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Dear Readers, It is always a pleasure putting in your hands our publication; BTC News for year 2014, which reflects our deep commitment and dedication to being leaders in the watch industry in Egypt. At BTC we strive to offer our customers with a broad range of the latest watches in diverse price ranges and tastes to guarantee our customers’ ultimate satisfaction and business partners’ expectations. BTC takes the fact of being the watch destination in Egypt very seriously, ensuring optimum sales service and after service facilities. Given our deep belief that people need to enjoy the beautiful things in life, we are proud to bring you some of the world’s most exquisite watches. We are also proud to announce the opening of our new stores which includes our latest brands additions that we have successfully added to our portfolio in the past year, with a promise of more to come. As you flip our magazine, you will get a clear review of what’s in from more than 40 watch brands. You will enjoy a unique perspective on current events and newly released watches, along with the latest global trends to keep you ahead of every watch fashion!
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Contents BTC BTClatest latestnews news BTC interview in Europa BTC interview Star magazine in Europa Jaeger-LeCoultre Jaeger-LeCoultre Ulysse Ulysse Nardin Nardin Bovet Bovet Piaget Piaget Girard-Perregaux Corum Bulgari Bulgari MB&F Mb&F Dewitt Dewuit Arnold Arnold && Son Son Hautlence Hautlence Tissot Tissot Swatch Swatch Flik Flik Flak Flak Rado Rado Hamilton Hamilton Raymond Raymond Weil Weil Burberry Burberry Skagen Skagen Gucci Gucci Michael Michael Kors Kors Emporio EmporioArmani Armani Calvin CalvinKlein Klein Boss Boss Black Black Boss BossOrange Orange Ferrari Ferrari Balmain Balmain Fossil Fossil Tommy TommyHilfiger Hilfiger DKNY DKNY Lacoste Lacoste Gianfranco GF Ferré Ferré Feminine Flair Steal the Celebrities’ Watch Style Nautica Timberland Adidas Diesel Cerruti Titoni Candino Festina
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BTC & Link LATEST NEWS BTC & Link now open in Cairo Festival City BTC is glad to announce the opening of its latest stores in the heart of Cairo Festival Mall, in Cairo Festival City, a super-regional shopping mall with 160,000 sq. m gross leasable area. The mall features over 300 shops and services and 95 restaurants and cafes anchored by a 10,755 sq. m hypermarket and furniture flagship store and over 6,500 parking spaces. Spanning a land area of over 3 million sq. m (700 acres), Cairo Festival City is a visionary mixed use urban community strategically located at the gateway to New Cairo city. Cairo Festival City sets new standards as Egyptâ€™s premier indooroutdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination, providing spectacular residential villas and luxurious apartments, as well as prime office spaces, together with internationally renowned hotels, education and automotive showrooms all set within a beautifully landscaped and tranquil environment. A state-of-the-art, centralized customer contact centre, run by city management will offer residents and guests a 24/7 service to ensure that Cairo Festival City is maintained and operated at the highest standard. Enjoy your watch destination, BTC and Link in Cairo Festival City and benefit from a truly distinctive lifestyle experience where meticulous attention to detail is obvious and all elements of the project are seamlessly interconnected.
BTC is glad to announce its new watch brands additions BTC, the watch destination is glad to announce the new brand additions under its umbrella. Out of its commitment to being market leaders in the watch industry in Egypt, BTC added new brands which include: Bovet, Ferre, Arnold & Son, Nautica, MB&F, Ferrari, Boss, Hautlence, Burberry, and Dewitt to it wide range of watch brands.
BTC Egypt’s leading watch retailer’s interview in
Europa Star Magazine Talking About Brand Boutiques
PROS AND CONS Watch brands of all sizes continue to open up monobrand boutiques around the world. Europa Star investigates this trend and talks to opinion leaders on both sides of the issue.
Ayman Nassif, president, BTC (Egypt): “PR plays an enormous role in proliferation of the brand. A brand boutique creates the brand personality, mystique and emotional values. I think in the short term, sales may decrease in retailers’ shops, that’s why for retailers to remain in competition, they must buy large quantities to maintain their margins and to always have stock like the boutique. The independent retailers benefit from the advertising and PR that the boutiques do for the brand. “It can still help to carry a brand that has its own boutique. For example, here in Egypt, we have a Tissot monobrand boutique and next to it our retail shop BTC, which carries Tissot, and in front is another retail shop that carries Tissot as well. We all sell well. “An independent retailer can make offers and discounts on the prices of watches which will attract the customer, or to do some offers or liquidation in order to finish old stock. But in a boutique there are rules that you have to follow. Tissot Boutique, Sun Stars Mall, Egypt “Independent retailers have a lot of choices for customers, but for the boutique if customers don’t find what they want they won’t buy anything. “I believe that big brand watches will only be available in their own boutiques in the future.”
Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Prodigious slimness
the production of ultra-thin watches. Their encounter marked the start of a fruitful collaboration that would culminate several decades later in joining their names for posterity. It gave rise in 1907 to the introduction of the Calibre 145 pocket-watch movement meeting Parisian designers’ wish for discretion and refinement. Its stupendous 1.38 mm slenderness earned it the title of the world’s thinnest watch movement, a record it still holds in its category. Produced for half a century, it nurtured the tradition of ultra-thin Haute Horlogerie watches that Jaeger-LeCoultre still cultivates today. The history of these minimalist timepieces was soon enriched with complications, such as Calibre18/19RMCCVEP, a pocket movement comprising a chronograph and a minute repeater while measuring just 3.55 mm thick. In 1976, when quartz was shaking the very foundations of Swiss watch watchmaking, the Grande Maison in the Vallée de Joux boldly developed a high-frequency ultra-thin movement with date display and measuring a mere 3.25 mm. Named Calibre 900, it paved the way for the automatic movements equipping the models of the Master Ultra Thin line and distinguished by their exceptional reliability and sturdiness.
Smooth handling now and always
The understated beauty of the Master Ultra Thin watch collection is a magnet for devotees and connoisseurs. These aesthetes view the formal and mechanical purity of a timepiece as embodying the very essence of horology. Nonetheless, producing ultra-thin calibres represents a major technical challenge that is all the more daunting when these movements comprise additional complications. In this particular field, Jaeger-LeCoultre fulfils a long-cherished dream of brand aficionados by unveiling its first ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar watch. The watchmakers and designers of the Manufacture have united their endeavors in creating an extremely slim mechanism equipped with a complete calendar, and in arranging the entire set of indications on a dial that retains the collection’s minimalist elegance while ensuring perfect readability. The successful result definitely lives up to expectations and the new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual watch is already taking centre stage in its pink gold, white gold and steel versions.
Aesthetic and mechanical purity A single glance is enough to confirm that the new Master Ultra Thin Perpetual watch belongs to a prestigious lineage. It features the same pure design combining classical elements with the aesthetic inspiration of the Grande Maison. The clear and self-evident layout avoids any risk of confusion. In addition to the hour, minute and central seconds hands, it comprises three counters dedicated to the perpetual calendar displays: the first at 9 o’clock for the day of the week; the second at 3 o’clock for the date; and the third at 6 o’clock for the month. Jaeger-
LeCoultre’s distinctive signature appears below the moon phase. In addition to this comprehensive range of information, a perpetual calendar function must also indicate the current year, and on the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual, a full four-digit display appears through a small aperture at 7 o’clock. In this paragon of visual equilibrium and absolute harmony, that which is clearly thought out is clearly expressed – a precept admirably confirmed by a careful scrutiny of the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual. The new model comes in three variations distinguished by the material or color of the case. The first features an 18-carat pink gold case framing an eggshell-white dial, while the 18-carat white gold version comes with a grained silver-toned dial. Finally, the steel model available exclusively from Jaeger-LeCoultre boutiques is graced with a sunburst silver-toned dial. Whatever its color, the case with its comfortable 39 mm diameter will be first and foremost examined sideways by connoisseurs and collections. While they will note the streamlined lugs and the slim bezel endowing this watch with a peculiar grace, their attention will doubtless focus on the amazingly diminutive 9.2 mm thickness – a new tour de force designed to house Calibre 868, the Manufacture’s ultra-thin automatic perpetual calendar movement.
A single corrector located on the side of the case is enough to change all the indications in accordance with a remarkably simple principle: one press moves the perpetual calendar one day forwards, while any additional changes required to keep step with the vagaries of the Gregorian calendar take place automatically. The watch mechanism is so sophisticated that it takes account of the unequal length of months with 28, 30 or 31 days. Every four years, it will just as naturally display the 29th of February that is associated with leap years. It will thus require no manual adjustment before March 1st 2100, since century years are an exception to the four-year cycle governing leap years. Meanwhile, the moonphase display will faithfully portray the various states of our satellite over the next 122 years. Finally, just above the dial centre, a small rectangular window, generally in the same shade as the background, turns gradually red as evening falls. It indicates the period during which it is preferable to avoid any adjustments in order to avoid potentially damaging the gear wheels that are already engaged in preparing the change of indication that takes place daily at exactly midnight. Nonetheless, well before the alarm awakens its owner at the dawn of a new day, the opening will have regained its usual shade and melted seamlessly into the dial background.
Ultra-thin calibres and perpetual calendars from Jaeger-LeCoultre In the early 20th century, Jacques-David LeCoultre took up the challenge presented to Swiss watch manufacturers by the French industrialist Edmond Jaeger, who wished to develop
RENDEz-VOUS NIghT & DaY. Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 967a. Every woman has a Rendez-Vous, with herself. The Rendez-Vous Night & Day timepiece is entirely crafted and gemset at the Manufacture in the Vallée de Joux, Switzerland. Its automatic movement keeps pace with the constant changes in a woman’s life, as she perpetually reinvents herself. Rendez-Vous is more than a watch, it is a state of mind.
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Marine Chronometer Manufacture Ulysse Nardin defies time by extending its iconic collection of marine watches with a timepiece powered by Caliber UN-118, a technological gem In the 19th century, to protect its marine chronometers from the corrosive effect of the salty sea air and to overcome the technical challenges of a floor in constant motion, Ulysse Nardin decided to invest in time. The treasures of audacity and ingenuity it deployed have endured over the centuries. Today, Ulysse Nardin Manufacture not only pays homage to this spirit of innovation and independence that prevailed over its creation, but celebrates it with pride, perpetuating the legend. And so, the new Marine Chronometer Manufacture is the latest addition to the Ulysse Nardin collection of marine watches. Its Caliber UN-118, manufactured entirely in-house with its beating heart of silicon and DIAMonSIL, reminds us that traditional knowhow and confident inventiveness reflects the ideology of Ulysse Nardin: to ensure its creations have the touch of eternity they deserve. The cornerstone in the brand’s development and the key to its
independence, this self-winding caliber is a real technological gem, and offers hours, minutes and direct-drive small seconds, a power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock and the date at 6 o’clock. Able to run autonomously for 60 hours, the Marine Chronometer Manufacture has a date that can be adjusted either backward or forward, and it also benefits from the Ulysse Nardin Certificate. Based on COSC tests of the performance of the movement alone, the Ulysse Nardin Certificate goes further by rigorously checking the quality and craftsmanship of the watch as a whole. Available in 18 ct. rose gold or in stainless steel, the Marine Chronometer Manufacture bears the classic hallmarks of marine instruments: a generous case with a 43 mm diameter for excellent readability, a fluted bezel, solid lugs to ensure excellent stability on the wrist and a screw-locked crown guaranteeing complete water resistance to a depth of 100 meters, as well as a rubber finish for perfect handling. Displaying Arabic numerals, the dial is available in a choice of black, blue or silver. The timepiece comes mounted on either an alligator or rubber strap, or a 18 ct. gold, stainless steel bracelet.
Introducing the Black Toro Ulysse Nardin Launches the Industry’s Best Perpetual Calendar Timepiece to Date For centuries, perpetual calendar timepieces have existed. Yet it was in 1996 that Ulysse Nardin brought to market the world’s most functional perpetual calendar. Created by the master of watch innovation, Ludwig Oechslin, the timepiece, named the Perpetual Ludwig, marked a major milestone in watchmaking history. It allowed the forward and backward adjustment of all calendar displays over a single crown, eliminating the need to return the watch to the manufacturer in case of setting mistakes. Unlike the standard lever system, the timepiece revealed the very first perpetual calendar mechanism driven by wheels and gears. An icon of sheer watchmaking perfection, the movement has appeared in Ulysse Nardin’s most significant timepieces, including the GMT+/Perpetual with dual-time function, the mighty El Toro, and now, the Black Toro. Industry-wide, the 2013 launch of the Black Toro represents the best perpetual calendar timepiece developed to date. Stunning in 18-karat rose gold with its black dial and ceramic bezel, it offers the simplest setting capability of the calendar functions. The Black Toro is a stellar representation of Ulysse Nardin’s unrivaled ability to create technically innovative timepieces of great design, and superior function, precision and ease of use, while continuing the legacy of its most important inventions.
BOVET 1822 and Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Lunch
Pascal Raffy By Marco Cattaneo (Tribune des Arts)
On the table in front of him, the assorted papers, pens, files and documents are carefully aligned and spread around the arc of a circle, with each object placed at the exact same distance from its neighbors and thus forming a set of rigorously identical angles. There is simply no room for luck or chance in the vicinity of Pascal Raffy, and even less so for disorder. Within this perfectly controlled environment, it is thus almost astonishing to see the smoke rising from his cigar in random twirls. One would almost like it to follow the rules of the place just as everything else does, floating upward at successive right angles. “How can you expect to assemble a beautiful movement, if you aren’t obsessed by details?” says Pascal Raffy. He has short-cropped hair and bright eyes that shine with a special sparkle when he speaks of his three children, or of a particular dream watch. This is a man who resembles his timepieces, driven by a concern for details, by an obsession with perfect finishing and rigorous demands, but also by a form of harmony, of exuberance and of controlled passion. He loves genuine luxury and displays a different preference for haute couture over off-the-peg wear, and for small series rather than mass production. He is in complete symbiosis with Bovet, the company he took over in 2001 and of which he is steadily rebuilding the heritage, brick by brick. He has revived the collections, passionately creating complicated models and one-of-a-kind dials adorned with miniatures painted on enamel or mother-of-pearl. He has restored it to its rightful status as an authentic manufacture by buying up the company that supplied its complications and which he has christened Dimier 1738. He has even given it an historical heart by installing part of its activities in the Château de Môtiers of which he became the proud owner in 2007. He was still a child when he first discovered Switzerland, after leaving Beirut where he was born 13 years earlier in the summer of 1963. His family, which originally hailed from the French Ardennes region, had been established in the “garden city” for two generations, but the war put an end to this Lebanese episode. The Raffys, or “Raffins” as they were still called in the 17th century, travelled to Switzerland to join a family member in Sion. They only stayed for one year before setting off for Paris, where Pascal Raffy learned lessons in both independence and law during his university studies there. The 18 year-old was determined to cope on his own and rented a studio in the Saint-German-des-Prés district: a 15 square-metre kingdom on the 7th floor of a building with no elevator on the Rue des Saint-Pères. He studied by day and worked at a pizzeria by night, where he served tables while signing classic Italian songs and leading Japanese, American and German tourists in rousing and heavily accented choruses
of “O sole mio”. It was in Paris that he met his wife and decided to follow in his in-laws’ footsteps in the pharmaceutical industry. “I ran a medium-sized laboratory”, he recalls, but after around ten years he decided to give up his career to devote more time to his children. The youthful (38 year-old!) “pensioner” settled in Givrins, a charming village in Canton of Vaud overlooking Lake Léman. Why Switzerland? “We are rootless”, explains Pascal Raffy. “I returned to Beirut in 1994, but the city had changed too much and I couldn’t live there any more. It was in Switzerland that I wished to set up home”, driven among other factors by the memory of having fallen under the spell of the tiny village of Vernamiège, perched around 15 kilometres above Sion. This relocation took place in the early 2000s, and his banker presented him with several opportunities, including various watch companies looking for investors. He was fascinated by this field, and remembers that “as children already, we enjoyed weekly Sunday master classes in fine watchmaking, taught by my grandfather André”. And as soon as his financial means permitted, he began building his own watch collection. When he discovered Bovet, with its bow and its crown at 12 o’clock and its delightfully curved case, he fell in love with the company he immediately referred to “as the last princess of fine Swiss watchmaking”. Pascal Raffy nonetheless decided to invest massively from 2001 onwards in order to give his teams the means required to develop the Bovet and Dimier houses on both the manufacturing and commercial sides. Within less than 10 years, he had secured the loyalty of an international retail network and thus advanced in pursuit of a fundamental objective: that of returning to China, where the history of the company set up by Edouard Bovet in 1822 first began. The young man from Neuchâtel emigrated to Canton and set up a watch business which prospered rapidly, to the extent of seeing its timepieces marking off time at the very heart of the Forbidden City. One simply could not dream of a more prestigious past.
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BOVET and APJ add new stars to the Haitian firmament. Like every significant episode in the history of the House of BOVET, it was a meeting of like-minded men - Pascal Raffy and Paul Haggis – that gave rise to the partnership between BOVET 1822 and the Artists for Peace and Justice Foundation, which for five years has been carrying out important work in Haiti. A school has been opened in the country to provide basic education for children, as well as an Art Academy for adults. “We believe that Education has the Power to change a Nation” has become the Foundation’s maxim and perfectly sums up the values shared by BOVET and APJ. Art at the service of education and an entire nation. A cause close to the heart of Pascal Raffy and BOVET. The event which took place on the fringes of the Toronto Film Festival brought together many of the actors appearing in “ The Third Person ”, Paul Haggis’s latest film which he produced, wrote and directed, and also personalities from the world of TV and music, as well as 300 guests determined to support this noble cause. An auction raised the exceptional sum of US$600,000 which will allow APJ to continue developing its activities on a long-term basis, educating more students and building new infrastructures. The highlight was the auction of a timepiece specially manufactured for this cause, a unique piece from the Château de Môtiers Collection displaying on its dial a gardenia, the symbol of purity, sincerity and beauty, painted by hand by one of the artisans of the House. The sum raised by this timepiece alone will provide for the schooling of 50 children for an entire year. Moran Atias
Piaget’s first Middle Eastern ambassador honors the Piaget Rose collection
At Piaget, every jewel is a symbol of love whose inspiration is translated into a thousand and one bouquets of light dedicated to feminine beauty. So it was completely natural that the rose, the most frequently gifted flower in the world became a motif dear to the House whose collections were inspired by plant life. Thirty years earlier, Yves Piaget was honored with the unique and voluptuously vibrant winning rose at the Geneva International Competition of New Roses, being christened after him; the Yves Piaget Rose. Capturing this emotionally beautiful moment forever, the exquisite brand regularly pays homage to the stunning flower, having dedicated an entire collection of spectacular watches and jewellery pieces to diversely representing the elite flower. Piaget’s Rose has lived a saga of beauty and love and its 30th year was commemorated around the world in inimitable ways that symbolized splendor and grace. As the celebrations made their way to the Middle East, the strikingPiaget Rose collection was honored in a special way by the brand’s first Ambassador for the Middle East, Yara.
In light of Yara’s recent collaboration with Piaget, the singer provides an idyllic reflection of Piaget’s values as her elegance and grace make her the brand’s perfect ambassador. Venerating the Piaget Rose collection’s 30th anniversary, Yara partook in an iconic shoot that saw hersensual and exuberant pieces from the gorgeous Piaget Rose collection. Every piece from the Piaget Rose collection is a message of seduction, sensuality andfemininity. Both Yara and Piaget perfectly offset each other’s beauty as she attired herself in dreamy, romantic and dazzling jewellery along with delicately luxurious timepieces in the commemorative photo shoot. Akin to Yara’s tribute to the milestone moment, the 30th anniversary of the award-winning Yves Piaget Rose was distinctively memorialized all over the world. Heralding the momentous occasion,Piaget took their commitment to preserving the history of the Rose a step further by becoming a patron of the project to restore the former Rose garden of the Chateau de Malmaison. Piaget has sponsored the renovation project of one of the most famous and enviable Rose collections in all of Europe, bringing one of the most beautiful testimonials to the love of roses back to life.Additionally, the 105th edition of the International Competition for new roses at the Bagatelle Rose garden saw Piaget honor its commitment and times past by partnering with the renowned competition and creating a dazzling trophy for the laureate, a true display of love for the queen of flowers.
Summing up his dedication and adoration for the delicate and immaculate flowers, Yves Piaget said, “I have always been in love with roses, fascinated by the work done by breeders, whose imagination is matched by their absolute discipline. They seek only beauty and performance. In 1982, when the rose peony was christened the Yves Piaget rose, it was an extremely emotional moment for me. I love these graded shades from pink to mauve, I love its exceptional perfume. It’s a true delight. To celebrate this joy daily, all you need is a little row of a dozen rose bushes.”
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Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland
A Star is Born Girard-Perregaux celebrates the art of cinema with a special edition of the Hawk Collection: the Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland. This special timepiece highlights once again Girard-Perregaux’s passion for the cinema, and its engagement to celebrate movies. The all-new Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland takes centre stage clad in gleaming gold and black ceramic case and bezel, a material whose very existence is emblematic of the progression of time and science. The watchmakers pay playful homage to Hollywood with a keen eye toward the materials they used with alternating matte and gloss finishes accentuating the relief carving of the case. The dial works mightily to increase the depth of field. Luminescent keys (all the better to see in a dark cinema, if you must), a worked flange, counters and strikes carved in relief fit together, inspired by the shape of the bridge. The chronograph functions are traditional but its performance is pervasive, thanks to the mechanical, self-winding GP03300 manufactured calibre, whose visible oscillating weight by the sapphire recalls the Brand’s identity codes. The all-new Chrono Hawk Hollywoodland, of course, was designed in tribute to Hollywood: a dream of a watch paying fealty to the industry that makes dreams spring vividly to life. This timepiece also highlights the Brand’s commitment to celebrate movies. In 2012, GirardPerregaux announced it would be the Exclusive Timekeeper and a Founding Supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, to be located in Los Angeles.
three gold Bridges The design of the famous Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with three gold Bridges not only balances aesthetics with technical prowess: it establishes a new vision of watchmaking - symbolic and eternal - creating a burst of emotion, nourished by a fantastic story and born in the hands of talented watchmakers. After more than 125 years of existence, the mechanism, which was patented in 1884, is still making the news. Available in a pink or white gold case, the mainplate is now sanded to enhance the three gold Bridges and the openworked barrel drum opens onto the micro-rotor. The new fine features of the Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with three gold Bridges underscore this architecture over which time has no command. Born in the hands of Constant Girard-Perregaux in the nineteenth century, the three Bridges movement is a revolution in the history of fine watchmaking. With it, the mechanism becomes a design feature in its own right, extending beyond a solely technical function. The Tourbillon with three gold Bridges won supreme recognition in the form of a gold medal at the Paris International Exhibition in 1889 for bringing together all the know-how of Girard-Perregaux with an entire chapter of watchmaking history.
Within a 41 millimeter diameter, which fits the wrist perfectly, the three, arrow-shaped parallel Bridges form the perfect balance. Their geometry allows for no mistakes as any imperfection would be revealed. Entirely hand-made, the finishings require such dexterity that they can only be done by a handful of craftsmen. The Bridges are “rounded-off”: the bevelling gives them a domed shape, along their entire length, a perfect curve. Light glides and reflects off their “mirror polish” finishing, offering a captivating contrast with the matt mainplate. At 12 o’clock, the barrel drum is meticulously skeletoncrafted to reveal the oscillation of the elegant and ingenious platinum micro-rotor. The tourbillon system is also the subject of particular care as its 80 components need to be assembled in a 10 millimeter diameter. The cage, like the escapement and pallets bridge are chamfered and hand-polished as are the gold adjustment screws. The GP09600 self-winding movement operates in the background. Entirely designed and assembled in the Manufacture’s workshops, it offers the qualities of the greatest fine watchmaking mechanisms: those that strike the perfect balance between art and technique.
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Rebecca De Alba New Ambassador Of Corum El Tiempo De Rebecca It is in the middle of the effervescence of the Salon International of Haute Horlogerie of Mexico (SIAR) that Corum announces its new partnership with the Mexican star: Rebecca de Alba. Combining altruism and elegance, this big-hearted artist has been chosen by Corum to carry the colors of the brand throughout Latin America. Pursuing its constant growth on the Latin American market, Corum follows its communication strategy by thinking globally while acting locally. With a clientele of connoisseurs and epicureans, Latin America is a really demanding market for which Corum keeps committing more and more. For that reason, Corum decided to partner with this Mexican celebrity to represent the brand across the continent. Fascinating and charismatic, Rebecca presents herself as the perfect partner for Corum, both devoted to every project they start and sharing the same philosophy. Beyond her beauty and elegance, Corum recognized itself in the philanthropic values of the artist. With the aim to support the Rebecca de Alba Foundation, created in 2008 in order to help youth and children suffering from cancer, Corum and Rebecca joined their creativity to conceive a limited edition of the Admiral’s Cup Legend 38. Rebecca de Alba declared “I am deeply delighted and proud to be the new Corum Ambassador. This project is very important to me because it is the first time that I combine my personal image with my foundations. This is a special partnership for me, this is why I decided to go further and create a watch dedicated to my foundation. Rebecca’s time has arrived”. btcwatches.com
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HM5 RT, A Watch Full Of Surprises!
For MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser, growing up as a child in the 1970s meant living in a constant state of awe and wonder. Supersonic jets flew through the air and through space; American muscle cars dominated the silver screen in road movies and fuelled the imagination. The Lamborghini Miura launched a new genre of supercars that looked as though they could break the sound barrier while standing still (creations that led the young Max to dream of being a car designer). Lasers, transistors, microwaves, hovercrafts and jet-packs gave the impression that the difference between science fiction and science fact was just a matter of when, not if. And with the arrival of quartz wristwatches, watch designs were transformed from looking like something your grandfather wore, to something Captain Kirk might wear on the Starship Enterprise. HM5 RT takes these childhood dreams and gives them a new lease of life by putting them On the Road Again. In the HM5 RT, hour and minute displays look straightforward, but they are bi-directional jumping hours with indications inversed, reflected 90° and magnified 20%. HM5 RT has a futuristic case design, but it’s from the 1970s. HM5 RT has a mechanical movement, but inspired by an era when quartz was King. The unmistakable wedge-shaped case of On the Road Again
is direct homage to the plucky Amida Digitrend. However, it also has unmistakable references to the low-slung supercars of the epoch. The purpose of the louvres on these awe-inspiring cars was to restrict sunlight (and heat) from entering the near horizontal rear window. The functional louvres on HM5 do the opposite in that they open to allow light down onto the SuperLumiNova numbers on the hours and minutes indication disks to charge them. The disks are actually flat on top of the movement (under the louvres), not vertically at the front of the case where they appear to be thanks to some optical magic. Opening and closing the louvres also changes the dial’s light intensity. The louvres are opened and closed by a slide set into the side of the case. Another distinguishing feature of supercars are large dual exhaust pipes that are usually seen accompanied by a roar of engine noise and smoking rubber. But HM5’s exhausts are not there to expel combustion gases in a throaty roar, but to drain water in case – like James Bond’s Lotus in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ – HM5 RT gets wet. And no futurist icon of the 1970s is complete without a jet. HM5 RT’s ergonomically sculptured crown – inset with the MB&F battle-axe motif – looks as though it could just as easily power a rocket to the Alpha Centauri, or the Batmobile, as it powers On the Road Again into the future.
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CLASSIC QUANTIEME The launch of the new DeWitt CLASSIC collection marks an inspired change for the Geneva workshops, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. While introducing a resolutely classic style and extremely pure lines, this new design remains faithful to the DeWitt DNA. Offering a subtle blend of character and elegance, the new CLASSIC collection is balanced and understated. The case is thinner than on the Academia and Twenty-8-Eight collections, and features a refined and understated version of the iconic imperial column motif. The 40 mm-diameter rose-gold case and the soft, curved lines of the horns give an impression of extreme lightness. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement. The CLASSIC Quantieme watch offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. In addition to indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, the movement has a calendar with days of the week in the aperture at 11 o’clock, months at 1 o’clock and the date using a central hand. Constantly pushing the boundaries of watchmaking technology in pursuit of aesthetic perfection, a mother-of-pearl moon
phase indicator positioned at 6 o’clock is delicately placed on a “goldstone” sky. Goldstone is a glittering glass discovered in Venice in the seventeenth century, which later developed into the famous Murano glass. Ranging from black to white, through a delicate shade of midnight blue, the sunray dial allows light and shadow to subtly interact with shape and colour. The CLASSIC Quantieme is a paragon of traditional watchmaking expertise with its sunray dial, embellished with apertures, a moon phase indicator and appliqué markers, and openwork sword-shaped hands. It meets the high standards of finish adopted by the DeWitt Manufacture since its creation: satin-finished, polished and chamfered surfaces. The high quality of finishing work also applies to the oscillating weight embellished with “Côtes de Genève”, signed by DeWitt, which can be seen through a sapphire crystal. There is also a “W” engraved on the rose-gold fluted crown. Designed with the artistry and expertise of traditional Swiss watchmaking, the new CLASSIC collection by DeWitt is the result of a constant pursuit for harmony and aesthetics. btcwatches.com
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Arnold & Son is proud to announce the DBG winner of the ‘Best Multi-Time Zone Watch’. Awarded during the 9th Edition of the Middle East Premier Awards 2013
Arnold & Son was among the winners of The Arabian Watches & Jewellery (AWJ) Magazine’s - the Middle East Premier Awards. The winners were announced in a glittering ceremony For the ninth consecutive year, Arabian Watches & Jewellery (AWJ) Magazine hosted the Middle East Premier Awards, presented alongside Jewellery Arabia 2013. The award ceremony was accompanied by a grand dinner reception at The Ritz Carlton, in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The event was attended by over 300 distinguished high profile guests. Arnold & Son is proud to communicate as winner in the category ‘Best Multi-Time Zone Watch’ the DBG. A masterpiece of perfect symmetry, the Instrument DBG Equation GMT features two separate time displays, each driven by its own barrel and gear train with its own escapement and balance. This highly unusual technical specification permits the two displays to be set independently of each other. Although it is a standard feature of watches displaying two or more time zones for the hour hands to be set to different times, being able to set the minute hand as well opens up other possibilities. It means, for instance, that the display can be set to show the precise time in zones that differ from Greenwich Mean Time by a fraction of an hour, such as a quarter or a half. In addition, a subdial at 12 o’clock shows the equation of the two time zones on a 24-hour basis. This enables the wearer to see the time difference between the two zones and also to ascertain whether it is day or night in the second zone. Both time zones share a common permanent seconds in the shape of the long slender hand emanating from the centre of the dial, which is a hallmark feature of the new Arnold & Son’s Instrument collection.
Watches with a double barrel and escapement have a tradition going back many years in horology but are rarely found today. The principle is ideally suited to the Arnold & Son’s instrument line because a separate barrel/gear train and balance/escapement enable the watch to house different complications without having one influencing the accuracy of the other by draining its energy. It is therefore perfectly adapted to be used for a second time zone, as in the DBG Equation GMT. Another practical advantage of having a double barrel/gear train and a double balance/escapement is the fact that it allows to house two completely different technical solutions and characteristics for each complication in one and the same movement.
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No less impressive than the watch’s technical features is its aesthetic appeal, and in particular its symmetry, which is largely determined by the positioning of the elements in the dual movement. The view from the back reveals a pleasingly balanced arrangement of bridges, barrels and gear trains. From the front, and highlighted against a backdrop of Côtes de Genève stripes on the lower half of the dial, are two triple-armed balances secured in position by the two balance cocks, which face one another and fuse together to create a circle. Completing the overall sense of balance are the two crowns, one in the conventional position at 3 o’clock, the other at 9. The two mainsprings are both wound using the crown on the right. However, the time in each of the two selected time zones is set using its own crown, which ensures that neither of the zones is moved or changed advertently. The time zone on the left is set using the crown at 9 o’clock and the time zone on the right by the crown at 3 o’clock.
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THE SIAR WELCOMES AN AVANT-GARDE RETROGRADE MODEL HAUTLENCE UNVEILS THE MAJESTIC HLRQ 01 AND CELEBRATES THE COMMERCIAL LAUNCH OF THE HLRQ LINE Athletic and powerful, the HLRQ blends something of its predecessors, classicism with the sophisticated, sleek nature of the AVANT-GARDE watch family to which it is the latest addition. It is distinguished by an ultra-contemporary aesthetic giving it a much more lifestyle-oriented look. For its 4th participation in the SIAR (Salón Internacional de Alta Relojería held in Mexico from October 1st to 3rd), HAUTLENCE is introducing the third model in the HLRQ line, the majestic HLRQ 01. This powerful watch with its imposing 44 mm case band, made in circular satin-brushed black DLC-finish grade 2 titanium and featuring 18-carat pink gold horns, bezel, crown and push-button, is truly fascinating. Its in-house designed sapphire dial lends a sense of depth and transparency, while providing an admirable view of the manual-winding mechanical movement with its jumping hours and retrograde minutes (thanks to the famous HAUTLENCE connecting rod system) as well as its date display. The impression of weightlessness is accentuated by the superimposed discs arranged on several layers. Created in the HAUTLENCE Atelier d’Horlogerie Contemporaine, the HLRQ line is issued in non-limited series characterised by the same degree of excellence displayed through finely executed Côtes de Genève and hand-bevelled finishes. HAUTLENCE is also taking the opportunity of the SIAR to celebrate the international commercial launch of the two first models in this original line, HLRQ 02 and HLRQ 03. Eagerly awaited in the brand’s authorized points of sale worldwide, these two new releases presented at the GTE and at Baselworld are already highly coveted by retailers, particularly in South America, where clients are particularly drawn to the sporty and flamboyant nature of these blue and orange models.
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years of Tissot moments An exhibition celebrating Tissot’s 160th anniversary Cité du Temps, Geneva
In honour of its 160th anniversary,Tissot offered a journey through time and revealed some of the greatest historical moments from the past 160 years. The exhibition took place from 26 July to 6 October at the Cité du Temps, one of Geneva’s landmarks, which was built in the 1840s. The exhibition was a rich fusion of heritage and modernity in an ideal location,which gave way to an amazing show. A timeline leads the visitor into the room, their every step mark a milestone of the Tissot history. The last date that represents Tissot’s 160th anniversary, opened onto the beautiful exhibition that was filled of emotion and memories. A captivating movie was played on a big screen that told the fascinating story of Tissot and whichtakes people on a journey through time. The heroes of the film are the watch firsts of the watchmaking industry that Tissot created. Certain models, such as the Tissot Pendant of 1878 up until the Tissot Heritage Navigator 160th Anniversary are also showcased in beautiful displays in order to show-off the natural beauty the Tissot pieces were equipped with from the very beginning. Tissot remains true to its signature “Innovators by Tradition”.
1st Prize in the Classic Category
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Classic watch with a certified automatic chronometer movement, 316L stainless steel case, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and water resistance up to 3 bar (30 m / 100 ft).
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Get in touch at www.tissot.ch The winning timepiece of the International Timing Competition, â€œTissot Le Locleâ€?, portrays the innovative and traditional values of the brand. It pays tribute to the people of Le Locle who allowed Tissot to begin their exceptional journey nearly 160 years ago, providing them with the experience and skills they have today. This prize is therefore dedicated to all of those who contributed to the expertise that remains unique to Switzerland.
Tissot presents Tony Parker with his limited edition watch at the Par Coeur Gala nearLyon Tissot is the OfficialSponsor of the high-profile charity event, the Par Coeur Gala. This year it takes place on September 26,2013in the beautiful Abbaye de Collonges, close toLyon. Tissot chose that perfect evening to present Tissot Ambassador Tony Parker, one of the leaders of the French national basketball teamthat was newly-crowned champions of Europe and MVP of the EuroBasket 2013, with his limited edition Tissot PRC 200 Tony Parker watch.
France wins maiden EuroBasket title. Tony Parker, named Euro Basket 2013 MVP EuroBasket 2013 ended in euphoric scenes yesterday evening as France claimed their first ever European title with an emphatic 80-66 victory over Lithuania in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Led throughout the tournament by their charismatic captain, Tissot Ambassador Tony Parker also received the Eurobasket 2013 MVP Award presented by Tissot. A hard-fought, overtime semi-final victory over rivals Spain, gave Les Bleus reason to believe that this was their moment and an excellent team performance helped them on their way to what was, in the end a comfortable victory that rarely looked in doubt after taking a 50-34 lead at half time. Despite a relatively quiet gold medal game, by his own highstandards, scoring 12 points and adding 3 assists, it was Parker’s performances throughout the tournament which deservedly earned him the MVP Award presented by Tissot.
Parker led the way in scoring with a tournament-high 19.0 points per game, including a tournament-high 32 points in the semi-final against Spain and a shooting percentage of 50.7% from the field. He also contributed an impressive 3.3 assists per game. Tissot, as a global partner of FIBA, were proud to present their ambassador with a uniquely engraved T-Touch Expert watch to commemorate the historic events of the evening. Joining Parker in the EuroBasket 2013 All-Tournament Team wereBojanBogdanovic (Croatia) with 17.4 points per game along with GoranDragic (Slovenia), LinasKleiza (Lithuania) and Marc Gasol (Spain). These four great players were presented with the TissotRacingTouch with an engraved caseback to remind them of their amazing performances.
Tony Parker is both the host of the event and the co-founder of the Par Coeur Association.The annual Par Coeur Gala has always supported numerousassociations that Tony Parker holds dear. This year, the Par Coeur Association raised over €200,000 for theMake a Wish Foundation, for children who are suffering from life-threatening medical conditions, for which Tony Parker is an ambassador. To honour this great basketball player, with an even greater heart, Tissot launched a special edition watch for the occasion -the PRC 200 Tony Parker Limited Edition2013.PRC stands for Precision, Robustness and Classic style. The timepiece is sophisticated, yet with stylish and sporty details which provide it with an exceptional touch. The details are what make it perfect for any occasion whether it is to go and watch Tony Parker make his signature shots in front of a roaring crowd or to attend a smart and sophisticated event such as the Par Coeur Gala. A tailored touch is brought to the watchwith a highlight of Tony Parker’s player number 9 and the silhouette of a basketball on the dial. Adding to that uniqueness is the fact that this watch is limited to 4’999 pieces. The Par Coeur Gala was definitely the place to be on the evening of September 26. A host such as Tony Parker, a limited edition watch launch and the gathering of all the influential people and celebrities who came together to support these great causes definitely proved to be a recipe for a successful charity event and an even more amazing evening.
Tissot PRS 516 Extreme The Tissot PRS 516 Extreme is a modern take on the famous Tissot PR 516 timekeeping legend of the 1960s. At that time already, the PR 516 was a tribute to motorsport and Tissot’s related deeprooted passion for those fast machines. The original model was famous for its bracelet that integrated cut-out circles illustrating steering wheels of pioneering race cars.Today, you may find a model with that option, reminiscent of those times.However, it is today’s cars that take the lead in the Tissot PRS 516 Extreme. Its straight case line takes from the smooth and somewhat futuristic bodywork of the ultimate modern car, while the details on the dial and bezel illustrate its sophisticated dashboard. Extreme The Tissot PRS 516 Extreme definitely takes it to the limit. There is no stopping suchdynamism. Its honeycomb bracelet that illustrates the sophisticated ventilation system of a modern car keeps the engine cool while it fires up with its dynamic stripe around the bracelet hands down, leaving a smoky trace on the date display, which, with its screws, reflect its mechanical nature with the fast wheel on the caseback to show for it.
Features • Swiss made • Automatic movement • Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with antireflective coating • 316L stainless steel case with black PVD coating • See-through caseback • Water resistance up to a pressure of 10 bar (100 m / 330 ft) • Leather strap with butterfly clasp with push-buttons or rubber strap with standard buckle
Tissot revealed the innermost secrets of its deep-rooted expertisein precision watchmaking with the Tissot T-Complication Squelette. Modernity meets meticulous craftsmanship via a wheel-inspired design and specially developed movement, presenting a fascinating 3D experience without the need for any special eyewear. Zealously at work behind the five “spokes” spreading out below the crystal is a hand-wound, mechanical skeleton movement with very little left to the imagination. Luxurious finishes and design details seamlessly link tradition with contemporary styling for wearers who love to bear witness to the visible connections between yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Watching the passage of time Precision watchmaking has zero tolerance of error margins and the Tissot T-Complication delights in displaying its accuracy for all to see. Each small detail celebrates the beauty of visualising the passage of time. Elegant navy blue detail, matched by the movement’s screws, makes reading the time an easily accessible pleasure, while a 90° angle between the dial and case side makes an ultra-modern statement. Even the second counter is engraved as such to underline the theme of pure transparency. Slanting ridges on the winder, glistening jewels and lugs that mirror the shaping of the wheel spokes confirm that no detail is too small to escape the notice of the watchmaker or the wearer.A classical, crocodile pattern, black leather strap is signed off with a folding clasp integrating two push-buttons.
Features • Swiss made • Hand-wound mechanical movement exclusive to Tissot • Scratch-resistant, domed sapphire crystal with double antireflective coating • 316L stainless steel case • Water-resistant up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 m / 165ft) • Black crocodile pattern leather strap with folding buckle
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SWATCH CAPTIVATES WITH STREET-SMART, WITTY AND GLAMOROUS FALL WINTER COLLECTION 2013 Wise to street signals and signs of change, Swatch delivers a wide-ranging array of intriguing new models for its Fall Winter Collection 2013. The new collection explores themes and variations trending now: contemporary colours, patterns, textures and shapes capture culture emerging in the streets. A dazzling retro interlude sees streamlined forms paying homage to the legendary Années Folles. In Urban Expression, writers and artists turn streets into galleries, taking tags, bright freestyle graphics and sharp street wit to the wrist. The art of deception takes a playful turn in Trompe l’Oeil, and for the holiday season, Swatch turns on the glam in black and white for Late Night Glam—sparkling entertainment after hours. All in all, a stylish sampling of the times in more than 90 new models.
A flash of blinding light in the sky descends to Earth and is suddenly everywhere in the streets. Space invaders have landed, occupying time and electrifying space. These latest Touch models feature advanced and enhanced Swatch tech—big chrome numerals and a sleek new screen that offers onetouch access to six digital functions. The big, brash look takes Swatch to the very edge of time today. Three models, in gold, silver and deep space black.
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The classics are back. The classics never leave. They lie in wait in the wings until it’s time to walk on, just in time and with an eye for the colours and styles of the scene. A confident display of invisible class, the slim, lightweight look of SATRE (YSS283H A/B) offers silvery elegance for all evening affairs. Similar and complementary is NOFRETETE (YSG132H A/B), evocative and elegant with golden surfaces; both models feature transparent white crystals on the bangle.
AND JUST A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA THE PRINCE OF RED STRIPE (YGB7000) traces the subtle shades of fashion, offering a look around the bend ahead to where the road curves gently back to the 50s, back to school and college years and the innocent sense that all’s well with the world. The big colour is burgundy, calling up memories of wine and roses. Indulge in a glance at the way we were, a vision of how we dream to be. It’s all there in the look and feel, the sculpted form and the textured weave of the fabric strap. A companion piece, LE COMPTE DE LIGNES (YGS4033), offers a variation in black and light brown.
LATE NIGHT GLAM ESSENTIAL GLAMOUR IN DAZZLING NIGHTS For the holiday season we light up the nights with sparkling stars and a sprinkling of snow. Two New Gents take up the season’s colour themes with shimmering gold and black surfaces, dazzling and mysterious at once. An original Square offers a new form of elegance dressed in black lace, an unspoken promise of what the night may bring, enticement embedded in a transparent bangle. These three are the epitome of style for the holidays. Essential elegance and glamour in black and gold.
TROMPE L’OEIL THE ART OF DECEPTION TAKES A PLAYFUL TURN “Trompe l’oeil” turns heads. This art demands a double-take, a second look that belies the first glance and rewards the viewer with a smile. Swatch celebrates this playful tradition with image-watches that pretend to be one thing and turn out to be another. FOLLOW UP (GO701) appears to be a zipper ready to unzip, while SVEGLIA (GT105) is an old-fashioned alarm clock (not). STOP THINK TALK (SUOG104) offers a word to the wise, its advice appearing on the dial one word at a time. Friends of the art of haute couture will delight in the visual sleight-of-hand that turns leather, metal and pearl bracelets into playful tributes to legendary brands—and they tell the time, too: FEEL MY SOUL (LK330), SOUL2WATCH (LK333) and SEE MY SOUL (LK332), respectively.
Size Matters, But Style Makes The Difference The Irony Chrono from Swatch is a high-performance time machine. The nine debut models capitalize on the big new case in stainless steel (43 mm, up from 40) to exhibit clear, essential design and fine-tuned, split-second accuracy. Men will doubtless appreciate the bigger format, pure performance and precisely calibrated chronograph. That said, what makes the Irony Chrono such a fine machine isn’t the technology – it’s the style. Up front and centre in the inaugural Irony Chrono collection are two powerful models that speak of performance with casual fluency. Black and silver dashboard dials, a classic symmetrical subdual array, tachometric scales engraved on the bezel and – a masterful touch – seductive mesh steel bracelets, supple and undeniably sexy. They are flanked by seven models featuring richly detailed dials, brushed, polished or PVD stainless steel cases and a range of casually elegant bracelets.
FLIK FLAK FALL NEWS COLLECTION 2013 Flik Flak – Hello Kitty Delicious doughnuts and glamorous glitz Hello Kitty and Flik Flak have the ingredients for melting moments The friendship story between the world’s number one children’s watch and the iconic Sanrio character adds two new chapters this season. A duo of Flik Flak Hello Kitty watches presents the yummy side of life – and snows the seeds for answering the question of whether diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Both have what it takes to add ticks to little girls’ wish lists and act as the perfect tokens of friendship during the season of giving. In the words of Hello Kitty herself, “You can never have too many friends”.
Hello Kitty Café The Hello Kitty Café watch is a refreshing invitation to think pink. Bows and all, the cute cartoon character is surrounded by sweet surprises along the fashionable and practical textile strap. Doughnuts, muffins and shakes are timely reminders that it is always good to be punctual for café play dates to avoid encountering a plate of crumbs and sticky straws. Color coding in two different shades of pink are more than references to the prospect of strawberry or raspberry ice cream. They help young misses to tell the time with ease with the clever separation of the minutes and hours. Cookie dates have never been so educational.
Hello Kitty Turquoise Diamonds So is bling the thing? Or are diamonds a girl’s best friend? Hello Kitty Turquoise Diamonds suggests there is an element of truth in both. Sparkling gemstones circle the watch’s dial while Hello Kitty is sitting pretty on a huge pink diamond pictured on the textile trap. Even the translucent blue case contributes to the playful razzle-dazzle as it catches the light. Mirroring the blue and pink of the precious stones featuring in the strap design is helpful color coding on the dial to make sure that the owner does not miss out for a minute. This watch doubles as a sparkling gift and a coveted possession, bringing a shine to the eyes of little girls everywhere.
Flik Flak – Spider-Cycle Is it a watch or is it a web? For Flik Flak and Marvel™ it’s time to spin out a new Spider-Man adventure Spider-Man may be 15 times more agile than a regular human and able to lift 10 tons, but the world’s favourite children’s watch rises to the challenge 24/7. Every second counts for a super hero and Spider-Man is again entrusting his timekeeping to the Swiss precision of Flik Flak. Spider-Cycle is a new watch for small adventurers with big ideas. It’s no surprise Spider-Man doesn’t carry any weapons with devices like this at his fingertips… A spooky spider lingers on the bold turning bezel of Spider-Cycle, but is guaranteed not to bite, unlike its ancestor encountered by schoolboy Peter Parker all those years ago. An intriguing web winds its way around the watch as the searching eyes of the iconic Spider-Man mask stare out from the dial’s centre. Black and white colour coding enables accurate time telling, even in moments of adventure-induced pressure. Spider-Man’s unrivalled skill in leaping from skyscraper to skyscraper, to heroically defeat a powerful thief, gangster or megalomaniac, turns into a talent for scaling the soft textile strap of this watch. Whether Spider-Cycle is given or received, it will always retain its performance powers with robustness to match.
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Award-winning actress and director is the perfect model in the new Rado advertising campaign Rado ambassador Renata Litvinova is known for her ability to constantly innovate and reinvent herself, whilst always remaining beautiful. This makes the award-winning Russian actress, screenwriter, director and style icon a perfect brand representative. She is now also the star of a glittering new advertising campaign for Rado, proving herself to be the perfect model for the stunning new Rado HyperChrome watches – each of which is as glamorous as the lady herself. The beautiful new photographs for the campaign were shot across two days on location in Milan and show Renata in various situations from her everyday life: in the back of a limousine on the way to a red carpet event, reviewing the latest cut of her new film on the cinema screen and in the director’s chair watching the action unfold. Always perfectly poised and styled to perfection, she exudes classic glamour and effortless chic. Rado CEO Matthias Breschan commented “Renata’s latest advertising campaign for Rado is testament not only to her status
as a style icon, but also to her professionalism. As a brand ambassador she is authentic and credible. We are proud to be associated with such a great creative talent.” Speaking about the new Rado campaign, Renata said: “It was a pleasure to work with the Rado team to create these new photographs. I feel that they express my personality as well as showing genuine scenarios from my life. They also show how Rado is part of my life – whatever the situation.”
About Renata Litvinova Renata Litvinova is a household name in her native Russia and is known internationally in the world of cinema. A regular attendee of international film festivals showcasing her latest works, she is instantly recognisable on the red carpet in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Although she is revered for her status as a style icon, there is much more to Renata than her image. She excels in the roles of actress, screenwriter and director and has been recognised for her extensive body of work with numerous accolades. Her versatility and creativity make her a perfect fit for Rado.
Rado D-Star Ceramic Chronograph A strong and elegant statement that stands the test of time
Rado introduces four new ultra-suave and sophisticated models to its eye-catching Rado D-Star collection. These new automatic chronograph additions to the Rado D-Star family are a handsome group. In black, or plasma high-tech ceramic, these timepieces exude masculinity. As with every Rado, each watch in this new mini-collection has just as much substance as style. From the materials used, to the technology behind their construction, this is what Rado is all about. Incorporating a specially developed movement, these watches boast an extended 60 hour power reserve. With this longerpower reserve, the Rado D-Star Ceramic Chronograph will be running on time ready for you to head back to the office or hit the gym after a relaxing weekend. With two chronograph counters, these watches have everything needed in a timepiece for the man who dares to be different. The model with a leather strap and plasma high-tech ceramic uniquely dapper style suited to a gentleman about town. The use of black high-tech ceramic lends the only black watch in the group a sporty touch perfect for stylish dressers with an active
lifestyle. Although the four models vary in their details, they all hold the same material benefits: extreme scratch-resistance, hypoallergenic properties and exceptional wearer comfort. Twenty-first century technology for a modern, manly look Plasma high-tech ceramic lends three of these watches a striking and mysterious metallic brilliance, without the use of any metal. The plasma carburising process is patented and exclusive to Rado and is a form of modern alchemy. Gases activated at 20,000˚C alter the composition of high-tech ceramic without affecting its essential properties. Although only the surface color of the ceramic is changed as the platinum color emerges from each piece, it will not fade over time, instead retaining its naturally scratch-resistant shine for years to come. The addition of a ‘monobloc’ one-piece case created using ground-breaking technology confirms that the latest Rado D-Stars are true Rado creations. The evolution of the conventional oval-shaped case maintains the DNA of the brand: material mastery and dedication to design.
The new Rado DiaMaster collection The new face of a Rado legend DiaMaster is a name that has long been associated with Rado, having graced several super scratch-resistant collections over the years. In 2013 Rado presents a DiaMaster collection in high-tech ceramic for the first time ever. This is a complete redesign, with only the name remaining from the collections that went before. But the new DiaMaster promises to appeal to DiaMaster diehards and new enthusiasts alike. Subtle, minimalistic and chic are the key words when it comes to the design of these simple, pared-down ceramic beauties. The new face of Rado has a new face of its own: large open dials for easy readability and an unobscured view. The ladies collection comprises eight classy quartz models. The collection offers something for every lady – regardless of style. For those who like to look white hot there is an all white model with white ceramic case and bracelet. Black ceramic features on two models and there is a glittering metallic-look model in plasma high-tech ceramic, with 93 Top Wesselton diamonds on the dial. Brilliant. For gents there is a full range of quartz and automatic models to choose from, each offering clean lines and large, open dials. The plasma high-tech ceramic case on leather strap offers a daring mix of modernity and old school chic. There is also a set of five manly, supersized chronographs presented in polished black, or plasma high-tech ceramic, as well as a bold and breathtaking full matt black model. With one of these on your wrist time will always be on your side.
The Rado Hyper Chrome Automatic Chronograph Gold Limited Edition Black gold Rado is famous for its use of high-tech ceramic and the latest additions to its Hyper Chrome family show exactly why. Combining lustrous, sleek and shiny high-tech ceramic with 18k luxury, Rado has struck watchmaking gold. With its groundbreaking monobloc case and gleaming integrated full ceramic bracelet, the Hyper Chrome Automatic Chronograph Gold Limited Edition is a stylish heavyweight which is surprisingly light due to the use of high-tech ceramic. What better material to offset brilliant black than 18k yellow or rose gold? The two materials form a perfect fusion for a look of undeniable prestige. But prestige is never present at the expense of practicality at Rado and each Limited Edition is not only super stylish but also highly comfortable to wear. Each model is limited to just 333 individually numbered pieces and everything you can see that looks gold, is gold. Dial, indexes, side inserts, hands, and pushers: nothing is less than precious.
Rado HyperChrome UTC The Ultimate Travelling Companion The world is becoming a smaller place and many of us are travelling more for business and pleasure. But what does the twenty-first century traveler really need when hopping on a plane? There are only a handful of essential items that no travelers should be without and an accurate watch is one of them. But what is more important: knowing the time at your destination or the time back in your home country so you know when it is OK to call friends, family and business contacts without waking them up? With the new Rado HyperChrome UTC there is no decision to make as the watch can show two different time zones at the same time. UTC stands for Coordinated Universal Time and is a more accurate take on the traditional ‘GMT’. At Rado, two different time zones also ensure double the style, making this the ultimate travelling companion for fashionable jet setters. A second time zone on a Rado watch is a rare feature, appearing only on multifunction models and one watch from the 1960s. So, the UTC movement marks a rare foray into complications for the Swiss master of materials.
Rado HyperChrome UTC Wherever you decide to travel, the Rado UTC is the ultimate travelling companion. And, as it can show two time zones simultaneously, you can celebrate New Year wherever you are but be sure that you don’t miss out on New Year at home. The focus may be on the function, but this doesn’t mean that the materials have taken a back seat. Not only is the Rado HyperChrome UTC practical and useful, it also benefits from a high-tech ceramic case with the ground-breaking Rado monobloc construction. This ensures lightness, scratch-resistance and comfort, all of which make for a pleasurable travel experience. With three of the four models sporting plasma high-tech ceramic cases materials really are still at the forefront of the collection.
The Hamilton Behind the Camera 2013 Awards honored: The list of honorees and presenters for the Hamilton Behind the Camera 2013 Awards include:
7th ANNUAL HAMILTON BEHIND THE CAMERA AWARDS HONORED OFF-SCREEN HEROES ON NOVEMBER IN LOS ANGELES Event Produced in Conjunction with Los Angeles Confidential Magazine Presenters Included
Director: David O. Russell, “American Hustle” presented by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Jeremy Renner Foreign Film/Director: Haiffa Al Mansour, “Wadjda” presented by Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy winner Sandra Oh. Screenwriters: Brad Ingelsby and Scott Cooper, “Out Of The Furnace” presented by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actor Casey Affleck Producers: Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, “Dallas Buyers Club” presented by Award winning actress Zoe Saldana Casting Directors: Billy Hopkins and Leah Daniels-Butler, “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” presented by Actor and Grammy Award Winning singer/songwriter Lenny Kravitz Production Designer: Jess Gonchor, “Inside Llewyn Davis” presented by the movie’s Executive Producer, Robert Graf Film Editor: Dana E. Glauberman, “Labor Day” presented by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated Director, Screenwriter and Producer Jason Reitman Costume Designer: Michael Wilkinson, “American Hustle” presented by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress Amy Adams Property Master: Brad Einhorn, “Behind The Candelabra” presented by Award nominated actor Joe Manganiello Lifetime Achievement in Cinematography: Phedon Papamichael, ASC, “Nebraska” presented by Academy Award and Golden Globe Nominated Actor Bruce Dern Of Hamilton’s relationship with Hollywood, Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Hamilton International said, “A watch has a lot in common with a good film. At Hamilton, we develop our watches with the same passion and commitment needed by filmmakers when creating their movies. We also have the same goal: to inspire our audience. Over the course of the six decades that we’ve collaborated with filmmakers, Hamilton watches have helped prop masters and costume designers to bring authenticity to characters. In Pearl Harbor for example, to stay true to history, Hamilton military watches were worn by all the pilots.” The honorees were selected from movies that were released during the year and/or qualified and presented at the most recent prestigious movie festivals of Cannes, Toronto and Venice as well as at the Festival of the American Film Institute.
Hamilton watches, known for their pioneering role in the worlds of aviation and cinema as well as their innovative timekeeping technology, hosted the 7th annual Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards last night at the Ebell of Los Angeles. The awards ceremony, co-hosted by Niche Media’s Los Angeles Confidential magazine, paid tribute to the brilliant behind-the-scenes talents whose individual work has contributed to the quality of a motion picture and to the lasting impression that it has left on movie audiences. Elisabeth Röhm hosted the awards with presentations by an elite list of award-winning actors, actresses and filmmakers including: Lenny Kravitz, Amy Adams, Sandra Oh, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana, Jason Reitman, Bruce Dern, Jeremy Renner and others.
Hamilton Khaki X-Landing Aviation shows its true metal The Khaki X-Landing takes the emotions on a nostalgic journey back to the first all-metal aircraft of the 1920s, and the rationale on a trip co-piloted by a feature for measuring the top of descent (TOD). The Khaki X-Landing provides pilots with precision and style in a sophisticated GMT chronograph, with design touches reflecting the materials and structures of the early metal planes. This duo of limited edition watches passionately tells the story of an aviation tradition in the language of today.
Timely start of descent The TOD marks the transition from the cruise phase of a flight to the descent phase. Pilot wearers simply mark the aircraft’s cruising altitude in feet at the 9 o’clock position, using the crown located at 10 o’clock. Integrating a standard descent angle of 3°, the Khaki X-Landing then reveals the number of nautical miles before the final destination that marks the start of the optimal descent in a small, dedicated window. The language of aviation continues on the bezel’s surface where 24 different time zones are printed. On one model these are represented by place names, on the others by terms from the military or name time zones, appealingly taking in hotel, tango and whiskey.
Aviation style True to form, the brand with a long and proven aviation history, demonstrates an astute eye for detail in all of the Khaki X-Landing pieces. One model has a distinctive dark grey PVD case that complements the predominantly black and white colour scheme and contrasts with a red GMT hand. Sections of its dial resemble the corrugated metal panels of the aircraft that took to the skies in the 1920s and 1930s. True class is certified visually by an elegant integrated black leather strap reminding of traditional sporty perforated gloves with holes of different sizes. The other version, with an impressive round-the-world tour logged around the bezel, has a brushed stainless steel case and choice of metal or integrated brown leather attachment. Subtle touches of red add dynamism, standing out against the dial’s background with a woven metal effect that catches the light as the sky makes sure it has the final word.
JASMINE ROSE GOLD The jasmine collection presents its totally new flower. A symphony of rose gold PVD and steel, this new model embodies simplicity, delicacy and refinement, once again paying homage to the heroine of the Puccini opera, Turandot, whose splendor is associated with jasmine. Available in 29 and 35mm case diameters, this timepiece will adorn the wrists of ladies from the East to the West. Created by RAYMOND WEIL in 2011, the jasmine collection will now display its newfound finery. With a jasmine flower enlargement decorating the center of the dial, enhanced with the arc-shaped “RAYMOND WEIL” logo, the jasmine has never been so feminine. Thus, with its curves that are reminiscent of the delicacy of the flower that lends the collection its name, the jasmine comes in steel, steel and rose gold, diamond set versions, on a metal bracelet or leather strap. A blue sapphire lacquer dome, in the guise of a crown, adds the perfect finishing touch to the setting, worthy of a princess. Available as an automatic or quartz, in a 35 or 29mm case, each model in the collection will stir the hearts of the ladies in our lives. In the all rose gold version, the jasmine’s polished steel bracelet, case and crown are coated with 5N PVD. Its dial providing a silver contrast is punctuated by black Roman numerals. The blue leaf-shaped hands underline the collection’s classic aspect. The rose gold fillet surrounding the date at 3 o’clock provides it with enhancing emphasis. The harmoniously rounded, voluptuous bracelet links sit snugly on the wrist jasmine remains, as always, the most beautiful flower a lady can receive.
AYMOND WEIL Celebrates Its Continued R Partnership With VH1 Save The Music Foundation RAYMOND WEIL celebrated its continued partnership with VH1 Save the Music Foundation with a special performance by Dixie Chicks offshoot country folk duo Court Yard Hounds for the Noteworthy Series at William Hill Estate in Napa Valley. The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public elementary and middle schools and raising awareness about the importance of music education as part of each child’s complete education. he Court Yard Hounds, sisters Emily Robison and Martie T Maguire former members of the Grammy award winning group The Dixie Chicks, performed a one-of-a-kind performance to 300 guests while they enjoyed dinner and a selection of William Hill Estate Wines. RAYMOND WEIL had a luxury display lounge at the event to showcase their collection out of which one beautiful piece was offered to guests towards a raffle organized during the evening. AYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has R created a strong presence in the arts. The Brand is a proud sponsor of the BRIT Awards, WIRED, Elle Women In Music and Live From the Artists Den. The Noteworthy Series is the perfect opportunity for RAYMOND WEIL to further illustrate the Brand’s deep attachment to music.
“The Britain is the embodiment of our rich, British heritage and all our inspirations. It’s a very personal project that we have been working on for a long time – the Britain is this powerful balance of modernity and tradition, mixing strong attitude and innovative design with craftsmanship and timeless quality.”
The Inspiration “When we first began creating The Britain, we knew that we wanted a watch based on the same design principles and craftsmanship as our iconic trench coat. The Britain marries our heritage and functional design values with modernity and innovation, creating a watch that is as elegant as it is relaxed.”
Christopher Bailey Burberry Chief Creative Officer A celebration of the British inspirations behind the global brand, The Britain marries craftsmanship and heritage with modernity and innovation An expression of the brand’s expertise in timeless design, appealing to the different attitudes of the Burberry man and woman
“THE BRITAIN” by Burberry Watches
Engineering meets with design, combining innovative shapes with reliable function. Distinctive design reflects the function and craftsmanship at the heart of the brand and the spirit of the iconic Burberry trench coat
is the foundation of the brand.” Christopher Bailey - Burberry Chief Creative Officer
The Campaign Rob Pryor, British musician Power Reserve Automatic “The campaign is based on the same philosophy as The Britain itself. Rob, Gabriella and Harry are part of this incredibly exciting new guard of cultural Britain; they all wear the same watch and trench coat in the campaign, but represent very different lifestyles and attitudes. It is this timeless versatility and effortless elegance that we wanted to reflect through The Britain.”
The Design Rounded octagonal shape with distinctive bolts inspired by modern British design and the iconic Burberry trench coat. Functional design combines with careful engineering to create elegant timeless watches for men and women. Multi-faceted case construction reflects light through a blend of brushed and polished steel surfaces. Streamlined, simple dial emphasizes the iconic design of the case, with innovative domed case back. Transparent case back with sapphire crystal gives view into craftsmanship, magnifying the automatic movement. Antireflective, shock and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal protects the dial and movement from the elements. Alligator straps inspired by the iconic Burberry color palette, including trench, classic brown and matte black, and bracelets in stainless steel with brushed and polished surface combinations Hands feature custom designed trench colored Super Luminova Iconic Burberry color palette including trench, matte black, gunmetal, stainless steel, dark brown, black “The Britain represents all that. Burberry stands for today as a brand built on design, innovation and function. The design is in the detail, all influences from the iconic Burberry trench coat, from the D-rings and trench colored dials, to these strong bolts that hold the case and protect the movement from the elements. It all comes from this iconic timeless piece of our heritage which
Christopher Bailey, Burberry Chief Creative Officer Iconic campaign featuring a cast of cultural talent, from the world of British music, art and film. Campaign and cast represent the many facets and attitudes of the brand and The Britain. Black and white portraits showcasing the timeless appeal and versatility of The Britain, inspired by the iconic Burberry trench coat. British cast includes musician Rob Pryor, actress Gabriella Wilde, and art dealer Harry Scrymgeour. Campaign shot in London by photographer Mario Testino under the creative direction of Christopher Bailey
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FALL IN LOVE WITH the new guccissima VALENTINE timepiece In time for Valentine’s Day, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry is pleased to introduce the latest Guccissima timepiece for women, in bold red with an elegant new strap. Made from stainless steel, the Guccissima Valentine watch displays the rounded Guccissima case featuring the iconic Gucci ‘G’ on the bezel. Released in a small size (27mm), the timepiece is fitted with a slim double loop strap in soft red calfskin. The white mother of pearl dial is accented with a precious touch in the form of three diamonds at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The Gucci logo is shown at 12 o’clock, together with the ‘Swiss Made’ stamp of quality at 6 o’clock.
Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, an official partner of The Latin Recording Academy® and sponsor of the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, is pleased to serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala honoring Latin GRAMMY® winner Miguel Bosé. This prestigious event took place on November 20th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the evening prior to the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Immediately preceding the tribute gala, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, for the third year in a row, will host a special ceremony to present the nominees from the Best New Artist category with the newest timepiece from the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection.
The wraparound strap hints at a casual style, whilst the addition of diamonds renders this smart piece ideal for a special gift. Extra Gucci detailing is seen in the buckle, which displays a rendition of the iconic Gucci horsebit clasp. Worked in red, one of Gucci’s signature shades, the Guccissima Valentine edition will add a fresh burst of color to any outfit.
The partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy began in 2011 with the launch of a special-edition collection of timepieces and jewelry inspired by the eclectic world of Latin music. This year, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry unveils the latest model from the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection. The interlocking case, available in a 42mm and a 37mm version, displays the House’s signature GG motif crafted in yellow gold PVD and features a special case back with the words ‘Latin GRAMMY Special Edition’. The black dial showcases a highly original circular-grained surface that recalls the grooves on a vinyl record and the black leather strap highlights a gramophone — the iconic symbol of the Latin GRAMMY. The 37mm version is also available on a white rubber strap with matching dial. A portion of the proceeds from all models in the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection benefit The Latin Recording Academy and its initiatives to support young and emerging artists on the international music scene and strengthen global awareness of the importance of Latin culture. Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy are proud to present a specially engraved Latin GRAMMY Gucci timepiece to Person of the Year honoree Miguel Bosé.
INTRODUCES THE GLAM CAMILLE WATCH COLLECTION
A complementary jewellery collection featuring three pavé stone-detailed logo plaque bangles in similar hues accompanies the high-end capsule.
NEW YORK – Michael Kors is pleased to introduce the Holiday watch and jewellery collection, featuring the brandnew Glam Camille watch collection. The capsule collection is comprised of six glamorous versions of the brand’s Camille chronograph watch, each featuring pavé stones on their faces, bezels and straps. The first three watches are designed with an all-over pavé dial and are available in goldtone, rose gold-tone and stainless steel. The remaining three watches feature pavé accents on the dial and a twisted bracelet strap. These watches are available in gold-tone, rose gold-tone and black ionic plated stainless steel. All of the watches maintain the classic Camille shape and elevated roman numerals.
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Emporio Armani presents the new Meccanico Collection:
a seamless match of mechanical innovation and timeless style. Functionality, interpreted through sophisticated design, is the key element: the self-winding movement of the Meccanico watch undergoes a wear-in process, running for 1000 hours before completing quality control. This process promotes a longer-lasting life of the movement, and ensures the watch will run with increased efficiency and precision over the years. Attention to detail is quintessentially Armani. The Meccanico watches feature a round or rectangular case in stainless steel, black or rose gold IP. All the watches have visible movements. The straps are available in both croco printed and smooth leather. Bracelets in stainless steel are ergonomic with butterfly deployant buckles.
EA FALL/WINTER JEWELRY COLLECTION The new Emporio Armani jewelry collection is a play of charming juxtapositions that creates a timeless style. The modern and iconic design merges classic Armani elements such as clean lines and textural geometries with romantic accents. In the women’s collection, stripes are declined in a series of striking rose gold and stainless steel pieces alternating bands made of gunmetal, black epoxy and rhinestones. Whimsical rose gold plated chains are used in clusters for delicate earrings, bracelets and necklaces. The men’s jewelry collection delivers a modern, masculine look via smooth steel seamlessly mixed with mesh. Perforated details are another key point, together with gray rubber and black metal in addition to stainless steel cufflinks and rings. The Fall/Winter Emporio Armani jewelry collection is available worldwide through the Emporio Armani boutiques and select retail partners.
Understated and elegant, the Emporio Armani Meccanico Collection ideally matches every aspect of the contemporary man’s life, from everyday casual to formal.
Emporio Armani announces the launch of its updated timepiece collection for Fall 2013. Bringing an enhanced look to one of its most timeless and classic watch cases, the collection exemplifies the sensual lines and elegance that are synonymous with the style of Emporio Armani. The collection is defined by classical inspiration and sophistication. Styles are integrated with refined texture, depth, and distinction. Collection highlights include rich dark brown and black croco and lizard straps, as well as elegant stainless steel bracelet models.
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CK Eager Confident. Strong. ck eager. A chronograph watch as a form of empowerment. For the man or woman with a streamlined and pragmatic style. The polished and brushed stainless steel and PVD black timepiece, available in midsize or gent, asserts a masterful presence on the wrist. The grey dial with a sliver-toned stripe, or silver dial with grey-toned stripe, creates an alternating day/night effect on the satin-finish surface. The luminescent hour and minute hands and the direct-drive seconds hand mark the steady passing of time. The pushbuttons activating the chronograph functions feature a polished profile that creates a clear contrast from the grooves of the crown. The distinctive black technic textile strap is secured by four screwed rivets echoing the pushers. A resolutely self-assured watch for a straightforward, no-nonsense look. Simply efficient. Water resistant up to 10 bar.
CK Stately Contemporary, elegant, CK stately. The delicate and modern lines evoking an effortless sophistication. ck stately is composed of a smooth bracelet that features a repetitive, multilayer design, which is seamlessly integrated with a classic case. The stainless steel version is paired with either a black or silver dial, while the PVD gold and pink gold styles are complemented by a silver dial. Each dial is minimal, with luminous hour and minute hands and polished indexes at 3, 6, 9 o’clock, and is finished with a discrete ck Calvin Klein logo at 12 o’clock. Water resistant up to 3 bar.
CK Gentle Vintage and refined, ck gentle is inspired by the geometric lines of the 1960s. A sleek and elegant timepiece with a retro touch, this watch is offered with either a black or silver dial, and features a polished and brushed stainless steel case and bracelet. Each watch includes luminous hour and minute hands and the date at three o’clock, and is finished with a discrete ck logo at twelve o’clock.
CK Selection Delicate.. Ethereal.. CK Selection. A relaxed yet sophisticated identity makes ck selection the ideal accessory for all circumstances. The case is available in either polished stainless steel, yellow PVD gold or pink gold, and its classic oval shape creates a striking contrast with the slenderness of the wristband. The bracelet features a dainty black or white leather cord strap, of which the two ends are tied in a subtle knot. Adorned with a discrete ?CK? icon at 12 o’clock, the dial celebrates purity and is punctuated only by the clear-cut lines of the hour-markers. With its gentle yet distinctive character, ck selection is an accomplished and appealing timepiece. Water resistant up to 3 bar.
Contemporary. elegant. CK inclined. Less is more with this new offering, which presents a modern take on the bangle watch. The polished stainless steel, yellow PVD gold or pink gold case is delicately enclosed on either side by the pure and sensual curves of the bangle, adding to the overall feminine design and encircling the wearer’s writs in a protective hold.
MOVADO GROUP MEETS HUGO BOSS The starting point for BOSS Watches was in 2004 with an encounter between two companies, German fashion and lifestyle Group, HUGO BOSS and the American MOVADO Group, specialized in the watch business. Already partner to some of the world’s greatest fashion brands, the MOVADO Group is world renowned for its watchmaking expertise. The HUGO BOSS Group is one of the world market leaders in the premium fashion and luxury segment of the apparel market. With its brand world, HUGO BOSS targets different, clearly differentiated consumer groups. The brands cover an extensive product range consisting of classic-modern business wear, elegant evening wear and sportswear, shoes and leather accessories, as well as licensed fragrances, eyewear, watches, children’s fashion and home textiles.
The partnership between the MOVADO Group and the HUGO BOSS Group evolved naturally. Passion, creativity, and a concern for fine workmanship and quality are key values which HUGO BOSS shares with MOVADO. The brand’s respect for shapes and inherent elegance are vividly conveyed through the designs of understated, classic timepieces. In 2006, the first BOSS Watches collection hit the market. Featuring refined design that perfectly reflected the brand’s spirit, the collection of timepieces was an immediate success. Building on this success, the BOSS Orange Watches collection was launched in 2007. Sportswear-oriented, these timepieces have a more relaxed allure and feature the line’s iconic orange. This more youthful range appeals to a whole new audience and consolidates the cooperation between the two companies. btcwatches.com
As the urban casual wear collection from HUGO BOSS, BOSS Orange sends an easy-going message. The laid-back lifestyle fashions appeal to men and women who set stock in individuality and cultivate mobility and spontaneity as parts of their personal mindset. Shoes and accessories join licensed watches, eyewear and fragrances to perfect the uncomplicated, modern look.
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Scuderia Ferrari Orologi watch collection for men and women Asserting Scuderia Ferrari’s proud racing heritage and Italian pedigree, the Scuderia Ferrari Orologi watch collection for men and women brings the unparalleled excitement and distinctive style of the time honored racing team to fans around the world. Incorporating technological materials such as scratch-resistant mineral crystals and high-tech composite cases, Scuderia Ferrari timepieces are powered by automatic or quartz engines, delivering uncompromising performance and reliability, and perfected by eye-catching red accents, paying tribute to the all-conquering racing team signature colour.
Following the footsteps of Scuderia Ferrari racing heritage and featuring a distinctive Italian pedigree, “Gran Premio” is the pinnacle family of the Scuderia Ferrari watch collection. Inspired by the memorable 2002 ‘Enzo Ferrari’ roadcar, these timepieces feature an automatic engine with carbon-fiber influenced dials. The 45MM case size adds bold, sportive style, while the bezel features the Scuderia Ferrari racing logo, paying tribute to the most successful Grand Prix racing teams in the world. The open case-back is reminiscent of the spokes mounted on the ‘Enzo Ferrari’, bringing the intricate details and the sophisticated design of Ferrari-made roadcars to contemporary time-keeping. Created in partnership with the Ferrari Design centre, this watch is a tribute to great timepiece and automotive design.
SF109 Ready-Set-Go Gentlemen, start your engines with the Scuderia Ferrari “Ready, Set, Go” stop-watch, new this fall. The checkered dial pays tribute to the waving flag on race day, while the chronograph engine features a sweeping, second-hand motion, reminiscent of the smooth speed of Scuderia Ferrari racing cars gliding through turns on the circuit. The numbers on the dial mirror those showcased on the Scuderia Ferrari monoposto, while the chronograph function has been especially adjusted to high noon, ensuring true stop-watch fashion. The silicone strap features debossed tone-on-tone Scuderia Ferrari logo, providing texture and vibrant style, while celebrating the all-conquering racing team livery. 5 ATM and 2-year limited international warranty included.
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The arabesque is the message Classic arabesque patterns are found on all Balmain Iconic Chrono Lady watchcases, on their dials as well as on some straps. Both stylish and discreet, elegant arabesques evokes the taste and talent of fashion master Pierre Balmain. Born in the exclusive world of Parisian High Fashion and founded by Pierre Balmain, the noted Haute Couture master, Balmain brings to time longstanding traditions of taste and elegance. Today its distinctively original spirit drives a watch brand backed by a leading Swiss watchmaking group – the source of invaluable technical and marketing advantages benefiting Balmain timepieces. An example of the latter is the solidly reliable Swiss chronograph movement housed in the 38 mm diameter watchcase, waterresistant to 50 m, of the Iconic Chrono Lady. Available in polished stainless steel or in white ceramics with pink PVD trim, some cases feature a bezel set with 62 Wesselton diamonds. All bracelet attachments feature Balmain arabesque patterns. The variety of dial faces adds to the Iconic Chrono Lady collection’s appeal: with silvered or white background, some with classic arabesque patterns and 12 diamond hour markers, others in polished white lacquer or black. All feature a date aperture at 6 o’clock and three sub-dials: for tenths of a second and chronograph minutes as well as for running seconds, all protected by a clear sapphire crystal. A polished stainless steel bracelet or a white or black rubber-like strap with an arabesque pattern round out the collection’s features. From the simplest to the most elaborate, all Iconic Chrono Lady models embody Pierre Balmain’s confirmed creative genius, solidly wedded to Swiss quality and reliability.
Fossil was excited to announce the launch of their Summer collection, which will be available at Fossil flagship store locations, through Fossilâ€™s retail partners, and at Fossil.com. This summer, Fossilâ€™s palette includes only the brightest colors we can imagine. Hot pinks, royal blues and Kelly greens are showing up everywhere, from watches to handbags. Nothing is more fun than color this season. As a contrast, white products will be popping against all of these bright colors. White is a pure, fresh and classic color that will be playing a starring role in this collection.
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Fossil continues to expand its new collection of charms this season. From turtles and dolphins to watermelons and starfish, these charms celebrate everything thatâ€™s great about the warm weather. The summer collection will also feature an abundance of new styles for men. Jewelry will showcase rugged style, but with sophisticated accents. Watches are big and bright, and will be sure to be noticed.
TOMMY HILFIGER INTRODUCES LATEST WATCH AND JEWELRY COLLECTION For its Fall/Winter 2013 watch and jewelry collection, Tommy Hilfiger introduces the season’s “must have” timepieces and fashion jewelry accessories for men and women. Inspired by the quintessential fall activities—homecoming bonfires, cheering on the football team, and returning to the study hall—the collection celebrates the best of classic styles seen across college campuses in autumn. As crisp air settles in, the versatile watch and jewelry designs mix a timeless aesthetic with modern twists and signature Tommy Hilfiger details.
The collection gets back in touch with traditional prep school roots, kicked up a notch with modern twists in silhouettes and materials. Styles embrace Tommy Hilfiger’s signature “classic American cool” aesthetic, juxtaposed against distinctive details and textured layers. Classic hues mix with the quintessential red, white and blue color combination – be it in stripes, color blocking or subtle accents. Styles feature a wide array of materials such as stainless steel, rose gold, leather and enamel, while colored straps add an unexpected pop. For men, a new cushion case shape is introduced in timepieces, while women’s accessories are livened with shades of burgundy or two-tone finishes.
Tommy Hilfiger watches and jewelry are manufactured by The Movado Group, Inc. and distributed through its wholly owned subsidiaries and exclusive agreements with international distributors. The collection, featuring designs for both men and women, was launched in the U.S. market in Spring 2001. It became available for the first time in key European markets and Mexico in Fall 2002 and continues to expand internationally in Europe and Asia. Tommy Hilfiger Watches are distributed throughout major department stores and specialty watch dealers in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Jewelry reflects the spirit of Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2013 sportswear collections, which celebrate the fun of heading back to school in autumn. Layer the season’s best mix of rich patterns and colors with necklaces, rings, bracelets or cufflinks. Tri-metals, enamels, rose and yellow gold finishes add breadth to the range, while details such as nautical stripes complete the look. Both men and women’s pieces convey a modern, preppy attitude that’s bold but unassuming, youthful but enduring.
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FALL WATCHES DKNYâ€™s Time collection for Fall evokes the energy and spirit of
New York with chic-yetunderstated styles inspired by the city
Classic styles are elevated to an iconic status, while new season-perfect platings and exotic patterns make their debut. A high-shine Chroma finish sets the tone for a collection that is sure to cater to the New York lifestyle. Brilliantly lustrous dipped stainless steel in silver, rose gold and gold tones give the line an ultramodern look. Consisting of iconic styles reintroduced with new intensity and a sleek silhouette just for fall. Each watch features a contemporary mirror dial that complements a polished bracelet or metallic leather strap. Stamped logos make an impactful statement with dynamic depth, while tonal stones add the finishing touch. Expressive and ultra feminine, Autumn Exotics reflect DKNYâ€™s most iconic statement prints and Fall colors. Striking animal-inspired straps and bangles perfectly complement polished steel and gold tone cases for a vibrantly one-of-a-kind look that is definitively New York and unmistakably DKNY. New Yorkers make their own fashion rules. So get chic and have some fun with the Fall 2013 DKNY Time Collection.
Leather wrap bracelets set the look-of-the-moment for fall. Und erstated and stylish, metallic silver and gold leather bracelets feature tonal metal hardware while a pewter-tone leather bracelet mixes with rose-gold for an ultramodern look. The Sparkle collection fits right into the New York lifestyle where high-shine, rose-gold and tonal crystal details unite in iconic silhouettes that can play from day into night. Minimal yet bold in shape, the Glam Iridescence collection places grey mother of pearl in silver-tone flush settings for an ultra feminine look for fall.
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DKNYâ€™s Jewelry collection for Fall evokes the energy and spirit of New York with chic-yet-understated styles inspired by the City. Classic looks are elevated to musthaves, while new styles sparkle and shine.
New Yorkers make their own fashion rules. So get chic and have some fun with the Fall 2013 DK NY Jewelry Collection.
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CHARLOTTE RAISES PULSES ON THE TREADMILL AND CATWALK The CHARLOTTE timepieces from LACOSTE are “must haves” for all ladies wishing to matchmake fashion and sporty elegance. Chic meets comfortable in watches that fuse the LACOSTE sporting heritage with its flair for modernity with substance. Bold white and black designs, occasionally flirting with golden touches, find expression in contemporary chronographs featuring style and performance. Femininity takes a front seat thanks to details such as crystal indexes, straps with the brand’s distinctive «petit piqué» pattern and confident LACOSTE signatures of the iconic crocodile and lettering circumnavigating a sporty bezel. Against the background of an eye-catching 40 mm case, CHARLOTTE is about life in the fast lane, kept on track by quality materials and finishing to match.
VICTORIA IS DAZZLINGLY IN VOGUE The VICTORIA timepieces present glamour with a twinkle in its eye, as sparkling gemstones declare that LACOSTE is very in touch with its feminine side. The sparkle shines out from the bezels and dials and even has the power to illuminate a sizeable crocodile. Translating the spirit of the times into an eye-catching fashion statement, these watches capture the brand’s audacious interpretation of sporty elegance. Expressing the innate LACOSTE love of color is a stunning model that showcases all the shades of the rainbow. Eight other variations on the sophisticated theme delight with mellow metallic touches, elegant black and white combinations and a choice of a metal bracelet or smooth leather strap. In the charismatic VICTORIA range the trendy lady will find both her faithful personal timekeeper and an expression of the joy of life that makes her tick.
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The Italian Fashion Designer Also Known As “The Architect Of Fashion” Is Now Introducing Their Latest Swiss Made Watches Collection! A great watch can truly take you places - in this case, the fore-front of fashion-s A-list. Known as the architect of fashion, Gianfranco Ferre has been awarded Best Italian designer 6 times in his career, with his watches exuding an understated sophistication and elegance that can only be found in true designer pieces. Now, his effortless styling comes to you in these fantastic, Swiss made watches from the GF Ferre collection, sure to compliment any outfit, and any mood.
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Twelve internationally recognized icons from the nautical flag alphabet are etched into the top ring of Nautica Watches newest timepiece, the NCS 801. The tastefully engraved flag images spell out “Nautica Sport” signaling the brand’s strong connection to the sea and adventure.
Nautica Watches announces its first foray into Ana-Digi technology. The BFD 101 Ana-Digi is the first in a new wave of Nautica timepieces to incorporate dual technology. Its bold dive-style design combines analog and digital movements in a functionally robust, adventure-ready sport watch.
Nautica, the global lifestyle brand known for its connection to the water, is now leveraging the sun’s energy in a new eco-friendly, solar powered timepiece, the NMX 1000. Part of the new Nautica Sport Technology category, this ready-for-adventure sport watch connects the sea and the sun in a bold, dive-style design.
Nautica Watches unveils a sporty new timepiece to augment its NST 600 collection—introducing the NST 600 Chrono Flag. The new watch features nautical flag icons as the hour markers on the dial. The flags spell out “Nautica Sport” in the internationally recognized nautical alphabet. Set in the new NST 600 case design, this sophisticated sport watch speaks to people who love life on the water.
Adventures in Time Keeping
Rugged individualism, versatility, and strength, combined with a refined style and a true love for the outdoors â€“ Timberland explores it all with its new collection of brave timepieces. Be it for adventures on land or in water, Timberland gears adrenaline seeking enthusiasts for all their thrills and spills regardless of the season. Simplicity teamed with a serious concern for protecting the environmentdefines the culture of Timberland. Debuting reliability and unexplored freedom in Egypt this season, Timberland tickers are inspired by the rich hues and the simplistic yet intriguing elements of nature. Down-to-earth and downright daring, Timberland watches are engineered to power through the extremes.
adidas Presents Summer Of Stockholm
The new adidas Originals Newburgh watch taking cues from classic driving watches, featuring notched top ring with a matte nylon case, with an oversized â€œ3â€? on the dial for a bold design statement. The rugged and understated style makes the Newburgh perfect for all occasions and styles. adidas Originals militarizes its classics with a special Camo Collection. The Camo Collection accents Sydney, Santiago, Santiago XL and Stockholm with camouflage print on the dials and bands, refreshing the brandâ€™s icons with a tough and understated style. adidas Originals gets on the bright side with the Neon and Gold collection, reworking the classic Santiago in five new bold color ways. Each watch features a monochromatic dial and band, accented with gold pops on the top ring and hands. Designed for those who are not afraid to stand out.
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MASTER SERIES 94981 S-390 With this new Master Series model, TITONI has added another exceptional piece to a very exquisite collection. At its heart the dial of this model displays the graceful “Geneva Stripes”. The outer ring of the dial consists of fine rhomboids and is lined with elegant, trapezeshaped indexes. Both parts of the refined, black-coloured dial are linked together through an additional, 12-hour time zone and a dayand-night indicator positioned right next to the second hour wheel, ensuring its wearer never loses track of time. Finally, the big date indicator rounds off this beautifully balanced and very masculine timepiece. The elegance of this new Master Series model is further emphasized by the especially gradated bezel. A five-link bracelet and a double folded butterfly-clasp complete this new addition. The watch lover can additionally view the mechanical interior of this COSC certified masterpiece through the see-through case back. The Master Series collection, as does this model, stands for exclusive materials and the fine art of watchmaking. The Swiss family business has stood for these qualities for generations.
MASTER SERIES 94982 S-ST-387 TITONI presents a new model in its classical Master Series collection, adding another sterling piece to an already exceptional line. The dial of this chronometer displays a variety of exquisite features, starting with slender and elegant roman numeral indexes, accompanied by equally elegant hour hands. The heart of the dial displays the refined «Geneva Stripes» and is home to the power reserve as well as to a second hour display. Twenty-four additional hours allow the wearer to keep track of a second time zone whilst never losing sight of the present, marked by a classic date-display in arabic numerals. Finally, the dial is rounded off by a third, slightly slanted ring, marking every passing second. This Master Series model is accompanied by a black leather strap, making the timepiece one of a kind. The see-through case back allows the watch lover a clear view of the mechanical movements of this COSC certified timepiece. The Master Series is a synonym for outstanding Swiss quality and design, both equally reflected in this new Master Series model. The family business has stood for these Swiss quality standards for generations.
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