Iv'e always been an admirer of Jim Clark, one of the greatest drivers of all time. Clark was apparently an enthusiastic watch collector and I have recently
managed to acquire a couple of models associated with him. I would imagine that he owned many brands but in 1965 he was sponsored by Gallet.
Gallet are the worlds oldest clock and watch manufacturer and apparently started clock making in 1466
In 1965 Clark was World champion and Indianapolis 500 winner.
The watch that he promoted was the Gallet Multichron 12. This triple registered chronograph started life as a military watch but was obviously well suited to sports time keeping.
Mine uses the ' in house ' Excelsior Park ' movement and I think it dates from the late 50's / early 60's
In 1967 'Gentleman Jim' appears to have been sponsored by Enicar for the Singapore Grand Prix and they must have blown their budget on this fabulous ad.
Enicar was, and still is generally an unknown quantity in the UK . They are a Swiss manufacturer using quality Swiss movements. They seem to have majored in the Asian and Far Eastern markets with quite an unusually diverse offering ranging from ' everyday ' and evening wear models to beautiful and prestigious sports chrono's . They sponsored arctic and severe weather expeditions as testimony to their construction and durability.
Many of their top end models are named Sherpa's
Look at crazyfist's informative Enicar link for more info.
Mine is a Sherpa Graph 300 with Valjoux 72 engine
Lets see your 60's and 70 's watches with Motor racing connections !!