Most watches come in the usual earthy or cool metallic shades of metal, steel, gold and the like though Gorilla’s Fastback GT Trufflehunter bucks convention as it comes with a distinctively pastel pink finish complemented by butcher-cut style graphics at strategic points.
There’s a reason for it all as it was designed as a homage to an obscure but important test car that saw use at LeMans in 1971.
Dubbed the Trufflehunter or, in more graphic terms as the ‘Pink Pig’, the original prototype test car made an impression indeed with its deep-rounded wheel wheels and extreme width as well as its shortened chassis before it crashed at the race.
The Gorilla Fastback GT Truffelhunter timepiece features a 44mm case forged of woven carbon with ceramic bezels along with a screw-down titanium crown for enhanced water resistance. The open caseback and glass consist of scratch-resistant sapphire while a Miyota 90S5 self-winding movement keeps things ticking along nicely. The Truffelhunter’s dial is embellished with gun metal plated numerals with white Superluminova embellished hands and hour markers. Complementing this striking look is a strap made of viton rubber.
The Gorilla Fastback GT Truffelhunter is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide and is available for RM6,835 at Red Army Watches outlets at Pavilion KL, 1 Utama mall and Gurney Plaza, Penang. For more details, please swing by Red Army Watches Malaysia’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/redarmywatchesmalaysia/