Longines Celebrates 120th Anniversary of Logo Registration

Oct 05, 2009
It has been 120 years since the Longines logo, still used by the famous St. Imier watchmaker, was registered.

To celebrate this anniversary, the brand has arranged a special exhibition in the Cite du Temps in Geneva, published the history of a symbol, as well as produced two limited edition watches, featuring individual numbers from 1 to 120.

At a press conference, held within the framework of this festive event, the floor was given to Brigitte Bolli Jost, Brand Registration Responsible at the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property, and Francis Gurry, the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization. They brought up the burning subjects of both national and international challenges, intellectual property and the necessity for the trademarks to be protected.

According to Walter von Kanel, President of Longines, on registering the factory trademark in 1889, the brand did everything in its power to provide the proper protection for its name and signature. Referring to the data of the United Nations special agency, this 1889 trademark happens to be the oldest one, still used in the form it originally appeared.

The exhibition, which is conducted at Cite du Temps in Geneva, reflects the way this trademark was adopted and protected. The showpieces embrace historical Longines watches and original documents, which trace the development of a logo and the emergence of the watch-making traditions.

The exhibition welcomes visitors from Friday, October 2nd through Sunday, November 1st, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Baselworld 2010 Consolidates its Position

Oct 03, 2009
Baselworld is definitely taking an advantage of the depressed economy situation: a considerable number of world-famous brands have narrowed down their exhibition participation exclusively to this World Watch and Jewellery Show.

Arranging Baselworld 2010, which will be held from March18th to March 25th, is already underway. The number of the illustrious brands, which have been registered to take part in the coming show, is impressive. This event is really indispensable as regards to providing incentive in the luxury goods industry.

Having turned down the possibility to take part in other shows, lots of eminent manufacturers do their best to prepare for Baselworld. It is crucial for the marketing budgets to be used in the most effective way, especially under the unstable economic conditions. Basel happens to be the best place for achieving this goal, since the show is arranged for highly professional visitors and buyers.

According to Christoph Wellendorff, Managing Director of Wellendorff, Baselworld allows the brands to exhibit their creations in the best possible way. He also added that only in the course of this very show, the companies could associate with their key specialist dealers from all the parts of the world and introduce all the novelties from their collections to the jewelers.

Thus, this concentration process undoubtedly consolidates the position of the World Watch and Jewellery Show. Its management, however, does not aspire to attract a huge number of exhibitors. Sylvie Ritter, Show Director of Baselworld comments, that they prefer quality over quantity and besides, their target is to provide enough space for the brands to unveil their products.

Alongside with the acclaimed brands, Baselworld also welcomes young companies that demonstrate an extremely high level this show has achieved.

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Land Air and Sea Watches at Specialized Exhibition in Mexico City

Oct 01, 2009
The 2009 Salon Internacional de la Alta Relojeria is a watch industry exhibition, which is scheduled to be held in Mexico City from September 29th through October 1st. The up-to-date luxury timepieces, created around the themes of Land, Air and Sea, will be a particular highlight of this very event.

“Land, Air and Sea” is one of the themes, the latest exhibition of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is devoted to. The FHH has entered into a partnership with 29 world-famous watchmakers, with such brands as A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Corum, Daniel Roth, Gerald Genta, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Greubel Forsey, IWC, Girard-Perregaux, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, TAG Heuer, Piaget, and Zenith among them.

The activity of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is aimed at encouraging an interest and awareness in the domain of fine watchmaking and promoting education for the dealers, rendering support to the watch manufacturers, which are of great importance to the industry. It also offers the industry an opportunity to investigate larger matters, which may have an impact on future.

In its statement to the press, the FHH commented that the watches, manufactured around the themes of Land, Air and Sea, demonstrated the superiority of the mankind to the environmental elements and, therefore, they had become so popular with customers.

The technological achievements and novelties, presented either in a chronograph watch on the racetrack, a timepiece with dual time zones, intended to assist a pilot in his activity, or a dive watch, ensuring its wearer’s safe coming up to the surface, considerably contribute to the attractiveness of fine watches.

The Salon International de la Alta Relojeria will take place at the Hotel Four Seasons in Mexico City.
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Only Watch Charity Auction Raised 2.285.500 Euro

Sep 30, 2009
Arranged by Patrizzi & Co in partnership with the Monaco Yacht Show and attended by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the third Only Watch charity auction of 34 unique watches has provided financial support for scientific and medical research in the domain of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

According to Osvaldo Patrizzi, the results of the event exceeded all the expectations. The charity auction demonstrated that the gorgeous horological masterpieces, similar to those introduced by 34 watch brands, would always find their happy owners.

Luc Pettavino, President of the Monaco Yacht Show and founder of the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, thanked the watchmakers, collectors, personalities, partners and organizers of the evening: everyone, whose activity was aimed at supporting the Association, which in its turn would enable to recover thousands of children in the world.

To crown the auction, HSH Prince Albert II expressed his gratitude to all the participants of the event.

Additionally, the Association was transferred 30,000 Euro. This sum was added to the final amount, which is intended for financing the current research projects and initiating new ones.

Only Watch turned out to be the charity auction of luxury watches that was impatiently expected by timepiece collectors and enthusiasts all over the world. The next event of the kind, the fourth Only Watch charity auction, will take place in September 2011.

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Cimier Unveils Petite Seconde Venom Timepiece

Sep 29, 2009
The Swiss watch manufacturer Cimier has recently unveiled the Petite Seconde Venom watch.

Its stainless case, measuring 43 mm, exposes a black PVD treatment. The surface of the bezel and the case is polished, whereas that of the lugs’s top is brushed.

Animating this model’s functions is an ETA Unitas 6497 hand-wound mechanical movement.

The blackened movement reveals blued screws, one can see through a sapphire case-back, which bears a signature "Jorg Stiel". The latter used to be a goal keeper for the Swiss national soccer team.

The black dial demonstrates hours, minutes and small seconds hands, performed in yellow. The small seconds dial is located at 10 o’clock. Setting the time and winding the movement is accomplished by using a polished PVD crown, placed at 4’clock.

The Cimier Petite Seconde Venom watch provides a lengthy 56-hour power reserve. The timepiece comes with a yellow python strap.
The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters.
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Patek Philippe Star Moon Tourbillon Watch at Patrizzi&Co Auction

Sep 28, 2009
On October 7th, in the city of New York, Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers will unveil "Important Pocket Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks". The key focal point of the event will be some unique timekeepers to be presented by the Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe.

About 200 of exceptional watches will be introduced in the course of this very auction, which is going to open the fall/winter season. It is the first event of the kind in a series of auctions planned to be held in Geneva, Milan and New York.

The auction will take place at Patrizzi & Co, 595 Madison Avenue, Suite 605. Buyers will have an opportunity to make their bids through phone, in written or online through the company’s website - www.patrizziauction.com. The showroom will host a preliminary exhibition on Saturday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Just as well the company timepiece experts will devote this period of time to making assessments and taking items for future auctions.

In the course of the auction the buyers will not be charged a commission, which is not typical for most auction houses. This commission usually constitutes from 20 to 25 percent savings from the hammer price.

A series of unique watches, manufactured by Patek Philippe, will be in prime focus of the sale.

Featuring two faces, the Sky Moon Tourbillon watch, Ref. 5002, happens to be the brand’s most complicated creation.

Sculptured in 18k yellow gold, this timekeeping companion demonstrates a black dial. The model offers the functions of the perpetual calendar and that of a minute repeater, equipped with a tourbillon escapement. The reverse side of the watch, meanwhile, exposes a sky chart as well as a sidereal time.

Patek Philippe will also put up for an auction two sets of men's watches, issued as a limited series. The distinctive flair of these models lies in their dials, embellished with a cloisonne enamel.

Manufactured in 2004, the "Barques" watch, Ref. 5076, was restricted to 10 sets only.

Every timepiece, powered by a hand-wound movement, is rendered in platinum and demonstrates a different sailboat. Each of four "Birds of Paradise" watches, Ref. 5075, is crafted from 18k white gold. These watches were produced in a limited series of just 15 sets.

According to Osvaldo Patrizzi, president and chief executive officer of Patrizzi & Co ,this auction is expected to draw international attention, since the most exclusive watches will be put up for sale within the framework of the event mentioned.
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Svetlana Zakharova – Audemars Piguet’s new ambassadress

Sep 28, 2009
Shortly after Audemars Piguet had entered into a partnership with the legendary Bolshoi Theater, Svetlana Zakharova, a graceful star of the Bolshoi Ballet and Opera was appointed a new ambassadress for the brand.

According to Audemars Piguet CEO, Philippe Merk, the company is proud to be associated with Svetlana Zakharova, who is regarded as the best dancer in the world. He also added that Svetlana’s activity truly reflected the brand’s core values, which were high standards, strict discipline and excellence.

Born in the Ukrainian city of Lutsk, at the age of 10 Svetlana Zakharova entered Kiev Ballet School and began her studies in Valeriya Sulegina’s class. When she was 15, she became the youngest participant of the Vaganova-Prix Young Dancers’ Competition. In spite of her age, she was bestowed with the second prize and afterwards admitted to the third year of studies at the A.Y. Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet.

After graduating from the Academy, Zakharova started to perform in the Mariinsky Theatre Company, where her bright talent was again highly appreciated: by the following season she had been appointed a soloist.

Svetlana asserted herself as a new star of Russian ballet, when she still was an Academy student: she brilliantly debuted as the Mistress of the Dryads in Don Quixote, performed in Mariinsky Theater. The part of Maria in The Fountain of Bakhchisarai was her second important work.

Dancing the part of Giselle was Zakharova’s first major success. Neither audience nor critics let her performance go by unnoticed. Under impression, Vladimir Vasiliev invited the talented dancer to perform in the Bolshoi Theatre.

Alongside with her activity in the Mariinsky Theatre, Zakharova started successfully demonstrating her talent on the stages of Paris, Munich, New York, Buenos-Aires, Tokyo, London. One of the brightest events in her career was dancing in La Bayadere at the Paris Opera in 2001: she was the first Russian ballerina to dance at this great Theater in a French production after a thirteen-year long “iron curtain” period.

No matter where she works, Svetlana Zakharova happens to be an incarnation of pure style of the Russian school of ballet.

In 2008, she was conferred the title of People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. She also became the first Russian ballerina bestowed the title of the La Scala Ballet Company Etoile.

In 2006, she was chosen to be a member of the Presidential Council for Culture and Arts.
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Audemars Piguet Supports Fashion Week In New York

Sep 25, 2009
On September 13th, the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet and its North American President and CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias welcomed distinguished guests to the exclusive event, arranged to celebrate Fashion Week. The festive dinner took place in the posh Boom Boom Room, located in New York's Standard Hotel.

Alongside with New York celebrities, this bright event was honored by the presence of Daniel Craig, Sean Penn, Mary-Kate Olsen, Chloe Sevigny, Milla Jovovich, Jared Leto, Leelee Sobieski, and Lindsay Lohan.

It is the third time Audemars Piguet has rendered its support to Fashion Week and especially to Olivier Zahm, a universally-famous fashion curator. The Editor in Chief of Purple Fashion magazine and the co-director of the Paris-based Purple Institute, an organization in search for the areas of common interest between the world of art and that of industry, are just a few responsibilities of Mr. Zahm.

In 2008, Audemars Piguet, famous for its Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watch collections, was cooperating with Mr. Zahm in order to create enchanting window displays for the brand’s store in New York. Opening of West Village-based restaurant Charles, which occurred in the same city, was also a result of collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Mr. Zahm.

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Raymond Weil's New Boutique in Bulgaria

Sep 25, 2009
The relationship between the renowned watchmaker Raymond Weil and Bulgaria has a long history. Twenty years ago this brand was the first Swiss watch-making house to start its activity on the market of this country. Today, Raymond Weil is proud to establish its new flagship boutique, which will definitely fortify the brand's position on the fast growing market.

Watch enthusiasts will be offered a great opportunity to marvel Raymond Weil's latest collections in the brand's exclusive store, located at 46 Vitosha Boulevard, which is a chic shopping street in the center of Sofia.

Developed by Raymond Weil's architect-decorator, the boutique's elegant, futuristic design perfectly matches the Geneva brand's values of independence, boldness, modernity and innovation. It is created in full conformity with the architectural style of all Raymond Weil boutiques, located in different parts of the world.

The new store, inaugurated in Sofia, is equipped with a huge display-window, which opens the view to its inside and enables the visitors to enjoy the decorative materials, created by craftsmen.

These materials duplicate those of the timepieces themselves, heating the guests’ imagination.

One of the key focal points in this well-lit interior is a warm-toned area, where the visitors can admire Raymond Weil's unique watches without being disturbed.

The official opening of the new Raymond Weil boutique took place on September 16th, 2009.

A member of the family brand's board of directors, Monsieur Pierre Bernheim, was welcoming special guests with leading cultural figures among them. This significant event was attended by Mr. Evgeni Minchev, public chronicler and producer; M. Dimitar Tsonev, CEO of the National TV Channel 1; Ms. Gloria, Pop Folk singer; Mme Ania Pencheva, actress; M. Michail Belchev, poet and current Director of the National Library, and M. Duet Riton, pop singer.
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Tudor Unveils Hydronaut II Chronograph

Sep 24, 2009
The famous watch manufacturer Rolex is also an owner of another watch-making firm Tudor. Until recent time, Tudor has stayed in the background. Within the last couple of years, however, the company asserted itself by manufacturing new products and running a powerful advertising campaign.

This watchmaker’s creations are mostly characterized by sporty style. Unveiled at Baselworld 2009, the Tudor Hydronaut II watch is currently the best model across the spectrum of the brand’s sportive watches.

The Hydronaut II watch demonstrates a 41 mm steel case, which size coincides with that of a Rolex counterpart. Its design, however, is totally different from that of Rolex watches. It is explainable by the fact that Tudor’s products are aimed at the consumers, who lead a sportier lifestyle.

This timepiece accommodates an automatic mechanical chronograph movement. Additionally, it provides 200-meter water-resistance. This very feature makes the watch extremely reliable. It is not intended though for professional divers.

Assembled with a sapphire crystal, the fully polished watch case is fitted with a black, red and white unidirectional bezel. The dial, performed in black, is accented with touches of silver, red and white. The counters, located at 3 and 6 o'clock, serve to indicate chronograph minutes and hours. The counter at 9 o'clock position shows small seconds – the central hand reveals chronograph seconds.

The adjustment of the date, which is indicated at 4 o'clock, is accomplished by the crown, placed at 10 o'clock. The crown at 3 o’clock corrects timekeeping. The chronograph start, stop and reset pushers are located at 2 and 4 o'clock.

Both pushers and crowns are screw-down to ensure the necessary level of water-resistance.

The model is secured to the wrist on a black rubber strap, finished with a folding Tudor clasp.
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Richard Mille Establishes New Flagship Boutique in Beijing

Sep 23, 2009
The famous watchmaker Richard Mille has inaugurated its new flagship boutique in Beijing. This impressive store sprawls out to cover 260 square meters of space in the 5-star Legendale Hotel, located on Jin Bao Street. This area is considered to be a symbol of European elegance and luxury, placed in the center of China’s capital.

Due to this magnificent flagship store’s advantageous location, Sparkle Roll Group Limited, the exclusive dealer of Richard Mille in China, avoided expenses in the course of its creation. 45 million HK dollars was invested in establishing this boutique: it implied providing raw materials, watch displays and more. All the equipment, necessary for fitting the store, was delivered from Paris.

The hotel facade reminds that of the 17th century architecture of Southern Europe. On the contrary, the Richard Mille’s interior looks extremely up-to-date with the black color, dominating in the design of the store. In fact, the bold combination of the old and the new is a true incarnation of the brand’s spirit.

Many objects in the boutique’s interior borrowed the elements from the original design of the timepiece. Thus, arches dressed in black leather prevail in the main seating area; the watch displays are tonneau-shaped; the 3-dimensional etched glass windows make a signature throughout all Richard Mille boutiques.

The amazing blend of dark ebony, black leather and engraved glass contributes to the special charm of the Richard Mille collections.

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Artelier Alarm Watch From Oris

Sep 23, 2009
Designed in an austere and elegant manner, the case of Oris-made Artelier Alarm watch offers an exciting surprise to its owner. In the very heart of the case there is a diminutive alarm, represented by a sound spring.

In the 1940’s, the luxury watch manufacturer Oris earned its fame by producing alarm clocks, so the brand is not a newcomer to this field of watch-making industry. However, the alarm function, offered by this wrist-sized model, is a stunning innovation in the world of horology.

Equipped with its own display and red point hand, the alarm function is governed by one of the stainless steel crowns, placed at 4 o’clock. Activated through the simple touch of a button, the watch’s complicated movement is an eloquent demonstration of the Oris major specialists’ prowess.

The function always comes first with Oris watches. Practical, yet fashionable, the Artelier Alarm watch with its silver/grey guilloche dial, housed in a multi-piece stainless steel case, produces an effect of timeless quality. The rose gold finished indices, as well as rose gold plated hands, featuring Superluminova treatment, are extremely exquisite and graceful.

Nestled at 2 o’clock, the second stainless steel crown drives the traditional timepiece functions, with the date display at 6 o’clock position.

The dark brown Louisiana crocodile leather strap, finished with a stainless steel folding safety clasp, adds a stylish touch to the conventional design of the watch.

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Hublot Celebrates the Anniversary of Tuiga in Monaco

Sep 22, 2009
This year, Hublot is participating in a festive event, arranged to mark the 100th anniversary of the Admiral Tuiga, together with the Yacht Club de Monaco, the brand enjoys a close bond of friendship and long lasting partnership with.

To be held on the Rock of Monaco and attended by HRH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the festivity in will offer the watch manufacturer a special opportunity to unveil its novel limited edition timepiece, which pays tribute to the legendary sailing ship.

The celebration, organized to honor the Admiral Tuiga, occurs within a framework of the 9th Monaco Classic Week. As an official timepiece of the Yacht Club de Monaco, Hublot manufactures watches, which pay homage to the sea and the superb traditional sailing ships.

Additionally, Hublot has produced a novel model, which echoes the colors of the famous Yacht Club. This timepiece, named Tuiga, features the special engraving of the dates 1909 and 2009. Indeed, a remarkable symbol of the Yacht Club de Monaco, this "15 Metre class" sailing ship was constructed by W. Fife in 1909 and restored in 1993.

Hublot has developed the watch in pink gold, ceramic and carbon. It is fitted with a rubber strap. The model represents an alluring combination of the Hublot masterful traditions and advanced technologies.

Impatiently expected by yachting and fine watch enthusiasts, this Classic Fusion watch affirms its character in sporty chic style. It exposes the flags of the Yacht Club at 9 o'clock position and features the name Tuiga at 6 o'clock position.

Hublot also participates in all the events, held in the course of the Classic Week. It bestows awards on winners in different categories: the Personality of the Sea – for remarkable activity in the domain of marine and environmental protection, and the Belle Classe Owner - for best yacht restoration with the commitment to maritime heritage. It also presents accolades to the winners of different Classic Week competitions.
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Richard Mille Introduces RM10 Titanium Black Skeleton

Sep 21, 2009
The horological company Richard Mille has earned its fame by manufacturing high-end, luxury sports timepieces, inspired by F1 competitions. Thus, the novel RM10 Titanium Black Skeleton watch, representing a combination of sporty style and the most recent accomplishments in the watch-making industry, reflects the traditional character of Richard Mille’s watches.

The RM10 watch is animated by the self-winding in-house made movement. It was manufactured and assembled at the famous AP Renaud and Papi factory, located in Le Locle.

The components of the transparent movement feature PVD-treatment, which considerably contributes to the watch visual attraction. The case exterior demonstrates a sporty high-tech black Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating. Alluring in its appearance, this treatment also ensures avoiding the risk of scratching.

Manufactured from hand-ground grade 2 titanium, the bottom plate, balance cock and bridges are wet sandblasted and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coated in order to create a perfect black finish, which enhances the beauty of this sportive watch.

The usage of high grade 2 titanium and PVD-treatment also provides the movement with a necessary level of durability and a surface flatness, which are vital for the impeccable functionality of the gear train.

The DLC and PVD treatments, employed in the manufacture of both the case and the movement, are an eloquent demonstration of the technology being applied for creating an attractive form and contributing to peerless performance.

The RM005-S Calibre movement features a balance wheel, which beats at the rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The watch case measures the dimensions of 48 mm x 39.30 mm x 13.84 mm.

The watch case is assembled with a 1.20 mm sapphire crystal, exposing an anti-reflective coating on both sides.

The timekeeper provides a 55-hour power reserve. Its water-resistance is down to 100 meters.

Fitting this model is a black rubber strap.
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Chopard Provides New Rubber Straps for Happy Sport Collection

Sep 21, 2009
The renowned Swiss watch-making house and jewelry manufacturer Chopard is pleased to introduce its novel collection of straps, intentionally created for the brand’s most popular Happy Sport watch line.

The rubber straps will be proposed in eleven attractive colors with a number of special pastels among them. The straps feature a distinctive design that echoes the complex structure of a metal bracelet.

The watches from the Chopard Happy Sport collection are already chameleon-like due to their brilliantly polished steel or 18K gold cases and dials, showcasing signature mobile diamonds. The colored rubber straps are attached to the timepieces to enhance versatility of their character.

Since its debut in the early 1990s, this versatile Happy Sport watch collection has proved to be extremely popular with ladies, customers of the Chopard brand.

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Dior Introduces Christal Tourbillon Watch

Sep 18, 2009
Dior is proud to introduce its unique Christal Tourbillon watch, paved with 66 rubies with a total weight of 8 carats, and 214 baguette diamonds, totaling 33 carats. The tourbillon calibre was created by Concepto and mounting the precious stones was carried out by Maison Bunter.

The watch case, sculptured in white gold, reveals a bezel, paved with both baguette diamonds and baguette rubies. The crown of the watch is studded with a rose-cut diamond. The timepiece backside is assembled with a sapphire crystal.

The model case is fitted with a transparent red mineral glass, exposing the Dior logo. The dial demonstrates the hour and minutes hands, featuring the luminescent treatment and polished surfaces.

The Christal Tourbillon watch is powered by the mechanical hand-wound Dior Tourbillon calibre movement, composed of 165 elements. The functions it animates are those of hours and minutes. The balance wheel beats at the rate of 21 600 vibrations per hour.

The timekeeper boasts a lengthy power reserve of 80 hours. Its water-resistance is down to 50 meters.

The watch, produced by the Dior brand, comes with a white gold bracelet, paved with baguette diamonds and baguette rubies. It is finished with a 3-blade unfolding clasp, featuring push-buttons.
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Balmain Madrigal Chrono Lady Oval Watch for Miss Switzerland

Sep 17, 2009
For the first time the brand Balmain unveils a watch accompanied by three interchangeable straps. Extremely understated and irresistibly attractive, the Madrigal Chrono Lady Oval watch represents a distinctively feminine interpretation -everything a modern woman can ask for.

To accentuate the aspect of the watch feminine beauty, Balmain will appoint Miss Switzerland to be one of the ambassadors for the brand.

Graceful and sporty, relaxed and emancipated, devoted and cosmopolitan, this model generously demonstrates its versatile character. It is definitely superior to a sports interpretation of the Madrigal Lady Oval, issued at the beginning of 2009. In fact, the interchangeable straps will give the charming watch wearer the impression of having three timekeepers instead of one.

Each of the straps can be easily attached to the watch, without the usage of any tools.
Accompanied by a steel, black or white leather strap, the Balmain watch offers a woman three unique opportunities to add a seductive touch to her image.

The official timepiece for the Miss Switzerland event, to be held on September 26th, in the Geneva Arena, the Madrigal Chrono Lady Oval watch never ceases to demonstrate its amazing versatility.

The model produces an incredible effect of volume: the customer will not be able to resist touching its alluring rounded crystal.

The optical effect is also worthy of noting: Balmain’s iconic arabesques are “dancing” around subdials like cheerful flames.

The Madrigal Lady Oval watch also produces the effect of contrast: the dial is either silver or black, twinned with the mother-of-pearl; the straps make the watch both motley and engaging.

And surely the effect of charm, which is attainable due to 74 Wesselton diamonds, the watch is paved with.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Calendar Pink Gold To Vladimir Spivakov

Sep 16, 2009
The renowned horological company Jaeger-LeCoultre was pleased to present an iconic Master Calendar Pink Gold watch to the Russian Maestro Vladimir Spivakov to celebrate his birthday.

On Friday 11th, Jaeger-LeCoultre external boutique in Moscow heartily welcomed this outstanding musician, the founder and the conductor of “Moscow virtuosi” chamber orchestra, as well as the new Principal conductor and Music Director of Russian National Orchestra, created by Mikhail Pletnev.

The owner of the store, Sergey Shabanov, regards it as a great honor to be visited by such a great violinist. Maestro Spivakov was presented a conventional Master Calendar watch on the occasion of his 65th birthday.

Vladimir Spivakov has been Jaeger-LeCoultre watch enthusiast for many years and he was glad to enrich his collection with a classical Master Calendar.

Having expressed his sincere admiration for the conductor’s talent, Sergey Shabanov said, that Jaeger-LeCoultre would willingly support maestro in his great work.
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Longines Bestows Anna Besonova with Price for Elegance

Sep 15, 2009
The official watch and data handler of the 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2009, Longines has bestowed its Prize For Elegance on Anna Bessonova, the athlete from the Ukraine. With her captivating elegance, Anna Besonova is undoubtedly one of the brightest stars of Rhythmic Gymnastics today.

Anna has been presented this special accolade as the most elegant athlete, taking part in the international competition at the world level. Anna Besonova has been awarded a trophy, made by the Swiss major specialist Jean-Pierre Gerber, a Conquest timepiece from the Longines Sport Line, as well as the cheque for 5,000 US dollars.

Moreover, Longines has appointed Evgeniya Kanaeva, the Olympic gold medalist, as the brand’s new Ambassador of Elegance. Her remarkable performance impressed the jury immensely and she was the athlete, who won the 2009 World Champion title in the individual all-around.

The elegance, represented in gymnastics by an enchanting mixture of intangible grace, beauty and harmony, is just as important in this kind of sport as the flawless execution of movements.

All athletes, who participated in the individual all-around finals, which took place on Friday September 11 within the framework of the 29th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, were nominees for the Longines Prize for Elegance.

To choose the athlete, worthy of awarding this special prize, the jury paid close attention to every participant’s performance, evaluating alongside with the technique, the emotional appeal, beauty, charm, grace and harmony of the movement. Every juror’s individual assessment contributed to creating a collective evaluation, which eventually determined the winner.

The jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance was formed of Dr. Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Mrs. Eriko Hayashi (Hayashi Tokeiho), Minoru Amano, Brand Manager for Longines Japan and Juan-Carlos Capelli, Head of International Marketing, Longines.

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Ralph Lauren Watches Proposed in New York

Sep 15, 2009
The top luxury timepiece manufacturer Ralph Lauren proudly introduced its new long-expected product line to the United States market.

Guests of the Ralph Lauren flagship boutique, located at 867 Madison Avenue in New York City, will be offered an exclusive opportunity to enjoy and purchase three collections: Stirrup, Sporting, and Slim Classique. These lines’ entering the world of horology was marked by their original appearance at the 2009 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) exhibition, which was held in Geneva.

The Ralph Lauren watches are the first to symbolize the brand's entrance into the watch-making industry since the famous fashion designer concluded an exceptional partnership agreement with the Richemont Group in 2007.
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