The Geckota C-01 Racing Chronograph Range
The Geckota Racing Chronograph is currently available in three iconic dial options. This versatile chronograph combines the best of two time periods. The design and styling from the 1950s and 60s, with modern day technology and reliability.
Learn more about The Racing Chronograph below...
Some 50 years ago, pit lanes at circuits such as Le Mans, the Nurburgring and Monaco were packed with team officials poring over Heuer’s, Zeniths and Rolex Daytonas as the likes of Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart diced wheel-to-wheel for victory.
The days of using hand-held analogue chronographs in top-level motor sport may have gone with the arrival of super-accurate computerised timing systems and sophisticated telemetry. With the arrival of the Geckota Racing Chronograph, it’s easy to shut your eyes and imagine yourself back to that golden era of motor racing.
An eye for detail
At Geckota we understand the importance of attention to detail. The little things matter. The Racing Chronograph is no exception to this rule as it features many subtle design features which when combined, make for an important addition to our range. We wanted to make the C-01 stand out from other chronographs. This is why the C-01 comes with highly polished hour markers. Combined with the chamfered styling and applied aspect, the indices and polished hands are one of the first things that you notice.
Staying with the dial, the sub-dials on the C-01 have an understated sunburst effect to them which makes using the 24-hour dial and tracking elapsed minutes that little bit more enjoyable.
Finally, the case. We fully polished the cushion style case and balanced this out by adding a sunburst brushing effect, giving it that vintage tool watch feeling. Other key details include Geckota 'G' signed crown with drilled lugs, perfect for a strap changing watch enthusiast!
Modern day reliability
The new Geckota Racing Chronograph is powered by the SII meca-quartz VK64 movement. This tried-and-tested hybrid movement combines the accuracy of quartz with the look and feel of an expensive mechanical chronograph movement – including that all-important ‘pusher click’ and the instant reset of the flyback chronograph hand.
Finally, the watch also comes with other features which are regularly taken for granted when worn on modern days wrist including quick set date and screw in crown.
The Racing Chronograph is available in six distinctive colour versions of the classic chronograph dial with its double-registers, 400 unit-per-hour tachymeter and six o’clock date window. Each dial is set off beautifully by its mirror-polished bezel. The scratch resistance needed for a busy life is enhanced by the flat sapphire crystal with its anti-reflective (AR) coating.
Flat Sapphire Crystal with Anti-Reflective Coating
SII VK64 Meca Quartz Movement
316L Stainless Steel with Brushed and Polished finishing
Applied Hour Markers
Geckota Vintage Racing Leather Strap
Chronograph, Tachymeter, Date Window
10 ATM / 100m
GECKOTA IN THE PRESS
"The C-1 takes its cues from vintage racing chronographs, but goes its own way."- The Time Bum
"...a real powerhouse and for those men seeking a first rate automotive inspired timepiece in 2017...this stunning, expertly crafted watch."- The Coolector
"With a very reasonable price tag, the Geckota C-1 should be within reach of even moderately frugal budgets."- Mensgear
"If the C1 is indicative of what Geckota has in mind as they continue to expand their watch line then they have nothing to be ashamed of."- WristWatchReview