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 |  Nov 29 2011, 2:00 AM

Ferrari is celebrating its partnership with luxury Swiss watchermaker Hublot with, surprise, a limited-edition timepiece.

There will only be 20 of the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari timepieces available, which also marks the 20th anniversary of the automaker’s presence in China. The watch features a single push-piece chrono movement with a flying toubillon, a 44mm dial and a sporty case made from carbon fiber.

“Ferrari is indeed one of the leading luxury brands on the Chinese market, and Hublot is very proud to become the exclusive strategic partner of Ferrari. The win-win agreement is a symbolic of a new beginning for our two brands, and will undoubtedly be a partnership filled with thrill and passion,” said Ricardo Guadalupe, managing director of Hublot.

The Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari also comes equipped with HUB 6300 movement with clutch tourbillon escapement, while its strap is made of  hornback crocodile leather and adorned with PVD Titanium buckles. No word on the price yet, but with only 20 piece being made, we’re sure it’s going to be pricey.

[Source: Born Rich]

 |  May 20 2011, 4:09 PM

Marking the 20th anniversary of Mazda‘s victory in the world’s most demanding endurace race, the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Mazda has brought the winning Mazda 787B back from the dead.

Since winning in 1991, the Mazda 787B has been on display at the Mazda Museum in Horishima, Japan. The car has been carefully restored since its last 1991 post race overhaul, to open for the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans. The 79th annual race begins Saturday June 11 at 3 p.m. Additionally, the 787B will also take part in the Driver’s Parade through the Le Mans City center on Friday 10.

The 787B was powered by a four-rotor rotary engine that produced 700-hp. The 787B was the first and only Japanese car to win the 24 Hour of Le Mans. After 1991, rotary engines could not participate in the 24 Hour of Le Mans.

As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, members of the 1991 Mazda team will also return to Le Mans. The winning driver Johnny Herbert (England) will be joined by 1991 Mazda drivers David Kennedy (Ireland), Pierre Dieudonné (Belgium) and other team members.

Gallery: Mazda 787B

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