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6 of the best racing watches

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Zenith Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition

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Zenith Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition

No sailor should be without a great watch but do you go for one of the best diving watches or a super accurate chronometer? Get the best of both worlds with our edit of the best racing watches inspired by classic cars and their famous drivers.

Zenith Chronomaster 1969 Tour Auto Edition

As part of an on-going mission to increase its profile in the potentially lucrative classic car world, Zenith has joined forces with leading motorsport organiser Peter Auto as the official timekeeper of half-a-dozen European events ranging from the SPA Classic to the Monza Historic. The list also includes the annual Tour Auto Optic 2000 (held each April), for which Zenith has produced this special edition of the popular Chronomaster 1969 with red, white and blue dial detailing, a perforated, calfskin strap in blue leather and the ‘Tour Auto’ logo on the sapphire case back. Just 500 will be made.

£8,100, zenith-watches.com

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose

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Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Everose

Launched in 1963 as the plain Cosmograph, the world’s best-loved driver’s watch became the Cosmograph Daytona two years later after Rolex USA requested that the name ‘Daytona’ be inscribed on the dial of American market models in tribute to the celebrated Daytona 500 car race. The watch is best known, however, for its associations with the late Hollywood star Paul Newman who began wearing one after taking up motor racing in the 1970s. The ultimate version of the modern-day Cosmograph Daytona is the model pictured here, which has a case and bracelet made from the fade-proof ‘Everose’ rose gold patented by Rolex.

£25,100, rolex.com

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Richard Mille RM-011 Black Knight

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Richard Mille RM-011 Black Knight

Richard Mille’s sports watches are famously high-tech and expensive. An insatiable petrolhead, Mille backs a range of motoring events, including the biennial Le Mans Classic and the recently established Chantilly Concours d’Elegance. He also counts Formula One star Felipe Massa, multiple rally champion Sebastien Loeb and former F1 driver turned commentator Martin Brundle among his ambassadors. All three can be seen sporting the new RM-011 ‘Black Knight’ limited edition chronograph which has a case made from ‘North Thin Ply Technology’ (NTPT) layered carbon and an all-titanium movement - which makes the watch both light and ultra-strong. Only 100 will be made.

£108,500, richardmille.com

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