Monday, January 8, 2007

Vintage Radiator Grille Wristwatches

In my continuing and failing quest to find watches that look like mufflers, I present two vintage timepieces in the form of radiator grilles. Many watches have been featuring dashboard-esque displays but these are the only ones I've ever found featuring engine cooling as timetelling design.

Above - The 1960's Swiss Buèche-Girod in 18k gold for Volvo.

Below - 1970's Guyot & Cie Rolls Royce watch in 18k gold with concealed dial behind grille.

The limited edition (only 50 made) Audi Grille chronograph by designer Stephen Webster

And the 1920's Bugatti sports car inspired model (actual grille below) featured in QP's premiere issue.