Exotic cars and fine handcrafted timepieces complement each other in a similar way that salt and pepper do. They just work. In many cases, watch manufacturers create pieces that tailor to the exotic automotive industry and even specific vehicles altogether. Makes and Movements will be selecting spectacular products available through duPont Registry and pairing them with current or pre-released watches. The diversity of both the vehicles and timepieces will shed light on different brands and help educated on new areas of each industry.
Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen
Franck Muller prides itself on offering an extensive collection of luxury timepieces that tie a story to each design. The Vanguard Collection embodies the watchmaker’s versatility, featuring models dedicated to specific areas of expertise like automotive racing. With a passion for motorsports, Franck Muller celebrates BMW racing and legendary driver Bill Auberlen with a special edition Vanguard Racing Collection. A true ambassador of motor sport, Bill Auberlen shares the same values of performance and perfection as Franck Muller. To date, he has won 63 races and is officially the most successful sports car driver in North American history. With redefined lines and inspiration from the world of luxury timepieces and race cars, Franck Muller creates this unique timepiece using an elegant in-house skeletonized movement reminiscent of an engine. Being a modern creative collaboration between two industry leaders, it’s only appropriate to pair this race-inspired Franck Muller Vanguard with the BMW x Kith M4 Competition Coupe.
Limited to Only 61-Pieces of Each Version
The Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Collection features three unique variations that transform the traditional Vanguard into race-ready examples for on and off-track use. The BMW-inspired Vanguard presents itself in a 44mm case design crafted from a choice of 18k Rose Gold, Cabron, and Macro Mollecular Technologie Blue. The Macro Mollecular Technologie Blue version is made from high purity metals and exotic elements that are deconstructed to the macromolecular level to achieve its one-of-a-kind finish. A skeleton dial proudly showcases the iconic blue, purple, and red colors of the BMW M-Division. The three colors represent BMW’s attempt to start its relationship with Texaco fuel, blending BMW blue with Texaco red to make a vibrant purple finish. The famous three-stripe design finds its way throughout the design of the BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition, paying homage to the historic beginnings of the German automotive manufacturer. The dial also features a carbon fiber center 60-second counter, which pairs perfectly with the large-scale white indexes and engined-inspired movement. The Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen is driven by Franck Muller’s in-house automatic self-winding mechanical skeletonized movement with a 42-hour power reserve and bi-directional winding system. The transparent backcase allows for a closer look at the inner workings of the mechanism, while each outer case features individually numbered engravings to signify the limited edition release from Franck Muller. Keeping its theme simplistic and comfortable, Franck Muller adds matching alcantara straps with vibrant red contrast stitching to each Vanguard Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen watch. Being the perfect track-ready combo, the Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen and BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition look set the new fastest lap time.
Carbon Fiber 60-Second Counter
Why To Buy
As a celebration that commemorates Bill Auberlen’s successful career and race to win his 61st victory, the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen is the perfect addition to the watch collection of any BMW Motorsport enthusiast. The collection features 61-pieces of each variation exclusively for sale to the U.S. market. With the watch market on the rise, this is a luxury timepiece that will grow in popularity with time. Click on the link below to shop the wide selection of Vanguard Racing Skeleton examples from Franck Muller.
2022 BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition
BMW continues to diversify its portfolio of collaboration projects with artistic-themed vehicles that portray the creative vision of world-renowned artists and fashion brands. Its most recent release incorporates the newly redesigned BMW M4 Competition and the streetwear specialists at KITH. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition is a product of KITH founder Ronnie Fieg’s passion for the brand, as he even features his prized possession BMW E30 M3 also takes on a KITH transformation. The KITH x BMW collaboration started as clothing inspired collection that began to unfold into something much larger. The limited-edition BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition celebrates the merge between two luxury brands, sharing design and performance similarities with the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Collection.
Carbon Fiber ‘KITH’ Roof Livery
After a successful production life of the first-generation M4 platform, BMW went back to the drawing board to update the new G82 body style along with its four-door sibling, the M3. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition features an exclusive Frozen Black matte finish that beautifully accentuates the aggressive styling and widened body of the sports car. The special-edition models are also available exclusively with the matte Frozen Dark Silver and Frozen Brilliant White in homage to the three most popular colors for the BMW E30 M3 back in the day. Alongside the new large active kidney grilles on the front bumper, the most noticeable aspect of the collaboration M4 is the ‘KITH’ logo on the carbon fiber roof, incorporating the same colorful BMW three-stripe design as the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen dial. The traditional BMW badges on the exterior are reimagined using the iconic BMW roundel and KITH text. The performance BMW comes fit with a set of matte black lightweight 20-inch factory competition wheels that act as the traction-grabbing source during any on or off-track driving situations.
Custom KITH-Inspired Interior Design
Stepping into the cabin of the limited-edition BMW M4 Competition presents a one-of-a-kind KITH-inspired interior design that subtly blends creative characteristics from each brand. Inside the BMW M4 Competition x KITH, the tri-color M Carbon bucket seats feature the BMW M colors that add stunning highlights to the Merino full-leather trim. The seat inserts use the KITH box logo as the print design for the black leather surface. The center console showcases an exclusive badge with the KITH x BMW M logo, which also makes an appearance on the sport steering wheel and other interior trim components. The G82 M4 is powered by BMW’s 3.0-Liter Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6, which delivers over 510-horsepower and 480-ft-lb of torque to the optional rear-rear wheel or all-wheel-drive system. Achieving an incredible 0-60mph time of 3.7-seconds, the M4 manages its gearing through a sophisticated 8-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition embodies the perfect blend of modern style, performance, and technology, making it the perfect everyday driver for any collector or enthusiast.
3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline-6 (510HP/480-FT-LB)
Why To Buy
The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition is the best new addition to any garage because of its rarity as an art-inspired BMW collaboration, with only 150-examples in existence worldwide. With its rich heritage in motorsport, BMW offers a truly unique driving experience when behind the wheel of the G82 M4 chassis. The easy-to-use driving dynamic settings allow for a truly unique driving experience no matter the level of the driver. Check out all of the 2021 BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition examples for sale on duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
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