Bullitt Mustang Honored with Special One-of-One Watch
Unique timepiece contains paint fragment from Steve McQueen’s original GT390, will be raffled off in special charity lottery.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the original release date of the iconic movie thriller Bullitt, which was released on Oct. 17, 1968, the non-profit organization Drive Toward a Cure has teamed with watchmaker BRM and artist Nicolas Hunziker to create a one-of-a-kind watch to honor the film’s original 1968 Mustang GT 390.
Drive Toward a Cure is raffling off the one-of-one Bullitt 50 Chronograph with proceeds reportedly benefitting the Michael J. Fox Foundation in memory of Robert E. Kiernan Jr., the first owner of the famed Bullitt Mustang since 1974 who struggled with Parkinson’s Disease.
The watch is estimated to be worth approximately $35,000 and includes an actual piece of the original Bullitt Mustang car: a 1 gram paint fragment.
“Our mission for Drive Toward a Cure has always been to broaden the awareness of and raise funds for Parkinson’s disease by blending cars and camaraderie,” said Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure. Pollack joined forces with Hunziker and Frederic Gasser, president of BRM North America, to create the watch. Hunziker hand-painted and designed the timepiece, which is being offered to the winner of the winning lottery ticket, which cost $25 each. A winner will be announced on Jan. 27 during the Grand National Roadster Show in Southern California, where the original Bullitt car will be displayed.
Bullitt 50 Chronograph: The Specs
- Model no. R1246BULLIT
- Hand-painted dial
- Automatic chronograph
- 46mm case made from a single block of Fortal HR aluminum
- Crystal sapphire front and back
- Water resistant
- Full five-year warranty
The Bullitt Mustang car will also be making an appearance at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas.