Watch news : Ferro & Company launches Distinct 3 on Kickstarter

Inspired since its creation by objects, people and places admired by its founders, the Canadian brand Ferro & Company He has decided, as with AGL models with aviation, to do good in the past for his new collection called Different 3. More precisely in the car races of the 1960s. One was as exciting as it was dangerous, dotted with purring engines and a stimulating smell that blends gasoline and burnt tires.

This new collection is directly inspired by a car that has marked the history of motor racing and especially that of the legendary “24 hours of Le Mans”: Porsche 917. Designed in the late 1970s by Ferdinand Piëch, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche himself, it was presented at the Geneva Motor Show on March 12, 1969. Thanks to an engine that develops 530 horsepower, Porsche announced it as the production car the fastest of the time with a maximum peak at 320 km / h. It will be produced in two versions, the “LH” (for “Lang Heck” which means “long tail”) and the “K” version (for “Kurz” which means “Short”). It is the last thing that will happen to the legend by winning twice in a row 24 hours of Le Mans In 1970 and 1971, he then kept track of the distance traveled during the race for almost 40 years with more than 5,335 kilometers in 24 hours.

This model and its evolutions inspired Ferro & Company with the Distinct 3, and more particularly the meters of the famous signed car Porsche. within a 42 mm case In polished stainless steel, this watch has a unique feature: it is a mono needle. Then, having only one hand to indicate both hours and minutes, time flows differently, more approximately while remaining accurate. In fact, 12 segments are marked between each hour to allow time to be read with a 5 minute accuracy.

This new collection has been rejected with an orange and blue dial to remember the victorious Porsche, or with a black or white background sublimated by some orange details reminiscent of the recent Porsche GT3 RS. The case is finished off with a sapphire crystal and has, for automatic models, a transparent background that reveals a japanese automatic movement, caliber Miyota 9015, a Swiss automatic movement, caliber STP1-11, both stamped “Ferro & Company”. For smaller bags or for those who do not particularly like the mechanics of watchmaking, a third edition animated by a Swiss quartz movement, Round 715 caliber, is also available.

The devil hidden in the details, Canadian artisans also thought of the bracelet when equipping the model with a rally bracelet With orange seams. For the record, the “rally” or “racing” bracelet is inspired by automotive world in the 1970s and perforations in certain parts of the cars to reduce the weight of the latter. This microperforated bracelet adds a vintage touch to the watch, in addition to the automotive look linked to the watch.

Clocks Ferro & Company Distinct 3 They are currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter. However, Canadian artisans make it clear that each model will be produced in 1000 copies and that no other watch will be produced thereafter (but to be guaranteed for 5 years, it is nothing). Notice therefore to individual needle lovers or car enthusiasts, prices start at $ 319 (€ 222) for the quartz version, $ 529 (€ 369) for the one equipped with Miyota 9015, then $ 699 (€ 488) for the one that works with STP1-11. And since the goal has already been reached, you know that the delivery will take place in August 🙂

Ferro & Company Distinct 3 Watch / Features

  • Living place: Stainless steel / polished finish
  • Width: 42mm
  • Length: 48mm
  • Thickness: 13.1mm
  • Entrecorne: 22mm
  • Type of glass: Sapphire crystal
  • Movement: Quartz and automatic
  • Bracelet Perforated black Italian leather
  • Buckle: Pin / Polished Finish
  • Waterproof: 5 ATMs / 50 meters
  • Warranty: 5 years