Shinola: The Canfield Speedway 44mm

Shinola Canfield Speedway

The Intersection of Motorsports and Timekeeping: The Canfield Speedway 44mm Automatic Chronograph

In the world of motorsports, the race for excellence is never-ending. Every lap represents a new challenge, a new opportunity to push boundaries. This relentless pursuit of perfection is beautifully captured in the Lap 06 of the Canfield Speedway 44mm Automatic Chronograph. A masterpiece that seamlessly blends the adrenaline of racing with the precision of watchmaking.

Drawing inspiration from the master mechanics of racing who constantly push their machines to the limit, this limited-edition chronograph is more than just a timepiece. It’s a tribute to the world of motorsports. One of its standout features is the tachymeter—a sophisticated scale on the bezel that effortlessly converts time elapsed into speed travelled, a nod to the intricate calculations that go into every race.

Housed in a 44mm polished stainless steel case, the watch boasts a distinctive heavy coin edge. The vibrant anodized aluminum collars on the pushbuttons add a splash of color, reminiscent of the flashy world of racing cars. The matte velvet pea gravel green dial, punctuated by two sub-dials styled after two-tone wheel designs, exudes elegance. And to complete the racing aesthetic? A perforated leather strap in a rich bourbon shade, evoking images of racing gloves gripping the steering wheel.

But what truly sets the Canfield Speedway apart is its engine—the Swiss-made Sellita SW510 BH movement. This isn’t your average movement. With its 27 jewels and an impressive 56-hour power reserve, it doesn’t merely keep time; it leads the race. The full exhibition case back offers a clear view of this marvel in action, complete with a custom checkered flag design on the rotor, symbolizing the thrill of crossing the finish line.

The fixed tachymeter scale along the bezel, derived from the Greek words “tachos metron” meaning speed measure, is a testament to the watch’s racing heritage. It’s not just a feature; it’s a tool, allowing the wearer to effortlessly convert time into speed over a set distance.

In conclusion, the Canfield Speedway 44mm Automatic Chronograph is not just a watch. It’s a celebration of the exhilarating world of motorsports and racing, capturing the essence of speed, precision, and craftsmanship in every detail.