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 |  Jan 21 2011, 11:26 PM

A supercar needs a super watch, and that’s why McLaren has partnered with Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer to bring us the special edition MP4-12C Chronograph.

Boasting innovative, high-performance and precision manufacturing principles, the TAG Heuer McLaren MP4-12C Chronograph gathers its inspiration from the McLaren MP4-12C, following its lead when it comes to color, materials and design. Its carbon dial is just like the 12C’s carbon fiber MonoCell (an engineering solution that makes the 12C incredibly light) and the watch’s movement can be seen through sapphire inserts on the dial, which reveals the “engine” behind the watch face.

It doesn’t stop there. The MP4-12C Chronograph also features a Flyback function that lets you reset to zero, and immediately restart it by pressing once on the push button. Other extras include a Titanium case that minimizes weight, an Alcantara leather strap, orange super luminescent markers on the hands, and orange stitching on the bracelet.

Only 1000 of these beauties are being made, so be sure to look for them in the later part of 2011.

[Source: Top Speed]

 |  Nov 10 2010, 9:29 PM

So many luxury auto-brand watches, so little time. Making it even harder to settle on just one, Ferrari has just released its latest timepiece to the market – the new Ferrari Lap Time chronograph.

With only 399 watches being made, you can expect the Lap Time to go fast. Featuring a black rubber strap, it’s adorned with a Ferrari shield logo and “Scuderia Ferrari” embossing. It also features an original valve of the F2003-GA World Champion, Ferrari’s 49th single-seater that gave Michael Schumacher his sixth Drivers’ title and Ferrari its fifth Constructors’ crown.

Presented in an elegant carbon-fiber box, the Lap Time is secured inside a black display. The lid sports the Scudetto Ferrari logo, and a plaque on the outside announces the watch’s manufacturing number.

Boasting a brilliant combination of superb accuracy and functions, this is an ideal all-round, high performance chronograph. Other features you’ll love include an analogical display of main time, with Swiss high-precision movement; digital display for 2 more secondary time zones; chronometer, partial time, tachometer, countdown; rubber watch strap, unbreakable glass, waterproof, guarantees functionality and comfort under extreme conditions.

The price tag isn’t too bad either – the Ferrari Lap Time retails for 499 euro, which translates to about $688 U.S.

[Source: Top Speed]