Harry Winston Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon

Harry Winston Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon

On September 22, 2011 in Monaco, Harry Winston will be offering up this one-off Midnight GMT Tourbillon as part of this year’s Only Watch charity auction. The bezel discreetly bears three distinctive arches of the Harry Winston’s New York Salon atop a platinum case crafted exclusively for Only Watch. The detailing and features are immense as this 45mm beauty features a mechanical bidirectional automatic movement with a 110-hour power reserve. The tourbillon positioned at 6 o’clock carries the small seconds display, while the GMT display at 9 o’clock is enriched with a day/night indication. The 11 o’clock aperture indicates the cities representing the timezone, with Monaco being included in the mix in tribute to the Only Watch event.

Introducing | Tudor Fastrider Chronograph For Ducati

Introducing | Tudor Fastrider Chronograph For Ducati

The folks over at Hodinkee give us a detailed look at a collaboration for the ages. Legendary sport bike manufacturer Ducati announced their first ever partnership with a Swiss watch company. Tudor, the brand behind the Heritage Chronograph from last year’s Basel, is now the “official timing partner” of Ducati.

To celebrate this partnership, the CEO’s of both companies presented a special edition Tudor Fastrider chronograph you see above, complete with Ducati’s trademark black and red colors. The watch is 42mm in diameter, features an automatic chronograph with 46 hour power reserve, and has a cool quick-set date button at 9 o’clock coated in PVD.

Though this Ducati-themed Fastrider will not be a limited edition, it will be made in lower numbers than the standard production Fastrider. The price for the Fastrider will range from 3300CHF to 3500CHF depending on which bracelet option you choose — nylon strap, leather strap or steel bracelet.

DubStraps Selvedge NATO Watch Strap

DubStraps Selvedge NATO Watch Strap

The NATO watch strap has turned into a pretty iconic accessory and this latest design really trumps most of the comparable varieties out. These nylon straps have some selvedge denim inspiration behind them and come in both a 18mm and 20mm fit, though I’m sure a lot of folks would love to see a 22mm version as well. (via highsnob)

Gear Patrol | Dinner with MB&F + Hodinkee & Friends

Gear Patrol | Dinner with MB&F + Hodinkee & Friends

Last week, I had the opportunity to join my good friends from Hodinkee, Gear Patrol, Forbes and a few other publications as well as a small group of Hodinkee loyalists for a dinner hosted by ‘dinkee and Stephen Hallock of MB&F. On display were ten horological machines from MB&F and were available to touch, feel and try on. We are now in a very small group of individuals that have been given such an opportunity to see these rare pieces in person, let alone ten of them at once. Much thanks to Ben Clymer at Hodinkee and the fine folks at MB&F for making this happen, it was truly an honor.

Mr. Yang of Gear Patrol went to work with his Fuji X100 and took some amazing shots, some of which we’ve highlighted below for your viewing. Enjoy!

Gergé M3 Titanium Mono-Pusher Chronograph

Gergé M3 Titanium Mono-Pusher Chronograph

The fine folks over at Hodinkee just turned us to this amazing chronograph watch from Gergé, made of a titanium shell. The Swiss watchmaker is fairly new to the game but they’re getting things started on a positive note, with their M3 mono-pusher and a slew of other well-made timepieces. This beauty features a COSC certified automatic movement, Côtes de Genève dial, but we’re most excited about the fact that this mono-pusher chronograph is not based on a Valjoux 7750.

TAG Heuer Monaco Mikrograph

TAG Heuer Monaco Mikrograph

Hodinkee turns us to this one of a kind TAG Heuer, a rare blend of timeless design and unparalleled construction and mechanics. The Monaco Mikrograph mates the brand’s iconic Monaco case to their very best mechanical movement. The stainless steel casing measures in at 43mm and features an elegant dial that shows a mixture of black lacquer and silver opaline. Here’s an easy guide on how to read the dial:

Nooka Wall Clock

Nooka Wall Clock

The brainchild of Matthew Waldman, Nooka is known for making some of the most unique timepieces on the market. Their watches blur the line between functionality and art with their trademark digital timekeeping system of dots, checks, and bars. Now you can have those same interesting pieces on your wall. They come in three different styles that all feature a TDF LCD displays, AUTO/motion activated electroluminescent back light, and brushed or sand blasted 9″ x 9″ aluminum body. These are sure to be great conversation pieces so grab one for the crib and another for the office.