The "Gentleman Driver" was a pioneer of car racing, senior test driver and first driver of the car manufacturer Isotta Fraschini (1905-1912), FIAT (1919-21), Lorraine-Dietrich, OM, Bugatti, Daimler-Benz, Renault, Mercedes-Benz , Steyr, La Salle and Alfa-Romeo. The English called him "Master of driving Art", the French "imbattable metteur au point", and the Germans "grandiose and prominent". He became the first professional racer in history.
In 1927, the first driver of an OM (Officine Meccaniche) to win 123 Superba at an average speed of 77 km / h in 21 hours, 4 minutes and 48 seconds, the opening race of the series Millemiglia. In 1927 he won the Grand Prix European Championship at the wheel of his Alfa Romeo. A pioneer in Motorsport, Minoia is considered by historians to be the most talented racing driver of the period, 1907-1931, due to his exceptionally long and varied career.
42mm stainless steel (16mm thick). Sapphire crystal.
100m (10 ATM).
Automatic movement, 25 jewels. 42 hour power reserve.
Hour, minute, second, small second, day and date, 30 min and 12 hour counters.