Watches have always played a key role in the automotive industry. A tool for drivers as well as a platform for manufacturers to collaborate. The uniqueness of design and functions allow for any auto enthusiast to find the perfect watch to represent what they love about motorsports. The difficulty in choosing that kind of timepiece is the endless amount of companies and references that deliver examples in the vast majority of classes. The biggest differentiator is the price, with watches starting under a thousand dollars and reaching a million. It’s almost like a staircase that every watch enthusiast hopes to climb, upgrading, and obtaining more exclusive pieces along the way. Our top ten list this week reflects that metaphorical staircase, displaying automotive-inspired watches from least to most expensive.
The Intereuropa watch takes its name from the Coppa Intereuropa race for sporting coupes held at Monza from 1949-1964 as a support race for the Italian Grand Prix.Exquisite alloy-bodied berlinettas by the likes of Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia were campaigned by gentleman drivers at the Coppa Intereuropa.
Ferro Distinct 3.0 Gold Edition
The Distinct 3.0 Gold Edition Inspired by vintage Le Mans race. With an unmatched level of sophistication, the Distinct 3.0 Gold Edition is sure to captivate even the most discerning watch collector with its retro-inspired, timeless design, and it’s even waterproof up to a dizzying 30 meters so you know it’ll last.
Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback
The Chronotimer brings lightweight construction to the wrist with the use of high-tech titanium, guaranteeing maximum comfort. Titanium is around 40 percent lighter than steel and has been key to race car engine construction for several decades. The new Porsche Design Werk 01.200 chronograph with flyback function and black P-icon rotor was also inspired by motorsports.
TAG Heuer X Grand Prix De Monaco Historique
This Monaco is a 1000 pieces limited-edition, celebrating the partnership with the GPHM (Grand Prix Historique de Monaco). This Monaco stands out even more from the crowd with an exclusive red sunray dial, the iconic square box from the Monaco collection, and our in-house Heuer 02 movement with a 80 h power reserve, visible from the saphire case back.
Breitling Premier B01 Chronograph Bentley Edition
This Premier B01 Chronograph 42 Bentley celebrates Breitling’s partnership with one of the great names in luxury motoring. It features a 42 mm stainless steel case. It has a British racing green dial with contrasting black small seconds and 30-minute chronograph counters that indicate the Manufacture mechanical movement inside.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
An iconic model introduced in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the needs of racing drivers. Fitted with a tachymetric bezel and a high-performance mechanical movement developed and manufactured by Rolex, this chronograph is legendary for its reliability: it is the instrument of choice for measuring time intervals and determining average speeds.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Top Gun Ceratanium
Ceratanium® was developed by IWC and combines the advantages of titanium and ceramic in a single material. Based on a titanium alloy, the patented material is as light and rigid as titanium itself but at the same time as hard, wear-free and scratch-resistant as ceramic. Other compelling features are its skin-friendliness, high corrosion-resistance and striking matte black colour.
Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Unico
Hublot’s partnership with Ferrari allows for unique collaboration collections such as the Big Bang Ferrari Unico. The idea behind the design is to incorporate the attention to detail as well as premium materials just as Ferrari does at the factory in Maranello, Italy.
Richard Mille RM 11-03
Since the brand’s debut, Richard Mille watches have distilled performance in an unparalleled range of areas. To appreciate this, one need look no further than the RM 011. In terms of design, of materials used, of its details, its movement and its extraordinary adaptability, this piece embodies everything the brand stands for.
Jacob & Co. TT Bugatti La Montre Noire
Jacob & Co. is introducing the one-off TwinTurbo Furious Bugatti La Montre Noire. Encased in 18K black gold and set with natural black baguette-cutsapphires, resulting in a unique all-black aesthetic, this timepiece channels the spirit of both remarkable cars, combining the grand complication of the Twin Turbo Furious with the singular history of La Voiture Noire.