By Roberta Naas | June 22, 2015 | Watches & Jewelry
Philly revs its engines for top-notch timepieces built for speed and style.
Summer means taking to the roads and embracing the ultimate in excellent engineering. Whether you’re putting the top down on the hottest new convertible, tearing up the track with a highperformance machine, or cruising scenic Main Line 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 the Cobra’s victory at the FIA International Championship. 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.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF CRAWFORD. STYLING BY TERRY LEWIS; ACCESSORIES: CAFRON TRAY, RALPH LAUREN ($195). RALPHLAURENHOME.COM. KEY RING ($160) AND SUNGLASSES ($325),
SALVATORE FERRAGAMO. NEIMAN MARCUS; NEIMANMARCUS.COM. DRIVING GLOVES, HERMÈS ($730). HERMES.COM