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THE COOPER- C3

The Cooper Collection is partly made from a classic, salvaged Mini meaning every single timepiece is visibly unique and born with a story.

A UNIQUE STORY

The Cooper dial is inspired by the characteristic bonnet stripes of the classic Mini Cooper S. The stripes are attributed to the legendary race driver John Cooper (1923-2000), whose official racing colors were a British racing green backdrop with white stripes. Still very popular on both classic and modern Mini Cooper cars, the two stripes are subtly incorporated in the dial as a design reference to the car which it was partly made.

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A UNIQUE STORY

The Cooper dial is inspired by the characteristic bonnet stripes of the classic Mini Cooper S. The stripes are attributed to the legendary race driver John Cooper (1923-2000), whose official racing colors were a British racing green backdrop with white stripes. Still very popular on both classic and modern Mini Cooper cars, the two stripes are subtly incorporated in the dial as a design reference to the car which it was partly made.

 

THE ORGAN DONOR

The original Mini (Mark I) is by many considered an icon of 1960s British popular Culture. Its space-saving transverse engine front-wheel drive layout influenced car makers all around the world for generations to come. And as a matter of fact, the Mini was awarded the second most influential car of the 20th Century – only surpassed by the Ford Model T.

Presented in August 1959 the Mini was introduced as a small economy car. It wasn’t until 1969 the word “MINI” became a marque in its own right when it replaced the separate “Austin Mini” and “Morris Mini” car model names.

Performance versions of the classic Minis took the name Cooper, after partnership with racing legend and car maker John Cooper. The Mini Cooper and Cooper S were both successful as race and rally cars winning several championships.

 

Technical Specs

DIMENSIONS

Diameter 42mm
Height 9.2mm
Opening diameter 37.4mm
Weight 60g

FEATURES

2 chrome hands
Small seconds
Dark blue dial with Cooper checker stripes
White index markes & red Roman numerals
2 years full warranty
5 ATM, 50 meters

MOVEMENT

Type Quartz
Reference TMI VK64
Battery life Approx. 3 years

MATERIALS

Case 316L Stainless steel
Top glass Sapphire Crystal with anti-reflective coating
Caseback Mineral Crystal and Mini Cooper metal

DIAL

Handcrafted metal plate made from a recycled Austin Mini. Each plate is coated with a clear layer of lacquer ensuring that the patina does not “spread” to other parts of the watch.

STRAP

Strap Width 20 mm
Grey textured calf leather strap with quick-release system.