Abarth and Breil present the new chronograph inspired by the Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally, a car which pays homage to the Abarth 131 Rally forty years after its last race. The Scorpion’s vehicle was a tribute to the history of Abarth racing, which has always been part of the brand’s DNA.
The new Breil Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally chronograph is in keeping with the Scorpion’s celebrations of its icon from the 1980s. Last May, as part of its tribute, the brand introduced the Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally special series, an exclusive limited-edition vehicle which was produced in just 695 models and sold around the world. The series stood out for its unique and refined look with specific references to its historic precursor, like its three-layer, two-tone “Blue Rally” glossy livery which reinterprets the original colour in a contemporary way.
Abarth and Breil’s collaboration goes back to 2014 and came about from a meeting of two legendary Italian companies which share the same passion for design, performance, and meticulous attention to detail.
Inspired by Abarth’s classic tradition of adding stylistic embellishments to its iconic vehicles, Breil has engraved the silhouette of the legendary 131 Rally car on the case back, a design which has been brought back to the new vehicle as well. In fact, the Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally is the Scorpion’s first vehicle with stylistic “Easter Eggs” which have been hidden by the designers to thrill customers with the silhouette of the 131 Rally engraved on the lower part of the door, the Alcantara dashboard, and the headrests of the new seats.
The watch has an IP black case which is 43 mm in diameter and uniquely characterised by a three-dimensional design of the IP black bezel—a reference to the Scorpion car’s 17” alloy wheels. This sporty detail has been accentuated by IP gold steel inserts. Additionally luminous IP-gold hour markers have been placed on the black carbon fibre dial. To highlight its sporty look, the hour and minute hands are semi-skeletonised and luminous as well. Plus, standing out at the 12 o’clock mark there is the legendary Abarth logo with its unmistakable Scorpion, alongside Breil’s logo in gold.
Equipped with a black stainless-steel strap with a safety closure, the new Breil Abarth 695 Tributo 131 Rally chronograph manages the hour, minute, seconds, and date (placed at 4:30) functions, in addition to the chrono functions (the minute counter goes up to 10 min). The watch includes Epson VR3G movement and is waterproof up to 10 metres.