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595.00 $

 

TURBO

If your heart pumps gasoline for the 80’s, you’re bound to fall in love with our TURBO collection. A retro-styled range of timepieces, inspired by turbocharged cars, take a proverbial ride through the nostalgic, neon-lit age of the ‘80s.

Shape

A boxy design for an ‘out-of-the-box’ car

In shape, turbo cars showcased a boxy silhouette and were characterized by their straight cut and rounded edges.

With no shortage of charm or charisma, this shape was both easy to cut, with simple body panel bends and gave rise to flat wheel arches, many of which were simple panels bolted to the vehicle.

You’ve seen it on VHS: Front lights that pop-out of a smooth hooded exterior and the louvres that accentuate the rearview window – a fad that surged in the ‘80s as it paved its way from high-end sportscars to everyday vehicles.

Mirroring the rigid outline of turbocharged cars, the timepiece is enclosed within a 40mm boxy case. The detailing of the dial is an implicit nod to the detailing found in the rear window louvres, made from recycled plastic – our way of capturing the spirit of the automotive icons of the ‘80s.

Materials

A time when plastic was fantastic

In materials, it was all plastic-fantastic during the ‘80s – a material that was relatively low-cost to mould or cast.

The trend for many car brands was to manufacture impact-prone components in plastic, such as bumpers or fenders.

Futuristic and versatile, we stretched the boundaries of what could be achieved with this shiny, durable material as we seamlessly integrated it with the aesthetic design cues of turbocharged cars.

Plastic was also highly popular for their interiors, which were often particularly modern in their layout.

Styling

The age of retro colour

In styling, bonnet scoops and rear window louvres (plastic slats across the window) were popular across both manufacturers’ stock production and for custom modifications.

Combined with striking, ‘non-apologetic’ colour schemes, Turbo-badging and ‘go-faster stripes’ to symbolize unparalleled performance, these cars stole the show and dominated the automotive landscape from their malaise-era counterparts.

The name TURBO, for our collection is a tribute to the solution that the automotive industries brought forth: by signalling that a car can roar at a raging speed just by the etching of ‘TURBO’ in sweeping letters across the bonnet, hood or doors.

A decade of color, we wanted to reflect this retro vibrancy in the TURBO range.

Below the upper dial, sits a full superlumina lower dial, allowing a radiant presentation of neon glow through both the indices and louvre-slats.

This is neatly complemented by the vibrant (HNBR) rubber straps to match the decade of illuminated colour, complete with 1980’s decal styling and quick-release system

Technical specs
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 40mm
  • Lug-to-Lug: 46mm
  • Height: 12.3mm
  • Opening diameter: 31.5mm
Movement
  • Swiss-made SELLITA caliber SW200-1
  • Time & Date (Hours, Minutes, Seconds & Date)
  • Sweeping seconds
  • Self-winding mechanism
  • Date quick setting
  • Automatic & manual winding
  • 20 Jewels
  • 41 Hours power reserve
  • VPH 28,800 bph, 4Hz
  • Accuracy ± 15 sec per day
Case
  • Top Glass: Sapphire crystal w. 3 layers of anti-reflection coating + sapphire coating.
  • Caseback Glass: Mineral glass w. smoky effect.
  • Case, bezel, crown & caseback: 316L Stainless steel.
Strap
  • Strap: Rubber
  • Buckle: 316L Stainless steel.
  • Width (lug): 20mm
  • Width (buckle): 18mm
  • Length: 125 / 75mm
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