The Omologato Official Mission Motorsport Chronograph has been created specially for the charity, and the 45.5mm watch is finished in stainless steel with IP plating to protect the finish. The gloss black dial features the recognisable Mission Motorsport logo just above its centre, with the charity’s motto – Race, Retrain, Recover – placed around the edge of the face. The left-hand dial of the three pays a further patriotic tribute to the British servicemen and women, with a Union Jack motif.
A 22mm wide Italian black leather strap comes with a splash of colour, with red and white stitching running the full length. It is limited to just 100 examples. Omologato ambassadors include Top Gear presenter Chris Harris, who has proudly worn the new watch while filming the popular TV programme.
The Omologato Official Mission Motorsport Chronograph is available for £265 and all profits from the sale of the watch will go directly to Mission Motorsport, allowing the charity to continue its work helping those affected by military operations. The charity aids soldiers leaving the Forces by providing opportunities through motorsport. These come through many different elements of motorsport, including preparation for and participation at events such as sprints, hill climbs, track racing, offshore powerboating and rallying.
As well as allowing soldiers the chance to experience the thrill of being involved with a racing event, Mission Motorsport also provides access to a series of educational programmes, that helps retrain soldiers and give them a greater chance of going on to future employment in the motorsport arena. These opportunities range from a course classic vehicle restoration at Bicester Heritage to placement schemes at the likes of Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Nissan.
This watch builds on an already successful partnership, as Omologato is a proud sponsor of the Mission Motorsport Race of Remembrance, which takes place at Anglesey circuit and is running for the third year from 11-13 November. Entrants will cover 1000km over qualifying and racing over the three-day weekend, with the 45 teams and 120 drivers competing through the night.
The unique event was a sell out in 2015, and promises to be just as popular this year. There are five classes, with 1600cc, 1800cc and 2000cc cars competing against one another, while there is a dedicated Caterham class, and an Invitational category, which can be entered by invite only.
As is fitting, the weekend also features a service of remembrance, when the track falls silent to pay tribute to the fallen at 10.45am on the Sunday.
Omologato founder Shami Kalra said: “Mission Motorsport does wonderful work with those affected by military operations, and we are delighted to be able to help them continue this and to raise awareness with the new Official Mission Motorsport Chronograph. We are already sponsors of the Race of Remembrance, which takes place in Anglesey in November, and it is a real pleasure to further strengthen our relationship with a charity that provides so many opportunities for those in need.”
James Cameron, CEO of Mission Motorsport said: “We are delighted that once again Omologato is sponsoring the Mission Motorsport Race of Remembrance. The Race is a celebration of the recovery motorsport year and is a poignant reminder of why we work so hard to help those who have had their lives changed by war.”
The Omologato Official Mission Motorsport Chronograph is available to by from the Omologato website.