The owner's chassis number will be engraved on each watch, and only one watch will be made for each of the 24 cars built.
Hennessey Special Vehicles is on the verge of potentially setting the new production car speed record with its new Venom F5 hypercar. The F5 is a massive deal to them, as it's the culmination of years of effort to create from the ground up a hypercar that will compete against the best. To commemorate this, they wanted owners to feel even more special than just owning one of 24 vehicles, so they partnered with Paris-based watch experts Skeleton Concept to release the Hennessey Venom F5 Concept Watch.
The watch is based on the Rolex Daytona 4130, but this won't be just another car-themed watch. It will truly be something special, as the limited edition chronographs will be inspired by and paired with the owner's individual vehicles by way of an inscribed chassis number.
All the watches will then be housed in a transparent sapphire crystal case, enabling the viewer an unobstructed 360-degree view of the gorgeous piece. The watch will then be finished with a carbon-fiber bezel and engraved with a high-contrast tachymetric scale allowing wearers to measure speeds up to 248 mph (400 km/h). Lastly, no need to worry about the band clashing with your vehicle as it will be color matched to the car's exact hue too.
Now, this isn't just a watch collaboration that was phoned in, not that we would expect it to be. No, Hennessey wanted something that was engineered to exact precision with the highest quality materials. It starts with the Sapphire case that is created out of aluminum oxide heated to over 3,092°F. They then cool that crystal down, inspect it meticulously, and then machine it 24 hours a day for 30 days. Once it's deemed finished, it is then taken and polished, ready to house the $200,000 chronograph.
The meticulousness and high quality of the watch are only something that can be matched by a $2.1 million, 1,817-horsepower hypercar. There aren't many other watches like this out there, barring the ones coming from Aston Martin or Rolls Royce, and they're better suited behind the wheel of world record-breaking vehicles than anywhere else.
"Hennessey has enhanced the engineering of high-performance vehicles for more than 30 years, a process that led ultimately to the creation of our $3M hypercar - the Hennessey Venom F5," said Alex Roys, Hennessey COO. "The car pushes the boundary of possibility through advanced engineering, a parallel we've brought to the watch that heroes engineering with its unique and beautiful sapphire case."