Timepiece features historic car design cues
If you’re willing to spend upward of a million dollars on a racing sports car, what’s another $200,000 to buy the matching watch?
McLaren Automotive and timepiece maker Richard Mille unveiled their first jointly commissioned watch at the Geneva Motor Show. Only 500 copies of the RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph will be produced, each priced at just less than $200K.
The watch case is made of carbon fiber interlaced with Orange Quartz carbon material in tribute to the historic color of McLaren racing cars. The titanium pushers are patterned after the headlamps of the McLaren 720S and inserts in the bezel are similar in shape to the McLaren F1 air-intake snorkel and show the McLaren logo. The titanium crown is shaped like a McLaren wheel.
The watch features an annual calendar, 12-hour chronograph and countdown counter, as well as serving as a stopwatch.
Also at Geneva, McLaren unveiled the McLaren Senna GTR Concept racing car, of which 75 will be produced and sold at around $1 million each. The racer is based on the new McLaren Senna production sports car. You might still be able to snag a watch, but all 500 Senna road cars have been pre-sold, the company said.