The affinity between horology and motoring is undeniable. Both are traditionally mechanical and use exquisitely engineered machines. Both embody a sense of machismo with their need for speed and perfect precision. Both even have a shared history in motorsports, from the great 1960s racing chronographs to angled driving watches that read the time without having to take hands off the steering wheel. They are a grown man’s favourite toys, and these latest motoring-inspired timepieces are the best of both worlds:
Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT
The Hublot Classic Fusion Ferrari GT is the latest collaborative effort between watchmaker and carmaker, with one working on the motor and the other on the body. Similar to the Techframe Ferrari Tourbillon Chronograph from 2017, the case here is designed like a car chassis, this time of the “Grand Touring” variety. The engine is the famous Unico manufacture movement, placed within a 45mm Classic Fusion case (in titanium, King Gold and 3D carbon) for the first time.
Tissot T-Race MotoGP 2019 Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition
The thrill of exhaust and engines also exists on two wheels. The Tissot T-Race MotoGP 2019 Automatic Chronograph Limited Edition celebrates the vivid detailing of motorbikes with a distinctive brake-disc bezel, foot-pedal pushers and floating lugs that resemble rearsets. The rose gold PVD case and faux-leather-on-rubber strap add a touch of luxury off the tarmac.
Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition
Adrenalin may be addictive, but sometimes it pays to slow your roll. The Breitling Premier Bentley Centenary Limited Edition purrs rather than roars, making hearts skip nonetheless. In red gold or stainless steel, the timepiece flaunts an elegant brown elm burl dial with black sub-dials, and is powered by the flagship Manufacture Calibre 01. To complete the look, the watch is presented on a brown leather strap with pattern and stitching inspired by the seats in a Bentley.