Swiss luxury watch brand CYRUS GENEVA has appointed acclaimed German motor racing driver Maximilian Günther, as friend and exclusive ambassador of the brand.
Maximilian’s passion for motor racing dates back to his childhood in 2005. In his first years of racing, he won multiple karting championships such as the ADAC Kart Masters in 2010.
In 2011, Maximilian Günther became vice champion in Formula BMW and scores numerous victories and podium finishes in the ADAC Formel Masters which resulted in two runner-up finishes in the Championship.
With the support of Mercedes-Benz, Maximilian entered the world’s most competitive Junior Formula Series in 2015. His victory at the Norisring proves that he was already an impressive talent in his rookie year at the FIA Formula 3 European Championship. A total of 10 race wins resulting in a second and third place in the overall standings of 2016 and 2017 confirmed his continuing development.
In 2018 he started in the FIA Formula 2 Championship, the direct substructure of the Formula 1. At the opening round in Bahrain, he finished second and won the British GP at Silverstone halfway through the season. In 2019, he achieved two 5th place finishes and got a score of 20 of the 23 overall points of the entire team in the Dragon Formula E Team as a professional racing driver.
From 2020, Maximilian Günther competes in the BMW Andretti Motorsport factory team. At the FIA Formula E Championship, he scored two race victories in Santiago (Chile) and Berlin (Germany) and another second-place finish at Marrakesh. At the young age of 22, he became the youngest ever Formula E race winner of the history and finished the season in 9th position.
Maximilian Günther’s favourite timepiece from Cyrus is the Klepcys Chronograph in rose gold and black DLC steel.
Being a motor racing driver is the watch that fits him perfectly as you can count additional time in minutes and hours thanks to the vertically aligned chronograph counters. Immediate readability and simple setting of the functions are provided thanks to a pressure on the Cyrus iconic double crown: the one at 3 o’clock starts and stops the chronograph while the one at 9 o’clock resets to zero.
The Klepcys Chronograph, crafted in the Cyrus Manufacture in Le Locle (Switzerland) is equipped with the self-winding calibre CYR314 and is completed by a black rubber strap with a folding clasp that has a mechanism for simple, quick size setting on the wrist requiring no tools.