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Start Your Engines

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A.J. Foyt is one of the most legendary drivers in race car history. He began his career in 1953 on the small dirt tracks around his hometown of Houston, TX where he resides today. Foyt was the first race car driver to win four Indy 500 championships and remains the only driver to ever win racing’s “triple crown”: the Indy 500, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Daytona 500. Since retiring, Foyt has continued to break records and build a loyal fan base as an active team owner. 

In collaboration with A.J. Foyt Enterprises, this racing inspired timepiece was created to celebrate not only his historic career achievements, but also how Foyt changed the course of racing in Texas forever. 

The A.J. Foyt Limited Edition Timepiece is the second watch in our Texas Icon’s Series, and it introduces a new platform of racing watches, the Camber. Camber is both the tilt built into the road at a bed or curve and the vertical tilt of the wheels on a car. The degree of camber controls the car's ability to maintain speed at these critical points, and it's especially important in auto racing. The inward slanted tachymeter on the dial of the watch mimics this tilt.   

The watch was designed around Foyt’s historic Coyote/Foyt-engined race car. Coyote, the name given to the chassis built by A.J. Foyt’s team for the USAC National Championship (Indy car) series including the Indy 500, was used from 1966 to 1983. Foyt completed 141 starts in the car and notched 25 victories. Each element of the watch’s design incorporates details of this historic race car. The dial has the Coyote logo printed on it, and the signature colors are incorporated into the design of this watch with a signature red bezel, black dial and white hour and minute hands.

Specifications

  • 42mm diameter case
  • 12.5mm thickness
  • 22mm lug width
  • 316L Stainless Steel 
  • 10 ATM
  • Sapphire Crystal
  • Movement: Time Module Caliber VK63
  • Mecha-Quartz Chronograph Function
  • Signature Foyt Coyote Red Bezel

 

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