Top 5 watches for bike loversMarch 19, 2018
Top 5 watches for bike lovers…….. The intersection of the Venn diagram that has motorcycle riders on one side and watches on the other covers a pretty big area. That’s because most of us are clever enough to tell the time. It’s also because we appreciate fine engineering,the sophisticated amalgamation of metal and leather and like a little bit of biking bling dangling off our arm. When it
comes to watches with a motorcycle bent, there are plenty to choose from. Proper watch geeks will no doubt sneer at the fact that these aren’t worth the same as a condo in Powai, but we think they all look rather good and we’d love to wear them all – at the same time, too. Some have a manufacturer flavour, others are connected to racing, so pick your flavour, thrust your choice under a loved one’s eyes and hope they remember what you want the next time they’re out buying you a gift.
So let’s start the list of Top 5 watches for bike lovers
TISSOT: T-RACE MOTOGP
Tissot is the official timekeeper of MotoGP, which is a pretty important job when you stop and think of it. As an official partner, the Swiss brand has knocked up some tasty MotoGP flavoured arm wear, and this T-Race is one example of the extensive racy range. Using a chronograph design, it offers a classy carbon look without being too deferential to the race series. It’s only on the back that the branding becomes evident. There are some natty touches, like the brake disc bezel and tyre tread back of the bracelet, putting this watch on pole position. ‘Only’ 3,333 will be made available….
DUCATI: ROAD MASTER
Italian artisans Ducati offer this classic timepiece for the discerning Ducatisti. It uses a metal case with a steel top ring, steel crown and steel counter buttons. The strap is again, hewn from steel. Water resistant to 30 metres and looking every inch the class act- what else were you
expecting from Ducati? Carbon fibre?
KTM borrow a Japanese clockwork
mechanism in making the Chrono -and aren’t scared about showing it off, either. The case is made from stainless steel while the strap is of a rubber construction. It’s water resistant to 10 atmospheres, and looks decidedly flash what with the obvious orange mated to the visible innards.
If anyone wants to go leftfield and plump for some crazily designed number to dangle from a wrist, then this is the model you’re after – the Crazy Rider. Retailing at nearly ₹3.5 lakh, you’re really going to have to want this one, but at least it gives it its best shot with a truly unique chain design requiring a bit of brain recalibration to get to tell the time. Only 100 models are being made. Good luck trying to sell those…
This is the only official Suzuki option, and is subtly styled if the Big S is your main manufacturer. It’s water resistant to five atmospheres, uses a silicon strap, the face has carbon inserts while the case is made from black stainless steel. We’re not sure what the wording says, but it probably means ‘Gixxers rule’.
These are the Top 5 watches for bike lovers hope you like it….