Any casual Autoblog reader will know about our love for automotive-inspired watches, like the ones that made our Top 10 list back in December '06. But while our coverage of motorcycles remains occasional, when it comes to timepieces, what works for four wheels works just as well on two. Take the latest Ducati watch collection from Breil, for example. It incorporates the same sort of octane-infused design as the automotive-inspired models from other companies.
Above on the left is an enticing example from the Ducati One Collection, encasing an ETA 2824 automatic movement in 42mm of black titanium with a face displaying the movement like the brake disc on a Ducati bike. A motorcycle-style tread pattern features prominently on the rubber strap, and the watch will run you $1,175. On the right is its compatriot from the Desmo collection, with a Ronda 5030 quartz chronograph movement in a stainless-steel 44mm case held down by screws and a adjusted via an anodized red crown. That one's $1,095. While the watches themselves won't have us popping wheelies and dragging our knees through sweeping bends just yet, they certainly capture the notion beautifully.