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One look at this 1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 M ‘Matta’ reconnaissance vehicle was probably all it took for you to decide you want to be the winning bidder when the gavel falls at the Sotheby’s auction in London this September. There’s more to the story of this vehicle than the fact it’s a head turner. Produced from 1952-1954, this vehicle was originally conceived of when the Italian military put out a call for a reconnaissance vehicle like the Willys Jeep. Only 2,050 (2,000 for the military and 50 for civilians) of the vehicle were produced because Italy’s Ministry of Defense ultimately ended sending the order to Fiat. This “Mad” (from ‘Matta’) Alfa might only have 65hp and an 1,884cc DOHC engine, but it’s off road ready, rare and one hell of a looker.

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Inspired by the rich history of regatta and the yacht timer, Jack Mason’s new Regatta Timer watch focuses on functionality by prominently featuring the regatta countdown timer, an essential part of yachting and extremely accurate timekeeping. With the brand’s first ever bi-directional compass bezel and a Swiss movement, along with a sapphire crystal and 20 ATM depth rating, the Regatta Timer has all the bells and whistles. Whether you’re a casual sport customer, a yachting buff or a weekend enthusiast, the Regatta Timer is the watch for land, sea and everywhere in between.