The 89th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on the weekend of 21st to 22nd August with a record number of entries this year as well as featuring Hypercars for the very first time in the race’s history. It will also be the first time that American manufacturer Glickenhaus will compete in the race, entering two of their brand-new Glickenhaus 007 LMH cars.
To celebrate Glickenhaus’ participation in this year’s race and what is arguably the biggest challenge in motorsport, the company has designed a limited-edition exclusive Glickenhaus ‘Road to Race’ watch in collaboration with FORZO Watches.
To own one of these exclusive watches and be part of the Le Mans story you will need to place your order before 6th August. Not only will you be the proud owner of one of these fabulous watches, but you will also have your name on a sticker that will be placed on the side of the two Glickenhaus cars racing at Le Mans next month, as they compete for motorsport’s most hard-fought prize in this race of endurance and resilience.
In addition, watch owners will have access to a private WhatsApp group direct from the Le Mans pit wall, which will be run by the two team principals Jim and Jesse Glickenhaus. You will also receive a special signed print of the team.
Glickenhaus’ racing car has been inspired by the golden age of motorsport in the 1960s, when Ford famously took on the might of Ferrari to take victory at Le Mans in 1966 with a remarkable 1-2-3 sweep. This can be seen in the colours and shape of the stunning new Glickenhaus 007H Hypercar.
This theme has been carried through into the design of the new FORZO Glickenhaus watch, which is available in both Chronograph and Automatic versions. There is even a personal message from Jim Glickenhaus on the case back, reminding you to always ‘enjoy the journey’.
The watches have been designed in England and are made to the very highest racing quality in stainless steel, with an ultra-precise Seiko movement.
Should you wish to own one of these exclusive watches and be part of the Glickenhaus team competing at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, you can order your very own limited-edition watch by clicking here.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of Forzo Watches