5Posted by Robert-Jan Broer on Mar 11, 2006
Some time ago, I went through some brochures from Dunhill. Gerard pointed out the Wheel watch. An interesting construction of ‘hiding’ the crown. The case design is inspired by old motors and it is shaped like the evocative metal ‘spinners’ often used to attach wire wheels to period sports cars. The crown is hidden by the engine-turned bezel. This systems cleverly protects the crown from knocks. The monolug system looks good and emphasizes the case’s ‘spinners’ design.
The watch pictured above is the Wheels watch ‘Petrolhead’ model. 42mm case diameter and an automatic movement (ETA 2824-2 + Dubois-Depraz module for power reserve) with date and power reserve feature. Only 1500 units available. The caseback has this English bulldog with racing hat & goggles engraved.
According to the Armband Uhren 2006 annual catalogue this watch lists for 2645 Euro.
Both pictures used are from the A.Dunhill Ltd website.