The Long Beach Omologato - Omologato®

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    The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, one of the most iconic motorsports events in the world, is thrilled to announce an exhilarating partnership with Omologato, the renowned watchmaking brand synonymous with precision, innovation, and a deep passion for motorsports. This collaboration marks the union of two powerhouses, bringing together the adrenaline-pumping excitement of racing with the meticulous craftsmanship of timepieces.

    As a longstanding pillar in the racing community, the Grand Prix of Long Beach has consistently pushed the boundaries of speed, showcasing cutting-edge technology and hosting some of the most riveting races in the history of motorsports. With a rich legacy spanning several decades, the Grand Prix of Long Beach has become a cultural phenomenon, drawing enthusiasts from around the globe to witness the sheer spectacle of speed and precision.

    Why the California Dial?

    There are an abundance of theories thrown around at action halls and forums as to why this dial was called the ‘California Dial’. One theory suggests that Californians just loved the mixed numerals on wristwatches in the 1930’s and 1940’s and another that California dealers in the 1980’s were selling so many watches with this dial variant that the official types inherited the name. The accurate theory as to where this name originally came from comes from James Dowling. Dowling explained that in the 1970’s, when the vintage watch boom started, an LA based dial refinisher, Kirk Rich, created some unique dials with this half design. The dials became so popular that many vintage watch stores in California sent their watches to Rich. Through this link, dealers and collectors started to call the watches the ‘California’ dial.

    Using this dial was an easy decision together with the antique finish in our premium Centenaire case, makes this one of our most historic race watches ever. 

    6 of these individually engraved watches will be presented on the podium at Long Beach in April 2024 to the winners of both IMSA and IndyCar categories.

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    TECH SPEC 

    Case : Stainless Steel -  316L 41MM diameter - 10mm depth. Lugg to lugg 49mm

    Glass : Flat sapphire lens with anti-reflective coating 

    Details : Antique dial with Nero subdials and tachymeter, Swiss Luminova to indexes and needles

    Strap : 22m Italian leather rally strap with contrast stone stitching 

    ATM : 10 ATM water resistant

    Movements : Seiko VK64 Meca-Quartz Chrono Date Movements