DALLAS--Texas-born watch company, Jack Mason, announces the launch of their new limited-edition watch to celebrate the legendary race car driver, A.J. Foyt, in time for the NTT IndyCar Series finale this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
This A.J. Foyt Limited Edition Chronograph is the second watch in Jack Mason’s Texas Icons Series, and it introduces a new platform of Jack Mason racing watches, the Camber. Camber is both the tilt built into the road at a bend or curve and the vertical tilt of the wheels on a car. The degree of camber controls the car’s ability to maintain speed at these critical points, and it’s especially important in auto racing. In collaboration with A.J. Foyt Enterprises, this racing-inspired timepiece was created to celebrate not only the historic career achievements, but also how Foyt changed the course of racing in Texas forever.
“When I read the story of Jack Mason, I couldn't help but realize the commonalities it shared with A.J. and our race team,” Team President Larry Foyt said. “The thought of A.J. towing his race cars from race to race, mirrored the way Jack Mason began, towing their trailer of watches from market to market. The results of both has culminated in this coming together of two Texas companies with outstanding success stories. I'm honored they have chosen to feature A.J. as they launch their racing line. I know A.J. is proud of the design and craftsmanship of this piece--it truly reflects the hard work and perfectionism that sums up his career.”
Foyt began his career in 1953 on the small dirt tracks around his hometown of Houston where he resides today. The first race car driver to win four Indianapolis 500 championships, Foyt is the only driver to win racing’s triple crown: the Indy 500, the Daytona 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Since retiring from driving Indy cars in 1993, Foyt has continued to build a loyal fan base as an active team owner.
“A.J. Foyt has retired from life behind the wheel, but the native Texan continues to push the sport further with his involvement today as an outspoken icon and team owner, making him an easy choice for our Texas Icons Series,” said Peter Cho, Jack Mason’s Creative Director.
The watch was designed around Foyt’s historic Coyote/Foyt-engined race car. Coyote, the name given to the chassis built by A.J. Foyt’s team for the USAC National Championship (Indy car) series including the Indy 500, was used from 1966 to 1981. Foyt completed 140 starts in the car and notched 24 victories. Each limited-edition timepiece has the Coyote logo on the dial, and the red, white and black colors of the logo are incorporated into each design element of this 42mm Chronograph.
Foyt’s iconic number 14 is in place of the 4 o’clock and his nickname Super Tex is in place of the 6 o’clock. The caseback design features a signed version of one of Foyt’s well known portraits and the edition number. The 42mm diameter case features a Time Module Caliber VK63 movement with a snapback chronograph function, giving a swift motion to the second hand when reset.
The A.J. Foyt Limited Edition Box Set comes complete with A.J. Foyt’s personal signature, a three-hole Italian leather red and black racing strap, a numbered edition card with a signature red wax stamp, and a custom designed informational pamphlet on Foyt’s racing career achievements and accolades.
Key Product Specs:
● 42mm diameter case
● 12.5mm thickness
● 22mm lug width
● 316L Stainless Steel
● 10 atm
● Sapphire Crystal
● Movement: Time Module Caliber VK63
● Mecha-Quartz Chronograph Function
● Signature Foyt Coyote Red Bezel
Available for a limited time while supplies last. For more information, visit jackmasonbrand.com.
About Jack Mason: Jack Mason is a Texas-born watch company, bringing independence, approachability and legacy back to the watch industry. Created and grown by an incredibly passionate team with over 75 years of combined experience in the watch industry, Jack Mason is reviving the art of traditional watch design by creating beautiful, collectible watches that demonstrate the look, quality and feel of a luxury watch, but at an attainable price point.
Offering six unique and thoughtfully designed collections – Aviation, Nautical, Field, Racing, Diving and Heritage – Jack Mason wants its customers to be able to not only rely on them to find and buy their next quality watch, but to also help educate them on what quality in a watch entails. Made from top quality materials, from Italian leather straps to sapphire crystal to Japanese movements, Jack Mason is creating watches that are meant to be worn every day and last a lifetime. Jack Mason is sold online at jackmasonbrand.com and in over 150 retailers around the world, including Nordstrom, Stanley Korshak, Dillards, Jared, Hudson Bay and Ships.