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By Roberta Nass | June 22, 2015 | Watches
Rev your engines for top-notch timepieces, built for speed and style.
Summer means time to take to the roads and embrace the ultimate in excellent engineering. Whether you’re putting the top down on the hottest new convertible, tearing up the track with a high-performance machine, or cruising scenic byways on a custom-built motorbike, the finest Swiss watchmakers have a timepiece that’s well-suited to be your copilot of choice.
Several key watch brands have closely aligned themselves with the world of automobiles, such as Baume & Mercier, which has created a Shelby Cobra line celebrating the 50th anniversary of Cobra’s victory over Ferrari at the FIA International Championship, and Bovet’s partnership with internationally renowned car design company Pinanfarina. Others brands tie in with specific races, while a select few are inspired by motorcycle makers and competitions. Whichever is your preferred mode of thrill, there is a watch to take you to the finish line.
STYLING BY TERRY LEWIS; ACCESSORIES: CAFRON TRAY, RALPH LAUREN ($195). THE DOMAIN, 512-490-0812; RALPHLAURENHOME.COM. KEY RING ($160) AND SUNGLASSES ($325), SALVATORE FERRAGAMO. NEIMAN MARCUS, THE DOMAIN, 512-719-1200; NEIMANMARCUS.COM. DRIVING GLOVES, HERMÈS ($730). HERMES.COM. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF CRAWFORD