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 |  Apr 02 2011, 11:54 AM

There are so many amazing auto-inspired watches being launched, it’s hard to keep up. But here’s another we just had to share with you – Chopard’s Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second timepiece.

Another model added to the Swiss watchmaker’s long history of paying tribute to the world of historic cars, the Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second timepiece does them justice. Fastened on the wrist by a strap that sports the famous 1960s Dunlop Racing tire tread (made from natural rubber and comes fitted with a folding clasp), this watch features a split-second chronograph movement that measures “split” times. Its self-winding movement is chronometer-certified by the COSC and on the back, you’ll find the inscription “Superfast Split Second.”

Taking you back to a time of vintage automobile, the dial’s markers on the flange will remind you of the numbers found on rev counters and speedometers. Other features of note include a tiny racing steering-wheel in DLC blackened steel on the crown, the grooves on lugs’ sides, the cooling vents and the Allen screws on the bezel.

There’s only going to be 1,000 copies of the Classic Racing Superfast Chrono Split Second watch being made, so pick yours up soon.

[Source: Born Rich]

 |  May 17 2010, 7:14 AM


It’s time to wear luxury on your wrist. Infiniti, the luxury automotive manufacturer from Japan, has just released the Limited Edition BR03-92 Instrument Phantom Infiniti wristwatch, engineered by the Swiss specialist watchmaker Bell & Ross.

Limited to just 100 individually numbered units, the Instrument Phantom Infiniti watch was inspired by the recently revealed Infiniti FX Limited Edition performance crossover. Offered only through Infiniti Centers in Europe, this timepiece is the perfect complement to either a finely crafted suit or a button down and jeans, thanks to its black carbon powder finish, which envelopes its 42 mm case. Lined with a distinct purple coating, the seconds hand sits on a galvanic black dial, and fans of this luxury automotive moniker will notice it’s the same color that lies at the heart of Infiniti’s brand identity.

Says Jim Wright, Vice President of Infiniti Europe: “The limited edition BR03-92 Instrument Phantom watch is a perfect tribute to the core qualities of Infiniti. It is also about offering the Infiniti owner something truly special and individual which we are able to achieve through this exceptional timepiece.”

If you can find one of the Limited Edition Phantom Infiniti wristwatch, it will set you back €2,809.97 or about $3,576 U.S.


[Source: Top Speed]