Hublot MP-06 Ayrton Senna
Jun24

Hublot MP-06 Ayrton Senna

Introducing the Hublot MP-06 Aytron Senna made in honor of the iconic Brazilian racing driver and inspiration of the Acura NSX.  The MP-06 tourbillon is the fourth and most complicated watch in the Senna collection and has a 120-hour power reserve. During his racing career, Senna topped the podium 41 times and won 3 championship titles.  To commemorate those stats, the Hublot MP-06 comes in cased in one of three materials, King Gold,...

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Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend
May09

Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 "LaFerrari": The Ferrari LaFerrari Finds a Friend

Up until recently, my favorite watch designed for a supercar was the Parmigiani Fleurier Bugatti Type 370 made for the Bugatti Veyron.  Not any more thanks to the Hublot Masterpiece MP-05 “LaFerrari”.  Created to look like the engine block of the Ferrari LaFerrari, the Hublot MP-05 is the latest scion of the marriage between Ferrari and Hublot, the latest Hublot Ferrari watch.   And, man it’s cool.  Much cooler, in...

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Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble
Aug12

Bremont Jaguar Watch for Lightweight E-Type to Debut at Pebble

A few months ago, we told you about the plans Jaguar has to finish the eighteen car run of Lightweight Aluminum E-Types begun in 1963 by building the final six that didn’t make it into production the first time around. Those cars (video and photo gallery below) are going to debut on Thursday in Pebble Beach at the Concours D’Elegance.  However, what we didn’t know last May was that joining the mega-rare Jaguar XKE in its...

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Hands-On with Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom, Stranger and other Boutique Exclusives and Novelties (EXCLUSIVE)
Jul23

Hands-On with Ulysse Nardin Freak Phantom, Stranger and other Boutique Exclusives and Novelties (EXCLUSIVE)

How often do you get hands-on with amazingly rare and complicated Ulysse Nardin timepieces and chow down a great rare Kona-crusted New York strip in the process?  Yeah, not that often.  So, when I was invited to a dinner highlighting Ulysse Nardin’s latest über complications, Baselworld novelties and boutique exclusives at the Boca Raton Capital Grille, I leapt at the opportunity.  I mean… steak, champagne and...

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The Watches of the Gumball 3000
Jun07

The Watches of the Gumball 3000

In the last TickTickVroom post, I blabbered on about the starting grid of the 2014 Gumball 3000 rally, particularly about the incredible, amazing, wonderful, astonishing cars.  And, that is a very worthwhile topic.  However, wherever the wealthy gather to play with million dollar toys, some pretty great watches gather with them.  So, I thought I’d like to write a quick post on the Watches of the Gumball 3000.   In summary,...

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Nismo Watch Concept: A Nissan GT-R for Your Wrist [Video]
Sep24

Nismo Watch Concept: A Nissan GT-R for Your Wrist [Video]

Watches and cars go very well together.  So well, in fact, that I started a watch and car blog.  There have been a lot of watch and car combos over the years.  TAG Heuer and Mercedes.  Hublot and Ferrari.  Hublot and Senna.  Girard-Perregaux and Ferrari.  Oris and RAID Suisse-Paris Rally.  Breitling and Bentley.   The list goes on and on, but, they all have one thing in common.  They are watches with car themes.  Apart from a few...

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The Ferrari Golf Collection: Ferrari Goes Golfing
Jun08

The Ferrari Golf Collection: Ferrari Goes Golfing

Fresh from the big book of automotive crossover branding, you will soon be able to buy Ferrari golf Equipment (which is kind of ironic since Ferrari only offers one car, the FF, that can even fit a golf bag in anywhere other than the passenger seat).  The Prancing Horse has teamed up with COBRA PUMA GOLF to offer The Ferrari Golf Collection.   This partnership makes a lot of sense.  I’m sure there are a lot of Ferrari owners who...

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Rare Girard-Perregaux Ferrari 250 Testarossa Edition
May22

Rare Girard-Perregaux Ferrari 250 Testarossa Edition

GP Ferrari 250 TR Edition #13/50 Ferrari is no stranger to teaming up with watch brands for some really cool co-branded timepieces.  Their current partner, Hublot, recently launched the Big Bang Ferrari Magic Gold, which, despite the name, is one of (I think) 2012’s coolest watches.  Before Hublot, it was Panerai.  Perhaps, though, the most interesting and understated limited Ferrari editions came when the maker of the Prancing...

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2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches
May08

2012 So Far: Year’s Best Watches

April is over, and that means 2012 is one-third complete.  A lot of cool stuff has happened this year, especially in the world watches.  With the 2012 editions of SIHH and Baselworld long since over, I though I’d run down a list of my favorite watches of 2012.  There is no particular reason they’re on this list other than they are unique, interesting, gorgeous, technologically fascinating or just plain cool.  Please let me...

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