When two famous Italian brands get together, you know the result is going to be spectacular! Baroque Access finds out all about the two limited edition Sports Watches created by motorbike legends Ducati and horologists Locman
Both Ducati and Locman signify Italian excellence and exclusivity, and the Italian brands’ collaboration has resulted in one magnificent collection of two limited edition timepieces that are as eye-catching as they are innovative. Launched this month, the collection is inspired by the high-tech features and competitive spirit of motorcycling, resulting in a most unique selection of exclusive timepieces.
Locman is renowned for its watch-making expertise, and of course, Ducati is one of the most fêted motorcycle brands in the world. Concentrating on technology and quality, the watches are made from innovative materials such as carbon and titanium, carbon fiber, stainless steel and silicone, known for their lightness and stress-resistance, and their design and quality is unmatched.
According to Alessandro Cicognani, Ducati Licensing and Corporate Partnership Director, “The products we’re co-developing interpret, through design and innovative materials, the uniqueness of the Ducati brand. “Locman’s unique spirit makes it perfect for a dynamic partnership that combines the technological excellence of two companies, both leaders in their respective sectors”, he said.
Marco Mantovani, President of Locman agreed. “We’re very excited about this new challenge, not just because of the prestige of Ducati, whose technical personnel and designers are among the world’s best, but also because, right from the very first meetings, we’ve shared the same passion for quality and manufacturing excellence,” he added.
Both of the models in the innovative Ducati Locman collection feature a unique and sporty design. The cases are tonneau-shaped, in brushed steel with either polished details or with a black PVD coating. Watches are water-resistant to a depth of 100 meters. One of the versions features a self-winding mechanical movement that is visible through a crystal pane on the titanium case back, whilst the other is a quartz chronograph mechanism.
The watch dials come in grey enamel or carbon fiber – the enamel dial has a sunray effect. Both feature the Ducati logo at 6 o’clock and the Locman logo at 3 o’clock. The strap is attached to the steel case with two lug screws; it is made of perforated hypoallergenic silicone.
These limited edition watches are available in 1,000 numbered pieces per model, and will be priced between $853 and $956. They are currently available from major jewellers in Italy and around the world.