Jul 31, 2008
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, a prestigious Italian company, creator of rotating watch holders, has recently rewarded the director Steven Spielberg
, a great protagonist of world cinema, during the ARTribe in Los Angeles, for his enduring commitment aimed at those in need.
, an organization of Los Angeles high school students, has committed itself to raising money for worthy causes through events featuring the work of talented high school artists.
Last year's event raised several tens of thousand dollars benefiting the SPIRAL Foundation
, a non-profit humanitarian organization which works to improve living conditions and healthcare in the most impoverished areas of central Vietnam and eastern Nepal.
Therefore, ARTribe has been held again this year at the Santa Monica Art Studios
, its second annual show to raise funds in favor of the SPIRAL Foundation, with a large participation from the public and from celebrities.
Among the latter, Steven Spielberg stood out once again for his great availability and generosity, and inexhaustible creativity and continues working on movies he considers personal, such as The Terminal or Munich, as well as works of great commercial success such as Jaws, E.T., the four Indiana Jones installments, The War of the Worlds to mention just a few.
Jul 28, 2008
Swiss watch manufacture Piaget invites visitors to a new showcase in Geneva. The exhibition displays in the most elegant way the brand's timeline starting from 1874 up to the present day. The "Piaget Time Gallery"
has opened its doors in Geneva at 40, Rue du Rhone, directly above the Piaget boutique.
The exhibition sparkles imagination with the sophisticated interior, incorporating stone, aluminum, wood accents, and big-sized picture windows. The interior was created by prominent architect Gerard Barrau. The "Piaget Time Gallery" covers a space of 180 square meters. The visitors of the exhibition have a unique chance to get acquainted with the rich heritage of Piaget
, in a chronological order, with help of historical documents and a variety of objects related to the art of watch-making.
Jul 24, 2008
Singaporean actor-director Ng Chin Han
was sported wearing an IWC classic Portuguese Chrono-Automatic watch
at the premiere of The Dark Knight
held on July 14th, in New York City.
In the movie, the 38-year old Ng Chin Han played the role of Hong Kong mobster Lau. The premier was also attended by the co-stars
- Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman. Chin Han admitted he was really pleased to have worked with such a great cast.
Before his work with Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan and the breakthrough role in the movie, Ng Chin Han played a range of supporting roles in a variety of independent movies. Chin Han has also applied his talent of the director in plays and musical adaptations. The actor was first presented to Singapore audiences in 1994, when he starred in the English TV drama 'Masters of the Sea'.
Jul 23, 2008
Over 10,500 world class sportsmen representing 205 nations will be competing for medals, glory and honour in 28 sports from August 8 to 24 in Beijing.
will be present throughout the Olympic Games, acting as Official Timekeeper for the 23rd time, responsible for recording, displaying and distributing the results.
To honor the exciting event, Omega is to reveal two watch collections named the Timeless and the Special.
The Omega precision chronograph
models to form the Olympic Timeless Collection
pay tribute to the chronographs used at the 1932 Los Angeles Games when the company became Official Timekeeper of the Games for the first time. Six of the models in the Collection show off the Arabic numerals and the red Omega name and logo that were featured by the early models.
The timepieces strike by a remarkable detail: the five interlocking colored Olympic rings
on the counterweights of the central chronograph seconds hand. The rings pay tribute to the brand's innovative spirit in watch-making and sports timekeeping.
Jul 23, 2008
The Omega Speedmaster watch collection
offers chronograph models that are highly appreciated by customers worldwide due to their distinctive design and remarkable functionality.
Based on the outstanding history of the luxury brand and associated with the legendary Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
, the Omega chronographs offer masculinity-at-a-glance
. You will probably be surprised to find out that the collection comprises fine feminine timepieces.
Omega has added to the Speedmaster collection a variety of small-sized lady's watches
revealing majestic mother-of-pearl dials, diamond-paved bezels, and pastel or white straps. The distinctive Speedmaster case, 35.5mm in diameter, features the contrasting brushed and polished surfaces, radiating with utmost refinement and elegance.
The Omega Speedmaster lady's watches
are destined for women dreaming about a luxury mechanical watch larger and bolder than other female pieces, but still maintaining its feminine character.
Interested in Omega Speedmaster watches
Jul 22, 2008
Many customers looking for the right watch want to discover a timepiece featuring the time and date in the most readable way characterized by good quality and available at a reasonable price. Even if you are crazy about gadget watches or a luxury watch packed with complicated functions, you sometimes feel like wearing a simple watch with the clearest face
. One of the best watches to match such criteria is the Citizen BM6400
. You will find this watch on a canvas strap or a bracelet.
The Citizen watch equipped with the Eco-drive solar powered technology
, encompasses the time and date functions. The face of the watch is protected by a non-reflective mineral crystal. It boasts 200-meter water-resistance
The Citizen BM6400 watches are highly demanded due to their clarity and readability. These timepieces are an excellent choice for precision and simplicity lovers who need a watch 'just to show the right time'.
Browse the catalog of Citizen BM6400 watches
Jul 18, 2008
The Super Cool Mobile Phone Wrist Watch
is a sim-unlocked tri-band operation mobile phone equipped with the widest range of functions.
Just imagine a cell phone watch gadget
with color touch-screen, built-in microphone and speakers, personal organizer, Bluetooth, a variety of multimedia functions, wireless MP3 listening, not to mention a built-in digital camera. The watch goes with a stylus to allow most precise navigation.
Those who can't help taking images and shooting video may enjoy using the built-in camera
of the cell phone watch and then send them to their friends over the mobile phone network.
With the Super Cool Mobile Phone Wrist Watch, it's really easy to make a call with help of the Bluetooth headset
, or by applying the built-in microphone and speakers.
The gadget watch
gets charged and transfers the data via USB.
The watch is secured to the wrist on a durable rubber blend strap, with gun metal gloss surround and chrome detailing.
The kit is supplied with two batteries, 512 MB micro SD card, as well as charger and a Bluetooth headset.
In short, the gadget watch
is packed with all of the features of a cell phone, so its owner will never get disappointed when he lefts his cell phone at home or somewhere else.
Before you make up your mind to buy the Super Cool Mobile Phone Wrist Watch, pay attention that the cell phone watch is compatible with GSM at 900MHz, 1800MHz, and 1900MHz only.
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Jul 18, 2008
The Tissot Men's Seastar 660 Chronograph Steel Watch
is a luxurious timepiece with irresistible masculine appeal. The watch is characterized by superior quality innate to every Tissot timekeeping creation. It is packed with useful functions for men of active lifestyle, especially those captured by the spirit of sea adventures.
The Tissot Men's Seastar 660 Chronograph features a firmly-constructed stainless steel case, 45 mm in diameter. The case is coupled with a 19-mm-wide, polished stainless steel bracelet. The case construction has incorporated a unidirectional bezel, domed sapphire crystal, screw-down case-back and pushers.
The metallic, silver-tone dial
is completed with luminescent hour indicators, minute stick markers, three chronograph sub-dials and luminescent hands for perfect readability
. You will notice a date window at the 4 o'clock. The watch boasts impressive 660-feet water-resistance
The Tissot watch
is equipped with a reliable Swiss quartz movement. You will find the same model with a blue or black dial.
The Tissot Men's Seastar 660 Chronograph Steel Watch is a perfect watch for a man who goes in for sports and spends a lot of time outside. The classically sporty style of the model allows it to accompany its owner anywhere he goes.
Interested in Tissot Men's Seastar 660 Chronograph Watches? Browse the Catalog
Jul 17, 2008
The official website of the watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen invites its visitors to watch the short film of a multimedia performance by the Sydney Theatre Company
The film, starring Oscar winner Cate Blanchett
and famous Hollywood actor Joseph Fiennes
, is an interpretation-story telling about IWC founder Florentine Ariosto Jones
and his wife and his first steps towards watch manufacturing.
The multimedia stage play was premiered to 1,700 guests at a gala night held by IWC at the SIHH watch fair in Geneva. Now everyone interested may view the play as a 20-minute short film on www.iwc.com/thecrossing. It's also worth mentioning that the 'Making-of' section on the site provides interviews with Cate Blanchett, the film director and other actors.
The Sydney Theatre Company has created an exciting cultural project paying tribute to the 140th anniversary of IWC
. The multimedia theatre performance is a creative interpretation of the myth associated with Florentine Ariosto Jones.
In the film, Cate Blanchett is the pregnant wife left behind by the IWC founder, played by Joseph Fiennes. The adventurous watchmaker and engineer, in a bold attempt to realize his dream, comes to Europe trying to establish and develop the manufacture of watch movements and raise it to a new and cheaper level of production.
According to director Nigel Jamieson
, it took him three months to dramatize the myth of the IWC foundation that actually lasts just 20 minutes and is presented as a short film on the site.
Jul 16, 2008
The Rolex Watch Company
has launched a new book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the brand. The book is entitled "1908-2008: 100 Years of Rolex"
. It will be available worldwide in a limited edition of 4,000 copies
The 320-page book features nice illustrations and covers a variety of topics and trivia that are sure to arouse great interest in avid watch collectors and Rolex fans. The Rolex book includes sections devoted to the origin of the Oyster Perpetual "Milgauss"
, the history of iconic Rolex
watches such as the Daytona, the Submariner, and the GMT-Master
, as well as Rolex James Bond
The book has been written by Rolex expert and collector Guido Mondani
. He is the owner of the world-famous Rolex collection, the subject of a recent record-breaking Antiquorum auction.
The new Rolex book will be available in English or Italian at the price set at 512 Swiss Francs (320 Euros).
Jul 15, 2008
My favorite watch website has just launched a great new feature, a discussion forum. You can simply get a membership ID for it then write about anything you want. It just launched this morning and i'm guessing it will become THE place to talk about vintage watches. Hodinkee is the best vintage watch site around, no question. Keep on supporting them!
Jul 14, 2008
The Timex Ironman Solar Shock watch
with its black and orange case and large screen is one of the all-time bestsellers. This is a sporty-styled, simple and extremely user-friendly digital watch
providing a wide range of features, including a solar-powered quartz movement, shock-resistant case
and Indiglo back light
. The price of the Timex watch is more than affordable (around 80 dollars).
The high contrast screen
of the watch with big numbers allows to read the time at a glance. The date, including a two-letter day, is featured at the top of the display. The great advantage of the Timex watch
is its solar-powered movement. The charge symbol represents a battery right in the center of the screen between the date and the time.
Timex has fitted this model with standard features
provided by the majority of their digital watches: a chronograph, timer, and multiple alarms. All the features are managed with help of five buttons, including one dedicated Indiglo button and one button found below the screen.
The case of the Timex Ironman Solar Shock watch goes on the resin strap
and sits perfectly on the wrist.
Jul 14, 2008
The new Japanese watch
immediately catches imagination due to a face plate with multi-colored light bars that would probably remind you displays used in the first Star Trek series.
The enigmatic display
of the Tokyo Flash Galaxy watch seems to be easy to read. Just touch the upper button once to switch on a programmed animation of light. Then, you will see the watch feature the time. Twelve yellow bars indicate hours in a clock wise direction, while eleven red bars indicate groups of five minutes and four green bars indicate single minutes.
If you want the Galaxy watch show the time at once, it is necessary to press the lower button.
The Galaxy watch is available exclusively from Tokyo Flash
. The price of the original watch is more than affordable - 131 dollars, including worldwide shipping that takes from 3 to 5 days.
Interested in Tokyo Flash watches? View the catalog
Jul 14, 2008
Jaeger-LeCoultre has partnered with Leonardo DiCaprio
, having initiated 'Time to Care' program
to support the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at the California Community Foundation.
To raise funds for the Foundation, Jaeger-LeCoultre will put on sale two unique watches this Fall. The first timepiece is an exclusive Master Compressor Extreme LAB watch
that embellished the wrist of Leonardo DiCaprio during the premiere of his documentary, 'The 11th Hour.'
The amazing timepiece is estimated at 300,000 US dollars
The second watch to be offered for sale is a unique edition of the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2
. It is estimated at 400,000 US dollars
. The timepiece incorporates the first-ever spherical tourbillon. It will become the first timepiece in the Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2 line to be distributed in world.
All the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Leonardo DiCaprio Fund at the California Community Foundation to support its environmental programs all around the world. The watches will be offered exclusively at the new Jaeger-LeCoultre Boutiques located in Boca Raton and Beverly Hills to be open this Fall.
Jul 08, 2008
At "Red Dot Design Award" Competition 2008 held in Essen, Germany, Porsche Design has proudly received honors for its exceptional products, including the P'6750 Worldtimer watch.
The Porsche Design Worldtimer watch features a matte or black-finished titanium case coupled with a decorated rubber strap. The case construction has incorporated a flat anti-reflective sapphire crystal, and two knurled crowns. The timepiece is 100-meter water resistant.
The watch houses a self-winding movement with a dual-timezone display featuring reference world cities. A special module, elaborated by Eterna exclusively for Porsche Design, allows to adjust the display of the city and hour instantaneously, maintaining the perfect accuracy of the time display.
The flat case back reveals an engraving of a circular reference table, indicating 24 reference cities with corresponding abbreviations.
Jul 04, 2008
Audemars Piguet has proudly announced that Prom Meesawat has taken its invitation to become a new ambassador of the brand. Audemars Piguet highly appreciates its association with the world of golfing. The company has built close cooperation with a whole army of celebrated sportsmen sharing common values with the brand. The list includes Nick Faldo, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Vijay Singh, Miguel Angel Jimenez, and many others.
Universally known as the 'Big Dolphin', Prom Meesawat was born in a family of golf. Already at the age of 3, he joined the world of golfing. In 1997 he won his first Junior World Golf Championship. In his teens, Prom was honored to gain several championship titles, having become the most prospective young golfer. He turned professional immediately at the age of 21. The young golfer made into The Asian Tour and was ranked third in 2006.
Prom Meesawat continuously demonstrates deep passion and strength for golfing, while Audemars Piguet has been passionate about watch-making for over 133 years, striving to create only excellent timepieces.
The company represents the only Manufacture that is still managed by the founding families since 1875, holding an annual production of 27,000 units of watches.
Audemars Piguet has long been actively involved in the world of sports, and yachting, golfing and racing in particular, as these are activities reflecting the lifestyle of many of the brand's customers.
In Asia, the company acts as the official timekeeper of Barclays Singapore Open. The brand has held annual golf tournaments for its guests in a number of countries. The company is planning to host an annual golf tournament in Thailand during the last quarter of the year. The winner of the tournament will be invited to Barclays Singapore Open to play in the Pro-am with the Professional.
Audemars Piguet has been excited to welcome Prom as the first Asian Golfer to the brand's golfing ambassador family.
Jul 03, 2008
Montblanc has proudly announced that it has become one of the few retailers to carry the distribution of the 46664 bangle.
The company is pleased to have a chance to support African craftsmanship and arrange the bangles' selling on some of the most prestigious shopping streets of the world, including Montblanc boutiques located on Bond Street in London, Madison Avenue in New York and Champs-Elysees in Paris.
The 46664 bangles are produced while using precious metals of South Africa. They are finished by hand by gifted and experienced craftsmen, infected or affected by HIV or Aids.
The first 46664 bangle edition is crafted in platinum, 18K gold or silver, having been developed in two different sizes. All bangles bear an individual number and an engraving of Nelson Mandela's historic prison number he had when imprisoned on Robben Island.
The introduction of the first edition of the 46664 bangle coincided in time with Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday celebrations. All proceeds from the sale of the 46664 bangle will be donated to the Mandela Foundation and the 46664 charity, offering support to those suffering from Aids and HIV throughout Africa.
Jul 01, 2008
Having united contemporary spirit with timeless appeal of classic, Ebel unveils its 'Ray of Light.' Having joined the Brasilia Fashion Line, the luminous lady's watch is an ideal timekeeping companion for summer time.
The dial of the Ebel Brasilia warms your glance with beams of light. The white mother-of-pearl face is completed with 10 diamond hour markers framed by a sunburst guilloche pattern. You will also notice the hand-applied skeleton Roman numerals and skeleton hour and minute hands provided with white Superluminova.
The stainless steel case of the Ebel Brasilia 'Ray of Light' goes on an elegant white rubber strap, accentuating the purity of the white ceramic inserts on the case sides and the ceramic cabochon crown. The timepiece will be available for 5,950 dollars.
Jun 30, 2008
The Boucheron Bestiary Tourbillon is a new stunning collection presented in two different variations and in a very limited edition of only 8 pieces. Each timepiece is handmade in white gold and features an animal crimped by hand by the master jewelers of the Maison Boucheron. The animal is smartly attached to the case, drawing attention to the technical jewel of the watch.
Your gaze will be also captured by a tourbillon with the mobile carriage that looks like a trellis with precious foliage growing, set with diamonds. The most amazing thing about this majestic construction is that nature, revealed in a bejeweled instant, is presented as though frozen in time before the butterfly created by the hour and minute hands is swallowed up by the guarding animal.
The watch incorporates a mechanical manually-wound caliber visible through the transparent bottom. At the center of the tourbillon you can see a balance. Moreover, the movement shows off bridges designed in the way that the picture of the animal sculpted in the round on the bezel, is reproduced as a silhouette on the metal.
The ticking to be heard from the heart of the watch gives a one-of-a-kind dimension to this wrist-worn shadow, as though breathing with life.
Jun 27, 2008
Nowadays, the World of Horology witnesses the growing demand for luxurious and very expensive watches. To meet this demand, most prestigious watchmaking companies create remarkable timepieces with unforeseen design and functionality.
Watch connoisseurs are amazed to discover watches for divers with the tourbillon complication created by Alain Silberstein, a really oversized men's watch paved with diamonds and featuring 6 dials by IceLink, sports chronographs coupled with rubber straps, as well as watches featuring pink gold cases with carbonic insertions introduced by Hublot and Cvstos.
Last year saw the appearance of many great timepieces created in the bling-bling style, generously decorated with precious stones. Wealthy customers from the USA, Asia and oil-supplying countries are ready to pay great sums of money for watches fascinating by their top quality and jewellery art.
This year diamonds has started conquering sports models. Real sports watches of the 21-st century are electronic chronographs packed with a great variety of functions. The wearers of these timepieces can easily calculate calories and change their training schedule according to medical indexes.
Yet you will find other sports timepieces that greatly attract people not only due to their functionality, but also due to their exclusive nature, powerful appeal and distinctive style.
TAG Heuer is one of the greatest producers of exclusive sports timepieces. The legendary chronographs Carrera and Monaco developed specially for golf players have long enjoyed high demand. Women love the company for its elegant yet sporty ladies' watches decorated with diamonds and pearl, making one feel their sports spirit and desire to win.
TAG Heuer has invited most famous artists and sportsmen to become the brand's ambassadors. Brad Pitt and Uma Thurman, Kimi Raikkonen and Tiger Woods are just a few world-famous names you will see on the list. The tennis star Maria Sharapova acts as an official ambassador of the TAG Heuer ladies' series of quartz watches Aquaracer and Formula 1 Lady Glamour Diamonds, having taken part in the creation of the latter.