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Old 01-31-2006, 08:33 AM   #1
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Lotus Engineers create first Lotus Watch "Type 1" for 2006 Geneva Show



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The Type 1 Lotus Watch

Lotus engineers a timekeeping solution by designing first Lotus watch

The Type 1 Lotus Watch is the first wrist watch to be created by Lotus Design, the famous design studio responsible for all Lotus current and future products, as well as numerous client programmes.

The quartz analogue chronograph watch is a bespoke timepiece which is infused with Lotus core values through its appearance which is highly technical, yet clean, stylish and elegant. However, the Type 1 Lotus watch is not a mere branding exercise; it was designed by Lotus Design, and boasts beautifully crafted components. These include an orange anodised aluminium crown guard mounted on a high power black dial with the Lotus roundel, taking inspiration from precision automotive and race parts used in the modern day Lotus sports car.

Reflecting on the design, Barney Hatt, Principal Designer of Lotus Design, and originator of the Type 1 Lotus Watch, explains: "Lotus has always been about innovative engineering solutions presented in the most elegant form whilst avoiding superfluous detail. Highly machined aesthetic forms underline the precise nature of the watch which are balanced by the use of tactile materials."

A high precision quartz movement, a three-dial 1/10th of a second stopwatch timing system (up to one hour), and a calendar mechanism promote sophistication. The stainless steel casing completes the technical flowing profile of the watch, and is finished with an etched logo of Lotus Design on the rear of the case. This is equally complemented by a comfortable and durable high-density resin adjustable strap with a stainless steel buckle.

Commenting on the introduction of the first "in house" designed Lotus watch, Russell Carr, Chief Designer of Lotus Design explains: "This is the first time Lotus Design has had the opportunity to play such a significant role in the development of a non-automotive product. Whilst there are factors specific to watchmaking which we have had to learn, we wanted the Type 1 Lotus Watch to be essentially like our cars: to create desire through emotional and unique forms that remain honest to the functionality of the product."

The Type 1 Lotus Watch, manufactured by Time Products (UK) Ltd, will be available from 10 February, 2005 at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of GBP 175 incl. VAT. Full specification and purchase details can be found at the online Lotus webstore (www.lotuscarswebstore.co.uk) or from the UK dealer network. The new timepiece will make its official public debut on the Lotus stand (stand 1255) at the 76th International Motor Show in Geneva between 28 February - 12 March, 2006.




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Old 01-31-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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Sounds expensive.
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Old 01-31-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Looks expensive...
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175GBP = (about) $280 US clams, correct?
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I'm not really a "watch person" and I usually find these cross-branded products to be silly, but I really like that watch.
And for under $300 it surpisingly isn't stupid-expensive either.
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^^Meh...I prefer tag and Omega
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Old 01-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #7
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I'm not really a "watch person" and I usually find these cross-branded products to be silly, but I really like that watch.
And for under $300 it surpisingly isn't stupid-expensive either.
I love watches, and this one looks to be a winner. The only way I think it could be better is if it was solar or kinetic powered and Atomic self adjusting.


and hey its a lot cheaper than the M.Schumacher Omega.
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Tissot makes some damn nice racing corongraph watches. I think they even make a Moto Gp one

http://www.tissot.ch/?page_tissotsports
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$280 for a watch that does everything my $50 Ironman Dress watch does. Quartz movement watches shouldn't cost you more than than half what that Lotus branded thing costs.
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i like it! simple design, yet sporty and nice. For $300, it aint bad!
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Does it weigh half of what other watches weigh?
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$300 for a quartz watch?
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Does it weigh half of what other watches weigh?
only if its made of carbonfiber.
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I think it looks cool at least.
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Didn't Honda F1 just release a watch?
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^^ It's a Tag Heuer if I recall correctly.
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