Motorsports Watches: Axion Racing Commander

Love motorsports watches? Check out Axion’s Racing Commander, a British designed, Swiss powered chrono that makes a left field choice compared to a Sinn, LIV, Certina DS, Tissot PRS, Steinhart, Limes etc.

Yeah, there are still lots of watch brands utilising the venerable Valjoux/ETA 7750 movement and who can blame them? It is one of the great engines of watchmaking over the last 30 years.

The Axion features a blue dial with three sub-sec dials and some dashes of red to act as a contrast. It’s aneat design. The see-thru caseback has a Axion decorated rotor, which looks OK, but not as bespoke as say a Bremont – you aren’t paying Bremont prices of course.

It’s in a 42mm steel case, plain bezel and tachymetre scale on the inner chapter ring. Steel bracelet too. Priced at £1850 it isn’t cheap and isn’t expensive like say a Chopard Monaco or Mille Miglia, which also uses the 7750 movement.

The Axion has a retro vibe which is classic, little bit understated too, although it lacks the visual punch of say a Breitling Triumph edition, a Tissot 1973 or a LIV GX-AX, which is the cheaper option – also has a bigger case diameter.

More info at Axion’s website here.

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