RACE PILOT

Developed for F1 performance

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 two interchangeable modules, the Halda Race Pilot delivers a host of racing-orientated features with its in-house electronic module, while the mechanical module provides style and precision from its Zenith movement. Its digital technology has been put to the test under real racing conditions before being 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 is an individually numbered edition limited to 63 pieces only. It 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.

The first real racing watch

To meet the extreme demands incurred on and around the race track, the Race Module is equipped with sophisticated technology and advanced functions that make a genuine difference in professional racing. The watch has been developed in close cooperation with Formula One drivers and technicians and put through an extensive testing period on the racetracks.

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.

Three members of the racing team

Race Pilot – Silver Geneva

Race Pilot – Gun Metal

Race Pilot – Black Luminova

Functions & Features

It Keeps Track - All 150 of them

Developed together with professional race drivers and engineers to perform under the rigors of racing. The Race Pilot software features key information about 150 of the world’s most prestigious racetracks.

Calculating Average Speed

The Race Pilot is the first wristwatch in the world to calculate the average speed of a car on the track. To do this it uses the racetrack information programmed in its software and measures lap times with an accuracy down to 1/100 of a second. To make things even more interesting, it can do this for two cars simultaneously.

 

Night Race Indicator

In order to help race engineers and spectators keep track of their team’s car, the Race Module features a red light indicator that flashes, indicating that their car is approaching.

FIA Formula 1 Countdown

The Race Pilot is programmed to show the time remaining until Formation Lap — in accordance with the Formula 1 regulations of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. This is a warning system developed for race engineers in particular and allows them to keep tabs on when the grid opens and closes, when the tires should be fitted and more.

Sound Amplifying Design

When designing Halda timepieces, focus is on creating watches where form is in harmony with function. As such, the Race Pilot even has its own acoustic design merits. The platform of the watch is developed to create a resonance effect and to amplify the various sound levels of its alarms. This is accomplished by four openings in the platform, where the sound is let out, instead of being muted by the wrist.

Frequencies to Match

The alarm signals are developed together with some of the best sound experts, with the set target of creating the optimal sound profile for a wristwatch. The alarm signal in the Race Module has a sound level up to 90 dB (decibel) and it is based on four carefully selected frequencies between 2.5 and 8 kHz in order to be audible in loud surroundings.

Easy to Use Interface

We have gone to great lengths when developing the user interface. Even though the Race Pilot is packed with advanced functions, using it is simplicity itself – even without the user’s manual. It has a menu that quickly guides you through the features, with three pushers in different colors allowing you to manage the Race Module’s features with ease.

Technical data: Digital Module

CASE

Material

The case and bezel are made from Titanium and finished in black. Fastened with eight screws, the back of the case is stainless steel while push-buttons are brushed stainless steel with anodized inserts in aluminum.

Case Dimension

Diameter 45 mm, thickness 17,50 mm.
Band lug width 22 mm.

Case and Bezel

Titanium with black DLC treatment.

Case Back

Stainless Steel with a deep etching engraving on case back.

Buttons

Push-buttons in brushed stainless steel with anodized inserts in aluminum.

Crystal

Domed Sapphire Crystal, anti reflex treated on outside.

Water Resistance

Water resistant according to ISO 22810 (NIHS 92-20).
Pressure resistant to 10 atm.

TECHNOLOGY

General

The Caliber HR 2012-1 is a highly efficient electronic movement by Halda incorporating an automatic light sensor, a power save mode and a battery reserve indicator. This runs the software developed by Halda together with racing professionals – Race Pilot.

Electronic Movement Calibre

HR 2012-1.

Software

Software RP-A, RACE PILOT Version A.

Processor

Low power consumption microprocessor.

Push Buttons

3 push buttons with an easy to use interface.

Accelerometer

Three-axis accelerometer measuring G-Force.

Battery

Minimum lifetime 2 years.

Display

Custom designed LCD display with LED backlight.

Light Sensor

Integrated automatic light sensor.

FUNCTIONS

Racetrack

Featuring information from 150 of the world’s most popular racetracks.

Race Chronograph

Measuring lap time and average speed of two cars simultaneously with accuracy down to 1/100 of a second.

Countdown to Race

Time remaining to next race displayed with days, hours, minutes and seconds.

FIA Formula 1 Countdown

Warning system of time remaining until Formation Lap, according to the Formula 1 regulations of Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

Dual Time

Showing local time andpreferred world time as well as day, date and week Battery lifetime and software version is also visible within this function.

World Timer

UTC and DST, with ability to display time and time zone of the 193 countries connected to UN.

Alarm Clock

With possibility of setting the alarm to sound once, every day or weekdays (Reveille).

Timer

24 hour timer.

G-Force

Three axis accelerometer measuring G-forces in three different directions.

Backlight

Integrated automatic light sensor.

Alarm Signal

Case-back with a resonance system for amplified sound level and with a sound profile with frequencies between of 2,5 –8 kHz.

Perpetual Calendar

Day, date, year and week indicator.

Power Save Mode

With battery reserve indicator.

Technical data: Mechanical Module

CASE

Material

The case is 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 29 individually manufactured pieces decorated with Côtes de Geneve and Clous de Paris. It has indexes and Arabic numbers applied with Superluminova. The Race Pilot is available in three different dials; Silver, Gun Metal and Black Luminova. The hands are skeletonized and have tips in 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