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Bloodhound SSC: Where the world's fastest Rolex still keeps perfect time via @classicdriver

Bloodhound SSC: Where the world's fastest Rolex still keeps perfect time via @classicdriver

Two bespoke, highly accurate (and vital) Rolex instruments will be installed in the Bloodhound SSC’s cockpit, either side of the dashboard: a speedometer and a chronograph. The analogue instruments will be independent of the car’s electronic heart, and will be used as a fail-safe back-up to complement the on-screen readouts. Critical phases There are two critical phases of the Land Speed Record run that will see the precision and reliability of the instruments come into play: first, in precision braking from over 1,000mph and, secondly, during the time-constrained turnaround between the two mandatory record runs. Clockwatching – as if Green needs anything else on his mind! Rolex’s involvement with the Bloodhound project is a fitting one. Its association with the world of speed stretches back to the 1930s, when Sir Malcolm Campbell was tearing up the land speed record books...

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