Luxury watches are arguably the epitome of style and status. The only other thing that can match a watch in terms of style and exclusivity is an automobile.
Watches and automobiles share several commonalities. Both have rich heritages, both are symbols of opulence. And when they come together the resulting product is nothing less than tressure. Following is a list of products that were conceived from a union of the best from both worlds.
Developed to celebrate the Prancing Horse's Formula 1 racing history, the watch components are made from titanium and magnesium alloys. You can own this only if you own a Ferrari. The watch mechanism features "a 6-speed automatic transmission" that maintains the accuracy to a level of +/- 1 second per day. titanium alloy magnesium alloy.
Porsche Design P'6980 Diver
Price: 9,500 Swiss francs or INR 5,46,539
Designed for the German Navy, this timepiece is waterproof to a depth of 1,000 meters. Design characteristics is the three-part case design. The watch face is held inside a cylindrical stainless steel container, while the "movement folds into a shot-peened titanium bridge", to which the natural rubber strap is attached.
Parmigiani Bugatti Type 372 "Super Sport"
Price:$259,000 or INR 1,40,58,520
18 ct Rose gold is used in its construction, while the case features six pieces of sapphire crystal. The watch face uses same carbon fiber that is used in the Veyron Super Sport. The watch uses a manually wound movement with 10-day power reserve, along with an reserve indicator.
Silver Arrow Concept
Designed to complement the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, the watch case opens and closes just like the car's gullwing doors. What's more, the watch has 2 buttons that can be used to open and close the car remotely.
Jaeger- LaCoultre Aston Martin AMVOX2 Transponder
Price: $25,500 or INR 13,84,140
The AMVOX2 Transponder is another watch that is specifically meant for the car it complements - Aston Martin DBS. Once again, the watch can be used to open and close the vehicle doors by pressing on a sapphire crystal. Furthermore, "By pressing simultaneously on the "OPEN" and "CLOSE" rectangles, the watch emits a signal recognised by the car as a "FIND ME" function: the headlamps light up for several seconds, without unlocking the car, so as to enable the owner to find the car at a glance", explains Jaeger
Hublot BIG BANG Aero Bang Morgan
Price:$22,900 or INR 12,43,012
Limited to 500 examples
Named after the Morgan, the maker has used several materials in its construction ranging from titanium, tungsten, stainless steel, to ceramics, kevlar and sapphire crystal.
Alfa Romeo Giuliano Mazzuoli Contagiri 8C Competizione
Price: $25,000 or INR 13,57,000
The watch is designed to look like the tachometer of the 8C Competizione. The case is 13.30mm thick and measures 44 mm in diameter. The watch comes in two variants - Stainless steel and black diamond-like-carbon (DLC) or 18-karat rose gold and titanium. The watch mechanism includes 29 jewels and comprises 131 individual parts. It also boasts of 42-hour power reserve.
Limited Edition Porsche Design Indicator
Price: $270,000 or INR 1,46,67,750
Limited to 50 examples
Made by Swiss watchmaker Eterna, the case is a mix of 18-carat Rose Gold, natural rubber and titanium.
The UR-CC1 by Urwerk codenamed “King Cobra”
Price: 200,000 Swiss Francs or INR 1,15,06,100
Limited to 25 examples
The UR-CC1 is a unique timepiece where the time is displayed in two horizontal indicators on two cylinders: one for the hours, the other for the retrograde minutes.
Bentley Supersports Light Body Limited Edition
Price: $10,005 or INR 5,43,071
Limited to 1000 examples
The watch features a light body titanium casing and sports look of the dashboard of the Bentley Supersports model. Juha Kankkunen had worn the Breitling for Bentley Supersports Light Body chronograph wristwatch when he set a new world speed record on ice with a Bentley Continental GTC Supersports. Kankkunen set a new record by reaching a speed of 330.695 km/h.
2013 Ingenieur Collection
Ingenieur Constant-Force Tourbillon Price: $290,000 or INR 1,57,41,200
Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Price: $49,700 or INR 26,97,716
IWC Schaffhausen's 2013-ingenieur-collection consists of 11 timepieces, all of which have been been developed in partnership with Mercedes F1 team. The wrist watches are made from carbon fibre, ceramic and titanium.
This list could go on, but ours ends here.