This is the Gorilla Fastback Thunderbolt Chronograph. Created in conjunction with independent Vallée de Joux manufacture Dubois Dépraz, the Fastback Thunderbolt proudly introduces the chronograph complication into the Gorilla lineup. The Thunderbolt chronograph’s design was approached with a sense that the watch is a sentient being, menacingly poised on your wrist, prepared to strike. A grade 5 titanium case brushed, bead-blasted, and coated in black DLC creates contrast and sheen against the bright orange aluminum part-line, and the Fastbacks signature cushion shape matte black ceramic bezel. Black ceramic push-pieces enveloped in grade 5 titanium crown guards extend the Fastback’s high-tech purposefulness by providing scratch-proof start, stop, and reset contact points to activate the customized Dubois é DD268 skeletonized chronograph module.
A unique crown design in bead-blasted ceramic and titanium sends power to the Mighty ETA 2892 automatic caliber via Dubois Dépraz patented Stem Transmission System (STS), providing a balanced external pusher crown alignment. To ensure optimal nighttime usability, all chronograph indications, including hands, counter scales, and tachymeter, are treated in X1 Super-LumiNova. Our italic Gorilla logo inspired the Thunderbolt name. Consequently, the luminescent-filled, bathtub-applied logo sits riveted against a lightning bolt design background.
The open-worked dial of the Fastback Thunderbolt chronograph is designed to evoke the flamboyant spirit of motorsport with its luminescent Arabic numerals and the recognizable powder blue and orange color combination, and yet not obstruct the skeletonized movement’s intricate beauty or compromise on time measurement readability, even in dark conditions. The Fastback Thunderbolt chronograph proudly celebrates the Gorilla x Dubois Dépraz collaboration by engraving their signature on the movement “couvre” of the 99 numbered pieces of this mechanical time-measuring instrument born in the cradle of watchmaking.
The Thunderbolt is a Limited Edition of 99 pieces.
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.
Case size: 44mm; 48.5mm with crown guard
Case material: DLC coated and brushed grade 5 titanium, matte ceramic bezel with engraved tachymeter scale, ceramic pushers and crown, titanium grade 5 pusher-guards, anodized aluminum pin-stripe
Case back: Titanium, engraved
Movement type: Automatic
Movement no.: Dubois & Dépraz DD268, bi-compax layout, Stem Transmission System, skeletonized. Base ETA 2892-A2, Swiss Made, bi-directional winding mechanism, 4 Hz/28.800 vph, stop seconds, Anti-shock system, 42 hours power reserve, 21 Jewels, elaborated grade, personalized oscillating weight
Dial: Skeletonized with Super-Luminova coated numerals, applied Logo and indexes at 3 and 9 o'clock, applied chronograph function counters, central and counter hands filled wit Super-Luminova
Glass: Sapphire crystal with dual anti-reflective coating
Water resistance: 10ATM
Strap type: Rubber
Strap material: FKM rubber & Alcantara hybrid
Buckle: Titanium pin buckle
Warranty: 2 years