by Ryan Walsh
A Fusion of Superior Design and Aeronautic Inspiration
A driving force in Italian men’s watches, the Ferragamo F-80 collection personifies casual elegance and delivers mechanical accuracy, making each piece a coveted trophy of luxury timepiece aficionados and fashion enthusiasts worldwide.
Continuing in the structural elegance and modern spirit of Ferragamo’s most successful men’s timepiece collection to date, the Ferragamo FQ2030013 F-80 Pilot watch is sleek and superior in its execution. Inspired by aeronautical gauges and mechanics, the F-80 Pilot gives precision style personality with the asymmetrical detail of a single sub-dial at 10 o’clock, a design detail native to the F-80 line.
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F-80 Pilot Chronograph Watch
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Beautifully interpreting the aesthetic complexity of aeronautic design, the F-80 Chronograph FQ2030013 is both powerful and luxurious; it is like of an old WWII fighter jet with raw power and design combined with the sleek construction of a Gulf Stream aircraft.
The bold 44 mm stainless steel case is strapped down with a black caoutchouc strap with the “F-80” logo in relief prominently beneath the matte-finished case-to-bracelet attachment. The strap is finished with sleek horizontal lines across it giving it an aggressive attitude. It is fitted with a fold-over clasp with double push button safety, though with a piece like this, you won’t want to hit the eject button.
Functionally superior, the entire display is completely analog, powered by the most accurate timing available with a Swiss made quartz chronograph (ISA 8171/203) movement. In addition to chronograph countdown functions and time, a screw-lock pusher at the 10:00 o’clock position activates the tachymeter, which is on the rotating inner bezel to enable the wearer to calculate speed based on travel time or decipher distance based on speed.
Every attention is paid to details and display on this watch. Even the date, displayed at the 04:00 position, shows the previous day’s date and the next day’s date on either side of it. To assist in easy reading, the sapphire crystal bears an anti-reflective sapphire coating, and the indexes and hands are luminous.
Ferragamo Men’s FQ2030013 Pilot F-80 Chronograph Watch
- Swiss made timepiece
- Precise Swiss quartz movement
- Stainless steel case, diameter 44 mm, 13 mm thickness, screw down crown
- Black dial with luminescent indices and hands, second sub dial, date window at 4 o’clock
- Chronograph feature
- Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
- Rotating inner bezel, tachymeter on inner bezel
- Black caoutchouc strap finished with sleek horizontal lines, width 25 mm, fold over clasp with double push button safety
- Water resistant to 330 feet
- 2-year manufacturer’s warranty
Although the F-80 Pilot’s design is inherited from the air, the watch is water resistant to 330 feet and features a screw-down crown. The overall ability of this chronograph to offer more than one expects is totally in keeping with the design leadership of Massimiliano Giornetti and the House of Ferragamo.
Gevril Group US and Caribbean Agent for Ferragamo Timepieces
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