With over a hundred new launches and world premieres, the Geneva Motor Show promises plenty of surprises for petrol heads. WorldTempus is partial to a finely tuned machine, whether horological or automotive, so we decided to have some fun choosing the perfect car/watch pairings.
Aston Martin Vanquish S & Richard Mille RM 07-01
British car maker Aston Martin and watchmaker Richard Mille both pair the iconic designs of their luxury products with cutting-edge technologies and futuristic materials.
The extreme watchmaker recently unveiled two new women’s models, the RM 07-01 and the RM 037, in diamond-set NTPT carbon, a material originally developed for racing yachts because of its superior strength and lightness.
The external design of the second-generation Aston Martin Vanquish S follows the company’s celebrated aesthetic codes, but it also has a new carbon fibre front splitter, revised inlet manifolds and rear diffuser with quad exhaust tailpipes to go with its 600 bhp V12 engine.
Ford Fiesta et Tiffany & Co. East West® Mini
The Ford Fiesta, a classic city car, is back this year with a new look, in not just one but several new models. And we’re going to pair it with Tiffany & Co’s bold East West® Mini. With its elongated rectangular case and a dial rotated 90° to the right, this striking design is a quirky watch, while still making elegance a priority.
Like the new Ford Fiesta, the Tiffany & Co. East West® Mini comes in several flavours (a range of materials, colours, dials and straps) to suit a variety of tastes.
Smart Electric Drive & de Grisogono Tondo by Night
Since its launch in 1998, the Smart has become something of a cult object. The little German car is a modern urban classic and, love it or hate it, it’s certainly unique. Like the Smart, de Grisogono watches also have their own inimitable aesthetic.
The original and contemporary Tondo by Night is a collection designed exclusively for women, featuring brightly coloured watches in white, yellow, pink, green, purple and orange, with a diamond-set rotor visible on the dial side.
Mini Countryman & Panerai Luminor Due
The Countryman is a versatile workhorse, and it’s also the biggest Mini to leave the production line since the model was first introduced 57 years ago.
The immediately identifiable Panerai Luminor Due shares the Countryman’s bold styling. With a reduced depth of 10.5 mm, the new Luminor Due watches are the thinnest Luminors ever made. But the diameter and design of the Panerai case needed no revision—they are what define the house style.
Toyota Yaris & Bubble de Corum
This year the Toyota Yaris is back with a new, updated look. This urban warrior has freshly rounded curves and revised cabin styling. Reflecting a relatively modern trend, two-tone livery is now possible by pairing a black roof with a grey, white, red or blue body.
The iconic Bubble by Corum is a logical companion for the Yaris. Like the car, it’s all about curves. The feature that differentiates this piece from other watches—and from the brand’s other collections—is its boldly domed sapphire crystal.
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