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 demeanor 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 undulating and voluminous profile is a sight to behold, and cranking up on style quotient, the case comes in four dashing color options that span the sophisticated to the flamboyant. Featuring polished stainless steel, gold sandblasted PVD and hyper cool military camouflage PVD treatments, each color execution comes in a limited edition run of 100 examples.