The limited-edition FORZO Drive King 70s summer chronograph is influenced by the iconic yachting watches of the 1970s, and thanks to its vibrant colours it’s also reminiscent of the golden age of motorsport: the vision behind the FORZO brand.
While yachts and cars may seem like an unlikely combination to some, in reality, the two forms of transport have gone together for many years. Even the famous Mercedes three-pointed star was originally designed to point to ‘land, sea, and air’ – three spaces for which the company made engines. Similarly, the BMW logo refers to a plane propeller, while companies as diverse as Bugatti, Aston Martin and Jaguar have all put their name to yachts. Tyre manufacturer Pirelli even makes rubber dinghies, still today, while Porsche Design has also collaborated with a yacht manufacturer in the past.
The FORZO 70s Summer Drive King Collection.
So this is the FORZO Drive King’s own tribute to multimodal transport, echoing the crossover heritage of many automotive brands that have taken to water over the years.
The 40mm racing-style chronograph is strictly limited to only 50 pieces worldwide, presenting the perfect opportunity to own a watch that is not only unique in looks and style but also exceptionally exclusive.
The distinctive blue dial features a multi-layered design with applied indices and tachymeter scale – in common with all the Drive King models – as well as a striking orange seconds hand: perfect for instant legibility.
All the 2022 Drive King models have upgraded bracelets to feature quick-release spring bars, as well as using a new sapphire crystal for increased dial clarity and reduced distortion compared to the previous versions. Because whether you’re in charge of a yacht or a car, you need to be able to focus on what you’re doing.
The solid 316L stainless steel case has polished and brushed textures, benefitting from a signed screw-down crown and embossed caseback, giving a water resistance of 100 metres. This watch also features a bi-directional 60-click 12-hour-bezel with a crisply finished aluminium insert: perfect for keeping track of a second timezone, whether on the race track or a yacht.
This limited-edition watch sits within FORZO's '70s summer' collection and is brand new for 2022. It takes inspiration from the great yachting watches from the 1970s and earlier, such as the Heuer Skipper, and Abercrombie & Fitch Seafarer: evolving and re-interpreting those iconic design cues into an affordable and robust package that’s perfect for everyday use but doesn’t compromise on quality
The FORZO Drive King 70s Summer WatchGecko Exclusive watch
In line with its yachting lineage, our WatchGecko exclusive colourway uses the deepest blue and is the only version in the range to feature red in the chronograph minutes subdial. We’ve focussed on the smallest details to help create a sense of depth and clarity that’s true to purpose, reflected in the shades of orange on the hands and dial.
Powering the Drive King 70s Summer is a reliable Seiko VK64 mech-quartz movement, combining the precision of a quartz movement with mechanical features like a sweeping chronograph hand and instant resetting chronograph function. It all adds up to the best of both possible worlds: both on land and sea.
Check out the full collection of FORZO watches here.