Arguably the spiritual home of Motor Racing. The first British Grand Prix ever was held in the small town of Silverstone in Northamptonshire town in 1948.
Silverstone was first used for motorsport by an ad hoc group of friends who set up an impromptu race in September 1947. One of their members, Maurice Geoghegan, lived in nearby Silverstone village and was aware that the airfield was deserted. He and eleven other drivers raced over a two-mile circuit, during the course of which Geoghegan himself ran over a sheep that had wandered onto the airfield. The sheep was killed and the car written off, and in the aftermath of this event the informal race became known as the Mutton Grand Prix!
The next year the Royal Automobile Club took a lease on the airfield and set out a more formal racing circuit and today has developed to become one of the finest race tracks in the World.
We are proud to offer the lovely British Racing Chronographic watch, a tribute to the town that has given the World so many brilliant races. Note the subtle red line at 1pm – the traditional time the Grand Prix starts!
Tech Specs :
Material: Stainless steel with robust IP plating
Dial Colour: Glossed Dial
Movement: Japanese Quartz Chronograph
Water Resistance: 10ATM
Material: Italian grain leather