Like every previous year, official Tour de France timekeeper Festina released a series of Festina Chronobike Tour de France watches.
The 2016 Chronobike collection is a collection of 18 chronographs as always inspired by the world of cycling. Bicycle-themed details can be found throughout the collection. The chronograph sub-dials are inspired by the toothed pinion of the bike, and the bezel is inspired by racing helmets. The chrono pushers resemble racing pedals, and the fitting of bracelet and case subtly takes its shape from classic drop handlebars.
The collection of 44 watches is divided into 4 series and two special editions. The 16968 and 16970 are stainless steel and the 16969 and 16971 series are black IP plated Stainless Steel. All of these 44 mm watches contain mineral glass and are water-resistant to 10 ATM.
This year’s special editions (F16973/1 & F16972/1) feature a 3 layer anti-reflection sapphire crystal and are the showcase models of the collection. Both watches come in a special box with an additional (rubber) strap and a strap exchanging tool.