Scuderia Ferrari D50 Chronograph is Championship Material [w/ Video]
Late in the 1954 Formula 1 season, Lancia debuted the D50. With innovations like a pair of distinctive pontoon fuel tanks and a 2.5L V8 engine that doubled as a stressed structural member of the chassis, the D50 was one of the few machines capable of challenging the mighty Mercedes-Benz W196s on a regular basis. Unfortunately, 1955 saw Lancia in dire financial straits, and the team’s star driver – Alberto Ascari – was killed in a testing accident at Monza. This double whammy prompted the company to shutter its racing program, and sell most of the related assets (including the D50) to Ferrari. Ferrari subsequently updated and upgraded the D50, which culminated with Juan Manuel Fangio piloting one to the 1956 Driver’s World Championship.
Now, to celebrate this legendary F1 car and its winning legacy, Ferrari is offering a D50 Chronograph as part of its Scuderia Ferrari watch line. It features a retro-style domed crystal to cut glare, a “redline” around the face and your choice of one of two luxurious leather bands. All that and more can be yours for the fairly reasonable price of about $375.