Bell & Ross Supports Chefs & Champagne New York

Aug 18, 2009
The famous watch manufacture Bell & Ross was a financial supporter of Chefs & Champagne New York, the James Beard Foundation's annual summer gala that occurred in the Hamptons on July 25, 2009.

The Bell & Ross BRS White Ceramic Watch was the brand’s donation to the fundraiser’s Silent Auction. The honorable guests of the event were Alex von Bidder and Julian Niccolini, the owners of the famous Four Seasons Restaurant.
The company Bell & Ross has decided on its BRS White Ceramic Watch to be donated in the course of this event because of this model’s refinement and top-quality: these very features are in line with the Chefs & Champagne gala spirit.

Distinguished by its extremely low weight and gracefulness, this timepiece is an interpretation of Bell & Ross signature BR01 Professional Instrument watch. Sophisticated and luxurious, the BRS quartz watch will become indispensable for many men and women in their everyday life.

More than thirty chefs from New York, California and Las Vegas shared their knowledge and experience during the event, aimed at celebrating the culinary arts. Visitors were offered refined food and wines in the wonderful Wolffer Estate Vineyard. They also got an opportunity to communicate with the illustrious chefs.

Bell & Ross is a supporter of Chefs & Champagne and the James Beard Foundation, whose goal is celebrating, preserving and nurturing the culinary heritage of America. The foundation also renders financial aid to culinary students.
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Chronoswiss Watch Company on US Market

Aug 18, 2009
The horological company Chronoswiss, based in Munich, has been popular with fans of classical timepieces, reminiscent of both early 20th century sports and auto racing.

Successful as it is on the market, Chronoswiss keeps on fascinating its admirers as a boutique German brand with a cumulative annual output of approximately 6,000 pieces.

The watch-making house Chronoswiss has recently revealed its intention to establish six US retail partners in the cities, important in terms of watch buying. This renowned horological company prefers selling its timekeepers through prestigious timepiece retail sales points to opening its own boutiques.

New areas, where enthusiasts will be able to buy Chronoswiss watches intended for both men and women, embrace the following cities: Princeton New Jersey, Beverly Hill California, East Hampton New York, Los Angeles California, Chicago Illinois, and Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Similar to many others universally famous watch-making houses, the Chronoswiss brand regards a depressed economic situation as a chance to concentrate on the future.
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Blancpain Itroduces its 500 Fathoms Watch at Cannes Boat Show

Aug 17, 2009
The renowned watch-making house Blancpain has opted for the opulent area of the Cannes Boat Show in order to introduce its novel dive timepiece, the 500 Fathoms watch, which is regarded as a sensation in the world of horology. This diving model boasts 1000-meter water-resistance, a completely new feature for the line-up, manufactured by Blancpain.

The release of this exceptional water timepiece, which is everything both fans and collectors can expect from Blancpain in terms of craftsmanship, implies the brand’s entry into the world of acclaimed professional watches intended for divers.

Distinguished by features like a unidirectionally rotating luminous bezel as well as a helium release valve, extremely important for a dive watch, the Blancpain 500 Fathoms watch exposes the core of its structure to be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back display. It refers to the automatic Blancpain-made 1315 caliber, which includes a set of necessary technical components.

The range of technical details embraces a freely-sprung balance wheel with regulating screws, a date display, which can be safely moved forwards or backwards, avoiding the risk of damage to the mechanism, as well as a system of three serially operating mainspring barrels, ensuring a lengthy 5-day power reserve.

The movement excellence is just as well mirrored in its sophisticated decorative finishing, crowned by a special centrally-mounted winding rotor, performed in the shape of a boat propeller.

The watch-making company Blancpain will launch the 500 Fathoms Cannes Boat Show watch as limited series of 20 pieces. The 48mm titanium case of every single Blancpain watch issued will be individually numbered.

The model is accompanied by a nautical canvas strap, exposing a rubber lining, characterized by water- and perspiration-resistance. The rugged yet very attractive strap is finished with an elegant folding clasp.

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Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph from Montblanc

Aug 13, 2009
Dubbed after the chronograph’s inventor, Nicolas Rieussec, the MB R100 was the first Montblanc-made caliber, presented by the company earlier this year. Rieussec’s technique of two rotating disks inspired the design of the novel chronograph.

The Monopusher Chronograph case, measuring 43 mm in diameter, is sculptured in either 18k white, yellow or red gold or 950 platinum.

The model is animated by an adorned manual winding movement, opened to view through a sapphire case-back. The movement demonstrates twin barrels, ensuring a 72-hour power reserve.

An open date wheel, located at the dial top, displays the day of the month. Two chronograph sub-dials are placed below: the first is intended for chronograph seconds and the second one is meant for chronograph minutes. The central hands serve to indicate hours and minutes.

The chronograph function is governed by an iconic column-wheel with a vertical, almost wear-free disc clutch. Thus, the chronograph function can be always turned on.

The hallmark of this model is presented in its unique pusher, placed at 8 o’clock, which is used to start, stop and reset the chronograph.

Pressing the pusher for the first time starts the second disc, the second press stops the time measure: the data can be read afterwards from the second disc and the 30-minute sub-dial. Pressing the pusher for the third time resets the two discs to zero.

The Montblanc Star Nicolas Rieussec Monopusher Chronograph watch has been issued in limited series.
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UTS Presents its 2000M Professional Diver Timepiece

Aug 12, 2009
The famous German watch manufacture UTS has launched a novel limited series interpretation of its 2000M Professional Diver model.

The case dimensions are 44mm X 17mm, diameter and height indicated respectively. It is proposed in either stainless steel or stainless steel, featuring PVD treatment. The latter ensures avoiding the risk of scratching, making this model more expensive though.

The model is powered by a Swiss ETA 2824-2 movement. The front side of the watch is fitted with a 4 mm sapphire crystal, while its back side demonstrates a screw-down case-back.

The water-resistance of this watch intended for divers is down to 2000m. A helium escape valve enables helium molecules to leave the watch during rising to the surface, with no water entering the case.

The UTS 2000M Professional Diver watch has been manufactured in a limited series of 200 items.

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Ernst Benz by John Varvatos Chronoscope

Aug 12, 2009
The keenest lover of fine watches, John Varvatos has entered into a partnership with a famous watchmaker Leonid Khankin of Swiss watch brand Ernst Benz in order to manufacture two exceptional novel timepiece models.

The Ernst Benz by John Varvatos Chronoscope watches have been launched as a limited series of 250 pieces each. Every single piece is individually numbered.

The watches in question demonstrate contrast finishing with brushed and polished stainless steel. The unique hands are based on a timing gauge, which happens to be Varvatos’ favorite component.

The watches, featuring the iconic leather cases, come with crocodile and bison straps.

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Massimiliano Rosolino is Omega's Ambassador

Aug 12, 2009
The renowned Swiss horological company Omega stands out due to its exceptional watch line as well as its contributions into the field of horology. It is also notable for its ardent devotion to sports timing.

There couldn’t be a better way for the company to express this commitment than to be an Official Timekeeper for the Olympic Games. This brand’s dedication has a decade-long history.

Distinguished by ongoing development, Omega has marked this partnership by an advanced technology. This watchmaker is also happy to associate itself with outstanding athletes across the spectrum of disciplines.

Massimiliano Rosolino, has been recently appointed to be an Omega ambassador. The sportsman, who made quite a sensation in the world of swimming, undoubtedly embodies the spirit of the company.

Massimiliano Rosolino, 30 years of age, is regarded to be the most successful Italian swimmer. The real pride of his mother country, he won more than 60 medals from the most important world events. Just as well Rosolino claimed Olympic Gold at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games in the 200m individual medley event.

As a media person, the swimmer is able to influence certain activities, ranging from sporting periodicals to charitable causes. The latter embraces "Acqua per il Burundi", a non-profit organization, whose focal point is constructing water wells in the East African country that suffers from droughts.

Massimiliano Rosolino had been known to be an avid lover of the Swiss brand’s timepieces before Omega chose him to become its ambassador. Rosolino’s excellent collection consists of several Seamaster Planet Ocean watches, including the impeccable Seamaster model, the Omega company bestowed on him at the Sydney Olympic Games. When he puts on his pinstriped suit instead of his swimsuit, the swimmer also prefers dressier watches manufactured by Omega.

To solidify its sport image, Omega also enjoys a sponsor relationship with the eight-time Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps, the "Russian Rocket" Alexander Popov, the Australian outstanding sportsman Ian Thorpe, as well as the promising young American Katie Hoff.

The sophisticated technologies created by Omega have taken swimming competition to new heights. The list features the semi-automatic Swim Eight-O-Matic Timer, touch pads, as well as live timing technology, which permits the real time viewing of races.

According to Massimiliano, it is a great honor for him to cooperate with Omega. Besides, he takes a keen interest in using these advanced techniques, while training. He also added that Omega, known for its matchless exactitude in terms of functionality, definitely encouraged him to be always punctual in the most important races or at press events.
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Limited Series Chronograph from Cuervo Y Sobrinos

Aug 12, 2009
Cuervo Y Sobrinos, currently Swiss owned horological company, has been taking the iconic Cuban watch brand to totally new frontiers.

Launched as a limited series of just 50 items, this novel vintage styled timepiece includes some exceptional features that set this model apart from its siblings.

The watch case, measuring 41mm in width, is sculptured in 18k rose gold. It also features a highly polished surface and certain details inherent in classic design: rectangular chronograph pushers and the lug design.

It should be noted that the design calls attention back to the 1940s as well as an original timepiece model, created by Cuervo Y Sobrinos at that time.

The watch demonstrates an extremely useful dial. It also offers up a touch of sportiness, presented by the bi-compax chronograph and tachymetre. The dial, performed in black against a white background, provides an accurate reading of the hours.

The chronograph counters demonstrate applied rings. The chapter ring is also applied.

The watch case is assembled with a sapphire crystal. Another sapphire crystal on the case-back shows off the fascinating details of the movement, which is another vintage element of the watch. It is a Venus calibre 188 hand-wound 30-minute chronograph movement.

This timepiece is a perfect union of retro design and advanced technologies, providing unparalleled functionality.

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Bulgari's Activity Aimed at Helping Children

Aug 10, 2009
Within the framework of its 125th anniversary celebration, Bulgari introduced a special photography installation at Beijing’s Today Art Museum.

More than 400 local and international VIPs visited the event, aimed at supporting the brand’s Save the Children “Rewrite the Future” campaign, which happens to be the largest international organization, children’s rights.

To celebrate the occasion, the Bulgari company unveiled its exceptional limited series line, consisting of couture precious stones and seven luxury timepieces to be put up for an auction in New York on December 8. Undertaking its world exhibition tour, the line will appear for viewing session in China.

The total estimated value of the line constitutes about 3 million Euros and all funds realized from the sale will go to the Save the Children organization.

Both Francesco Trapani, CEO of the Bulgari Group, and Zhao Zhonghua, head of the Save the Children China program were present at the event, that occurred on July 10-th. The latter also brought together many high society representatives with a famous Italian photographer Fabrizio Ferri among them.

According to Trapani, there could not be a better way for the Bulgari Company to mark its 125-th anniversary, than to provide some people with a chance to improve their life in future. He also expressed his confidence that with the help of both Bulgari’s customers and Save the Children supporters, the company would attain its ambitious goal.

Produced especially for the occasion, the Bulgari STC silver jewels were also brought to the forefront on that very evening. The Save the Children Logo, etched inside the silver ring, pays homage to the company’s founder, Sotirio Bulgari, who began as a silversmith.

From February to December 31, the silver jewels will be available in all Bulgari’s sales points all over the world as well as on Bulgari’s e-commerce website, which is active in the USA. 20% of a piece price will go to the campaign.

The objective of this very campaign is to deliver quality education to 8 million children from countries, suffered in wars. The target, set by the company, is to obtain 10 million Euros by the end of 2009: 1 million Euros from this amount has already been transferred to the organization in advance.
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Montblanc Supports the DocksArt Fair in Lyon

Aug 10, 2009
The horological company Montblanc is inextricably associated with the world of art. This brand is experiencing a continuous intellectual development by means of communication in the true sense of this word.

Montblanc is involved in supporting many projects, realized in the fields of classical music, opera, contemporary painting, cinema, as well as photography. Its Cultural Foundation, whose activity dates back to 1992, annually bestows awards on famous Arts sponsors in 11 different countries, including certainly France.

Thus, it does not come as a surprise that the brand sponsors the DocksArt fair prize awarded to artistic masterpieces, standing out in such eclectic fields.

The international selection committee, appointed especially for this event, is composed of Paul Ardenne, art critic and French curator; Olivier Houg, Olivier Houg Galerie director, DocksArt fair art director; Marc Blondeau, modern and contemporary art expert; Helene Kelmachter, cultural attache of the French embassy in Japan and Ingrid Roosen, responsible for the cultural affairs at Montblanc.

On Monday, September 14th, at 12 am this very team will award a distinction to one of the artists, who are going to take part in the fair.

In October, the winner of the prize will appear for viewing session in the new brand’s store, located at 7 Rue de la Paix, in Paris.

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Ulysse Nardin Presents its Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater

Aug 08, 2009
The acclaimed horological company Ulysse Nardin is excellent at manufacturing both minute repeater timepieces and minute repeater timepieces with automations. The latter expose small figurines that start moving on the dial the moment the minute repeater function is turned on.

This accomplishment of the watchmaking industry is demonstrated on several Ulysse Nardin minute repeater timekeepers, with Genghis Khan models among them.

The cloisonne enamel dial of the Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater watch is composed of two main layers with a middle section which incorporates the moveable parts. You can admire the animals, brought to life on the dial: the monkey swinging, the lion shaking his paw, and the fish flying into the alligator’s mouth.

The dial is also “inhabited” with a flamingo, giraffe, and elephant, performed in bright colors.

On activating the minute repeater by means of the slider located on the left of the timepiece, you will hear the auditory cues repeating the time. This complication is equipped with various tones intended for indicating the specific hour, quarts of the hour, and minute.

The enamel dial is meticulously handcrafted. The watch case, sculptured in 18k pink gold or platinum, measures 42mm in width. The minute repeater is powered by the hand-wound mechanical movement, which is on full display through the sapphire exhibition window in the case-back.

The Ulysse Nardin Safari Jaquemarts Minute Repeater watch in platinum is accompanied by a black alligator strap and the model in rose gold comes with a brown alligator strap.

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Boucheron Introduces its Bestiaire Ronde Seconde Folle Line

Aug 07, 2009

The recent exceptional Bestiaire watch line of the famous watch-maker Boucheron exposes fascinating series of high-jewelry animals, brought to life through jewels, set in a creative and alluring way, and an original mechanical movement.

An alliance between the jewelers’ unrivalled art and the creative power fine watchmaking is characterized by, the Bestiaire Ronde Seconde Folle line unveils three charming products, encouraged by the most famous and adorable “beasts”.

Every model from Boucheron Bestiaire Ronde Seconde Folle collection exposes a 42 mm case, rendered in 18-karat white gold. Both jewelers and goldsmiths of Boucheron used this precious metal as a canvas to create the unique “pictures”, with their whimsy sides accentuated.

The precious gems, such as diamonds, sapphires of several colors, tsavorites as well as rubies are brought together to give birth to appealing images of a hungry chameleon, a happily dazed frog and a sleepy owl.

Every watch movement comprises a specialized module with a rotating disc, which substitutes the conventional small seconds hand, animating the Boucheron animals.

The chameleon, for example, “fixes” its gaze on a fly, which revolves right below the white gold branch. The same mechanism creates the turning left eye in both the frog and the owl models and eventually lends a very refreshing touch to the watches in question.

Crafted in 18K gold, the dials feature diverse, yet extremely attractive chalcedony, aventurine or rich lacquer coatings.

The watches from Boucheron Bestiaire Ronde Seconde Folle line accommodate the mechanical movement, executed entirely by the renowned Swiss watch-making house Girard-Perregaux. The same movement animates Boucheron's Reflet XL Automatic model, boasting a 40-hour power reserve.

The Calibre GP 4000 captivating details, embracing a complex skeletonized winding mass and bridges, featuring Cotes de Geneve decoration, as well as a special stripped motif, are visible through the Boucheron's signature elliptical sapphire display in the case-back.

To complete the feminine image, all models come with karung leather, galuchat, or finely grained satin exotic straps, fitted with a white gold pronged buckle.
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Frederique Constant's Cooperation With Shu Qi And Paint a Smile

Aug 06, 2009
Shu Qi, a Taiwanese-born famous actress, is the Frederique Constant Brand Ambassador for the Ladies Lines in Greater China. This collaboration project between the movie star and the renowned watch-making house was born last October.

Shu Qi, as the Frederique Constant’s representative, has greatly contributed to the brand’s successful development in Greater China. The way she has endorsed Frederique Constant is a true embodiment of the company’s spirit.

Furthermore, Shu Qi has been involved in supporting the brand’s charity campaign in China, in close association with the Beijing Children’s Hospital and the Paint a Smile Foundation.

According to the rules, accepted by Frederique Constant within the framework of its Constant Charity Campaign, each Ladies Heart Beat watch, sold in China, is marked with a certain sum to be transferred to the Paint a Smile Foundation to assist in financing their first project in China.

Spread in all parts of the world, the activity of Paint a Smile, is aimed at reducing anxiety and making a hospital stay less dramatic by means of turning the common cold environment into a bright world.

Shu Qi, Paint a Smile and Frederique Constant will mark their cooperation during a showy event to be held in Beijing, China, on August 26-th. Shu Qi will become a member of Smile Painters and take part in creating a positive atmosphere, which helps the patients at the Beijing Children’s Hospital recover.

Not to mention that meeting a big star in person may also have a healing effect!

Frederique Constant highly appreciates the opportunity to cooperate with the Paint a Smile Foundation in order to carry out this first project in China. Mrs. Laura Cotton, the founder of Paint a Smile, was the winner of the Frederique Constant Passion Awards in 2008 in Geneva.

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Jaquet Droz Introduces its Unique Timepiece at Only Watch '09

Aug 06, 2009
The horological company Jaquet Droz has manufactured a unique watch to be introduced at the Only Watch 2009 charity auction.

This exceptional model exposes a white ceramic case with a diameter equal to 44mm and a red enamel dial. The latter reveals off-centered hours and minutes as well as a large seconds counter.

It is interesting to note that the right color of the ivory enamel dial is attainable by means of applying about 10 layers. Each of them should be fired at 800°. For you to compare, black color requires 15 layers and 15 firings, blue color needs 18 or 19, while the red color can be achieved with 22 layers. Each layer coated presents a new complication and every time it is exposed to firing there appears a risk of both breakage and bubbling.

According to Jaquet Droz CEO, Manuel Emch, it took the company six years of dedicated work to finally stabilize the red color. This completely red dial has been fabricated by Jaquet Droz for the first and, perhaps, the last time. The reason for that is an uncommon reaction of the red color to the firing, which results in a lot of breakage.

The exceptional Jaquet Droz Only Watch 09, the grande seconde ceramique, hommage Geneve 1784, Ref J003036207, is animated by an in-house 2663 caliber automatic mechanical movement, set with 30 jewels. The movement features a balance wheel moving back and forth at 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a lengthy 68-hour power reserve, ensured by double barrels.

The Jaquet Droz watch boasts 30-meter water-resistance. This model is accompanied by a natural white rubber strap finished with a stainless steel folding clasp.
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Piaget Opens its Exclusive Boutique in Hong Kong

Aug 05, 2009
The world famous Swiss watch and jewelry manufacturer Piaget has enriched its series of unique stores with another exclusive boutique, which occupies a luxury space in the upscale Kowloon shopping district of Hong Kong.

The shopping venue of about 3,000 meters, located on two floors, is considered to be the largest of Piaget’s flagship stores.

Possessing an impressive experience in the world of luxury watch-making, the company offers its VIP clients both a private lounge and a showing room. Guests of the boutique can also enjoy an elegant bar.

A “Time Gallery”, designed after the adjacent venue to the Piaget boutique at 40, Rue du Rhone in Geneva, is another distinctive feature of this new Heritage Boutique. Galleries in both Geneva and Hong Kong display painstakingly arranged documents, tools and other items, which represent the world of horology. These exhibits reflect the history of Piaget from the brand’s foundation in 1874 to its latest achievements.

The new exclusive boutique of Piaget was designed by Gerard Barrau, the very architect, who created the interior of the brand’s store in Geneva. An alliance of space and harmony, the company’s new store reveals the infinite care lavished on details that is a reasonable expectation in terms of a fine mechanical timepiece.

Fine woods, polished stone, brushed aluminum and gleaming glass are fused into a single whole, which features an unparalleled quality, common for Piaget watches and fine jewelry.

You will find the new boutique on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong, at the chic 1881 Heritage shopping center.
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A Novelty from Baume & Mercier: Chronograph Mono-pusher

Aug 05, 2009
The chronograph mono-pusher is a technological achievement, featuring an enviable degree of aesthetic refinement.

Just one click enables the wearer to start, stop and reset this watch. Moreover, the crown and pushers, merged into a single device, add an aerodynamic touch to the watch case. The hallmark of the novel Baume & Mercier Chronograph Mono-pusher is a single button, for the first time released by Baume & Mercier in 1938.

Sculptured in 18-carat pink gold, the chronograph round case features the dimensions of 41mmx9.6mm, diameter and thickness indicated respectively.

Consistent with the up-to-date style of the William Baume line, the new watch dial exposes a magnificent silver guilloche presented in a basketry style, as well as two horizontal sub-dials, located at 9 and 3 o’clock: the first indicates small seconds and the second one displays chronograph minutes. There is a satin finish surrounding the chronograph sub-dials and hour circle.

The chronograph seconds are indicated centrally. This model also demonstrates bridges, embellished with Cotes de Geneve, blued steel screws and a see-through case-back with sapphire crystal.

The chronograph mono-pusher is animated by Lajoux-Perret caliber 5000 hand-wound movement, set with 21 jewels. The movement runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve of 42 hours.

The watch comes with a dark brown hand-stitched, alligator strap, exposing scaly squares.

The strap is fitted with the 18-carat pink gold ardillon buckle, which is engraved with Phi symbol.

The chronograph is launched as limited series of 20 pieces.
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Big Bang Red Devil II Model from Hublot

Aug 04, 2009
The Swiss watch-making house Hublot is continuously extending its activity in the Chinese market. This time the company arranged a showy and extremely generous event, aimed at supporting the Hope Foundation through one million dollar donation.

Other reasons for the event to be held were the opening of the brand’s store in Hang Zhou, as well as the release of the Red Devil Big Bang’s second edition together with Manchester United team.

The horological company Hublot invited some of the best Red Devils players to run the risk of taking part in the competition that was supposed to test even the most unrivalled shooting skills. This adventure occurred on that very day, when the company’s first shop was opened in Hang Zhou at the prestigious department store “Hang Zhou Tower” .

Paul Scholes, Ji-Sung Park, Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra were entrusted with a task of shooting the ball from the shore of the "West Lake" into a target located at a distance of 16 meters, on a boat.

Hublot promised that every goal scored by the players would be marked with a sum of 250,000 dollars to be transferred to the Hope Foundation. This is an organization, which obtains funds to assist children in China and Hong Kong through creating educational programs.

Jean-Claude Biver, Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, CEO of Manchester United, were there to support the four players. The enthusiasts, however, taking up such a challenge, finally failed the task. The event was brought to a conclusion by Jean-Claude Biver’s boarding on a boat to bring symbolically the ball in the hole. This action was followed by offering the Foundation 10,000 dollars additionally. The cheque for 110,000 dollars was presented to the actress Miss Lee Xing Jie and the singer Miss Xu Ru Yun, the renowned founders and representatives of the Hope Foundation.

Hublot and the Red Devils, involved in a close cooperation during a season, took advantage of this event to introduce a novel edition of the Big Bang, performed in the colors of the reigning English champions. Sporty and simultaneously refined in its exterior, this novel model will be highly appreciated by fans of both Manchester United and Big Bang.

The watch case with the diameter equal to 44.5 mm is sculptured in 5N rose gold. It is fitted with a black, satin-polished ceramic bezel, demonstrating six titanium H-shaped screws. The timepiece case is assembled with a sapphire crystal, exposing anti-reflection treatment. The watch comes with an adjustable black gummy alligator strap.

The Big Bang Red Devil II watch reveals a matte black micro-blasted dial with red hour markers, yellow motion-work, a 45-minute sub-dial with yellow figures at 9 o’clock position and the "Red Devil" logo, located at 3 o'clock. The dial also demonstrates brilliant black hands coated with a yellow luminous compound. The chronograph hand is performed in red color.

Animated by the self-winding Hublot HUB45 calibre movement, this watch boasts 100-meter water-resistance and a power reserve of 42 hours.

The model is produced in limited series of 99 pieces.

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Seiko Launches its Ananta Mechanical GMT Chronograph

Aug 04, 2009
Seiko Ananta is a unique line of luxury watches equipped with Spring Drive and top-quality mechanical movements.

The novel Ananta GMT Chronograph is equipped with Caliber 8R28 with a column wheel, as well as a vertical clutch to ensure a matchless exactitude of timekeeping.

The balance wheel beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The model in question boasts a lengthy three-day power reserve. The latter is indicated in the katana-blade shaped counter at 7 and 8 o’clock position.

The Ananta GMT Chronograph features the case made of stainless steel or stainless steel with a hard black treatment. This timekeeping companion provides 100-meter water-resistance. The movement, an exclusive Seiko creation, is visible through the case-back.

The Seiko watch comes with a black crocodile strap, fitted with a folding clasp. Three round counters show the chronograph seconds, minutes and hours. The second time zone is indicated by the red arrow.

Interested in Seiko watches? Look through a wide range of the brand's models:

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TX Watch Company Unveils its 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar

Aug 03, 2009
TX watch-making house has recently enriched its timekeeping companion spectrum with a novel dress watch - the TX 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar.

TX, a three-year old watch company, which belongs to the Timex Group, is known for its specialization in complicated, high-end quartz timepieces. This watchmaker has marked the latest months with the release of a few supremely attractive models.

The novel perpetual calendar watch is a worthy representative of the brand’s lineup. Similar to the most perpetual calendars, it offers a date function of matchless precision until 2100, accounting even for short months and leap year.

Contrary to the majority of its counterparts, this perpetual calendar utilizes analog quartz technology: it proves to be much more affordable than an automatic perpetual movement.

All available interpretations come with a 316L stainless steel case, measuring 46 mm in diameter.

The case is not oversized: it has rather standard dimensions. Other models from the TX line happen to be much larger. The exterior of this dress watch resembles an iconic Rolex timepiece.

The TX 400 Series Perpetual Weekly Calendar boasts 100-meter water-resistance.
The watch is accompanied either by a genuine leather strap or a stainless steel bracelet.

The model is carefully thought out down to the last detail. Thus, the case, bezel, bracelet, crown and pusher demonstrate a remarkable and quite an expensive combination of polished and brushed surfaces.

This timepiece presents no difficulty in operating. All functions are regulated by either the crown or the single pusher. The non-locking crown turns setting of the time and date into a delightful process: you have just to pull it out and turn. In order to view the month, you have to tap the pusher once. In a few seconds the date hand will reset.

All TX watches are assembled with synthetic sapphire crystals, characterized by a high level of scratch resistance.
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Parmigiani Fleurier Presents Its Kalpa Watches

Aug 03, 2009
The horological company Parmigiani Fleurier is proud to unveil its novel limited series watches, distinguished by spectacular musically themed dials. This very model is presented in two versions: the first is a “blue note” intended for men and the second one is a pink interpretation created for women.

The timepieces dials, featuring eye-catching piano keys, arrayed in a fascinating cartoon-like cascade, coordinate well with a blue alligator strap or white colored python skin meant for ladies.

The dials, providing accurate reading of the hours, carry on the basic traditions of Parmigiani.

The timekeeping companion, performed in blue colors, exposes the Kalpa XL case, while the pink interpretation comes in the ladies’ Kalpa Grande case. Both cases are made of steel.

The timepieces are animated by self-winding mechanical movements.

The watch-making firm Parmigiani Fleurier with its timekeeping companions as a part of its co-sponsorship, supports the annual Montreaux Jazz festival, which was held in Switzerland this July. The event was marked by presenting the limited edition Kalpa watches to some celebrities, with Alice Cooper, Wyclef Jean, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Lily Allen and The Black Eyed Peas among them.
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