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TV personality, restaurateur, Croc aficionado, and—oh, yeah—chef Mario Batali can add another title to his name (and a notch to his already expansive belt): designer. Further promoting Brand Batali, the ruddy-faced Iron Chef has teamed up with Swiss watchmaker Ernst Benz to create three timepieces—limited-edition, natch—gussied up in Batali’s fave orange hue and true to his bigger-is-better mantra. Besides ensuring you’re on time for your reservation at, say, Del Posto, buying one of the watches, priced from $2,500 to $4,500, will make you a better person, as proceeds benefit New York’s Food Bank.—Alison Baenen

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