The Artisans de Genève La Barrichello Watch Costs More Than a 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette
Former Formula 1 race driver Rubes Barrichello has teamed up with Swiss watchmaking shop Artisans de Genève to created a timepiece based on a Rolex chassis. The watch is, of course, inspired by the mechanics of Barrichello’s former F1 cars and has been heavily customized - with plenty of class, that is - to the driver’s personal preference. Oh, and yeah, it’s more expensive than the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. We’ll get to that in a minute.
Hey, Chevrolet, Where’s Our Corvette C8-Inspired Watch?
Ask any car guy you know about the industry’s hottest topic of the year, and we’re willing to bet our lunch money that 99-percent will answer “the 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette, duh!” And for good reason. The new Corvette C8 is not only a massive shift in paradigm for Chevrolet as it adopts a mid-mounted V-8 for the first time in history but also a worthy adversary for its competitors. Again, we’re not talking just about performance here, which is on par with what’s expected from a car of this ilk. No, sir. We’re talking about the immense value-for-money the C8 Corvette will offer once it hits the market. Priced at just under $60,000, the new Vette looks on the brink of (hopefully) poaching customers from Lamborghini, Porsche, McLaren, Ferrari, and even Bentley, if we are to believe Chevy’s statement that the C8 has grand touring abilities. On that note, here’s our question: when are we going to see a Corvette C8-inspired watch?
This $24,000 Grand Seiko Watch Celebrates the Nissan GT-R
Slowly but steadily approaching its retirement, the mighty Godzilla of the automotive world has been receiving facelifts and special editions as part of Nissan’s strategy to keep buyer interest as high as possible. But there’s no denying that the R35 Nissan GT-R is an aging beast. One that, should you ask for our two cents, has aged exquisitely. Speaking of getting old and all that, 2019 marked a massive milestone for the Nissan GT-R: 50 years since the first generation GT-R say daylight wearing the “Skyline” moniker. The year was 1969. And that’s precisely what Grand Seiko wanted to encapsulate with a special-edition, limited-run watch that kills two birds with one stone: celebrate five decades of the GT-R and two decades of Grand Seiko’s Spring Drive chronograph.
Polar Ignite Fitness Watch
The fitness industry has seen a sharp surge in recent years, with working out and staying active in general becoming some sort of cool and trendy things to do. Sure, staying fit can bring a rainfall of benefits to both your body and mind, but thanks to the internet and consumerism, it’s becoming more and more a branch of the fashion industry. Fashionable as it may be at the moment, working out a sweat hasn’t lost its health boosting properties. After all, your body is one of the few things you cannot cheat on. Now, thanks to the advances in technology, the average Joe out there can instantly get access to some of his body’s parameters by simply wearing a fitness watch or a fitness bracelet. It’s that simple these days. Such a fitness watch is Polar’s freshly-released Ignite. Let’s see what it brings extra to the table.
MB&F’s HM7 Red Platinum Watch Has a Six-Figure Price Tag
In the vast world of timepieces, MB&F has made a name for itself by creating some of the most eccentric watches you can buy today. Don’t get ahead of yourselves just yet, the price tags are coined in such a way to reflect the creativity and the precious materials that go into such a watch, but it’s the place the inspiration comes from that entices the most. Like, in this case, where the MB&F HM7 has been inspired by a jellyfish. Wait until you find out its price, though.
TAG Heuer Autavia Collection
Few brands share a concrete-solid connection with motorsport. Subsequently, very few watchmakers have been involved in racing disciplines as TAG Heuer. So those familiar with the brand’s heritage will undoubtedly like this: TAG Heuer is bringing back the Autavia with a classy interpretation illustrated by a collection that comprises five watches.
A Jacob & Co. Oil Pump Watch Costs More Than a Ferrari
Jacob & Co. has just launched another jaw-dropping wristwatch that blends together art, modern tech, and old-school watchmaking. Come to think of it, you’ll need two jaws for Jacob & Co.’s latest chef d’oeuvre: one for when you see it and the second for when you learn its price tag. According to HypeBeast, the watch will wear a price tag of $380,000.
7 Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Get On Amazon
Mother’s Day is one of the best opportunities to show your mother how much you love her. Then again, you should really do that throughout the whole year. Now, for those of you who are not overflowing with creativity when it comes to Mother’s Day gifts or gifts in general, we assembled a list we think might come in handy. All the products are selected off Amazon’s Mother’s Day gifts offer and cover a variety of items and interests.
Of course, even if you don’t buy the exact presents suggested here, they could provide inspiration towards something else. Either way, we’re more than happy to help.