Italian luxury brand Montegrappa is launching its Jean Alesi Edition Water-Resistant Choronograph time-piece and we’re delighted! Honestly, the detailing is what’s gotten us really excited, especially the full-function chronograph with 1/10th-of-a-second stopwatch capability. Considering it’s an association with Formula One legend Jean Alesi, it’s undoubtedly a distinguished collection.
If you’re an avid watch hobbyist, let us tell you it’s a limited edition 300 piece collection. We’d also propose gifting it considering every timepiece reaches its owner in a specially-made box in matching black-with-red-accents, and bearing Jean Alesi’s signature in silver embossing.
The timepiece is truly a collector’s item and here’s why! Surrounding the dial is a bezel reminiscent of the cockpit hardware in the Ferrari cars Alesi drove, with a tachymeter etched in white-on-black, an inner ring reading to a white triangle at the 60-second point with the primary numerals in red, followed by a third surround drilled to resemble the pattern that lightens competition disc brakes.
Encircled by the bezel and surrounds are three sub-dials for real-time seconds, 30-minutes and 1/10th of a second counter, for unsurpassed precision; the chronograph is timed with a large red centre-sweep hand. Below the 12 o’clock position are the Montegrappa logo and Jean Alesi’s signature, both in applied silver PNP.
Jean Alesi, who recently attended the Season Finale F1 in Abu Dhabi commented, “It is a great honour for me that Montegrappa have honoured me creating a beautiful watch that serves all my functions. I am also proud to be associated with this brand that makes exquisite bespoke items and to go into partnership with likeminded partners who also offer bespoke and luxury services to their clients be it Atelier 68 with customised cars, customised tailoring, leather goods or other product categories.
At Rs. 80,000, we believe it’s a steal!
Where can you find it?
Montegrappa Boutique- Palladium (Mumbai)
New Delhi – Johnson Watch
Gurgaon – Kapoor Watch Company, Ambience Mall
Mumbai – Popley Jewellers, Grand Hyatt
Mumbai- Swiss Paradise
Bangalore – Rodeo Drive, Richmond Road
Bangalore- Zimson, UB City
Chennai – Helvetica, Phoenix Market City
Hyderabad- Meena Jewellers
Luxury Time – Ahmedabad and Surat