富士 FUJI - Di Corsa

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    Arrives May 2024 - Only 200 being made

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    The Design

    The font and colour used on the dial comes straight from JDM fonts used on registration plates in Japan, the large red sub dial represents the Rising Sun and the Mount at the 12 position is of course Fuji.

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     "Fuji Speedway: Racing Through Time and Tradition in Japan"

    Nestled at the foot of the iconic Mount Fuji, Fuji Speedway stands as a testament to Japan's rich automotive culture and passion for motorsports. This legendary racing circuit, located in Oyama, Sunto District, Shizuoka Prefecture, has been a focal point for racing enthusiasts and top-tier motorsport events since its inception. With a history spanning several decades, Fuji Speedway has not only witnessed thrilling races but has also evolved into a symbol of Japanese automotive excellence and innovation.

    Fuji Speedway was inaugurated in 1965 and quickly gained recognition as one of the premier racing circuits in Japan. The circuit's original design was a 4.5-kilometer layout, featuring a challenging combination of high-speed straights and technical corners. The backdrop of Mount Fuji provided a stunning panorama, creating a unique and picturesque setting for motorsport enthusiasts.

    The circuit was initially constructed to boost Japan's presence in the global motorsport scene and to host international competitions. Over the years, Fuji Speedway has hosted a myriad of prestigious events, including Formula One races, endurance races, and various domestic championships.

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fuji Speedway gained international acclaim by hosting several Formula One Grand Prix races. One of the most memorable moments in the circuit's history occurred in 1976 during the Japanese Grand Prix. This race witnessed the dramatic title showdown between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, adding an extra layer of significance to Fuji Speedway's legacy.

    The circuit underwent multiple modifications and renovations to meet the evolving standards of Formula One racing. Despite occasional breaks from hosting Formula One events, Fuji Speedway remains an essential part of Japan's motorsport heritage.

    In addition to Formula One, Fuji Speedway has become synonymous with endurance racing. The circuit is a regular host of the prestigious FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) races, attracting top manufacturers and teams from around the world. Endurance racing at Fuji Speedway provides a unique challenge with its diverse track layout, demanding both speed and technical prowess from the drivers.

    The commitment to innovation is evident in the circuit's efforts to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives. As environmental concerns have become more prominent in the automotive industry, Fuji Speedway has embraced initiatives such as solar power generation and energy-efficient facilities, showcasing a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity.

    Fuji Speedway is not just a racing venue; it is a cultural hub for automotive enthusiasts. The circuit hosts various events throughout the year, allowing fans to engage with their favorite motorsports up close. From car exhibitions to track days that enable enthusiasts to drive their vehicles on the iconic circuit, Fuji Speedway offers a comprehensive experience for fans of all ages.

    The circuit's proximity to Tokyo and other major cities makes it easily accessible, further contributing to its popularity. The Japanese hospitality and the electric atmosphere during race weekends create an unforgettable experience for both local and international visitors.

    Like any longstanding institution, Fuji Speedway has faced its share of challenges. Economic fluctuations, changes in racing regulations, and competition from other circuits have tested its resilience. However, Fuji Speedway has consistently adapted to these challenges, demonstrating a commitment to remaining at the forefront of the motorsport world.

    Fuji Speedway's journey through time encapsulates the evolution of Japanese motorsports. From hosting intense Formula One battles to becoming a hub for endurance racing and a cultural icon, the circuit continues to play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of motorsports in Japan. As it races towards the future, Fuji Speedway stands as a living testament to the harmonious coexistence of tradition, innovation, and an unbridled passion for racing.

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    fuji.jpgThis 40mm diameter bespoke all new matt finish stainless case features sapphire glass, moving bezel with a secure click, Japanese White Lily dial and contrast Forest Green indexes.

    There is also a new style of bespoke strap with canvas facing backed with leather and Saddle Leather "patch style' finishing details.


    Spec :

    Case:
    Diameter: 40mm width - 10mm height
    Material: Stainless steel with robust IP plated bezel and matt finish case
    Dial : Japanese Lilly White dial with contrast Forest Green indexes 
    Movement: Japanese VK64 Meca-Quartz Chronograph
    Water Resistance: 10ATM

    Glass : Flat mineral glass 

    Strap:
    Width: 20mm
    Material: High grade canvas and leather
    Colour: Black. Khaki. Navy.