Swiss watchmaker Baume & Mercier is again paying tribute to Indian Motorcycle with a two-piece collection in their Clifton Club Legend Tributes range.
The new limited-edition chronographs (fancy name for watches) honour the Scout and Chief models and will be available from April. No prices are yet available. Expect to get the reviews from spotthewatch.com soon after the release. They usually are first to get their technical hands-on evaluation of watches out to the public.
But don’t get too excited as their previously released Indian Motorcycle Burt Munro Commemorative Watch would set you back a healthy $US3750 (almost $A5000, €3200).
The Scout watch features a semi-opened dial to reveal the inner-mechanics much like the bike.
It is powered by a Valjoux 7750 automatic movement and is water resistant to 50m.
The dial is opaline grey with a gold second hand and green Super-Luminova on the numbers.
It is housed in a 44mm stainless steel case with a brown calfskin strap to mimic the motorcycle’s saddle.
The Chief watch does not show the inner workings, has a red second hand and a stainless steel bracelet.
Both feature Indian logos on the rear of the case and only 1901 examples of each will be released to reflect Indian Motorcycle’s debut year.
It is not the first time Baume & Meercier has got together with Indian Motorcycle with their Burt Munro tribute watch last year.
Other motorcycle manufacturers have had similar exclusive watches in recent years so devoted fans can wear their “heart” on their sleeve – or wrist!
They include a Ducati Scrambler watch in 2015 with Swiss watchmaker Tudor, a BMW GS watch, BMW boxer watch designed by Marc Jenni and a host of Harley-Davidson watches with New York company Bulova.