Dashboard Designs
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Dashboard Designs

Precision watches and fast cars share a common history. It has even been said that a fine
watch is the equivalent of a race car on your wrist. For years, watch and auto manufacturers
have teamed up to produce timepieces that combine precision mechanics with race car–inspired
design.

For 2006, the most extraordinary is the Audemars Piguet Millenary Maserati. Its eccentric
oval shape perfectly fits the wrist, while the dials blend together like a futuristic car
dashboard. This year's edition of Rolex's wildly popular Daytona model contains what many
consider the greatest mechanical chronograph movement around. "The Legend," the newest Omega
Speed­master, is a dead ringer for one of the most famous race-car watches of all time,
the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona, with the exception that the Omega has a date aperture. Two
other fine entries in the sports car–watch derby are the Chopard Alfa Romeo and the TAG Heuer
Carrera Tachymeter Automatic Chrono. Both feature unusual bands that distinguish them from
the rest of the pack.

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