Swiss independent brand Azimuth is well known for creating unusual watch designs such as their very cool SP1 Landship with a design reminiscent of a World War I tank or their whimsical Mr Roboto watch inspired by early tin robots made in Japan in the 1950’s.. Despite their avant-garde designs their watches use off the shelf ETA movements that have been heavily modified. Their latest model is aimed at petrol-heads and is called the Azimuth Twin Turbo.
The Azimuth Twin Turbo is influenced by automotive design from the nineteen sixties which is often considered the golden era of car design with such designs as Jaguar E – type, Aston Martin DB4 and Ferrari 250 GTO amongst other classic’s.
The influences are clear to see with the watch’s flip up cover reminiscent of a car bonnet, the case resembling a car’s engine block and the dials like a car’s dashboard instruments.
The large case is made out of stainless steel of different finishes, mixing brushed and polished ones, it measures 54mm x 50mm . The flip up cover is made from anodized aluminium and is raised to access the watch crowns. The cover comes in the colour’s of red, yellow, silver and anthracite.
Each dial is powered by an ETA 2512-2 calibre , and is able to display separate time-zones if needed (each indicates the hour via a small central disc).
The ribbed leather strap that the Azimuth Twin Turbo comes on is intended to mimic the upholstery of a nineteen sixties sports car. The Azimuth Twin Turbo is a limited edition of 88 and is priced at 6000 chf.
More information at the Azimuth website.