It's not easy or cheap to get a Ford GT, since you have to apply and spots are in extremely short supply, but you still have a chance to own a bit of Ford GT memorabilia at a much lower price. The car company teamed up with Autodromo, a watchmaker that specializes in automotive-themed watches, to create two lines of timekeepers inspired by the GT and the GT40.
The first line is the Ford GT Endurance Chronograph. Each watch in this line is available in one of five designs. Three of them are based on the Le Mans winning race cars. There's a black and white one to commemorate the 1966 winner, a red and white one for the 1967 winner, and a red, white and blue one for the class winner in 2016. If none of those appeal to you, there is also a simple blue one with white stripes, and a blue one with red and white hands, a tribute to the American and French flags. The cases are made of stainless steel, and the faces are covered with sapphire crystal. It also uses a Seiko mecha-quartz movement. The watches are available now for pre-order, and will run $695 a piece.
If you're a lucky owner of a new Ford GT, you'll be able to order an Owner's Edition Chronograph. Each of these watches can be customized by owners to match the color of their cars. They also get the same serial numbers as the owners' cars. The face has a "honeycomb" texture based on some of the aluminum components in the GT's chassis, and the buttons and crown are based on the GT's shift paddles and scroll wheels. These watches have a ceramic and stainless steel case with a sapphire crystal dial and hands, and they use a Swiss Made automatic flyback chronograph movement. They will be available next spring, and pricing hasn't been released yet. Considering the more exclusive clientele and construction, it will probably cost quite a bit more than the Endurance Chronograph.
Can't get a Ford GT? You can at least get a Ford GT watch originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:00:00 EST.