Five Automotive Watches Celebrating Big Anniversaries This Year

It’s been a big year for automotive watch anniversaries, with a spectacular selection of limited-edition watches to mark the occasion. These are the best of them.

Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph Zagato 100th Anniversary Edition

This limited edition honours the centenary of Zagato — one of Italy’s greatest coachbuilders — with a red lacquered dial emblazoned with Zagato’s Z emblem. Swiss precision, Italian panache.


Zenith Defy 21 Land Rover Edition

Limited to just 250 pieces, this rugged watch commemorates the Land Rover Defender — a high-tech update of the beloved 4×4 — with military-inspired looks and a high-performance El Primero automatic movement.


Grand Seiko Spring Drive 20th & Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Limited to 200 pieces, this watch pays homage to Nissan’s fanboy fave GT-R with its “Bayside blue” livery, an ultra-light ceramic and titanium case, and a movement with a 12-hour stopwatch function.


Hublot Big Bang Scuderia Ferrari 90th Anniversary Sapphire

Celebrating Ferrari’s 90th birthday, this chronograph (limited to 90 pieces) adopts a case made out of polished sapphire crystal, a carbon ceramic bezel, and a skeletonized dial.


TAG Heuer Carrera 160 Years Silver Limited Edition

This Carrera marks the 160th anniversary of the founding of Edouard Heuer’s work- shop in 1860 with a Manufacture Calibre Heuer 02 movement and an understated silver dial.