Inspired by the technical complexity of Formula One, Giorgio Piola combined his ability to identify and capture the most minute details with his world class artistic ability to carve out a niche within the world of motorsport. Providing some of the first real inside looks at the technical side of auto racing.
As a reporter, Giorgio provides on camera analysis on the mechanics and specs for some of the most highly engineered vehicles in the world. He is revered as one of the go-to authorities in the sport, and even now, continues to provide stunning drawings in detail only Piola himself can capture.
Today, his work not only delivers stunning art pieces that showcase the technical complexity of Formula 1, but as of 2017, provided an elegant timepiece collection that embodies the true spirit of racing and Swiss precision. The brand first launched with three limited edition models but has since expanded to three collections and almost 30 models; all with precise Swiss movement and unique Formula 1 inspired features.
From the cases made from the same carbon fiber found in F1 cars, to the dial that pays homage to the high revving engines found in race cars, the whole collection has been inspired by the exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail, high level of innovation and precise engineering that goes into Formula 1. Allowing race fans to appreciate the details but still keep an elegant design that any watch aficionado would instantly fall in love with.
Giorgio Piola has been able to take the knowledge he’s gained over the years and directly apply it to the new F1 inspired G5 Delta. Based on the original G5 collection, the Delta offers stunning details in four color variations, showcasing Giorgio’s collection of technical knowledge used across racing. The G5 Delta is attached to the wrist through a stainless-steel deployant buckle and further reinforced with highly resistant black or blue rubber straps designed to mimic sleek tire tread patterns. Featuring a robust titanium case with or without a black PVD coating for durability and light-wear.
This new collection is complemented with a new limited edition G5. The new G5 features a bright yellow strap that perfectly accents the subtle yellow markings imprinted on the dial. The new G5 will feature the signature forged carbon case that is already so beloved by the public. As with the rest of the original G5 collection, the newest member of the family will sport the uniquely designed break disk bezel, that not only makes the collection instantly recognizable, but brings together Giorgio’s attention to detail, and the signature craftsmanship found across the Giorgio Piola Timepiece Collection.
Just like a Formula 1 Car, the Swiss watch is designed with high level innovation, precise engineering, and requires great care.
The G5 Delta is hand-assembled in Switzerland with absolute care, to deliver an elegantly designed timepieces with the precision and reliability that the world market has come to expect from watches produced in this country.
Every year, the Swiss Watch Industry sets new standards of excellence for mechanical movement that the most respected watch brands incorporate in their most elegant, high-end timepieces.
The G5 collection proudly features the ETA/Valjoux 7750 – probably the most recognizable and tested watch movement in the industry. Using a 3-plane cam system instead of the column wheel, it is comprised of a main plate, a calendar plate, and a chronograph plate, serving to truly exemplify Swiss craftsmanship.
The G5 Delta combines Italian design from the mind of Giorgio Piola, Swiss craftsmanship and a stunning global appeal.
Keeping with the racing identity that the Giorgio Piola brand embodies, the new timepieces will be packaged in an exquisite bright red box, made from durable wood coated in Resin that can be found in race cars and luxury vehicles alike. The outside of the box shines with a smooth glossy finish and is branded with a 3D version of the signature Giorgio Piola logo. The inside features a carbon fiber looking inlay and a matching pillow that allows your new watch to fit snugly inside. Once you receive the set, you will want to be just as careful not to scratch the box as you would the watch itself.
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THREE COMPLETE SEASONS + 2019 PREVIEW
The last edition of an automotive literary classic: the technical analysis of Formula 1 penned by Giorgio Piola. After 25 years of publication, the historic draughtsman is bringing the curtain down on this experience with a volume that examines the last three seasons, from 2016 to 2018, as always reviewing the principal technical innovations in the spheres of chassis and engine design.
This three-year analysis is appropriately completed with a retrospective of some of Piola’s most important drawings from a 50-year career that began back in 1969.