Wryst Racer luxury automatic watch now dressed with leather bracelets
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Wryst Racer Automatic Watches with Leather bracelets
Inspired by the world of motorsports, the Wryst Racer Automatic collection respects the deep-rooted traditions of Swiss mechanical watchmaking with a futuristic and disruptive approach. Traditionally comprised of four principal models (SX1, SX2, SX3, and SX4), this impressive collection is now exclusively available with new leather bracelets variants.
Racer Automatic SX1 with black alligator leather Bracelet
This Racer SX1 automatic watch model proudly displays an avant-garde design combined with a puristic touch of Haute-Horlogerie finishing techniques. In spite of its futuristic and sophisticated construction, this modern sports watch maintains a classic appeal with an elegant brush finishing on its 516L stainless steel case.
Maintaining perfect chemistry with the fine, brushed steel case, the triple-layered dial of this luxury automatic watch model features an eye-pleasing design with a careful selection of black, grey, and white colors. The black outer dial track hosts eight grey hour-marker indices. The middle layer, which features a design pattern inspired by the guilloche decoration, maintains a dark-grey matt shade. Devoid of any flashy or radiant colors, the central dial layer hosts a grey colored central second hand, a pinion shaped hour indicator in black, and a distinctive minutes hand in white luminova.
Perfectly complementing the color theme of this watch model, the black alligator strap features grey edges and grey-black dual stitching.
Racer Automatic SX2 with brown alligator leather bracelet
The gentle radiance of rose gold finished 516L steel case partly offsets the aggressive look of the Racer SX2 Automatic watch. Its crown, strap attachments, and case-back, however, maintain a shiny stainless steel finish.
The brown alligator bracelet with grey edges and grey-black dual-stitching perfectly complements the dominant rose gold color theme of this luxury automatic watch.
The luminous hour-marker indices on the black outer dial, the details on the silver inner dial structure, and the center seconds hand highlight a radiant rose gold color that perfectly suits the case. The middle layer featuring a distinct guilloche pattern on its surface maintains a grey-matte finishing.
Racer Automatic SX3 with brown alligator leather bracelet
The yellow gold IP coating on 516L stainless steel allows the Racer SX3 automatic watch model to emit an original luster of the precious yellow metal. Generous touches of yellow gold complementing the case color theme are found on the luminous hour markers on the white outer dial, on the black inner dial structure, and the center seconds hand.
The brown alligator leather bracelet with grey edges and black/grey dual stitching adds finishing touches to the overall outlook of the new Racer SX3 luxury automatic watch model.
The shiny steel finish of the crown, the strap attachments, and the case-back perfectly counter-balances the yellow gold finishing of the watch-case and buckle.
Racer Automatic SX4 with black carbon fiber leather bracelet
Dressed in a shiny and extreme scratch-resistant Black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) case, the Racer SX4 model boasts a striking design with a direct nod to the motor-racing world and sports cars.
The attractive red highlights on the Racer SX4 automatic model pay tribute to the most prestigious color theme of the motor car racing: The Racing Red. Also called Rosso Corsa, the Racing Red is the national racing color of Italy, the birthplace of some of the iconic sports car manufacturers.
The distinctive texture on the black leather band is a direct tribute to carbon fiber, an innovative material now widely used in the manufacturing of sports cars as well as in the high-end watch manufacturing. The red bracelet edges and top-stitching with red and grey color threads gives a perfect match to the fiber pattern.
Comprised of the black outer track, the dark grey matte middle layer, and the silvered central structure, the triple-layer dial is a perfect canvas for expressing the motorsports design inspiration of this timepiece. The red borders of the luminous hour marker indices on the outer dial and silver-colored central dial structure with red details match with the theme of the watch.
Maintaining the superior quality standards similar to the brand's innovative double injection bracelet, the leather straps provided with these luxury automatic watches Racer reflect a perfect symbiosis of traditional craftsmanship and modern technology. The triple-layer bracelets with dual-stitching perfectly integrate the conventional expertise of beautiful leatherwork into these contemporary styled and motor-sports inspired luxury automatic watches. With their distinctive textures and color schemes, the leather bands also maintain a perfect aesthetic balance between classic and sporty characteristics of the respective models.
The stitching pattern on the leather quality bracelet is reminiscent of the double topstitching method used in the upholstery of luxury sports cars. Sturdy yet comfortable to wear, the leather bands are anti-allergic too. Also, with a considerable width of 30mm (Reduced to 25mm near the buckle), these broad-shouldered leather straps are ideal for the wrist sizes between 176mm and 230mm.
All Wryst Racer automatic timepieces are typically designed to withstand the challenging conditions of motor racing and other extreme sports activities. The new leather variants naturally carry exquisite and distinguishable features while steadfastly maintaining the unique DNA of the Wryst brand.
Some specific features set apart the Racer Automatic from the other watch collections. These prominent features are equally applicable to the new four variants. Further down, you can discover the distinctive specifications of each component of the Racer Automatic watches.
A motor-sports inspired luxury automatic watch needs an equally exceptional engine that can deliver enough momentum to power the precision timekeeping functions. The horological engine powering every Racer automatic watch is the famous Sellita SW200 self-winding movement with hacking and quick-date functions. This Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement bears 26 jewels, beats at a rate of 4 hertz or 28’800 vibrations per hour, and delivers a power reserve of 38 hours.
The watch-dial convincingly portrays a dominant role in differentiating the Racer Automatic from the other Wryst timepiece collections. Its dial undoubtedly represents a classic example of an extraordinary combination of the motor-sports inspired contemporary design and the traditional luxury watchmaking craftsmanship.
The dial design of this luxury automatic watch is as intricate as that of a V6 engine. Despite its complex nature, the watch provides a clear view of the indications. The complex nature of the dial instantly reflects the creative genius of the talented designer. For designing this unique watch-dial, Wryst has drawn inspiration from multiple elements that typically associated with racing cars, supercars, and hypercars.
The dial is composed of three distinct layers. The outer layer features a minute track with eight large-sized, rectangular-shaped hour-marking indexes.
Along with four distinctive spokes (two horizontal and two verticals) perfectly placed 90 degrees apart, the center dial features a unique structural design reminiscent of four-spoke wheel rims and steering wheels of cars. At the end of spokes, you will also find large luminous dots representing 12, 3, 6, and 9 hours. On both sides of the horizontal spokes, you will find two sets of vents inspired by the engine air intake of the sports cars.
A close view reveals two round-arc shaped elements with stars printed on its ends. The color schemes and design of these elements are reminiscent of the decorative works used in steering wheel rims, and the four printed stars derive inspiration from the motor racing world.
The four-part middle dial layer reminds the plates of mechanical watch movements. It is not a single plate but consists of four parts and joined to form a combined shape reminiscent of a hexagonal screw-head.
The pattern visible on the middle dial layer originates from the traditional guilloche decoration used to highlight the movement plates and the oscillating weight of high-end mechanical watch calibers. It is a smart move to have a classic touch to the otherwise motor sports-inspired contemporary dial design.
The unique shapes of each hand also reflect the racing car design inspiration behind it. For example, the hour-hand indicator strikingly resembles the shape of gears and pinions. The shape of the minute-hand may remind you about the buckle of a car seat belt.
With the same length in both ends, the extra-long central seconds-hand looks like the needle of analog tachometers of the cars. It follows a color pattern that perfectly complements the theme of the model. A white highlight is used to identify the pointer of the seconds-hand. The sweeping motion of this impressive central seconds hand reminds you about the precise mechanical engine that beats inside this luxury automatic watch.
The generous application of the white luminova on both the hands and the hour-markers ensures time display visibility even in dark conditions.
The prominent, barrel-shaped hard stainless steel case measuring 50mm diameter ensures robustness and muscularity of every Wryst automatic watch. You can easily recognize each model from their distinctive case finishing: Brushed steel, Rose gold plating, Yellow gold plating, or Black DLC. This well-built watch case has a thickness of 16mm, which is 1mm thicker than the Wryst Elements watch models. The Racer watch body provides with a great comfort despite its sturdy dimensions. The casing is well designed and has an unusual aesthetical form.
The 516L stainless steel case back is hermetically secured with four screws ensuring a remarkable water resistance up to 100 meters. Provisioning of a transparent crystal on the case back is a prominent feature in modern mechanical watches. Instead of large crystal glass, the Racer automatic watch hosts a small, porthole styled, smoked sapphire crystal window on the center of its case-back. This round exhibition glass embedded with the Ninja Shuriken Throwing Star-inspired Wryst logo allows the wearer to see the mechanical caliber rotor movement inside.
In general, the word ‘porthole’ refers to the reliable, round glass windows of ships and submarines. You can also find these distinct designs in some vintage cars. For example, a similar design known as vent port or fender vent is a recognizable style feature of some Buick car models made in the 1950s.
Further, the chequered flags engraved on the steel case-back reflect the luxury brand’s passion for motorsports racing events. The inscriptions on the case back certifies the exclusiveness, origin, model details, type of the movement, and crystal and water-resistance of the timepiece.
Other notable features of the Wryst Racer automatic watches are the domed sapphire crystal glass with AR coating for enhanced dial visibility, the sizeable screw-in crown with grooves for ease in operation, and the patented bracelet attachment system for ensuring seamless integration and secure fitment of the bracelets.
With limited availability of 75 numbered pieces per model, the new leather bands variants follow the brand’s strict production philosophy for maintaining high-quality standards and exclusiveness. Further, the owner can instantly switch over to a modern style with the supplementary bi-color double injection silicone bracelet provided with each package.
Also available in QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH version