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The Steve McQueen-inspired Tag Heuer Monaco has ruled the roost for years when it comes to Le Mans-related watches, but here's another tasty and related timepiece that's a fraction of the price – the C70 Aston Martin DBR1 watch by Christopher Ward.
It celebrates Aston Martin's victory at Le Mans in 1959, with details, including the winning Aston Martin DBR1's livery, incorporated into the design of the watch, which is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide.
The first win for Porsche at the Le Mans race was in 1970, with Hans Herrmann and Richard Attwood driving a 917 K – and 40 years on, the P'6612 Dashboard Le Mans 1970 Watch by Porsche Design celebrates that significant event.
It's a watch based on the original car, with a dial styled after the car's instrumentation, a perforated calfskin strap with red stitching to replicate the steering wheel, the car's number 23 on the face and to finish things off, a brushed, polished titanium case, an automatic chronograph movement, and tachometer scale.
To coincide with the car's model number, 917 will be made, each sold with a scale model of the 917 K and a booklet signed by the race winners themselves. Price? Not yet confirmed, but we suspect 'not cheap'.