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Casio Computer Ltd in cooperation with Red Bull Racing have previously announced the Edifice range of exclusive, limited edition watches. And the second in the series is the A1000. The watch has been launched as a celebration of the the final race of the season - a season of course dominated by Red Bull. The new A1000 watch is limited to only 100 units.

The watch has been built under the supervision of the Red Bull Racing team and features blue highlights on the dial and the lower layer of the bezel to match the team colors. These items have been combined with a red second and red dial marks. And as this is a watch inspired by the automotive world carbon fiber couldn’t miss. It has been used to build the watch face and bezel.

The A1000 has been equipped with an electronic crown switch and Casio’s unique "Smart Access" system. It also uses five motors to independently operate hour, minute and second hands. The watch is water resistant by 100 meters and comes with a 1/20-second stopwatch. And the best part is that is uses a solar battery so you won’t have to worry about changing batteries.

The new Lamborghini Aventador is following in the footsteps of all the other supercars in the world by receiving a watch inspired by its personal look. The new timepiece is called the Avenger Vertical Tourbillon Watch and was designed by Marko Petrovic. Unfortunately, this masterpiece is only in its concept stage at this point.

When it is finished, the Avenger watch will transfer the same ultramodern aesthetic, signature black and orange look of the Aventador, featuring some of the most incredible design lines. While designing the Avenger watch, Marko Petrovic took his inspiration from the supercar’s engine. The face of the watch has been designed to mimic the engine cover of the Aventador and just like with the supercar, it comes complete with an engine roll bar.

Since this is just a concept, there aren’t any other specifications available just yet and no price has been thrown out either. With the Aventador as inspiration, we expect the Avenger watch to be scintillating, and expensive!

It’s a little hard to imagine that Ferrari has been a presence in China for 20 years now. But the Prancing Horse has, in fact, been around the country for two decades and as we expected, Ferrari isn’t wasting the opportunity to release something to mark the occasion.

The Italian automaker has tied-up with Swiss luxury watch builder Hublot to present a limited edition timepiece called the Big Bang Chrono Tourbillon Ferrari.

The 20-piece watch was designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ferrari’s presence in China. It carries a number of unique styling cues that certainly fit into a luxury watch. The leather straps were made from horn back crocodile leather and adorned with PVD Titanium buckles. More to that, the watch also comes with HUB 6300 movement with clutch tourbillon escapement has while also boasting of a single push-piece chrono movement with a flying toubillon, a 44mm dial, and a carbon fiber case.

“Ferrari is indeed one of the leading luxury brands on the Chinese market, and Hublot is very proud to become the exclusive strategic partner of Ferrari," said Ricardo Guadalupe, managing director of Hublot.

"The win-win agreement is a symbolic of a new beginning for our two brands, and will undoubtedly be a partnership filled with thrill and passion.”

Breitling and Bentley have teamed up once again to create a limited edition chronograph that marks Bentley’ recent world-record breaking exploits on the ice. This watch joins the current Supersports "Ice Speed Record" convertible edition that will be limited to only 100 units.

The Breitling Bentley ISR has borrowed many of its design cues from the special edition Bentley Supersports Ice Speed Record Convertible. It gets a carbon fiber fascia with dashboard-style dial, a classically knurled finish on the control buttons, distinctive red dialing, and a carbon fiber presentation box.

Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said: "Juha Kankkunen’s drive was a remarkable achievement and worthy of a very special car. The Continental Supersports "Ice Speed Record" is a true driver’s car that captures that unique Bentley spirit. It offers extreme performance, agility and an extrovert personality, while retaining the refinement, handcrafted luxury and comfort our customers expect."

Full specifications after the jump.

The number of licensing agreements between watchmakers and automakers have grown rapidly in the past few years, so much so that the market is already inundated with plenty of choices.

That’s why this new collection from Officine Autodromo is very different. Not only is it a stand-alone company that specializes on auto-inspired timepieces, but it also has a new collection that offers plenty of choices for the auto-obsessed customer.

As the work of industrial designer Bradley Price, the Officine Autodromo launch collection will feature three models that are sure to pique the interest of customers. The first one is called the "Veloce," which means ’speed’ in Italian. Then there’s the "Brescia," which is actually a Northern Italian town that, incidentally, also serves as the start/finish line of the Mille Miglia rally. Finally, there’s the "Valelunga," which, if you know your auto racing, is the name of the race track just outside of Rome.

As you may have noticed by now, the three watches carry plenty of Italian racing heritage. More than just their names, the watches also feature retro-inspired Italian race car themes, as well as a 42-milimeter case that can be had in either brushed stainless steel or its PVD-coated counterpart, a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement, and perforated black leather wrist straps mounted directly into the round case.

The price for any one of these Officine Autodromo watches is $425. They’re by no means cheap, but if you’re interested in something that not a lot of people have in their collection, these watches are as good a purchase as you can have.

Jaeger LeCoultre had launched the AMVOX 5 World Chronograph in 2007 and since then we have seen lots of special editions based on it. And today is time for a new one: the new AMVOX 5 LMP1 - a chronograph designed as a tribute to the Aston Martin LMP1 racing car.

The new AMVOX LMP1 features dial colors in blue, gray and orange as with the LMP1 race car and the hours and minutes hands are made from rhodium with white Superluminova. The new AMVOX 5 comes with a Jaeger-LeCoultre Caliber 752 which runs at 28,800 vph has a 65-hour power reserve, 279 parts, 41 jewels and a pink gold oscillating weight. The case is made from high-tech ceramic and titanium and measures 44 mm x 15.2 mm. The back is engraved with Jaeger-LeCoultre and Aston Martin logos.

Jaeger LeCoultre will create only 250 units of this beauty, as for the price we don’t know it just yet, but for sure with be more than we can imagine.

In the automotive industry everything is about speed, but when it comes to watches, speed isn’t exactly number one on the list. Tag Heuer is changing that with the Mikrotimer Flying 1000, a concept watch that is capable of banging out 3.6 million beats per hour - 125 times faster than most existing chronographs. The good news, sort of, is that the concept will be put into production in a limited series of 10 units, each priced at $88,580.

What makes this watch so special is that the flying central hand of the Mikrotimer Flying 1000 makes an astounding 10 rotations per second, indicating 1/1000th of a second and 1/100th of a second on a scale on the external part of the dial, which has 100 graduations over 360°. A second, smaller central hand indicates minutes (TAG Heuer Patent pending) and 1/12th of a minute on a 150-second scale. A counter at 6 o’clock displays 1/10th of a second, calibrated to 5 seconds. This makes it so that you will not only be able to read minutes and seconds, but also 1/1,000th of a second, a feature that is essential for competitions like Formula 1.

Hit the jump for the video on the Tag Heuer Mikrotimer Flying 1000 .

If you drive a Lamborghini and you want a watch to match with it, the AV-L001 (Adriano Valente) is the perfect offer for you. The watch will be priced at $35,100 and will be limited to only 66 units a year. The new timepiece is 100% Swiss made and will be the world’s first watch in the world designed to match a car brand a model and not the opposite. Also it will be the only watch in the world to be offered in any existing car color.

The Lamborghini AV-L001 is the world’s first molded watch made of Karbonyte (C-Ti compound) or machined in AlTiCar (Aluminum-Titanium-Carbon) an features a ENGINE-001 movement, comes with 42H power reserve sectorized on 116 degrees, instant jump over-sized date. The watch also gets a "Closed" bottom in brushed aluminum and an "Open" button with sapphire glass, brushed aluminum, natural grey. Also every customer will receive a custom chassis number engraved and color coded.

The watch will be available in: Ithaka Green, Edonis Yellow, Monocérus White, Pegasus Black, Borealis Orange and Vulkan Red.

Infiniti in cooperation with Swiss specialist time instrument maker Bell & Ross has unveiled the limited edition BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch. There will be only 200 units built, each carrying a price tag of £3,090, about $5,000 at the current exchange rates.

The watch features a matte black dial and sports a photo-luminescent finish in the same distinct purple color employed by Infiniti across the globe. The steel case will be engraved with the Infiniti signature.

Also, you should be feeling very lucky while wearing this watch as it feature the number "8" - a symbol of luck in Asia and of course the mathematical sign of infinity.

Andy Palmer, Infiniti’s Executive Vice President said: "The Limited Edition BR02-8 Infiniti Carbon Case Purple 8 Pro Dial wristwatch is a true celebration of our continued association with Bell & Ross, for which we are very proud. The new timepiece effortlessly embodies the unique qualities of both brands to offer discerning customers a rare and highly sought-after addition to their collection."

Porsche ’s product design division, Porsche Design , has produced some of the best auto-branded watches in the world today. With their latest creation, Porsche Design is updating their classic P’6620 Dashboard watch with something that’s a little more in tune with the taste of the modern gentleman.

Taking inspiration from the instrument cluster of a Porsche 911 and incorporating it into the design of the timepiece, Porsche was able to take a modern day iteration of one of their classic watches.

The case and bracelet of the watch is made out of lightweight, non-allergenic titanium, which is the same material that Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche first began to use in watchmaking way back in 1980. It’s available in a deep black color that was created by shot-blasting titanium and covering it with a layer of black PVD.

The watch also features a 44-milimeter case, an anti-glare, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and an ETA Valjoux 7753 chronograph function with power reserve.

Any time you have a watch that was produced using high-quality materials and built with meticulous craftsmanship, it’s going to cost more than a standard digital. For the privilege of owning the P’6620 Dashboard, you’ll need to shell out €3,950, or around $6,000 based on current exchange rates.


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