by Fabien Roth
A place with a name that makes car fanatics come alive with the excitement of new revolutionary and innovative motorsport ideas, Weissach stands for technological and mechanical success on the racing track, and for the subsequent transfer of that winning prowess from racers to road-going models.
Construction of the revolutionary test track, skid pad and off-road course began in the early 1960s. The illustrious facility grew with the induction of R&D buildings and an all-new CanAm course in the early 1970s and with its growth has come enumerate success stories.
Omologato’s The Weissach allows the most discerning petrolheads to fuse with one of the world’s most successful stories. From the 917 powerhouse, which claimed Porsche’s first victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, to the development of the modern 918 Hybrid, Weissach has pioneered and developed titans at forefront of the automotive and racing world.
Engineered to be the ultimate driving watch, the timepiece represents a period when Weissach was developing racing cars such as the Porsche 917 and the early 930 Turbos. The design of The Weissach gets its inspiration from the 70s style that was prolific in many motorsport pieces made at the time.
For the first time in an Omologato watch, The Weissach features an optimised case, to ensure it can withstand the toughest conditions on the world’s greatest racing circuits and roads. The perfect driver’s watch contains eight layers of IP plating whilst the use of Acid Yellow placed within the first 15 minutes of the dial display perfectly emulates a brake calliper. In addition, a high-quality Japanese movement brings a desirable level of precision, reliability and accuracy that is associated with the very best in watch manufacturing.
The Weissach Chronograph is limited to 200 examples, and is priced at £329. Pre-orders can now be placed on the Omologato website – www.omologatowatches.com.
Omologato founder Shami Kalra, said: “Porsche Rennabteilung Weissach is a name synonymous with motoring enthusiasts, where racing and road legends are born. The Weissach watch pays the ultimate tribute to one of the world’s most revered facilities. We are enormously proud to engineer a complex chronograph which will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to take the watch to the limit on the race track and the toughest roads whilst feeling entrenched within Weissach’s enviable history.”