GFNY Passista: mechanical watches for cyclists

April 29, 2022

A mechanical watch for road cycling - and one for every day

New York City /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/- GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series launches an automatic watch made specifically for bike racing: the GFNY Passista Professional 300 in titanium, hardened with Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) and a Swiss movement with Incabloc shock resistance.

The GFNY Passista 200 in steel is your daily all-rounder watch, from shower to office to after work drinks. Made in the same shape as the Passista Professional 300, the Passista 200 comes with different specs that make it stand out in daily life

“I’m a watch freak,” says GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme. “I like having a classic, mechanical timepiece on my wrist when riding. Our world is saturated with digital appliances. Riding on open roads is our escape from it and a battery free, purely mechanical watch is the perfect companion on our little adventures.”

“I’ve tried many mechanical watches while riding and racing, ranging from $400 to several thousand. They either didn’t withhold the stress of road cycling and its vibrations on rough roads. Or they were uncomfortably heavy or flopped around my wrist and dug into the back of my hand. So I decided to create a watch that fits a road cyclist’s needs.”

The ingredients of the GFNY Passista Professional 300: a lightweight titanium case, hardened with black DLC coating of over 1000 Vickers, a customised, reliable and automatic Swiss mechanical movement, Incabloc shock absorber, sapphire crystal front and back and 300m water resistance.

Meanwhile the GFNY Passista 200 is made in the same shape as the Passista Professional 300 but comes with different specs that make it stand out in your daily life.

“The GFNY Passista 200 is your daily all-rounder watch,” adds Uli Fluhme. “It provides the avid cyclists and GFNY fans a luxury watch to show their cycling passion while it also wears well from shower to office to dinner with friends.”

Both Passista models come in a dive watch style package with rotating bezel and a dial resembling a freshly paved road. The bracelets have a quick release system that allows swapping to the included silicone strap in a matter of seconds.

The GFNY Passista watches are now available for pre-order: gfny.com/watches

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organising events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts their athletes first.


30 plus events around the world. View the 2022 calendar here

Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

The official GFNY website is: www.gfny.com.

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Media Contact
Gran Fondo New York Inc.
Uli Fluhme, uli@gfny.com
Caroline Lindsay, caroline@gfny.com
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