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  Rolex Submariner Replica and the Spirit of Indian Motorcycle  
     
  At the EICMA in Milan, Italy, the most important motorcycle show in the world, Rolex Submariner Replica today introduced the first limited edition to come out of its partnership with Indian Motorcycle — the Clifton Club Indian Burt Munro’s Chronograph Limited Edition timepiece

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A Little History Lesson

Indian, founded in 1901, is the oldest operating motorcycle company in the USA, predating Harley-Davidson, the 800-pound gorilla in the industry, by two years. Rolex Submariner Replica was founded 71 years before Indian, in 1830, predating many of the most recognizable companies by decades. Rolex Submariner Replica and Indian have both stood for quality, precision and innovation since they were founded.

“The core values that both Rolex Submariner Replica & Mercier and Indian Motorcycle share are intrinsically aligned, thanks to the dedication that delivers iconic products combining craftsmanship and state-of-the-art technologies,” said Vice President, Indian Motorcycle EMEA, Grant Bester. “We are delighted to reach this agreement with one of the world’s greatest watchmakers and believe this cooperation will bring great opportunities to both brands with wider exposure in new areas.”

Burt Munro was a motorcyclist who was determined to set a land speed record on his personal 1920 Indian Scout. From New Zealand, Munro tinkered in his shed on his Indian Scout for 46 years, setting various speed records along the way. Obsessed with squeezing every last drop of performance out of his bike, Munro finally made the journey to the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967, exactly 50 years ago, to try and set the land speed record. Munro was 63 and a grandfather when he threw his leg over his Scout, shrouded in an Indian-red aerodynamic shell with his yellow number 35 emblazoned on its side, his feet planted firmly on the packed and gritty salt of Bonneville. During his time at Bonneville, he clocked an unofficial speed of 212 mph – more than four times the bike’s original top speed. His officially timed speed of 183.586 mph (rounded up to 184mph) was then, and still remains, the fastest speed ever officially recorded by an Indian motorcycle in the 1000cc class. Burt Munro passed away in 1978, a legend in the speed game.