Scalfaro’s DB4GTZ 1960 Spada Edition featured in the November Issue of Octane Magazine:
…we brought you news of the GTO 1962Bizzarrini Edition chronograph produced by Scalfaro watches, which collaborated with Nick Mason to incorporate metal from the wheels and engine components of his celebrated Ferrari 250 GTO. Scalfaro, which has previously created a series of watches using material salvaged from Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings and Roadsters, has announced a new model called the DB4GTZ 1960 Spada Edition. As the name implies, it was inspired by the legendary DB4GT Zagato ”2VEV”.
As with previous limited editions the watch contains actual material from the car it honours: in this instance, the 43mm case incorporates aluminium from one of 2 VEV’s original doors, which was damaged beyond repair in an accident. Meanwhile, the domed sapphire crystal (emulating the DB’s bonnet bulge) carries Ercole Spada’s signature and a silhouette of the car, while images of a three-eared wheel-spinner and a DB4 steering wheel are implanted between the strap lugs at the twelve o’clock and six o’clock positions respectively.
The side of the case, is engraved with the firing order of the Tadek Marek six cylinder engine, and the back features a wheel-spinner and flag finished in British Racing Green to complement the Horween Cordovan strap. Powering the watch is a modified Swiss La Joux-Perret self-winding movement with two chronograph subdials, and there is also a rotating inner bezel operated by the additional crown at the ten o’clock position. Just 370 examples will be made – in honour of the first three digits used to identify DB4 engines…