INTRODUCTION

JOHN SURTEES EDITION

Celebrating the only World Champion on Two and Four Wheels

John Surtees’ career in international motorsport is truly unique – he is the only person to have achieved World Championships Titles on two and four wheels. This edition of mechanical timepieces was created in close collaboration with John Surtees and expresses the spirit of his extraordinary career.

Limited to 300 pieces, a share of the proceeds from the edition sales support the Henry Surtees Foundation.

DESIGN

The elegant, but racy lines of the bikes and cars that John Surtees raced during his career inspired the design of this extraordinary edition which also incorporates the characteristic light blue color of John Surtees’ legendary helmet design. The watch also features John Surtees’ original ignature as well as the Henry Surtees Foundation helemt logo on the inside of the front sapphire crystal above the dial.

A unique Watch fit for the wrist of a true Champion…

ORIGINAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATERIAL

This extraordinary edition was designed in close collaboration with John Surtees who also supplied genuine historic parts coming from his 1960 MV Agusta 500ccm championship bike as well as his 1964 Ferrari 158 championship F1 car which were subsequently integrated into the watch cases, so that each of the edition watches contains their authentic DNA and thus a direct link to John Surtees’ unique career.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Edition Name: John Surtees Edition

Case: 38mm, Stainless Steel incl. Scalfaro Ceramic DNA Intarsia and original material of 1960 MV Agusta 500ccm bike as well as 1964 Ferrari 158 race car, 50m/165ft Water-Resistance

Movement: ADK Swiss Calibre 147 Small Second, mechanical Swiss movement with automatic winding mechanism, engraved rotor

Features: Hours, minutes, small seconds, date

Crystal: Sapphire Crystal (Front and Caseback)

Strap: Black Horween Shell Cordovan Leather Strap, Folding Buckle

Edition Limitation: 300 Pieces

Price: From Euro 4.500,-

SUPPORTING THE HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION

The Henry Surtees Foundation was started by John Surtees OBE in memory of his beloved son Henry who died in a tragic motorsport accident. The foundation was set up to assist people with accidental injuries and help young people to develop their capabilities. Part of the proceeds of this edition will be donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation.

For more information, please visit: www.henrysurteesfoundation.com

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION

SCALFARO JOHN SURTEES WATCH EDITION

Limited Edition of Mechanical Wristwatches commemorating the unique Motorsport Career of John Surtees OBE – the only World Champion on two and four Wheels.

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN ICON OF MOTORSPORT HISTORY

2014 marks the not only the 80th birthday of racing legend JOHN SURTEES, but also the 50th anniversary of his groundbreaking 1964 Formula One World Championship title making him the only man ever to have won world championships on both two and four wheels.

Between 1956 and 1960, Surtees won seven World Championships and six Isle of Man TTs on 350cc and 500cc MV Agusta motorcycles.

Stepping from bikes and into Formula One cars, he drove for Lotus, BRM, Cooper and Honda and then, from 1963, for Ferrari.

After winning the Nürburgring and Monza 1000km races in Enzo’s sports cars, he took the Formula One World Championship in 1964 in a Ferrari 158. Winning world championships with both bikes and cars is a feat unmatched by any other racer.

Inspired by JOHN SURTEES‘ exceptional motorsport career and life, watch manufacture SCALFARO have created the JOHN SURTEES EDITION of mechanical Swiss watches.

This extraordinary edition was designed in close collaboration with JOHN SURTEES who supplied genuine historic parts from his 1960 MV Agusta 500ccm championship bike as well as his 1964 Ferrari 158 championship F1 car. The parts have been sympathetically integrated into the watch cases, so that each edition contains their authentic DNA thus a direct link to JOHN SURTEES’ unique career.

The sapphire crystal proudly carries the JOHN SURTEES signature as well as the helmet logo of the HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION* part of the proceeds from this edition will be donated to the foundation set up by John Surtees following the tragic death of his son Henry whilst competing in Formula 2 race in 2009 aged just 18 years old.

Further details include: 38mm case diameter, watch case incl. coloured SCALFARO Ceramic DNA Intarsia as well as original material of John Surtees’ 1960 MV Agusta and 1964 Ferrari 158, finely decorated Swiss mechanical movement incl. engraved rotor, off-shape bezel, sapphire crystal, see-through case back incl. overview of JOHN SURTEES‘ championship years, black Horween shell cordovan strap, elegant folding buckle, water-resistant to 50m (165ft).

“A classic watch marrying history and achievement with modern technology”. JOHN SURTEES OBE

Limited to 300 timepieces only, the SCALFARO – JOHN SURTEES EDITION is available from GBP 3.295/ EURO 4.350.

SALES ENQUIRIES: For all sales-related enquiries, please contact: email: info@scalfaro.com, Tel: +49 (0) 72 34 – 94 99620 or visit: www.scalfaro.com

BACKGROUND INFO & EDITION PARTNERS

BELOW YOU FIND EXTENSIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PARTNERS & ELEMENTS OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY EDITION:

  • SHORT BIO JOHN SURTEES OBE
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION
  • SCALFARO – WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS

SHORT BIO JOHN SURTEES OBE

John Surtees is truly unique in motorsport. Riding for the celebrated MV Agusta team, he won seven World Championships between 1956 and 1960. Then ‐ with nothing left to prove ‐ he made the transition from two wheels to four, winning the Formula One World Championship with Ferrari in 1964.

To this day his feat of winning World Championships on two and four wheels remains unparalleled. During his remarkable racing career he won 290 of the 621 races he entered and claimed a further 103 podium finishes, recording 48 fastest laps and 100 record laps along the way.

For more information, please visit:  www.johnsurtees.com

INTRODUCTION TO THE HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION

The Henry Surtees Foundation was started by John Surtees OBE in memory of his beloved son Henry who died in a tragic motorsport accident. The foundation was set up to assist people with accidental injuries and help young people to develop their capabilities. Part of the proceeds of this edition will be donated to the Henry Surtees Foundation.

For more information, please visit: www.henrysurteesfoundation.com

SCALFARO – MECHANICAL SWISS WATCHES FOR ENTHUSIASTS:

Brothers Alexander and Dominik Kuhnle founded the watch brand SCALFARO in 2001. Their uncompromising focus on quality, individuality and precision, combined with their creativity and dedication have shaped “SCALFARO” into a strong brand with a unique character. Its remarkable and authentic designs have assisted to establish “SCALFARO” as one of the rare family-owned manufacturers of fine mechanical timepieces. In its Swiss Ateliers the company manufactures mechanical masterpieces by combining traditional artisan techniques, innovative materials and the latest modern-day technology. SCALFARO’s extraordinary design language and powerful shapes are complemented by flawless workmanship, keen attention to detail and the use of the finest materials. A SCALFARO timepiece always forms a harmonious unit radiating with clear lines, sporty elegance, refined functionality and impressive solidity. Furthermore, SCALFARO is a specialist in the field of exclusive high-end editions due to proprietary innovations such as its SCALFARO Ceramic Intarsia Technology.

“IN NATURE, NOTHING IS CREATED, NOTHING IS DESTROYED, EVERYTHING IS TRANSFORMED”

Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier, 18th Century

At Scalfaro we transform genuine material of iconic objects into technical masterpieces that carry emotions, bring pleasure to people and tell intriguing stories. By skillfully blending history with technological modernity we preserve the legends and achievements of the past and proudly carry their fascination into our modern age.

DISCLAIMER

DISCLAIMER:

SCALFARO IS THE OFFICIAL WATCH PARTNER OF MR. JOHN SURTEES OBE AS WELL AS THE HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION. SCALFARO WATCHES IS NOT IN ANY WAY AFFILIATED WITH “FERRARI S.P.A.” or “MV AGUSTA MOTOR S.P.A.”. THE REFERENCES TO “MV AGUSTA”, AND “FERRARI” ARE USED FOR HISTORIC REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY. EACH EDITION TIMEPIECE IS MANUFACTURED IN AN ARTISANAL PROCESS AND REPRESENTS A UNIQUE PIECE OF ART.