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The newest addition to the Porsche Design timepiece collection is more than just a watch; it’s a compass, too. Called the P’6520 Compass Watch, the timepiece comes with the dual purpose of a watch and a compass that was inspired by its predecessor, which was first built in 1978 by no less than Ferdinand Alexander Porsche.

The modern iteration of the old classic is made out of anti-allergenic titanium, primarily because the material is not magnetic and thus, should not affect the magnetic needle of the compass. The P’6520 Compass Watch features a three-hand watch with luminescent hands driven by SW300 Sellita cailbre. Just underneath the watch is a liquid compass that by itself, can be easily detached.

There’s also a scratch-resistant mirror, which, when opened, clicks into place at a 45-degree angle. Being a Porsche Design timepiece, the P’6520 Compass Watch is made out of titanium and black PVD coating and has been designed to be water resistant of up to 50 meters.

For a merchandise brand that has taken old classics - the P’6930 Chronograph also comes into mind - and given them modern day re-issues, the new 911-piece P’6520 Compass Watch is poised to become another must-have for Porsche fans the world over.

Mansory typically provides its customers with some pretty cool tuning packages for their sports cars, but now the tuner has revealed a limited edition watch to add to their customers’ wish lists. Only 50 units of chronograph will be offered, and each of them will carry a price tag of € 8,900 (approx. $13,000 at the current exchange rates).

Kourosh Mansory, CEO of the Mansory said: "The co-operation with GRAHAM-LONDON derives from my long-term friendship with Eric Loth, founder and board member of GRAHAM-LONDON. His passion for dynamic automobiles and my enthusiasm for high-quality chronographs are perfectly combined. The GRAHAM MANSORY Chronofighter Oversize confirms this in a very impressive way."

The watch’s dial is made of carbon, a material typically used for sports cars. It also features a smoked see-through sapphire crystal with Mansory logo that provides an inside look to the clockwork Calibre G1734 with 48 hours power reserve. The black rubber strap is "Clous de Paris" and is decorated and adorned with the Graham and Mansory logos.

Ferrari is offering another special edition watch for their most exclusive customers. The new Scuderia Ferrari Carbon Chrono is now on sale for those interested and it is priced at € 408 ($590). The watch is only available in gray.

The Carbon Chrono watch will be offered with a case made in stainless steel satin 316 with PVD Gun treatment, while the caseback is made in PVD Gun steel emblem in relief. The watch dial is made in carbon fiber (as it name suggest it), while the crystal used for it is an antiglare mineral. The strap is offered in genuine black leather with dark gray stitching. And as everyone needs to chill out in this hot summer days, you can go swimming carrying your watch as it is waterproof to 5 ATM.

We know Father’s Day is gone, but this still might be a perfect gift for any Ferrari fan out there.

Tag Heuer has been rather busy this year coming up with several special editions to celebrate their partnerships. So far, we’ve seen the Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Titanium Chronograph , the TAG Heuer Limited Edition Indy 500 Centennial Chronograph , and the TAG Heuer McLaren MP4-12C Chronograph . Their latest ode is the limited edition Formula 1 Gulf Edition Watch which celebrates the timepiece company’s partnership with both Monaco Gulf and Formula 1.

The special edition timepiece is based on the steel 44mm wide Tag Heuer Formula 1 Big Date watch with a Swiss quartz movement and a time, subsidiary seconds dial. It features a black dial with a light gray cross-hatching pattern and contrasting Gulf racing stripes in orange and blue, as well as the orange and white Gulf logo. The Formula 1 Gulf Edition is available in either a steel or rubber strap.

The Tag Heuer Formula 1 Gulf Edition Watch sells for somewhere in the $1,000 range.

Swiss luxury timepiece maker Chopard is celebrating their 150th anniversary and as a tribute to this momentous occasion, the company has released a motorsports-inspired special edition watch that should have its fans drooling profusely.

The limited edition L.U.C. Engine One Tourbillon was unveiled at the recent Only Watch Charity Auction to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Dressed in a black and yellow-toned version of the Engine One Tourbillon model, the Only Watch limited edition is powered by an L.U.C Calibre 1TRM ‘motor’. It features a look similar to an engine block and is mounted on silent-blocks with a mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement that was exclusively designed, developed, and built by Chopard.
The mechanical hand-wound tourbillon movement beats at a cadence of 28,800 vibrations per hour while driving displays of the hours, minutes, seconds. It also has a power reserve that lasts for about 60 hours.

Staying true to the motorsports inspiration, the engine block on the face of the watch features the Chopard signature while the DLC titanium case features alternating matte and polished finishes and has been designed to be water-resistant of up to 50 meters. Even the watch’s dial bears inspiration from the motoring universe, as does the hand-sewn black alligator leather strap that comes with four reinforced inserts bearing inspiration from car seats found on classic racing cars. The slightly curved lugs that have been screwed into the case carry the effect of streamlined car wings to provide a snug and perfect fit on the wearer.

No word yet on how much the watch fetched at the Only Watch Charity Auction, but judging by the look and painstaking detail in developing the piece and the use of a plethora of expensive items, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit if this fine piece of craftsmanship fetches a price north of six digits.

The Tag Heuer Monaco V4 range of watches is by all accounts, one of the most sought-after Tag Heuer watches we’ve seen in a while. First introduced in 2009 with the release of the Platinum Edition, the Monaco V4 range sprang another version a year later called the New Generation Rose Gold Edition”. And now that it’s 2011, the Swiss timepiece maker has decided to introduce the latest addition to the line: the Titanium Limited Edition.

Sporting the same 41mm “New Generation” V4 case, the Titanium edition differentiates itself by the use – and plenty of it – of titanium on a number of its parts, including the case, the hour markers, the hands, the crown, and the folding buckle. On top of that, the watch also features a mix of Ruthenium and Ceramic with the former used as the black coating on the ridged dial of the watch while the latter runs along the side of the watch.

As a special edition watch that’s limited to only 200 units, the Tag Heuer Monaco V4 Titanium Edition won’t come cheap. Prices have yet to be announced, but it is looking to fetch a price tag of about $120,000. The watch is set to become available in October, which means that anybody with any remote interest in buying this watch will have about four months to save up for the purchase.

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We’ve seen a lot of expensive timepieces in these pages, some more audacious while others literally scream "bling." However, stop us if you think that you’ve seen anything remotely close to what Hublot ’s new BB Watch is bringing to the table. More importantly, do you have €2 million ($2.9 million) to spare?

The watch is, without question, one of the most expensive watches we’ve ever laid our peepers on. Rightfully so too, considering that the watch is made from 18 karat white gold and comes with over 140 karats of diamonds made from 637 individual-cut ’baguette’ diamonds that have been placed piece-by-piece together without any spaces in between.

Take a few seconds to look at that watch and just study how all those pieces are actually diamonds. Crazy, indeed.

According to Hublot, the watch took over 2,000 man hours to finish with 45 gem-cutters working on it. On top of all the bling that makes up the entire piece, this €2 million financial torpedo comes with a tourbillion movement and an offset hour and minute indicator.

And to justify just how exclusive this timepiece is, it’s the only one of its kind with F1 czar Bernie Ecclestone showing off the watch at the recent Monaco Grand Prix. The whole Hublot and Formula 1 partnership is yielding tremendous press for both parties and if you happen to have €2 million lying around, you can make a run for this exclusive watch at Zegg & Cerlati’s premier suite in Place de Casino, Monaco.

Lets do some math: what can you do with $270,000? Buy a Porsche 911 GT2 RS with $245,000, put some gas and make an impressive trip in a place where you wanted to go for a very long time. Or, you can buy a watch. Yes, you read that correctly. Porsche Design store in Dubai Dubai Mall has put on sale a limited edition Porsche Design Indicator timepiece that cost AED 990,000 or about $270,000 at the current exchange rates. There will be only 50 units built.

The new Porsche watch has been designed by the car maker in cooperation with the Swiss watchmaker Eterna. It includes a mix of 18-carat rose gold, natural rubber and titanium.

The clasps and body are made of rose gold, with a titanium face and rubber straps that look like Porsche tires. The face includes a stop watch and second timer, and a dial turns from green to red when the watch runs low on power. The watch will get its power from the movement of your wrist.

TAG Heuer is putting their watch-making expertise to work by creating a special edition chronograph to celebrate a very important time in history. This year marks the 100th anniversary of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” and in order to celebrate it in style, TAG Heuer has created a special edition TAG Heuer Limited Edition Indy 500 Centennial Chronograph which will be presented to the winner of the Indy 500 on Sunday, May 29, 2011. This chronograph will be produced in a run of 1,000 units, each priced at $1650.

This special chronograph will feature a gray stylized dial patterned after the famed "Yard of Bricks" start/finish line of the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a printed "INDY 500" logo inside the counter at 6 o’’clock. Its distinctive case back marks the 100 year anniversary of the great race. The watch’s dial is inspired by a racecar’s dashboard: a small second at 3 o’clock, a chronograph minutes counter with double hands at 9 o’clock, and a 1/10th of second counter at 6 o’clock. The date window, which is positioned at 12 o’clock, is flanked by hand-applied indexes, as well as luminescent hands and markers for optimum readability.

Italian automaker Ferrari has never been bashful about its continued efforts in squeezing as many merchandising opportunities as it can all in the name of business.

Whether its a world-class theme park like Ferrari World or everyday items like mugs, keychains, and magnets, the Italian automaker has and continuous to explore every possible avenue to offer their products to the public that may not be able to afford their high-priced supercars.

One of the new products in the Ferrari catalog and one that should generate tremendous interest is the new Scuderia Ferrari World Time Watch.

Developed to be a watch that exudes both class and sportiness, the Scuderia Ferrari World Time Watch has the performance and functionality to make it a tremendous "everyday watch" suited for all individuals. The watch comes with a number of unique features, including a satin finish steel casing with underside screws, a bezel made from PVD treated steel with an accompanying Ferrari logo, an anti-reflection convex crystal, knobs made from PVD steel, a rubber band, a satin finish buckle, and water-resistant capabilities up to 5 atmospheres.

The Scuderia Ferrari World Time Watch comes in three color faces - red, yellow, and black - giving customers plenty of options to choose from. Not that one color is better than the other - all of ’em are awesome! - but it doesn’t hurt to have a choice in color, especially when you’re forking over $523.16 (shipping/customs not included) for the red and yellow-face versions and $584 for the black version. If you’re interested in the watch, it’s now available at the Ferrari Store website for a limited time only so you best be getting yours while supplies still last.

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