Monday, 29 April 2013

Baselworld 2013: ContaTempo Scuderia mechanical collection - something fun and affordable (with pricing and specs)

ContaTempo Scuderia is an Italian brand making affordable, motocross-inspired timepieces. At Baselworld 2013 it presented its first mechanical watches, including several chronographs.


ContaTempo Scuderia Salt Flat Racer in black PVD

All the ContaTempo Scuderia timepieces have the same 46 mm case with four lugs attached by screws, and the crown at 12 o'clock - a look inspired by sporting stopwatches. Fitted with sapphire crystals, the cases are water resistant to 100 m, while the case backs are black PVD coated with lacquered segments in the colours of the Italian flag. 


Initially available only as quartz timepieces, the new line of watches from ContaTempo Scuderia all have automatic movements. Two models are available, a time-only automatic as well as a self-winding chronograph. Various case and dial combinations are available.


ContaTempo Scuderia Cafe Racer chronograph

The time-only models retail for between US$1395 to US$1495, while the chronographs start at US$2995 up to US$3195.

The bullhead-style case design was immediately attractive the first time I saw it. Now that they have mechanical movements, these are much more appealing timepieces.

- SJX


ContaTempo Scuderia Cafe Racer chronograph

ContaTempo Scuderia Master Time chronograph

ContaTempo Scuderia Salt Flat Racer 0-60 automatic