The Intereuropa watch takes its name from the Coppa Intereuropa race for sporting coupes held at Monza from 1949-1964 as a support race for the Italian Grand Prix.
Exquisite alloy-bodied berlinettas by the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia were campaigned by gentleman drivers at the Coppa Intereuropa. These custom built sporting berlinettas were designed to be competitive on the race track, while elegant and luxurious on the road. This dual purpose sporting elegance forms the inspiration for this special timepiece.
A swiss made ETA 7001 manual wind movement beats beneath the multi-layered dial, featuring a K1 glass chapter ring with 3D numbering inspired by 1950s gauges.
Each watch comes with a Saffiano leather rally strap. Saffiano leather was originally patented by Prada in 1913 in order to make scratch-resistant calf leather for luggage. It finds use here as a luxurious material that will wear well in sporting context but which is equally dressy for formal use. Each leather strap is hand crafted in Rome, Italy.
The Intereuropa is delivered in a sumptuous presentation box made of lacquered wood polished to an automotive shine, and adorned with a cloisonné badge. The steering wheel shaped design is inspired by badges made in the 1950s by various racing clubs that popped up all over Italy in the car-crazy post war years. A collectible poster designed by Autodromo for the 1957 Coppa Intereuropa also comes included.