The worlds of auto racing and fine watchmaking have always shared a strong connection, with many supercars serving as an inspiration for high-end luxury watches, including such iconic models as the TAG Heuer Carrera and the Rolex Daytona. Moreover, many reputable watch brands have developed a close collaboration with the leading car manufacturers, creating a variety of timepieces influenced by motorsports, with models for any taste, need, and budget. In other words, whether you are a classic car guy or a speedster, you are sure to find that special racing-inspired luxury watch that will perfectly fit your lifestyle. Here are our five favorites:
1. Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX7 Chronograph
Created to celebrate the 8th anniversary of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s partnership with Aston Martin, the AMVOX7 Chronograph is the company’s first vertical-trigger chrono watch with a radial power-reserve display. Paying tribute to the iconic Aston Martin Vanquish, this stunning model features lots of Aston in its design, which makes it a worthy choice for luxury car lovers.
2. Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra Limited Edition
This year, Baume & Mercier has introduced its new Clifton luxury watch to mark the company’s partnership with the Carroll Shelby International. Inspired by the legendary Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe, the Shelby Cobra Limited Edition is sure to become a collectible.
3. Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 390
The Bugatti Type 390 is not the only example of high-end luxury watches born from the collaboration between Parmigiani Fleurier and Bugatti. However, this eye-catching model inspired by the impressive 2016 Bugatti Chiron is indeed a special one, in both architecture and mechanics.
4. Blancpain L-Evolution Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph
Inspired by the Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Super Trofeo Stradale, the Blancpain L-Evolution Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph is all about a beautiful combination of technology and style. This exceptional piece of high-end watches distinguished by many Lamborghini design elements is perhaps the most dynamic avant-garde model in the Blancpain collection.
5. Bremont Jaguar MKII
Paying homage to the company’s long-term collaboration with Jaguar, Bremont has a whole series of high-end luxury watches that celebrate the iconic Lightweight E-type racing cars, including the Jaguar MKII. This perfect example of Bremont timepieces represents a stylish sports chronograph powered by a COSC-certified movement.
If motorsport is your passion, a racing-inspired luxury watch is a must-have! After all, when a timepiece fits your lifestyle and personality, there is no better feeling than buying it for your collection!