Today, we’re very excited to announce that the new Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Chronographs are available for purchase through the Windup Watch Shop. A true classic design, these chronos are 38mm in diameter with large pump pushers, giving them a close-to-vintage feel, and feature high domed crystals, curved hands, 3-6-9 register layouts and applied markers. Staying true to the core philosophy of the brand, the 1964’s are a carefully conceived combination of vintage references, creating a watch that truly feels like it could have been from the era.
Of course, the 1964’s are not without modern components as well, such as the Seiko VK63 Meca-Quartz movement inside. Quickly becoming a favorite movement of the indie watch brand, the VK63 mixes the timing accuracy and convenience of a quartz movement with the feel and functionality of a mechanical chronograph. Notable benefits are firm pushers with a substantial click, a 1/5 second sweep of the chronograph seconds hand (vs the typical 1/second tick of traditional quartz) and instant snap-back reset of the chronograph.
Also, in a first for Dan Henry, the 1964’s come with a steel bracelet in addition to a leather strap. Not just any steel bracelet, however, a “beads of rice” style, which any vintage watch enthusiast will appreciate. Featuring wide, brushed segments around a series of small polished “beads”, it’s a sharp look that dresses the watch up a bit, and feels great to wear.
If you’ve seen enough, the Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Chronographs are available now for $250 with or without date. For those who want a closer look at the four striking colors, keep reading.
Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Silver
Featuring a pale, brushed silver dial with a white chapter ring, this version is perhaps the most subtle and refined of the four. The blue tachymeter index adds just a slight touch of color. Available here
Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Panda
Everyone loves a panda dial, and Dan Henry nailed it with this version. Featuring a brushed silver surface and black sub-dials, this one has a more aggressive presence while maintaining a refined air. Available here
Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Slate
The dark, smokey Slate dial features white accents and a blue chronograph seconds hand with an orange tip. Masculine and distinctive, this version would look as good with a suit as grease covered overalls. Available here
Dan Henry 1964 Gran Turismo Evil Panda
The most striking version of the 1964, the Evil Panda features a matte black surface with white sub-dials and white chapter ring. As the name suggests, this one has a lot of attitude and is by far the most aggressive and sporty of the group. Available here