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Von Doren


The Von Doren Il Tempo Gigante Automatisk Kronograf is inspired by Theodore Rimspoke's car "Il Tempo Gigante" from the legendary Norwegian stop-motion film "The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix" (1975). The watch's running seconds hand is based on a radar display, and the chronograph second hand is fitted with a crosshair. The hands and the chapter ring are equipped with Swiss Super-LumiNova BGW9 to ensure great readability at all hours. The movement is a La Joux-Perret Top Grade Caliber L112 column wheel based chronograph movement, and is protected by a case in brushed and polished stainless steel. Il Tempo Gigante Automatisk Kronograf is available in two color variants, black and brown, and comes in a custom oak wooden box designed in true Theodore Rimspoke style.

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  • Dimensions: 

   -   Diameter: 41 mm

   -   Thickness: 15.7 mm

   -   Lug to lug: 46.3 mm

  • Case: Brushed and polished stainless steel

  • Caseback: Brushed stainless steel

  • Crystal: Double domed sapphire crystal with 5 AR coating inside

  • Water resistance: 5 bar / 50m

  • Movement: Swiss Made La Joux-Perret Top Grade L112

  • Complications: Chronograph

  • Power reserve: 60 hours.

  • Bracelet & strap: Handmade leather strap unique to each colorway

  • Lug width: 20mm.

  • LumeSwiss Super-LumiNova BGW9


The Von Doren Il Tempo Gigante Automatisk Kronograf is inspired by the car in Norway’s most successful movie, "Flåklypa Grand Prix" in english "The Pinchcliffe Grand Prix". The film has sold 5.5 million tickets since its release in 1975. The film is a cultural touchstone in Norway. It holds the record as the most widely seen Norwegian film of all time, shown in movie theaters somewhere in the world every day consecutively from 1975 until 2003, thus the most successful stop-motion feature film of all time until the release of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” in 1993.


The Il Tempo Gigante car  in the film is a homebuilt brass-era steampunk monster with a massive straight-12 engine, a supplemental jet engine in the rear, a full complement of wacky gadgets, even a radar, and a combined output of over 2,000 horsepower. The car is so powerful, its launch from the starting line measures in at 7.8 on the Richter scale. 


The watch's second hand is based on a radar display, and the chronograph second hand is fitted with a crosshair (same as the emblem of the car) in addition some very special piston-style pushers that also can resemble exhaust pipes.

The Il Tempo Gigante car


Top grade version of the Swiss Made La Joux-Perret L112.

Self-winding column wheel operated chronograph movement. 60 hours power reserve, 26 jewels and running at 4hz (28,800 vph). Luxury finishing with Geneva stripes,

blue screws and blue column wheel. Tested in 5 positions.

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The new limited edition Von Doren Il Tempo Gigante combines a handsomely balanced and refined base chronograph design with punchy, colorful embellishments and an impressively solid movement to create a cheerfully offbeat Scandinavian challenger to the classic racing chronograph pantheon.

“A dresswatch masterpice”


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