Category Archives: racing

introducing: Formex, Watches with Patented Suspension System

Foreword At, we like to discuss watchmaking in the second part of the XX century. A lot of trends have appeared during that era, and their precursors don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In 2010, editor Francis J. had an interesting correspondence with Mister Brendon Nunes, founder of Trintec Industries Inc. , which led to the […]

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introducing: RundenMeister, timers for the wrist and the dash

The trade mark RundenMeister was successfully registered in Summer 2008. I don’t know if the brand ever existed before, but the current owner Herr Thilo Figaj cleverly decided to specialize it in motorsport timers. Perhaps the most representative product from RundenMeister is their Sequence Timer, which allows drivers to simultaneously operate up to 3 pocket stopwatches. […]

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introducing: IWI Watches

English watchmaker Ian Walsh trained in Manchester before working with TAG Heuer. Base in Lancashire, UK, Mr. Walsh registered the British trademark IWI Watches in Summer 2006 and launched his first collection of IWI Watches in September 2007. Prior to IWI watches, Mr. Walsh has been supplying and repairing specialist timing equipment to the film […]

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British Racing watch motorized without cutting corners

The British Formula 1 Grand Prix will be held at Silverstone for the next 17 years. To mark the FIA endorsement of the “Home of British Motor Racing”, the team of Christopher Ward is launching an automatic watch named after one of the most demanding sets of corners of the Silverstone racing track: the Becketts. Unveiled last […]

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