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1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt Donates One Gram of Paint to a One-Off Timepiece

Next week, the original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt will be returning to San Francisco, the city that made the car famous decades ago because of the movie by the same name starring Steve McQueen.
One-Off $35,000 Mustang Bullitt 50 Chronograph Can Be Yours for Only $25 3 photos
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The car will be on display during the San Francisco auto show at Moscone Center in the Academy of Art University display, for all those willing to see a piece of Ford motoring history in the flesh. But regardless if one is on site or not, all might can a chance to own a tiny little piece of the iconic car.

That tiny piece of the car is in fact about one gram of paint from the original Mustang Bullitt, which was included within the movement of a very special timepiece created especially for the occasion.

The watch, called Bullitt 50 Chronograph, has been commissioned by Drive Toward a Cure, an organization fighting to cure Parkinson’s disease, designed by chronograph manufacturer BRM and hand-painted by fine artist Nicolas Hunziker.

It comes enclosed in a 46 mm case made from a single block of aluminum, with crystal sapphire front and back. It is water resistant to 100 meters and comes with a 5-year warranty.

There is only one such timepiece in existence, and has an estimated value of more than $35,000. But Drive Toward a Cure plans to give all a change of owning it by selling them raffle tickets.

Each ticket will cost $25, and can be purchased through the end of January at this link. The lucky owner of the watch is to be announced on January 27, 2019, during the Bullitt Mustang’s next outing in Pomona, California.

The organization that came up with the idea says it targets a total of 1,968 raffle entries, as a tribute to the year the car was made. That means raising nearly $50,000, and all the money are to go to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.


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