Sébastien Loeb, with his eighth consecutive world championship title victory, sets a unique record in the world of motor sport. To mark his success, the Marvin/Loeb team has created two new chronographs in his honor.
These two pieces have been designed specifically for people who are true fans of motor sports. All parts of these watches are crafted to remind us about real nature of the watches. Each of these two Loeb Rally models comes with a tachometric scale on the bezel. Two chronograph push buttons are created in the form of car pedal, while the dial resembles the dashboard. The first version has open worked baton-type hands and yellow hour-markers which are another nod to motor sports. Also, a vibrant yellow is traditionally associated with energy and power.
The second model is an 88-piece ultra-limited worldwide edition. This limited edition number was chosen for two reasons: Loeb’s eighth victory and Marvin’s mysterious lucky number 8.
This novelty comes with red hands and hour-markers, which symbolizes the passionate determination that drives the famous French rally driver. Considering the fact that it is a racing watch, it comes equipped with a system of depreciation – the red spring on the place of adjustment of the strap to the case.
These two chronographs are powered by the Swiss-made ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic movements. The time-proven mechanism is built on 25 jewels and provides a power-reserve up to 48 hours when fully charged.
Each of these two Sébastien Loeb’s wristwatches is housed in a large-sized matt black PVD-coated case with the diameter of 44 mm. On the right side of the case, there is a black PVD-coated screw-lock crown and two chrono pushers. The case is constructed to resist water pressure up to 100 meters (approximately 330 feet).
Underneath the shock-resistant sapphire crystal window, there is a tarmac-textured dial with red or yellow hands and hour-markers filled with Superluminova for the best visibility. The motor sports inspired dial comprises chronograph counters designed like the dashboards. The day/date window is located at the 3 o’clock position. Also, both models boast Sébastien Loeb’s signature located under the day/date aperture.
For the best comfort of the wearer, the Marvin brand attached its two new watches to comfortable black rubber straps with the company’s tang clasps. Both Loeb’s models will be available on Marvin’s e Shop at the end of July 2012 for the retail price of $3,820 each.