The curves of the Driver 1911 watch will make you think of the silhouettes of old Chevrolet Corvette. The mechanical opening on the wheel and pinion demonstrates the power of V8 engines that have greatly contributed to the reputation of American cars. Its display is inclined at 45 degrees, offering easy reading when driving.
The design of the crown of the main movement is inspired by the look of a gas cap. The Lucky 8 is featured on the pushers and crown and on every screw.
The design and development of the Louis Chevrolet Driver 1911 watch are performed absolutely independently in-house and reflects rich expertise of the brand’s watchmakers.
The Driver 1911 watch is 55 mm wide and 22 mm high. The first mechanical with automatic winding movement that is inclined at 45 degrees is based on an ETA 2892. The movement animates the functions of hours, minutes, power reserve featured on the right counter and service hand on the left counter. The service hand is used for indicating the time left before full and free service of the watch that follows 20 000 hours of wearing the timepiece.
The second movement is a wheel and pinion getting energy from a going barrel that is hand-wound with help of the piston found on the right. To activate the mechanism, it is necessary to press the piston found on the left.
The parts of the finely decorated movements can be admired via the rear part of the watch.
The Louis Chevrolet Driver 1911 watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, will be available in a limited edition of 100 pieces in 2011, the year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company founded by Louis Chevrolet in 1911.