Pirelli’s PZero Racing collection has been extended with three new models: Racing Chrono Red Strap, Racing Chrono All Black, and Dual Time. They are an expression of Pirelli’s industrial design heritage and its expertise in high technology for motor racing. Pirelli was in fact supplying tyres to racing teams as early as 1907, for car and motorcycle tournaments. Still today its tyres feature strongly in Formula 1, Rally and Superbike competitions.
Racing Chrono Red Strap is the sportiest and toughest-looking version, with bezel in gunmetal sunray finish, dial in carbon black, and contrasting light-coloured subdials. The most eye-catching feature is of course the red strap, matching the buttons and buckle.
Racing Chrono All Black has a more metropolitan style, with case and bezel in gunmetal sunray finish, matt black dial, and silver subdial indices. The brand-new model Racing Dual Time features a total black look, ideal for all times of day and all locations. Its dual dial enables the user to be constantly aware of the time both here and there, so to speak, in another time zone. The watch contains two movements, an automatic ETA 901.001 for the main dial, and a quartz movement (ETA 26.71) for the secondary dial. For all models, the straps recall the historic MS38 tyre tread.
Disk_O is an outstanding high-technology model, with a very different appearance, in part based on the strap in natural rubber which recalls slick racing tyres. Likewise the bezel is a reference to the disc brakes of exclusive car models, with a red “brake calliper,” available in four colour options, red, yellow, black and steel. The dial is in real carbon fibre, the material used in disc brakes and exceptional for its lightness and strength. The entire watch gives the impression of reassuring volume, though in fact it is extremely light.
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In the photo, the Racing Chrono Red Strap.