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To coincide with the historic unveiling of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, a new timepiece has been unveiled to go along with it. Swiss luxury watchmaker Parmigiani released its new Bugatti Super Sport timepiece created to complement the supercar.
Touted by Parmigiani as “The Fastest Watch in the World” (the 16.4 Super Sport is billed as the fastest car in the world), this watch embodies the luxury brand perfectly. The Bugatti Super Sport watch’s case mirrors the standard Parmigiani curved tear drop lug, and features a set of bending lugs in traditional form. You’ll also find a partially carbon fiber dial, which has been placed perpendicular to the axis. This was accomplished by integrating a system of double pinions with bevel gearing.
The manually wound Calibre Parmigiani 372 (complete with a power reserve of 10 days) was designed in two planes in order to match the contours of the new Bugatti watch. Six sapphire crystals reveal the fabulous movement made up of 372 parts. The bridges struts its stuff with gold black, côtes de Genève and satin finishes. Hermes Paris designed the strap and the Bugatti logo is showcased on the dial while the Parmigiani name is on the side.
There aren’t many of these gems available, with a limited run of 30 pieces. The Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch is packaged in an 18k white gold case and is priced at $259,000.
[Source: Born Rich]
So much for private unveilings. Just a day after Bugatti displayed its next supercar at an exclusive event in Molsheim, France, pictures of the super-sedan have wound up online.
Previously thought to be named the Bordeaux, the car’s actual name is Galibier – which refers to a difficult stretch of road in the Alps that cyclists take each year during the Tour de France.
As the name suggests, he Galibier is powered by a version of the Veyron’s 16-cylinder engine. There’s no word on power output, but we have no reason to doubt it could easily make 1,000hp. To speed is rumored to be roughly 217 mph and the engine will reportedly be a FlexFuel powerplant capable of running on ethanol.
The design of the car isn’t exactly beautiful (sort of Panamera-like), but then, the Veyron never took our breath away either. The body features exposed metal and a dark-blue carbon fiber weave. Up front it’s all Veyron and out back there are eight exhaust pipes.
One unique feature inside is the Parmigiani Reverso Tourbillon timepiece which can be remove and warn as a watch by the owner.
GALLERY: Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept