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Watches in Movies: Anthony Zimmer, Body of Lies, I Am Legend, Get Smart and Iron Man.

Anthony Zimmer (2005)

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(Chiara, Sophie Marceau, is wearing an IWC Portugese Wristwatch)

In Paris, the international police force and the Russian mafia are chasing Anthony Zimmer, who had an extensive plastic surgery, making not only his face, but also his voice, completely unknown. The means of reaching Zimmer is through his beloved mistress Chiara. While travelling François Taillandier is select by Chiara as if he were Zimmer and used as a bait to lure those that are pursuing her.

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Body of Lies (2008)

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(Ed Hoffman, Russell Crowe, is wearing a Breitling Emergency Wristwatch)

United State’s Central Intelligence Agency’s Middle East Representative, Roger Ferris, is based in Amman, Jordan, keeping a watch on a ‘safe house’ and believes it to be frequented by young Muslim males. He has information that Al Saleem may be behind terrorist attacks, but lacks any evidence to apprehend him or any of his associates.

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I Am Legend (2007)

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(Robert Neville, Will Smith, is wearing a Hamilton Khaki X-Wind Wristwatch)
It is the year 2012. In the ruins of New York city. Robert Neville, who is a military scientist lone survivor of a biochemical disease -which was supposed to cure cancer 3 years previous-. Robert is trying to discover a cure for this disease and to find out any other people who might have also survived.
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Get Smart (2008)

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(Maxwell Smart, Steve Carell, is wearing Hamilton Field Multi-Touch Wristwatch)
American Maxwell Smart works for a Government spy agency in an administrative capacity. The Chief decides to assign Maxwell as a spy and partners him with sexy Agent 99, much to her chagrin. The duo, handicapped by Maxwell’s antics, will eventually have their identities compromised, and may be chalked up as casualties while back in America their attackers have already planted a bomb that is set-up to explode in a concert.
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Iron Man (2008)

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Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr., is wearing a Bvlgari Diagono Chronograph Wristwatch.

Tony Stark is a playboy and also an engineering genius. While in Afghanistan demonstrating a new missile he’s captured and wounded in order to assemble a missile, but instead, he creates an armoured suit and a means to prevent his death from the shrapnel left in his chest by the attack.

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Watches in Movies: 12 Rounds, 2012, 88 Minutes and After the Sunset

12 Rounds (2009)
An internationally-well known terrorist named Miles Jackson -Aidan Gillen- has kidnapped detective Danny Fisher’s -John Cena- girlfriend Molly Porter -Ashley Scott- and forced him into “12 Rounds” of dangerous games carefully plotted throughout the streets of New Orleans.

Det. Danny Fisher -John Cena- wears a Girard-Perreagux Wristwatch

2012 (2009)
American geologist Adrian Helmsley -Chiwetel Ejiofor- travels to India to meet his friend Satnam, who has discovered that neutrinos from a massive solar flare have penetrated the Earth and are causing the temperature of its core to increase rapidly. Adrian returns to Washington D.C. to inform White House Chief of Staff Carl Anheuser (Oliver Platt) and US President Thomas Wilson (Danny Glover) to inform about what he has discovered. Many things will occur till 2012…

Jackson Curtis -John Cusack- wears a IWC Mark XVI Wristwatch

88 Minutes (2007)
Seattle. Jack Gramm, a successful forensic psychiatrist and college professor, is in evidence since being responsible for the condemnation of a serial killer -Jon Forster- being able of influencing the jury to sentence him to the death row. Jon accuses Jack of manipulation, inducing one witness and sister of one of his victims to testify against him. On the eve of Jon’s execution, Jack receives a phone call…

Lauren Douglas -Leelee Sobieski- wears a Cartier Wristwatch
Dr. Jack Gramm -Al Pacino- wears a TAG Heuer Monaco Chronograph Wristwatch

After the Sunset (2004)
Two master thieves are finally retiring after one last successful mission. Residing in their own tropical paradise, their old nemesis, FBI Agent Stan P. Lloyd shows up to make sure they really are retired. Docked in the port is an ocean liner called the “Diamond Cruise” and Stan is convinced that they’re not really retired at all, and that this is the next setup. While Lola is busy settling into their new life and trying to find ways to keep busy, Max is contemplating whether or not to steal the diamond. Will he?

Max Burdett -Pierce Brosnan- wears a Panerai Wristwatch

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Madoff auction welcomes bids on wristwatches like: Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, Blancpain, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, IWC and Jaeger LeCoultre.

(Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff)

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Bernard Lawrence “Bernie” Madoff was born on April 29, 1938. He is the former Chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange and the admitted operator of the Ponzi scheme that might be “the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history”.
In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars. Madoff said he began the Ponzi scheme in the early 1990s. However, federal investigators believe the fraud began as early as the 1980s. The amount missing from client accounts, including fabricated gains, was almost $65 billion. The court appointed trustee estimated actual losses to investors of $18 billion. On June 29, 2009, he was sentenced to 150 years in prison, the maximum allowed.
Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960, and was its chairman until his arrest on December 11, 2008. The firm was one of the top market maker businesses on Wall Street, which bypassed “specialist” firms by directly executing orders over the counter from retail brokers.
On December 10, 2008, Madoff’s sons told authorities that their father had just confessed to them that the asset management arm of his firm was a massive Ponzi scheme, and quoting him as saying it was “one big lie”. The following day, FBI agents arrested Madoff and charged him with one count of securities fraud. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had previously conducted several investigations into Madoff’s business practices since 1992, which critics contend were incompetently handled.
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Madoff lots are 196-299 & 301-386.
U.S.Marshals Service
National Forfeited Jewelry Auction
Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10 AM
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During the auction conducted live on Saturday, November 14th at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers and online simulcast utilizing http://www.proxibid.com., many of Madoff’s belongings were auctioned. And so, his wristwatch collection. Between the wristwatch brands he was a fun, like Rolex, there were many Cartier, Ulysse Nardin, Blancpain, IWC, Hublot, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Piaget and Bulgari’s expensive watches.
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Some of them, the most expensive Rolex and some from other wristwatch brands:
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ROLEX: Gents 18kr vintage Rolex chronograph wristwatch; silver/white dial w/ black sticks & Arabics; 36.10mm round case; Black stitched crocodile strap (tang); Serial 66658 (1936); professionally restored.
$23000 – $26500

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ROLEX: Gents 18ky vintage Rolex Oyster chronograph wristwatch; Monochrome motif; gold dial w/ luminous sticks & Arabics, 3 gold sub-dials; 35.1mm round case; Brown stitched Alligator strap (tang); 17 jewel Rolex Genève mechanical winding mvmt; Case 4048; Serial 58105 (1935). Note: Professionally restored.
$54000 – $58000

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ROLEX: Gents st.steel & 18kr & 18ky vintage Rolex Oyster chronograph wristwatch; rose gold bezel, yellow gold crown; white dial w/ black sticks & Arabics; 34.6mm round case; Brown stitched Alligator strap (tang); 17 jewel Rolex Genève mechanical winding mvmt; Case 3668; Serial 146583 (1940). Note: Professionally restored.
$60000 – $63500

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ROLEX: Gents 18ky vintage Rolex O.P. “Monoblocco” chronograph wristwatch; aka “Prisoner Watch”; domed plastic crystal; black dial w/ rose tri-sticks & Arabic numerals; gold hands; polished bezel; 35mm round case; dk brown alligator strap (tang); Model 3525; 17 jewel Rolex mechanical winding mvmt; Serial 380223 (1945).
$75000 – $87500

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WATCH: Gents st.steel Ulysse Nardin San Marco GMT wristwatch; black dial w/ luminous Arabic numerals; syn saph crystal; date at 3 position; dual-time at 11 position; 37mm round case; Black stitched leather band w/ tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 203-22; Serial No 978.
$1500 – $2000

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WATCH: Gents st.steel Blancpain Leman chronograph flyback wristwatch; white dial w/ white sub-dials (3); syn saph crystal; date at 6 position; 38.2mm round case; brown alligator strap w/ deployant buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 2185-1127-53B; Serial No 294.
$4000 – $5200

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WATCH: Gents 14kw Piaget Gouverneur Automatique chronograph wristwatch; light blue dial w/ matching sub-dials (3), Arabics; syn saph crystal; date at 6 position; 34.2mm round case; black alligator strap w/ 18kw Piaget tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model 12978; Serial 810797.
$4500 – $5800

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WATCH: Gents 18kw Patek Philippe Annular Calendar wristwatch; black dial w/ silver Roman numerals; date at 6 position; 3 black sub-dials; syn saph crystal front & back; 36.95mm round case; black alligator band w/ 18kw deployant buckle; Model 5035G; 35 jewel Patek Philippe automatic mvmt, Cal. 315/198, Serial 3059777.
$12500 – $15600

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WATCH: Gents 18ky Audemars Piguet Huitieme chronograph wristwatch; crème colored dial & sub-dials (3); date at 3 position; gold hands; 40.4mm round case; dkBrown alligator strap w/ 18ky AP double deployant clasp; Automatic mvmt; Serial C54966.
$6000 – $8000

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WATCH: Gents st.steel IWC Portuguese chronograph wristwatch; silver dial w/ rose gold markers; 40.9mm round case; stitched brown alligator strap w/ tang buckle; Automatic mvmt; Model IW3714-01; Serial 2697455.
$3000 – $4000

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WATCH: Gents 18kt rose gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo wristwatch; Night/Day dials; brown crocodile strap w/ 18kr deployant buckle; Mechanical, winding mvmt; Case 270.2.54; Serial 1961500.
$4000 – $5100

Metropolitan Ballroom
New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers
811 Seventh Avenue
New York City, NY 10019

The auction was conducted by:
´Gaston & Sheehan Auctioneers

[Source: CanadaEast]

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IWC 2009 Collection: The Little Prince, a tribute to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novel. Saint-Exupéry wrote it while living in the United States. It has been translated into more than 180 languages and sold more than 80 million copies making it one of the best-selling books ever.

An earlier memoir by the author recounts his aviation experiences in the Saharan desert. He is thought to have drawn on these same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry’s novel has been adapted to various media over the decades, including stage, screen and operatic works.

Saint-Exupery and the petit prince

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and The Little Prince

There is The Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone, featuring outdoor squares and sculptures like The B 612 Asteroid, The Lamplighter Square, the sculpture of the little prince. There is a large Little Prince Park, The Consuelo Rose Garden. But the main part of the museum is the indoor exhibition. Before France adopted the Euro as its currency, Saint-Exupéry and the little prince were on the French 50 Franc banknote; the artwork was by Swiss designer Roger Pfund. One of the anticounterfeiting measures on the banknote was micro-printed text from Le Petit Prince, visible with a strong magnifying glass.

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In 2006, IWC honoured the early pilots with a limited edition of chronograph watches dedicated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, well known pilot and author of one of the most famous novel of all times: The Little Prince.

In 2009 the fourth and final series of watches dedicated to Saint-Exupéry was launched. It is a Big Pilot’s model, made in a limited edition of 1.900 timepieces

iwc-edition-antoine-de-saint-exupery-Technical Data

Features
Mechanical automaticmovement, date
Showed that a 24-hour display (UTC monitors), time
Shows that can be used for an hour through the steps
Crown, the center seconds stop function,
Soft iron inner case, returned to sculpture, limited
Version: 1 platinum (not to sell), 250 white
Gold, 500 index rose gold, stainless steel 1188

Sports
Caliber 30710
Vibration 28,800 / hour / 4 Hz
Jewelry 23
Power reserve 42 h
Voluntary winding-up

Case
Materials platinum, platinum, rose gold,
Stainless Steel
Sapphire glass, convex, Turner,
Secured on the downward pressure
6 bar water resistance
44 millimeters in diameter
Height 12.9 millimeters

Weight
Watch platinum Brown buffalo strap with two hundred and ten grams
Watch white water buffalo and Brown 172 grams of gold bracelet
Watch the Rose Gold and Brown buffalo strap 168 grams
Watch stainless steel and brown buffalo strap 115 grams

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The Most Cheapest Watches from TOP BRANDS

Between the cheapest luxurious watches, there’s a wide range of styles and brands that, without paying a large amount of money can please us with the satisfaction of wearing a high quality and esteemed watch.

Each brand has its cheapest watch, not meaning it is not a qualified one, of course. So, according to the cheapest watches of the most important watchmakers, there are some models that must be re-introduced:

Rolex Datejust Mid-Size Ref. 178240 $4.140.00

Gender: Mid-Size

Movement: Automatic.

Dial: Blue with applied roman numeral hour markers and bar-shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, Diameter: 31 mm; thickness: 11 mm. Smooth bezel. Screw-down back and screw-down crown. Water resistant to 100 meters or 300 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set d

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Band: Oyster Style Bracelet in Stainless Steel with Flip Lock clasp; 7.25 inches.

Reference Number: 178240

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Omega Constellation Ladies Ref. 1566.56.00 $1.780.00

Gender:Ladies

Movement: Quartz precision movement with rhodium plated finish. Caliber Omega: 1456

Dial: Black with applied Diamond

s hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel and Diamond

s on Bezel, round shape. Diameter: 22 mm. Thickness: 8 mm. Bezel engraved with roman numerals and diamonds. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective treatment. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours and minutes.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with Folding Clasp; 6 inches.

Reference Number: 1566.56.00

Panerai Luminor -Historic Collection- Mens Ref. PAM00113 $4.190.00

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai Luminor Marina (Officine Panerai Watches) OP XI calibre with swan’s neck regu lator, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. Glucydur® balanc e with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incab.

Dial: White with arabic numeral hour markers. Luminescent overlapped by tritium points and bar-shaped hands.

Case: AISI 316L Polished Steel, round shape. Diameter: 44 mm

. Polished steel bezel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Brushed

Steel device protecting the crown: registered Trade Mark. Scratch resitant sapphire crystal (formed of c

orundum, 3.5 mm thick). Anti-reflective coating. Water resistant to 300 meters or 990 feet.

Function: Hour, minutes and subsidiary seconds.

Band: Brown Leather Strap with PANERAI personalised buckle. Supplied with a steel screwdriver and a second interchangeable Strap.

Reference Number: PAM00113

Indications: Subsidiary seconds at 9.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Ref. WAH1111.BT0714 $560.00

Movement:Quartz movement.

Dial: White with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands. Arrow head on second hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 41 mm. Scratch-resistant titanium carbide coated unidirectional turning bezel with 60-minute scale. Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal. Screw-in crown. Water resistant to 200 meters or 660 fee

t. Case back with special “checker flag” decoration.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with steel tang buckle; 7 inches.

Reference Number: WAH1111.BT0714

Indications

Date aperture at 3.

Signatures: Dial, Case and Band.

Longines DolceVita Quartz Date Ref. L5.503.4.98.6 $960.00

Movement:Quartz movement. Caliber L2

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Dial: Blue with applied Arabic numerals and stick hour markers. Daunphin shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, rectangula

r shape. Case Measures: 34 mm. x 25

mm. Double-curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and date.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with triple folding clasp.

Reference Number: L5.503.4.98.6

Indications: Date aperture between 4 and 5.

IWC Aquatimer Mens Automatic Ref. IW354807 $3.140.00

Gender:Mens

Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding; Caliber 30110; 23 jewels; 28,800 v.p.h.; Power Reserve: 42 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shape. Diameter: 42 mm. Thickness: 12,8 mm. Uni-directional rotating inner bezel. Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal. Push-button release safety clasp. Water resistant to 1000 meters or 3000 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop function and date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with tang buckle.

Reference Number: IW354807

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Chopard Mille Miglia Mens GMT Chronometer Automatic Ref. 16/8992 $3.740.00

Gender:Mens

Movement: CHOPARD Automatic; Certified Chronometer (COSC); 25 jewels; Power reserve approx. 48 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent sticks markers an

d luminescent sword-shaped hands, red arrow-tip second hand. Luminescent GMT hand.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 42.5 mm. Bezel engraved with 24 hour indication. Glare proofed Sapphire crystal. Transparent case-back. Water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, subsidiary seconds, date, 3 chrono registers, GMT and Tachometer from 240 to 60 km/h.

Band: Black Perforated Leather Strap with Steel deployment clasp, 8 inches (adjustable).

Reference Number: 16/8992

Indications: Magnified date displays at 3. 12 hours chrono register at 6, subsidiary seconds at 9 and 30 seconds chrono register at 12. Tachometer’s scale on inner bezel.

Baume & Mercier Capeland Ladies Quartz Ref. MOA08169 $530.00

Gender:Ladies

Movement: Swiss Quartz movement.

Dial: Silver with applied steel roman numerals and dots hour markers. Alpha shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, square shape. Diameter: 2

0 mm. Thickness: 7 mm. Smooth bezel. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and sweep seconds

Band Grey Satin Microfibres Strap with pin buckle.

Reference Number: MOA08169

[Source: Interwatches.com watches gallery]

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Watches in Movies: War of the Worlds, The Transporter II, The Bourne Identity, Minority Report, Vanilla Sky and Titanic.

War of the Worlds (2005)

(Tom Cruise wears a vintage Omega Chronograph)

A movie from Paramount Pictures and Dream Works Pictures, directed by Steven Spielberg and starred by Tom Cruise, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin and Dakota Fanning.

The Transporter II (2005)
(Jason Statham wears a Panerai Luminor Daylight Chronograph)

Frank Martin is the best in the business. The ex-Special Forces operative hires himself out as a mercenary “transporter”. He delivers, no questions asked. Frank has unexpectedly bonded with Jack, age 6, who he drives to and from school. But when Jack is kidnapped, Frank must use his battle-tested combat skills to retrieve the boy and thwart the kidnappers’ master plan.

The Bourne Identity (2002)
(Mat Damon wears a TAG Heuer Link Chronograph)

On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat. Thinking the young man is dead; a curious fisherman with a scalpel finds two bullets in his back and a miniature laser device in his hip. In the bank vault the young man discovers his name, Jason Bourne and also a baffling pile of different passports, all with his picture, and a huge pile of cash. In the U.S. Embassy, Jason Bourne discovers his love interest and travel partner, Marie, along with the fact that someone wants to kill him.

Minority Report (2002)

(Tom Cruise worn an Omega Speedmaster X – 33 at the begging of the film)

It is the year 2054 – Washington D.C. – dreams can be recreated through computers, computer monitors and displays are transformed into holograms, and identification is done through eye-scanning. John Anderton lost his son and, to prevent horrible events from occurring to other individuals, he joins a unit known as “Pre-Crime” that works through 3 people known as “precogs”. Through advanced technology, Pre-Crime officers are able to see what the precogs see and they analyze the data, identify the perpetrator and victim, and try their best to stop the murder from occurring.

Vanilla Sky (2001)

(Tom Cruise wears a IWC Mark XV)

David Aames takes all he has for granted, especially his relationships. It catches up to him when a friend/sometimes sex-partner can’t see their relationship the way he sees it. From that point, the movie takes a Lynchian twist that ultimately and literally pulls us into Aames’ tortured psyche.

Titanic (1997)
(Bill Paxton wears a Rolex Submariner)

84 years later a 100-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukator tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic. A drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning.

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IWC Ingenieur


The central piece of every GST watch is the mechanism that could not be more perfect, robust or reliable. Connoisseurs will also find, depending on each IWC model, other technical refinements such as patented mechanical chronograph movement system, three chronograph buttons, date and day-of-the-week indicator and a self-winding crown. The expression of a life feeling that seeks to show itself throughout sports and adventure.

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IWC Portofino


The austere yet beautiful Portofino watch seduces for its timeless elegance. The robust mechanism with self-winding has a 42-hour reserve running and the case is impermeable to 30 meters. For this, the IWC Portofino is and will be a stylized, discreet and reliable companion. The new Portofino Chronograph with stop function also fits perfectly in this philosophy.

Filed under: IWC, IWC Portofino, IWC Watch, IWC Watches, luxury watches, Mens, Watch, Watches, Water resistant, Womens

IWC Aquatimer


This name does not only gather the word “water” and “time”, two of the essential concepts in diving, but also conveys the best of the diving watches IWC has created. In this way the invaluable experiences of the IWC engineers converge in their manufacture. The famous internal ring is a common feature in the entire family of IWC sport watches. Also, several new developments have been integrated according to each model. For instance, the patented “memory” function of the minutes especially designed for diving or the new revolutionary self-winding system. IWC has paid special attention to functionality and clear vision under water. That is why the dial, the hands and the crowns are absolutely easy to consult, as all of them are covered with an orange, yellow or white luminescent substance. Certainly a watch ready for immersion.

Filed under: IWC, IWC Aquatimer, IWC Watch, IWC Watches, luxury watches, Mens, Watch, Watches, Water resistant, Womens

IWC Pilot’s Watches Spitfire


This IWC Pilot’s Watches collection is composed by several variants with seductive aesthetic and technique just as the plane the watches have been named after: Spitfire. The current Spitfire series of IWC – the Double Chronograph, the Chronograph Automatic, the UTC and the Mark XVI – honors the extraordinary technique and the elegance of the mythical plane: the digits and the pointers are placed as props on the dial. The surfaces of the dial, refined in a galvanic bath that therefore emit a glossy matte shine, confer a powerful elegance. Available in black or silver color. The hour hand and the minute hand, as well as the dial, are covered with a luminescent mixture to facilitate a night vision. And, of course, the protection against magnetic fields is present in every IWC model.

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IWC Da Vinci


Concrete source of inspiration for the watch creators to give birth, in 1985, to the Da Vinci family of IWC was Leonardo’s sketch for a circular bastion based on concentric fortification rings, with moats of water between the rings. But not only is it unique the unmistakable design of these IWC watches, but also their interior: with perpetual calendar with moon phases, the IWC Da Vinci watches have been created in a way that the 5 indicators (day, day of the week, month, four-digit year and moon phase) go on with a single synchronized movement. And will go on for the next generations, so far, until 2499.

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IWC Portuguese


The audacious Portuguese sailors and conquerors reached their greatest time thanks to their extraordinary knowledge on ocean navigation. These portuguese clearly surpassed the other sailing nations. Every IWC Portuguese watch is a friendly reminder of this marvelous epoch of discovery. After the 30s Portuguese watch, IWC introduced a new limited-edition Portuguese in 1993. Since then, other Portuguese models came with numerous watch achievements and always with the characteristic feature of not only being elegant but also especially big and eye-catching. As new landmarks of the Haute Horlogerie it can be mentioned the modern Portuguese Automatic, the most exclusive Portuguese Tourbillon Mystère and the limited Portuguese Minute-repetition Squelette. Just be wondered and choose.

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IWC Grande Complication


The IWC Grande Complication has 659 mechanic pieces, among them 71 rubies. It counts with 17 functions and 12 patents, a perpetual calendar that will indicate the date for the next 500 years and the perpetual moon-phase display in polished gold. In the IWC Grande Complication, a chronograph and a highly complex minute repeater with an all-or-nothing piece slide work inside. This IWC’S wonderful invention chimes the time out the time in crystal-clear tones that are activated by the slide on the left-hand side on the case. The case, too, finished in solid platinum with a fineness of 95 percent or 18 ct. yellow gold, is first class. Despite the complex design of the case, the IWC Grande Complication is unaffected by superficial water splashes.

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The History of IWC

IWC began when Florentine Ariosto Jones, an American engineer and watchmaker, decided to travel to Switzerland and found the “International Watch Company” in 1868. With a highly-qualified Swiss crew and the most modern machines from overseas, he expected to make high-quality mechanisms and watch parts for the American market.

Later, he met Johann Heinrich Moser, a watchmaker and a manufacturer from Schaffhausen that made pocket watches for, among others, the empire of tsars. Moser, a pioneer in the industry, had just installed in Schaffhausen a hydraulic station run by the Rhin waters. This station provided cheap energy but to very few people. It was just what Jones needed and he settled the company IWC there.

Jones, besides being an excellent businessman, was an excellent watch designer. His first mechanic pocket watches with “Jones caliber” presented exceptional characteristics.

Some years later after its foundation, the ownership of the “American” watch factory was taken by Swiss hands. At the same time the philosophy of the product “Probus Scafusia” (the confirmed excellence of Schaffhausen) would arise maintained unalterable till our day.

Johannes Rauschenbach-Vogel bought the company in 1880. Four generations of the Rauschenbach family owned IWC, with varying names. Only a year after the sale, Johannes Rauschenbach died. His son, Johannes Rauschenbach-Schenk, was 25 years old when he took over the IWC company and ran it successfully until his own death on March 2 of 1905.

The manufacture showed IWC’s spirit of innovation already in 1885 with the first pocket watches with digital indication according to Mr. Pallweber patent. Soon, IWC developed pocket watch mechanisms that even today and once revised would reach the precision of a chronometer. Nowadays these IWC watches are extremely rare and sought after collector’s items.

After the death of J. Rauschenbach-Schenk in 1905, his wife, two daughters and their husbands, Ernst Jakob Homberger (director of G. Fischer AG in Schaffhausen) and Dr. Carl Jung (psychologist and psychiatrist), became the new owners of IWC. Following the death of his father-in-law, Ernst Jakob Homberger had a considerable influence on the Schaffhausen watchmaking company’s affairs and guided IWC through one of the most turbulent epochs in Europe’s history.

During the 1930’s, IWC presented the first watch especially designed for aviators with antimagnetic mechanism. In 1940 the Big Pilot’s watch marked another important milestone for IWC. Towards 1948, the Mark 11 appeared armored against magnetic fields. This protection would be later used by the Ingenieur and nowadays by many IWC watches.

Hans Ernst Homberger was the third and last of the Rauschenbach heirs to run IWC as a sole proprietor. He had joined his father’s company in 1934 and took control of IWC after his death in April 1955. In 1957 he added a new wing to the factory and in the same year set up a modern pension fund for the staff. He bought new machines to meet new demands and continuously brought his production technology up to what were considered the very latest standards.

Nearly the end of the forties, during the hard competition among Swiss manufacturers to create the first automatic mechanism that allowed to wind up the watch both sides, IWC was right ahead. IWC’s patented automatic spring has not been improved to our days.

The IWC 1955 Ingenieur equipped with it was the most advanced of its time. Edmund Hillary climbed the highest mountains with it. Today it has become a classic object of desire for collectors.

The Yatch Club or the Ingenieur SL from the sixties and seventies were even more robust. The growing popularity of water sports made IWC launch the Aquatimer in 1967. It was water-resistant to 200 meters and had and internal revolving ring to indicate the time of immersion.

1969 saw IWC present its first quartz wristwatch. The Da Vinci quartz watch was fitted with a Beta 21 caliber movement. Due to an industry crisis, IWC avoided heavy investment in this technology and went back to produce what it was best at – mechanical movements of great technical refinement.

In 1978, IWC introduced the world’s first titanium watchcase and bracelet, which at the time was thought impossible because of the difficulty of working with titanium which required an oxygen-free environment. Today, IWC manufacturers the world’s most sophisticated bracelet system using a solid pin held in each bracelet link by a push-button lock on the underside of each bracelet link – allowing the pin to be totally locked in regardless of any damage.

Today, IWC is most famous for its Pilot line of watches whose design was inspired by World War 2 and the Portuguese line of watches. They have approximately 390 employees and since 2000 IWC have belonged to the watch division of Richemont SA.

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