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Thursday, 28 Oct, 2010


Wristwatch for Those Who Like Scary Things

If you are a big fan of everything scary, you will surely appreciate the new Bell & Ross BR01 Tourbillon Airborne watch. Although, the price is also scary - 150, 000 US dollars.

What’s so special about this wristwatch? The lower part of the dial sports one of the most sophisticated horological complications – a tourbillon that guarantees enhanced precision of the mechanical manual-wind movement beating inside, negating the effects of gravity. The deathly looking dial is shaped like a skull.

The watch catches the glance by its regulator-style time display – it shows hours, minutes, seconds on a separate display with a separate hand. The center hand represents a small sword.

The 46mm case of the new Bell & Ross watch is crafted from titanium and provided with diamond like carbon (DLC) coating. It boasts 100-meter water-resistance.


Tuesday, 26 Oct, 2010


Wristwatch Devoted to Pedro de la Rosa

Pedro de la Rosa, a famous Formula 1 driver from Spain, has now a wristwatch devoted to him and named after him - the Certina DS Podium Pedro de la Rosa watch. The timepiece is delivered in a limited number of 710 units, with the first one presented to the driver.

The powerfully designed watch demonstrates a big-sized case with a black bezel with a tachymeter scale and the "Limited Edition" inscription. You will see the driver’s signature on the case-back. The timepiece is presented on a carbon-look black leather strap.

It is a perfect timekeeping companion for avid Formula 1 fans.


Thursday, 21 Oct, 2010


Crazy Flower Wristwatch

The Breguet Crazy Flower Haute Jewelry watch is a crazy mixture of gorgeous diamonds.

The timepiece demonstrates a white gold case paved with diamonds in the form of a beautiful "floral" motif. The outer layers are sparkling with 116 extra-large baguette-cut diamonds.

As for the dial, it is decorated with 206 smaller brilliant-cut diamonds. The time is indicated by blued Breguet hour and minutes hands.

The overall weight of the gems is 36 carats.

The Crazy flower watch embraces a female wrist with an elegant black satin strap.


Wednesday, 20 Oct, 2010


Bold Wristwatch for Bold Adventurer

Jean-Louis Etienne is the first adventurer who managed to perform a solo flight over the North Pole in a balloon. During the flight, he faced the most extreme conditions as the most extreme temperatures, -45 degrees Celsius in the North and -65 degrees Celsius in the South, are at the Poles.

To honor the explorer and commemorate his remarkable exploit, Zenith has created a timepiece characterized by the top level of reliability to withstand the extreme environment of the North Pole.

The Zenith El Primero Jean-Louis Etienne watch houses a unique mechanical movement that measures and displays up to 1/10th of a second. The mechanism offers supreme precision, having been subjected to the strictest reliability tests. The timepiece makes every 10th of a second visible.


Wednesday, 13 Oct, 2010


New Challenge - Freefall from Stratosphere

Felix Baumgartner, a pilot, parachutist, and record-breaking BASE jumper from Australia, will take a unique challenge - he will jump out of a capsule suspended from a balloon at the height of 36.5 km in the stratosphere.

The pilot will set a number of world records, including the highest manned flight on a balloon, the highest leap, and the longest freefall. Moreover, he will break the sound barrier with the human body for the first time ever.

The freefall is expected to last 37 seconds and reach speeds of about 1,100 km/h. The pilot will be wearing a pressurized space suit.

Watch Manufacture Zenith, one of the main sponsors of the Red Bull Stratos project, will provide Felix with a reliable wristwatch to provide precision timekeeping in extreme conditions.


Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010


Wristwatch for Buccaneers

Now, buccaneers have a wristwatch created specially for them - the new Helson Buccaneer watch. The timepiece boasts a sporty design and guarantees 500-meter water-resistance.

The diver's watch, limited to just 100 pieces, is animated by a Swiss automatic-winding movement that gives an advantage of the GMT function. It offers 42 hours of power reserve.

The stainless steel case is fitted with an automatic helium escape valve. The face of the watch is shielded by a sapphire crystal with inside antireflective coating. The watch is available with either a dark blue or steel bezel.

The great visibility of the blue dial is achieved with help of a bright lume application on the indications and hands.


Monday, 11 Oct, 2010


Sergio Perez Wears Franc Vila Wristwatch

To honor Sergio Perez's remarkable achievements in the world of racing, Franc Vila, acting as the sponsor of the GP2 driver, releases a limited edition timepiece - the FVa8Ch Bicentenario Sergio Perez watch.

The official Sergio Perez watch is created in the colors of the Mexican flag. It celebrates the bicentenary of the independence of Mexico. The numerals 1 and 11 are substituted by the driver's initials.

The heart of the watch is an automatic movement that animates hours, minutes and seconds, as well as the chronograph and date functions. It provides a 42-hour power-reserve.

The steel case of the watch holds the gaze by its unique shape called "Esprit Unique". Its water-resistance is up to 100 meters. The Sergio Perez watch will be available in a limited series of just 28 pieces.

In 2011, Sergio Perez will debut in F1 as a member of the Sauber team.


Thursday, 07 Oct, 2010


Owl-Like Wristwatch

The horological company MB&F has cooperated with the house of Boucheron on the creation of a unique jewelry watch - the JwlryMachine.

The timepiece represents a three-dimensional gem-decorated owl. The 18k white gold case sparkles with a variety of precious stones - amethysts, diamonds and blue and violet sapphires.

The JwlryMachine watch catches the glance by the owl’s eyes, represented by big-sized glowing cabochon amethysts. Pay attention to the owl’s shimmering wings encrusted with brilliant-cut jewels.

The feathered breast of the bird is sculptured from a single block of amethyst or rose quartz. The zest of the timepiece is the bird’s heart – it looks as though it is beating beneath the breast.


Monday, 04 Oct, 2010


New Record in Freediving

Having set over 15 records in the field of freediving, Italian diver Gianluca Genoni has established a new world record - he reached the depth of 152 meters.

While performing the feat, Gianluca Genoni tested new equipment for divers. He used the fastest underwater scooter in the world that allows to reach a speed of about 100 meters per minute. He also tested an inflatable life-jacket prototype developed to instantly bring the diver back to the surface if any problem appears.

As for the wristwatch, Gianluca Genoni was wearing an ultra-technical diver’s timekeeper - the Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch that provides 1,000-meter water-resistance.


Wednesday, 29 Sep, 2010


Tourbillon and Barometer in One Wristwatch

Wristwatches become more and more complicated nowadays, being packed with all possible functions one may think of. Now, you can wear a timepiece that boasts the tourbillon, the most sophisticated horological complication, and an aneroid barometer.

The Da Vindice Tourbillon-Barometer watch has the tourbillon located in the center of the dial, while the barometer device is presented at 6 o'clock. There is also the date sub-dial at 1 o'clock and the power reserve indicator at 10 o'clock. The watch’s face is protected by a sapphire crystal.

The heart of the timepiece is a self-winding mechanical movement. It is limited to 50 pieces.


Monday, 27 Sep, 2010


Wristwatch Worn by Last King of Egypt

Louis Moinet watches were once owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, Czar Alexander I, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. At present day, the remarkable list of the brand's big fans has been joined by His Majesty King Fouad Farouk, the last King of Egypt, who has recently acquired a Louis Moinet Spiroscope watch.

The Spiroscope watch, limited to 60 pieces, demonstrates a refined hand-crafted dial. You can take a glimpse at the heart of the exclusive self-winding movement accommodated by the timepiece.

The 25-jewel mechanism offers a 42-hour power-reserve, animating the functions of hours, minutes, and central seconds.

The polished stainless steel case has a nickel-free case-back and the brand's signature crown guard system. It is 30-meter water-resistant.


Thursday, 23 Sep, 2010


Wristwatch for Those in Love with Artistic Freedom

Fortis has invited artist Michael Mattern, famous for his original combinations of geometric shapes and colors, to help them in designing its new wristwatch to represent the brand's special art edition timepiece.

The highly artistic Fortis Art Edition Mattern watch catches the glance by a unique mixture of pop art and Bauhaus. The dial demonstrates a variety of colors, including white, yellow, black, and blue and allows to see some parts of the movement. Thу dial's cheerful design does not interfere with its readability.

The satin finished stainless steel case measures 40mm in diameter and boasts 200-meter water-resistance. It embraces the wrist with a metal bracelet, or a rubber strap in black, yellow, or blue.

The heart of the Fortis watch is a Swiss automatic mechanical movement. The timepiece is limited to 2012 pieces.


Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010


Zhang Ziyi and Omega Constellation

Zhang Ziyi is famous worldwide for her brilliant acting in internationally appreciated movies, with Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and House of Flying Daggers on the list.

Admired for her talent and beauty, the lady supports organizations helping those in need, representing a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics organized for those with mental disabilities, and a spokesperson for "Care for Children", a foster-home program introduced in China.

In 2008, the actress was invited to become an ambassador for Omega watches. Her personal choice is a gently elegant timepiece from the Constellation family. The lady's watch is decorated with diamonds sparkling on its bezel and dial.


Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010


Sinn Watch 902 - Dynamic Design, Utmost Functionality

The Sinn watch 902, limited to 300 pieces, is created for those who love dynamic square-shaped timekeeping accessories.

The stainless steel moderately-sized case is reliably protected from scratches with help of TEGIMENT Technology. The case construction has a nickel-free case back and is presented on a comfortable black leather strap.

The highly legible dial features aviator-style hands and catches the glance by the brightly-red seconds hand. The dial is shielded by a sapphire crystal provided with anti-reflective coating.

The Sinn 902 watch gives an advantage of 100-meter water-resistance and high-altitude resistance.


Thursday, 16 Sep, 2010


Maurice Lacroix Wristwatch for Sophistication Lovers

Maurice Lacroix has created its Pontos Decentrique Phases de Lune watch for those who appreciate innovative and sophisticated timepieces.

Your glance will be caught by the watch's unusual time display. The minutes are shown at an off-centre dial by a single hand, while the hours are displayed via a special disk. The phases of the moon and day and night indications are presented with help of two superposed disks at 4 o'clock. But the most interesting display is yet featured at 6 o'clock - the date is shown in a metalized sapphire crystal window on a disk that works on the patented return system created independently by the brand.

The watch, limited to 500 pieces, is animated by an automatic mechanical movement that gives an advantage of a 38-hour power reserve. The case is rendered in titanium and coupled with a black genuine alligator strap.


Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010


Best Timekeeping Companion for Divers

Now, professional divers have at their disposal a new boldly-designed timekeeper - the Graham Chronofighter Oversize Diver watch. The case of the watch is crafted stainless steel and measures 47 mm.

It boasts water-resistance down to 1000 feet. The case construction incorporates a helium escape valve to allow prolonged deep-water diving, as well as an easy-to-use fast-action start/stop trigger and a reset pusher. The bezel of the watch is to be used for measuring decompression time.

The Graham watch is animated by an automatic bi-compax chronograph movement that offers a power-reserve of 48 hours.

The indications and hands on the dial are Superluminova-coating for supreme legibility under reduced light conditions.


Wednesday, 15 Sep, 2010

Current Events

Kate Winslet Wears Longines DolceVita

Kate Winslet is the new Ambassador of Elegance of the Longines brand. You can see the world-famous actress in the Longines publicity directed by Matthieu Mantovani.

The film, shot in Rome, gives viewers a contemporary vision of the Italian "dolce vita". To mark the occasion, Longines held a festive dinner at the Villa Miani, Rome. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Chi Ling Lin were also present at the event and featured in the short film.

The beautiful lady-ambassadors were wearing the new Longines DolceVita watches created for female clientele who love refined accessories.


Thursday, 02 Sep, 2010

Current Events

Nicole Kidman and Omega - Friendly Cooperation for a Better World

Nicole Kidman joined the friendly Omega family as its ambassadress in 2005. Since then, the famous Oscar-winning actress has participated in the brand's "My Choice" advertising campaign and joined numerous public events on behalf of the company.

Together, Nicole Kidman and Omega support a number of campaigns aimed at children's and women's rights. The star is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF Australia and UNIFEM and was given the name of a "Citizen of the World" by the United Nations.

In August, Nicole Kidman took part in a special fund-raising event held by Omega in Hong Kong, as a Goodwill Ambassador for the UNIFEM. Her husband, singer Keith Urban, gave a private concert to benefit the organization.

The Omega Constellation watch is Nicole's personal choice of a timekeeping accessory.


Wednesday, 01 Sep, 2010


Indian Beauty Wears Longines Watches

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, one of the most beautiful ladies in the world and a highly acclaimed Indian actress, wears Longines watches, having been Longines ambassadress since 1999. Aishwarya's femininity nicely embodies the brand's famous motto - Elegance is an Attitude.

The beautiful actress often wears Longines watches in movies, during receptions and in her free time. In The Pink Panther 2, you will notice a La Grande Classique de Longines watch on the lady’s wrist. The timepiece demonstrates an elegant black lacquered dial, a slender diamond-decorated case coupled with a crocodile black strap.

The Longines PrimaLuma watch is also one of the favorite accessories of the actress.


Monday, 30 Aug, 2010


John Travolta Wears Breitling Wristwatches

John Travolta is not only a world-famous actor, he is also an experienced pilot, having got certifications for eight types of aircrafts, and even the Boeing 747- 400 Jumbo Jet.

Having a terminal of flying machines in his residence in Ocala, Florida, John Travolta is also an owner of a collection of Breitling watches, having appreciated the brand as a highly-reputable producer of aviation-themed timepieces characterized by superb functionality and reliability. The watches of the brand, referred to as 'instruments for professionals', are often the choice of professional pilots.

Accompanied by Breitling watches during his flights, John Travolta has starred in different advertizing campaigns of the brand.


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