TURBO NavyBlue

695.00 USD

The retro-inspired TURBO Collection is fueled by the vibrant spirit of turbocharged cars from the 1980s.

  • Free worldwide shipping
    Customs/duties for non-EU orders not included Read More
  • 36-month sales warranty &
    30-day returns Read More
  • Secure payments with credit card, Paypal
    or in monthly installments with Splitit
  • Need further help with this item? Contact us
695.00 USD
695.00 USD

The retro-inspired TURBO Collection is fueled by the vibrant spirit of turbocharged cars from the 1980s.

  • Free worldwide shipping
    Customs/duties for non-EU orders not included Read More
  • 36-month sales warranty &
    30-day returns Read More
  • Secure payments with credit card, Paypal
    or in monthly installments with Splitit
  • Need further help with this item? Contact us

The TURBO decade

The TURBO craze was a phase in the ‘80s which infused everyday road cars with the magical powers of race cars. From hot-hatches to world-beating supercars, ‘Turbo Everything’ was a phrase coined in the industry. For the moto-headed school kids of the era, it was the buzzword to draw your attention.

With the demand for fuel economy and the uprise in development of smaller engines, turbocharging was the metaphorical elixir for squeezing extra horsepower from the engine. The striking letters of the TURBO logo embossed across the exterior of the car sold itself – in fact, many car manufacturers sold the infamous badging, but not the associated turbocharging.

The TURBO Timepieces are designed to mimic this Golden Era for automation.

A romantic sentiment for those who want to reminisce, the turbo-inspired design cues imbuing throughout the watch range harken back to the shape, materials, and styling of these highly characteristic cars. Enclosed within a 40mm case that showcases the same rigidity and boxy silhouette of the turbocharged cars, the timepieces are scattered with evocative design references left for the wearer to cherish.

The dial draws inspiration from the rear window louvres, made from recycled plastic and engraved with the iconic ‘Turbo badging’ at 4 o’clock. Below the upper dial, sits a full superluminova 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.

‘Core collection’ concept
Unlike our LIMITED editions, the CORE Collection watches do not feature recycled components from any specific vehicle as part of their design, and instead take inspiration frin a selection of the most definitive eras in the history of man and machine.
  • Diameter 40,0 mm
  • Height 12,3 mm
  • Lug-to-Lug 46,0 mm
  • Dial Opening Ø 31,6 mm
  • Swiss-made SELLITA cal. 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
  • 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: Rubber
  • Buckle: 316L Stainless steel.
  • Width (lug): 20mm
  • Width (buckle): 18mm
  • Length: 125 / 75mm

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 a bold and charismatic presence, the boxy design, with simple body panel bends, streamlined manufacturing and gave rise to flat, unadorned wheel wells.

A true throwback to the VHS era, the timepiece’s smooth exterior houses front lights that protrude like headlamps on a classic sports car, and its recycling plastic louvre detailing on the dial pays homage to the iconic styling found on the rear windows of 80s vehicles.

Mirroring the rigid silhouette of a turbocharged car, the timepiece is encased in a sturdy, 40mm rectangular housing with a pattern motif on the dial that reflects the detailing found in the rear-window louvres, made from recycled plastic. 


The 80s Love Affair with Plastic

The 80s were a decade when plastic was fantastic – a versatile and cost-effective material that was easy to mold and cast.

Car manufacturers embraced its potential, using it to craft impact-resistant components such as bumpers and fenders.

With a futuristic and imaginative approach, we push the boundaries of what could be achieved with this resilient, shiny material and seamlessly fused it with the aesthetic design of turbocharged cars, creating a truly innovative and striking look.

The interiors of these vehicles were no exception, often featuring sleek, modern layouts that were both functional and visually alluring.


Retro Hues, Modern Twist

In the styling of 80s Turbo cars, hood scoops and rear window louvers were popular, both in factory-standard models and custom modifications.

Combined with strking, unapologetic color schemes, Turbo-badging, and racing stripes, 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: a declaration of unparalleled performance – to 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.

Beneath the upper dial, a full superlumina lower dial allows a radiant glow of neon light to shine through both the indices and louvre-slats, beautifully complementing the bright and durable HNBR rubber straps, featuring 1980s decal styling and a convenient quick-release system.

You can purchase this item in payment installments with Splitit - with no extra hidden costs. The installments will be spread over your chosen number of months and debited to your credit card.
Splitit installment payments at 0 % interest: How does it work exactly?

Splitit allows you to split the total payment over a maximum of twelve months using your credit card. This service is free, involves no credit checks or applications, and means you can choose to split your payment into monthly installments.

To use this payment method all you need a credit card with a sufficient amount of available credit. Splitit authorizes the total order value—but don’t worry, this is not taken in full when you complete the purchase. At the time of shipping, only the first installment will be charged to your credit card. The remaining balance will be held on your credit card until the final payment has been made. However, a payment authorization for the outstanding amount of your purchase will be held during the full payment period.

After each monthly payment, the amount held from your available balance will be reduced to the new remaining balance (the held amount might appear as “pending”). To ensure that the authorization of your credit card is valid for the entire payment period, the authorization will be renewed every 21 days.

Are there any extra fees involved?

No, this is an interest-free payment method with no additional fixed fees, service fees, interest, or hidden fees of any kind.

Which credit cards does Splitit support?

You can pay using Splitit with a Mastercard or Visa card. Debit cards, American Express and pre-paid cards are not accepted.

Do I have to maintain the required available credit amount on my credit card?

Yes, you must maintain a sufficient amount on your credit card for both the monthly payment and for the full outstanding amount of your purchase during the full period of the plan. The authorized amount will be charged only in the event that a monthly payment is declined (the authorization hold might appear as “pending” on your credit card bill).

What happens if I return the product?

If you decide to not keep the ordered item(s), upon return of the items we will reimburse the installments that have already been paid and cancel the outstanding payments.

When and where can I choose the number of installments for my payment plan?

Installment payments with Splitit can be chosen as a payment option during the checkout process. Here, you can choose the number of installments in your payment plan and view the monthly payment amounts.