THE CAN-AM RACING
The 1960s Formula One car racing was largely European and highly regimented. Drivers raced within tight rules with little to no room for modifications that ends up slowing cars down. The engines were only developed up to 600-horsepower.
At a point, few North American racers created the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (known as the Can-Am) to balked at all the restrictions and create the fastest cars in the century. Lola, McLaren, and some of racing’s most legendary names were there. At the Can-Am, there were no rules - except to go fast. Can-Am soon became a breeding ground for racing technology and innovations and engines as powerful as up to 1000 horsepower.
But the race to develop more power, smoother handling, increasingly became too expensive. Teams hand to do everything they can to make their cars go faster. If they don’t the other team just might. 1972 saw Porsche launch the 917 Turbopanzer with a flat-12 motor. It was capable of up to 1,580 horsepower and could do over 380 km/h (240 mph) on the straights. That car dominated the tracks the following year so much that a minimum fuel consumption rule was made the year after. Even though The double combo of an oil crisis and recession dealt the insanely expensive Can-Am racing a death blow, eventually running its last race in 1987, the race has written an important paragraph in the car racing history.
My father and I are car-racing fans. We love watching different racing such as Formula 1 and 24 Hours of Le Mans. One day, when I look up a book <CAN-AM RACING CAR 1966-1969> compiled by R M Clarke. I was shocked by the unlimited car design and the spirit behind the racing of the CAN-Am racing. Can-Am Racing had was no limit for the teams as long as a car had seats, bodywork, and met basic safety rules, it was likely to qualify. Therefore, we have started the 270 Series project in 2018 and we bundled all those memories and emotions into building the 270 Series.
The 270 Series features an angular case - a blacked-out and aggressive-looking 316 stainless steel material with an ultra-wide toughened mineral glass front, covering the New UTI HY1 LCD Movement Duo Engine beating inside. The shape and geometry of the 270 Series are both inspired by the Can-Am Racing car with its racing car speedometer Miyota Movement 5Y20 prancing around from the 270° watch front position. The unique 270-degree view time ensures time viewing without driving attention from other important things. Everything is housed in a bold black finish that stands out sharply and is quite electrifying.
UTI-003-5-PA / UTI-003-5-PB
36mm (width) x 45mm (length)
HY1 LCD Movement
316L Stainless Steel
Ultra-wide Toughed Mineral Glasses
Lug width: 20mm