F1 Grand Prix Winner Mark Webber Talks About Motorsports and Rolex

 |  February 11th, 2019

In the throes of the 2019 racing season, and on the heels of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, we talked extensively in Austin (during F1 racing) with Mark Webber, Rolex brand ambassador and nine-time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, and Red Bull athlete Mark Alan Webber about racing, watches and precision. Recently, in my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I published parts of that interview, now I share it here.  The Rolex 24 at Daytona 2018:…

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Endurance Racing As Only Rolex Can Do: Rolex 24 At Daytona (Photo Gallery)

 |  February 8th, 2019

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to accompany Rolex to the famed Rolex 24 at Daytona endurance races.  The weekend was wrought with rain and winds that soaked Daytona International Speedway during the second day of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but it was just one more challenge for top drivers. It was the first time that   two red flags halted racing and that International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) called the race over 10 minutes prior to…

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Bovet Unveils Newest $232,000 Platinum OttantaSei Tourbillon With Pininfarina

 |  December 14th, 2018

In a bold and beautiful move,  Bovet is releasing the newest OttantaSei Tourbillon platinum watch — the result of an on-going collaboration between Pascal Raffy, owner of Bovet, and Paolo Pininfarina, well-known Italian businessman and owner of Pininfarina car design company (which has ties to and been hired by the likes of Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati). The newest Bovet OttantaSe Tourbillon deftly captures the design aesthetics of both creatives. It is offered in a limited edition in platinum and…

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Cars & Watches: At COTA With Rolex For 2018 Formula 1 Racing

 |  December 5th, 2018

Recently, the 2018 FIA Formula 1 World Championship  season came to a dramatic finish. At the 21st and last Grand Prix event of the season,  taking place at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina  race track, Lewis Hamilton took pole position and was crowned World Champion for the fifth time. He beat his teammate Valtteri Bottas by 162-thousanths of a second and clocked in at 1.34.794. The exhilarating race reminded me of the wonderful fast-paced Formula 1 racing that I experienced last…

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Cars and Watches Pre SIHH 2019: Roger Dubuis Unveils The New Lamborghini Watch, Excalibur Huracàn Performante

 |  December 4th, 2018

It was over year ago that Roger Dubuis announced its partnership with Lamborghini, and since then the brand has created a host of intriguing watches under the Aventador line. Now, Roger Dubuis unveils the second watch in the Lamborghini collaboration:  Excalibur Huracàn Performante. Created in a limited edition of just 88 pieces, the second caliber developed for this partnership features an automatic winding system with a twin barrels and a 12-degree angled balance wheel. In fact, the new skeletonize caliber…

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Introducing the Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Scuderia Corsa USA-Only Watch, And On The Track At Monza With Ferrari, Hublot

 |  December 3rd, 2018

Hublot has been partnering with Ferrari for six year nows, working together since 2012 to create timepieces of that are both cutting edge and worthy of both brand names. Now, Hublot unveils the  newest collaboration — a very limited edition Hublot Big Bang Ferrari Scuderia Corsa watch being sold exclusively in the Untied States. The new timepiece honors the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari GT racing team and celebrates the six-year-old team’s  100th victory. The new 45mm watch is unique in its high-tech…

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Hands On: Roger Dubuis $417,000 Excalibur Quatuor Carbon With Four Sprung Balances

 |  October 25th, 2018

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of joining haute horlogerie Swiss watch brand Roger Dubuis on the race tracks at Las Vegas Motor Speedway — where the brand was celebrating its relationship with Lamborghini (yes, I got to drive an actual Lamborghini racecar on the track) and with Pirelli. Throughout the multi-day event, we all celebrated the Raging Mechanics that represent not only some of the finest race cars, but also some of the finest watches. To create its newest…

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