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The famed Halda Watch Company of Sweden is introducing a new convertible into the market for high-dollar racing watches. There’s a twist to this beauty’s black titanium frame: it accepts both a gorgeous mechanical movement as well as a high-tech digital chronometer for racing lap times and three-axis g-force readings.

The concept of two watches serving different purposes enhances the authenticity of the product for a realistic racing tie-in. The digital portion, or the Racing Module, is pre-loaded with full maps of the world’s 150 top racetracks, like Suzuka in Japan and Silverstone in England. The digital face is also perfectly useful in real life via reconfigurable display settings to deliver all the critical watch functions plus a few extra, like a super-loud alarm amplifier to be heard over racing engines.

Offered as a single watch or the pair of faces, the new Race Module also clips into Halda’s existing flagship watch, the Space Discovery.

Please click past the jump for the full gadget review of the Halda Race Pilot.

Shinola might not be known for being a quality timepiece maker, having made its name as a manufacturer of bikes, leather goods and other luxury items. But the company has expanded into building watches and one of the first limited-edition models on its portfolio pays homage to a fellow Detroit-based company.

In commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang , Shinola is building a special-edition timepiece bearing the automaker’s exclusive 50 Years logo. Measuring 46 mm (1.81 inches) across and carrying the Mustang 50 Years logo on its face, the watch is, for a lack of a better word, impressive. It comes with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face, a screw-down crown, a black leather band and waterproof capabilities of up to 5 atmospheres (roughly 170 feet, dependent on water temperature).

Only 1,000 units of this special edition watch will be built. No word yet on how much it’ll cost, but for the expected sum, you can be one of the few owners in the world of an officially licensed, special-edition watch that bears the automaker’s unique-in-its-own Mustang 50 Years logo.

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The new 2014 LaFerrari is no doubt the most amazing car we have seen this year, as it combines a stunning design language with tons of horsepower under the hood. And when it comes to designing great watches inspired by Ferrari ’s design language, the folks over Hublot do an amazing job.

Its latest creation - the MP-05 "LaFerrari " is a wristwatch worthy of its name. Not only because it features a great look, but the new MP-05 watch also scored a new world record by way of a 50-day power reserve.

The watch was designed entirely in parallel with the car, alongside the Ferrari team. It features 637 components for the movement, a Tourbillon and 11 barrels arranged in a line just like a spinal column.

Hublot designed a complex-shaped sapphire crystal reminiscent of the Laferrari’s outline, as well as an open case-back made from black PVD titanium. What is very interesting on the new MP-05 "LaFerrari" watch is the original display: on the right side of the barrels you will see the hour and the minute, and on the left side the power reserve.

The new MP-05 "LaFerrari" will be limited to only 50 units. The price isn’t available online, but you can head to Hublot’s website to find a retailer near you.

Hit the jump to read full MP-05 "LaFerrari" technical details and a promo video for the watch.

While MG Cars is struggling to stay on the market, its classic models have been used as an inspiration for superb limited-edition watches developed by MeisterSinger. They have used the distinctive shape and structure of a 1950s MG TD radiator grille and developed a pretty expensive and awesome watch.

The watch features a stainless-steel case hiding top-quality Swiss movements and dials protected by hardened mineral glass. Each unit will be offered with Cordovan straps crafted from smooth horse leather and offered in three different face-and-strap combinations appropriately named: "Abingdon", "Cecil Kimber" and "Cream Cracker.” The names celebrate the MG factory, the company’s founder, and the most famous of the Works MGs, respectively.

If you are interested, then you should know the new MG watch by MeisterSinger is priced at £1405 (around $2,200 at the current exchange rates). Only 100 units a year will be produced.

Whenever you’re stumped looking for the perfect Christmas gift to buy somebody you love, it’s always a good idea to surf the Internet to find out what kind of items are out there that make for the perfect holiday present.

Well, if you happen to be reading this, may we suggest this pretty fancy but affordable mechanical timepiece from Subaru ?

It will only be limited to 300 units and priced at around $700 a piece, a figure that’s not that steep relative to what you’re going to get in the market for a timepiece with an automotive collaboration on it.

As for the watch itself, there are some touches done to it that pay homage to the automotive world, including a power-reserve counter that’s shaped like a fuel gauge at the six o’clock position and a window on both sides of the gears that show hints of a figure that appears to have been inspired by a boxer engine piston. And, and did we mention that the watch itself uses gears to measure the time while also showing local times of a number of international cities and even the Nurburgring race track.

The only caveat is that if you’re thinking of scooping this timepiece up as a Christmas present, you might have to wait past the holidays to get it. Subaru will actually bring the watch to the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon where they will have 30 units on hand ready to be sold.

Source: Subaru

Although you probably won’t get these products in time for the holidays - or maybe you can with expedited shipping - McLaren’s recently launched eStore has come out with a range of new products that make for some pretty sweet Christmas gifts.

There are a multitude of accessories, including carbon fiber luggages, a leather wallet and card holder that have been finished in carbon fibre weave-effect leather with McLaren orange stitching, and yes, even key chains, gloves, clothing, caps, and jackets.

But the unquestioned highlight of the new line is the Tag Heuer Carrera MP4-12C Chronograph, a collaborative effort between long-standing partners McLaren and Tag Heuer. The special edition timepiece will be limited to only 1,000 pieces and takes direct inspiration from the high performance 12C sports car after which it is named.

The new Chronograph reflects the new sports car in colour, materials and design. The watch’s dials are made in carbon fiber and were inspired by the MP4-12C’s carbon fiber chassis, while the sapphire crystal inserts reveal the movement behind the watch face.

Of course this exclusive watch comes with a huge price: £8950 - or about $14,500 at the current exchange rates.

Christmas is coming faster than we expected and finding the right gift for your loved ones is sometimes a real challenge. Challenging moments get a little easier with help from companies like Ferrari , which has unveiled a sweet Granturismo Automatic Watch. It is priced at €940 — roughly $1,249 at the current exchange rates — and is available in either silver or black.

This handsome watch gets it inspirations from the elegance and the exclusivity of the GT vehicles produced in Maranello. It features an automatic ETA 2824 Swiss-made movement and is easily recognizable by its distinctive Ferrari details, including: a steel box with matte black PVD treatment, black dial in carbon fiber with Ferrari logo, anti-glare glass and the strap in 316L steel. The watch also carries a waterproof rating up to 5 atm. and weighs just 79 grams (0.17 pounds).

This would make an excellent gift for anyone looking for a fine watch this holiday season.

Finding the right Christmas gifts for your loved ones is often a challenge. Today, however, Porsche decided to offer you a little help, as it has launched a new Driver’s Selection Collection that includes some of the most amazing Christmas gift ideas.

One of them is the 918 Spyder Chronograph - the perfect watch for those who cannot wait for the official launch of the 918 Spyder supercar. The 918 Spyder Chronograph combines robust yet lightweight materials and contemporary design. It features a black carbon dial with Acid Green contrasts - similar to the accents on the 911 Turbo S "Edition 918 Spyder ." Other features include: luminescent hands, stopwatch function with split-time measurement and tachometer.

For those of you interested, the watch is priced at £475 - or about $750 at the current exchange rates. And as you probably have guessed it the watch is limited to only 918 units.

Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin are celebrating eight years of partnership with the unveiling of the AMVOX7 - the first vertical-trigger chronograph equipped with a power reserve display. As usual, exclusivity comes with a quite a big price: $26,000.

The watch features design elements seen on the latest Aston Martin models. For example, its dial was inspired by the radiator grille of the Vanquish . As a first for Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, the AMVOX introduces an intuitive display method that is in perfect accord with the sensation of immediacy conferred by a sporting outlook and the power reserve display. You will have to release the lever to unlock the glass, and then press at 12 o’clock to start or stop the timing function. Pressing at 6 o’clock will reset the time.

The watch is equipped with a Jaeger-LeCoultre 756 automatic mechanical caliber with a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and a power reserve of 65-hour power reserve. The comparison between the AMVOX’s "motor" to that of the new Aston Martin Vanquish is inevitable.

While most of us are waiting for the legendary DeLorean to make a come-back, Swiss luxury watchmakers RJ-Romain Jerome has found a solution to pay tribute to this iconic Eighties legend: with a watch of course.

The watch case is made of brushed stainless steel, while the bezel of the watch is made using metal from an original DeLorean DMC-12. A total of 23 jewels have been used for the watch who houses in a Swiss mechanical automatic caliber RJ001-CH movement. It is water resistant up to 30 meters and features a power resistance of 48 hours.

The counters are made in rhodium, polished and satin-brushed. The small second counter recall the car’s tail lights and the chronograph second and counters’ hands are inspired by the automobile dashboards. Strap Upholstery black leather with anthracite grey stitching will be offered for all the customers.

The watch is limited to only 81 units and is priced at an impressive $15,900.


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