Spyker, the reborn Dutch car company who acquired the name from one of the European pioneers of automobiles, was founded by Victor Muller and Maarten de Bruijn in 1999 and since 2000 has been building exclusive sports cars such as the Spyker C8 and the C8 Laviolett.
Now the company has unveiled its own line of luxury timepieces. The Dutch sports car company timed the unveiling of its new venture to coincide with celebrations for the brand’s 24 Hours of Le Mans participation. Sure to give stiff competition to its rivals such as Ferrari and Bugatti, who each have their line of luxurious timepieces, the Spyker collection of timepieces has been designed and engineered by renowned watch and luxury goods expert, Thierry Chaunu of Expression D’Artistes International.
The Spyker chronographs are available in solid 18K grey or rose gold finishes or in polished steel or matt black titanium finishes. The bezel flaunts Spyker’s Latin motto, ‘Nulla Tenaci Invia Est Via’ (for the tenacious no road is impassable), while the crown resembles the brand’s wire-spoke and propeller marque.
The pushbuttons emulate Spyker exhaust pipes, while the steel dial with gauges indicating hours, minutes, seconds, and a 42-hour power reserve reflects the turned aluminium finish of the dashboard found in Spyker’s supercars.
Completing the luxury appeal of the timepieces are the quilted leather bracelets which have been hand-stitched in France using Royal Dutch Hulshof leather, a company famed for its superb leather upholstery, and are available in Dutch Spyker Orange, Black Anthracite or Blanc de Blanc white.
The 18k grey or rose gold versions are limited to 250 units each while polished steel or matt black titanium finished versions are limited to 1000 units each. The watches are water resistant up to 100 metres, the price range of this debut collection of timepieces from Spyker ranges from $9,750 and can go up to $30,500.