features the Ferro & Co. brand logo on its top.

Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : Le Mans Inspired Racing Watch Collection

Inspired by the most aggressive car races in history, the Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 collection boasts motorsports inspired dial in 3 styles: Gulf Series, Grand Prix Series and Petrol Series.

This bold and sporty timepiece features a dual-layered dial. It indicates the time with just one hand. The dials of Quartz models are the same as the Automatic models. The only difference is that the word “Automatic” is not shown. The Super Luminova C3 lume on the dial ensures night time readability.

The Distinct 3 Gulf Series dial features a color theme inspired by the iconic Orange& Blue livery of the Gulf Racing Team. The Distinct 3 Grand Pix version features black inner dial and white outer dial ring. The Distinct 3 Petrol version features a black dial.

Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : Le Mans Inspired Racing Watch Collection

The collection also offers 4 different movement variants: Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic, Swiss STP1-11 Automatic, Miyota 9015 Japan Automatic and Swiss Ronda 715 Quartz. Each movement version will be limited to 1000 units.

Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : Le Mans Inspired Racing Watch Collection

The automatic models come with transparent case backs where are as the quartz version features stainless steel case back.

Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : Le Mans Inspired Racing Watch Collection

The Distinct 3 timepieces are fitted with comfortable and soft perforated racing style Italian leather straps with stainless steel pin buckle.

Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 : Le Mans Inspired Racing Watch Collection

With the INDIEGOGO INDEMAND campaign, Ferro & Co. is offering an opportunity for watch lovers who missed the Kickstarter crowd-funding project. You can order the Distinct 3 timepieces with discounted price ranges starting at $269 for Swiss quartz Ronda 715, $449 for Japan automatic Miyota 9015, $569 for Swiss Automatic STP1-11 and $699 for Swiss Automatic ETA 2824.  All Distinct 3 timepieces purchased through this campaign are backed by a 5 year international warranty.

Ferro& Co. Distinct 3 single hand watch
Ferro& Co. Distinct 3 is a Motor Racing inspired single hand-watch. This model is available in 3 styles (GLF Series / Grand Prix Series / Petrol Series) and 3 different movements (Swiss ETA 2824 Automatic, Miyota 9015 Japan Automatic and Swiss Ronda 715 Quartz). As it has only one hand, many people often puzzle how to read the time with it. The watch feature a 12-hour dial which is divided by 144 markers. Each marker represents 5 minutes. The combination of the bold 15, 30 and 45-minute markers and the prominent needle pointer make it easy to read time. This single hand watch indicates the time within +/- 2 to 5 minute discrepancy.

Please visit Ferro & Co. Distinct 3 INDIEGOGO INDEMAND campaign for more details.

Technical details

High Grade Stainless Steel, Polished finish
Diameter: 42 mm
Lugs: 22 mm
Lug to lug: 48 mm
Thickness: 13.1 mm including top crystal
Crown: 8 mm / Screw in
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Domed Sapphire Crystal with Anti-reflective Coating / Quartz models will be with Flat Sapphire Crystal
Back Case: Screw Down Stainless Steel / display back
Water Resistance: 100 Meters (10 BAR)

Automatic Swiss ETA 2824 / Automatic Swiss STP1-11 / Automatic Japan Miyota 9015 with in-house decorations / Swiss Quartz Ronda 715

Styles: Gulf/ Grand Prix/ Petrol
Dial Opening: 36 mm
Lume: Super Luminova C3

Finest Italian Leather / perforated racing style / comfort fit

Swiss quartz: $269 (Ronda 715)
Japan automatic: $449 (Miyota 9015)
Swiss Automatic: $569 (STP1-11)
Swiss Automatic: $699 (ETA 2824)