These New Watches Take Inspiration Directly From the GT40

Inspired by the Ford GT40, the Grainmaster collection from Original Grain proudly embraces the racing spirit with its timepieces.


The 1960s ushered in a bold new era of automotive design, and the revolutionary Ford GT40 led the way. Inspired by this American icon, the Grainmaster collection of timepieces from Original Grain proudly embraces the same spirit. This innovative watch company created the Grainmaster collection with details inspired by the championship-winning GT40 — with precision elements, iconic surfacing and championed wood materials often found in car dashboards. The Grainmaster collection is beautifully hand-built for endurance, each timepiece unleashes a combination of authenticity and engineering, incorporating sumptuous woods like Sapele, Mahogany and burled Walnut to create a sleek and luxurious design. Here is a look at the details that make the Grainmaster collection so high-speed.


1. Inspired by the speed and elegance of GT Racing: All the design choices around the Chronograph and Swiss Automatic of the Grainmaster collection pay homage to the GT40, winner of the 1966 24 hour Le Mans Race. It echoes the iconic curves and dramatic style down to the car’s rear fender, while the DNA of the GT40’s rear intake can be seen in the Grainmaster’s inlay of exotic wood.

2. The Choice of Chronograph or Swiss Automatic: A Miyota-VK63 movement powers the Grainmaster 6-hand chronograph with tachymeter printed on the wood reflector — inspired by racing functionality and keeping lap speed. The ETA 2824 Swiss Automatic model has super Luminova hour markers for added visibility.

3. Luxurious wooden inlays: Each timepiece uses techniques you won’t find on other watches, with wood vertically inlaid into the bezel of the watch. New to Original Grain, these watches also use triangular wooden links in the bracelets.

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