Automotive-themed timepieces share a lot with the cars from which they draw their inspiration, from the precision-crafted mechanics inside to the evocative metalwork into which they're placed. Unfortunately for many, they also tend to carry very automobile-like price tags in multiples of thousands of dollars. As with the cars they produce – many of which can give Europe's finest a real run for their money, whether on road or track – Detroit has come up with the answer. Or an answer, at any rate.
The range recently unveiled by Equipe Watches at this year's BaselWorld watch show are all automotive-inspired. But instead of four, five or even six-figure price tags, Equipe's Japanese-movement products sell for the hundreds. There's fifteen models in all, each very automotive in its name and design. And while the wealthy motorist bringing his Aston Martin in for service may not be sporting one on his wrist, the mechanic in the service bag very well might be.
Gallery: Equipe Watches