Vintage Timex Emerson Fittipaldi Marlin 1975

Year: 1975
Reference: 393091 02575
Model: Timex Marlin Calendar
Movement: M25
Type: Sports Watch
Name: Emerson Fittipaldi

This vintage Timex watch was part of a set that included 2 electric watches produced to commemorate his consecutive F1 (Formula 1) racing championships wins between 1972 and 1974.

If you search Google images for a Timex Emmerson Fittipaldi watch you will see many using the elapsed time dive style bezel. In my opinion this is incorrect as the sticker, poster and other artwork all depict this watch with a tachometer bezel.

This watch was based on the Timex Rally watch.

This Timex sports watch uses the m25 manual wind movement which has a calendar complication and a 24 hour power reserve. The case is a round edge square shape and is chrome plate over base metal. The crystal is domed acrylic. The dial is black with a distinct chequerboard design running horizontally across its center. A printed second track runs around its edge. Bold lumed roman numerals are present at the 12 and 6 o-click position with the remaining markers being lumed rectangular plots. At the top of the dial and unique to the Emmerson Fittipaldi Timex watches, is a chequered flag followed by the words TIMEX, EMERSON FITTIPALDI WORLD CHAMPION 1972 & 1874. The date window is edged with a printed white border. The bezel contains a tachymeter scale and is not intended to be rotated like a dive bezel. The bezel is made of plastic and is push-fit. The markers are painted. These bezels are very difficult to source in good contition.