Ladies and Gents, the amazing Jacky Ickx watch by Sorna:
This “Easy Rider” bullhead style chronograph wrist watch was manufactured during the 1970s by Sorna and named after Jacky Ickx. This Sorna is made with a manual wind 17 jewel movement (EB 8420). Black anodized metal case with gold plated fittings, a stainless steel back (bearing the beautiful Sorna crest) and a black strap.
Length of case : 42mm. Case condition ; 100%. Black dial with a grey outer chapter ring, grey chronograph registers and a date at 12 o’clock. Dial signed, “Jacky Ickx – Easy Rider” and with a facsimile of his signature.
The chronograph starts, stops and resets by pressing the buttons mounted on the top of the case. Dial condition : 100%. Swiss made, nickel plated, 17 jewel chronograph movement. Signed, “Sorna Watch SA” (calibre EB 8420). Movement condition : 100%. Good working order.
But who was Jacky Ickx I hear you cry…
Jacky Ickx was born in Bruxelles (Belgium) on 1st January 1945 and is the undoubted champion of Belgium Car Racing. He started his career in racing cars in 1964. By 1967, he is European Formula 2 Champion. Then he commenced racing in Formula One. He won 8 Formula One Grand Prix : France in 1968, Germany and Canada in 1969, Austria, Canada and Mexico in 1970, Holland in 1971 and finally Germany in 1972.
Very often called Mister Le Mans, for his six victories at the famous race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Jacky Ickx is one of the racing drivers that left their mark on the Twentieth Century. As well for his gentleman attitude than his eloquent results list in so many racing disciplines. This website is dedicated to him but also to let the visitors know or remind about this racing gentleman driver. To read more about Jacky – click here…