They were developed with Swiss master watchmakers Bovet 1822.
In a period of fewer than two weeks, three of the world's elite automakers have all revealed ultra-exclusive watches. Bugatti came first with its new line of smartwatches and Aston Martin followed with its own stunning timepiece. Not to be outdone, Rolls-Royce has just unveiled its own timepieces in collaboration with Swiss master watchmakers Bovet 1822.
As the name implies, these timepieces have been designed for owners of the new coachbuilt Rolls-Royce Boat Tail. Considering the convertible's $28-million price tag - equivalent to over 50 Phantom sedans - it's little surprise that the timepieces are worthy of the car that is said to have been purchased by Beyonce and Jay-Z.
These are much more than wristwatches. Their meticulous construction aside, the pair of reversible tourbillon timepieces can be worn as a normal watch or used as a pocket timepiece, a pendant, or placed within its special spot in the Boat Tail convertible's dashboard. The development and manufacturing of the timepieces and the dashboard holder took 3,000 hours.
Both lady's and gentleman's timepieces are made as a pair and feature 18K white gold cases. The front dials make use of the same Caleidolegno veneer used for the Boat Tail convertible's stunning rear deck. The intricate detailing doesn't stop there; on the reverse side, the gentleman's timepiece has an aventurine dial complete with a celestial arrangement.
The lady's reverse side is embellished with a miniature painting of a flower bouquet. The colors on the timepiece were carefully matched to those featured on the car itself and another special touch is a small version of the famous Spirit of Ecstasy sculpture. As for that tourbillon, this feature ensures complete time accuracy as normal watches that are left unused for an extended amount of time can lose their accuracy due to the effect of gravity on their moving parts.
"Rolls-Royce Boat Tail is a pure expression of owners' interests, influences and passions, with every detail minutely considered," said Torsten Muller-Otvos, Rolls-Royce CEO. "We have enjoyed working with Bovet 1822 to create a pair of exquisite timepieces that also serve as Boat Tail's dashboard clocks."