Swiss Watch Brand VOGARD Sells the Patent and All Related Intellectual Property of Their Timezoner® World Time Mechanism to IWC Schaffhausen

Founded by Michael Vogt in Nidau near Bienne in 2003, VOGARD is a Swiss watch brand that specializes in mechanical world time watches. VOGARD’s patented Timezoner® system is the first and only watch in the world to provide time zone adjustment with a simple twist of the bezel and the first mechanical watch to allow clear indication of summer time (daylight savings time). Recently, the brand has sold this patent to the legendary Swiss watch manufacture IWC.

The Timezoner® mechanism was first introduced at Baselworld in 2004 and soon the watches equipped with this world premier functionality became popular among globe-trotting travelers. The market hasn’t seen such a revolutionary word time complication before. Feedback from the international client base has been entirely positive, with the patented world time mechanism proving not only useful but also superbly reliable in the hands of both private and professional travellers. Eventually, the Timezoner® is a proven technology and ready for the next step of development.

The patented system links the watch movement with both the case and the bezel, so that when the latter is turned it engages a crown wheel which, through a miniature clutch and a sophisticated gearing system, adjusts the position to the 12 and 24 hour hands of the watch. Depending on the model, the bezel is engraved with 24 or 36 different time zone locations which are pre-synchronized with the mechanism during assembly as well as ‘s’ positions that account for areas using DST – Daylight Saving Time.

In order to switch from one time zone to another, all the wearer has to do is open a hinged lever at the side of the case, rotate the bezel in either direction until the relevant city is aligned with the 12 o’clock position and then re-close the lever. The watch is now set to the local time, and the locking lever prevents the bezel from being accidentally adjusted.

Now VOGARD sold its patent and all related intellectual property to IWC Schaffhausen. Due to the fact that the sale of the IP occurred on an exclusive basis, VOGARD will cease the manufacturing and selling of the Timezoner® as of 31 December 2014. VOGARD as a company and as a brand are not affected by this transaction. Eventually, VOGARD will continue to offer After Sales Services for all VOGARD watches sold, as well as to supply its customers with spare parts.

Vogard Datezoner and Datezoner Pilot

The VOGARD DATEZONER/ DATEZONER PILOT watches set a new benchmark for world timers by combining date, time zone and time keeping functions.

The date is set via the bezel and is synchronised with the time zones and the cities on the bezel. This unique mechanism is patented and ensures that the date changes automatically when the hour hand is moved over the midnight line via the bezel, both clockwise and counterclockwise. As a result, the watch always displays the right date in every time zone.

The date window positioned at 6 o’clock is extra large so that the date is very easy to read, with functionality being enhanced by a day/night disc positioned over the date window. Both the DATEZONER and DATEZONER PILOT are based on the patented Timezoner movement coupled with a superb quality chronograph mechanism.

DATEZONER

The DATEZONER is truly a man’s watch, a peak performer in any business situation or on any sports ground in the world where as the DATEZONER PILOT is truly a pilot’s watch featuring UTC time and all official IATA metropolitan codes on the bezel.

DATEZONER PILOT

The linking of the time zone with a disc to change date is a world first in the history of Swiss mechanical watch making. This ingenious solution became possible thanks to the development of a complex, angled synchronisation wheel which is activated by the Timezoner movement on one side and which meshes with one of the 31 knops on the bottom side of the date disc on the other side.

The calculation of the exact angle for the positioning of the synchronisation wheel on an inclined plane is a secret known only to VOGARD’S engineers who were supported by Andreas Strehler, one of the world’s very best premiere watchmakers. The manufacturing of the components for this revolutionary mechanism requires a production tolerance of only 100th of millimetre. Only when all parts meet that level of precision can the date change accurately in one-day steps, forward and backwards.

The DATEZONER’s ingenious method of time zone adjustment remains unaltered from that used on the original VOGARD models – in other words, just open the locking lever at the side of the case and rotate the engraved gold bezel so that the city relevant to the required time zone is at 12 o’clock. The lever is then closed and the watch is now securely set to local time. And VOGARD remains the only manufacturer to produce a time zone watch that accounts for daylight saving time and that offers bezels personalised with the cities of your choice.

In Datezoner Pilot watch, the bezel is engraved with UTC and all major metropolitan IATA codes. The outer circle is used for the period from March to October and the inner circle from November to February. Eventually, both circles will automatically account for changes of summer time (daylight savings time) in the northern hemisphere and in the southern hemisphere which changes to DST in the reversed way on.

Note that the VOGARD remains the only manufacturer to produce a time zone watch that accounts for daylight saving time and that offers bezels personalised with the cities or airport codes of your choice.

The superb dial design was inspired by the speedometer and revcounter layout that traditionally dominates a sports car dashboard, a classic arrangement that VOGARD has capitalised on by placing the elapsed time counters within this silhouette in the centre of the carbon fibre dial for logical and easy readability.

The DATEZONER offers improved functionality over standard chronographs thanks to the unique arrangement of its winding crown and push pieces. The crown is positioned at six o’clock, while the chrono stop/start pusher is found at four o’clock and the reset pusher at eight o’clock. This highly ergonomic design is enhanced by the fact that the DATEZONER has extra large pushers that are best described as ‘finger pedals’.

Based on the design of a sport’s car’s control pedals, the large size of the ‘finger pedals’ enables the functions to be easily activated while the watch is still on the wrist, even when wearing gloves – ideal, for example, for personal lap timing during performance driving situations. This is made possible by a special anti-block mechanism which means the chronograph will activate regardless of the angle from which the pusher is depressed.

The patented movement features a miniature high-tech clutch and acomplex gear train, which enables the wearer to reset the watch to the appropriate race track in an instant, with no loss of accuracy.

The DATEZONER PILOT is equipped with extra large skeletonised hands in order to read all instruments instantly. They are covered with Strontium-Aluminates to make the time readable as well in darkness or at any flight level. This material is known for its extra strong fluorescence.

Practicality is a key aspect in any cockpit. This is why the DATEZONER PILOT offers improved functionality over standard chronographs thanks to the unique arrangement of the counters, the winding crown and the push pieces. The elapsed time counters are placed like a dashboard. The crown is positioned at six o’clock, while the chrono stop/start pusher is found at four o’clock and the reset pusher at eight o’clock.

This highly ergonomic design is enhanced by the fact that the DATEZONER PILOT has extra large pushers that are best described as ‘finger pedals’. The functions can be easily activated while the watch is still on the wrist, even when wearing gloves. The patented movement features a miniature high-tech clutch and a complex gear train, which enables the wearer to reset the watch to the appropriate airport in an instant, with no loss of accuracy.

The key challenges faced by the designers of multi-complication watches are to make them comfortable to wear and of a practical size. The secret of the 48mm case lies in its proportions, the fine balance of each case component and the fact that the case is made entirely from lightweight, hypoallergenic, corrosion-resistant titanium carbide (TiC).

The DATEZONER’s straps in alligator or rubber are fully integrated with the case, which has cut-outs designed into the back to allow a perfect fit on the wrist. The strap is also strengthened with steel inserts to ensure that it will never fail even during the toughest motor sports events – and in true pit stop style it can be changed quickly and easily thanks to a special four screw fixing system.

Technical details

Model: DATEZONER/ DATEZONER PILOT

Special features
First chronograph to set date via the bezel
First chronograph to set time zones via the bezel
First chronograph to indicate daylight saving time (DST, summer time)
First chronograph to offer personalized bezels

Case
Material: Titanium Carbide (TiC)
Diameter: 48mm
Sapphire crystal: Anti-reflex, inside and outside curved
Water resistance: 50 m (115ft)

Bezel
DATEZONER: 18kt gold or black steel with 24 capitals and major cities
DATEZONER PILOT: In steel with IATA metropolitan airport codes

Movement
Automatic movement
Calibre Datezoner® 01
Diameter: 38mm
Vibrations: 28’800 per hour
Avg. tolerance: Max +10 sec per day
Power reserve: Min 1.5 days
Stop time: Max 12 hours

Strap
Alligator or rubber with a special steel inlay

Retail prices
Ref. DZ 6131 Datezoner USD 15’000 (ca 12’000 Euro)
Ref. DZ 6931 Datezoner Titanium carbide-18kt Gold USD 18’000 (ca 14’500 Euro)
Ref. DZP 6131 Datezoner Pilot: USD 16’500 / CHF 15’000
Ref. DZP 6332 Datezoner Pilot: USD 16’500 / CHF 15’000

Variations
Datezoner
– Ref.Nr. DZ 60: Titanium case with steel bezel
– Ref.Nr. DZ 61: Titanium case with black steel bezel
– Ref.Nr. DZ 62: Titanium carbide case with black steel bezel
– Ref.Nr. DZ 69: Titanium carbide case with 18kt gold bezel

Datezoner Pilot
– Ref.Nr. DZP 61: Titanium case with black steel bezel
– Ref.Nr. DZP 63: Titanium case with brown steel bezel

Vogard – The New Woman’s World

Equipped with the patented time-zone adjustment system, this brand new model from Swiss watch brand Vogard has been designed for women on the move and combines elegance and technicality in a fascinating way.

They have taken mother-of-pearl from the depths of the sea and hand-crafted it into a dial to create a mysterious play of light that will awaken your desire to travel to the most distant corners of the world.

The bezel may be engraved with your favourite and most luxurious travel destinations. To ensure you never miss your ‘plane – or even your gondola – each city subject to daylight saving time is adorned with a diamond to indicate the seasonal change.

The feminine touch of this highly attractive travel companion is underpinned with a set of three straps in different materials and colours, so that this timepiece may be combined with anything and everything from your holiday wardrobe. Special spring bars allow a rapid change of strap to match any Outfit and any time of day.

VOGARD CHRONOZONER

The latest development in the VOGARD range, the Chronozoner time zone chronograph, demonstrates the permanence of the VOGARD brand and paves the way for a series of further complications which are scheduled to be gradually added to the line – up every three to four years following a programme of careful development and extensive testing to ensure they comply with the key VOGARD philosophy – to make the best and most practical time zone watches in the world.

The Chronozoner watch combines Vogard’s patented time-zone adjustment system with chronograph mechanism. The Chronozoner offers superior functionality thanks to the unique arrangement of the winding crown, the push pieces and the dashboard-like design of the dial. The watch houses a patented automatic movement.

Measuring 48mm diameter, the watch case is made entirely from titanium carbide, a material renowned for its light weightiness, hypo-allergenic, and corrosion resistant properties. Winding crown is placed at 6h. The two large pedal styled chronograph pushers at 4’o clock and 8’o clock take inspiration from control pedals of sports cars.

The Chronozoner is also available in titanium case with Platinum or gold bezel. As with the original VOGARD model, the Chronozoner will also be available as a personal edition.

Vogard – The Times of Your Life

VOGARD, the Swiss watch manufacture known for their patented mechanical world time watches, dedicates “The Times of Your Life” watch collection to everyone who loves life to the full.

To create this watch, VOGARD has circled the globe with the international jet-set and came up with a bezel engraved with 24 locations, one per time zone. Each destination is designed to present a challenge to every man.

The bezel is engraved with twenty four time zones, twenty four places representing twenty four adventures – all adding up to times of your life. A special compass-point dial reflects the international theme, with day and night readings indicated by the 24-hour hand and split inner bezel.

This watch features extra large and facetted hands with superluminova for easy reading and extra strong luminescence at night. The 24 hand with the VOGARD logo serves as the day and night readings on the split inner bezel.

Places and Highlights

  1. SAMOA: Free diving
  2. MAUI: Surfing Jaws
  3. NOME (Alaska): Ice golf
  4. HOLLYWOOD
  5. ASPEN: Heli ski
  6. ACAPULCO: Cliff dive
  7. FERNANDO DE NORONHA: Un-spoilt paradise
  8. RIO DE JANEIRO: Carnival
  9. SANTO DOMINGO: Golf and cigars
  10. MIAMI: Art Basel
  11. WIMBLEDON: Lawn tennis
  12. CAPE VERDE: Blue Marlin fishing
  13. MONTE CARLO: Monaco GP
  14. CAPE TOWN: Sand-boarding
  15. MOSCOW: Ballet and caviar
  16. DUBAI: Power boating
  17. SAMARKAND: An ancient civilisation
  18. BAIKONUR: Space centre
  19. SHANGHAI: Shopping
  20. PHUKET: Water ski off James Bond Island
  21. SYDNEY: Sydney, Hobart regatta
  22. NOUMEA: The Paris of the Pacific
  23. ROTORUA: New Zealand, Wellness
  24. TOKYO: Sumo wrestling

The “The Times of Your Life” watch collection is also available in a Summer Time edition with the bezel engraved with the world’s most attractive hideaways.

VOGARD DAYmonds

The VOGARD DAYmonds is a world-time watch that merges two art crafts: Jewellery and watch making. Like every VOGARD watch, the DAYmonds comes equipped with a patented Timezoner® system which enables the wearer to easily change time zones with a simple rotation of the bezel.

This diamond set watch features 183 diamonds totaling 1.3 carats. The dial’s central field of 60 black and 60 white diamonds symbolizes the passage of night into day.

Each city that uses Daylight Savings Time is adorned with a white diamond. The diamond studded opening and closing mechanism provides a sparkle to this masterpiece that will be seen as the epitome of traveling in any time zone.

Special requests for settings with other precious stones are available.

VOGARD

VOGARD is a Swiss watch brand founded by Michael Vogt. The brand is known for creating the first mechanical watch in the world that enables the wearer to easily change time-zones by simply rotating the bezel either backwards or forwards.

When Michael set-out to establish his own watch making atelier in 2003, he had a sole ambition: to make his VOGARD brand the number one reference in traveller’s watches. More than six years later and his unique design remains the only wristwatch to offer instant time zone adjustment with a simple twist of the bezel.

When Vogard founder Michael Vogt worked in senior marketing roles for some of Switzerland’s best-known watch brands he travelled between more than 100 countries – and that is when he discovered a gaping hole in the market for a stylish, dependable, mechanically-powered GMT watch that didn’t demand complex and laborious adjustments every time its wearer arrived in a new time zone.

It was this that inspired him, back in 1997, to explore the possibility of creating a wristwatch that could be ‘toggled’ between time zones – no matter how many hours apart – by the simplest, most convenient method possible.

Extensive research into the history of horology during the past 200 years revealed that the watch makers of old were only interested in accounting for astronomical phenomena with their timepieces, whereas what Vogt wanted to do was to find a simple answer to the political phenomenon applied during the 1884 International Meridian Conference at which the world was divided into 24 time zones, with Greenwich in the U.K. as Zero Meridian and further Meridians at every 15 degrees.

Vogt’s vision was to create a watch in which the bezel would form part of the movement and, when turned in either direction, would enable instant adjustment of the hour hand. It sounds simple, but the logistics of perfecting such a mechanism presented major mathematical and mechanical challenges which took six years to overcome.

When the concept for the original Vogard watch was unveiled at the Baselworld show in 2003, it was immediately recognised as offering a unique solution to the time zone problem thanks to its ingenious mechanism that was perfected and engineered by Switzerland’s most talented independent watchmakers.

The patented system links the watch movement with both the case and the bezel, so that when the latter is turned it engages a crown wheel which, through a miniature clutch and a sophisticated gearing system, adjusts the position to the 12 and 24 hour hands of the watch. Depending on the model, the bezel is engraved with 24 or 36 different time zone locations which are pre-synchronized with the mechanism during assembly as well as ‘s’ positions that account for areas using DST – Daylight Saving Time.

In order to switch from one time zone to another, all the wearer has to do is open a hinged lever at the side of the case, rotate the bezel in either direction until the relevant city is aligned with the 12 o’clock position and then re-close the lever. The watch is now set to the local time, and the locking lever prevents the bezel from being accidentally adjusted.

The operation takes as little as three seconds from start to finish, making the system as useful for the busy executive who simply wants to check the time on the other side of the world before calling a colleague as it is for the international traveller landing in a totally different timezone from the one he or she took off from. And regardless of the number of times the watch is adjusted, the movement continues to run as normal, ensuring no loss of accuracy between time zone changes.

VOGARD has crafted the first mechanical watch in the world which enables the wearer to easily change time zones with a simple rotation of the bezel. At the heart of this mechanical marvel is a new watch making vision which integrates bezel, case and movement engineering into one smoothly-functioning unit. The result is a traveler’s watch with previously unattainable practicality for the wearer. The VOGARD Timezoner® system also is the first ever to allow, at a turn of the bezel, for the indication of Daylight Savings Time in a given location.

In accordance with the internationally approved time zone system the bezel is marked with 24 destinations, one per time zone. The watch has been developed for frequent travelers who are overseas and who eventually need to reset their watch to the local time at their destination. With VOGARD, the travelers no longer need to know the time difference to GMT or to their home time, but only need to dial the desired destination on the bezel. Thanks to a sophisticated system of transmission wheels, the watch automatically sets the correct local time at the selected destination.

The Timezoner® system is a breakthrough development in the engineering of mechanical Swiss traveler’s watches. It is patent-pending and consists of 3 interacting parts:-

1. The Turning bezel is activated or deactivated by a lever hinged onto the case.

2. The crown wheel in the watch case transfers the turning of the bezel mechanically to the movement.

3. The heart is the mechanical Caliber ‘Timezoner 01’ (see image). A sophisticated system of wheels transmits the movement of the crown wheel accurately to the hour hands.

This complication is exclusively engineered and manufactured by VOGARD. VOGARD assembles all timepieces in its own ateliers in Nidau, Switzerland. Every single timepiece is subject to a severe control of precision. The average tolerance is between 0 sec. and +10 seconds per day.

The watch case
– Antimagnetic stainless steel 316L, titanium or 18 karat gold 5N, polished or brushed by hand.
– Engraved case back with 4 screws and a see-through mineral glass.
– Inside and outside curved sapphire crystal.
– Dials with applied indexes or Superluminova C1.
– Extra large and faceted hands with Superluminova C1 for easy reading and extra-strong luminescence at night.
– Diameter: 43 mm or 48 mm
– Water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).

The turning bezel
– Bi-directional.
– Brushed or polished ring in stainless steel 316L or 18kt gold 5N with invisible gearing underneath.
– Exchangeable bezel inlay in brushed steel or polished alloy.

VOGARD’s starting vision is that the real luxury for people is to have time and to have the freedom of decision where to go and when. This is why VOGARD is primarily addressing travelers who are able to plan their own agenda. Entrepreneurs of any kind, pilots, sports professionals or modern adventurers share this philosophy. The company wants to serve watch enthusiasts who travel the world. The essence of the brand is expressed with the slogan ‘The Time of your World’. Truly respecting this philosophy, VOGARD adapts the destinations on the bezel to the specific needs of its target groups.

♦ Business Officers: Bezel with 24 major cities and capitals
♦ Licensed Pilots: Bezel with 24 Airport codes
♦ Bogey Golfers: Bezel with the world’s 24 most exciting golf courses.
♦ Motor sport fans: Bezel with Formula 1 racing courses

In addition, a very special model to all discerning travelers is the PERSONAL EDITION, in which owners may select a customized bezel with up to 24 of their favorite destinations. The owner will receive a certificate which guarantees that it will be registered as a single piece and that it will never again be produced in the identical execution unless written consent is given by that owner.

The watch collection features models in steel, titanium or 18 karat gold retailing in a range between US $ 7’000 to $ 35’000 (ca Euro 5’000 to 25’000). The brand is distributed through selected high-quality jewelers at prestigious resorts and in major cities.

VOGARD founder Michael ‘Mike’ Vogt started in the watch industry at the age of 20 when he joined Swatch Group in 1983. After studying for an MBA in economics and marketing at Switzerland’s prestigious University of St Gallen he became European brand manager for Unilever in London before joining TAG Heuer in 1991 as international marketing manager, a post in which he worked directly with the sponsored athletes such as Michael Schumacher and the late Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna to create high performance chronographs.

He then moved to Ebel as world-wide marketing director, a role in which he gained huge experience from the legendary watch industry guru Pierre-Alain Blum. Next he went to Gucci where he launched with Tom Ford two of the brand’s most significant collections.

It was during these high-pressure roles that took him to more than 120 countries around the world that he realised there was a gap in the market for a good-looking, simple-to-use, highly functional time zone watch that could be re-set without all the usual button-pushing and crown-spinning that was required of current models.

His conviction that such a watch should be available was so great that he spent more than five years researching, developing and perfecting his own patented ‘Timezoner’ mechanism which would allow his unique ‘VOGARD’ watches to be adjusted from one time zone to another by simply opening a lever and rotating the bezel.

The VOGARD name is formed from a contraction of Vogt’s family name and the term ‘avant garde,’ an expression used to describe a creation that is ahead of its time.

When the prototype VOGARD watches were unveiled at the Baselworld show in 2003, the concept proved to be highly appropriate – no one had seen anything like it before, and the mechanism attracted huge enthusiasm from watch industry experts, retailers, enthusiasts and, above all, the globe-trotting individuals whom Vogt first had in mind when he set out on his quest to create a truly unique time zone watch.

The first VOGARD watches went on sale in 2004, since when the brand has developed a following from thousands of satisfied clients around the world. In addition to the standard Business Officer model, versions with specially engraved bezels have been produced for golfing enthusiasts, licensed aircraft pilots and stockbrokers. In addition Vogt’s love of sport, and of motor racing in particular, has led him to create editions marked with the names of the world’s most important race circuits.

Official website: http://www.vogard.com

VOGARD – Business Officer, Bogey Golfer, Stockmaster and Super Traveler

Swiss watch brand VOGARD is world renowned for their mechanical watches featuring a patented Timezoner® system which enables the wearer to easily change time zones with a simple rotation of the bezel. VOGARD offers specially made world time watches dedicated professionals and watch connoisseurs to suit their needs. Here we highlight four world time watch models dedicated to entrepreneurs, golf players, stock market professionals, business travelers, celebrities and private jet owners.

Business Officer

Business Officer: Dedicated to entrepreneurs handle overseas business ventures, this model comes with a bezel featuring 24 major cities subject to Daylight Savings Time (summer time) have a special marking and adjustment feature. A 24-hour hand keep tracks of day and night.

Bogey Golfer

Bogey Golfer: Designed for Bogey Golfers, players with a handicap of 18 and less, the bezel features the name of a prestigious golf course from each world time-zone.

Stockmaster

Stockmaster: Dedicated to businessmen and professionals associated with share market, the Stockmaster features a bezel engraved with the names of 17 the world’s leading trading indices such as Dow Jones (New York) FTSE (London) and Nikkei (Tokyo).

Super Traveler

Super Traveler: This watch is dedicated to people who travel across the world more than any others such as private jet owners and super stars. To assist them, the bezel of Super Traveler features a record number of 36 cities around its bezel.

Vogard New Licensed Pilot UTC

VOGARD has crafted the first mechanical watch in the world which enables the wearer to easily change time zones with a simple rotation of the bezel. The VOGARD Timezoner® system also is the first ever to allow, at a turn of the bezel, for the indication of Daylight Savings Time in a given location.

In accordance with the internationally approved time zone system the bezel is marked with 24 destinations, one per time zone. The watch has been developed for frequent travelers who are overseas and who eventually need to reset their watch to the local time at their destination.

One of the bestsellers from Vogard is the Licensed Pilot model for fliers. It has attracted a particular following in the aviation world where the proven accuracy and ease of use of the Timezoner system have resulted in many owners regarding their watches almost as tools of their trade.

Designed with pilots in mind, the Licensed Pilot UTC model changes the rules. The new extra large bezel is engraved with the official IATA codes for the main airports of each world time zone and UTC. The mid circle permanently displays the time deviation in hours to UTC, the time standard in aviation.

The outer circle is used for the period from March to September and the inner circle from October to February. Eventually, the bezel accounts for changes in daylight savings time (summer time) in the southern hemisphere and in the northern hemisphere.

VOGARD Radiator R1

The Radiator R1 from VOGARD’s world time collection of watches takes inspiration from the world of motor sport. This watch incorporates the same values and elements used in motor racing: high technology and performance, inventiveness and cutting-edge materials. The Radiator R1 watch is limited to 2x 99 pieces; one series comes with a rhodium movement plate and one series with a black movement plate.

Depending upon the version, the case of Radiator R1 watch is made of brushed steel or extra hard black steel with Titanium-Carbide (TiC). The patented world time movement features a miniature high-tech clutch and a complex gear-train, which enables the wearer to reset the watch in an instant, with no loss of accuracy. The bezel features all major racing tracks with a reference ‘GP’ indicating whether a Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place during standard time or Daylight Savings Time (summer time). Any owner of a VOGARD R1 limited edition may upgrade his bezel whenever the GP calendar is subject to change.

Inspired from the radiator grill of car engine, the dial has a unique structure in the shape of rhombuses, a design never before used in the watch industry. It offers an exciting view into the mechanics of the watch movement. The dial features a classic 3 hands pattern for time reading with an additional red 24h hand displaying AM/PM on the inner circle of the dial. A part of grill design, a date window at 4’o clock displays the date.

The bezel features all major racing tracks with a reference ‘GP’ indicating whether a Formula 1 Grand Prix takes place during standard time or Daylight Savings Time (summer time).

The new Radiator R1 comes in a set with 3 straps –metal bracelet, rubber strap and alligator strap – and all of them are easily interchangeable. The bracelet is made of extra hard black steel with Titanium-Carbide (TiC). Each element is finished and assembled by hand. Each version of Radiator R1 watch is limited to 99 timepieces only.