Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph for Lamborghini
This year Lamborghini raced full-speed ahead into new territory: racing. Unlike its arch-rival Ferrari, Lamborghini doesn't have a deep heritage in motorsports, but launched the Super Trofeo series this year to let its most affluent customers exercise their need for speed on the race track. 30 specially-prepared Gallardo LP560-4 race cars are used in the series, which is sponsored by Swiss watchmaking atelier Blancpain, which has in turn launched a special-edition chrono to commemorate its participation. In stark contrast to the wildly-styled Lamborghinis, the Blancpain Super Trofeo Chronograph is an exercise in understatement...at least in the world of automotive-themed wristwatches. The case is covered in Diamond Like Carbon (DLC), the straps made of the same Alcantara suede used in the race car's cockpit, and the face is dominated by the 9 and 12 o'clock indicators. Two pushbutton actuators – one red and one carbon – operate the bespoke Calibre F185 automatic chronograph movement. Only 300 examples of this limited-edition timepiece will be offered, and you can expect the racers themselves to snap up the first thirty.