Jun 10, 2008
The new Casio G-Shock Gulfman GW-9100 has recently joined Casio's G-Shock line.
The watch features a titanium shock-resistant case, 46 mm in diameter, and titanium case back, being lighter and more corrosion-resistant than stainless steel G-Shock models.
The solar-powered watch, equipped with a reliable quartz movement, is 200-meter water-resistant.
Men will surely appreciate the bold look of the timepiece, in particular the texture of the titanium case, and the large LCD. The Casio G-Shock Gulfman is also equipped with extra large buttons for easier operation.
The Casio watch goes on a masculine resin band. Moreover, the price of the watch is more than affordable – just about 158 dollars.
The Casio G-Shock Gulfman GW-9100 is packed with a great variety of useful functions, including the following:
-1/100 second stopwatch,
-atomatic calibration (the watch is able to calibrate in the US, UK, Germany, and Japan),
-automatic calendar (till the year 2099), electroluminescent backlight,
-5 daily alarms and 1 snooze,
-48-city world time,
-12/24 hour formats,
-power saving function.
Jun 10, 2008
de GRISOGONO offered support to the non-profit organization 'Against Lysosomal Diseases'. The company took part in a Ladies Lunch held on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Geneva.
The organization 'Against Lysosomal Diseases' holds research to fight rare neuro-generative genetic infections affecting a lot of Swiss children. Proceeds from the event are used to get supplies to children suffering from the diseases.
At the entrance of Beau Rivage Hotel, the ballroom was nicely decorated with showcases featuring the newest collections of de GRISOGONO jewelry, watches and hand bags.
More than 300 ladies attended the event with the only man of the afternoon, Fawaz Gruosi, de GRISOGONO President and Founder.
Jun 07, 2008
Villa Oleandra is the name of George Clooney's home in the village of Laglio located on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy. The Oscar-winning actor also owns an old factory connected to the villa. There the actor has a private office and creates his professional projects.
The Omega team was invited to Laglio to take photos of the famous star, intending to take some of the photos in the factory. The old factory, a working space of the actor, is comfortably furnished. The place is also provided with a pinball machine and a collection of old railway clocks, each featuring time in a different time zone.
The story of George Clooney's relationship to Omega watches goes back to his childhood. As a child, the imagination of the actor and his friends was captured by the space race. The Omega Company had been closely associated with America's space program. George Clooney recalls that he and his friends had drawn Omega logos on their own watches. In 1969, the year of the first lunar landing, George's uncle sent him his first Omega watch. Now George Clooney is the brand's Ambassador, wearing Omega watches.
Jun 06, 2008
Here is a review of a new vintage watch blog that is doing something never done before. They are manually scouring the internet for the most interesting and cool vintage watches for sale. They are non-profit and doing it just to help people realize that vintage watches are just as cool and stylish as anything new. This review comes from the KronosClub and it is very supportive of this new site.
Jun 05, 2008
In 2008, the Rolex Company continues to act as the major sponsor of the prestigious Giraglia Cup, a famous Mediterranean distance race. The race will start in St. Tropez, France. The competitors will be moving through the scenic Iles d'Hyeres and across the sea, then past the Giraglia Rock off of northern Corsica, and on to Genoa, Italy where the regatta will finish. Altogether, they will cover 243 nautical miles.
The Giraglia Cup was initiated in 1952. The first race was organized in July, 1953 with 22 yachts taking part. Rolex is famous for its close association with a variety of the most prestigious yachting events through the world. The company has acted as the major sponsor of the Giraglia Cup since 1997.
Jun 04, 2008
In 2008, Ebel introduces its Discovery Chronograph watch in new variations featuring bold, appealing colors to make one feel the appeal of youthful energy, sportiness, and dynamism. The new Discovery Chronograph watches have a 43mm hexagonal case with a tachymeter bezel crafted in stainless steel. The watches reveal Ebel's meticulous attention to finishing detail. They are equipped with is a self-winding COSC chronometer movement offering day and date displays, as well as a chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute counters.
The Ebel Discovery Chronograph is created in four new variations. The version with a silver dial and blue tachymeter bezel is the most subtle one. The variation with a red bezel features a black dial. The both versions are complemented by a stainless steel bracelet with sophisticated finishing and fitted with a triple-deployment folding clasp.
The more casual and sporty variation of the Ebel Discovery Chronograph has a black dial united with an orange bezel. The watch goes on a black technofiber strap with orange stitching. On all three variations, the chronograph sub-dial hands are presented in blue, red, or orange to match the major color of the model.
The Ebel Discovery Chronograph has screw-down crown and push-pieces to guarantee 100-meter water resistance. The legibility of the dial is enhanced with an anti-reflective treated sapphire crystal. The dial reveals luminous applications on the hands, hour indices and dial flange.
Jun 02, 2008
The Le Mans Classic, to be held on the 11, 12, 13 July 2008, will take place again on the historic track of the Le Mans 24 Hours, where some of the greatest drivers and cars have created motor racing history. This year, Richard Mille is acting again as the main sponsor and the official timekeeper of the event.
The company has created a special edition RM 011 Flyback Chronograph to pay tribute to the Le Mans Classic event. The watch features a green carbon fiber flange around the edge of the dial and the trademark white and green checkered Le Mans Classic logo at 12 o'clock.
The skeletonized RM 011 Le Mans Classic is equipped with an automatic movement with adjustable rotor geometry. The watch has a flyback chronograph in hours, minutes and seconds, 60-minute countdown timer, 12 hour totalizer, oversized date and month.
The RM 011 flyback chronograph Le Mans Classic is available in a limited edition of
150 pieces in titanium and 50 pieces in a combination of 18-K red gold and titanium.
Jun 02, 2008
Icelink is launching its summer collection styled 'Bikini'. The new 6Timezone Bikini sparkles with 12 diamond stars at the intersection of the hours and places. This glam-chic-diams watch will finely embrace women of character in this summer's hot spots. The watch is provided with an ingenious bracelet exchange mechanism.
The summer model is available in both Small Case and Big Case versions. The retail price of the 6Timezone Bikini starts at CHF 8'500.
Jun 02, 2008
This year the Swiss watchmaking company Longines is once again acting as the official partner and timekeeper of the prestigious French Open at Roland Garros, France, illustrating its slogan 'Elegance is an attitude' and its rich heritage in the world of sports.
In the 1990s Longines acted as a sponsor of two talented tennis players - Gabriela Sabatini and Michael Chang. In September 2007, the company announced its partnership with Andre Agassi, one of the most admired tennis players in the world. Agassi is world-famous not only for his brilliant tennis career but also his generosity on and off the court, his temperament during matches and towards his fans, not to mention the player's extensive work with those in need. Agassi is a perfect embodiment of the major values of the Longines Company.
May 30, 2008
TechnoMarine has created two new models for men. The UF6 Mag accommodates a Swiss Made chronograph movement (Swiss Ronda 5004F) with a 1/ 10th of a second precision. The solid construction features a 45-mm case with sapphire crystal provided with anti-reflective coating. The watch goes on a rubber strap.
The UF6 Mag chronograph strikes by its sporty and elegant look. Besides powerful aesthetic impression, the TechnoMarine watch offers remarkable precision. The watch is 200-meter water-resistant.
The timepiece encompasses the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, day, date, and month. It is available in two versions - one in stainless steel & PVD and another in stainless steel, titanium and rose gold.
Characterized by innovative design and bold combination of different materials, the new TechnoMarine UF6 collection is sure to become a classic of the brand.
May 30, 2008
Maria Sharapova, the top-ranked tennis player, has signed a deal with Tiffany & Co. Maria will be wearing Tiffany designer Elsa Peretti's Wave earrings in 18K gold at the French Open to take place in the period of May 25-June 8, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris.
The player's custom 'Paris dress' by Nike features a 1920s-inspired design with contrasting chalk white satin ribbons and double layered pleated skirt. The dress is finished with a Tiffany pearl button closure fastening at the back of the dress.
The Tiffany-Maria Sharapova deal is meant for the next two years and to cover the four Grand Slam Tennis events: The French Open, Wimbledon, and the US and Australian Open.
During each event, Maria will be wearing Tiffany earrings to be sold at Tiffany & Co. stores around the world tagged as the Tiffany for Maria Sharapova collection.
May 30, 2008
A lot of celebrities who came to the Festival de Cannes 2008 were wearing Chanel attires, watches, and jewelry.
Natalie Portman was wearing a vintage Haute Couture navy chiffon dress to the "Indiana Jones" presentation on May 18th.
Madonna was wearing the look 50 from CHANEL Haute Couture SS 2007 to the "I Am Because We Are" Premiere on May 21st.
Jeanne Balibar, member of the jury, embellished her wrist with a Chanel "J12" watch in white ceramic, Chanel Horlogerie Collection.
Diane KRUGER was wearing a vintage CHANEL Haute-Couture dress, with a pendant and a ring CHANEL Joaillerie.
May 28, 2008
Obaku Harmony announced 14 new watches, launching a giveaway with GearCrave.com. Just leave a comment on the GearCrave Giveaway page, telling us about your favorite watch-- and you're elligable to win a free Obaku wristwatch. Contest ends Sunday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m. CST.
May 27, 2008
The EPOS Collection Sportive has been joined by the 3389, a model created in three versions that have inherited the signature design of the highly successful Chronograph 3388 introduced in 2007. The avant-garde timepiece radiates with pure power, luxury, good taste and durability. The self-winding ETA 2824 mechanical movement has been developed in three versions. The 3389sk is particularly fascinating with the skeleton movement revealed through the open dial. The watches are completed with a high quality stainless steel or rubber bracelet. The 43mm diameter case features PVD-coating, a sapphire crystal with screw-down bezel and carbon dial. The transparent back allows to admire the movement.
May 26, 2008
Bell & Ross has equipped Michel Fournier in his search for the extreme. The brand is famous for having achieved a world record with its Hydromax model providing water-resistance at 11,100 meters. Now Bell & Ross has partnered with Michel Fournier trying to beat the altitude world record for a sky dive with a 40,000 meter (equal to 130,000 feet or nearly 25 mile) jump.
On May 26th, 4.30am local time in Canada, in North Battleford, Canada, Michel Fournier has made a stratospheric jump from the frontier of space and for the first time in history a skydiver has broken the sound barrier at a speed of 1,500 kilometers per hour (932 miles per hour).
For this record breaking jump Michel Fournier has chosen to wear the BR 02 INSTRUMENT, a blend of high technology and precision watch-making, characterized by extreme reliability. The mechanism of the watch was designed to resist extreme pressures, as well as abnormally low temperatures.
May 24, 2008
At Baselworld 2008, Armand Nicolet has presented new timepieces to join its collection of tonneau-shaped watch models. The Armand Nicolet TM7 watch collection unveils four new timepieces. Each TM7 watch features a 52 x 38mm stainless steel or 18K rose gold case.
The TM7 Day & Date watch reveals a day and date indication shown in windows. The Complete Calendar model features a classical triple calendar complication with day, date, month, and moon phases.
Two chronograph models have also joined the collection: The TM7 Chronograph shocases a chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute totalizers, and small seconds, while the TM7 Chronograph And Big Date watch also features a large date display.
Each Armand Nicolet TM7 watch demonstrates a curved guilloche-decorated dial and a curved sapphire crystal. The watches go on an alligator strap or a matching metal bracelet, according to the model. Each timepiece accommodates an ETA self-winding movement.
May 24, 2008
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch is created for men who adore exclusivity, great performance and fine craftsmanship of timekeeping accessories.
The timepiece showcases an 18K yellow gold case that measures 40 mm in diameter. The watch is secured to the wrist with a brown leather strap that adds a sporty edge to the entire construction.
The white mother-of-pearl dial reveals 8 diamond hour markers. The chronograph watch features a tachymeter, synthetic sapphire crystal, and fold-through buckle deployment clasp. The watch accommodates a 44 jewel chronometer automatic movement.
The Rolex watch's retail price is around 21,400 dollars.
May 23, 2008
The Romain Jerome Cabestan Titanic DNA Tourbillon is created in an extremely limited series of 6 pieces. It is a true wonder of innovative watchmaking and artistic design.
The unique timepiece incorporates a manually-wound CL001.1RJ caliber. The conception of the mechanism belongs to watchmaker Vianney Halter and Jean-Francois Ruchonnet of the DMC Group, a specialist engineering firm.
The caliber includes many unique features: transverse mechanical arrangements, cylindrical time and power reserve displays, a chain and fusee system managed by a removable winding winch, and a vertical one-minute tourbillon. The caliber provides 72-hour power reserve.
The shape of the one-of-kind 46mmx36mmx15mm Cabestan case displays with remarkable clarity the unusual transverse arrangement of the mechanisms. The case of the Romain Jerome Cabestan Titanic DNA Tourbillon is made from actual oxidized material taken from the Titanic shipwreck, fused to steel obtained from the Harland and Wolff shipyards, where the legendary vessel was built in the beginning of the 20th century.
May 23, 2008
Following the last-year success of the RoyalMarine P1 in rose gold, TechnoMarine is now unveiling a new model in new materials.
The new TechnoMarine watch is created in several versions: titanium and black PVD, stainless steel and PVD, as well as a stainless steel and blue aluminum version. The oversized case of the diving watch is a true eye-catcher.
The watch is secured to the wrist on a sporty rubber strap fitted with a large tongue fastener. It is equipped with an automatic precision Swiss Made movement, and boasts 200-meter water resistance.
The TechnoMarine watch provides rigorous performance. It features the following functions: hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The rotating unidirectional precision bezel allows accurate recording of timing for sports activities.
May 22, 2008
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