Toyota’s Modellista and Seiko come together for watch collaboration

Toyota’s Modellista division is best known for its eye-catching body kits, but has just teamed up with Seiko to launch a new watch.

The watch developed by the two companies is equipped with a Japanese solar quartz movement and sports a 39.5 mm stainless steel case. Customers can choose from three different faces, all of which have luminous hands, luminous markers and a perpetual calendar.

An intriguing design aspect is the unique shape of the second and minute hands which are shaped to mimic one of the side skirts developed by Modellista.

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When it comes to automaker-related watches, those from Modellista and Seiko are relatively affordable. Two of the three models available start at 49,500 yen ($388) while the most expensive of the three is available for 55,000 yen ($432).

The most recent watch we saw from a famous watch maker and car manufacturer was the Jacob & Co Jean Bugatti unveiled at the end of March. This watch is inspired by designer and engineer Jean Bugatti and is available with a rose gold case and cream white dial or with a white gold case and blue dial. Only 57 examples of the watch are produced.

However, this watch is not the most expensive created by Jacob & Co and Bugatti. In February, the Bugatti Chiron Blue Sapphire Crystal was announced and starts from $1.5 million. This timepiece comprises 578 decorated and hand-assembled components that make up the complex mechanism. The watch also includes a fully functional replica of the Chiron’s quad-turbocharged 8.0-liter W16, where the pistons move and the turbochargers spin.

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Floyd N. Morlan