Parmigiani Unveils Bugatti Tourbillon Watch

tThe alliance between the automotive and watchmaking worlds is nothing out of the ordinary, so the new watch released by Parmigiani due to be included in the new Bugatti 16C Galibier luxury sedan does not take us by surprise.

The collaboration between the two companies started in 2004, and many Bugatti afficionados must have heard about the Bugatti Veyron 16B car and the Bugatti type 370 wristwatch.

As for Parmigiani’s latest contraption, the multi purpose Bugatti Tourbillon watch is made to be mounted in Galibier's dashboard and near the instrument cluster, fit into a wrist strap, function as a pocket watch, and also be docked in a desk clock unit.

However, there is not much information on the watch yet, but Parmigiani is expected to release further details such as materials, size, movement, closer to the official launch of the car itself, Luxist reported. Though it is hard to see the utility of such a timepiece, but the Bugatti engineers must have had a serious reason that made them custom design a support for it.

The recently-revealed Bugatti Galibier 16C concept has made its official public debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show last month, and it seems that thanks to the positive feedback received after its unveiling it will likely enter production in early 2010. It is projected to go on sale later that year with a price tag of around $1.45 million.

Just as we said in a previous report, official performance figures as well as other styling and design details of the final production version are yet to be set, so even if the dashboard indicator on the concept model is pointing to a maximum speed of 390km/h (242mph), things might be a bit different on the production version.
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