Six Automotive Inspired Timepieces

Cars and watches just seem to go together, be it a purpose built watch for keeping time while racing or one inspired by the instruments of a classic race car, it seems most car guys are watch enthusiasts too. 

Below are six of my current favorite automotive-inspired timepieces, one of for just about every budget. Each one created by people passionate about motorsports, cars, and watches. Did you favorite not make the list? Share your favorite automotive-inspired watch in the comments below. 

Each timepiece is accompanied by a book that commemorates Chip Ganassi 
Racing Teams' 145 wins from 1994 to 2011. The commemorative book 
and limited edition timepiece are presented in a carbon fiber display box.

(Currently on Sale)

Autodromo Monoposto
This Automatic Chronograph was produced in a Limited Edition of 500 pieces, 
with 200 black dials, 200 silver dials, and 100 in Azzurro. Each piece is 
individually numbered and lavishly presented in a numbered collector’s box.


Inspired by one of the most historic race tracks in California, known for the famous 
Corkscrew and host to some of the most prestigious racing series in the world.  
Only 50 handmade First Edition pieces will be made available.


The MKI is the most accessible version of the original ‘Lightweight’ limited edition watch by reproducing many of its design features but substituting the white gold and aluminum of the Lightweight’s case for a slimmer version in polished stainless steel.


Autodromo Group B Evoluzione
Inspired by the radical Group B rally cars this watch uses a light 
aluminum case and a Japanese Miyota 9015 automatic movement.


The Straton watch is inspired by classic Chronograph and comes with a 22mm 
Leather rally strap with Stainless Steel Buckle as well as 2 racing inspired 
NATO straps allowing you to customize the watch to your own personal style.


Main Image by Straton Watches.