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Made from the King of Cools famous 1961 TR6 Triumph Trophy “Jump” motorcycle.

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1,995.00 USD
Limited to 393 pieces
1,995.00 USD
USD EUR GBP DKK

Made from the King of Cools famous 1961 TR6 Triumph Trophy “Jump” motorcycle.

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    Need help with this item? Contact us

Description

The TTT Escape is a limited edition timepiece made from the King of Cools famous 1961 TR6 Triumph Trophy “Jump” motorcycle.

Captain Virgil Hilts, the fearless US pilot portrayed with a laid-back demeanor, orchestrates a daring attempt to leap over two border fences into Switzerland on his 1962 Triumph TR6 Trophy. However, his endeavor ends in a crash and recapture, etching a scene now hailed as one of cinema’s most iconic moments.

The motorcycle, known as the most renowned Triumph in history, is now part of the permanent exhibit at the Triumph Factory Museum. Prior to its display, collector Dick Shepherd meticulously restored the bike, preserving the original clutch plates and connecting rods. These components were later repurposed into the dials of the TTT Escape timepieces.

Specifications
Dimensions
  • Diameter 43,0 mm
  • Lug-to-Lug 46,5 mm
  • Height 12,3 mm
  • Opening diameter 33,0 mm
  • Weight (w. strap) 95g
Movement

Caliber SW200-1 S b SELLITA movement w. rotor decoration
Ruthenium Anthracite plating
Automatic, manual winding
Frequency 28,800 VPH (4.0 hz)
Power reserve 41 hours
Accuracy ± 15sec per day
26 Jewels

Features

Swiss-made
3 Hands
Skeletonized sandwich dial with 30-degree rotation adjustment between two positions “RIDE” and “DRESS”
5 ATM, 50 meters
3-year full warranty

Case

316L Stainless steel
4-piece case 
Dual case system
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with layers of anti-reflective coating
Exhibition caseback with Mineral Crystal

Materials

Third inner dial ring (lowest part) made from reforged 1962 Triumph Trophy TR6 clutch plates and con-rods

Strap

Perforated brown double calf leather strap
Stamped green inner lining and curved spring bar
Stainless steel wire buckle with polished and sandblast finishing, black PVD coated tongue
Width (lugs) 22,0 mm
Width (buckle) 18,0 mm
Length 125,0/75,0 mm

 

“I haven’t seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over.”

– Cpt. Hilts

A small piece of

Movie history

 

The 1961 Triumph TR6 Trophy 650cc, featured in the film, has earned its status as the most renowned Triumph motorcycle globally, largely due to the thrilling chase and jump sequence it starred in.

Recognized as the “King of Cool,” the star actor held a deep passion for motorcycles and race cars beyond the screen. Often, he personally executed his own stunts when given the chance in his movie roles, a skill that led to his induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999.

Surprisingly, the scene where Hilts, known as the ‘Cooler King,’ endeavors to flee into Switzerland by disguising himself as a German soldier and leaping the border fence, was actually performed by his friend and stunt rider, Bud Ekins.

Con-rods &

Clutch plates

 

After filming wrapped up, the motorcycle was left neglected in a barn in Norfolk until it was stumbled upon by Dick Shepherd, renowned for owning the world’s largest private collection of Triumph motorcycles. Upon verifying its authenticity with Bud Ekins, Shepherd embarked on a restoration journey to revive its former splendor.

The restoration process spanned approximately four months, during which an impressive 95% of the original components were retained on the showcased bike. Nonetheless, Shepherd opted to replace the clutch plates and connecting rods to restore the Triumph to its cinematic appearance, preserving the originals for REC Watches to incorporate into the TTT Escape watch dials.

Today, the meticulously restored bike holds a permanent position at the Triumph Factory Museum in Hinckley.

Design and DNA

True to fiction

 

In crafting the TTT Escape timepiece, our goal was to bridge the gap between the aesthetics and functionalities of this exceptional motorcycle.

Beyond incorporating TR6 elements into the dial, the TTT Escape also integrates various nods to the bike’s design. These include the deep-green color scheme adorning the dial, rotor, and strap lining, as well as the movie-inspired license plate (WH-13371) positioned at 5 o’clock on the inner dial.

The semi-openworked sandwich dial and exhibition case offer a peek into the inner workings, reminiscent of the TR6’s stripped-down engine design. The polished wire lugs, emerging from the vertically-brushed outer case, evoke the appearance of the bike’s exhaust pipes. Each watch is uniquely numbered on the case’s left side.

The skeletonized SW200-1 movement, crafted in collaboration with Sellita, boasts ruthenium plating and a custom rotor inspired by spoked wheels, featuring a sunburst-finished oscillating weight. A dual case construction enables wearers to rotate the entire dial, seamlessly transitioning between RIDE and DRESS modes. In RIDE mode, the 12 o’clock marker shifts 30 degrees clockwise to align with the rider’s view.

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