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Came across this one today.

 
 By: 111forza : October 22nd, 2020-12:48
Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on it personally not seen this watch before but I’m no GP expert ; ) 
Apologies for the poor photo. 






Don’t know anything about the watch except I like it.

 
 By: kev09 : October 22nd, 2020-12:57
I think Francorchamps is a racing circuit in Belgium. I expect the GP experts will have more information for you. Regards Kev.

Yes, SPA Francorchamps.

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 22nd, 2020-13:03

amazing track

 
 By: VinnieD : October 22nd, 2020-13:10
You can feel yourself very much alive in Kemmel and in the Raidillon of course! Great hilly course

Correct. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2020-13:47
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Francorchamps is both

 
 By: VinnieD : October 22nd, 2020-13:08
- a small city next to Spa, where you can find one of the nicest race tracks.
- the Ecurie Francorchamps is the racing team of Jacques Swaters, created in 1952. He became the Ferrari importer for Belgium (one of the first ones worldwide, and a good friend of Enzo's). A racer himself, you can think of him as a Belgian Luigi Chinetti. His cars were yellow - giallo fly* probably.
This import operations lives on as the Garage Francorchamps to this day. He has put together a great collection of Ferrari memorabilia

As for the watch, is it a ref. 1999? I had it with a white dial. Transparent caseback and in-house modular chrono (not sure about the specifics). Nice classical layout, but with a date!

*extra brownie points for the purist who knows what "fly" stands for!




Could stand for : Ferrari Light Yellow but this is not the case... I looked it up and found that It probably refers to a colour named by an Italian engineering company, but

 
 By: PoyFR : October 22nd, 2020-13:32
The strange thing is that this colour Giallo Fly is also associated to Pininfarina.
Nice Car ;-)

FLY or Ferrari Light Yellow is not official

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : October 22nd, 2020-13:35
The correct name for the Ferrari standard yellow is "Giallo Modena."

I love all those car-specific colours

 
 By: VinnieD : October 22nd, 2020-13:54
Primrose yellow
Irish green
Oro chiaro
So poetic!

From the official Ferrari Magazine

 
 By: PoyFR : October 22nd, 2020-14:05

Here part of the legend Il giallo, al pari del rosso, è un colore che è nel DNA del marchio


A questo colore, nelle sue varie tonalità, sono legate molte vicende della storia di questa azienda. È il caso di Fiamma Breschi, vedova del pilota Luigi Musso e amica del fondatore che, così narra la leggenda, fu la prima persona a suggerire di portare una Ferrari gialla ad un salone e ispirò l’ideazione del Giallo Fly, adottato per la prima volta su una 275 GTB.


English

Many events in the history of this company are linked to this color, in its various shades. This is the case of Fiamma Breschi, widow of the driver Luigi Musso and friend of the founder who, as the legend goes, was the first person to suggest bringing a yellow Ferrari to a show and inspired the creation of the Giallo Fly, adopted for the first time. time on a 275 GTB.

I am vouching for the Fly engineering company that still exists

 
 By: VinnieD : October 22nd, 2020-14:27
Ferrari Light Yellow - I am not sure this is the right origin
Only Enzo knows!
Thanks for your contributions

GP made some cool watches linked to sports car. Ferrari, Alpine, tracks... [nt]

 
 By: amanico : October 22nd, 2020-13:48
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They did a ‘Fiat Cars’ Ltd edition.

 
 By: amg786w : December 1st, 2020-08:19
Can’t recall the reference, and just tried to find the google pic without any joy, but that watch is quite stunning.

Fantastic style. A watch you can have fun with for sure.

 
 By: Reuven Malter : October 22nd, 2020-14:56
I like that mixture of complexity and sportiness.

Thanks for the information everyone

 
 By: 111forza : October 23rd, 2020-07:10
Very informative and much appreciated : ) 

GP4946

 
 By: Indejaus : January 3rd, 2021-05:22
its a 4946 ecurie francorchamps limited edition. They produced around 100 of them, in this colour dial, and the other limited edition they made was the Villa Margarita one.
the normal 4946 i used to have it , looking for this rare watch for a long time, never been able to find one.