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Riding a new technology wave, Nissan has announced a smartwatch concept that it claims is the world’s first wristwatch that connects the performance of both the car and its driver.
To commemorate the 85th anniversary of the world’s most demanding racetrack, Nordschleife has released its 1927 24-hour wristwatches to the general public.
The track, most well-known for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring originally opened for business back on June 18th, 1927 under the name of “Mountain, Racing and Testing Track.” And to make it the perfect companion to those attending the famed race, the timepiece from Nordschleife has its dials displaying all 24 hours of the day, as opposed to the more traditional 12 on conventional watches.
The stainless-steel timepieces are available in 1.4 or 1.7 inch cases in either white or black. Pricing is affordable too, at around $110 for the smaller piece, and $140 for the larger one. Those interested in purchasing the watch may have some difficulty telling time at first, due to its 24-hour setup.
A black leather strap accompanies the stainless-steel case while a Swiss quartz movement keeps time precise.
GALLERY: Nordschleife 1927 Timepieces
Luxurious timepieces are one of those essential accessories for any man that appreciates the finer things in life. Whether it’s to match their outfit or their car, wristwatches are often themed to complement the man’s other symbols of status. Mansory has been known to build some of the most extravagant luxury cars in the world, from custom luxury Rolls-Royces to sporty Ferraris. What they haven’t had, until now, is a timepiece to match their vehicles for their customers to really enjoy a Mansory way-of-life.
The 47-mm steel cased timepiece is a product from the collaboration of Graham-London and Mansory. The theme for the watch naturally was influenced by Mansory products and it’s no surprise the dial is made of carbon fiber while the steel bezel, decorated by the “Clous de Paris” resembles the artistic performance of Mansory vehicles. On the inside is a Calibre G1734 with 48 hours power reserve, which is visible through a smoked, see-through sapphire crystal in the back featuring a Mansory logo. The strap is made of black rubber, which is a nice and subtle touch, and also sports the Graham and Mansory logos. The Chronofighter Oversize will be limited to just 50 pieces and can be purchase from Mansory or any of its partners worldwide.
GALLERY: Graham Chronofighter Oversize Mansory
Now that Hublot and Formula 1 have been partners for a year, we’ve seen a few impressive timepieces thanks to this collaboration. And now it’s time for another special edition to make its way to us – take a look at the Hublot Formula 1 King Power Ceramic Watch.
With a limited run of 500 pieces, this watch comes in a matte black ceramic King Power style case that measures 48 mm wide. Adorned with black and red tones, the Hublot Formula 1 King Power Ceramic Watch’s colors are complemented by a strap featuring titanium tones. Giving it that look of premium quality is ceramic bezel placed over a carbon fiber plate, as well as a black Nomex strap with red stitching that is attached to the case.
It’s a sharp-looking race-themed watch that perfectly embodies what Formula 1 is all about, so don’t expect them to last long.
[Source: Top Speed]