Motul and French watch maker Depancel have collaborated on a new watch – the Serie-P Pista 24 MOTUL Edition. It’s a watch inspired by the world of endurance motor racing and kicks off a collaboration between two leading players in the world of fine mechanics. Let’s have a look at the details of this new watch, which will be available for pre-orders from July 26, 2022.
The first automatic watch inspired by the world of endurance racing
The Serie-P Pista 24 MOTUL Edition is a sporty watch that evokes the world of endurance and performance mechanics, as evidenced through the design details. The dial pattern is reminiscent of the radiator grille of racing cars, while a brake disc motif can be discreetly seen under the hours. Red accents, a large date display window and skeleton hands boost the sporty, high-performance look. As a nod to those races that go on long after sunset, the Pista 24 MOTUL Edition adapts to changing light conditions: the hour markers and numbers feature an SLN coating that offers maximum visibility at night, and the 24-hour function is equipped with a day/night indicator.
This sporty watch is powered by a reliable and durable Miyota 9132 movement. Its well-tuned motor is protected by a cushion case in 316L stainless steel topped with an unscratchable sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflective coating. In terms of functionality, the automotive world is in every detail: the indication at 12 o’clock, designed to look like a fuel gauge, makes it possible to check the status of the power reserve in real-time. The bidirectional rotating bezel, with minutes indication, can be used to measure time intervals easily.
Clément Meynier, the founder of Depancel, said:
“A partnership that sounds natural, given the common values that drive our two brands. In addition to our passion for beautiful engines, Motul like Depancel makes it a point of honor to offer reliable, high-performance, and innovative products, and above all to inspire and bring unique adventures to each member of our communities. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that Motul and Depancel plan to work on the creation of watch collections with a sporty design, which will pay tribute to these thrilling mechanical worlds.”
Laurent Taieb, licensing specialist at Motul, commented on the fresh collaboration:
“We’re extremely pleased with this new and exclusive collaboration. When we search for partnerships, we are always on the lookout for mutual values and a long-term relationships. Depancel is a fresh and ambitious French startup, driven by the same passion Motul shares for the automotive racing world. The fact we are both based in and manufacture our premium products in France bonds us even more. This watch has been a very close collaboration, and a logical one, as our brand has its grassroots and a proven track record in endurance racing. Therefore, we are very pleased with this exclusive watch loaded with endurance racing details. It’s a match made in heaven.”
Depancel is a French brand that offers automatic watches at excellent value for money thanks to a co-creation and pre-order model. Their mission is to put beautiful watchmaking on the maximum number of wrists by offering timepieces made in Switzerland or France that come with a lifetime warranty. Each of the Depancel collections, whose name is the contraction of Delage, Panhard et Facel Vega (three prestigious French car manufacturers), pays tribute to a specific territory of the automotive world and aims to inspire fine mechanics enthusiasts.
As with all Depancel collections, this new watch will come with a lifetime warranty and will be sold through pre-orders, for a price of $750 instead of $850 at stock price. The appointment for the opening of sales is fixed to July 26th, 2022, at 10 a.m. (UTC+2), on the brand’s website