Hot on the heels of producing one of our favourite watches this year (the TJW-2), Arpiem is back with another racing watch. Introducing the Arpiem Racematic.

Introducing the Arpiem Racematic

Arpiem aims to bring together the worlds of cars and watches. Their latest release, the Racematic, is an automatic watch with the brand’s signature triple-layer dial. The movement Arpiem has chosen is the Miyota 9132 – a high-end Japanese automatic movement. RRP will be €495, but the watch is currently available for preorders on Kickstarter at just €345 – which we think is a bargain for the specifications on offer – not to mention the gorgeous looks.

There are three colour variants to choose from:

ARPIEM RACEMATIC TJW 3

The TJW 3 is a new version of the TJW theme, dedicated to John Wyer highlighting the colours blue and orange. These colours are combined with a sand-coloured dial, distinguishing itself from other chrono-quartz versions of the TJW, which have black dials.

ARPIEM RACEMATIC TRB

The TRB is a tribute to Mexican champions Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, both of whom died in racing, the first at the start of his career in 1962 and the second at his peak in 1971.

ARPIEM RACEMATIC TCC

The TCC salutes the memory of the unforgettable Colin Chapman, creator of the LOTUS Cars brand, a brilliant, innovative and controversial character who possessed a dark side (even today, some believe that Chapman did not die but “vanished” in order to escape the English taxmen and its creditors…). The TCC takes up the legendary green and yellow colours. On the dial, the engraving « LIGHT IS RIGHT » sums up Chapman’s philosophy for the design of his vehicles.

ARPIEM RACEMATIC – SPECIFICATIONS

• Diameter – 42.5 mm
• Case thickness- 13.8 mm
• MIYOTA 9132 automatic movement with power reserve and 24-hour counter
• Stainless steel box grade 316 L
• “Triple-layer” technology dial
• Sapphire glass with anti-reflection treatment
• Glass case back with a Sapphire glass
• Custom engraved rotor
• Waterproofing 10 ATM
• Numbered in limited editions on the back (300 per model)
• Bull or calf leather strap with deployment buckle
• International 2-year warranty

Buy an Arpiem Racematic

The Racematic is now funding on Kickstarter at the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/617359867/arpiem-racematic-the-racing-vintage-automatic-watch

Author: Mike Richmond

Mike spends what little spare time he has writing for WRUK; and what little money he makes building up his collection of timepieces.

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