12 Watches for Car Fans

Sports Watches From Breitling, Hublot, Tag Heuer, Zenith & Co.

The hum of motors and the ticking of mechanical clocks signal vitality and emotion. When both are combined, the effect is doubled. We show the watches and partnerships of the current season.

Watch For Car Fans # 1: Breitling Bentley B06 Midnight Carbon

Breitling for Bentley, theBentley B06 Midnight Carbon, hasits own unique chronograph in a new black-blue version. Headstrong? Yes, because theBreitling automaticcaliberB06includes the central stop seconds hand 30 instead of 60 seconds, the small minute counter 15 instead of 30 minutes and the hour counter six instead of twelve hours. The night-time dial is made of mother-of-pearl. From the 49-millimeter BLCD made of DLC-coated stainless steel 500 specimens will go into the race for the purchase. They cost 11,890 euros each.

Watch For Car Fans # 2: TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 Gray Phantom

In addition to numerous other racing partnerships, TAG Heuer is now also an official timekeeper at Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. For this brand-new motorsport event, race cars, road cars, motorcycles and quad bikes, trucks and special vehicles will have to climb 1,440 heights over a distance of 20 kilometers with 156 bends and turns. Goal: the Pikes Peak in Colorado at 4.300 meters altitude. Best time: under nine minutes. Barriers: Error indication. At TAG Heuer’s commitment to racing and the lightweight design of modern racing cars, sporty chronographs such as the Carrera Caliber Heuer 01 Gray Phantom fit into the 45-millimeter, but very light, titanium case. With their tachymeter bezel, fast-paced mechanics fans can determine average speeds. This is made possible by the in-house automatic calibrate Heuer 01. The price: 5.650 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 3: Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon

According to vaultedwatches, with Ferrari, the dynamic, always innovating watch brand Hublot has found the ideal partner. After the first designs for Ferrari watches had already been presented in 2004, but the sports car smuggler had still been linked to Panerai, the cooperation did not come until the end of 2011. Since then, Hublot has been launching new Ferrari models every year. The newest is called Big Bang Ferrari Titanium Carbon and makes various allusions to the Italian automotive legend. There are accents in red and yellow, a horse at nine o’clock, a pedal in the form of a chronograph, as well as a leather bracelet in the style of Ferrari leather. As a technology carrier, the watch features a bezel made of a carbon-titanium composite. Six months of research and development were needed to incorporate the metal into the non-legible carbon fiber. Between the two sapphire lenses of the 45 millimeter, around 70-part big-Bang housing ticks the automatic manufac- turer HUB1241 “Unico” in a completely PVD-blackened version. The new sports car for the wrist is available 1,000 times for the price of 24,900 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 4: Sinn Chronograph Audi Design

The catchword “Deutsche Wertarbeit” becomes particularly valuable when two established brands cooperate. Admittedly, Audi is more known as meaning. But in the circle of the German mechanics fans Sinn has gained a similar fame as the automobile manufacturer.That is why the two companies present joint clock events at irregular intervals. The latest result of the collaboration is the sober name sense chronograph Audi Design, but convinces all the more through its sporty and modern design: the 44 millimeter measuring stainless steel case is completely PVD coated, and the red second hand represents an exciting contrast to the remaining white displays , A generously dimensioned second crown serves to adjust an inner minute ring. In addition, Sinn has equipped the Eta Chronograph caliber Valjoux 7750 with a second time zone. A soft-iron inner housing protects the automatic movement up to a magnetic field strength of 80,000 amperemetres before any irregularities. Audi drivers and Sinn fans can order the new watch on the Audi website for 3,900 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 5: Oris Audi Sport Limited Edition II

Audi again : beyond the German border, the co-operation between the motor sport department of the car maker and the Swiss watch brand Oris began in 2014. The Audi Sport Limited Edition II, a black DLC-coated titanium chronograph with a ceramic bezel and perforated leather strap, came out. The display set of the modified Sellita automatic calibrator SW 500 includes, in addition to the time, date and day of the week, a 30-minute counter at the twelve and an individually designed window display for the running second at nine o’clock. The 44-mm clock is devoted to the Audi R18 e-tron quattro and carries its silhouette on the solid case floor. With this vehicle, the Oris-sponsored Audi Sport Team won the legendary 24-hour race of Le Mans in 2014 – as in the two years before the cooperation. The clock to the car is built 2,000 times and offered for 3,800 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 6: Chopard Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition

In the third year of his partnership with the highly successful Porsche Motorsport World Endurance team, Chopard launched a new black version of its Porsche manufac- tronometer: the Superfast Chrono Porsche 919 Black Edition in a 45-millimeter titanium case with scratch-resistant DLC coating is built 100 times and offered for 12,580 euros exclusively in Chopard boutiques. The watch, powered by the in-house automatic caliber 03.05-M, is black-white-red like the 919 hybrid prototype, with which Porsche leads the manufacturer’s evaluation of the current season.

Watch For Car Fans # 7: CH Wolf Racing RS 1000 Melkus

The Glashütter watch brand, which was founded in 2014, has made a name for itself in no time at all: its dials from the cross-country skis of Olympian victor Eric Frenzel or bracelets from the uniform jacket of a sailor from around 1900 are just two examples of the inventor’s abundance of the brand founder Jürgen Werner. An unusual idea is the special model in honor of the GDR sports car manufacturer Melkus , who reissues his automotive legend from 1969 to 1980. It is hardly surprising that CH Wolf has already ordered a copy. The right watch is called Racing RS 1000 Melkus and is based on the new generation of sports cars. Any owner of a new milking can have the chassis number engraved in the housing edge. The bracelet upper material consists of the dashboard cover of the historic Melkus RS 1000. The dial above which the pointer rotates in the style of tacho-needles is modeled on the sports car’s fittings. A crown in tank cover form is a further reference to the automobile model. Powered by the elaborately reworked hand-held caliber Unitas 6498, the 45-millimeter stainless steel watch costs 3,750 euros. The company CH Wolf filed an application for insolvency in December 2015 and ended its business in February 2016.

Watch For Car Fans # 8: Blancpain Chronograph L-Evolution R

The Swiss watchmaking company is currently involved in four international motorsport championships: It is the official timekeeper of the Avon Tires British GT Championship, as well as the Blancpain Sprint Series, the Blancpain Endurance Series and the Lamborghini Blancpain SuperTrofeo. The last two have been united since 2014 under the name “Blancpain GT Series”. About the racing series also maintain Blancpain and Lamborghini a marketing partnership that highlights the technical expertise of the two manufacturers. A tribute to the fast-paced cooperation is the chronograph L-evolution R with trailing and flyback mechanism. The 43-millimeter watch in white gold and carbon has in addition to the versatile stop function, which allows both the intermediate time and the re-start during running measurement , a big date at six o’clock. The factory automatic 69F9 can be viewed through a sapphire glass bottom . The modern designed stopper with the numbers Nine and Twelve typical for the L-evolution collection costs 51,460 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 9: Union GlashÜTte Belisar Pilot Limited Edition Saxony Classic 2016

As a sponsor of the Oldtimer Rallye Sachsen Classic, the Glashütter brand hasalready launched a limited special model with corresponding ground engraving for the seventh time. The Belisar Pilot Limited Edition Edition Saxony Classic 2016 is modern by combining a blue dial with silver-colored indices and the red color of the central seconds hand. The automatic caliber Eta 2897 operates inside the timer. The 250 copies of the 45 millimeter rallye clock cost 2,550 euros. A matching handkerchief and two bracelets, a black of calf leather and a blue leather bracelet with crocodile, are available.

Watch For Car Fans # 10: Zenith El Primero Range Rover Special Edition

With the El Primero Range Rover Special Edition, Zenith pays tribute to its brand-new cooperation with Land Rover and its under- brand Range Rover. The 42 mm measuring chronograph with automatic manufac- turing caliber El Primero 400B consists of aluminum with a matt black, scratch-resistant ceramic layer. The “body” made of light metal is a reference to the first Range Rover, whose prototype was introduced in the same year as the legendary El Primero chronograph caliber 1969. The strap is made of the same perforated leather that Range Rover uses for its seats. The watch for 7,900 euros with her new owner on off-road driving.

Watch For Car Fans # 11: Hanhart Primus Desert Pilot

The Primus Desert Pilot with sand-blasted stainless steel case as well as sand-colored dial and textil bracelet is in the foreground when sponsoring the longtime rally driver Stephan Schott. Since 2014 Hanhart has been supporting “Mr. Consistency “, the only rider to have completed the Dakar Rally seven times in a row, and has enjoyed success in other rallies such as the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge and Baja Poland. The 44 millimeter sports chronograph with a modified Sellita automatic caliber SW 500 costs 2,690 euros.

Watch For Car Fans # 12: Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor Limited Edition

Since the start of the 2016 GT season, Roger Dubuis has been the main sponsor of the newly established FFF Racing Team from Hong Kong. For this reason, the Geneva watchmaking company will be presenting a special edition whose “engine” is in no way inferior to that of the FFF cars: the Excalibur Quatuor Limited Edition is powered by theRD101 manual hoist with four escapements. The disturbances are suspended in the 48-millimeter DLC-coated titanium case so that they can form the aisle through four different layers. This latest version of the Excalibur Quatuor, which carries the logo of the FFF Racing Team on the dial face at twelve o’clock, is limited to only eight copies and costs a proud 429,000 euros.