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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Le Mans on your wrist: Saint Honore Haussman Forty 7-24

Inspired by motor car racing, this new automatic super-chronograph from SAINT HONORE puts the Le Mans spirit right on your wrist.

Created for performance, the chronograph times are easy to read at a glance. The silver-tinted dial, in a honeycomb caseback, features a clear and racy composition.

The sporty subdials are just like the dashboard in a racing car - round, graduated counters with brightly-coloured hands - or tachymetric scale graduated up to 407 km/h, a figure symbolic of the maximum speed achieved during a Le Mans 24 Hours race. The outsized orange figure 15 represents the start time for the 24 Hours races: 1500 (3 p.m.).

Inside the titanium finish case is the automatic Valjoux 7750 chronograph movement, visible through a transparent crystal.

This self-winding mechanical movement has a 44-hour power reserve and offers the hour, minute and small second functions combined with a 3-counter chronograph system (seconds at 9 o'clock, hours at 6 o'clock and 30 minutes at 12 o'clock).

Supplied with two exclusive straps - black, honeycomb rubber and special leather with holes and orange overstitching, Haussman Forty 7-24 is ready to face any challenge.

The brand’s two racing-driver ambassadors, St├ęphane Sarrazin, for Peugeot, and Christophe Tinseau, for Pescarolo, were wearing SAINT HONORE’s new creation, the Haussman Forty7-24, when it made its grand debut at the Spa 1,000 in advance of one of the year’s major events; the Le Mans 24 Hours.

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