Felio Siby in the design driver seat with Sahara Force India F1
The Felio Siby watch line is the brainchild of African designer Dominique Siby. Hublot, Oris, TAG Heuer and Richard Mille are obvious timing partners in Formula 1. For the upcoming season Felio Siby steps in this world aboard F1 team Sahara Force India.
Dominique Siby is originally from Gabon in Africa and his company, Felio Siby is based in Miami Beach. He’s an the independent luxury designer of men’s and women’s bags who has launched a very exclusive line of limited edition watches. The partnership with F1 team Sahara Force India has led to a limited edition watch equipped with a Swiss-made with Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier movement. The Sahara Force India watch is limited to just 100 pieces and has a price of around $150,000. The Sahara Force India by Felio Siby is the first Formula One team endorsement for the luxury design brand. The multi-year lifestyle partnership gives naming rights for the Felio Siby logo to appear on the Sahara Force India Formula One racecar.
Black and orange has been chosen for the watch – to reflect the race team’s official colours. The mounted figures 1 and 7, outlines of the two inner circular dials and both hands of the watch itself are all given a distinctive white finish that provide a bold contrast upon the black decorative facial engraving, on which the .2-carat diamond is set. A stylish orange trim is positioned around the outside of the watch face, and a small window to reveal the inner organs of the watch’s Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier Swiss movement can be seen above the center. The Sahara Force Indialogo is placed in white at the 3 o’clock position, as a stamp of authenticity. The black titanium case also features the Felio Siby signature crocodile imprint.