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January 05, 2017

Derek Bell, one of the most successful British racing drivers of all time, has teamed up with Omologato to launch a stunning limited-edition watch – The Derek Bell 500.
 
Celebrating Bell’s remarkable glory at the Le Mans 24 Hours, this striking timepiece honours the Brit’s 1975 victory behind the wheel of the iconic Gulf Mirage GR8 – the first of his impressive five race wins.
 
With a leather strap featuring orange and light blue stitching and a light blue strip running through the 45.5mm face, the famous image of the GR8 is captured perfectly by the Derek Bell 500, which will be in stock from March 2017.
 
Just 500 watches are available worldwide, each of which is numbered 1 to 500. They also come with a booklet on the history of Le Mans and the life of times of Bell, hand signed by the man himself.
 
Buyers will have the chance to show off their watches to Bell, too, as the three-time Daytona 24 champion is set to attend special Omologato events later this year.  

Whether at the brand’s highly acclaimed #ChronosAndCars meets or a drinks evening with Porsche, Bell will be on hand to share the stories that inspired the Derek Bell 500 watch and beyond.


After his triumph in 1975, Bell went on to win the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1987 – making him the most successful Brit to compete in the race to date.
His inaugural victory is arguably the most famous of them all, however, having spawned one of the best racing partnerships of all time between Bell and Belgian Jackie Ickx. The pair worked together on Bell’s next two victories in the early eighties before Ickx’s final outing in 1985.  

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The Derek Bell 500 watch features a Japanese Quartz movement, which operates smoothly and promises quality of manufacturing. It also brings a desirable level of precision, reliability and accuracy that only comes with the very best watches.
Omologato founder Shami Kalra said: “Derek Bell is a true British racing icon, and his achievements at the Le Mans 24 Hours are remarkable. To win the most demanding endurance race of them all five times is something special. Derek teaming up with Omologato and being able to make The Derek Bell 500 watch as a tribute to that, is a real honour for me"


The Derek Bell 500 is strictly limited to 500 examples, and is priced at £299. Pre-orders can be placed on the Omologato website, with deliveries due in March 2017. 

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4 Responses

Omologato Admin
Omologato Admin

June 12, 2017

All you need to do is press the PRE-ORDER HERE button in the article or SEARCH Derek Bell 500

Wade Pilkington
Wade Pilkington

June 12, 2017

How do you order Derick Bell watch can’t find in your website
Many thanks
Wade

Martin Hollingsworth
Martin Hollingsworth

January 06, 2017

Is Number 1 or 500 available ?

G lowe
G lowe

January 06, 2017

Cant see how to pre order the Derek Bell 500

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