Turismo Watch Co.
TERTRE ROUGE CHRONOGRAPH BADALASSI
Designed in Great Britain and meticulously crafted in our atelier in Switzerland.
The perfect balance of form and function.
Choose from custom-made Italian Leather, Tropic style or Nato strap.
- Midnight Blue Dial
- Bi-Compax Chronograph
Add and split functions and power save mechanism
42.5 mm diameter
Sapphire coated K1 mineral glass
Water resistant to 100 metres / 10 ATM
- Swiss gold plated, 10 jewel, shock resistant, quartz movement
- Choice of strap
MAN & MACHINE
Paying homage to arguably the greatest of all man and machine spectacles, the Turismo Tertre Rouge, carries the name of the legendary corner on the Circuit de la Sarthe, that annually hosts the 24 Heures du Mans - The “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency”.
Tertre Rouge refers to the colour of the terroir at this critical mid speed right hand curve, that leads towards the first stretch of the Mulsanne.
True to this spirit, the Turismo Tertre Rouge has been meticulously crafted and is a perfect balance of form and function.
MIDNIGHT BLUE SKY
The discreet gloss midnight blue dial, is framed by an impression of a classic Nardi steering wheel, finished in Mercedes-Benz ‘Silver Arrows’, that delicately traces the chapter ring and encompasses the two-hand installed, concentrically turned and recessed sub dials.
The hour indexes are in Jaguar 'Primrose yellow'
Clarity is essential; hence, the uniquely coloured ‘French yellow’ hour and minute hands are of the traditional syringe style, with cathedral panelling.
The chrono second hand, in ‘full course yellow’ is complete with 'Lola White' Turismo emblem and reminds the wearer that every second counts.
GULF RACING ORANGE
The minute counter and small seconds sub dials carry a traditionally pointed hand in a third, vivid, Gulf Racing orange,whilst the date wheel at 6 o’clock is presented in a contrasting white rectangle.
STAINLESS STEEL CASE WITH INDIVIDUAL SERIAL NUMBER
The 42.5 mm brushed case stands at 12 mm thickness, with a 20mm lug width, and is crafted from 316 L stainless steel. It wont tarnish and will never rust. To the rear, the case is finished with a mirror polished screw down back which is etched with the Turismo emblem, and each watch is individually serial numbered.
Water resistant to 100M/ 10 ATM, the Tertre Rouge is powered by a Swiss 10 Jewel quartz movement – a superb calibre found in many of the horological worlds’ most iconic brands. The gold-plated movement offers a standard 54-month battery life expectancy (with small seconds running), will function in temperatures up to 50 degrees Celsius and is shock resistant to ISO 1413 and NIHS 91-10 standards.
CARE ADVICE: Please do not use leather strap in water
EVERY SECOND COUNTS
So, when every second counts, our British design team and Swiss Horologists have, in the Turismo Tertre Rouge, married both form and function and style and substance.
42.5 mm diameter, 12mm depth, 50 mm lug to lug, 20 mm lug width.
Case weight without strap 62g.
316 L low carbon chromium - nickel - molybdenum austenitic stainless steel.
A bi-compax chronograph with recessed concentrically turned minute and second sub dials.
Bespoke syringe style hour and minute hands, with cathedral panelling.
SAPPHIRE COATED CRYSTAL
Flat sapphire coated K1 mineral crystal, which offers both greater shatter resistance than sapphire crystal and enhanced scratch resistance versus traditional mineral glass.
Straight solid stainless steel, machined inset cap.
Capped recessed buttons in polished 316L stainless steel.
100M / 10 ATM.
Even the most beautiful watch depends upon being set into motion by a reliable drive.
The precision of Swiss movements is legendary.
The Turismo Tertre Rouge utilises a Ronda sourced, 91 piece, Swiss made, gold plated, 10 jewel, fully repairable analogue quartz movement.
The bi-compax chronograph, with hacking system, has an add and split function, 30-minute counter, small second and date window.
Standard battery life from a 395 cell is 54 months and with the stem disengaged power consumption is reduced by a further 70%.
Able to operate in temperatures of up to 50 degrees Celsius, the drive has an instantaneous rate / accuracy of - 10 > + 20 seconds per month.
It is compliant to both the ISO 1413 horology shock resistance and the ISO 764 horology magnetic resistance standards.
We are proud to say this movement powers many of the world’s most prestigious brands.
THE ART OF THE LEATHER WORKER
The watch strap is so much more than simply an accessory, it is a ‘function critical’ component that significantly impacts horological ‘deportment’
DETAIL IS THE KEY
Our insistence upon only the very best being specified for the first and last thing you touch every day on your watch, led us to the finest British artisan leather worker that we could find.
OTTELY LEATHER WORKS
Everything Ottely makes is designed and hand crafted in their studio.
Only the very finest leathers, sourced from the best tanneries in the world are used, and this combined with traditional and modern leather working techniques creates items that have a timeless elegance.
Ottely’s client list reads like a whose who of the rich, wealthy, and aristocratic… from Royalty to the most prestigious of sporting and hospitality venues and we are superbly proud to have this amazing expertise to hand as an integral part of our brand.
LOTUS BADALASSI COGNAC & RACING LEATHER STRAP
This season’s standard ‘Cognac’ Tertre Rouge strap is crafted using an Italian bespoke, hand-made Italian Badalassi ‘No Fin’ hide with a vibrant red ‘Caprinelle’ goat lining.
ECURIE ECOSSE RACING
Our Ecurie Ecosse blue racing strap, sporting three brass stamped racing holes, is again an Italian hide from the Walpier Tannery and goes by the splendid nomenclature of ‘Buttero’.
VANWALL RACING GREEN
And finally, we have our racing green strap – this time cut from a English Harmatan 'Moroccan grain’ goat skin, both are lined with the red ‘Caprinelle’ goat lining.
Simultaneously strong…. yet supple and flexible these straps are a thing of crafted beauty.
Each strap is a generous c. 205 mm in length and a hand fettled leather riser gives an elegant contour to the Racing straps.
HAND STITCHED THREAD
All of our leather handmade straps are finished with a complimentary Gütermann Mara top stitch thread.
An Italian 316 L polished stainless steel tang buckle, chosen for its beautiful design and engineering prowess, collectively prove that ‘excellence is simplicity’.
A discreet embossed logo to the strap completes the picture.