The Fastback Montreux Celebrates the Montreux “round the houses” Grand Prix, a one-off open-wheeled single-seat GP held on June 3rd, 1934, in Montreux, Switzerland. The 2,063 mi long street circuit saw 12 thoroughbred race cars roar through the narrow avenues of Montreux, fighting for a podium for 90-laps, reaching speeds of up to 65.8 mph.
Montreux’s unique coastal landscape, nestled between the Swiss Alps and Lake Geneva, was the backdrop of the one-off Grand Prix and the ideal design inspiration for the Fastback Montreux.The topographic map-like structure of the layered carbon bezel, case, and forged carbon dial denote the steep hills that overlook the city of Montreux. In contrast, the iconic powder blue and orange combination synonymous with motorsports evoke the sunny Mediterranean-like climate and blue waters of Lake Léman.The Viton rubber bicolor strap’s bright blue and black color scheme further underscores Fastback Montreux’s Swiss Riviera racing spirit.
About Gorilla Watches
Founded by the former Chief Artistic Officer and Senior Designer of Audemars Piguet, Swiss-based Gorilla Watches is all about the the combination of high-tech modern materials including ceramic, forged carbon and titanium. Informed by 30 years of combined experience, Gorilla Watches is driven by a deeply-rooted passion for horology and the relentless pursuit of delivering elegantly rambunctious, soulful horologic experiences.
Inspired by iconic automobiles, Gorilla Watches commands a lot of wrist presence and is for the individual who lives and breathes adrenaline.
RADICAL MATERIAL COMPOSITION
Layered forged carbon case & bezel
Anodized aluminum “pinstripe”
Scratch & glare proof sapphire crystal
Titanium screw-down crown
Bi-color Viton™ rubber strap
Forged carbon dial
Radial brushed, gunmetal plated center
Numerals printed with Super-Luminova™
Skeletonized hour disc & minute hand, filled with white Super-Luminova™
CASEBACK & CALIBER
Self-winding Miyota 8215
3 Hz / 21.600 vph,
Brushed titanium caseback
Engraved logo & periodic symbols of the material composition
Miyota 8215, self-winding, 3Hz/21.600 vph
Hour, minute, sweeping seconds
Layered forged carbon case and bezel, anodized aluminum pinstripe, screw-down titanium crown for improved water resistance
Titanium caseback, engraved
Forged carbon, anodized aluminum, numerals printed with Super-Luminova™, hands and hour markers filled with Super-Luminova™
Scratch resistant sapphire, anti-reflective coating on both sides
Titanium pin buckle
44 mm case diameter
48.5 mm with crown guards
13 mm case thickness
57 mm lug-to-lug