Detroit Watch Company expands its hot-selling M1-Woodward Sport Chrono Exhibition collection with racing livery with two new models emblazoned with number 98 on the dial.
The number references the winning GT40 at 1966 Daytona driven by Ken Miles and Lloyd Ruby (red dial accents) as well as the Cobra Daytona coupe (blue/white dial) designed by the legendary American designer Peter Brock.
The new line retains the M1 Sport Chrono Exhibition collection’s steel-cased design, but now features the new 98 dial with either red accents on the Daytona Winner model or blue accents on the Daytona Coupe model. Inside the brushed and polished 42mm case you’ll find an ETA Valjoux 7750 chronograph with a customized Detroit Watch decoration visible through a sapphire back.
Detroit Watch offers the duo with a choice of steel bracelet or a leather strap. The new series is also available in blackened DLC finish with a stitched Kevlar strap (see below).
As a bonus, each watch includes a framed timepiece sketch and a special framed sketch of the matching race car. The drawings are by Detroit Watch Company’s Patrick Ayoub, who founded the company with his wife Amy nine years ago.
Prices: $2,200, $2,350 (black DLC edition)
Specifications: Detroit Watch Company M1-Woodward 24hr 1966 Daytona Winner Legends/Coupe Chronograph Exhibition
Movement: Custom Valjoux ETA 7750 automatic chronograph, Incabloc shock-absorber, anachron hairspring, glucydur balance, 28,800 vph, 48-hour power reserve, custom DWC decoration.
Dial: Day-date display in window, minutes and hour subdial counters, small seconds subdial, hour markings, blue or red accents, number 98 on seconds subdial.
Case: 42mm by 14.5mm polished/brushed stainless steel, exhibition caseback, water resistant to 50 meters.
Strap: Calf leather with buckle and quick release spring bars. Ballistic (Kevlar) strap with deployant clasp on DLC edition.
Prices: $2,200, $2,350 (black DLC edition).