Besides a brand-new ski sitting beside the Christmas tree (we’ll take a ’15 FX SVHO in black and blue, please), there’s very few things worthy of your favorite jet skier’s affections this holiday season. That is, except for possibly the nicest piece of lifestyle apparel in our industry: Champion Timepiece’s Fusion wristwatch.
Hand designed by famed IFWA World Champion Ross Champion and Cold Fusion’s Carl Gramberg, it’s possibly too nice for the likes of us. We turned to Ross who beamed like a proud poppa when describing the Fusion:
“Each watch is individually serialized and has the serial number etched into the case of your Fusion and the plaque in the watch box.
“Designed specifically for jet ski enthusiasts; much of our watch is created from the very same materials that has made our sport what it is today, namely Billet Aluminum and Carbon Fiber.
“The Fusion’s body (case) is meticulously machined from a block of 6061 t6 Billet Aluminum at our facility in Oxnard, California. To create the case we employ multiple processes using state of the art CNC equipment and fixtures before each individual case is hand polished and sent to anodizing.
“We used a real carbon fiber face in the design of the Fusion as a nod to the incredible hull builders who are building beautiful functional works of art in their own right. Besides, for beauty it’s hard to beat raw carbon fiber and aluminum.”
For more information on the watch and the production process, please visit ChampionTimepieces.com.