Friday, September 07, 2007

Beautiful Benz-Batali

Swiss watch manufacturer Ernst Benz has partnered with iconic chef and restaurateur Mario Batali to create a limited edition series of timepieces to benefit the Food Bank For New York City. The Mario Batali Limited Edition Ernst Benz Great Circle Automatic is an enhanced version of the original design, featuring accents in Batali’s standout signature orange color. Mario Batali has personally collaborated with Leonid Khankin, Managing Director and Designer of the Ernst Benz brand, to design and produce the exclusive collection of timepieces. “My partnership with Ernst Benz is borne out of my love to celebrate life with simple things of the highest quality, this new watch created by my friend
Leonid Khankin is exactly that. To bring art and public service together is a privilege I will never squander, the opportunity to help the Food Bank For New York City provide food for over a quarter million meals A DAY in NYC is a joyous part of my celebration,” says Batali. Batali and Khankin jointly launched the collection at an exclusive event at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen on June 15, 2007. This special series of timepieces will be made available in three Great Circle sizes: 36mm, 40mm
and 47mm, each size limited and numbered to 250. The watches will retail from $2,500 to $4,500 and will be available Fall 2007 at Ernst Benz Authorized Dealers nationwide, in addition to Batali’s B & B Ristorante in Las Vegas.
For additional retail availability, contact 248.203.2323 or