Exotic cars and fine handmade watches complement each other similarly to salt and pepper. They just work. In many cases, watchmakers create pieces that are tailored to the exotic automotive industry and even specific vehicles. Marks and Movements will select spectacular products available through the duPont Registry and match them with current or pre-release watches. The diversity of both vehicles and watches will shed light on the different brands and help inform new areas in each industry.
Franck Muller is proud to offer an extensive collection of luxury watches that tie a story to each design. The Vanguard collection embodies the versatility of the watchmaker, with models dedicated to specific areas of expertise such as motor racing. With a passion for motorsports, Franck Muller pays tribute to BMW racing and legendary driver Bill Auberlen with a special edition Vanguard Racing Collection. A true ambassador of motorsport, Bill Auberlen shares the same values of performance and perfection as Franck Muller. To date, he has won 63 races and is officially the most successful sports car driver in North American history. With redefined lines and inspiration from the world of luxury watches and racing cars, Franck Muller creates this unique timepiece using an elegant internal skeletonized movement reminiscent of an engine. Being a modern creative collaboration between two industry leaders, it’s fitting to pair this racing-inspired Franck Muller Vanguard with the BMW x Kith M4 Competition Coupe.
Limited to just 61 pieces of each version
The Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Collection features three unique variations that transform the traditional Vanguard into race-ready examples for use on and off the track. The BMW-inspired Vanguard comes in a 44mm case design crafted from a selection of 18k Rose Gold, Cabron, and Macromolecular Technology Blue. The Macro Mollecular Technologie Blue version is made of high purity metals and exotic elements that deconstruct at the macromolecular level to achieve your unique finish. A skeleton dial proudly displays the iconic blue, purple and red colors of the BMW M-Division. The three colors represent BMW’s attempt to kickstart its relationship with Texaco fuel, blending BMW Blue with Texaco Red to create a vibrant purple finish. The famous three-stripe design runs throughout the design of the BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition, paying homage to the historic beginnings of the German automaker. The dial also features a carbon fiber center 60-second counter, which blends in perfectly with the large-scale white indexes and motor-inspired movement. The Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen is driven by Franck Muller in-house self-winding mechanical skeleton movement with a 42-hour power reserve and bi-directional winding system. The transparent case back allows for a closer look at the inner workings of the mechanism, while each outer case features individually numbered engravings to indicate Franck Muller’s limited edition release. Keeping his theme simple and comfortable, Franck Muller adds matching alcantara straps with contrasting vibrant red stitching to each Vanguard Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen watch. Being the perfect combo for the track, the Franck Muller Vanguard Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen and the BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition skin set the new fastest lap time.
60 second carbon fiber counter
As a celebration of Bill Auberlen’s successful career and the race to win his 61st victory, the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Racing Bill Auberlen is the perfect addition to any BMW Motorsport enthusiast’s watch collection. The characteristics of the collection 61 pieces of each variation exclusively for sale in the US market.. With the watch market on the rise, this is a luxury watch that will grow in popularity over time. Click the link below to shop Franck Muller’s wide selection of Vanguard Racing Skeleton examples.
BMW continues to diversify its portfolio of collaborative projects with art-themed vehicles that represent the creative vision of world-renowned artists and fashion brands. Its most recent release incorporates the recently redesigned BMW M4 Competition and the streetwear specialists at KITH. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition is a product of KITH founder Ronnie Fieg’s passion for the brand, as he even features his prized possession BMW E30 M3 which also transforms into KITH. The KITH x BMW collaboration began as a clothing-inspired collection that began to develop into something much bigger. The limited edition BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition celebrates the merger between two luxury brands, sharing design and performance similarities with the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen collection.
‘KITH’ carbon fiber roof design
After a successful production life of the first-generation M4 platform, BMW went back to the drawing board to update the new G82 body style alongside its four-door sibling, the M3. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition features a Exclusive Frozen Black matte finish that beautifully accentuates the sports car’s aggressive styling and flared bodywork. Special edition models are also available exclusively with the Matte Frozen Dark Silver and Frozen Brilliant White in homage to the three most popular colors of the BMW E30 M3 back in the day. Along with the new large active kidney grilles on the front bumper, the most notable aspect of the M4 collaboration is the ‘KITH’ logo on the carbon fiber roof, which incorporates the same colorful BMW three-stripe design as the Franck Muller Vanguard Racing Skeleton Bill Auberlen Dial. Traditional BMW badges on the exterior are reimagined with the iconic BMW circle and KITH text. BMW performance comes in form with a set of 20-inch matte black lightweight factory racing wheels that act as a source of traction grip during any driving situation on or off the track.
KITH Inspired Custom Interior Design
Entering the cockpit of the Limited Edition BMW M4 Competition features a one-of-a-kind KITH-inspired interior design that subtly blends the creative characteristics of each brand. Inside the BMW M4 Competition x KITH, the tricolor M Carbon bucket seats they feature BMW M colors that add striking details to the full Merino leather upholstery. The seat inserts use the KITH box logo as the printed design for the black leather surface. The center console sports an exclusive KITH x BMW M logo badge, which also appears on the sports steering wheel and other interior trim components. The G82 M4 is powered by BMW 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline 6-cylinder enginewhat delivery more than 510 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque optional rear or all-wheel drive system. Achieving an incredible 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, the M4 manages its gearing through a sophisticated 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition embodies the perfect blend of modern styling, performance and technology, making it the perfect everyday driver for any collector or enthusiast.
3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Inline 6-Cylinder Engine (510HP/480-FT-LB)
The BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition is the best new addition to any garage due to its rarity as an art-inspired BMW collaboration, with there are only 150 examples worldwide. With its rich motorsport heritage, BMW offers a truly unique driving experience behind the wheel of the G82 M4 chassis. Easy-to-use driving dynamics settings allow for a truly unique driving experience regardless of driver level. View all examples of the 2021 BMW M4 Competition KITH Edition for sale in the duPont REGISTRY by clicking the link below.
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