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In Memory of Sir Stirling Moss, Legendary Racing Driver – And Wearer of Great Watches

In Memory of Sir Stirling Moss, Legendary Racing Driver – And Wearer of Great Watches

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Yesterday, Sir Stirling Moss died at 90 years old. Brought into the world 17 September 1929 in London, Moss was an amazing Formula 1 driver who won an all out 212 of the 529 races he entered across different racing classifications. He finished sprinter up in the Formula 1 World Championship multiple times and third spot multiple times all in a seven-year duration from 1955 to 1961. He is considered “the most noteworthy Formula 1 driver never to win the world championship”. He resigned from dynamic racing after a mishap in 1962. He slammed his Lotus at Goodwood, put him in a coma for a month and for a half year the left half of his body was in part paralyzed.

Amongst his renowned wins are the 1954 version of the 12 Hours of Sebring with American co-driver Bill Lloyd, where Moss turned into the main non-American to win the race. In 1955, Stirling Moss won the Targa Florio with British co-driver Peter Collins. In the exact year, Moss likewise won the grueling Mille Miglia (Italian for thousand miles) with guide Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR. Moss additionally won the renowned Monaco Grand Prix multiple times (1956, 1960 & 1961).

In 1990, Moss was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame and in March of 2000 was knighted for his administrations to engine racing.

Like individual drivers of the period, Moss wore wristwatches and had a couple of interesting pieces. The initially was a gold Omega Seamaster, which you can see on Moss’ wrist from a photograph taken in 1955. Moss wore the watch while racing and instead of a leather lash or arm band, it was worn on an interesting open metal sleeve wristband (more on this later).

The second eminent watch Stirling Moss had was a larger than average stainless steel monopusher split-seconds chronograph, which you can see on his wrist from 1959. The producer of the watch is difficult to ascertain, as the logo on the dial is little yet the development is doubtlessly from Minerva, which made a split-seconds chronograph development at the time.

Stirling Moss routinely went to the Mille Miglia, which has been supported by Chopard since 1988. He wound up two or three watches throughout the long term and put them on a similar sort of metal sleeve band that was on his Omega.

The initially was a 1994 Chopard Mille Miglia Chronograph in yellow gold (an exceptional piece) and the second was a 1996 Chopard Mille Miglia Quartz Chronograph.

He kicked the bucket calmly at his Mayfair home, London. He was “simply worn out in the end and he just shut his excellent eyes and that was that,” said his better half, Lady Moss. A refined man racer who will be remembered fondly. May you find happiness in the hereafter, Sir Stirling Moss.