Exotic cars and fine handcrafted timepieces complement each other in a similar way that salt and pepper do. They just work. In many cases, watch manufacturers create pieces that tailor to the automotive industry and even specific cars altogether. Makes and Movements will be selecting spectacular supercars available through duPont Registry and pairing them with current or pre-released watches. The diversity of both the vehicles and timepieces will shed light on different brands and help educated on new areas of each industry.
2018 Koenigsegg Agera
When it comes to limited production hypercars designed to break speed records, Koenigsegg stands at the top of the list. Throughout its existence, Christian Von Koenigsegg strived to continue to push the limits of performance using state-of-the-art technology. The Koenigsegg Agera is the result of this mentality, the perfect combination of comfort and performance. The exterior of the Agera is completely crafted from carbon fiber, cutting weight dramatically while providing the strength to support the 250mph top speed. The interior layout is designed to offer a comfortable driving experience both on the track and around-town driving. Inside and out, the hypercar focuses on the quality or materials used and the attention to detail, highlighting the natural beauty. The small batch of Koenigsegg Agera examples all boast unique and personalized specifications, making them extremely rare works of art.
The Koenigsegg Agera is known for its technology and performance, putting down 1,160hp from its powertrain to its lightweight carbon fiber wheels. The powertrain launching the Regera into its own category of speed is a 5.0L twin-turbocharged V8. On top of the standard equipment, the Agera also offers the option to choose the Koenigsegg active and self-levelling chassis package, 3G connected Pre-Active chassis setups, alternative aero packages, active sound cancellation and much more. The Agera is the ultimate in road and track versatility. It offers the most extreme performance available today and yet is fully road legal, complying with safety standards and other necessary homologation requirements worldwide. The brilliance behind the Koenigsegg Agera best blends high-performance with functional drivability for a multi-million dollar hypercar.
Why To Buy
Koenigsegg began as a company driven by one man, Christian Von Koenigsegg, and finely crafted throughout a short time to become one of the most powerful and desirable brands in the automotive industry. Each Koenigsegg model is developed as a staple to complete a goal, whether it be performance or technology-based, leaving a success story attached to each example sold. The Agera boasts its cutting edge technology and will continue long after future models release. A favorable return on investment for collectors, the Koenigsegg Agera is the right buy for the future.
Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Black/Gold
In the world of watches, Jacob & Co. sets itself aside from all other manufacturers as a producer as some of the most unique and desired timepieces in the world. Sharing a similar creative model as Koenigsegg, the Astronomia Tourbillion Collection embodies the pursuit of creating the perfect product using quality materials and technology. The attention to detail that goes into each example is the reason why collectors pay upwards of a million dollars to secure a reference for their collection. As a luxury timepiece brand, Jacob & Co. and Koenigsegg hypercars go hand in hand.
The Astronomia Tourbillon Black and Gold by Jacob & Co. is one of the few models that features an all-black design. The 50mm 18k white gold case is treated using a black DLC, giving the watch a gloss black finish. Inside the sapphire crystal dome lies a magnesium dial complete with a diamond finish set below the complex rotating mechanism. Equipped on the rotating mechanism is a Jacob & Co. cut diamond and magnesium globe, which both spin completely at 30-seconds. Jacob & Co. equips each example with an in-house manual-winding gravitational tourbillon movement, capable of a 60-hour power reserve. The sleek black styling makes its way to the iconic large-scale alligator leather strap, where a matching black DLC folding buckle ties together the all-black look.
Why To Buy
A “why to buy” quickly turned into a “why to own” considering the luxury Astronomia Tourbillon by Jacob & Co. is considered its best selling model in a sea of collectors and celebrities. The unique timepiece is a must because it holds significance as a collector example based on the quality and reputation attatched to Jacob & Co. as a leader in luxury timepieces and jewelry. The Tourbillon itself provides a sense of elegance and performance, just as the Koenigsegg Agera does on the track and around town. Although it may not be a daily wear, the Jacob & Co. Astronomia Tourbillon Black and Gold is an investment that will only grow as time goes on
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