STEFAN JOHANSSON VAXJO
MARK VIIIE COLLECTION
“To race, and more so, to qualify an F1 car with 1500hp around the Monaco GP track is something that is difficult to explain. Everything seems to blend together in a blurry mix of colors, smells and movements. Your senses are on full alert and you somehow manage to keep focus and break it down into abstract procedures where you try to feel the car, hit the braking marks and squeeze the throttle just that fraction earlier to gain an extra 10th here and there.” - Stefan Johansson
That moment where speed, color and concentration intersect is one of the enduring images Stefan Johansson has of Formula One – a vivid mental footnote to the 103 Grands Prix he raced.
His Mark VIII E Chronograph is a reflection of that experience, designed by Stefan not only to evoke racing via some its best known symbols – the ten official FIA flags which ring its bezel, cleverly serving as hour index markers – but to suggest the extreme clarity an F1 driver can maintain while simultaneously processing motion and color on the periphery.
Housed inside a rugged 47 mm brushed stainless steel case, the chronograph’s bold dial draws one’s gaze, pairing maximum legibility with creativity. Luminescent oversized 5-minute markers coupled with an anti-glare coated sapphire crystal offer the best possible visibility under any condition, guaranteeing an optimal read even at night. An engraved “exhibition” case-back confers a view of the timepiece’s sophisticated movement.
Available with either a silicon-free rubber strap crafted to comfortably withstand high temperature conditions or an exotic leather strap in Python or Bony Crocodile (incorporating PVC lining to avoid the excess wear and staining which occur with a traditional leather lining), this stylish, sporting timepiece is equally at home inside and outside the cockpit.
Produced in a limited edition, the Mark VIII E is the creation of a driver who has shared the grid with legends – Prost, Mansell, Senna - and like all Stefan Johansson watches, speaks the exciting language of time and racing.
Limited Edition: 250 pieces
Movement: Cal 13 1/4 Customized Swiss Valjoux 7750. Chronograph Timing, Mechanical Self-Winding, Date display. Incabloc Fine-Adjustment Balance-Wheel.
Dial: Black with official FIA (Federation International Automobile) flag symbols at each hour marker. Super Luminova hour markers and CNC cut hour and minute registers with Super Luminova markers.
Hands: White with Super Luminova. See Black light enhanced photo to show layout.
Register: 12 hour “countdown”
Case: 47mm case, Fine Brushed 316L Stainless Steel PVD black Coated.
Glass: Convex Sapphire crystal, Anti-Glare Coated on the inside.
Case back: Observation Sapphire Crystal Glass.
Water-resistance: up to 3 atm
Strap: Rubber with logo.
Buckle: Black Tang style