On the case back of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona were inscribed the words: Drive carefully me. A gift from his actor wife, Joanne Woodward, it was auctioned last year for a record $17.8 million, putting the synergy of watches and cars back in the spotlight. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in 1963 for race drivers to be able to measure average speed. But it isn’t the only one. Steve McQueen wore the square-dial Heuer Monaco in the racing film Le Mans, associating the watch with all things cool and irreverent. Here are five watches that have continued with the grand tradition of marrying watches and cars.
Breitling Bentley GT ‘Dark Sapphire’ Edition
Watchmaker Breitling introduced the Bentley GT ‘Dark Sapphire’ special edition last year at the Frankfurt Motor Show to celebrate the launch of the all-new Bentley Continental GT. Limited to only 500 pieces, the watch features a lot of design elements inspired by the third-generation Bentley grand tourer, including the diamond pattern on the rubber strap and bezel that echoes the design of the dial’s trim and the Continental GT’s cabin. The big 48mm case of the watch is made out of a special material called the Breitlight — a high-tech material that the Swiss watchmaker says is four times lighter than titanium but significantly harder.
Price: CHF 9500 (approx ₹6,50,000)
Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph
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