Well, this one is for die hard motorcycle lovers and admirers of Swiss watchmaking and craftsmanship. Azimuth Watches, Biel, Switzerland-based manufacturer of avant-garde and complicated timepieces have unveiled their latest watch. Christened SP-1 Crazy Rider, the design of the mechanical watch is inspired from motorcycles. Shape like the engine of a motorcycle, the unique timepiece pays homage to Easy Rider, a 1969 American road movie starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.
Azimuth SP-1 "Crazy Rider" forever! Thanks to Azimuth fan Marc Weinberg for this video!
Posted by Official Azimuth Watch on Sunday, December 20, 2015
Behind the asymmetrical case and exposed screws, the motorcycle-inspired watch comes with a chain enclosed around a pair of sprockets situated on either end of the case. It is designed to look like a motorcycle’s sprocket brake drive system and also controls the hour and minute displays of the auto-inspired watch. The hour hand moves around the chain along the 24-hour marker which is designed in cool red and yellow color. On the other side, the longer minutes hand moves up the dial. As the minute hand couldn’t make a full rotation fast enough, it is actually fixed to a pinion which allows it to move faster and match in direct ratio with the hour hand.
Bulky at 55mm wide, the caseback of SP-1 Crazy Rider watch flaunts the ETA movement which is designed to look like an engine block and is specially modified by the watchmaker. The timepiece comes with a leather strap and the mid-case element is available in black PVD and brown PVD options. Water resistant up to 30-meters, the Azimuth SP-1 Crazy Rider Watch comes with a price tag of CHF 5,250(about $5,260).