Part of the 20.8-km long track

Size matters after all, or a diameter of a proud 65 mm. That is not only the size of a tennis ball but also of the world’s largest wristwatch, manufactured in a small-series production run. And the watch is named after the world’s toughest racetrack – the Nordschleife in Germany, also known to enthusiasts as the Nurburgring (although Nordschleife is just one part of the track).

The curved ‘Nordschleife est. 1927’ logo commemorates the year the legendary racetrack was opened. And where an ‘8’ normally indicates the hour, the number ‘20832’ shows – referring to the length of the track which is 20.832 kms.

The bright green second hand pays homage to the ‘Green Hell’, a nickname for the track which was created by Jackie Stewart, a former F1 driver.

The new exclusive watch keeps time with a high-precision Swiss quartz movement and is an eye-catcher par excellence not only due to its gigantic 65XL format. The black watch face with white numerals sporting a race-number design adds a striking contrast to the 65-mm stainless-steel case with mineral crystal and black leather watchband with stainless-steel clasp.

Made in Germany, the Nordschleife 20832 SUPER PLUS, as the timepiece is known, sells for 169 euros (about RM800) in Europe.

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