The love affair between car races and timepieces go way back. Early race car drivers used to strap bulky stopwatches to wrists to time laps and calculate speeds. Watch manufacturers recognised this might be a tad bit dangerous, and so angled the dials on watches for easy reading without taking their hands off the wheel. The watches then evolved into becoming outrageously bold, with bright colours, unusual shapes and perforated leather rally straps that were soon customised with the racing teams’ colours. Today, the inimitable chemistry between the two continue to flourish, as watchmakers not only continue to sponsor major international races, but also release exclusively-designed timepieces. Here, we bring you three race-inspired watches that will surely evoke the same excitement as the exhilarating sound of engines on the tarmac once did.