First Look: 2011 Formula 1 Gulf
A couple of weeks ago Calibre 11 showed you a preview from Geneva of several 2011 Formula 1 series models. In addition to those watches, at least one model was kept back- a Gulf-striped Grand Date Formula 1.
This is the first time that the Gulf stripes have been used by TH on a watch other than the Monaco, which makes sense given that the Gulf Monaco has been well and truly covered.
Like the rest of the Grand Date range, the Formula 1 Gulf uses the oversized 44mm case and the quartz Ronda 6004B movement. What sets the watch apart is the dial- the Gulf stripe plus a diamond-shape grid pattern to give the watch a distinctive, almost-but-not-quite Carbon Fibre look.
Formula 1 Gulf- Stripes are back
Like the Monaco Gulf series, the new Formula 1 Gulf has a vertical blue and orange stripe on the dial- but while the coloured stripes on the Monaco are the same width, the Formula 1 Gulf has a much thinner orange stripe.
I like the thinner orange stripe- its a more subtle look than that on the Monaco.
Like other watches in the Formula 1 line, the Gulf version is available with both a rubber strap and a bracelet
The watch is due in late Q3 2011 with a price around the CHF1,000 mark
2011 Formula 1- Orange
As well as the Gulf Edition, there are also some official shots of the orange Formula 1 models that were first spotted at Geneva in January.
The model below is the 41mm Formula 1 watch with the ETA F06.111 movement.