Spyker, the Dutch supercar maker who recently acquired Saab, has launched a limited edition timepieces collection, just in time for Christmas. Spyker chronographs celebrates the brand’s 24 Hours of Le Mans participation, and have an exquisite design that resembles the style of their high-end cars. We’ve seen a picture of this model with carbon fiber case, and it was superb. Prices ranging from US$ 9,750 / € 7,500 to US$30,500 / € 23,500.
Designed and engineered by renowned watch and luxury goods expert, Thierry Chaunu of Expression D’Artistes International S.A., the Spyker-branded chronographs are available in solid 18K grey or rose gold finishes, each of which is limited to a run of 250, or in polished steel or matt black titanium finishes, each of which is limited to a run of 1000 each. The quilted leather bracelets, available in Dutch Spyker Orange, Black Anthracite or Blanc de Blanc white, are hand-stitched in France using Royal Dutch Hulshof leather, the very same as the hides that are specified for Spyker’s supercar interiors.
As you’d expect from a timepiece entirely manufactured in Geneva by the very best watchmakers and craftsmen, each boasts meticulous and precise detailing. The bezel carries Spyker’s timeless Latin motto: NULLA TENACI INVIA EST VIA – ‘For the tenacious no road is impassable’ – while the crownreplicates the Dutch brand’s wire-spoke and propeller bonnet badge. The chronographs’ pushbuttons mimic Spyker exhaust pipes, while the steel “bouchonné” dial – complete with gauges indicating hours, minutes, seconds, and 42-hour power reserve – replicates the turned aluminium finish of the luxury supercar’s dashboard. Even the Valjoux caliber 7750 automatic mechanical movement sports a rotor that is inspired by the design of the Spyker C8 Aileron’s Rotorblade wheels. These exclusive watches are water resistant to 100 metres and are individually numbered.