We are spoiled for choice with Kickstarter watches with a motorsport theme just lately, what with the Marchand Legacy which we reviewed yesterday and the EMG Horizon which is being reviewed in May. DIRENZO watches have actually finished their Kickstarter campaign, but are now selling the remaining watches to fund their second model coming later this year.
Introducing DIRENZO watches – DRZ TYPE 250F
The DRZ Type 250F has a design which draws inspiration from the racing cars of the 40s and 50s, in particular, the Maserati Type 250F, which was famously driven by Juan Manuel Fangio in his victory at the 1957 Formula 1 Grand Prix race at the Nürburgring. DIRENZO watches’ goal was to create a timeless but contemporary wristwatch, which transmits a sense of excitement and speed in homage to an era of pioneers and mould-breaking engineering. We’ll let you decide for yourselves whether they achieved their goal, but this certainly is a distinctive-looking timepiece.
The dial is inspired by the tachometer of the Type 250F, and in place of the number “12”, it has “00,” like an old stopwatch. The polished 316L stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter (without the crown), with the height of the watch visually reduced thanks to its dual-cylinder design: a floating “lunette” that rests on the main body – similar to the design of the Omega Speedmaster. Inside is a reliable Seiko NH35 automatic movement. DIRENZO promise that every component is made from the finest materials, and they are assembled in Switzerland, which is important to many collectors.
DIRENZO watches – DRZ TYPE 250F: Specifications
- Case 316L steel (polished)
- Crystal 1.5mm double-domed sapphire with anti-reflective coating
- Diameter W/O crown 40 mm
- Lug to lug 48mm Height 10.10 mm
- Water resistance 5 Atm
- Movement Automatic Seiko NH35
- Wristband Genuine leather with engraved logo on both buckle and leather band
- Caseback Screw down case
- Weight 55gr. (without strap)
- Warranty 24 months
Buy a DIRENZO DRZ Type 250F
The watches, in all four colours, are for sale at Direnzo’s website for $420 (including postage). If you need further convincing, we have a review sample incoming and will share our thoughts on it next month.