Limited Edition Scuderia Ferrari One by Cabestan – Available to Ferrari Owners for a Cool $300,000
All of the high-end automakers with racing aspirations have watchmaking partners. Cars and watches just seem to go together, plain and simple. But some brands are harder to extend to the world of watches and Ferrari found this out the hard way with their collaboration with Officine Panerai. Initially, the company’s clean aesthetic and stellar craftsmanship seemed like a perfect match. But in practice, the merging of the two always seemed a bit off. Slapping the prancing horse on the crown and at 12 o’ clock and using black, red and yellow dials and markers never seem to do the trick. And so, the two parted ways.
Now, it appears that Ferrari has found a partner that exudes the flair and exclusivity that was so lacking the last go-round. Swiss watchmaking atelier Cabestan has been selected as their new partner and highly regarded designer Jean-Francois Ruchonnet has just introduced the pre-production rendering seen here. The Scuderia Ferrari One by Cabestan offers vertical tourbillon movement with plenty of aluminum and exotic carbon fiber thrown in the mix as an ode to its racing heritage.
To reach deep into Ferrari DNA, Jean-François Ruchonnet teamed up with the Ferrari design team in Maranello, led by Design Director Flavio Manzoni. The two worked together to identify elements in Ferrari’s Formula 1 race cars that would become the basic design components.
The case embodies speed, power and aerodynamic perfection, and is made of a titanium alloy created for components of Ferrari Formula 1 cars. The single crystal enhances the distinctive visual lineage that is unmistakably Ferrari. On the sides, a special magnesium alloy was used to create likenesses of race car wheels and the lug nuts, that are emblematic of motor sports.
The motor is perfectly visible with its large wheel, stylishly engraved lightweight aluminum rotary drums and carbon fiber center plate. Even the leather strap, captures the emotion of Daytona leather seats of Ferrari automobiles.
The nucleus of the motor with its vertical gear-trains is a vertical tourbillon coupled with a miniature chain and fusée, a 6-speed automatic transmission, that compensates the torque curve of the mainspring and delivers a constant force to the movement resulting in amazing accuracy : ± 1 second per day.
The result is an exceptional timepiece, perfectly embodying the passion, excitement and performance of the Scuderia Ferrari.
Only 60 examples of the Scuderia Ferrari One by Cabestan will be produced and made available only to those individuals that have the distinction of being Ferrari owners. The price is listed at $300,000. We wonder if you will be able to trade in your used Cabeston creation for like a new Ferrari California?