McLaren unveils $200,000 wristwatch

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McLaren unveils $200,000 wristwatch | ClassicCars.com Journal
Newest McLaren model: The RM 11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback, a chronograph | McLaren Automotive photos

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.

McLaren unveils $200,000 wristwatch | ClassicCars.com Journal
Design inspired by McLaren cars

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.

McLaren unveils $200,000 wristwatch | ClassicCars.com Journal
Concept version of McLaren Senna GTR racer

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.

 

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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