Spot the Watch: Ferrari’s CEO and his Collection of Large Watches

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In this week’s episode of Spot The Watch, we focus on the legendary Sergio Marchionne – CEO of Ferrari. As an industry veteran and visionary, he is considered to be a miracle worker following the revival of Chrysler from the brink of bankruptcy – an initiative led by him. However, during a recent interview, Marchionne confirmed plans to step down after 15-years at the helm. Although this is saddening news for the industry, it is not our main focus. Instead, we take a look and spot a few of his timepieces.

The first and most recent watch spotted on his wrist is an American-made Shinola Runwell. The timepiece sports a white dial, which provides a striking contrast against its black arabic numerals and leather strap. Although not confirmed, we speculate that Sergio is wearing the 47mm version due to its proportion on his wrist.

An interesting tidbit: the Shinola Runwell, albeit with a different dial variation, has also been spotted on the wrist of ex-US President Bill Clinton. More on the spot here.


Sergio Marchionne wearing a Shinola Runwell. Interestingly, ex-USA President Bill Clinton has also been spotted wearing a similar piece, albeit with a black dial. Picture credit: Bloomberg Quint


The Shinola Runwell – a simple and practical watch with a high-contrast dial. Picture credit: Shinola


The next piece spotted on his wrist is an IWC Pilot “Fliegeruhr” Chronograph IW3777-01. A sporty and versatile timepiece, it can be easily matched to any outfit. The watch features a chronograph complication with day-date display, and measures in at a contemporary size of 43mm. As this model is not found in the current IWC catalogue, we assume that its been discontinued.


Sergio Marchionne is seen sporting a discontinued IWC Flieger Chronograph.

The discontinued IWC IW3777-01 Pilot Chronograph. With its black dial and contrasting white hands, this piece scores high points for its practicality. A distinctive feature of this watch is its “triple-date” display. Picture credit: Govberg Watches


The final and perhaps most befitting watch spotted is the Panerai Ferrari Grandturismo Chronograph. The watch is a collaboration piece between Ferrari and Panerai (hench the Ferrari branding), and is limited to 700-pieces. It is powered by the caliber OP XII – a movement based on the workhorse ETA 7753. Measuring in at 45mm, it is a rather large and chunky timepiece. But despite its size, we reckon that it sits rather nicely on Sergio’s wrist.


Sergio Marchionne is seen rocking a limited edition Panerai Ferrari Grandturismo Chronograph. Despite its chunky size, Marchionne pulls it off nicely. Picture credit:

The Panerai Ferrari Grandturismo Chronograph: limited edition of 700-pieces. The most interesting aspect of this piece is its dial, which is in striking yellow. Complementing it are two black sub dials, which create a charming contrast. Finally, the dial is topped-off with the Ferrari logo. Picture credit: Watch Box


That concludes this episode of Spot the Watch. We hope that you’ve enjoyed it!




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