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R1 USA Racing Chronograph - Black 42mm

Regular price $ 399

Inspired by the spirit and durability of the iconic racing watches of the 1960s our new Vaer R1 Racing Chronograph is an all-purpose meca-quartz timekeeper blending the aesthetics and functionality of a modern chrono with the durability, water resistance, and everyday practicality synonymous with our brand. 

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Shipping & Returns

It’s important to us that you’re fully satisfied with your purchase. If you receive your watch, and for some reason you’re not in love with it, you can send it on back! Products can be returned for a full refund within 30 day from receiving our watch, as long as your product is in unused/unworn condition. We stand behind and products, which is Vaer offers a warranty of 2 years from purchase. If you experience any issues due to defects in materials and workmanship, we’ll either repair or replace your watch. Your watch is meant to be taken in the water and used in daily life, so if your watch for some reason fails in the water, you can reach out to us, and we’ll make it right.

A Tribute to Iconic 1960s Racing Watches

Inspired by the design, spirit, and durability of the iconic racing watches of the 1960s and 1970s, our new R1 Racing Chronograph is an all-purpose mecaquartz timekeeper blending the aesthetics and functionality of a modern chrono with the durability, water resistance, and everyday practicality synonymous with our brand.





"Vaer is guiding people toward an enthusiast design language in a way we haven't seen before."

- Hodinkee



The Best of Both Worlds

Boasting the strongest water-resistance specs in its segment, the 10ATM R1 will keep you on time and in good taste from the track to the ocean, and everywhere in between. In addition its impressive outdoor specs, the R1 is distinguished by full US assembly and its hybrid mecaquartz movement which uses quartz technology for the main functions of the watch and a mechanical module for operating the chronograph.

10ATM+

Water Resistance Rating

The R1 is ocean-ready - and sold with a guaranteed waterproof warranty.

Sapphire

Domed Crystal

The R1 features a scratch resistant top crystal, and deep etched caseback.

USA

Assembly and Testing

The R1 is assembled in America - and powered by a Japanese mecaquartz movement.

Hybrid Movement

Quartz Accuracy with a Beautiful Sweeping Hand Action

The R1's movement uses quartz technology for the main functions of the watch and a mechanical module for operating the chronograph. This means that you get that beautiful sweeping motion for the chronograph, but you don’t need to worry about power reserves and keeping the watch wound, as the battery will keep it running. You also get the benefit of quartz accuracy here at +/- 20 seconds per month.

Two Case Sizes

With 3 Unique Colorways

Our goal at Vaer is to deliver our owners a enough customization to make each watch we sell custom fitted to every persons unique tastes and lifestyle. We're excited to offer the chronograph in two distinct sizes; a 60s authentic 38mm case, and a larger and more modern 42mm for those who prefer more presence on their wrist. Of course, all R1 models will ship with two 20mm interchangeable straps, and the optional upgrade of a premium leather strap or stainless steel bracelet.

Assembled in USA

An investment in American craftsmanship

Your daily wristwatch is an incredibly important and personal object, and we think you should have a choice of where it's put together. While we do offer the choice of Swiss and Asian assembly, our core offering is USA assembly by our team of technicians. The R1 line is powered by a Japanese made VK-63 meca-quartz movement, and fully assembled in the USA.


Iconic Aesthetics

A dial and case rooted in 1960s F1 racing.

Like all Vaer watches, our goal with the R1 was to combine collector oriented aesthetics with our own function-first design ethos. Midcentury watches like the Heuer Autavia, and Omega Seamaster Chronograph were important reference points for our design, though we've worked to blend elements to create something truly individualized and unique. The choice to avoid a tachymeter and bezel were important distinctions and allowed us to deliver a legible and accessible chrono design, that is colorful and complex without being overwhelming or crowded.


Technical Specifications

Model

R1 Chronograph

Dial

Black

Case Material

316L Stainless Steel

Case Dimensions

42mm x 50.2mm x 12.3mm

Crystal

Bubble Domed Sapphire w/ internal AR coating

Functions

True Mechanical Reset, 1/5 second sweep center-stop hand

Movement

Hattori VK-63 Meca-Quartz

Water Resistance

100m

Case Weight

54 grams

Crown

Screw down

Battery Life

40 Months

Hour + Minute Color

Brushed Steel

Second Hand Color

White

Lume

C1 SuperLuminova

Timing Tolerance

-10/+20 sec / month

Straps

FKM Tropic Strap (Standard), Nylon, Bracelet, Leather (Optional)

Strap Size

20mm (Compatible with all Vaer straps)

Bracelet Details

Dive Clasp, 4 Micro Adjustments, Solid end links, 18mm Taper

Warranty

24 Months (Waterproof Guarantee)

Price

$399 - $509

Assembly

United States of America


Built to Last a Lifetime

Vaer is a small self-funded company, and we’ve spent countless hours designing and building the A12 watch. We hope you love it as much as we do. But if for some reason there's a problem or it's not a fit, you can get in touch with us, and as the founders we'll do everything we can to ensure you have a positive experience with our brand.  


Free Shipping

For Purchases in America

Due to batch assembly and demand, most watches ship in 7 days.

Easy Returns

Full Refund within 30 Days

We think you'll love this watch. If not, we make it easy to exchange.

Full Warranty

2 Year Complete Coverage

All Vaer watches are sold with a 24 month guaranteed warranty.


R1 USA Racing Chronograph - Black 42mm
Quick Release - Tropic Strap / Single Pass - Khaki - $ 399
  • Quick Release - Tropic Strap / Single Pass - Khaki - $ 399
  • Quick Release - Tropic Strap / Premium Jubilee Bracelet - $ 499
  • Quick Release - Tropic Strap / Lined Horween Leather - Tan - $ 489
  • Quick Release - Tropic Strap / Quick Release - Khaki - $ 399
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