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Meister Watches and Formula Drift have announced a partnership that makes the former the official timekeeper of the professional drifting competition. Considering how similar both companies are in their market base, the tie-up between the two sides can be described as a match made in urban drift heaven.

Apart from MSTR serving as the official timekeeper for Formula Drift, the partnership between the two companies also includes the production of a limited-edition watch to commemorate Formula Drift’s 10th anniversary. Turns out, when you’ve established a reputation as the premier drift competition in the world, the opportunity to partner with a watchmaker known for its urban street-wear image was too good to pass up.

The said limited-edition watch is based on MSTR’s popular Mark-2 Ambassador line. It’s specially created specifically for the occasion of Formula Drift’s 10th year anniversary so unique details like a full 316L stainless-steel case and a textured rubber band are part of its details. To add more separation to the standard Ambassador, the limited edition watch will also carry Formula Drift’s signature red and black colors to go with touches of high-performance, carbon-fiber and a signature red ring circling its race-inspired dial face.

Only 300 pieces of this timepiece will be created, each individually numbered and carrying a price of $275.00 on the MSTR website.

Here’s where it gets interesting though. You can actually win one of these 300 watches! All you have to do is follow @MSTRwatches & @FormulaD on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. From there, you’re gonna have to take a photo at any of the of the events on the Formula Drift calendar use #MSTRdrift. Tag @MSTRwatches & @FormulaD and you can be chosen as the recipient of this incredibly unique watch from MSTR.

Click past the jump to read more about the Formula Drift.


Mercedes-Benz has teamed up with smartwatch company, Pebble, to create what the former is calling a chance to "develop innovative integrated applications" for the Pebble smartwatch. It’s not the kind of collaboration that you normally see between a car manufacturer and a timepiece company because there’s really no special-edition watch that Pebble will release in its partnership with Mercedes.

Instead, Mercedes and Pebble are creating a system that will allow the German automaker to integrate its DigitalDriveStyle app with a number of Pebble smartwatches, which will allow users to integrate their watches with their Mercedes vehicles.

The full scope of features will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, but early hints coming from Mercedes suggests that users can do an assortment of things with the Pebble smartwatches, including getting important information like fuel levels, door-lock status and vehicle locations from their watches by just glancing at it. Another unique feature of the integrated system is that it’s capability to alert drivers of any upcoming obstacles on the road, including accidents and road construction.

It’s a cool new technological device that we’re curious to see at CES this January. Hopefully, this partnership bears fruit for Mercedes and Pebble smartwaches in the future.

Click past the jump to read about Mercedes’ latest hot-ticket vehicle and one car that could benefit from this collaboration the CLA-Class

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If you happen to be browsing the Internet for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones and would like to have good laugh doing so, why not read on to find out the most ludicrously expensive holiday gifts that you can buy these days. These are hand-picked, official merchandise put up for sale by world-famous car brands, like Ferrari , Lamborghini , Aston Martin , and others.

Very few among us could actually afford them, and if you are a sort of person who would not mind spending a thousand dollars on some carbon-fiber origami, we have provided direct links to the website to help you out with your shopping.

Before you click past the jump to read more about these uber-expensive items, we would like to wish all of you an early Merry Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.

Click past the jump to see the five most overpriced automobile swag.


Just in time for the holidays, Mercedes tuner extraordinaire, Carlsson , is offering a select few customers a chance to own a limited-edition timepiece. Called the SLK 340 chronograph, the same name of the one-off competition car built by Carlsson and presented at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, the 99-piece chronograph features a decadent of luxurious pieces befitting its exclusive label.

The watch comes with an ionized matte-black stainless-steel bracelet that features two contrasting gloss-black link highlights. One look at the face and you’ll instantly be reminded of its motorsports inspiration, further emphasized by a red second hand, subsidiary dials, and luminous points and hands, making for an ideal watch to have in your wrist when in the dark.

The tachymeter scale on the bezel and the date display enhance the versatile appeal of the watch while the 45 mm diameter case was machined from stainless steel and treated with the same durable ionized matte-black finish of the stainless steel bracelet.

As was mentioned, the Carlsson SLK 340 chronograph is limited to only 99 units at &euro299 a pop, which is a little over $400 based on current exchange rates.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Carlsson SLK 340

Source: Carlsson
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Germany was actually a very humble place in all the interwar and post-war periods of the twentieth century. These hard-working people loved industry from the clang of first steel horseshoe on stone streets.

In 1934, a Mercedes Silver Arrow W25 won the famous Klausenpass hill-climb event, plus four other important races.

The SIlver Arrow’s sleek styling and high-speed mission was the Pagani Zonda R of its time. Or perhaps the Bloodhound SSC .

The Klausenpass hill climb is 14 miles long and in 1934 the Silver Arrow managed to run it in 15 minutes and 22.2 seconds.

Now, Mercedes in and IWC Watches have teamed up to recreate the famous run on the Swiss Alpine course.

IWC, sharp-eyed readers may recall, makes the elegant new boxed timepiece in the center of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model driven earlier this week.

The video begins with Mercedes-Benz’s resident F1 hero. Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton and the Silver Arrow are just about the epitome of modern, thriving and also deeply humble Germany.

The W25 prepared for the 1934 season weighted only 750 kilos (1653 pounds) and was powered by a supercharged Straight-8 M25 engine with an output of 300 horsepower. The W25 remained into the racing world until 1937, during which period it was updated with a more powerful 4.3 liter supercharged inline-eight engine with an output of 490 horsepower.

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Unlike most of the watches you have seen featured here at TopSpeed, this new Nismo watch was not inspired by a car, but it was specially developed to for drivers of Nissan Nismo cars. Even though it is just a concept for now, the new watch will connect the driver to his car, and will provide drivers with real-time biometric data.

Thanks to the new watch, the driver will have real data on the car’s average speed and fuel consumption readings, and performance data while on track.

When put into production, the watch will be offered in black, white or the flagship black and red featured on the concept. The watch’s futuristic design was inspired by the Nismo ring, and it features a simple user interface that you can control by two buttons. To make life easier, it is secured onto the driver’s wrist via a simple snap-fit mechanism.

Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan Juke Nismo.

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With an estimated price tag of $370,000, the new Ferrari F12berlinetta is a supercar very few can afford. When you can’t buy the real car, why not opt for something inspired by the car.

Like this Veru Ti Ferrari Limited Edition Phone that was inspired by the sexy curves of the F12berlinetta . The phone is made from Alutex – a special lightweight composite weave used to stunning effect on Ferrari interiors. It also features two Red and Black Ferrari stripes made from the same leather used on the F12berlinetta’s seats.

There are a few other elements of the supercar that inspired the phone: the iconic taillights inspired the rounded camera housing, while even details as small as the tiny hexagonal screws holding the back plate are unmistakably Ferrari. As a final touch, the phone comes wrapped in Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) for an ultimate protection.

Now that we got your attention, here comes the bad news: the phone is priced at "only" $16,309, which is pretty much the base price for a compact family car.

Technical specifications after the jump.

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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.


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