01 Sep Festina launches commemorative chronograph collection for the 2015 Tour of Britain
The European watch brand Festina, synonymous with cycling, is the Official Timekeeper of the Tour of Britain and celebrates the rising popularity of the sport in the UK.
As Official Timekeeper of the 2015 Tour of Britain, Festina confirms its presence in the UK with the introduction of a new collection of Racing chronographs celebrating this year’s edition of the UK’s biggest and most prolific professional cycle race.
With over 20 years as Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France Festina enjoys iconic status in the cycling world and has a history of participating in all major events of the cycling calendar like the Giro d’Italia, the Vuelta a España, la Volta a Portugal to name just a few. Like the sport of cycling Festina has a broad appeal and is arguably Europe’s most accessible, quality lifestyle watch brand around today.
For the 2015 collection Festina proposes two Racing chronograph models, one with a stainless steel bracelet and one with a high performance rubber strap.
This model mixes elegance and sport with the bezel with a carbon fiber inlay, fitted onto the polished stainless steel 44mm case and bracelet with security clasp. The silver dial is the perfect background for the chronograph and date functions.
F16819/1; F16819/2; F16819/3
For a more performance look a carbon fiber inset was added to the bracelet of the F16818/1 and contrasting blue, grey and black dials were chosen to underline the sporty influence on this timepiece.
F16874/F; F16874/G; F16874/H; F16874/I
The collection is rounded off with a stylish rubber strap version, perfect for those for who Racing is not just a name but a passion.