“Gone la! Put a 5kg dumbbell on my wrist and it snaps, you wanna’ put a R9 Veloce supercar on it?!”
Purely theatrics, my friend. The Revelot R9 Veloce is not a supercar, okay? It’s the latest timepiece from Revelot and this time, the Malaysia-based firm is turning its attention from aviation to the racetrack. As expected, a watch of this nature would be a chronograph. Why? Because nothing else screams “LAP TIMES!” more than the ubiquitous sub dials of one.
Now, as with most chronos, it’s not exactly a clean, uncluttered layout. However, Revelot has tried its very best to increase legibility by including high contrast tones for the hour markers. The hands and sub dials against the rest of the multi-layered dial receive the same visual treatment. Though large, I personally would’ve hoped for the date window at 12 o’clock to visually “pop” more.
Elsewhere, the sub dial at 9 o’clock displays the sec/min split while the 3 o’clock unit show the 1/20 sec split. At 6 o’clock, the small seconds display is presented as a turbocharger’s turbine wheel.
“Seems like a busy watch, this…”
It is, but it’s for a good reason. The dial isn’t the only part that’s relatively complex. According to Revelot, the R9 Veloce has a 44 mm case forged from 316L stainless steel, an aluminium bezel and “genuine carbon fiber” found in the center element of the caseback. On the subject of the case, Revelot has decided to incorporate elements from Gerald Genta’s book. According to them, “the Genta-inspired case shape and form compliments the overall supercar characteristics.” Mr Genta himself was responsible for numerous iconic designs within the horological industry including Audemar Piguet’s Royal Oak.
Also, there’s a sapphire crystal with a layer of AR (anti-reflective) coating. The lug width is a pretty common 22 mm although from the looks of it, you’d have a challenge trying to swap out the silicone rubber strap due to the integrated lug design. Water resistance is quoted at a suitably tool-like 100 m.
Now, when we’re talking about supercars (or even regular cars for that matter), the conversation will initially drift to what’s under the hood, right? Within the Revelot R9 Veloce, you’ll get a Miyota 6S50 quartz movement. Miyota quotes an accuracy figure of +/-20 sec per month while the battery life should last you close to 4 years.
“I know what you’re planning to ask next…”
The Revelot R9 Veloce will go live with an early bird price of US$239 (RM990) on October 6 2020 for the first 100 customers. Following that, the watch will retail at a list price of US$339 (RM1,405). Interested? Pop on to the Indiegogo page right here!