This automatic timepiece pays tribute to an iconic car manufactured by the French luxury automobile and Racecar Company Delage.
The [Re]naissance collection by French watch brand by Depancel is a befitting tribute to the Delage D8 120S car which made its first appearance at the 1936 Paris Motor Show.
The watch comes with a polished, brushed stainless steel case that faithfully reproduces the lines of the prominent radiator grill on the legendary Coupé. The grooved dial takes this novel interpretation even further and highlights the display of four complications: day, month, date and 24H function.
The watch houses an automatic Miyota 9120 movement with a power reserve of 40 hours. Featuring a custom decorated rotor, this movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.
The 316L stainless steel case, which is inspired by the shape of Delage D8’s radiator grill, measures 37mm x 42mm and has a thickness of 12.8mm. The [Re]naissance 24H is available in Silvery steel, Gun metal, Pink gold PVD and Full black case versions. Each version is limited to 1936 pieces.
The Delage D8 was an eight-cylinder luxury car with a top speed of 160 km/h, an amazing feat during those times. The legendary French car manufacture Delage was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage in Levallois-Perret near Paris. In 1935, the company was acquired by Delahaye, a Tours (France) based car manufacture founded by Émile Delahaye in 1894.
Due to the depressed economic conditions of post-war France, both car brands (Delage & Delahaye) ceased their operations in 1953.
In November 2019, after more than six decades, Les Amis de Delage (the association formed in 1956) and entrepreneur Laurent Tapie jointly announced to re-launch this iconic car brand. The newly formed Delage Automobiles has also announced their plan to produce Delage D12, a brand new hybrid supercar to be manufactured in France.
Model: [Re]naissance 24H
Power reserve: 40 hours
Automatic winding with oscillating weight engraved and painted in France
Stainless steel case
Dimensions: 37mm x 42mm
Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 100m (10 ATM)
Hour, minute and seconds
Day, date and month display