Watches and racing cars are two things that most men care about most in life. If these two are combined, I believe it will be more loved by men. In fact, the crossover of watches and cars has a long history. And many watch brands will draw design inspiration from sports cars, tailor-made watches for racers, and interpret the passionate speed with the power of precision machinery. Let’s take a look at those watch brands with racing genes.
Blancpain Speed Pioneer
In 2009, Blancpain, the creator of the classic timepiece, became a partner of the legendary sports car maker Lamborghini, named Super
The Trofeo Super Challenge, and since then has been enthusiastically devoted to motorsports around the world, showing the ‘credator of classic timepieces’ passion for speed and excellence. Since 2010, Blancpain has become FIA
The exclusive official timepiece for the GT1 World Championship. FIA
The GT1 World Championship is one of the ‘Four International Series of Races’ recognized by the FIA, bringing together well-known sports cars to compete on ten tracks on three continents. Blancpain is the title sponsor and official timepiece of the Blancpain Endurance Race. This European Championship is an important event for GT3 and GT4 sports cars. The Blancpain Endurance Race is aimed at professional teams and non-professional ‘gentleman drivers’. It can change drivers twice during the race. It is a three-stage promotion race inspired by Formula One racing.
Blancpain L-evolution Tourbillon Large Calendar Oscillating Power Display Watch White Gold
Blancpain’s cross-border cooperation with motorsport aims to convey the brand spirit of challenge and passion by sponsoring professional and high-level events. In addition, in the in-depth cooperation with high-end racing brands, the research results of materials and machinery manufacturing are shared, and the watch manufacturing technology is continuously innovated and refined. Among the six series of Blancpain series, the L-EVOLUTION series is modern and dynamic. With the art of timepieces integrating cutting-edge technology and traditional watchmaking technology, it perfectly explains the brand’s pursuit of the pinnacle of watchmaking.
Hubble HUBLOT is invisible
Swiss top watch brand HUBLOT Hublot once again challenged the limit, launched the new MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ sapphire watch. With a transparent case carved from sapphire and an equally transparent strap, the shocking effect of this watch is that it is just a movement suspended in midair! From a technical and design perspective The movement with a power reserve of up to 50 days can be described as excellent performance.
Hublot MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ Sapphire Watch
In 2013, to pay tribute to the special limited series of Ferrari sports cars, the Hublot MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ watch debuted, showing its unique ultra-complex watchmaking technology. The streamlined lines of the MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ are Hublot movement designers and watchmakers and Ferrari design director Flavio
Manzoni’s collaboration brings together watches and cars. The movement is independently designed, developed and produced by watchmakers and engineers in the Hublot factory, a record technological feat. The movement is equipped with up to 637 parts, setting a highest record for Hublot movement accessories. This new MP-05 ‘LaFerrari’ watch is a bold fusion of the ‘invisible and visible’ philosophical thinking, which is surprising and thought-provoking at the same time. To match the ultra-futuristic look of this watch, Hublot is also equipped with a mini electric drill for manual winding, which is made with reference to the tire changing tools used in the F1 race.
CARL F. BUCHERER
Swiss car design company Rinspeed’s ultra-sci-fi concept RV ‘XchangE’ is based on the Tesla Model S of the future car.
S is more sci-fi, marking a new era in the future unmanned autonomous driving concept. Bucherer fully supports this new project and its passionate innovation and sustainable development concept. It has assembled one of the world’s most unique rotating transparent globe-shaped winders on the ‘XchangE’ steering wheel bracket.
Bucherer Plavi TravelTec chronograph
The dashboard of the ‘XchangE’ concept car is embedded with a Bucherer Plavi TravelTec chronograph, which provides passengers with a unique time display and easily grasps the time in three time zones. The blue watch matches the hue of the car, with a globe-shaped winder engraved with a map of the global time zone. When the car is at a standstill, the globe winder starts to rotate, storing energy for the watch continuously. Of course, the watch can be taken out and worn at any time, even if you shuttle between different time zones.
TAG Heuer returns
TAG Heuer’s Heuer Monaco, which was released simultaneously in Geneva and New York on March 3, 1969, became the first square waterproof automatic chronograph in Swiss watchmaking history. This watch is made by Jack Heuer
Heuer) named after Monaco Grand Prix — TAG
Heuer is still a partner of this competition. The watch’s large and square case, metallized blue dial, bright red minute hand, and arched plastic mirror all highlight a breakthrough in traditional watchmaking aesthetics.
TAG Heuer Formula 1 Senna Special Chronograph / TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11 Chronograph
The watch debuted in 1970 and was worn by Swiss racer Jo Siffert (he is a Heuer-funded racer —
The sponsorship of the watchmaker by the watchmaking brand was unprecedented at the time); the following year, 1971, Steve McQueen insisted on wearing this watch to participate in the movie ‘Legend of Speed’
Mans), making the watch the focal point of the spotlight just like a star. The new Monaco Calibre 11 chronograph introduced in 2015 is a direct descendant of the 1969 prototype.
Frederique Constant Beijing to Paris
Frederique Constant has been involved in various forms of motor sports for many years, especially the classic vintage car rally, because of the brand and the famous classic antique car brand Austin
Healey has deep roots and has been a long-term and loyal partner.
Frederique Constant Beijing-Paris Challenge
The Beijing-Paris Car Challenge began in 1907 of the last century. The concept of the Beijing-Paris race was first seen in the French newspaper ‘Le
Matin. A message was published in the newspaper: ‘What we want to prove today is that as long as we own a car, we can do what we want, wherever we want, and go where we want to go. Does anyone want to accept the challenge, from Beijing Drive to Paris? ‘The first game began on June 10, 1907, when the French Embassy in Beijing began.
Oris Lightweight and Flexible
Since 2003, Oris and Williams team have entered the fourteenth year. As one of the longest time sponsors with the Williams team, Oris has launched a new Williams model this year after launching the Williams team series watch last year-Oris Williams Bottas Limited Edition watch. The carbon fiber of the Oris Bottas limited edition watch is inspired by the manufacturing concept of F1 racing cars. The manufacturing materials of F1 racing cars must have the ultimate strength-to-weight ratio. The core components such as the outer frame and steering wheel of the racing car are all made of carbon fiber. It is twice as strong, but only 1/5 of its weight. The case of the Bottas Limited Edition watch is also made of carbon fiber and weighs only 7.2
Grams, the lighter body means more agile speed and explosive power.
Oris Williams Waltley Bottas Limited Edition
As Bottas said, everything in Formula 1 is about time, every lap is a race against time, and the timer is closely related to the car. The Oris Bottas Limited Edition has a 30-minute chronograph, 12-hour chronograph and small seconds display. The chronograph hands and chronograph dial use the Williams classic blue, which matches the main color of black, making the watch more dynamic and attractive.
Chopard tribute to antique car race
Chopard has been Mille since 1988
Partners and official timing of the Miglia antique car race, this deep connection stems from Karl-Friedrich, co-president of Chopard
Scheufele) passion for the world of antique cars and racing. This ‘world’s most beautiful race’ gathers 430 teams each spring to compete on the track. A 1,000-mile (1600-km) course crosses Brescia and Rome, passing by the picturesque and picturesque scenery.
Chopard Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race Edition stainless steel watch
A shared love for the achievements of precision machinery and extraordinary sports creates a watch series: the Chopard Mille Miglia series. Chopard launches a limited edition watch series for car racing every year. Mille Miglia
The 2016 XL Race Edition watch is a veritable partner for riders, combining precision performance, wearing comfort and elegant design to accompany the rider throughout the battle.
Once the Omega Speedmaster series was released, it felt the pursuit of racers and rally cars with its extraordinary timing performance and outstanding design beauty. In fact, the design of its dial was inspired by the dashboard of an Italian car. The Omega Speedmaster is the first chronograph to move the tachymeter scale from the dial to the bezel. This innovation made it easier to read the timing, so it immediately caused a sensation in the race. The Omega Speedmaster series racing chronograph uses a 40 mm stainless steel case. The bezel is equipped with a matte black aluminum speed ring. The speed scale color of different models is also different. There are gray, gray and yellow and gray red to choose from. The screw-down case back features the familiar seahorse emblem.
Omega Speedmaster Series Racing Chronograph
The Omega Speedmaster series chronograph is equipped with the Omega 3330 movement, with a vertical wheel chronograph, equipped with a coaxial escapement system and a Si14 silicon spring. The watch comes with a stainless steel bracelet or a black rubber strap. Water-resistant to 10 atmospheres.