closely related to the world of high-end cars, the luxury watch industry incorporates similar values, designs and aspects of performance into a small-scale accessory. This offers the opportunity to view some of the most valuable timepieces alongside the world’s rarest and most exclusive automotive examples. As part of the community of watch enthusiasts, we look to the best examples as ambitious ‘Holy Grail’ pieces that represent success and status. With Monterey Car Week 2022 fast approaching, watch collectors and enthusiasts are gearing up for the special occasion by releasing heavyweight pieces to showcase during the easy affair.
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For those still contemplating what to include in the watch roll of the week, we’ve compiled a list of the best luxury watches for men to wear at Monterey Car Week 2022. Shop any of the luxury watches featured in this special duPont REGISTRY offer by clicking on the links. below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more news and releases on upcoming luxury watches.
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition
This revolutionary watch unites two worlds, namely micro-mechanics and the extreme performance of Formula One™️. The Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant Formula One™️ team is based in Silverstone, England, close to the iconic circuit. With this in mind, the Girard-Perregaux Laureato Absolute Chronograph Aston Martin F1 Edition is limited to 306 pieces, the total distance that drivers Lance Stroll and Sebastian Vettel will aim to cover on race day (5.891 km x 52 laps) at the British Grand Prix 2022.
Pilot’s Watch IWC Schaffhausen Chronograph 41 “Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team” Edition
The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph 41 “Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team” Edition is the first official team watch created by IWC as part of a long-standing partnership with the team. The 41 millimeter pilot’s chronograph is crafted from lightweight and remarkably stiff grade 5 titanium. Offering the highest strength-to-density ratio of any metal, titanium is also widely used in automotive engineering to produce automotive parts subject to immense stress, such as engine valves.
Jacob & Co. Twin-Turbo Furious Bugatti
The Twin Turbo Furious takes the exceptionally cool and uniquely complex Twin Turbo concept and takes it to the next level by adding a monopusher chronograph and Pit Board time difference calculator to the triple-axis double tourbillon and decimal minute repeater of the original. With its carefully decorated and hand-assembled 832 components, the Twin Turbo Furious is a true grand complication masterpiece that offers a singular combination of ultra-high-end mechanisms, all exclusive to Jacob & Co.
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Jaeger-LeCoulter Reverso Tribute
The history of the Reverso began in 1931. With its rectangular and reversible dial, its simple and refined lines, its iconic gadroons, this Art Deco-style watch revolutionized the art of watchmaking. In homage to this glorious past, the Reverso Tribute Small Seconds revives the codes of the first Reverso born in the 1930s and their sumptuous colored dials. This new interpretation with a customizable reverse features a deeply intense green dial. On the wrist, this green shimmers with vibrant reflections under the light.
MB&F LM sequential EVO
Designed by one of MB&F’s earliest collaborators and friends, Stephen McDonnell, LM Sequential EVO explodes the current limits of what the brand thought luxury chronographs could do. Much like the 2015 Legacy Machine Perpetual, Stephen McDonnell’s last major movement for MB&F, LM Sequential EVO involved a back-to-the-drawing-board approach to the most basic assumptions about chronograph construction.
Retail price: $180,000
Omega x Swatch Bioceramic Moonswatch
These playful tributes to the planets celebrate the collaboration between the brave company that saved the Swiss watch industry and the iconic maker of the Speedmaster Moonwatch. What puts this collection into orbit is the fusion of the most innovative Swatch BIOCERAMIC material with the key design elements of Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. There’s the asymmetrical case, the iconic “dot in ninety” on the tachymeter scale and the Speedmaster’s distinctive sub-dials.
Richard Mille RM 65-01 Split-Seconds Chronograph
The RM 65-01 is Richard Mille’s interpretation of a highly complex motorsport-inspired chronograph. It fully embodies a technical approach thanks to the combination of several additional functions, a very specific architecture and first-class aesthetics. The RM 65-01 is constructed with a highly specialized gearbox design for winding, date and hand setting functions.
Retail price: $310,000
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Aventador S Carbon
Housing the iconic RD103SQ in a ceramic composite fiber (CCF) and titanium case, the Excalibur Aventador S was the first horological expression of this high-speed partnership. Now in pristine white and limited to just eight pieces, the line-exclusive Excalibur Aventador S features a range of easily identifiable design elements taken directly from its motorized alter ego, with twin 45-degree balance-springs, strut bars, a power reserve with racing codes and an Alcantara strap.
Detail Price: $208,000
Rolex Daytona Cosmograph
Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear and, depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sporting and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetic. The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is designed for enthusiasts of driving and speed.
TAG Heuer Monaco
The first Monaco equipped with an in-house Heuer 02 movement. Vintage and timeless design faithful to the original blue Monaco with a square face and an 80-hour power reserve. The elegant 39 mm steel case is polished and finely brushed. It captures light from all angles. Beneath the elegant domed glass, an angled window at 6 o’clock displays the date. Silver interval markers and hour and minute hands appeal to the eye