Watches and cars have an undeniable connection, and it’s one that runs deep. It’s easy to see the parallels between the intricate mechanics, storied histories, and enthusiastic fan bases of both interests. One such enthusiast is American watchmaker, Cameron Weiss. He recently took a cross-country road trip in his 1971 Land Rover, and now he’s built two watches inspired by the experience—introducing the The Gauge Series. Let’s take a closer look at what makes these two limited editions so special.
If you’re a Land Rover fan, you’ll immediately recognize the numerals on the dial. They’re set in the same slightly funky (yet legible) typeface featured on the gauges inside of the car. This edition also marks the first time that Weiss opted for lume treatment on the numerals, which mimics a backlit gauge. Each dial is machined out of brass, then painted by hand in jet black or pastel green. The pastel green is color matched to the very car that inspired this limited run of watches.
Pointing to the markers is a set of tapered swords that have been custom-designed for this watch. The hour and minute hands feature a black oxide/lume treatment, while the small seconds hand at nine o’clock is simply monotone. Altogether, even if you’re not a die-hard vintage Land Rover fanatic, you can still appreciate the attention to detail, clean design, and craftsmanship that’s been poured into this timepiece.