COLNAGO C40 GOLD Watch
Here we are proudly presenting one of the most collectible bike watches, another masterpiece by great Ernesto – Colnago C40 Gold Limited edition, 1 of 400 bikes (and watches) released back in 2000, shining in amazing condition.
Ernesto Colnago was born on February 9, 1932 in Cambiago, near Milan, Italy. At age 13 he entered in world of two wheels and immediately he fall in love with bikes and cycling. In 1952 he founded Colnago and started to work as mechanic for several professional teams. His first big success as a frame builder dates back in 1960 when Luigi Arienti won gold medal at the Rome Olympic games. Colnago’s bikes still have a domination of the world’s cycling sports because Ernesto was always an innovator and pioneer of new technologies which supposedly provide more efficency or comfort.
In 1994 Colnago started to produce their very successful model C40 — ‘C’ for carbon and ‘40’ to commemorate Colnago’s 40th year in business. Full carbon frame with Master profile carbon tubes bonded to carbon lugs. Ernesto Colnago solved the problem of how to make a carbon frame durable enough to win the toughest cobbled Classics yet light enough to soar up Alpine cols. That’s the reason why the C40 is the favourite bike of all time for so many people — including Sir Bradley Wiggins. Colnago could have created something with perhaps a swoopy, futuristic profile befitting itsrevolutionary design. Instead he kept the tubes ramrod-straight in the traditional style — albeit with the star-shaped cross-section that he had pioneered with the steel Master.
To celebrate the millennium year 2000 Ernesto Colnago released outstanding bike called Colnago C40 Gold. Full carbon C40 with special carbon 45mm Colnago wheels, Campagnolo Record 10s groupset and special details like gold Colnago logo on the head tube, ITM gold cockpit and San Marco Gold saddle. It was made in limited series of 400 bikes only. The cherry on the top of the cake is a special gift that came with the bike – stunning Colnago gold watch.
A real jewel. Museum piece
More information about the watch:
30 meters waterproof
Stainless steel back with quartz movement.
In good condition. The watch has hardly been used and has been in the box for the past twenty years. As a result, the leather of the strap is exactly in the shape around the compass, so that no cracks have formed in the leather itself. The watch itself runs well and still has a well-functioning battery.