It’s a universal truth that a superb sports car requires a superb mechanical timepiece to go along with. So feast your eyes on some of the most technically advanced and elegant auto-inspired watches for 2016.
Baume & Mercier Legendary Drivers Edition Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Chronograph
A favourite of vintage car enthusiasts- the Shelby Cobra is the inspiration for the new Baume & Mercier Legendary Drivers Edition Capeland Shelby Cobra 1963 Chronograph. Retailing for $4,850, the 44 mm steel timepiece has yellow-and-green accents, horizontal racing stripes, and hour and minute hands styled after the Cobra’s steering wheel. The chronograph counters are designed to evoke cockpit gauges. The model is available in four 15-piece limited editions and each commemorates a legendary racecar driver: Dan Gurney, Ken Miles, Allen Grant, and Dave MacDonald.
Bremont Jaguar MKIII
The Bremont Jaguar MKIII timepiece (priced at $4,795), designed by British watchmaker Bremont is an ode to the classic Jaguar E-Type. Fully loaded with accents that evoke the charisma of vintage Jaguars the watch sports a Jaguar heritage logo positioned above the date window at 6 o’clock. The piece comes in a 43 mm steel case on a blue leather strap. Its closed caseback draws inspiration from the E-Type’s wheel-center detailing.
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition
Home to the most glamorous racetrack in the world, Monaco is also the place of the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique, a biennial competition for cars from the prewar period to the 1970s. As the official sponsor of the high-profile event Chopard, debuted the Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2016 Race Edition (priced at $6,890). The 44.5 mm chronograph is encased in titanium and steel and available in a limited edition of 500 pieces.