Exclusive limited-edition timepieces are now available from Detroit Watch Company to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Cadillac V-series in the form of the V-Series Classic Chrono watch, with a shipping date of mid-September per the company’s description.
The V-Series Classic Chrono watch comes in a choice of striking red, blue, or gold face colors to match the “signature colors” of Cadillac V-series vehicles, and feature a design inspired by the emblem of Cadillac’s collection of high-performance luxury sedans.
A total of 60 V-Series Classic Chrono watches have been hand-built by Detroit Watch Company, 20 in each of the three colors and with each bearing a number from 1 to 20. The company is limiting the run of each watch to twenty individual timepieces specifically to mark the 20 years that have passed since the Cadillac V-Series sub-brand originally launched in March of calendar 2004.
The watches use high-quality Swiss automatic movements and have both self-winding and manual winding capabilities. The hairspring which provides the watch with its Swiss precision, and which requires tolerances of 0.1 micron or better to provide the best accuracy, is made from Anachron, a material said to be even better-performing than the Nivarox (an alloy of cobalt, nickel, chromium , beryllium and titanium) used in most top-grade Swiss watches,
The V-Series Classic Chrono watch displays the time using hour, minute, and second hands on a dial rather than digital numbers. The day and date are displayed in windows on the right-hand side of the dial. There is a 60-second, 30-minute, and 12-hour chronograph for timing. Detroit Watch Company claims the day and date can be quickly and easily adjusted.
The Cadillac inspired watch is water-resistant to five atmospheres, or pressures of roughly 164 feet underwater, and is protected by a sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Customers can order specific numbers from 1 to 20 in each color while supplies last, and each watch is priced at $3,500.
The latest release is part of Cadillac’s year-long celebration of the V-series, lasting from March 2023 to March 2024. The current Cadillac V-Seres production vehicle lineup consists of the CT4-V, CT4-V Blackwing, CT5-V, CT5-V Blackwing, and Escalade-V.
Former Global Vice President of Cadillac Rory Harvey said the “V-Series has transformed Cadillac and helped redefine performance luxury for thousands of enthusiasts” and that the year-long event will “celebrate V-Series with a number of significant moments.”