Classic cars have inspired a lot of things, like yachts, key chains and even high-end timepieces. Capturing the essence of these cars is what they are set on doing, and certainly done so well in the past as we showed in our coverage of Watches inspired by classic cars. Now Adriao Valente has taken a step in this direction by creating the limited edition timepieces called the AV-L001, inspired by the Lamborghini cars. Capturing the designing essence and the use of bright colors, these watches would match those who drive cars from the Italian carmaker, and can afford the $35,100 price tag.
Made of Karbonyte, which is an alloy using carbon fiber element, there are a total of 6 colors which can be seen in the series, namely Nero Tartarus (Karbonyte color), Giallo Hyperion (bright yellow), Rosso Eos (bright red), Grigio Menoetius (slate gray), Bianco Ophian (white), and Green Icaria (bright green). There also has been generous use of the Grade 5 Titanium and Aluminum in other components, which is what a normal Lamborghini car would be like.
Shaped like the speedometer, the hours are shown in chassis-matching Arabic numerals on black dials, with the 3, 6, and 9 ‘o’ clock slots showing the hours. The other numerals indicate the minutes at 5 minutes intervals. The top of the dial would display the date, and the 4 ‘o’ clock slot would perhaps be the power reserve of these timepieces, currently pegged at 42 hours. The movement of these watches is based on the mechanical Engine 001 movement, specially made for the company.
For protection, there is the sapphire crystal cover which is also anti-reflective and scratch resistant, meaning it bears the ruggedness that is synonymous with Lamborghini cars. It will also have rubberized strapping, which has a stitching to match the main casing of the timepiece.
All of these timepieces will be in limited edition, and hence will be created according to a numbered series, etched out of the case-back. Hence, if you drive the car and need something to match that style, you know what to get.