With its distinct barrel design nose, the Hughes Racer was conceived and built by noted aviator Howard Hughes’ company in 1935 and went on to set both a world airspeed record and a transcontinental speed record across the United States. The Racer to this day remains the last aircraft built by a private individual to set the world speed record.
Inspired by the Hughes H1 Racer, and other aviation racers of its time, this beautiful chronograph makes an elegant yet sporty statement. The case is 42 x 40 mm and 12 mm wide. With Sapphire Crystal glass and a Seiko VK64 mechaquartz chronograph, this watch is available in six carefully crafted colorways. It comes with a genuine leather strap and waterproof to 5 ATM. With its unique off-square case and beveled chronograph inlay, the HH-01 will look amazing as part of any collection.
Riley Watch Co was created by a small team of watch enthusiasts and is led by Samuel Rae. The company is Manchester based, and its watches are designed in the UK. Samuel is a pilot and aviation enthusiast, and Riley Watch Co is dedicated to developing and creating timepieces that represent some of the greats in aviation history, while remaining playful and unique. The Howard Hughes HH-01 is available for $179.00 on the Riley Watch Co shop.