Marissa Mayer's favourite Non-Google Product

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It’s her Omega watch.That’s what Mayer told the audience in a Q&A session at the SXSW conference.

The watch is an Omega De Ville with an 18-karat gold face and stainless steel band, and she bought it in Zurich in 2002, according to a 2009 Vogue profile. At SXSW, she told the audience she got the watch as an intern, and the numbers are laid out in a way that appeals to her design sensibilities.

Mayer was on hand to talk about the future of location-based applications, particularly mobile local apps. During the talk, she shared some interesting stats about Google’s mobile business:

  • Google Maps has 150 million mobile users, which make up 40% of its total.
  • Users have submitted 3 million ratings to Hotpot, the location-based recommendation service Google launched last year.
  • The turn-by-turn directions feature inĀ  Google Maps Navigation processes more than 35 million miles of driving instructions per day.

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