#4: Maserati MC12 ($770,000) with the Audemars Piguet Millenary Maserati Tourbillon ($284,000)
Maserati has finally returned after their last Grand Prix win back in 1967 with the creation of the MC12. The GT model has had solid success in competition thanks to Frank Stephenson, director of concept design of Ferrari Maserati. Only 50 street legal MC12′s were released, but they still retained the MC12’s GT race car styling. Built upon the legendary Enzo Ferrari chassis, it follows some styling cues, which are admittedly, not for everyone. The Maserati MC12 definitely stands out in a crowd of supercars, looking barely street legal with its track-minded wide, flat body.
When thinking of a watchmaker to match your ultra-exclusive million dollar super car, Audemars Piguet is the obvious pick right? These master horologists have crafted 150 pieces for Maserati fans. Where you’d always find the Audemars Piguet name in full, the watchmaker had to settle for just their initials this time to accommodate the Maserati Trident logo in the oval Millenary case. The signature blue of the MC12 extends to parts of the movement in the watch adding a nice detail reminiscient of the incredible automobile. The colored accents of this piece also match every MC12 made, since the car was only sold with one paint job. With carbon fiber used heavily in the MC12, Audemars thought to include it in parts of the watch’s movement as well. While the weight-to-strength aspect of carbon doesn’t benefit the watch on your wrist as much as the M12 on the racetrack, very few horologists have applied it to anything other than the casing. It is simply another notch on the belts of Audemars Piguet’s master watchmakers. Just watch the video below for a 3D simulation that allows you to view the exquisite details this Millenary watch shares with the Mc12.