Watches and cars

Robert-Jan Broer
September 29, 2004
Watches and cars

Yesterday evening I was watching a rerun of Top Gear, where I noticed that one of the gueststars had a Panerai on his wrist. One of the presentators wears an Omega Seamaster Pro if I looked correctly last time. In watchmagazines, a great deal of interviews reveal that one who appreciates nice timepieces, also appreciates nice cars. The Rolex Daytona (or Cosmograph) and the Omega Speedmaster probably were one of the first few wristwatches that were specially designed for carraces. Followed by the Heuer chronograph models. Heuer also made chronographs for ‘on board’, and Sinn still produces ‘on board’ chronographs.

Photo by Horloge Platform Nederland

Anyway, when I just was reading this article on watches and cars, I really had to think about the author’s associations between certain watch and carbrands. Here is my own list, based on quality and image:

Rolex Day-Date = Mercedes Benz S600
Omega Speedmaster Pro = Porsche 911 Carrera 2
IWC Doppelchronograph = Audi S8
Panerai Powerreserve (PAM0027) = BMW M3
JaegerLeCoultre Reverso XGT Grande Reserve = Jaguar XJR
Rolex Daytona = Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
Chronoswiss Delphis = Austin Healey
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo = Bentley Continental GT
Sinn Finanzplatzwecker = Saab 9-5
Tag Heuer Monaco = Alfa Romeo GTA

What is your list? If you want to share your list, click the ‘Comments’-button below this post.


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Robert-Jan Broer

Ever since he was a young child, Robert-Jan was drawn to watches, even though it were digital Casio and quartz Swatch models at the time. In the mid-1990s, his interest increased when he started to read about mechanical watches in... read more

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