Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek
Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek

Drive Time: 5 Ultra-Luxe Auto-Inspired Watches

The same urge we get to buy a fancy car makes us salivate over 200-component mechanical timekeepers. Here are five to rev your engines.
Bremont Jaguar MKIII
Bremont Jaguar MKIII

If you can’t have a Jag in your garage, settle for one on your wrist. $4,850; bremont.com.

Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set Design: Dave Bryant

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18
TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 18

Based on the company’s earliest racing watches, this redesign has a compact face and sleek vintage styling. $5,450; tagheuer.com.

Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set Design: Dave Bryant

Omega Seamaster Bullhead
Omega Seamaster Bullhead

Created with actual drivers in mind, bullhead chronographs put the stopwatch buttons on top for easier access at the wheel. $9,600; omegawatches.com.

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Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra
Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra

Like its namesake, a tiny British sports car with a big Ford engine, this Swiss timepiece puts maximal function into a minimal package. $4,450; baume-et-mercier.com.

 

Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set Design: Dave Bryant

Autodromo Group B
Autodromo Group B

Group B was an early-1980s racing phenomenon—like Nascar but faster and a lot more dangerous. The Autodromo has the same souped-up look, reckless bravado not included. $925; autodromo.com.

Photographer: Daniel Scott for Bloomberg Businessweek; Set Design: Dave Bryant