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Scalfaro John Surtees Watch Edition

Introduced in 2014, this special edition timepiece pays tribute to racing legend John Surtees. This limited series wristwatch was designed in close collaboration with JOHN SURTEES who supplied genuine historic parts from his 1960 MV Agusta 500ccm championship bike as well as his 1964 Ferrari 158 championship F1 car. The parts have been sympathetically integrated into the watch cases.

The sapphire crystal carries the JOHN SURTEES signature as well as the helmet logo of the HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION. Part of the proceeds from this edition will be donated to the foundation set up by John Surtees following the tragic death of his son Henry whilst competing in Formula 2 race in 2009 aged just 18 years old.

The 38mm case diameter case includes coloured SCALFARO Ceramic DNA Intarsia as well as original material of John Surtees’ 1960 MV Agusta and 1964 Ferrari 158, off-shape bezel, sapphire crystal, see-through case back including overview of JOHN SURTEES‘ championship years, black Horween shell cordovan strap, elegant folding buckle, water-resistant to 50m (165ft). The watch houses a finely decorated Swiss mechanical movement with engraved rotor.

Limited to 300 pieces, the Scalfaro John Surtees Edition watch has a retail price of GBP 3.295/ EURO 4.350.

Technical details

Model: John Surtees Edition

Case
38mm diameter, Stainless Steel incl. Scalfaro Ceramic DNA Intarsia and original material of 1960 MV Agusta 500ccm bike as well as 1964 Ferrari 158 race car
50m/165ft Water-Resistance
Crystal: Sapphire Crystal (Front and Caseback)

Movement
ADK Swiss Calibre 147 Small Second, mechanical Swiss movement with automatic winding mechanism, engraved rotor

Functions
Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Strap
Black Horween Shell Cordovan Leather Strap, Folding Buckle

Edition
Limited edition of 300 Pieces

Price
From Euro 4.950,-

SCALFARO Société Nautique de Monaco Limited Watch Edition

Family-owned watch brand SCALFARO and Monaco’s oldest water-sports association – the exclusive SOCIETE NAUTIQUE DE MONACO (SNM) founded in 1888 – have developed an edition of mechanical wristwatches based on common values such as authenticity, tradition and passion.

Conceived with great attention to detail, radiating with quality in every aspect from the sophisticated construction of its watch case with its refined surface finishing and the elaborate mechanism of its Swiss automatic movement, each edition timepiece is made to last and reflects the passion that the members of the Société Nautique feel towards their Association and their sport.

The edition is limited to 25 pieces and features the crest of the SNM as well as the flag of Monaco. These elements were integrated into the watch case with the help of the Scalfaro Ceramic Intarsia Technology which unites solid ceramic elements and stainless steel.

In a private ceremony, the owners of Scalfaro, brothers Alexander & Dominik Kuhnle, presented the first piece of this edition to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

The dial strikes with its balanced design and the play of light on its wave-like Guilloché surface. The inner turning bezel under the domed sapphire crystal is operated by the crown at 10 o’clock and serves e.g. to measure a regatta countdown. The hands are modeled after the shape of a rowing boat hull. The Monegasque flag as well as the “Burgee” of the SNM are integrated into the stainless steel watch case (43mm diameter, water-resistance 100m/300ft) via Scalfaro’s innovative technology of SCALFARO CERAMIC INTARSIA which unites steel and solid ceramic elements. The crest of the SNM is engraved in the natural rubber strap which features an elegant folding buckle with safety buttons.

The finely decorated Swiss mechanical movement (ADK Calibre 147) with its automatic winding mechanism is visible through the sapphire crystal case back. Limited to 25 pieces worldwide each incl. individual numbering (01/25,…); Price: Euro 3.450,–

Scalfaro – Espen Øino Limited Edition

Established in 2001, Scalfaro Watch Co., headed by brothers Alexander and Dominik Kuhnle, manufactures fine mechanical watches for enthusiasts adding an innovative yet highly sophisticated facet to the world of high-end watchmaking.

In the world of super yachts, Espen Øino is recognized as one of the leading naval architects. He is the ingenious spirit behind some of the most famous yachts of our times incl. true milestones of yacht history such as the stylish “Skat“, the luxurious Kismet (both Lürssen/Germany) and the sleek “Silver“ (Hanseatic Marine/Australia).

The dynamic Norwegian has earned the trust and loyalty of the most discerning yacht owners that continue to entrust him with truly spectacular projects pushing the limits of engineering, but also entering new waters in regard to more eco-friendly yachting. Espen Øino’s work – his design studio is based in Monaco – has been rewarded with several prestigious international awards.

The three passionate entrepreneurs first met during the Monaco Yacht Show – the central event of the superyacht industry – and it was not long until a vivid exchange of ideas and thoughts on design philosophy and technical particularities of their respective fields began.

Alexander, Espen Øino and Dominik

They were amazed by the similarities in the creation process of a new yacht and a new timepiece and the challenges involved. In both fields, design and functionality, as well as the “packaging” of different volumes, dynamic lines and the overall harmony of the object have to respect numerous technical specifications and physical proportions.

As a matter of fact, the founders of Scalfaro have always had a very close connection to yachting as well as modern yacht design and derived several of their design principles from it; for example Scalfaro’s typical multi-level case architecture which breaks up the volume of each timepiece into several levels and surfaces and thus makes it appear very harmonious.

At the end of said Monaco Yacht Show the group of pioneers took the decision to enter a cooperation which had never been done before: For the first time in watchmaking history a yacht designer was to create a new timepiece together with a team of master watchmakers.

The result is a truly maritime watch which – in a very sophisticated way – communicates worldly elegance, seaworthiness as well as watchmaking excellence. A number of refined details make the “Scalfaro for Espen Øino“ Edition – limited to 100 pieces – a rare and impressive design object which will delight watch collectors and maritime spirits alike.

The design and construction of the solid 44mm watchcase was inspired by a porthole. The various surface-finishings of the case with its numerous polished facets and brushed tables create a strong three-dimensionality and makes the timepiece sparkle in the sun like a diamond.

The dial design is functional, but refined including its two-tone colour concept. The multi-level construction of the dial is in perfect harmony with the clear design- language of the watchcase. The diamond-polished hands are filled with luminous material (Luminova) and thus guarantee good readability at night.

The hand-finished inner bezel of the dial – visible through the scratch-resistant and anti-glare treated sapphire crystal – is engraved with the hour numbers as well as the name “Espen Øino“. Two coloured ceramic cylinders are set into the bezel as a subtle reference to maritime symbolism – a red ceramic element at 9 o’clock (signal sign for portside) and a green ceramic element at 3 o’clock (signal sign for starboard).

This timepiece is powered by a highly refined Swiss Manufacture chronograph movement visible through the Sapphire crystal caseback. It has been finely tuned and decorated by hand with Geneva stripes, Perlage pattern as well as blued screws. The chronograph function enables the mechanical measurement of time-periods of up to 12 hours. The V-configuration of the three subdials as well as the date indication at 6 o’clock complete the well-balanced design of the dial.

On the outside of the watch, you can see the logo of the Espen Øino Design Studio which has been integrated into the solid stainless steel case at 6 o’clock with the help of Scalfaro’s innovative technique of coloured “Ceramic Intarsia” blending steel and ceramics.

The numerous components of the highly complex watchcase are screwed together with Scalfaro’s very own ScalfaScrews inspired by a winch. Seaworthy water-resistance is guaranteed by the “Scalfaro Multi-Step Protection“-System (SMSP) which protects the gaskets from direct water-contact in combination with the solid screw-down crown.

The natural rubber strap with its smart folding buckle integrates into the watchcase via two prolonged logs with polished facets and matt-finished tables. The logs together with the slightly lowered middle-part are an abstraction of the stern of a superyacht. The refined weight-balance of the watchcase as well as its curved design, guarantee a very comfortable fit of the watch on the wrist.

Technical details
Case
Case diameter: 44mm;
316L anti-allergic stainless steel;
Logo of Espen Oeino Design Studio integrated into the watchcase at 6 o’clock via the technique of Ceramic Intarsia;
Shape: “Radius 1” – very sophisticated design incorporating a multi-level case architecture as well as a refined interplay of satin-brushed and polished surfaces and facets,;
Screw-down crown polished and satin-finished with logo-embossing;
Newly developed “Scalfaro Multi-Step Protection“-System (SMSP) protects the gaskets from direct water-contact;
Plane sapphire crystal on top (anti-reflex treated, scratch-resistant);
Sapphire crystal see-through caseback (anti-reflex treated, scratch-resistant);
Engraved caseback fastened with 4 ScalfaScrews;
ScalfaScrews exclusive development of SCALFARO;
Water-resistant to 50 meters (165 Feet, 5 ATM).

Movement
SCALFARO calibre ADK 150 based on chronograph movement Manufacture La Joux-Perret
Fine-tuned, high precision adjustment, automatic winding mechanism;
Highly elaborated and decorated movement (Perlage, Côtes de Genève, blued screws);
Indication of: hour, minute, small second, date at 6 o’clock (rapid date adjustment) and chronograph function with second stop, 30 minutes and 12 hour display;
Complication: chronograph TriCompax.

Dial & Hands
Large dial-opening with multi-level dial construction;
Galvanized black and silver base dial, partially satin- and sunray-finished segments;
Inner bezel satin-brushed stainless steel incl. engravings, ScalfaScrew and two coloured ceramic cylinders at 3 and 9 o’clock;
Luminous, diamond polished hands filled with Super Luminova.

Strap
Black natural rubber strap with elegant SCALFARO folding buckle incl. safety push-buttons.

SCALFARO – GTO 1962 Bizzarrini Watch Edition

Inspired by the world’s most legendary sports car: the iconic Ferrari 250 GTO which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012, the limited edition GTO 1962 BIZZARRINI is a collection of mechanical Swiss timepieces featuring original material from one of the most prominent GTO cars – the ex-Ecurie Francorchamps chassis no. 3757GT.

The design and creation of this truly special edition was realized in close collaboration with “L’Ingegnere” Giotto Bizzarrini who was the leading engineer in the GTO’s development over 50 years ago as well as Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason who supplied genuine parts of his GTO. These parts were subsequently integrated into the watch cases of the edition, so that each of the numbered edition watches not only features numerous design elements from the GTO, but also contains the authentic DNA of this sports car icon and thus a direct link to its fascinating history. The signature of Giotto Bizzarrini adorns the face of each chronograph and underlines the exclusivity of this edition limited to 250 pieces.

Further details include: 42mm case diameter, Scalfaro Ceramic DNA Intarsia, finely decorated Swiss mechanical Manufacture La Joux-Perret chronograph movement, off-shape bezel, sapphire crystal, see-through case back, choice of black natural rubber strap incl. cylinder ignition pattern of the Colombo V12 engine or Horween shell cordovan strap, elegant folding buckle, water-resistant to 100m (330ft). Each SCALFARO GTO 1962 BIZZARRINI EDITION watch is individually numbered and comes in an exclusive wooden box.

– Watch case diameter: 42mm;
– Movement: Swiss ADK Calibre 150 TriCompax Chronograph, automatic winding mechanism;
– Movement skillfully decorated with Geneva stripes, Perlage pattern and skeleton rotor;
– Stainless steel watch case with SCALFARO Ceramic DNA Intarsia incl. genuine parts of Ferrari 250 GTO chassis no. 3757GT owned by Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason (material supplied by the owner of the car incl. certificate);
– Dial featuring various surface finishing techniques and hand-applied luminous indexes;
– Sapphire crystal with print of facsimile signature of engineer Giotto Bizzarrini on the inside; see-through case back with Sapphire crystal, case back fixed with 4 ScalfaScrews;
– Water-resistance 100m (330ft / 10atm);
– Limited to 250 pieces worldwide incl. individual numbering (001/250,…);
– Choice of black natural rubber strap engraved with the ignition pattern of the GTO‟s V12 Colombo engine or black Horween Shell Cordovan strap; both equipped with folding buckle;
– Recommended Retail Price: Euro 7.950,-

GIOTTO BIZZARRINI
Giotto Bizzarrini was born in Quercianella/Italy into a family with a long engineering tradition. He obtained an engineering degree from the University of Pisa in July 1953 and started his career at Alfa Romeo in 1954 where he learned the fine art of test-driving from such masters as Guidotti and Sanesi. In 1957 he joined Ferrari under the guidance of Luigi Bazzi to be promoted to director of production and testing control in 1958. By 1959 he was head of the experimental, sport and GT car development where he worked with Carlo Chiti on the 12-cylinder Testa Rossa engine and was given responsibility for the development of the 250 GT Short Wheel Base (SWB). After Jaguar‟s unexpected introduction of the striking E-Type in 1961, Ferrari‟s legendary sales director Gerolamo Gardini was pushing Enzo Ferrari to “Make something!”

In greatest secrecy, Ferrari instructed Bizzarrini to construct “an E-Type-beater” based on a 250 SWB (s/n 2053). The resulting prototype was nicknamed “La Papera” and when tested in Monza by Moss and Mairesse in September 1961 it lapped substantially faster than the 250 SWBs. The infamous “Palace Revolt” of November 1961 sparked by dissonances between Gardini and Ferrari‟s wife Laura abruptly ended Bizzarrini‟s career at Ferrari and put him on to new challenges such as creating the base for Lamborghini‟s first V12 engine and later on his own Bizzarrini cars.

Bizzarrini‟s successor at Ferrari, Mauro Forghieri, only but put the finishing touches on Bizzarrini‟s work before the GTO was officially launched in February 1962. To this day Giotto Bizzarrini is regarded as one of the finest engineers involved in some of the greatest sports cars of all times incl. his leading role in the creation of the world‟s most iconic sports car: the 250 GTO. We are truly proud to be associated with “L‟Ingegnere”.

NICK MASON
For music fans, the name Nick Mason is inseparably linked to Pink Floyd. Nick Mason is the drummer of this legendary band and the only constant member since its formation in 1965.

But, apart from his career in the music world, Nick Mason is also known to be a genuine car enthusiast with petrol running in his veins – affection handed down to him from his father. His true passion is cars – especially fast ones with which he competed several times at the Le Mans 24h. His extraordinary collection comprises some of the world‟s most rare and valuable cars incl. modern wonders such as a McLaren F1 or a Ferrari Enzo, but also and foremost classic gems such as a Maserati Birdcage, Jaguar D-Type and several red racers incl. the most coveted of them all, a Ferrari 250 GTO (#3757GT) incl. the eponymous registration “250 GTO”. Today, GTOs are worth many millions of dollars. Mason admits he had no idea that would be the case when he bought it, and adds that investing is not the focus of his collection.

Nick Mason loves to race his cars and to take them out on the tracks – much to the delight of classic car enthusiasts that get to see the cars in places such as Goodwood, Silverstone, Le Mans or Monaco.

Nick Mason has shared his fascination for cars in his book “Into the Red / Passion for Speed” in which he describes his experience with his cars.

FERRARI 250 GTO (250 Gran Turismo Omologato)
The Ferrari 250 GTO is the most coveted and most valuable sports car of our time commanding prices of US$ 30 million and above. Only 39 GTOs were built between 1962 and 1964. Each of these cars has a most interesting story to tell, be it the car‟s impressive racing career or/and its illustrious owners. The GTO embodies style and performance at its best and has always been a car of legend. Besides its role as the ultimate status symbol, it still is the “weapon of choice” for the Gentleman Driver.

Developed in greatest secrecy under the guidance of engineer Giotto Bizzarrini during 1961, the 250 GTO was fitted with a 300-horsepower version of the legendary 3-litre Colombo V12 Testa Rossa engine mounted lower in the chassis (dry-sump) allowing for a low hoodline, optimized aerodynamics and better handling due also to the low point of gravity. In its final state the GTO was capable of top speeds just under 300km/h which made it one of the fastest cars of its times.

From its launch in 1962, the GTO truly earned its reputation as the king of sports car racing by winning three sports car world championship titles in a row (1962 to 1964). It was raced by the most famous drivers of its time incl. Stirling Moss, Willy Mairesse, Phil Hill, the Rodriguez Brothers, John Surtees, Jo Siffert, Carlo Abate and American Roger Penske to name but a few. The GTO was not only raced by the Ferrari works team, but also by numerous private teams such as Ecurie Francorchamps, NART, Count Volpi„s Scuderia Serenissima and Maranelllo Concessionnaries. Its long list of victories includes racetrack royalty from the Le Mans 24h to the Tour de France, Targa Florio, Spa, Monza, the Nürburgring, Reims, Montlhéry, Sebring and the Goodwood TT.

In addition to its dominant performance, beautiful 12-cylinder soundtrack, and striking Scaglietti-built bodywork, the GTO features many fascinating design details incl. the typical air-outlets, covered headlights, d-shaped upper cooling slots with their removable covers, delicate bonnet locks, rear-spoiler, metal gear plate, wooden Nardi steering wheel, Veglia Borletti instruments, Borrani wire-spoked wheels, three-eared spinners,… and finally its V12 engine which is a true a work of art.

FERRARI 250 GTO CHASSIS #3757GT
Each edition timepiece includes genuine material from this very car which was bought originally by Jacques Swaters for Ecurie Francorchamps in June 1962. Chassis 3757GT was extensively raced by the Belgian team at the most famous tracks including Le Mans (3rd overall in 1963), Spa, Silverstone, Montlhéry, Goodwood, Daytona, Sebring, and Nürburgring, In 1978 it was bought by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason who still owns the car today and regularly enters it in exclusive classic car events such as Goodwood Revival, Silverstone Classics, Le Mans Classic or Pebble Beach.