• Nov 9, 2010
Time. It's just about the ultimate bragging right when it comes to high-performance automobiles, and it usually comes down to one factor: how fast can said car get around the Nürburgring Nordschleife? Although hundreds of variables can come between a sportscar and a good lap time at the 'Ring, it's become the definitive yardstick by which such vehicles are measured. And if you're going to undertake to set a new record, you're going to need the right machine to measure it by.

For just such a venture there's the Nordschleife Chronograph. The German-made timepiece packs the usual time-of-day hands along with the split-second timing dials into a jumbo 43-millimeter stainless steel case with mineral crystal lens, black dial and leather strap.

The purveyors of all manner of merchandise related to the Green Hell also offer an innovative 24-hour wristwatch that displays the time over the course of a full day, instead of the half-day displays of conventional timepieces. Perfect for tracking endurance racing around the legendary circuit or keeping your head on straight when flying to Eiffel from overseas.

Arguably the best part, though, is that unlike some of the exclusive timepieces we've covered in the past with their very car-like five-figure price tags, these quartz-movement Nordschleife watches come in at 129 and 85 euros for the chronograph and 24-hour watch, respectively, which means more change for lap tokens and fresh tires.

[Source: Norschleife via Fourtitude]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      you guys missed the d on norDschleife a few times...
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's only on the face of watch... but, on the other hand, it's such an obscure reference than it's understandable that an automotive journalist in the U.S. wouldn't know it (yes, slightly sarcastic--- that kind of morning).
      • 4 Years Ago
      Quartz. Bleeeeh. $15-$30 and 1-2 weeks every couple years to get the battery changed and the seal replaced to keep it waterproof. I'd rather spend more on an automatic or a wind-up.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Quartz watches are better than automatics for accuracy and precision.

        As for the comment about replacing a battery in five minutes - yeah you can do it in five minutes, but don't be surprised to see condensation form on the inside of your dial on humid days. It does take a few days to send it away to get it done properly.

        Oh an that's five minutes if you have a battery handy. This is how my last battery change went:

        5 minutes to realize I didn't have the right tools.
        5 minutes to find and order some online.
        7 days for said tools to arrive.
        15 minutes to remove the strap and back - I only scratched the back once.
        1 minute to note the cell size.
        1 hour to go to the store to get a replacement
        5 minutes to perform the actual battery change.
        • 4 Years Ago
        1-2 weeks to change a battery? Wow, next time just ask me, I'll show you it only takes 5 minutes!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nurburgring and Nordschleife have jumped the shark yet once again.
      • 4 Years Ago
      A much cooler 'Ring watch would only have 7 minutes 30 sec on the face - as that should be all you need :)