Powered by a Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement, the new Rallye Mario Andretti Meca-Quartz Special Edition proposes a contemporary design and pays tribute to Mario's legendary career. Featuring a 39mm stainless steel case, double domed mineral crystal, date window, tachymeter bezel, 60-min chronograph and 24 hour indicator, this collector's chronograph has been designed for motorsports and speed.
This Special Edition is powered by a Seiko VK64 meca-quartz movement, a hybrid of a quartz and mechanical movement. The end result is a chronograph that functions exactly as a mechanical would, including snapping back to zero upon the reset and sweeping smoothly rather than ticking, but without the immense hassle of winding and dealing with power reserve.
The carbon fiber dial surface, the oval sub-registers and the chronograph sweep second hands with red tip inspire from race car dashboards
The dial is signed Mario Andretti with the crossed checkered flags logo above and the distinct red racing stripes in memory of the Grand Prix races
Designed for motor sports and speed, the aluminium tachymeter bezel measures slow and fast speeds over a fixed distance
The caseback features Yema’s coat of arms surrounded by an elegant engraving adorned with Mario Andretti's signature
Les aiguilles et les index sont revêtus de Super-LumiNova. La Superman héritage Blue offre donc une parfaite lisibilité dans l'obscurité.
The hands and index are treated with a luminous coat offering a perfect readability in the dark
Diameter : 39 mm
Thickness : 13 mm
Lug : 20 mm
316L stainless steel
Black tachymeter bezel
Crown with double seal "O" ring seals
Y vintage YEMA logo embossed
2.60 mm mineral domed crystal A/R
10 BAR / 330 Feet / 100 m
32,768 Hz quartz frequency
60 seconds chronographe
Central chronograph seconds, 60 minute counter, 24 hour hand
Date window at 6 o'clock
Carbon fiber finishing with two vertical red stripes
Applied markers in polished stainless steel
Index lumineux verts
Steel mesh band
316L polished stainless steel
YEMA's signature #TimeofHeroes dates from 1970. It reflects the history and values of the brand and what it stands for. It tells the adventures of remarkable sportsmen and explorers who have achieved the extraordinary under the most extreme conditions, with a YEMA watch on their wrists.
Mario Andretti is a racing icon, considered by many to be the greatest race car driver in the history of the sport. He was born in Italy and didn't emigrate to the United States until age fifteen. At 19, he began racing stock cars in Pennsylvania and that was the start of an illustrious career that saw the versatile driver compete and win in every discipline he entered – midgets, sprint cars, dirt track cars, stock cars, IndyCars, Formula One, Formula 5000 and sports cars.
His achievements became legendary: The world watched as he won the Daytona 500, the Indianapolis 500 and ultimately the Formula One World Championship, an unprecedented trifecta. No other race car driver has ever won all three titles. Mario took the checkered flag 111 times during his career – a career that stretched five decades and across six continents.
Today he is a successful businessman off the track, serving as spokesman, associate and friend to top executives around the world.
Mario has received hundreds of awards and recognitions. Among the most prestigious, he was named Driver of the Century, he was knighted by his native Italy, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC added him to its Living Legends list. And on the lighter side, but undoubtedly affirmation of his charisma and popularity, he was in the first Pixar Cars movie voicing himself and GQ Magazine named him one of "The 25 Coolest Athletes of All Time”.
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Just love it. I changed out the strap to a brown leather and or a black leather rallye strap. My favorite watch.
I got this watch with the steel mesh band. Could not be happier. Have received lots of compliments. Keeps perfect time and the dial is even cooler in person. Has incredible depth and detail. It's Mario, McQueen and Newman cool!
I love this watch. I have several watches and this one is my favorite - like the house caught fire and you can grab one watch on the way out. The face is incredible and the sub-dials with the carbon fiber add a great deal of depth to the look. I purchased the leather strap as I think it would easier to get a metal band rather than find the unique Leather band offered as well. The leather watch case it comes in is unique as well and fits the sporty / stylish look. The only thing that would improve it is if it had a sapphire crystal instead of mineral as some watches with well lower price points have sapphire. It keeps outstanding time and I love how the second hand for the chrono snaps back to 12. Also - I followed Mario Andretti as a kid - so bonus for me!