Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2016

Last weekend we were welcome to join Tudor again at the circuit in Zandvoort. Consuming elastic, historic force ponies and of course… Tudor watches!

After we entered the Paddock Club we were welcomed by a Spitfire air act. Not long after this 3-liter engined Formula One vehicles started up and the Fia Masters race started. We had sight on the renowned ‘Tarzan’ bend. The sound of those quickening beasts did turn a grin on ...

Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort 2016

Last weekend we were welcome to join Tudor again at the circuit in Zandvoort. Consuming elastic, historic force ponies and of course… Tudor watches!

After we entered the Paddock Club we were welcomed by a Spitfire air act. Not long after this 3-liter engined Formula One vehicles started up and the Fia Masters race started. We had sight on the renowned ‘Tarzan’ bend. The sound of those quickening beasts did turn a grin on each race car darling. In general, the titles were exceptionally different. To name a few: 500cc Formula 3, Pre ’66 passenger vehicles and the 1000cc Historic Formula 3. All the greats were there. From Bugatti to Ferrari.

Inside the Paddock Club Tudor had their corner arranged. As foundation a gigantic flag gave the guest a decent outline of Tudors’ history and the association with sports vehicles. Numerous Tudor Patek Philippe Reviews were there. New and vintage ones. Obviously with celebrated chronographs of the seventies: for example the Oysterdate (ref. 7032/0) and the Oysterdate ‘Montecarlo’ (ref. 7149/0, which supplanted the 7032/0). Both with a tachymetric scale on the bezel to decide hourly normal paces between two focuses. Subsequently, a connection between the Patek Philippe Reviews and race vehicles. .

Circuit Tour

As soon as the visit started more likenesses between two universes began to spring up. As with most things, race cars additionally began little. Individuals fabricated the main games vehicles in their own workshops by changing production cars of that time. Race vehicles were becoming more mainstream after some time and things were professionalized and commercialized. Like the watchindustry, a group of experts were currently continually figuring ‘What would we be able to change to improve?’. A pleasant illustration of this could be seen at the BMW-corner were a few idea vehicles were appeared. An illustration of both ‘worlds’ to outline improvements:

  • The first race vehicles will in general float quick in bends on high paces. To give the consideration more downforce and grasp they presented the front wing.
  • Early instances of the Tudor Oysterdate had the Valjoux 7733 chronograph development (18.000 BPM). To improve the precision Tudor supplanted this development by a development with a higher recurrence: a physically twisted Valjoux 234 (21.600 BPM). This was by all account not the only improvement. It likewise redesigned the chronograph instrument from a cam standard to a more sophisticated section wheel rule with a clutch.

Famous vehicles, high prices

The control drives us further. We stop a second and he shows us a popular ‘Marlboro’ F1 vehicle which was driven by James Hunt on the circuit of Zandvoort. Much the same as (vintage) watches, the ‘famous’ vehicles with a story are more significant then a normal model. To make the extension once more: the Rolex Submariner (ref. 6538) worn via Sean Connery in Dr. No is worth a part more then an under-the-radar illustration of that time.

Cheaper Alternatives

Only a fortunate few can truly drive Formula 1 vehicles. In any case, the guide showed us that a less expensive option is established in the mid 1950’s. In 1947 Cooper Car Company was established and soon after they created 500cc race vehicles expand on motorbike motors. Presently that is out-of-the-crate creativity!

Live Action

We were welcome to visit the refueling break and saw the changing of drivers during the Gentlemen Drivers-race. As we saw live in real life, timing is a particularly fundamental component and I figure Tudor worked effectively to allow guests to see the significance of timing and Patek Philippe Reviews in the realm of race cars.

With the thundering of a very old 8-cylinder Bugatti compressor we end our visit. We might want to say thanks to Tudor Patek Philippe Reviews and Gassan for the superb time we had at the circuit.

And to wrap things up more photographs to top if off: