If you’re going to produce world-class sports cars, you’re going to need the timepieces to go with them. It’s a time-honored rule that’s been followed by Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Bugatti, to name just a few. And now that the Saab takeover is out of the way, Spyker is preparing to join their ranks.
The collection will be officially launched at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this coming June, but a few details have already been released. Geneva-based timesmiths Expressions d’Artistes International will be crafting the collection wich will include pieces crafted in steel, white gold and rose gold, and feature such complications as date indicators and power reserve meters. They’ll all bear Spyker’s trademark steampunk-style decor, from the machine-turned metal found on Spyker dashboards to the Hulshof leather from their bucket seats, which will be used for the wrist-straps.
The first of these timepieces will be the 44mm wide case Spyker Chronograph. Inside the watch is an automatic chronograph movement with a power reserve indicator complication. It is a modified and decorated Swiss ETA 7750 movement. You can see the movement through the sapphire caseback window.
Spyker Chronograph is going to be priced at between $9,750 (in steel) up to $30,500 (in rose gold), with some pricing in between. Spyker watches are going to be made entirely in Switzerland, and the watches are to be limited edition, with 100 pieces per style.