British motoring marque MG may currently be a shadow of its former self. Watchmaker Meistersinger decided to celebrate its glory days by releasing three timepieces inspired by the brand.
The idea for the range was birthed by German MG enthusiast Ernst Graaf. He said his love affair with the marque began with a 1964 MGB he ran as a student. And that was cemented by an inexpensive quartz watch he picked up, modeled on the grille of an MG TD. But when the time came to replace it, he couldn’t find another.
So he set about creating his own with Meistersinger. The MG Car Club assisted as did the British Motor Heritage organisation.
It’s a quality product, with stainless steel cases that enable water resistance to a depth of five bar. It also consists of a mineral glass that is hardened to protect the dial.
The Cordovan straps are crafted from smooth horse leather but these watches also come in a choice of three different straps/face combinations appropriately named ‘Abingdon’, ‘Cecil Kimber’ and ‘Cream Cracker’ in celebration of the company’s founder and the most famous of the Works MG models.
The watches are available online from www.motoringclassics.co.uk for £1,405, roughly R25 349.
–Ignition Live Reporter