A quick recap on the top luxury watches with automotive inspiration.
As the luxury watch market and automotive industry grow closer, we notice a number of partnerships and collaborations releasing car-inspired watches to highlight their similarities. This week’s special focuses on The Top Automotive-Inspired Watches featuring world-renowned watchmakers and supercar/hypercar manufacturers. Automotive-themed watches capture the attention of high-end car collectors and luxury timepiece enthusiasts, creating an immense amount of demand around the limited supply of horological examples. Learn more about any of the best car watches presented in this special by clicking the links below.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Countach
The Excalibur Spider Countach DT/X is the latest creation to emerge from Roger Dubuis x Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a partnership defined by radical performance and razor-sharp aesthetics. Strengthening the link between the motoring and horological world, and built from scratch directly on the main attributes of its namesake car, this one-of-a-kind hyper watch is inspired by all elements of the legendary Lamborghini Countach legacy, while being fuelled by the innovation, sophisticated mechanical engineering and iconic aesthetics Roger Dubuis is known for.
Richard Mille UP-01 Ferrari
The RM UP-01 Ferrari is an allusive piece to Ferrari’s values, developing sporting mechanisms that are as elegant as they are immediately recognisable. Their models make no concessions and frequently contradict current trends to create new aesthetical codes. The RM UP-01 Ferrari bears witness to this partnership of the best know-how these two iconic brands have to offer in the combination of their ideas, understanding, respective developments and shared values.
Hublot MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire
Hublot takes its relationship with LaFerrari to new heights with the MP-05 LaFerrari Sapphire – a totally transparent sapphire cased watch that pays tribute to the 1200HP hybrid supercar, FXX K. The incredible engine-inspired case is made from seven blocks of sapphire and it takes more than 600 hours of work to produce a single ultra-light case.
BOVET 1822 x Rolls-Royce Boattail
Born in the mind and heart of a Rolls-Royce and BOVET 1822 collector, the concept was to design and produce a bespoke Rolls-Royce and two unique BOVET 1822 timepieces, one for himself and one for his wife, that go hand in glove. Three years in development, BOVET 1822 and Rolls-Royce accomplished something never realized before in either industry.
Girard Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition
This ground-breaking watch unites two worlds, namely, micro-mechanics and the extreme performance of Formula One™️. The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™️ Team is based in Silverstone, England, close to the iconic racetrack. With this in mind, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition is limited to 306 pieces, the total distance drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will aim to cover on race day (5.891km x 52 laps) at the 2022 British Grand Prix.
Richard Mille RM 11-03 ‘McLaren’
Richard Mille and McLaren Automotive released their first jointly-commissioned timepiece, the RM 11-03 Automatic Flyback Chronograph McLaren, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, McLaren customers have the opportunity to match their edition number of 1 to 500 of their McLaren Ultimate Series to the caseback number of their RM 11-03 McLaren.
Jacob & Co. Bugatti Chiron
It started with an idea conceived by Jacob & Co. together with Bugatti – how to reproduce the visceral sensation of the iconic Bugatti 16-cylinder engine in a timepiece. After almost a full year of development, the answer is in the form of the Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon. Everything is designed to honor the Chiron in a timepiece. The case is inspired by the flowing lines of the Chiron and the movement, or “engine block,” intended to duplicate the Bugatti engine, is placed under a massive sapphire crystal, on display for all.
Porsche Design 911 GT3 RS (2022) Chronograph
At Porsche’s own watchmaking facility in Solothurn, Switzerland, the master watchmakers have redefined high performance with the 911 GT3 RS chronograph. With its multitude of sporty design features and technical details, the set-up of the chronograph is perfectly matched to its engine-revving role models – exclusively for owners of the new Porsche 911 GT3 RS and 911 GT3 RS with Weissach package. It truly is a “sports car on your wrist.”
IWC Schaffhausen Pilot’s Watch 41 Chronograph Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team”
IWC Schaffhausen and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team have unveiled the first official team watch. Crafted from lightweight and durable grade 5 titanium, the Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 Edition “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” features a black dial with printing and luminescence in the team’s signature Petronas green colour. Powered by the IWC-manufactured 69385 calibre movement, the chronograph comes with two straps in calfskin and rubber that can be exchanged quickly and easily thanks to the integrated EasX-CHANGE® system. The team watch is available for purchase exclusively online on iwc.com.
Singer Reimagined Track1 SKLT Edition Watch
The Track1 SKLT Edition is the first watch from Singer Reimagined with a skeleton dial, allowing the full beauty of its revolutionary movement to be unveiled. For the first time. Limited in 15 numbered pieces this very special watch made in 18k yellow gold highlighting the exquisite engineering of the Track1 collection and Singer’s mastery of precious materials.