Petrol, the debut model from Goodspeed, has all the vintage trappings of a racing watch from the 1960s and 70s built with the performance of a modern timepiece. Limited to just 1500 and powered by Seiko Mecha-Quartz movement, Petrol is easily the best statement watch currently on Kickstarter. You can lock-in your own from USD $169. That’s around 40% off the retail price.
Petrol has a thin red hand for measuring seconds while the left subdial registers minutes. The high contrast hands on the black dial make it easy to track lap times. The right subdial is where you find the 24hr time. A date window is embedded at six o clock. Time can be kept in the dark thanks to the high powered luminous display.
Petrol features a Stainless 316L polished case with rotating bezel, available in 40mm or 42mm sizing. The larger model doesn’t include a crown. The Domed Sapphire crystal has an anti-reflective coating. It’s complemented by a black Italian leather racing strap and waterproofing to 10 atmospheres.
Petrol is engraved with limited edition numbering on the caseback and every watch comes in an embossed leather case sized to fit your favourite pair of sunglasses. Buyers also have a choice between a black, red or blue display.
Goodspeed has quite a way to go before its vintage-inspired Petrol watch reaches funding. The only way it’s going to get there is with support from watch enthusiasts and racing fans. There’s still plenty of time to score a one-of-a-kind watch, so get on board before it’s too late.