Authentic Collectables are proud to announce the TW Steel 1996 VR Commodore Limited Edition Watch which is now available to pre-order through our website here or please make an enquiry with your local stockist.
The Dutch watch brand TW Steel have launched a Holden ’96 VR Commodore Limited Edition based on its Volante collection, with only 350 numbered timepieces produced!
TW Steel in collaboration with Holden salute Australia’s modern day racing Hero, Craig Lowndes and the car that launched his full time driving career with the ‘96 VR Commodore dial. Purpose-built by the Holden Racing Team with technology previously unseen in touring car racing, including a unique-roll cage design, the 1996 VR Commodore, and more specifically HRT Chassis 033 nicknamed “Gabrielle” made its debut at the Calder round of the championship. A young Lowndes drove this special Commodore to round wins at Lakeside, Barbagallo and Mallala, becoming the youngest-ever series champion at the age of just 21. Starting in dismally wet conditions at Mount Panorama, victory for the No.1 Commodore and it’s youthful drivers came down to a late-race shootout with the No.17 Falcon. Youth triumphed over experience with Lowndes and Kiwi co-driver Greg Murphy running home comfortable winners to set a new record for the youngest-ever pairing to win the Great Race.
The menacing VR Commodore was decked out in a Navy and white paint scheme, with the iconic HRT Lion and Helmet logo emblazoned on each side, and a bold number 1 on the door - the design inspiration for the TW Steel Holden ’96 VR Commodore Limited Edition.
This unique timepiece is based on the Volante collection and features a 48mm, 316L steel case with stainless steel bezel and screwed crown. It’s powered by a state-of-the-art Miyota movement and sports a luxurious, hardened mineral crystal with sapphire coating. The dial is emblazoned with the iconic number 1 and the case back proudly features race stats and the Holden logo of the era. The strap is genuine dark navy leather with white stitching, in keeping with the ‘96 VR Commodore’s colours, and is finished off with a steel clasp.
We currently expect it to arrive Mid December.
Don’t miss it, numbers will be strictly limited to 350 pieces.
Should you wish to place an order for this watch, please enquire at your local stockist or place an order through our website here.
Please view our current stockists here - if yours isn’t on the list, please make an enquiry with them.