Memorabilia: Omologato's Salzburg Watch - Remembering Le Mans 1970!
Audio: Click on the Audio tab to hear Omologato Ambassador Richard Attwood talking about his 1970 Le Mans win.
If you ask most long-time motorsport fans to list out the greatest race cars in history then it is a pretty fair bet that Porsche’s iconic 917 will crop up in their choices somewhere. The car was the quickest thing on the track at the in the early 1970s, exceeding 200mph in four different places of a lap of Le Mans, and lives on in the memory of many for its depiction in the Steve McQueen film Le Mans in the distinctive Gulf livery.
For all the success of the JWA team and their blue an orange cars, the Le Mans 24-Hours was the one major races that slipped through their fingers, and it fell to the 917K of Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood to give Porsche their first outright win in 1970. Regarded as the least likely of the 917 ranks to do anything in the race, some smart strategy calls before and during the race by the crew saw it leading after 11-hours and never again headed completing over 4,860-miles at an average of 119mph.
Celebrating the win of the red and white No.23 917K is the Salzburg watch from Omologato. With all the features you would expect from a quality timepiece, the Salzburg bears the distinctive white on red flashes No.23 wore at Le Mans on its inset seconds dial, as well as the car’s race number on another of the three inset dials.
With only 20 to be made, deliveries are set for January 2017, but early buyers should be able to select the number of their own Salzburg! Priced at £329.00 the watch is just one of a range of motoring and motorsport watches at www.Omolgatowatches.com
Tech Specs :
Material: Chrome finish stainless steel
Dial Colour: Matt finish dial
Movement: Japanese Quartz
Water Resistance: 10ATM
Flat sapphire coated
Material: Italian grain leather
Colour: Black with contrast Guards Red stitching