There’s been a lot of celebrating the Bullitt Mustang this year – that’s because it’s the movie’s fiftieth anniversary. Ford released a 2019 Bullitt Mustang, and now we’ve received news of a very special timepiece going up for raffle.
To a certain degree, I think many car guys are also watch guys – I sort of am. I mean, Matt Farah talks about them all the time, and I’ve been seeing tons of posts about the limited edition Honda Civic Type R watch – but, I have yet seen one quite as cool as this one. Not because it’s flashy or anything like that, but because of the awesome story behind it.
It starts with a non-profit called “Drive Toward a Cure,” which is an organization that grows awareness and collects funds towards Parkinson’s disease. Sean Kiernan happened to be a family member of the owner of the original 1968 Bullitt Mustang. The two then teamed up with BRM Chronographes and Hunziker Designs to create a one-off unique timepiece.
Sean’s father, Robert, recently passed away, and was the owner of the recently re-discovered ‘Bullitt.’ The famous car, featured in the most iconic car chase in movie history, has been in the Kiernan family for almost 45 years and has now been on a nationwide tour since last January.
Earlier this year, Sean honored his father by revealing the brand new Bullitt alongside Ford. He wanted to continue to do what he believes his dad would want – to bring awareness to Parkinson’s and Drive Toward a Cure. How he’s doing so is pretty badass, if you ask us.
The watch will include a one-gram size paint fragment from the famed vehicle and will feature a BULLITT 50, hand-painted under a microscope. It will be created by BRM Chronographes and come along with an exclusively painted art box. The watch is valued at $35,000.
“Our mission for Drive Toward a Cure has always been to broaden the awareness of, and raise funds for, Parkinson’s disease – and all by blending cars and camaraderie,” said Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure. “When Sean and I first met, we realized we had more in common than cars – as we both had struggled through the loss of a parent to Parkinson’s – but the timing of the attention his car was receiving this particular year offered a perfect pathway to gain the further attention this disease deserved.”
Raffle tickets have already been on sale for a while, but are available through January. The founder of “Drive Toward a Cure” announced that the online raffle tickets cost $25 per entry. They can be purchased HERE. All proceeds of the raffle ticket purchases support Parkinson’s, in honor of Sean’s father, Robert. Only 1,968 tickets will be sold to coincide with the year of the car and raise roughly $50,000 for the cause.
The original car will be displayed at the Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California at the end of January. There, the owner will name the winner of the raffle.