When a watchmaker joins forces with an auto brand, expect something phenomenal! Two famous watch brands have dedicated a series of watches to the famous Italian racing car concern Ferrari.
The two watch brands, which love so much the grande Italian are Girrard-Perregaux and Officine Panerai. Thus the name "Ferrari" has been immortalized not only in the auto construction industry, but also in the watch-making branch.
While assembling the Ferrari timepieces, the watchmakers tried to repeat the same smooth lines of the car, so that the watch would arouse the same associations as the race car does: smooth lines, grace, precision, horse power and high velocity.
Ferrari has collaborated with both brands but in different periods. The opinions of people who follow the news vary: many are of opinion that Girard-Perregaux has immortalized the Ferrari's horse in the watch-making industry, though other think (most of them certainly Italians) that the partnership of Ferrari and Panerai is as productive as it can be.
The Swiss-Italian Watch-Car Cooperation
Girard-Perregaux was one of the first watch-making companies to join forces with an auto concern to produce watches for cars. Maybe this was the main criterion for Ferrari to choose Girard-Perregaux as the first watch brand to assemble watches, which were allowed to depict the famous Ferrari Horse. The watch company didn't need any reason to sign the contract as the current company manager was a driver at the Scuderia Team and he just loves the Ferrari cars. This was an honor for him.
So in 1993 the former race driver Luigi Macaluso signed a partnership with Ferrari. The start of a great partnership was commemorated with a limited series of split-seconds watches, depicting the Ferrari emblem.
The long experience of Girard-Perregaux watchmakers in manufacturing sport watches has helped them to create one of the most famous of their watches the F1 World Champion. This sport chronograph was designed o commemorate the designers from Maranello and was meant to resemble the F1 Ferrari racecar.
Unfortunately for Girard-Perregaux this partnership ended in 2004 and the watchmaker has stopped producing watches and chronographs with the Ferrari logo. Girard-Perregaux has kept one watch of each Ferrari model in the museum of the brand, so that every fan of Ferrari and every connoisseur of Girard-Perregaux watches could admire the beauty and refinement of those watches.
Panerai and Ferrari - the Pure Italian Partnership
If the cancelling of the contract between Girard-Perregaux and Ferrari in 2004 was unfortunate, then it was very fortunate for the Italian fans of Ferrari. Right after this Ferrari has signed a cooperation contract with Officine Panerai and it was surely approved by the Italian racing fans.
Since the beginning of the collaboration Panerai has issued two collections, dedicated to Ferrari: Granturismo and Scuderia. These collections were seen for the first time in 2006 at the SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie).
These collections have attracted everyone, whether a racing fan or a watch connoisseur. They have appreciated the complicated technology of watch-making and the design of the watches. And now the Italians hope that this collaboration would bring their favorite F1 team to victory both of the leading driver and of the whole team in the Constructor's Championship.
Replica Ferrari watches
Both Ferrari cars and the Panerai or Girard-Perregaux watches are quite expensive on the market. When the two watch brands assemble limited series of watches for one of the most well-known sport cars, their value rises very high.
Our on-line shop gives you the opportunity to choose yourself a replica Ferrari watch, which you would mostly like and just take it. In our shop the replica Ferrari watches are absolutely not expensive and you can afford more than one timepiece.
If you think that you could afford an original Ferrari watch don't think you won't need a replica Ferrari watch. You could get yourself a watch from our shop and wear it just to see if it passes to you and your lifestyle. Your son would surely be happy to have your replica Ferrari, as in school no one would be able to guess that it isn't a genuine watch. It has the same markings and engravings and it weighs the same.
Thus a replica Ferrari watch would always give the chance to see if this or that model is right for you and it will make you be sure in your choice.