We had been looking for something special to celebrate Aston Martin's centenary.
When Christopher Bennett of TMBArtMetal showed us the piece of aluminium that formed part of the winning Aston martin DBR1/2 in the Le Mans 24 hour race of 1959 – our wildest hopes were immediately exceeded.
For, in front of us was a genuine piece of automotive history from a car that had recently been sold for £20milion, making it the second most expensive car ever, and we had a piece of the very car that represented Aston Martin’s finest achievement on a race track in their 100 year history. Life is good sometimes; very good.
It didn’t take very long to decide that a modified version of our sold out C70 DBR1 Chronometer was the perfect model. Indeed it was almost surreal that we loved this race so much that we had already created a model in homage to the only ever Aston victory at Le Mans.
Johannes Jahnke, a committed car enthusiast himself, carefully prepared the historic metal to allow us to incorporate a medallion into the back-plate of each of the 100 pieces of the special limited edition. The design of the medallion, with another touch of authenticity, includes a perfect facsimile of the cars number 5 and it is has been covered by a sapphire crystal for posterity.
to find out more about the extraordinary journey of the DBR1, from Le Mans to a Christopher Ward watch, but for a moment you just may want to consider the real possibility of owning a genuine and arguably, priceless, piece of motor sport history.
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