Watch maker Omologato have freshly available a new stock of their timepiece that celebrates 1976 Formula One World Champion and motor racing legend James Hunt.
The charismatic Englishman won ten of the 92 Grand Prix he started, his first a famous maiden victory for Hesketh Racing at the 1975 Dutch GP, just a second clear of the Ferrari of Niki Lauda, and he backed that up with three second place finishes to come fourth in the Drivers’ Championship that year. It was the next season that saw Hunt make his mark in motorsport history - a move to McLaren set up a dramatic season which saw the championship go down to the final race in Japan. As is now well-known, the title battle was between in Hunt and Lauda, back in the Ferrari after his huge accident at the Nurburgring, Hunt doing just enough to win the crown after Lauda returned early in a very wet trace.
A tribute to a legend, the official James Hunt Chronograph is available in a limited edition of just 750 with either a leather strap or a nylon/leather bonded bracelet, both models featuring a matt black dial, James Hunts’ signature and the iconic red, blue and yellow stripes emblazoned across the face - the very same colours that appeared on James’ race helmet, a nod to Wellington College, where James was educated.
Full details are on www.omologatowatches.com.