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May 01, 2008
Quadtec is the world’s first digital timepiece displaying visual quarterly time periods moving around each hour
centered in the watch face. An innovative concept, quadtec is about filling in those missing moments. It is a new
experience in time management presented by its designers, Mr. Berj Terzian and Mr. Robert A. Brodmann.
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Hublot Bullet Bang Watch

Apr 30, 2008
The Hublot Bullet Bang is characterized by extreme robustness. The case and bezel of the watch is crafted in an extra-durable material - microblasted Cermet, an alloy of ceramic and metals such as tungsten or bronze, totally scratch resistant, contrasting with the rubber strap.

The matt black dial in Cermet color features satin-finish figures and applique index markers, as well as faceted, diamond-polished, Cermet colour hands provided with black luminescent feature. The watch is equipped with a mechanical column-wheel chronograph with automatic winding, Hublot calibre HUB44 RAC. It goes on an adjustable smooth black rubber strap fitted with a black PVD coated steel clasp. The Bullet Bang will appear in a limited edition of 500 individually numbered pieces.
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Zenith Mega Port Royal Tourbillon

Apr 30, 2008
At Baselworld 2008, Zenith has unveiled a new Mega Port Royal Tourbillon. The watch reveals a tourbillon through a dial aperture, while the dial itself is covered with a grill, as though the creators of the timepiece wanted to put up an obstacle to admiring the complication.

The idea might have been suggested by the early wristwatches developed for soldiers in the first World War, with the grill protecting the glass crystal, or some of the earlier Cartier Pasha watches. The new Zenith Mega Port Royal Tourbillon features a black titanium case that goes on a striking rubber strap. The watch is equipped with the manufacture El Primero chronograph movement with its high-frequency tourbillon
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IWC Supports Laureus Sport for Good Foundation

Apr 30, 2008
For the third year in a row, IWC offers its support to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation. The Schaffhausen-based watchmaking company has created a special limited edition of the Da Vinci Chronograph. The case back of the watch reveals an engraving of a winning entry from an IWC drawing competition. The drawing, depicting a group of girls playing handball, was created by 15-year-old Heena Javed Shaikh from India.

Part of the proceeds from the sales of the 1,000 pieces of the Da Vinci Chronograph will be donated to support the Foundation's projects aimed to benefit more than 150,000 children worldwide.
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TAG Heuer Hosted Maria Sharapova’s Birthday Party

Apr 30, 2008
TAG Heuer hosted Maria Sharapova’s 21st birthday party held in New York, April 23, 2008. The fashion and entertainment elite were invited to the party, including Michelle Trachtenberg and Dave Annable, along with designers Vera Wang, Doo.Ri and Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian.

Maria Sharapova, a TAG Heuer ambassador since 2004, symbolizes hard work, world-class training and deep commitment to the values cherished in the world of sports and TAG Heuer world. From Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open championships to being the fifth youngest female tennis player to ever hold the No. 1 spot, Sharapova is the embodiment of glamour and elegance, passion, prestige and performance.
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Montblanc Star Chronometer

Apr 26, 2008
The Montblanc Star Chronometer watch has joined the renowned Star collection of most elegant watches. The luxurious 41.5mm 18K rose gold case of the watch features stepped lugs, and a large knurled crown bearing the Montblanc logo.

The silvered dial is embellished with an intricate guilloche pattern. The dial is completed with rose gold Roman hour markers, and large dauphine hands covered with luminous material; the semi-circular display at 6 o'clock shows the date via a red pointer. A dial flange has the minute scale accented by six luminous dots.

The Montblanc Star Chronometer is equipped with a self-winding ETA caliber, offering 42-hour power reserve. It goes on an alligator strap.
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George Clooney Poses for New Omega Campaign

Apr 26, 2008
Imagine George Clooney with a watchmaking loupe on his eye and wearing a white lab coat. The famous actor, one of Omega's worldwide brand ambassadors, posed for a set of photographs for the "Watchmakers Wanted" campaign held by the brand. The campaign is aimed at recruiting skilled applicants for building careers with the watch brand.

The photographs, depicting George Clooney in a moment of intense concentration, were shot by celebrated photojournalist Greg Williams. In a subsequent interview George Clooney commented that the Omega watchmakers were quite surprised to see the actor putting three or four of the watches together.
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LVMH to Acquire Hublot

Apr 25, 2008
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the leading luxury group in the world, has signed an agreement to acquire the Hublot group, most prestigious watchmaker enjoying very strong growth. LVMH will acquire Hublot from Mr Carlo Crocco, the founder of the group, and a company controlled by Mr Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot CEO since 2004.

Hublot produces innovative watches, with highly distinctive nature. The watches are based on fusions of materials, precious metals, and technological metals, ceramics, diamonds and natural rubber. The renowned Hublot Big Bang watch collection features models equipped with automatic movements with a price range from 8,000 to over 300,000 Euro
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Longines Conquest Watches

Apr 25, 2008
The Longines Conquest watches are developed to reflect the requirements of the most demanding sports: 300-meter water-resistance, screw-in crown and case-back, crown with lateral protection, triple folding safety clasp. The 41 mm stainless steel case is equipped with a choice of a self-winding, chronograph or three-hand movement. The Conquest models go on a leather or rubber strap or with a stainless steel bracelet. The watches have a fixed bezel and a cabochon crown crafted in black, grey or white ceramic. Ceramic, providing aesthetic beauty and great technical features, is a scratch-proof and non-allergenic material, also almost totally resistant to friction, abrasion and high temperatures
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Corum Admiral's Cup Competition 40 - Sheer Elegance for Ladies

Apr 24, 2008
Corum intriduced its iconic Admiral's Cup collection almost 50 years. The famous watch has been presented as a trophy to the Admiral's Cup winners. Corum has created Admiral’s Cup Competition 40 for women. The new timepiece is imbued with an aura of sporting elegance.

Audemars Piguet has chosen mother-of-pearl for the dial of the new ladiy's watch. The natural material with its shimmering reflections comes from the very oceans depths.

The Competition 40 houses a self-winding CO-082 movement offering a 42-hour power reserve. The screw-down back is adorned the Admiral’s Cup trophy reproduction. 18K red gold Arabic numerals, coated with a luminescent substance, mark off five-minute intervals
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Corum Romvlvs Large Date

Apr 24, 2008
Corum Romvlvs Large Date is equipped with a new movement, featuring a large date function, and a design playing on the aesthetic of materials.

The stainless steel case with satin-brushed finish is coupled with a polished 18kt red gold bezel, with signature cambered profile and 12 engraved Roman numerals. The curve of the bezel matches the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, convex on top and concave below. The screw-down back features the engraved Corum logo, name Romvlvs and crown of laurels worn by the Caesars of Ancient Rome. It guarantees 50-meter water-resistance and protects a self-winding movement used to power a large date displayed by two disks at 12 o’clock, and small seconds at 6.
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Kobold Soarway Diver SEAL Avantgarde

Apr 23, 2008
Inspired by and named after actor James Gandolfini, the original Soarway Diver SEAL represents the biggest, toughest, and most recognizable Kobold watch ever created. The one-of-a-kind version of the SEAL is the SEAL Avantgarde. The watch was crafted especially to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Designed with help of professional deep-sea divers, the SEAL Avantgarde is waterproof to depths of 1,000 meters. Housed in a case made from lightweight aerospace-grade titanium, the SEAL Avantgarde weighs only 111 grams on a canvas military strap - that is 30 per cent less than the model crafted from stainless steel.
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Kobold Large Soarway Diver

Apr 23, 2008
The timepiece of the famous deep sea diver and conservationist Philippe Cousteau is a Kobold watch designed in cooperation with him. The Large Soarway Diver is not only the latest Kobold watch created with the input of a world-class adventurer, it is also the biggest watch to join the Kobold collection.

The large dial reveals a minimalist design reflecting the style of professional diver's watches from the 1960s. The bold hour and minute hands create perfect harmony with the luminous hour markers, contrasting with the non-reflective Deep Black dial color.

A uni-directional rotating bezel can be used to indicate the amount of time left for a specific diving adventure.
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Kobold Revives a Favorite

Apr 23, 2008
Kobold revives a favorite, with the Sir Ernest Shackleton Old Explorer’s model. If you remember the original, it featured that beautiful flesh tone dial. Now you can enjoy the smokin’ Artic blue.

A hand-wound, Swiss-made movement, caliber K.348 (modified Unitas 6497) powers the Sir Ernest and is a technological marvel.

40+mm for the big case lovers , and limited to 50 pieces!
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Sinn U1 Watch for Divers

Apr 23, 2008
The Sinn U1 is a stylish divers' watch. The 44mm steel case of the watch is 1,000-meter water resistant. It is secured to the wrist with a rubber diving strap.

The steel used for the production of the Sinn U1 was ordered from a steel supplier of one of Germany's North Sea shipbuilding yards constructing submarines from the very same steel. This submarine steel is of an extremely high anti-magnetic quality. The material is highly resistant to harmful effects of sea water exposure.

The Sinn U1 is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement operating at 28,800 beats per hour. The mechanism is shock-resistant and anti-magnetic. The U1 matte black dial Sinn reveals clean layout.
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Longines Legend Diver in Vintage Spirit

Apr 23, 2008
The Longines Legend Diver is a tribute to one of the classic diving watches introduced back in the 1960s, proud of a great history.

The Legend Diver 42mm stainless steel case has accommodated an automatic Longines caliber L633 movement (base ETA 2824-2). The 25-jewel movement produces 28,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 45-hour power reserve.

The construction of the Longines watch has incorporated a beautiful domed sapphire crystal and a solid stainless steel case-back featuring an engraving of the image of a diver. The

Longines Legend Diver is a great looking watch created in an unmistakable vintage spirit and available at a reasonable price point.
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TAG Heuer Meridiist Luxury Phone

Apr 23, 2008
Tag Heuer, having cooperated with Modelabs, launches the new Meridiist luxury phone. The gadget has been Swiss engineered and hand assembled from 430 components. The Meridiist is wrapped in different materials ranging from crocodile to leather or rubber.

The stylish case crafted from corrosion-resistant, watchmaking 316L steel has acquired the distinctive craftsmanship of fine Swiss watches. With unscratchable 60.5 carats sapphire crystal dual displays, the main 1.9-inch screen offers QVGA resolution. The secondary monochrome OLED screen on the front end houses an independent time unit.

The Meridiist boasts a variety of features: a 2.0-megapixel digital camera, MP3 player (MP3/AAC/MPEG-4)..
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SCATOLA DEL TEMPO REWARDS GEORGE LUCAS

Apr 22, 2008
SdT rewarded the great director of Star Wars during ShoWest in Las Vegas
Scatola del Tempo, a prestigious Italian company, creator of rotating watch holders, has recently rewarded the director George Lucas, one of the protagonists of world cinema's excellence, during the ShoWest in Las Vegas last March 10-13th.

The annual convention brings together the operators of today's international cinema and took place at the Theatre Des Artes of the hotel de Paris in Las Vegas this year. If its public enthusiastically welcomed all the most exciting novelties of American cinema, they reserved an ecstatic reception for George Lucas.
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Glashutte Original Senator Meissen

Apr 22, 2008
The Glashutte Original Senator Meissen watch boast a remarkable history, with origins traced back to the towns of Meissen and Glashutte, located in Saxony, Germany, with the word 'manufactory' having a special meaning.

The Glashutte Original watch manufactory sources porcelain dials for its Senator Meissen watch from the state-owned Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, the company producing porcelain products since 1710 and exporting them all over the world.

Porcelain pieces, ornamental and functional, are handmade and feature the prominent Crossed Swords emblem. As though demonstrating its illustrious roots, the dial of the Glashutte Original Senator Meissen also reveals this famed logo.
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Ladies Patek Philippe Annual Calendar

Apr 22, 2008
The Patek Philippe Ref. 4973R Annual Calendar watch is a dazzling variation of the brand's famous annual calendar watch, a real sensation that joined the ladies collection in 2005. The 18K gold case of the ladies' watch is pave-set with 431 round brilliant diamonds. The crown radiates with 14 round brilliants, while the tang buckle is adorned with 27.

A white mother of pearl dial is completed with Breguet numerals. Day of the week and month are presented in the two small dials, with the elegant moon-phase disc and the date display found below. The watch goes on a crocodile leather strap.

The Caliber 315 S QA LU movement is revealed through the sapphire crystal window in the case back
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