When Giannis Kaklis, a famous Greek Alfa Romeo GT Veloce vintage racing driver, isn’t swerving through roadways at high speeds with hundreds of adoring fans watching, he sports a comfortable and sophisticated timepiece made from a boutique Swiss watchmaking company Prometheus.
After all, most high performance sports stars like to display their magnificent timepieces that transcend culture, beauty, elegance and style at the same time. While this is typically heard of, what happens next is what made this a newsworthy piece. Kaklis asked Prometheus to make a watch as a tribute to GT Racing and at the same time a watch he could wear when competing with his Alfa Romeo GT Veloce.
In the world of ultra-brand partnerships where companies actively seek out popular faces for their brands, this one is an anomaly. Giannis loved his Prometheus Men’s Watch Ocean Diver watch so much that he issued a friendly challenge to Prometheus Watch Company.
Upon acceptance and with collaboration between the watchmakers and Kaklis, the new men’s watch Prometheus GT chrono watch inspired by GT Racing was born. An ETA Valjoux 7750 with perlage and blue screws powers the Swiss Made Automatic Chronograph Prometheus GT Watch.
The dial highlights exquisitely intricate details like a C3 superluminova applied to its index and chronograph functions (hours, minutes). It also has a small seconds dial. The tachymeter scale allows for the timing up of speed during racing.
Specifications of the Prometheus GT chrono:
- 44mm width excluding crowns
- 22mm lug width
- 316L Stainless steel.
- Bead blasted hard finish.
- ETA Valjoux 7750 automatic chronograph movement with blue screws
- Sapphire crystal with Anti-reflective coating
- Threaded sapphire display caseback
- Black leather strap with engraved buckle
- Swiss Made
- Two years limited warranty
A top company exec said, “Prometheus successfully achieved to deliver such a great feature. The center dial is made out of carbon evoking in its intimate details the watch racing theme. The transparent watch case allows the movement to admired by all who owns one.”
Some images of the Prometheus men’s watch GT Chrono