McLaren cars are highly sought-after for their mind-numbing power, engineering that makes them easy to drive and raw supermodel-quality beauty. However, on the down side, they require a garage at least 25’ by 15’ in size and 10’ above flood zone while incurring maintenance and insurance costs that would bankrupt Brazil. Watchmaker Richard Mille offers an alternative in the form of the RM11-03 McLaren Automatic Flyback Chronograph. The orange & black masterpiece features a dial that’s as mesmerizing as the car whose name it bears. Clear crystals on both sides allow a clear view of the automatic RMAC3 movement with a 55-hour power reserve. As with the car, exotic materials abound; carbon TPT for the case for lightweight, bulletproof construction and titanium for the crown and pushers which control the chronograph. The sturdy rubber strap keeps the watch in place in high-G turns, and is branded with the instantly recognizable McLaren Speedmark logo…even Ferrari owners will be impressed; $190,000; RichardMille.com.
C Seed changed television viewing forever with their $1.5 million, 301-inch folding and vanishing model. They’re back with the N1 for an affordable (relatively speaking!) yet equally magnificent alternative starting at $190,000.
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