Starting a movement
At the heart of CR-1 Cafe Racer is the beautiful Swiss Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement which is showcased through an engraved exhibition back. The polished case and matched profile DSL lugs are fully machined to aerospace standards from billet 316L stainless steel. Time adjustment is by a screw down knurled crown, which takes its design inspiration from the classic Leica camera.
A watch is defined by its dial and in the CR-1 Cafe Racer we have balanced vintage design with a contemporary feel. A satin steel index ring frames the steel embossed dial, which features skeletonised and drilled steel hands and cylindrical appliqued hour markers. The red, black and silver livery is evocative of the TT racers and great British bike manufacturers who dominated that racing scene.
CR-1 is fitted with a Zero West leather strap which is hand crafted in our workshop, giving a vintage feel that will develop a lovely patina over time.