Men’s watch of the day: Raidillon 42 C10 Chronograph

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March 2015

Auto racing demands an intimate relationship between the driver and his machine, because even milliseconds matter. The same attention to precision and technicality can also be found in Raidillon timepieces, which create an intimate connection with the wearer.

Inspired by strong Belgian tradition in racing, the “Raidillon” is a famous curve at the Spa-Francorchamps track. The “55” mark on Raidillon watches also represents the maximum number of cars allowed to participate at some races. Indicating the brand’s exclusivity, each model is made in a limited edition series of 55 timepieces, numbered from 0 to 55. Of course, the number 13 is left out; it is never included in races due to superstition.

More racing themes are found in Raidillon’s new release, the Chronograph 42 C10. Inspired by racing circuits, the index and details in relief around the dial mimic the rumble strips on the sides of racetracks. The circular area at 3 o’clock marks the turn into the famous “Raidillon” turn at Spa. The counter at 6 o’clock refers to its Belgian design, and its ‘Swiss Made’ fabrication. (VJ)


  • Automatic mechanical Swiss movement. Calibre: Valjoux 7750. Raidillon oscillating weight cut in the shape of a steering wheel, visible at the back.
  • Case: 316 L (surgical steel) with back cover affixed by 7 screws. Movement visible at the back of the case. Water-resistance: 10 ATM Stainless steel 42 mm
  • Engraved screw-down crown stamped with ‘55’. Two push buttons with ‘Clou de Paris’ effect.
  • Wrist strap in anti-allergic eco calf-skin (chrome-free treatment), hand-sewn in Belgium. Folding clasp engraved with the Raidillon logo.

Men's watch of the day: Raidillon 42 C10 Chronograph

Raidillon 42 C10 Chronograph