Top 10 Best Watches For Car Enthusiasts — Part 1

Watches are a common part of one’s everyday life. Whether it’s a digital watch, an analogue watch, or a smartwatch, most people in the world own one or more. A little lesson down in history: the first modern watch powered by batteries came about in the 1960s. Since then, watches have come a long way, indeed.

A select few take watches to be their pride and joy and even consider them an investment with some watches selling for millions of dollars. Now if you’re a car enthusiast, there are watches that make a style statement for you and tell the world that you love cars. Some of them are quite affordable while the rest are best left for the millionaires and billionaires of the world.

Irrespective of how much you’re willing to spend, there is a watch for the passionate car enthusiast in you in this list:

RS Chrono Bayer 5M

RS Chrono is a brand dedicated to bringing together automotive legends, automotive design, and carefully crafted timepieces. Until now, RS Chrono has created quite a few designs based on the wheels of several legendary cars. This watch in question features a black stainless steel strap and an iconic wheel design as the dial. 

RS Chrono Bayer

The red watch hands stand out against the white wheel in the background. It is available in several different colour and strap options. The design of this watch is quite obviously based on the legendary and elaborate alloy wheel design of the first-generation BMW M5. If you were wondering where the name for this watch came from, Bayer stands for the B in BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke in German) and 5M is the M5. Quite cheeky, don’t you think? Here are a few BMW M5 cars for sale in the UAE.

RS Chrono Bayer 5M: AED 356

RS Chrono Vorsprung RS7 Green

Yet another chronometer from RS Chrono and this one too is based on the wheel design of a fantastic car. Yes, this one too gets a cheeky name. Vorsprung is indicative of Audi’s widely used slogan ‘Vorsprung Durch Technik’ which is German for ‘Progress Through Technology’. RS7 quite obviously is indicative of the car in question.

RS Chrono RS7

It is the Audi RS7’s iconic wheel design that forms the dial on this watch. We picked the Green shade simply because it is very attractive and loud. However, this too, like other RS Chrono watches, is available in multiple colour options and one can pick from various strap options. Here are a few Audi RS7 cars for sale in the UAE.

RS Chrono Vorsprung RS7 Green: AED 356

Omologato Imola Acque Minerali

If you’re a motorsport fan, the name ‘Imola’ is sure to evoke certain unexplainable emotions in you. Imola is one of the most iconic racetracks in the world and arguably one of the most challenging as well. It was at this track that the legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna lost his life. Many others did too.

Omologato Imola

This particular watch from Omologato however, pays tribute to one particular corner on Imola named Acque Minerali. It is an infamous and technical corner. One that saw many legendary rivalries over the decades. It is claimed that Enzo Ferrari himself was present in person at the site while this part of Imola was being constructed in 1953.

One thing is undeniably certain. It is a cool feeling to wear a timepiece with Acque Minerali on it while watching an F1 race with those cars going around this corner unbelievably fast.

Omologato Imola Acque Minerali: AED 1,819

Omologato Le Mans Racing Black

24 Hours Of Le Mans. Does the name ring a bell? If it does, this watch will certainly interest you. If it doesn’t ring a bell, well, Le Mans is a circuit in France that hosts the infamous 24-hour endurance race that has seen several legendary drivers and battles over the decades. This circuit and race puts both man and machine to the test and this watch is a homage to it.

Omologato Le Mans Racing

Since the race takes place at night and day, the watch features Black to signify the darkness at night. It also features the legendary Gulf Racing colours. Three-time Le Mans winner Andre Lotterer is an Omologato ambassador and even owns one of these iconic timepieces.

Omologato Le Mans Racing Black: AED 1,771

Omologato Weissach

With this being the third Omologato watch on this list, it is quite obvious that Omologato is doing all the right stuff in catering to car enthusiasts’ timepiece needs, just like Weissach is catering to car development needs.

Omologato Weissach

Weissach is an R&D centre and test track in Germany that has developed many excellent and legendary high-performance Porsche cars over the years. Located near the Porsche factory, Weissach developed almost all generations of the Porsche 911 and then a few other Porsche motorsport legends like the 959, 961, etc. This watch with its Black colour, Gloss Black hour & minute needles, and the iconic Acid Yellow seconds needles certainly looks the part. 

Omologato Weissach: AED 1,890

REC Watches P51 Eleanor

‘Gone In 60 Seconds’ is sure to feature high on the list of every petrolhead’s favourite movies. Yes, the plot is about stealing cars and it doesn’t really teach moral values. However, the cars in the movie certainly left young petrolheads in awe. Among the long list of cars, there is one that stands out — Eleanor.

REC Watches Eleanor

It is a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback decked in a beautiful shade of Grey, with a custom body kit, riding on attractive alloy wheels. Only a handful of these cars were built for the movie and only three were sold/auctioned to the public. This particular timepiece by REC Watches was built using Eleanor parts and pieces and this makes it more authentic. If you’re a diehard fan of Eleanor, this watch is a must-have. It is a limited edition and only 498 of these watches will be made!

REC Watches P51 Eleanor: AED 6,224

Tag Heuer Monaco X Gulf

Both Monaco and Gulf are iconic names in the motorsport world. Monaco refers to the legendary street circuit in the little but wealthy country of Monaco. Gulf on the other hand refers to the Gulf Motorsport teams and their iconic colours that were found in various motorsport categories over the decades. 

Tag Heuer Gulf

Well-known watch manufacturer Tag Heuer developed this timepiece with a classic feel, incorporating Gulf stripes on the dial. The Monaco branding too, is present. The Tag Heuer Monaco X Gulf also won the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève award for Most Iconic Watch 2022.

Tag Heuer Monaco X Gulf: AED 30,400

Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Mustang

A tribute to the first-generation Mustang by Breitling. It doesn’t really get better than this for Mustang enthusiasts. In the world of watches, Breitling is one of the biggest names, having developed and manufactured some of the most exclusive watches in the world. Willy Breitling was the former president of Breitling and he created a series of timepieces named Top Time.

Today, Top Time series of watches are dedicated to legendary names in the automotive world, and ‘Mustang’ certainly is one of the most legendary names. With the Mustang pony logo and stripes right under the Breitling logo on the 1965 Mustang-inspired Green dial, the B01 Ford Mustang surely is an iconic timepiece. There are hundreds of Ford Mustang cars for sale in the UAE.

Breitling Top Time B01 Ford Mustang: AED 29,925

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback

Made by Porsche Design, the 1919 Chrontimer Flyback obviously takes inspiration from a Porsche car. It is the Porsche 911 that inspired the creation of this timepiece. The Porsche 911 is one of the all-time greats in the sports car world and its clean design combined with great performance proves to be a great inspiration for this watch.

Porsche Design Watch

Titanium is an indispensable material in the creation of a performance car and this watch’s body is made of Titanium. The leather in the strap is taken from the same material that is used to create Porsche car seats. There are various colours on offer and the watch can be styled to match your Porsche 911. There are several Porsche 911 cars for sale in the UAE.

Porsche Design 1919 Chronotimer Flyback: AED 22,694

Singer Reimagined Track 1 Emirates Edition

This gorgeous timepiece too, is inspired by a Porsche 911. Although, it isn’t actually made by Porsche. Singer Vehicle Design is an American brand that manufacturers redesigned and reimagined Porsche 911 models. Its main product is the Porsche 964 but heavily modified with modern underpinnings replacing the old drivetrain and suspension from 1989.

Singer Emirates Watch

The Singer Reminagined Track 1 Emirates Edition was created specifically for the UAE and takes a Khaki Green Singer 911 as its inspiration. It looks absolutely exquisite, and the dial is quite obviously inspired by the instrumentation on the Singer Porsche. The Chronograph also features bespoke finishing.

Singer Reimagined Track 1 Emirates Edition: AED 218,319

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan STO Carbon 45MM

Roger Dubuis Hyperwatch, the Swiss watch manufacturer known for exquisite watches teamed up with Lamborghini for this particular watch. It is an homage to the Lamborghini Huracan STO and the details on the timepiece make it quite obvious. 

Roger Dubuis Huracan STO

The Lamborghini Huracan STO is a loud supercar, both in the way it sounds and looks. This Roger Dubuis timepiece perfectly imbibes the loud styling of the Huracan STO. The bright orange and blue colours are in your face and make quite a statement. It is the perfect watch if you own or plan to own a Huracan STO. Check out several Lamborghini Huracan supercars for sale in the UAE.

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Huracan STO Carbon 45MM: Approx. AED 456,410

Jacob&Co Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon

This is the one watch connoisseurs lust after. However, it is extremely difficult to source one of these watches, and then comes the price tag! It is an exclusive watch and the perfect way to show off one’s wealth. Quite obviously, the Bugatti Chiron hypercar is the inspiration for this timepiece and the attention to detail on it is astounding and mesmerising. 

Jacob&Co Tourbillon

With over 530 moving parts, this Tourbillon mimics the W16 engine that powers the Bugatti Chiron. It is complete with 16 pistons arranged in the W format and two turbochargers, all in the dial of your watch. Push the crown of the timepiece, and the W16 engine comes to life. It is the perfect accessory if you own a Bugatti Chiron or the perfect investment if you don’t. Prices for this timepiece only keep increasing.

Jacob&Co Bugatti Chiron Tourbillon: Approx. AED 1.10 Million

Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic

Just when you thought car enthusiast watches can’t get more expensive than the Tourbillon, in comes the Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic. This award-winning watch takes the classic 24 Hours of Le Mans races as its inspiration and nails it. The fonts and the colours are period specific.

Richard Mille Le Mans

The White and Green theme also adds to the nostalgia of the Le Mans Classic race. Only 150 of these timepieces will be produced. This is one of the must-owns for millionaires and billionaires who love cars and have a collection of cars.

Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic: Approx. AED 1.39 Million

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