Filed under: Timepieces / Watches
When the time can be obtained from every cell phone or microwave, what exactly is the point of wearing a wristwatch these days? For some, it comes down to status symbol. Bragging rights. And as we've covered regularly on these pages, that's often tied in to the world of cars and racing.
There, the ultimate bragging rights come down to how fast a car can lap the vaunted Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. And to time it come two new timepieces from the Norschleife collection.
The Norschleife Chronograph (above at right) packs all the usual timing functions into a 43-millimeter case with mineral crystal, black dial and leather strap, while the innovative Nordschleife 24-Hour Wristwatch (above at left) displays the time across a full-day spectrum, the better for timing 24-hour endurance races. The German-made quartz timepieces retail for a reasonable 129 and 85 euros respectively.