Ford Mustang, Shelby Cobra, Chevy Corvette Inspire $47k Breitling Tourbillon Watches

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Luxury watchmaker Breitling has unveiled a special new tourbillon watch, and three designs are available as part of the Top Time Classic Cars Tourbillon collection, one of which is inspired by the Ford Mustang. Based on Breitling's relatively new Caliber B21 movement for the Premier Tourbillon, the watch is both a tourbillon and a chronograph. The former is made of solid gold and houses the balance wheel and spring, as well as the escapement within a rotating cage, which offsets the canceling pull of gravity.

As mentioned, there are three designs in the collection, with the Chevrolet Corvette and Shelby Cobra completing the range. All have the same movement and construction, but each gets unique finishes.

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The Ford Mustang version has a bronze case paired with a green dial, the latter a nod to the color of the first-generation 1964 Ford Mustang's gauge cluster. Porsche's Chronograph 1 inspired by the 911 S/T pulls a similarly viridescent trick, and the retro vibes are lovely. However, we would not typically associate a bronze hue with the 'Stang.

Then there's the Shelby Cobra version, which looks a bit less flashy with its black ceramic case and blue dial. This classy elegance suits the classic racer and is our pick of the bunch, but if you want something that looks a little less sporty, the Chevy Corvette model may be up your alley. This has the same case as the Cobra version, but its dial appears with a walnut burl finish. All versions come with a perforated leather strap.

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Breitling makes some of the finest car-themed watches on the market, and that comes at a cost, especially when a tourbillon movement is featured. Each of the timepieces in this collection costs $47,000... which is more than it costs to get a V8-powered Mustang GT Premium. One can't help but wonder who these watches are actually aimed at, especially when there's nothing on any of the watches to identify their respective inspirations. Still, things could be worse - Bugatti's rose gold timepiece costs deep six figures.

If you'd prefer something Ford-themed and a little cheaper, Breitling also makes a watch inspired by the Ford Thunderbird, and this costs only five figures.

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Source Credits: Robb Report

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