A German classic car enthusiast has been the driving force behind the creation of a trio of new watches created by Meistersinger.
The watches celebrate the history of classic car marque MG and reflect the distinctive shape and structure of a 1950s MG TD radiator grille. Ardent MG fan Ernst Graaf tried to replace an old and worn quartz watch modelled after the same grill but found there were no modern equivalents on the market.
Graaf was assisted in his efforts by MG Car Club and British Motor Heritage, which agreed to license the use of the MG logo for the watch.
The watches were crafted by German brand Meistersinger, known for its single-handed watch designs, using three-hand Swiss movements in stainless steel cases. The trio is water resistant to 5 bar, finished with hardened mineral glass and secured using Cordovan horse leather straps.
The trio have been named Abingdon, Cecil Kimber and Cream Cracker, in celebration of the MG factory, the company’s founder and the most famous of the Works MGs respectively. Production of each watch is being limited to 100 pieces every year.
John Yea, managing director of British Motor Heritage, said: “We are delighted to be able offer these superb timepieces for sale and to have played a small part in their development.”
The MG watches are available from www.motoringclassics.co.uk