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

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 term from 1955 to 1961. He is considered “the most prominent Formula 1 driver never to win the world championship”. He resigned from dynamic racing after a mishap in 1962. He smashed his Lotus at Goodwood, put him in a coma for a month and for a half year the left half of his body was halfway 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 principal non-American to win the race. In 1955, Stirling Moss won the Targa Florio with British co-driver Peter Collins. In the very 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 acclaimed 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 calfskin tie or arm band, it was worn on an interesting open metal sleeve wristband (more on this later).

The second striking 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 maker of the watch is difficult to ascertain, as the logo on the dial is exceptionally little however the development is doubtlessly from Minerva, which made a split-seconds chronograph development at the time.

Stirling Moss consistently went to the Mille Miglia, which has been supported by Chopard since 1988. He wound up a few watches throughout the long term and set 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 passed on 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 significant other, Lady Moss. A refined man racer who will be remembered fondly. May you find happiness in the hereafter, Sir Stirling Moss.