COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt 1

COBLOR presents Nürburgring Asphalt 1, the world’s first wristwatch with a racetrack asphalt dial.

COBLOR is Stuttgart based watch brand founded in 2020 by Nikolaos Radis, a German entrepreneur with a passion for motorsports, design and watches. The company offers Swiss Made timepieces created in partnership with reputed manufactures in Switzerland. The debut collection from COBLOR is Nürburgring Asphalt 1, the first asphalt dial watch in the world.

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch

Located in Germany, Nürburgring is one of the most prestigious motor racing tracks in the world. Its origins trace back to the early 20th century. The dial of COBLOR Asphalt 1 watch is made of asphalt taken during restoration work of the Nürburgring track in 2021.

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch

The dial was created in collaboration with racing track asphalt specialists of German company Makadamlabor Schwaben. Original Nürburgring asphalt was amassed during the restoration work of the track in November 2021. The dials were manufactured using a special process. Due to dissimilarities in the textures, each dial is unique.

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch

The other partners involved this project are CONCEPTO Watch Factory SA, Jarno Zaffelli (founded of Dromo, the racing track engineering company), and Yiorgos Kalapotharakos (watchmaking instructor at WOSTEP in Neuchâtel).

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch lume

The Nürburgring Asphalt 1 is driven by a Swiss made automatic calibre made by CONCEPTO, the world-renowned movement manufacture based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch case back view

Produced exclusively for COBLOR, the calibre COB.01 is a 100% Swiss made movement. Endowed with a power reserve of 48 hours, it features a specially designed oscillating weight inspired by the shape of the Nürburgring race track.

COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt watch models 2022

The COBLOR Asphalt watch is available in two case versions: Natural titanium and Black DLC coated titanium. Mounted with a black ceramic bezel with tachymeter scale, the case measures 44mm diameter. Each variant is limited to 500 pieces.

Technical details

Model: COBLOR Nürburgring Asphalt 1

Titan Black: Black DLC titanium case, limited edition of 500 pieces
Titan Pure: Natural titanium case, limited edition of 500 pieces

Calibre COB.01 by CONCEPTO
Mechanical movement with automatic winding by a ball-bearing-mounted central oscillating mass, 100% manufactured in Switzerland
Total thickness of movement: 8.40 mm (including the special rotor)
Power reserve: 48 hours
Diameter: 30.40 mm (13¼)
Height: 8.40 mm (including the special rotor)
Jewels: 25
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Components: 225
Finishing: Finish on upper bridges grained and Côte-de-Genève, Anthracite coating Steel parts of the chronograph mechanism with “diamond” bevels and high end finishing by hand, piece by piece
Rotor: Special rotor has the shape of the Nürburgring race track, a ruby shows the place (Döttinger Höhe, Tiergarten) where the almost 100-year-old asphalt was taken from, 100% made in Switzerland.
Cam Chronograph Mechanism integrated into the movement

Hours and minutes displayed by central hands, small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central 60-second chronograph counter, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock

Operating elements
Crown that activates the winding stem, in two positions: 1) Operation and manual winding position (44 turns to fully wind). 2) Time setting with stop seconds. Chronograph activation push-piece (start-stop) at 2 o’clock and zero-reset push-piece at 4 o’clock

Case middle in Titanium grade 5 (natural or coated with black DLC)
Diameter: 44 mm (with bezel)
Height: 15.6 mm
Water resistance: Guaranteed to 100 m (10 ATM)
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on both sides
External bezel in scratchproof black ceramic with tachymeter scale
Screwed crown equipped with 3 gaskets system
Screwed case-back with sapphire crystal, anti-reflective treatment on both sides

Made of racetrack asphalt
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Luminescent material (Swiss Superluminova) on hour-markers and hands

Natural rubber
Optional: Titanium metal band
Butterfly buckle in Titanium grade 5

Limited production of 500 pieces by model
Individually numbered

Pre-order price
6,111 Euros

October 2022