The golden age of motorsport may well be in the rearview mirror now but it continues to inspire many different industries to this day and that’s particularly true of timepieces. Well, we’ve just come across another magnificent automotive inspired watchmaker in the shape of Willer and their flagship series of automatic watches are funding over on Kickstarter as we speak. Boasting the luxurious aesthetics of iconic races and sports cars and the reliability of chronometers years gone by, there are going to be a lot of timepiece aficionados falling for this watch.
The Willer Automatic Watches on Kickstarter take their design inspiration from vintage sports cars and races and these aesthetically eye-catching timepieces are right up our street here at Coolector HQ. For those with a love of all things motoring, these watches are going to resonate with you too and you’ll be itching to get your hands on one. With prices starting at just €204 during the Kickstarter campaign, these exemplary watches don’t break the bank but they look superb and will add more than a touch of old school cool to any wrist.
Race Day Style
Described as not being the sort of timepiece that you’ll just wear occasionally – these Willer Automatic Watches are a living reference to classic racing wristwatches inspired by vintage sports cars and such legendary races as Mille Miglia, Targa Florio, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Carrera Panamericana and other thrilling contests of yesteryear. These gloriously dapper timepieces from Willer do an excellent job of combining an authentic retro racing design with a bold, contemporary look.
The collection of Willer Automatic Watches on Kickstarter refreshes the memories of times when a man behind a steering wheel on a risky course could count only on his counters, dashboards and, of course, his watch, confidently keeping control in his own hands. These majestically stylish watches from Willer are abundant in quality and striking design features that will help compel you to add one to your wrist. Visually inspired by sort of the coolest cars the world has ever seen, you don’t see watches like this come along often especially for a sub-£200 price tag.
Guided by the most influential period of classic racing, the time of Mille Miglia, these watches really do hark by to the golden era of motoring racing that simply won’t be repeated again. That era began in 1927 and lasted for 30 years, putting the first endurance drivers on a risky but very promising and interesting path. That’s why Willer have named their first watches in honour of two vital points of Mille Miglia racing – Brescia and Roma.
A Well Made Watch
As with the cars of yesteryear, the Willer Automatic Watches are impeccably well crafted and you can observe through the transparent back lid the relaxing and hypnotic working of its engine – namely, the first class automatic Seiko NH35 movement. A clever design touch comes from now the dial resembles a tire in both shape and decoration. The same goes for the crown that looks like a wheel from the side and is shaped like a set of tires.
The straps are, as you would expect from such a vintage inspired series of watches, dapper in the extreme. They are handmade in Italy from high quality cowskin in a small family leather workshop and boast eye-catching red stitching and perforation which serves as a resemblance to the straps of classic racing-inspired timepieces. If you love motor racing of old and the timepieces that it inspires, these brilliant looking Willer Automatic Watches on Kickstarter are just the thing for you.