Auch verfügbar auf Deutsch

The Cadola X Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue is the result of the collaboration of two motorsport-affine brands. One makes watches, the other has made history in Formula 1. This can only be good….

YouTube

By loading the video, you agree to YouTube’s privacy policy.
Learn more

Load video

My latest YouTube video about this watch!

The most unusual watch winder ever

On my desk is an opened watch winder. I it – fixed diagonally on a cushion – a sporty wristwatch rotates around its own axis. When closed, the watch winder is a dark blue helmet! The watch inside is the new joint project between watch brand Cadola and British engine manufacturer Cosworth, which celebrates its 65th anniversary in 2023. These two brands seem to have sought and found each other. Both are concerned with performance, speed and perfection. Their joint collection includes 4 limited edition special models. The CD-1025-22 – better known as Nigel Blue – was kindly provided to me for this short review. 

It is named after Nigel Mansell. The British racing driver became world champion with Williams in 1992 and also drove with Cosworth engines during his career.

Cadola-Cosworth-Nigel-Blue-CD-1025-22-05
Photo © 2023 by WATCHDAVID® David Drilling – All rights reserved

This watch does not fit into any category

Whether the Cadola X Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue can live up to its great role model, however, remains to be seen in detail. From a purely visual point of view, the stainless steel watch with the dark blue dial shows that it was inspired by racing. Light blue markers and orange accents on the indices and the second hand convey speed and are reminiscent of the speedometer of an accelerating car. 

READ MORE:  TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300 Calibre 7 GMT Batman Review

Despite the racing theme, the Cadola X Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue manages to bridge the gap between the racetrack and everyday life. With its functional stainless steel case, three-link stainless steel bracelet, and the soothing blue hue of the dial, the three-hand watch becomes a companion for any situation. Accordingly, it is hardly surprising that the Nigel Blue can hardly be put into any category. After all, the usual totalizers for a racing chronograph are missing. However, this does not diminish the pleasure of the good workmanship of the materials. 

Measuring 42 millimeters in diameter, the watch is water resistant to a depth of 100 meters, according to Cadola. At least swimming is not a problem.

Cadola-Cosworth-Nigel-Blue-CD-1025-22-05
Photo © 2023 by WATCHDAVID® David Drilling – All rights reserved

Cadola X Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue: my conclusion

Cadola’s watches are a must-have for motorsport fans. Anyone who has witnessed the successes of the teams with Cosworth engines should definitely think about buying one of the four references. 

Currently, the set with the helmet watch winder costs USD 859.00. You can also purchase the watch winder itself individually in different colors. Cadola gives a warranty of 2 years.

Cadola-Cosworth-Nigel-Blue-CD-1025-22-05
Photo © 2023 by WATCHDAVID® David Drilling – All rights reserved

More about Cadola and the Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue

Here you can find the watch in the store

The whole collection at a glance

Even more watch reviews in my blog

Watch photograpy

Technical Details

NameCadola X Cosworth 65th Anniversary Nigel Blue

Reference numberNigel Blue CD-1025-22

BrandCadola

Categorydress watches

Price fromUSD 859.00

Warranty2 years

Case Material316L stainless steel

Diameter42.00 mm

High14.30 mm

Watch GlassN/A

Watch TypeAutomatic

Waterproof10 bar (100 m / 330 ft)

Movement NameN/A

Power ReserveN/A

Functionsdate / hour / Minute / second

Dialblue

Indicesdashes

Special Featuresadditional watchwinder

Bezelgrey / stainless steel

Bracelet Colorgrey

Bracelet Material316L stainless steel

Clasp316L stainless steel / folding clasp

Auch verfügbar auf Deutsch