A watch crafted in tribute to racing heroes, with a tachymeter bezel,
three dial designs, and straps in three styles and 18 colors.
The 1962 Racing Chronograph echoes the best elements of the chronographs worn a half-century ago by tough, no-nonsense racing drivers, when raw talent and sheer courage were the true measures of success on great motorsports circuits from Le Mans to Silverstone, from Spa to Watkins Glen.
The Dan Henry 1962 highlights the best elements of the classic chronographs of the era – first on the track, and later on the moon. – DH
I envisioned the 1962 Racing Chronograph to have the classic lines of the great complex chronographs, with an external bezel to show an immediate reading of speed, while the three subdials display the essential information for timing: elapsed time, minutes, and hours. This concept was created for the punishing conditions of the race track, but became so successful that astronauts used them in the extremes of space.
The 1962 is 39mm in diameter, the traditional size of vintage racing chronographs, and with dials in three variations: Panda, Evil Panda, and Blue. The meca-quartz movement we use combines the accuracy of quartz with the crisp feel and performance of a mechanical chronograph. And the optional date version of the 1962 features the 31st day in red – a detail used by prestigious brands of the past as a reminder to adjust the date during those months with 30 days.
The faceted, screw-in case back is engraved with the profile of the groundbreaking Maserati Tipo 60 “Birdcage” sports car.