TRACK TIME

Hamptons Magazine - - Contents -

This sea­son, the best auto-in­spired and rac­ing watches hit the open road with speed and style.

Au­to­mo­bile en­thu­si­asts’ tight bond with time­pieces dates to the ear­li­est days of mo­tor­sports. Driv­ers would strap bulky pocket watches to their wrists to mea­sure their tim­ing and cal­cu­late their speed, whether on a race­track or a dusty back road. But as car and time­piece tech­nolo­gies both ad­vanced, driv­ers be­gan look­ing to watch­mak­ers for pieces to meet their spe­cific needs. Watch brands not only re­sponded to this call but drew from it, with au­to­mo­tive de­sign in­spi­ra­tion in­form­ing some of his­tory’s most iconic and highly en­gi­neered pieces. (In many in­stances, watch­mak­ers joined forces with au­tomak­ers, rac­ing teams, or races to cre­ate tick­ing trib­utes to them.) Some of the world’s most il­lus­tri­ous brands have re­vis­ited this rac­ing tra­di­tion for sum­mer, de­but­ing ex­cep­tional time­pieces that dou­ble as copi­lots when the need for speed strikes. For more watch fea­tures and ex­panded cov­er­age, go to

hamp­ton­s­magazine.com/ watches-and-jew­elry.

THIS SEA­SON, THE BEST AUTO-IN­SPIRED AND RAC­ING WATCHES HIT THE OPEN ROAD WITH SPEED AND STYLE. BY ALDOUS TUCK WHEN YOU’RE RAC­ING OUT TO THE EAST END THIS SUM­MER, BRING ALONG AN ELITE COPILOT.

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