The Dan Henry brand has found a large following in the watch enthusiast community by creating watches with a real root in horological history. The Dan Henry collection looks to the past and seeks to meticulously recreate well known vintage references with small twists that make them their own. Costs are kept low, but overall fit and finish is incredibly high for the price, and the looks speak for themselves — these are just extremely attractive watches. The newest watch from Dan Henry takes on a classic from the Universal Genève archives, and speaks directly to the race fan in all of us.
Dan Henry 1962 Racing Chronograph
- Case Material: Stainless steel
- Dial: White, Black, Blue
- Dimensions: 39mm
- Water Resistance: 50m
- Crown: Push/pull
- Movement: Seiko Mecha-Quartz VK series
- Strap/bracelet: Leather strap; woven nylon
- Price: $260
- Expected Release: July 8, 2019
The 1962 Racing Chronograph is a dead ringer for the famous (and, for most, prohibitively expensive) “Nina Rindt” Compax Chronograph. With a panda dial and a compact case shape, the original Universal Genève reference is rightly seen as a masterpiece with a real motorsports pedigree, but it will set you back nearly $30,000 at auction. Dan Henry’s version, for an incredibly small fraction of the price, can give you the look and feel of a Nina Rindt. It’s a compelling package.