You know you’re in the lead because you can see the lions up ahead. If you were in second place, you’d be choking on the copper-colored dust from the red clay roads. But when you’re racing at top speed through the Kenyan wilderness, visibility is the least of your worries. All the best drivers need is steady shocks, an uncanny sense of direction and a rugged timepiece like the Stauer Hybrid Rally Watch to help keep them miles ahead of the competition.
Legend has it that the Safari Rally was born out of boredom. In 1953, two cousins wanted a new racing challenge. So they plotted a course through the East African drylands where pavement doesn’t exist and the road hazards bite back. It became the ultimate test of man and machine versus nature.
Much like the four-wheeled rally racers, this watch is built like a tank with a sports car engine. No wait, make that TWO sports car engines. Its massive 53mm case is crafted from a high-performance alloy and the stunning dial is customized with chrome-hued numerals and a shimmering copper stripe (to honor the red clay of the racecourse). Inside, the Rally Watch keeps time with dual analog and digital functions. A precision-tuned quartz movement controls the big dial and a completely separate movement counts down the seconds and tracks the date in a dashboard of digital displays. The Rally Watch secures with a bicast black band and is water-resistant to 3 ATM. Fits wrists 7 ½"–8".