One of the most stunning projects of the past, and one of the most beautiful supecars of all time, was the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing, launched in 1954. The car was as unexpected as it was amazing, packing a great punch and delivering it in style – a true landmark of the automotive world.
As it still remains a great source of inspiration for other industries, even of today, Döttling have designed an exquisite watch case that draws ideas from the fabled vehicle.
Reportedly named the Colosimo Double Wing Watch case, it incorporates a Wempe Zeitmeister right in the centre, resembling the old car’s dashboard. Furthermore, it presents itself with an array of covers and switches crafted from red calf leather, just like those we used to see inside the 300 SL.
In terms of security, it sports a 3 digit personal code system. After the code is put in, the mechanism swings aside revealing the two marvelous pieces of engineering that power the gadget – the two motors that rotate 3 clocks each.
We can definitely say that this contraption is some sort of German tribute to those few engineers who had put together the marvelous 300 SL Gullwing, almost 60 years ago.