RACE PILOT

With a hint of octane

Halda has a proud history in motorsports and developed one of the first instruments used in professional racing in the 60s – the iconic Halda Speed Pilot. Modern racing could easily be described as space engineering on the ground and, given our motorsports legacy, developing the first true watch for racing was inevitable.

Based on the unique Halda Concept, and featuring interchangeable modules, the Halda Race Pilot Octane delivers a host of racing-orientated design features and it is fitted with a suitable engine – a self winding movement by prestigious Zenith. This timepiece has been put to extreme tests and fine-tuned to perfection by the Halda team.

 

 

Diamond-like carbon

For a high strength-to-weight ratio, the Race Pilot’s case and bezel are made of Titanium. To keep that luxurious racing look they are coated with black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon). DLC is a nanocomposite coating that has unique properties like diamond’s natural low friction, high hardness, and high corrosion resistance. These attributes make it ideal for engine components such as fuel injection systems, valve trains and pistons but also in watchmaking for the same reasons.

The platform

The Race Pilot time platform furthers the principles of our founder in a modular system that brings together cutting-edge race timing with the pure beauty of mechanical horology. Each module is optimized for its task and Halda’s patented locking system allows you to change between them in seconds. A complete package of uncompromising functional and aesthetical superiority.

The platform

The Race Pilot time platform furthers the principles of our founder in a modular system that brings together cutting-edge race timing with the pure beauty of mechanical horology. Each module is optimized for its task and Halda’s patented locking system allows you to change between them in seconds. A complete package of uncompromising functional and aesthetical superiority.

On or off the track – never compromise

Pushing the limit takes precision. Perfection. The Race Pilot Octane is developed for those who will stop at nothing to finish first. Those who spend hours and hours in order to reach their goals. For these dedicated, passionate few, the concept of winning is infused into their dna, and with it the fearless ability to seize on the smallest opportunities to edge out their opponents. As our founder once stated, ‘There is no room for mistakes if you want to become the best.’ Whether you are on or off the track – never compromise.

With an engine by Zenith

The mechanical module of the Halda Race Pilot brings together the best of two worlds. It has an elaborate Swedish design inspired by the world of racing and is equipped with one of the best movements in watchmaking by the highly regarded Swiss mechanical movement producer – Zenith.

With an engine by Zenith

The mechanical module of the Halda Race Pilot brings together the best of two worlds. It has an elaborate Swedish design inspired by the world of racing and is equipped with one of the best movements in watchmaking by the highly regarded Swiss mechanical movement producer – Zenith.

The members of team Octane

Octane White

Octane Black

Technical data: Mechanical Module

CASE

Material

The case and platform are made of Titanium with black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treatment. The sapphire crystal caseback has a magnifying effect.

Dimension

Diameter 45 mm, Thickness 17,50 mm.

Crystal

Domed Sapphire Crystal, anti reflex treated on inside.

Case Back

Curved sapphire crystal, anti-reflex treated.
Caseback – curved sapphire crystal with a magnifying effect.

Water Resistance

10 atm (equivalent to a water pressure at a depth of 100 m)

TECHNOLOGY

General

Automatic with a central minute and hour hand. Small second sub dial and a Power Reserve indicator. Frequency 28.800 bph (4 hz). Manufactured by one of the most highly regarded Swiss mechanical movement producers – Zenith SA.

Caliber

H685-Z with 38 jewels and frequency of 28 800 bph (4Hz).

Dial & Hands

Dial made of 20 individually manufactured pieces on a base of genuine carbon fiber. The Race Pilot Octane is available in two different dials; Octane White and Octance Black. The hands and indexes are skeletonized has applied Superluminova.

Decoration

Rhodanized and decorated with Côtes de Genève, Clous de Paris, Colimaçonnage and Perlage.

Rotor

Specially designed in heavy metal etched with Halda Race Pilot and decorated with Côtes de Genève and Clous de Paris.

Power Reserve

50 hours