Watches On Wheels
WELL-CRAFTED AUTOMOBILES DO NOT SIMPLY PROPEL DRIVERS TO NEW SPEEDS, TURN HEADS OR BREAK TRACK RECORDS; THEY STEER US TOWARDS GREATNESS. FROM A YOUNG AGE, POSTERS OF LUXURY VEHICLES AND SPEED DEMONS ARE HUNG UP AND IDOLIZED, PUSHING US TO STRIVE FOR SUCCESS. THESE NEXT FEW WATCHES ARE BIRTHED FROM THAT SAME INSPIRATION. THEIR COMPLEX FUNCTIONS, RARE MATERIALS, AND INTRICATE DESIGNS FALL PERFECTLY IN LINE WITH THE CARS THAT HAVE INSPIRED THEIR CREATION.
-Written by Akeem Pierre Johnson
-Edited by Shervin Shirvani
Edition AMG GT
What makes this limited-edition watch stand out is its rock solid boron carbon ceramic case and exclusive solarbeam tone, both of which allude to IWC’s partnership with Mercedes-AMG. As striking as the watch’s appearance is, it really is the inside that makes it truly exceptional. Luckily the makers have built it with a transparent sapphire glass back, letting the owner see the blackened motor and its high precision movement. The IWC is extremely rugged, skin friendly, and a limited production of only 25.
BAUME & MERCIER
Capeland Shelby Cobra
44 mm Inspired by the vintage 1948 mono-push-piece chronograph, this Baume & Mercier watch was created in honour of Carroll Shelby and his legacy as an automotive designer. Designed alongside the Carroll Shelby Company, the watch is distinguished by its mid-60s accents, satin-finished case, classic lines, and specially-crafted second hand, which features the iconic Cobra logo.
Superfast Chrono Split Second
The watch has a split-second function, chronograph, and tachymeter perfect for high precision time recordings. Both the case and crown are made of stainless steel. The front glass is made of glare-proof scratch resistant sapphire crystal, and the strap is constructed in black calfskin barenia leather. The superfast collection just might be the highest quality sports watch collection on the market.
RL Automotive 45mm Skeleton Steel
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s own 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe, the first open-worked timepiece by the company features a sapphire crystal front and back, making the RL 1967 manual wind caliber more visible. The watch perfectly captures Ralph Lauren’s love for automobiles as the amboyna burl wood bezel, elm burl wood dial, and black alligator straps are modeled after Lauren’s Bugatti.
Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm
It is attention to detail that sets the Master Compressor extreme W-Alarm apart. The watch boasts a satin-brushed titanium case, an alligator leather strap, and a custom motif dial made to resemble an Aston Martin radiator grill. It also has a bezel fixed with 23 jewels, luminescent hands and markers, and Jaeger’s 912 automatic movement engine. Aston Martin engraved a special logo on the casein celebration of its centennial.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
With reliability and performance, it has earned its place amongst the most trusted watches in the automotive racing world. Originally released by Rolex in 1963, it has seen some noticeable improvements since its inception. Its bezel now features a tachymetric scale, which allows drivers to measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres an hour. The Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130, the self-winding mechanical chronograph movement, along with parachrom hairspring which allows greater shock and temperature resistance.
Bentley Supersports B55
Breitling for Bentley has created a limited-edition, light, titanium-case chronograph in celebration of the Bentley Continental Supersports launch. The time teller is built with a carbon fibre dial and an exclusive version of its connected B55 electronic calibre enhanced with features beneficial to car enthusiasts and professional drivers alike. The watch is equipped with two liquid crystal display screens, perfect for reviewing lap times or other data which can be uploaded via smartphone connectivity.