New TAG Heuer Boutique in London

Nov 11, 2008
TAG Heuer has opened the doors of a new, ultramodern boutique in Westfield shopping center in London.

The new TAG Heuer boutique covers the space of 120 square meters. Its interior has been inspired by TAG Heuer 360 Museum in Switzerland. Visitors of the boutique will be delighted by sophisticated lighting systems and interactive technologies used by the brand to provide the customers with a profound understanding of the TAG Heuer history and timekeeping products.

The boutique fascinates its visitors with a welcoming environment and contemporary luxury created while using rich leather materials and exotic hardwoods, along with marble, flickering metal and glass. Carbondale, the Swiss firm that worked out the concept of TAG Heuer 360 Museum, has created the boutique design.

The boutique's visitors will see on display not only TAG Heuer watches, but also a range of other highly demanded luxury accessories developed by the brand, including the recently released MERIDIIST phone.

TAG Heuer has strong intention to build similar boutiques in several other premier locations. The next boutique of the brand will be constructed in Singapore. At the moment, the brand boasts 73 boutiques in 23 countries around the world.

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Hublot Introduces Innovative Fusion Explorer System

Nov 11, 2008
Maintaining its pioneering spirit, Hublot, led by its CEO Jean-Claude Biver, have introduced watch displays into the 21st century.

On November 5, in Lausanne, Mr. Biver was proud to unveil the Fusion Explorer system, a one-of-a-kind high-tech watch display. The system allows fans of watchmaking view a particular watch model at different angles. The appearance of the system has marked the first time that Web 3.0 technology has been used within the watchmaking industry.

In the heart of the system there is a mechanized mini-camera, an innovative development of the Dietlin Artisans and FiveCo companies. Visitors of the Hublot website can access the unique mobile camera for two minutes, to get 360-degree views provided with help of a powerful zoom system of up to 40-power. Moreover, the system provides six programmable viewpoints, an option of automatic navigation, independent LED lighting and visitors' geographical analysis.

The Fusion Explorer system shows the product from every angle, focusing the viewer's attention on the tiniest details. This is a giant step forward as the most innovative way of demonstrating watchmaking savoir-faire.

According to Jean-Claude Biver, the Fusion Explorer system represents an exciting project, managed by real entrepreneurs. It will allow a greater number of watch enthusiasts to discover unique items via the Internet. This way, Hublot moves from the infinitely small to the infinitely large, sharing with everyone interested its deep passion for the beauty of the art of watchmaking.

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Girard-Perregaux Unveils New Limited Laureato Watch for USA

Nov 07, 2008
Girard-Perregaux has created a new limited edition Laureato watch that is aimed exclusively at the US market.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph USA Exclusive watch features a brushed 18K pink gold case measuring 46mm in diameter. The watch is based on an original combination of contrasting materials. The luxurious gold of the case is united with the sporty rubber coated bezel, winding crown and chronograph push-pieces. The carbon fiber dial is completed with contrasting rose chronograph sub-dials and colorful touches of red and yellow. The dial is protected by curved scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The timepiece is 100-meter water-resistant.

The new Girard-Perregaux Laureato watch features a 24-hour indication and pointer date display and 12-hour and 30-minute counters for the chronograph. The functions are provided by the self-winding GP033C0 caliber.

The mechanical Girard-Perregaux movement is beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and offers an advantage of a 46-hour power reserve. The movement fascinates by its aesthetic characteristics presented in a range of fine decorative finishes, such as Cotes de Geneve on the bridges and circular graining on the plate.

The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Chronograph USA will be available in a limited edition of 35 pieces. The timepiece is coupled with an alligator leather or rubber strap and is fitted with a pink gold folding clasp.
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Harry Winston Unveils Premier Excenter Perpetual Calendar

Nov 06, 2008
To mark the 20th anniversary of its presence in the realms of Fine Watchmaking to be celebrated in 2009, Harry Winston Timepieces unveils an exclusive watch - the anniversary Premier Excenter Perpetual Calendar, one of the first timepieces created by the brand. The timepiece will be available in a limited edition of just 20 pieces. The noble timepiece is hand-crafted in platinum.

The 41mm-in-diameter platinum case is sleek and sophisticated. It is characterized by the brand's signature three-arch design. The case incorporates an anti-glare sapphire crystal and sapphire crystal case back. The watch boasts 30-meter water-resistance.

The one-of-a-kind open dial offers the view of the upgraded calendar automatic movement. The retrograde mechanism provides the date and month functions.

The leap year cycle is presented at 10 o'clock. You will notice the waxing-waning moon- phase at 6 o'clock. The hours and minutes dial is off-centered and has a yellow second time-zone indicator.

The design of the innovative Excenter Perpetual Calendar is a fine reflection of Harry Winston's pioneering spirit that has led the brand to the forefront of Fine Watchmaking.

The Harry Winston timepiece is coupled with a black alligator leather strap equipped with a folding buckle.

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New Chopard Elton John Watches

Nov 05, 2008
The first drawings of the latest Chopard Elton John Watch Collection, designed by Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, Chopard Co-President and the Artistic Director, will be used to benefit The Elton John AIDS Foundation.

The new Chopard chronograph models will be created in rose or white gold. The timepieces will be set with different combinations of precious stones - diamond baguettes, pink, yellow, black or chocolate diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

The Chopard watches will be coupled with pink, blue, yellow, green, red, or black bracelets.

The watches will be available in limited edition series. Every timepiece will demonstrate an engraving of Elton John's signature on the case back.

The launch of the new Chopard Elton John watches will take place in Moscow on December 7. It will be marked by a private Elton John concert.

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Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars Watch

Nov 05, 2008
The highly successful Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye watch collection has been joined by a new majestic model - the Cat's Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars.

The timepiece has been created in pink or white gold. The feminine timekeeping creation reveals a perfectly polished oval case. The elegant mother-of-pearl dial is adorned with intricate gold ornamentation and skeleton gold hands. The bezel of the watch is paved with 68 round brilliant diamonds. Following the steps of other Cat's Eye watches, the Annual and Zodiac Calendars goes on a satin strap fitted with a gold deployant clasp.

The Girard-Perregaux watch accommodates a self-winding in-house movement - the GP033MO caliber, providing a range of calendar indications. The timepiece offers the small seconds display, along with an annual calendar that needs just one adjustment per year. It also features a classical moon-phase indicator, and the first-ever in the collection - a rotating month display with the zodiac signs. Beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, the movement provides a 46-hour power reserve.

The case back of the watch is secured with four screws. It reveals a sapphire crystal window that allows to enjoy fine aesthetics of the movement - circular graining on the plate, the bridges decorated with Cotes de Geneve and gold winding mass.

The Girard-Perregaux watch is 30-meter water-resistant.

The Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Annual And Zodiac Calendars watch will also be created in haute joaillerie versions with cases completely set with round brilliant diamonds.

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Suunto Core Light Green for Outdoor Adventures

Nov 05, 2008
The Suunto Core Light Green is a highly functional outdoor watch.

This is an altimeter/barometer/compass watch. Inspite of the fact that the timepiece is packed with a great variety of functions, it is extremely easy to use due to its thoughtful design

The Suunto watch offers three main modes, Time, Altimeter/Barometer and Compass, with each mode having different views you select with help of the View button.

The bit-mapped display allows spelled-out menu choices for easy watch operating.

When you hold the Mode button, the progress bar is racing around the screen, thence to setting mode. It is completely menu-driven, using full words in English, but it is possible to switch to other languages, including German, Spanish, and French.

The full-word interface, along with the button cues, makes the Suunto Core Light Green the simplest ABC watch one may find. The logical layout of the menus and modes is a really strong point of the Suunto watches.

The pressure sensor of the Core watch is developed to work underwater, and can measure depth down to 10 meters. Great feature if you enjoy snorkeling!

The Altimeter/Barometer mode includes the logbook, or electronic data recorder. The data recorder periodically saves current altitude, displaying it as a graph. It is possible to save, recall and view them, together with calculated values such as ascent and descent rates.

The Compass mode applies a solid-state electronic compass, provided with declination correction. Since the compass requires a lot of power, the watch stops it after a few seconds of displaying a heading, but to bring it back all you have to do is to touch the Start button.

The case construction of the Suunto watch boasts light weight, smooth shape, low profile and vented strap. An ideal timekeeping companion for hiking!

The price for the Suunto Core Light Green ranges from 175 to 250 dollars.

Look through the watch's major characteristics:

  • Altimeter/Barometer/Compass

  • Temperature sensor

  • Pressure sensor

  • Alarm, stopwatch and countdown timer

  • Dual time zone

  • Sunrise and sunset times display

  • Data logbook for altitude/pressure or depth

  • Storm alarm and barometric pressure trends

  • 100-meter water-resistance

  • User-replaceable CR-2032 battery

  • Bidirectional bezel featuring N/S/E/W markings.

  • Bitmapped LCD display with green backlighting.

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'Panem et Circensis' from Daniel Strom and Rolf Knie

Nov 04, 2008
Daniel Strom has recently unveiled a line of timepieces designed with Rolf Knie, internationally famous Swiss-born artist. The Cruizer, a typical model, featuring neither round nor square shape, has served as the base for the watches.

Paying tribute to the magic world of the circus, Rolf Knie has named his creations Panem et Circensis (Bread and Games). However, you will not find any images of the circus on the Cruizer, as the artist preferred to express his artistic talent through stylizing elements of the timepiece's interior on the dial.

The words 'Panem et Circensis' are engraved on the right side of the case just near the push-pieces. The watch reveals an elegant and sporty design and makes one feel its resolutely modern character. The lettering that covers the space between the push-pieces unites with them into a kind of integral entity.

The 'Panem et Circensis' watch has been created in black and will be available at the retail price of 990 francs. The stainless steel version fitted with a bezel set with 46 dark quartz crystals will be available at the price of 1,290 francs.

Each model is produced in a limited number of 365 pieces.

The slightly curved case provides extreme comfort of wearing. The watch boasts 50-meter water-resistant.

The dial of the watch is protected by a glare-proof and scratchproof sapphire crystal. The counters with a mother-of-pearl surround display the same shape as the watch. The luminescent hands provide perfect readability in reduced light conditions.

The timepiece is equipped with a Swiss quartz chronograph movement, a guarantee of excellent precision. It is coupled with a perforated leather strap fitted with a folding clasp.
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Lewis Hamilton - Youngest Winner of F1 World Championship

Nov 04, 2008
Lewis Hamilton, at the age of 23, the brightest star of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team and prominent TAG Heuer ambassador, has won F1 World Championship at Sao Paulo's Interlagos Circuit, having highlighted Formula 1 history as the youngest person to claim an F1 World Championship.

In 2007, the McLaren Mercedes driver placed second by a single point to Kimi Raikkonen, Scuderia Ferrari driver, also on the list of the brand's ambassadors.

Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President and CEO, says TAG Heuer is really proud to congratulate the winner and have a true champion among the brand's ambassadors. Lewis Hamilton's human endeavor marvels everyone, as he performs at the peak of his potential, even being under the highest pressure. The driver is an ideal representative of the TAG Heuer spirit, along with Kimi Raikkonen, Tiger Woods, and Maria Sharapova.

Lewis Hamilton became the brand's ambassador in 2003, having joined the list of other talented and highly successful F1 drivers associated with TAG Heuer, including Juan-Manuel Fangio, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nikki Lauda, James Hunt, Gilles Villeneuve, Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansel, Sebastian Vettel, Mika Hakkinen, and Kimi Raikkonen.

Jean-Christophe Babin has expressed his delight on the fact that for the second consecutive year a TAG Heuer Ambassador becomes Number One in the racing world. All the members of the brand's team are proud of TAG Heuer close partnership with McLaren that happens to be one of the longest in the sports history. They are also proud of the timekeeping devices they have developed together, as TAG Heuer timing instruments have equipped every McLaren car since 1985.

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Piaget Altiplano Eccentric Small Seconds - Watch of the Year 2008

Nov 03, 2008
Piaget 'Altiplano Eccentric Small Seconds' has been declared the Watch of the Year 2008, under the guidance of the 'Montres Passion' magazine. The hearts of the jury members were won by the watch's ideal design, refinement and pure lines. Moreover, the timepiece is equipped with a superb extra-thin movement.

Philippe Leopold-Metzger, Piaget's CEO, was proud to receive the trophy at an award ceremony held on 28 October in Geneva. The event was attended by local officials, and more than 500 representatives of the world of watchmaking.

The IWC 'Da Vinci Vintage Automatic' won the second prize, while the third prize was won by the Rodolphe 'Instinct Basic 4851 Four Time Zone'.

The Piaget 'Magic Hour' was named the Ladies Watch of the Year. The Jury's Special Prize was awarded to the 'Diane, minute repeater' and Sandrine de Laage, Harry Winston Deputy Head of Design got the award.

Professionals from the watchmaking sector were invited to the jury, chaired by Kenan Tegin. The winner was selected from forty finalists chosen from more than a hundred new models introduced on the Swiss watch market in the period from September 2007 - December 2008.

As suggested by the tradition, the forty finalists were unveiled to the public through a competition on a dedicated website. The visitors of the website could give their vote for their favorite models in the period of 29 September - 19 October.

The Perrelet 'Diamond Flower' won the highest number of votes, consequently awarded the Swiss Public Prize. The second Watch of the Year ceremony was held in Paris, 30 October. It was attended by the French watch market representatives.

The year 2008 marked the 15th annually-held Watch of the Year Ceremony. The watchmaking event is aimed to reward the best timekeeping creations of the year, considering both their aesthetic and technical characteristics.

The prize was initiated by the Montres Passion magazine, published by Ringier Romandie in Switzerland.
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Bulgari Diagono Watch Collection Joined by a Tourbillon

Nov 03, 2008
The Bulgari Diagono watch collection has been enlarged with a new timepiece boasting one of the most prestigious watchmaking complications - tourbillon.

The case of the Bulgari Diagono Tourbillon watch is crafted from platinum, perfectly reflecting the noble character of the timepiece, and measures 42mm in diameter.

The black sunburst guilloche dial shows off a contrasting metallic minute sector. Following the steps of all other models entering the Diagono collection, the Diagono Tourbillon features the signature "Bulgari-Bulgari" engraved bezel and the winding crown provided with protective shoulders.

The case back of the Bulgari watch has a sapphire crystal window that reveals a manually wound movement inside - the BVL 200 Caliber. The movement comprises 200 individual components and 20 jewels. The BVL 200 features a tourbillon revolving on its axis once per minute. It bears a balance wheel beating at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The movement offers an advantage of a 64-hour power reserve. The bridges and other components are embellished with a variety of decorative details - Cotes de Geneve, guilloche, and satine soleil. The dial allows watch connoisseurs to admire the steel bridge bearing the tourbillon with its finely chamfered edges, and meticulously polished screws.

The watch is 50-meter water resistant.

The Bulgari Diagono Tourbillon is secured to the wrist on a black alligator leather strap fitted with a platinum folding clasp.

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IWC Watches in Beverly Hills

Oct 31, 2008
IWC Schaffhausen has recently opened a multi-story boutique in Beverly Hills, California, the 24th global boutique project of the prestigious Swiss brand. The luxurious new store is located on Brighton Way.

The new IWC store features the brand's proprietary Signature Furniture Series, created while using stainless steel, aluminum and fine leather, inspired by the themes of renowned IWC watches.

The Beverly Hills location represents the brand's first multi-story boutique. It will serve as an architectural inspiration for other stores the brand plans to build in Shanghai and Beijing.

The storefront in the luxurious Los Angeles shopping local deeply impresses by its visual power. According to Benoit de Clerck, President of IWC North America, IWC team wanted to make their mark in Beverly Hills, as one of the many ways they intend to announce the brand's arrival.

As soon as you enter IWC's Beverly Hills boutique, you will be surrounded by a luxurious yet highly contemporary environment created as a perfect setting for the complete collection of IWC watches.

The customers of the boutique will have a fine opportunity to see and acquire a full range of IWC products, from elegant IWC models such as the Portofino Automatic, as well as the most sophisticated Grand Complication watch. The boutique will also showcase the exclusive special edition watches.

The IWC new location in Beverly Hills is a true sign of the brand's success and devotion to the US market. The company has successfully maintained a continuous growth in the USA.
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Tribal Mask 2008 Watches from Vacheron Constantin: Japan, Gabon,

Oct 31, 2008
Vacheron Constantin has introduced new limited edition watches inspired by masks of different countries of the world, including Mexico, Japan, Gabon and Papua New Guinea.

Each timepiece to join the Vacheron Constantin Metiers d’Art Les Masques 2008 collection will be available in a limited number of just 25 pieces.

Each of the four new timepieces has been crafted from a different metal. The limited edition comprises the following:

  • The Japan’s ritual Buddha Mask Watch with a yellow gold case

  • The Gabon’s Pipibuze Mask Watch with a white gold case

  • The Mexican’s Mayan Mask Watch with a pink gold case

  • The Papua New Guinea’s Mask Watch with a platinum case.

Each watch unveils an engraving of a poem by French writer Michel Butor.
The timepieces are characterized by meticulous attention to the tiniest detail on each miniature mask.
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Chopard Joins the FHH Partners

Oct 29, 2008
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has continuously extended its activities for the promotion and support of Technical and Precious Fine Watches. Now the FHH is pleased to welcome a new prestigious partner - Chopard.

The Foundation highly appreciates the remarkable expertise of Chopard Manufacture located in Fleurier, where Chopard L.U.C. movements are developed, engineered and assembled.

Chopard watches are based on the authenticity, creativity and innovation, key values of the well-maintained culture and expertise of Fine Watchmaking.

Having become the Foundation's partner, Chopard intends to provide active support to the Foundation involved in a number of cultural and educational activities and, in particular, to support the events aimed to promote Fine Watchmaking.

The list of partners of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is really impressive, being highlighted by such highly prestigious watch brands as Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Baume & Mercier, A.Lange & Sohne, IWC, Hublot, Corum, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, Parmigiani, Piaget, and many others.

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Chopard L.U.C Tech Line - Traditional and Avant-Garde

Oct 29, 2008
The Chopard L.U.C Tech line comprises watches created in both traditional and avant-garde spirit. The limited edition watches are equipped with movements developed, engineered and assembled independently at Chopard Manufacture in Fleurier.

The Tech concept implies a contemporary expression of the Chopard iconic L.U.C collection, characterized by transparency, performance, design and mechanical revelations.

The L.U.C Tech watches allow connoisseurs of fine mechanisms to have a look at the heart of the movement.

The decidedly contemporary Tech line has inherited five calibers from the L.U.C collection. The L.U.C Tech Regulator, L.U.C Tech Twist and L.U.C Tech Strike One are based on a harmonious union of classic curves and avant-garde design.

The L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Steel Wings and L.U.C Tourbillon Tech Twist reveal the spectacular complication of Haute Horlogerie - the tourbillon that seems to be leaping out of the dial. In the nearest future, the Chopard Manufacture will match all the models in the L.U.C collection with their 'Tech' counterpart.

Following the steps of the L.U.C collection, L.U.C Tech watches fascinate by meticulous finishes, including Cotes de Geneve, circular graining, and bevelling. All the movements beating inside the L.U.C Tech timepiece boast the precision guaranteed by COSC-chronometer certification.

Chopard Manufacture that creates watches featuring the initials of Louis-Ulysse Chopard, the brand's founder, unveiled its first movement - L.U.C Calibre 1.96 - in 1996. Today, these creations are highly appreciated by watch connoisseurs as benchmarks in the realms of Haute Horlogerie.

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Blancpain and Lamborghini Dynamic Union

Oct 29, 2008
Blancpain, the oldest watch brand in the world, highly respected for its pioneering spirit and remarkable mechanical expertise, has announced its collaboration with the iconic luxury car-producer, Lamborghini. The partners are closely united by the themes of speed and exclusive mechanics.

The partnership between the companies was sealed in a special ceremony held on October 25th 2008 at the last DTM Grand Prix of the season on the Hockenheim race track in Germany.

The Blancpain-Lamborghini dynamic union is devoted to the technical performances and distinguished aesthetics of the two manufacturers who base their art on tradition and innovation.

The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo is aimed at motor sports fans, setting the stage for the latest gleaming Gallardo LP560-4 speed machines ready to compete in the fastest and most demanding mono-brand championship.

Starting from Mai 2009, thirty high-powered cars featuring the Blancpain-Lamborghini colors will join the competion on the finest racing tracks in Europe. With 570 HP, 540 N/m and high speeds of over 300 km/h, when you are at the wheel of such a car, it is not just a race against the clock - it is a true challenge to time itself!
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Maitres du Temps - New Horological Concept

Oct 29, 2008
Maitres du Temps is a luxury watch brand that introduces into the world of watchmaking an entirely new horological concept. The company was founded by Mr. Steven Holtzman and launched globally in April 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Maitres du Temps has found a great way of promoting the talent of those people who actually craft the exclusive watches. The unique new haute horlogerie brand unites the efforts of independent master watchmakers in order to develop exclusive timepieces.
The successful collaborations with the world's most renowned independent master watchmakers allows Maitres du Temps to concentrate on the development of most innovative timepieces.

Mr. Steven Holtzman started his career in the field of horology more than twenty-five years ago - he organized the sale and distribution of timepiece in the U.S.A.

In 1997, Mr. Holtzman established Helvetia Time Corporation (HTC) involved into distribution of top-quality Swiss watch brands, with Roger Dubuis and Jean Dunand on the list. HTC joined the few high-end, independent watch distributors in North America.

Basing on the right combination of people who share a bold vision, Maitres du Temps has achieved the high level of technical and design sophistication very few watchmaking companies may boast today.

Now, the official website of Maitres du Temps invites all watch connoisseurs to watch the company's first corporate film, 'Maitres du Temps Chapter One'. The film narrates about the development of the Maitres du Temps first luxury watch, Chapter One, unveiled globally last April in Geneva.

Chapter One is a sophisticated timekeeping creation created due to a unique collaboration between master watchmakers Mr. Christophe Claret, Mr. Peter Speake-Marinand Mr. Roger Dubuis. The timepiece incorporates numerouis complications: a tourbillon, mono-pusher chronograph, retrograde date, retrograde GMT and two idiosyncratic rolling bars, a day of the week indication and a patented accurate moon phase indication.
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Exclusive Vacheron Constantin Platinum Watch

Oct 28, 2008
Vacheron Constantin has created its Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date watch in the purest metal - platinum. The timepiece is limited to just 100 pieces. In 2007, the pink gold version of the watch was voted 'Watch of the Year'.

The Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date features a considerably-sized platinum case, measuring 42.5 mm in diameter. The sand-blasted platinum dial of the watch bears the exclusive PT950 hallmark. The timepiece is secured to the wrist on a blue alligator strap hand-stitched with the brand's exclusive woven platinum and silk thread. The elegant strap is equipped with a platinum folding clasp.

In addition to the hour and minute display, the Vacheron Constantin watch provides two really useful complications: day and date. The functions are displayed via two original retrograde indicators on the dial, reflecting the interior sophistication of the mechanical movement.

The convex sapphire crystal case back allows one to admire the finishing and decoration of the Vacheron Constantin in-house 2460R31R7 movement, stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva. The automatic movement boasts the meticulous chamfering work of the Cotes-de-Geneve decorated bridges and circular graining of the plate. The mechanism incorporates a 22K yellow gold guilloche rotor powered by an innovative system of ceramic ball-bearings.

The Patrimony Contemporaine Retrograde Day and Date watch in platinum is created to win the hearts of collectors who admire excellence in every detail and for watch enthusiasts appreciating timepieces that are contemporary and technical at the same time.
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TAG Heuer - New Member of FHH

Oct 28, 2008
TAG Heuer has become a member of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, having joined the list of other highly prestigious Swiss watch brands, including such watchmaking icons as Cartier, A. Lange & Sohne, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Corum, Panerai, Chanel, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Vacheron Constantin, to name just a few.

To mark the occasion, TAG Heuer will unveil its highly successful Grand Carrera Calibre 8 RS Grande Date GMT watch at the Munich Time event that is to take place from October 30 to November 2, 2008 and then at Salon Belles Montres Paris on November 28 - 30.

According to Jean-Christophe Babin, TAG Heuer President and CEO, the FHH has enjoyed the high respect and admiration of all the representatives of the Fine Watchmaking industry and the TAG Heuer members are extremely proud to join the Geneva-based non-profit organization, demonstrating their commitment to the major values of Haute Horlogerie.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie was founded in 2005. The organization promotes the Swiss watchmaking culture through the communication of major values of watchmaking, such as authenticity, innovation, creativity and quality. These values perfectly match those of TAG Heuer, the brand that over its 150-year history has greatly advanced the horological technology. The brand has also taken the pioneering role as an Olympic timekeeper, and is currently involved with such high-profile sports as tennis, golf, and motor racing.
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Harry Winston Ladies Premier Lotus Watch

Oct 27, 2008
The Ladies Premier Lotus is the latest timekeeping creation from Harry Winston reflecting the brand's perfectly-mastered exquisite art of haute joaillerie.

The majestic jewelry watch has been inspired by the creative spirit prevailing in India, and the charm of the lotus blossom in particular.

The Harry Winston Ladies Premier Lotus watch reveals an opulent dial paved with diamonds, depicting a lotus flower motif. The timepiece has been created with two different dials: the first version of the dial is fully pave-set with 221 round brilliants, while the second dial sparkles with 159 stones and alternating mother-of-pearl sections.

The precious beauty of the watch is further enhanced with a dazzling, entirely gem-set case. The case of the timepiece measures 32 mm in diameter, showcasing 271 diamonds (3.3 carats).

The Ladies Premier Lotus watch embraces the wrist with a pearl or dark blue alligator strap fitted with a white gold buckle set with 48 diamonds.
The Harry Winston Ladies Premier Lotus watch accommodates a highly accurate quartz movement. The timepiece provides a chronograph function presented through a minute and hour totalizer.

The watch is 30-meter water-resistant.
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