Watches by Tonino Lamborghini: not only for car enthusiasts
Since the Lamborghini Company’s foundation, the passion for engineering has led the company and its successors into many fields. The family – well known for its world-famous cars – has ventured into many areas, including watches, eyewear, leather goods, smartphones, perfumes, furniture, clothing, sports accessories, golf & utility carts, signature beverages, 5-star boutique hotels, real estate projects, cafés, and restaurants.
We are of course, most interested in its high-quality watches, which all boast the legendary bull on their dial.
The mastermind behind the brand is Tonino Lamborghini, heir to the family empire, who laid the foundations for the eponymous lifestyle experience brand in 1981. Equipped with vast experience in the world of mechanical engineering and inspired by his family’s rich heritage, he set himself the goal of producing a line of cutting-edge design timepieces. The goal was for them to pay tribute to the surname “Lamborghini” and show typical design elements and the quality of the brand, for which it is appreciated all over the world.
Today, the brand’s watch line-up consists of four lines. Let us quickly take a look at each of them:
Cuscinetto, the Italian word for ball bearing, is not only an indispensable element in mechanical engineering. No, it was also this handy rolling-element bearing that gave the watch collection of the same name its characteristic appearance when it was first introduced in 1983.
Although the Lamborghinis are primarily associated with the streets of the world, the watches in the Panfilo collection are made for swimmers and sea lovers alike. It goes without saying that they meet all the requirements that one would expect from a state-of-the-art dive watch today.
The name says it all: leggero (lightweight) refers to the flyweight of the watches, which they owe to their titanium case. The Spyderleggero chronographs are among the brand’s absolute bestsellers with their striking case that is defined by the 8 Torx® screws along the bezel. The Skeleton version also showcases the heart of the watch and the branded watch rotor from the skeletonized back case.
The Spyder watch, developed in 2008 by the Tonino Lamborghini Centro Stile, was created as a homage to the shield that encloses the famous “Miura raging bull” in the brand’s logo. During the years, this timepiece has seen several evolutions of color and shape variations. The latest versions of the new collection, Spyder and Spyder X, mount quartz movements. Furthermore, the GT1 chronograph features pushers reminiscent of the gas and brake pedals of sports cars.