New technologies push people towards new frontiers were most of ideas arise and are brought to life. Time is permanetly take into consideration especially in the 21st century. A lot of work requires a lot of time and programming; people need to move faster so to be able to keep up with the pace. Thus, nowadays time and speed coexist perfectly.
Watches are the ones to illustrate time and how it mercilessly elapses and cars are the ones to help people fight the unstoppable. However, the cars presented here are engaged in a somewhat comfortable battle. Speed and comfort is almost all that one needs to reach his or her goal in time. This article takes into consideration some of the most amazing and complicated mechanical wristwatches and some of the world’s most expensive cars; what is most impressive is that both, watches and cars, are found in the same price range.
This Murcielago LP640, developed by the popular Italian brand, has been radically modified. The engine of this monster is a 6.5 liters V12, 6496 cc. The power that Murcielago’s engine provides reaches 640 hp at 8,000 rpm. Thus the car can accelerate from 0 to 62mph in about 3.4 seconds. It reaches a top speed of over 200mph.
Breguet Double Tourbillon belongs to the sphere of watchmaking grand complications. The double-tourbillon watch is housed in a 95% pure platinum case, 44 mm in diameter, with front and back sapphire crystals. It features the manually engraved image of the solar system. The steel Breguet hands of the blue hue are hand-wound. The in-house movement comprises 570 parts.
The Maybach 62 is in fact the first model of the brand after DaimlerChrysler brought it back to life. The car derived from a concept car, and namely from Mercedes-Benz Maybach. All in all Maybach is a perfect example of an ultra-luxurious car. The number of this Maybach represents the respective length of the car in decimetres. Maybach’s is a Mercedes-sourced 5.5-liter twin-turbo V12. It is able to generate 550 hp.
The watch is driven by a manual-wind Corum tourbillon movement. It provides the minute repeater function with a Cathedral chime sounding the hours, quarter hours or minutes. The watch with 42mm case is produced in a limited edition of 25 platinum and 25 18K rose or white gold pieces. The watch features double sapphire crystals and is 30-meter water-resistant.
This Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is both a sports car and supercar. It was developed in cooperation with DaimlerChrysler and McLaren Cars. A lot of people consider “SLR” to stand for “Sportlich, Leicht, Rennsport,” which means “Sport, Light, Racing”. The heart of the SLR is a supercharged 5439cc liter dry sumped 90 degree V8 engine. It provides 626 hp. Top speed of the car is 334 km/h (207mph).
The Piaget Limelight Party surprises by its unusual sphere shape inspired by disco balls. The watch is crafted in 18K white gold. In the heart of the timepiece there beats a Piaget 56P movement. The dial crafted in 18K polished and facetted white gold is paved with 114 brilliant-cut diamonds. The integrated black satin strap features 18K white gold folding clasp set with 10 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The German company created this supercar with an all-new 5.7 litre V10 engine, which is able to produce 612 hp. This Carrera GT can reach 100 km/h (62.5 mph) in just 3.9 seconds. The supercar’s top speed is 330 km/h (206 mph).
The Girard-Perregaux Opera Three is a mechanically refined timepiece with a unique ability of playing 12-second selections from Mozart and Tchaikovsky. The complicated watch is highly appreciated by avid watch collectors who dream of owning timepieces based upon traditional skills of creating miniature mechanical masterpieces.
This Ferrari F430 Spider not so long ago joined its brothers from the company’s V8-engined sports car range. It was unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. The car is powered by its new engine, having 490 hp, 4,308cc 90 V8. This one is able to push the car to a speed of 193 mph. Ferrari F430 can cover the 0-62 mph sprint in about 4.1 seconds.
F.P. Journe Sonnerie Souveraine required ten patents and six years of development. The timepiece with its special movement and sound may be compared to some mechanical praying mantis chiming gongs. The watch incorporates the grand-strike clock-watch that belongs to the most complicated horological creations, uniting a grand et petite sonnerie and a minute repeater.
This Ferrari has a 12-cylinder aspirated engine in a 65 V. Its cylinder capacity is 5,998 cc. The car provides an ultimate Formula 1 experience. The design of cylinder head shows Enzo’s Formula 1 origins. Among them one may find: “pentroof-type” combustion chamber, having 4 valves per cylinder. In addition there are inlet and exhaust ducts created in order to maximize the exhaust coefficients and combustion speed. Top speed of this elegant monster is over 350 km/h.
The watch’s creators, having contributed an enormous creative and emotional input, required 2,000 hours of hard work, including watch designing, thorough research and development, machine programming, the diamond-cutting, setting, casing and fine-tuning.
This Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is one of the most powerful and expensive cars in the world ($1,192,000). It also world’s fastest street-legal production automobile. The car is powered by a W16 engine and its top speed reaches 407 km/h (253 mph). Bugatti Veyron 16.4 is built by Volkswagen AG’s subsidiary called Bugatti Automobiles SAS. The name comes from a famous racing driver Pierre Veyron, who was victorious in the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1939, when his racing car was an original Bugatti.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle the most expensive wristwatch ever created ($1,500,000). The company’s watchmakers developed the most complicated double-face watch that incorporated sixteen different horological complications and astronomical indications. Among the complicated functions provided by the timepiece there is a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, a tourbillon, second time zone, the equation of time, sunset time, as well as the night sky representation. The watch consists of 834 tiny parts. its creation required more than 10,000 hours of research and development. Vacheron Constantin produced the Tour de I’lle in a strictly limited edition of seven pieces.
that much for a watch? Its more fair if the watch comes with the car, not cost a car itself
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