Based on TW Steel’s TECH design, the Dario Franchitti Edition was produced in collaboration with the two-time IndyCar Series Champion and 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner. The watch features blue, green and red highlights – Franchitti’s helmet colors, reflecting the Scottish and Italian flags that symbolize his heritage.
The red 10 represents Franchitti’s number during his 2009 IndyCar season and the green 2 and 7 represent the number 27 he wore during his 2007 Indy 500 win. Franchitti’s name appears in blue on the tachymeter ring while his logo, signature and title successes feature on the case-back.
TW Steel celebrated the launch during qualifying weekend with a cocktail event in Indianapolis, where guests mingled with Franchitti, IndyCar star Scott Dixon, and IndyCar legend Arie Luyendyk.
The watch is offered in 45mm and 48mm sizes and it will be available in mid-July with suggested retail prices of $850 (45mm) and $895 (48mm). Additional information appears below the images, which may be enlarged with a click.
Dario Franchitti with his namesake watch
• Made from 316L Steel
• Features black PVD-coated screws on the bezel
• Pillars that connect the bezel and the case-back also with black PVD
• Dimensions – 45mm & 48mm
• Miyota OS25 chronograph movement measures time to 1/20th of a second
• Reinforced mineral crystals feature a sapphire layer
• Waterproof to 10 ATM