In celebration of 100 years of Aston Martin, English watchmaker Christoper Ward Watches have created a special piece of Aston Martin history, here’s a sneak preview….
They had been looking for something special to mark this occasion and when Christopher Bennett of TMBArtMetal showed them the piece of aluminium that formed part of the winning Aston Martin DBR1/2 in the Le Mans 24 hour race of 1959 – their wildest hopes were immediately exceeded.
For, in front of them was a genuine piece of automotive history from a car that had recently been sold for £20million, making it the second most expensive car ever, and they had a piece of the very car that represented Aston Martin’s finest achievement on a race track in their 100 year history. Life is good sometimes; very good.
It didn’t take very long to decide that a modified version of their sold out C70 DBR1 Chronometer was the perfect model. Indeed it was almost surreal that they loved this race so much that they had already created a model in homage to the only ever Aston victory at Le Mans.
Johannes Jahnke, a committed car enthusiast himself, carefully prepared the historic metal to allow them to incorporate a medallion into the back-plate of each of the 100 pieces of the special limited edition. The design of the medallion, with another touch of authenticity, includes a perfect facsimile of the car’s number 5 and it is has been covered by a sapphire crystal for posterity.
Priced at £1950, Christoper Ward Watches have created only 100 of these beauties and expect them to be fully reserved when they’re released for pre-order in a few weeks for delivery in November.
Luxurious Magazine will reveal the full specs of the Christopher Ward Watches homage to the 1959 Aston Martin DBR1/2 soon with more images and order details in a few weeks.