Answer the call of the open road: the roar of an engine at full throttle, the rush of pushing a racing machine to its limits, the slicing wind that only comes to those fast enough – the worlds of automobiles and rallies once again serve as inspiration for Azimuth.
Channeling the ferocious and fantastical spirit of motor racing for 2017, Azimuth rolls out the new Gran Turismo, a statement-making timepiece that oozes contemporary charm while paying tribute to the iconic four-wheelers of yesteryears.
A sculptural work of art, the Azimuth GT is distinguished by a wholly unique case, flaunting curves that recall the profile of vintage cars, sharing the same design blueprint as its predecessor, the Twin Turbo, which was launched in 2016.
Testing the aesthetic and technical limits of automobile-inspired watches, the Azimuth GT case silhouette references the curvaceous bonnets of retro Porsche 911s from the 1960s. Elsewhere, the Gran Turismo’s striking dial – positioned at an inclined angle to allow drivers to easily check the time while on the road – is a nod to the larger-than-life speedometer displays found on Mini Cooper dashboards. Further accentuating the throwback and sporty demeanour of the Gran Turismo are two decorative air vents that flank the dial, and ribbed leather straps with contrast stitching that matches the case and dial accents, which takes inspiration from the leather upholstery of 1970s supercars.
The Azimuth Gran Turismo is a perfect example of us going deep into the world of motorsports, looking back into its past and imbuing it with a sense of futurism to offer watch lovers a watch that is truly unique and distinctive.
The undulating and voluminous profile is a sight to behold, and cranking up on style quotient, the case comes in four dashing colour options that span the sophisticated to the flamboyant. Featuring polished stainless steel, gold sandblasted PVD, electric blue sandblasted PVD and hyper cool military camouflage PVD treatments, each colour execution comes in a limited edition.
Case: 316L stainless steel in various colour executions
Dimensions: 50 mm (W) x 54 mm (L)
Features: Hour indication on disc, minute and second hands
Movement: Automatic winding
Strap: Leather strap with folding clasp
Water Resistance: 3 ATM
Limited edition of 150 pieces in full steel
Limited edition of 100 pieces in black PVD
Limited edition of 100 pieces in frosty gold PVD
Limited edition of 50 pieces in urban camouflage