New Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail comes with a watch that’s worth more than most supercars

It's made by Vacheron Constantin and is fantastically expensive.

by | Published on 25th Aug 2023

This is the new Rolls-Royce Amethyst Droptail, the second of four Droptail models after the La Rose Noire that was unveiled last week.

Just like the La Rose Noire, the Amethyst comes with a ‘free’ watch included in the car.

And it’s fantastically expensive.

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All Rolls-Royce models are fitted with a dashboard clock.

They are always made by Swiss brands and are sometimes detachable to be worn on the wrist as well.

The La Rose Noire, for example, features a dashboard clock made by Audemars Piguet, the brand that makes the ultra popular Royal Oak.

Meanwhile, the timepiece you’ll find in the dashboard of the Rolls-Royce Amethyst is made by Vacheron Constantin, one of the oldest watch manufacturers in the world.

Vacheron Constantin is a serious watchmaker.

It was founded in 1755, nearly 250 years ago.

Vacheron and Rolls-Royce came together to give the timepiece a name that’s just as fancy as the car.

It’s called the ‘Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon’.

As the name suggest, it’s a tourbillon timepiece, which is just about the most complicated kind of watch that exists.

If you’re not happy keeping the clock in the car and would rather show it to your house guests, you can remove it from the car and place it on a special custom case.

The Amethyst is a one-off, like the other three Droptails, and all four have already been sold to collectors.

Each Droptail costs between $25 million and $30 million.

And each dashboard clock / watch is equally expensive.

Just like the car, the Les Cabinotiers Armillary Tourbillon is a pièce unique (watch jargon for one-off) created for this car.

Its value is estimated at around $150,000 – $200,000.

You can buy a decent supercar for that kind of money.



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