17 Nov
Remove the timepiece from the dashboard of the Bugatti Galibier 16C and wear it on your wrist

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A couple weeks back we attended the unveiling of the Bugatti Galibier 16C, during which we were also introduced to the concept car’s signature watch, the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Tourbillon. Esteemed Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier was commissioned to build a timepiece worthy of one of the most ambitious vehicles ever imagined, and designed one with the ability to transform itself into four different timepieces according to the needs of its owner. After all, if you’re going to drop $200K (just speculation) on a watch for your car, you might as well be able to wear that timepiece on your wrist as well, right?

The watch was inspired by the first generation of true grand tour motoring vehicles in the 1920s and 30s, where “every element of the world’s finest motorcars was expected to represent the last word in luxury and craftsmanship. At a time when the two pinnacles of mechanical genius were the watch and the motorcar, the clock fitted to the dashboard of such legendary saloon cars as the original 4-door version of the Bugatti Type 57 were noted, like the cars they adorned, for their consummate elegance and impeccable performance.” Problem is, will Bugatti include this watch with the car? On one hand, if you buy a $1.5 million car, you expect it to come fully optioned. On the other hand, no one’s going to throw in a $200,000 watch for free anywhere — that’s about an eighth of the entire pricetag of the car. Guess we’ll see if Bugatti ever decides to make the Galibier…

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