Spyker Timepieces celebrate firm’s 24 Hours of Le Mans participation

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 23, 2010

Finding the perfect Christmas gift for the motoring enthusiast is made easier with the availability of Spyker’s limited edition timepiece collection. The Spyker-branded chronographs were introduced at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and were designed and engineered by renowned watch and luxury goods expert, Thierry Chaunu of Expression D’Artistes International S.A.

A limited run of 250 units is on hand for those in solid 18K grey or rose gold finishes while 1,000 units are offered for the polished steel finish and another 1,000 for those with matt black titanium finishes. The quilted leather bracelets are hand-stitched in France using Royal Dutch Hulshof leather, which is what Spyker uses for its supercar interiors.

These bracelets are offered in Dutch Spyker Orange, Black Anthracite or Blanc de Blanc white. This timepiece boasts meticulous and precise detailing.

Its bezel bears Spyker’s timeless Latin motto: NULLA TENACI INVIA EST VIA – which in English, means “For the tenacious no road is impassable.”In addition, the crown “replicates the Dutch brand’s wire-spoke and propeller bonnet badge.” The push-buttons are inspired from the Spyker exhaust pipes.

Meanwhile, the steel “bouchonné” dial had been copied from the turned aluminum finish of the luxury supercar’s dashboard. The dial has gauges that indicate the hours, minutes, seconds, and it has a 42-hour power reserve.

In addition, the Valjoux caliber 7750 automatic mechanical movement is equipped with a rotor that takes inspiration from the design of the Spyker C8 Aileron’s Rotorblade wheels. These watches are water resistant for up to 100 meters and are individually numbered. To purchase one, you have to be prepared to pay up from US$9,750 / €7,500 to US$30,500 / €23,500.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Did you miss the opportunity to get a brand new Dodge Viper? Well, here’s something you don’t want to miss. Dodge has announced a “final call” for orders for its...
by - December 6, 2016
Acura fans and customers rejoice! Sales have begun for the flagship model of Acura’s RLX top-of-the-range sedan – the 2017 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid. Described by Acura as its most...
by - December 6, 2016
Autonomous cars are slowly but surely gaining more appeal among drivers around the world. While a complete self-driving system has yet to be launched, carmakers have been finding ways to...
by - December 6, 2016
BMW has officially ended the production cycle for what is considered as its meanest and fastest sports car – the BMW M4 GTS. Basically a power-up evolution of the BMW...
by - December 6, 2016
Now that Lamborghini is set to bring a “more aggressive” Aventador, it only makes sense that it will be given a name. Seeing how it goes, perhaps we won’t be...
by - December 6, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries