The famous Swiss made Jacob & Co Bugatti Chiron watch is a luxury item that really makes a statement. Two statements in fact. First, you have $280,000 lying around for a watch and secondly, you love engines – petrol engines, not electric motors.
It is a tour de force of miniature engineering.
But what about us basic bitch petrolheads with a few grand to devote to all things watch related? Well Get Your Motor Running has a homage on Kickstarter to that Jacob & Co piece.
There’s no brand name on the dial, but the same aspiration to create a petrolhead’s delight underpins the project. It’s been fully funded and the intro price is just $650 – so yeah, affordable too.
Yes, you can push a button and parts move inside the engine bay. That’s a pub conversation starter. It’s big at 50mm across, and thick too, with tiny shocks inside the case that sits high on the wrist. Not gonna lie, it isn’t very practical, but for a day out at a car show or the racetrack – yeah, why not?
There are a range of colours, including a bright Italian red. Handy.
If you fancy it, find out more here.