Gallet Newsletter: 18 Oct 2017


Gallet to Sponsor Major Motorsports Event

Gallet Watch Company, the leading pioneer in motorsports timekeeping for over 100 years, will serve as a major sponsor of the 16th Annual Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance on November 4 and 5, 2017.

A Perfect Fit:

As the pioneer of the world’s first true wrist-worn chronograph and the first watchmaker to produce wristwatches for the larger market, the Gallet legacy goes all the way back to the 15th century.  Beginning in the late 19th century, the company’s unsurpassed devotion to function and accuracy made Gallet’s extraordinary Swiss stopwatches and chronographs the first choice for race car drivers, track officials, and fans alike.

“Our timepieces are more than a watch – they’re an instrument of the highest quality, a race timekeeper with a history of unparalleled durability and accuracy,” explains David R. Laurence, Managing Director for Gallet International. “Our long history as the original timekeeper since man first began competing in motorized vehicles makes serving as a sponsor for the Hilton Head Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance a perfect fit.”

During the festival, Gallet Watch Company will showcase its groundbreaking Heritage Edition auto racing wristwatch – the culmination of numerous years and millions of dollars spent to develop the world’s best motorsports chronograph. Considered as the finest, most durable and accurate mechanical wristwatch for anything automotive, the new Heritage Edition will be available for “test drives” during the event.

Onsite and mingling on Saturday and Sunday will be David R. Laurence, as well as Walter Hediger, Gallet International’s Swiss chairman.

The Festival has Something for Everyone:

The festival begins in Savannah, Georgia with the Savannah Speed Classic before
traveling up the coast for the Hilton Head Motoring Festival and
Concours d’Elegance at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. With a variety of events,
automobile and racing enthusiasts alike will find something to suit their interests.

The Events Include:

  • 1. Savannah Speed Classic, October 27- 29: Held at the birthplace of Grand Prix
  • racing, the Speed Classic celebrates this heritage with a unique road race
  • experience and inside look at the world of racing.

  • 2. Car Club Showcase, November 4, 2017: Automobile clubs throughout the
  • Southeast and beyond bring their top 10 cars to the Port Royal Golf Club on
  • Hilton Head Island, SC with both American and European marques.

  • 3. Aero Expo, November 4, 2017: The Motoring Festival brings both vintage and advanced aircraft to compliment the auto showcase. Together, attendees will experience a first-class journey through the past, present, and future of both motoring and aviation.

  • 4. Concours d’Elegance, November 5, 2017: With 14 class listings, from early 1900’s classics to sports cars, the Concours d’Elegance is the history of fine automobiles brought to life by proud collectors from around the world.

Gallet Watches Take the Stage at the Concours d’Elegance.

The festival culminates with the Concours d’Elegance awards ceremony, the focal point of the event.
This year, recipients of the top three prizes – Best of Show, People’s Choice, and the Paul Doerring Founders Award – will also be presented with a Gallet Heritage Edition wristwatch by Gallet International Chairman Walter Hediger.

The opportunity to provide a time-honored Gallet timepiece to the winners will be a highlight of the sponsorship.
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Gallet Heritage Edition Chronograph

The "Heritage Edition" Auto Racing Chronograph

Switzerland's foremost artisans have incorporated the highest principles of watchmaking technology and ergonomic design to create the world's finest auto racing chronograph..


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