Latest from Shinola: the Muldowney Limited Edition


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The Detroit-based brand Shinola has just recently introduced a new elegant ladies’ watch – the Muldowney Limited Edition. Featuring a classically beautiful design, the latest Shinola timepiece celebrates the life and work of Shirley Muldowney – the first woman to receive a license from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) to drive a Top Fuel dragster, the quickest accelerating racing vehicle in the world! The new Muldowney watch is issued in a limited edition of 500 pieces. Owners can choose their own serial number, but only if it is between 1 and 50. Priced at $700,00, the new Muldowney Limited Edition is available at Shinola boutiques and authorized retailers. And of course there is always the option of the brand’s website :) .

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The watch’s elegant design is juxtaposed against Shirley Muldowney’s rebellious spirit

 

Born in 1940, Shirley Muldowney is an American auto racer known as the “First Lady of Drag Racing” and “Cha Cha”. Muldowney was first introduced to the world of drag racing at the of 1950’s by her now-late husband Jack, who build her first dragster. She made her debut in 1958 at the New York’s iconic Fonda Speedway. Her major success came in 1971 when she won the International Hot Rod Association (IHRA) Southern Nationals. Soon after that she entered the top tier of drag racing. Over the course of his over three decade career, Shirley Muldowney won 18 NHRA victories and three NHRA Top Fuel Dragster world championships followed in 1977, 1980, and 1982. A woman competing in a male-dominated world, she broke gender barriers and paved the way for many women after her. Today this living motorsports icon is 77 years old and happily retired in North Carolina.

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Shirley Muldowney broke gender barriers and paved the way for many women after her

 

Now back to the watch itself, shall we? Delicate and classy, the new Shinola Muldowney Limited Edition is in contrast with the adventurous and rebellious spirit of the “First Lady of Drag Racing”. It shows elegance, versatility and timeless style within the brand’s collection. The watch has a 24 mm x 32 mm stainless steel rectangular case. On the back we have a solid steel caseback with laser-etched serial number. Beneath the double curved sapphire crystal is a black enamel dial with silver hands. The dial itself is simple and straightforward, with only hours and minutes.

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The dial is simple and easily readable

 

Inside the latest Shinola Muldowney Limited Edition is the Argonite 751, a super-precise quartz movement with Swiss and other imported parts. Assembled in the brand’s Detroit factory, this caliber is tested at every step of assembly to ensure top performance. The watch is completed with a camel strap hand sewn in the United States from the genuine American leather. Secured with a stainless steel buckle, this elegant leather strap allows for the taller, thinner profile of the watch. The Shinola Muldowney Limited Edition comes in a special wooden presentation box engraved with Shirley Muldowney’s signature. With the purchase of this limited edition piece, owners will gain access to the Foundry – an exclusive club created for owners of limited edition Shinola products.

 

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