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Omega and the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games 2010

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The giant OMEGA Countdown Clock approaches the fantastic Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games today in Vancouver. OMEGA’s professionals are actively involved in preparations for the competition where, for the 24th time, the Swiss specialists will serve as Official Timekeepers at the Olympic Games and also -on the 12th of March- at the Paralympic Games.
At OMEGA’s first timekeeping assignment for the Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in 1936, a lone OMEGA technician brought 27 stopwatches which were used to time each event at the Games.
Seventy years later in Turin, the watchmaking company deployed 208 professionals – 127 timekeepers and 81 data handlers – armed with 220 tons of equipment.

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At the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games OMEGA mobilises the largest timekeeping contingent in the history of winter sport. The Games will take place over a 17-day period beginning on the 12th of February when, more than 5,500 athletes and officials from more than 80 countries, will make it the largest Olympic Winter Games ever. The Paralympic Winter Games, for which OMEGA is also Official Timekeeper, start on the 12th of March and will continue for ten days. The Games’ organisers anticipate that the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games will attract 1,350 athletes and officials from more than forty countries.

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The Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games will attract an estimated three billion television viewers worldwide. More than 10,000 members of the press are planning to attend and it is projected that the vancouver2010.com website will be visited 75 million times.
This year, for the Vancouver Olympic Games, Omega has launched a brand new limited Seamaster edition of 2,010 timepieces in order to commemorate the sport event and will also make the colorful attraction of the Canadian’s Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

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The metallic red bezel pays a tribute to the Canadian flag, and the Olympic Colored Rings attached as counterweight to the seconds hand. As for the specifications, the Omega Seamaster 2010 is powered by a 2500 movement that employs the reliable and high-performance Omega Co-Axial escapement, it is 300 m water-proof. It is also equipped with a helium valve, a screw-down winding crown, and features the robust and stylish “Bond” Seasmaster stainless steel bracelet. The case has the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games logo engraved on its back, the unique series number, and the Ilanaak symbol of the Olympic Games.

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[ Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games Official Web Site ]


[ Omega Watches’ Official Web Site ]






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OFFICINE PANERAI 2010 ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF THE BRITISH CLASSIC YACHT CLUB COWES REGATTA

The ninth British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC) Cowes Regatta (Isle of Wight, UK) will join the prestigious Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Circuit (PCYC) from 2010 as part of a three-year sponsorship deal signed this month.

The BCYC Cowes Regatta whichwill take place from Sunday 18th to Saturday 24th July 2010 will be the first UK event to join the Panerai Circuit. 2010 will be the sixth edition of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge and marks the largest and most renowned classic yacht race in the world. Each year the Challenge draws yachting enthusiasts from around the globe and the most highly regarded Classic Yachts sailing today, in 2009 over 350 yachts and 1,500 crews competed overall in the Circuit.

The event will now be known as The British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta – The BCYC Panerai Cowes Regatta is held in the tidal waters of the Solent, a stretch of sea separating the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England. The highlight of the week’s racing is the Classic Round the Island Race, starting on the Royal Yacht Squadron line before racing the 60 mile course either East or West around the Isle of Wight. The 2010 Round the Island race will be held on Tuesday 20th July.
The BCYC and Officine Panerai envisage that the 2010 event will be the largest Classic Yacht Regatta in the UK since the Americas Cup Jubilee Regatta in 2001, and are predicting that over 65 yachts will compete.



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[ Officine Panerai Official Web Site ]



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[ British Classic Yacht Club ]

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Tag Heuer Re-release: TAG Heuer Precious Silverstone Watch

According to what Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer revealed, it will retail for about $6,500.

Admired and claimed by Heuer fans and watch fans alike, the TAG Heuer Silverstone Wristwatch is getting re-released this month, February 2010, in a limited edition of 1,500 models of each color. The new Silverstones will be released in brown or blue versions, with perforated alligator straps and an updated Caliber 11 movement with a Dubois-Depraz module.

TAG Heuer Silverstone Wristwatch was first introduced in 1974 so as a way of emulating the curvature of the famous English racing track, with a design inspired by the distinctive square case of its predecessor, well known TAG Heuer Monaco Watch. Back in ’74, the Silverstone timepiece featured the Chronomatic Calibre 11, the first automatic self-winding chronograph ever made.

For its re-issue, Silverstone is now powered by an updated version of the Calibre 11 with Dubois-Depraz module. In order to celebrate TAG Heuer‘s history, it houses the brand’s original Heuer logo, which is flanked on the dial by two silver counters at 3 and 9 o’clock. Stainless steel pushbuttons at 2 and 4 o’clock, a hand-applied date window at 6 o’clock and curved, sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective treatment complete the watch’s look.


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Veronica Verekova, ambassador for Hublot and the African Wildlife Foundation.

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(Veronica Varekova)

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Hublot proudly presented, in New York, Veronica Varekova as the ambassador for the African Wildlife Foundation in order to embody the feminine expression of Hublot’s spirit as the top model and the watch brand share the same values and also their passion for extraordinary adventures, as well as a huge concern for our environment.

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Unique, sporting, committed and vibrant, Veronica Varekova is now the ambassador for a watch brand that symblises fusion, innovation, vitality and creativity. Great lover of art, deeply involved with the African Wildlife Foundation after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the “roof of Africa”, she developed a profund appreciation for extreme environments and their wildlife, getting in contact with the urgent need of protecting and preserving them.

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The foundation, now active for 50 years, chose her as it’s ambassador in order to promote and help to support their initiatives which aim to protect communities, wildlife, species and landscapes of Africa.


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Source:

[ Hublot Official Web Site ]

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Hublot’s Gallerie at Interwatches.com

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Apple CEO, Steve Jobs, unveiled the Apple iPad device

(Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple iPad, a $499 device for surfing the Web, reading e-books, watching movies and more)

Apple finally announced its iPad tablet computer last week, a magical, revolutionary and ambitiious product which price is just unbelievable.

iPad keyboard: a huge and bulky version of the iPhone keyboard, but with much more room between keys making easier and faster writing quick text, such as e-mails or chatting. It will also work with Bluetooth keyboards and, also, Apple will sell a charging dock with a built-in keyboard, even the on-screen one is more than enough to work and write.

(Apple CEO Steve Jobs presents the iPad at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Jan. 27, 2010)
(AP PhotoMarcio Jose Sanchez)

It’s software: iPad will virtually run all iPhone applications without modification, meaning it’ll work with more than 150,000 programs on the day it ships.
Even though it doesn’t feature a camera or support for Adobe’s Flash technology and only Apple’s programs can run in the background (making possible listening to music while browsing the Web) and all applications run only in full-screen mode, they are not enough reasons for not giving iPad a try. Even though it comes with a splendid photo viewer, it doesn’t have a USB port or memory-card slot, there’s no way to print from the device.
What about price? Even it was expected to run $1,000 or so, iPad starts at $499 for the version with 16GB of solid-state storage and no 3G broadband, and tops out at $829 for one with 64GB of storage and AT&T 3G. iPad’s most impressive thing is that Apple came up with a user interface optimized for a touch-centric, no-keyboard computer.
Comparing to netbooks, the ones that have bought one in the past as a secondary computer will buy an iPad instead, specially if they’re primarily interested in consuming music, movies, e-books and Web pages.
Apple announced a second-generation iPad in 2011 that fixes most of the biggest gripes and packs more features at a better price.

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Virtual Breitling Chronomat B01

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(Virtual Breitling Breitling Chronomat B01)
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The new Breitling Chronomat B01 is now available as an application for the iPhone and iPod touch, It offers descriptions, technical data, video and 360º images of the match. It is also equipped with a configurator to customize the model. If you desire the real thing, the point of sale locations/tracking system will track down the nearest Breitling dealer.

Click here to have a 360º look at the wristwatch!
DOWNLOAD the application!
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Sources: [ Breitling ][ IW International Watch Magazine ]


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Alinghi annouced Hublot as the team sponsor for the 33rd America’s Cup

Alinghi, Duj defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, is proud to announce Hublot, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, as a team sponsor for the 33rd America’s Cup. Both brands share many common values, like their constant chase of precision and excellence, or their approach to developing technology to a maximum level.

The creator of the gold Hublot was grown up in an Italian family of watchmakers. It was around1967 when he designed his first watch. [The History of Hublot]

Alinghi is currently training in Genoa, Italy, before transferring the team to Ras al-Khaimah, UAE, in the autumn to continue preparations towards the 33rd America’s Cup which starts on the 8 February 2010.

[Hublot Home Page]

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SAINT VALENTINE’S AMAZING SAIL: Cartier, Chanel, U-Boat, Rolex, Tudor, TAG Heuer, Baume Mercier and Chopard

PLACE YOUR SAINT VALENTINE’S OFFER! Have a look at our great variety of men and ladies watches selected for Saint Valentine’s day!

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January 18th, Nobel Peace Price Martin Luther King’s Day

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(Nobel Peace Price Martin Luther King)

At the White House Rose Garden on November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honour King. Observed for the first time on January 20, 1986, it is called Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Following President George H. W. Bush’s 1992 proclamation, the holiday is observed on the third Monday of January each year, near the time of King’s birthday. On January 17, 2000, for the first time, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially observed in all fifty U.S. states

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist and prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. His main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, and he has become a human rights icon: King is recognized as a martyr by two Christian churches. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King’s efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. There, he raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history.

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(Martin Luther King’s Rolex Datejust)

In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and opposing the Vietnam War, both from a religious perspective. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. national holiday in 1986.

King’s main legacy was to secure progress on civil rights in the United States, which has enabled more Americans to reach their potential. He is frequently referenced as a human rights icon today. His name and legacy have often been invoked since his death as people have debated his likely position on various modern political issues.

Rolex is the wristwatch company chosen by not only celebrities but also communist revolutionist s or idealist politicians, like Martin Luther King, or most of the Presidents from United States of America, who weren’t able to resist to Hans Wildors creations.

Rolex Datejust model description and history.

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TAG Heuer Ambassadors: Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Jeff Gordon, Kimi Raikkonen, Yao Ming, Shah Rukh Khan and Juan Pablo Montoya.

For decades, wristwatches have been endorsed by celebrities of the stage, screen and sports world. Ambassadors chosen for their qualities and abilities, as a retribution to their efforts and commitment towards their objectives.

Some of TAG Heuer’s ambassadors for ‘What are you made of campaign are: Brad Pitt, Uma Thurman, Tiger Woods, Maria Sharapova, Jeff Gordon, Kimi Raikkonen, Yao Ming, Shah Rukh Khan and Juan Pablo Montoya.

(Brad Pitt wearing a Tag Heuer Carerra Tachymetre)

William Bradley “Brad” Pitt was born on December 18, 1963. He is an American actor and film producer, also cited as one of the world’s most attractive men and received two Academy Award nominations and four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one.

(Uma Thurman wearing a Tag Heuer Link Diamonds)

Uma Karuna Thurman was born on April 29, 1970. She is an American actress that has performed leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action thrillers. She is best known for her work under the direction of Quentin Tarantino. Her most popular films include Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Pulp Fiction (1994), Gattaca (1997) and Kill Bill (2003–04).

(Tiger Woods)

Eldrick Tont Woods was born on December 30, 1975. Better known as Tiger Woods, he is an American professional golfer whose achievements to date rank him among the most successful golfers of all time. Currently the World No. 1, he was the highest-paid professional athlete in 2008, having earned an estimated $110 million from winnings and endorsements.

(Maria Sharapova)

Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, was born on April 19, 1987. Sheis a former World No. 1 Russian professional tennis player and three times Grand Slam singles champion.

(Jeff Gordon)

Jeffery Michael “Jeff” Gordon was born on August 4, 1971. He is a professional American race car driver born in Vallejo, California, and raised in Pittsboro, Indiana. He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a four-time NASCAR Winston Cup (now Sprint Cup) Series champion, three-time Daytona 500 winner, and driver of the #24 DuPont / Pepsi /United States National Guard Chevrolet Impala. He, along with Rick Hendrick, are the co-owners of the #48 Lowe’s sponsored team, driven by Jimmie Johnson, who won the 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Sprint Cup series championships. Gordon also has an equity stake in his own # 24 team. He also became the first driver to reach $100 Million in winnings for the Cup series in 2009.

(Kimi Raikkonen)

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen was born on October 17, 1979 in Espoo. Nicknamed Iceman, is a Finnish racing and rally driver. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, in which he took the 2007 Formula One World Drivers’ Championship, he will now take part in the World Rally Championship for the Citroën Junior Team in 2010.

(Yao Ming)

Yao Ming was born on September 12, 1980 in Shanghai, China. He is a professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is currently the tallest player in the NBA, at 2.29 m (7 ft 6 in)

(Shah Rukh Khan)

Shahrukh Khan was born on 2 November, 1965. Sometimes credited as Shah Rukh Khan, he is an Indian actor and a prominent Bollywood figure, as well as a film producer and television host.

(Juan Pablo Montoya)

Juan Pablo Montoya Roldán was born on September 20, 1975. He is a race car driver in NASCAR and a former Formula One and CART driver. He currently drives the #42 Target Chevrolet Impala for Earnhardt Ganassi Racing in the Sprint Cup Series.

[TAG Heuer Home Page]

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Ulysse-Nardin Genghis Khan Complication

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The visible one minute Tourbillon is integrated into the Aventurine dial. Opaque or translucent, containing crystals that were engendered by fire in molten glass, Aventurine scintillates, subtly flecked with all possible shades of red, yellow and grey. Forged by human hands, often compared to the philosopher’s stone, Aventurine contains the secrets of the master jeweller’s alchemy.
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This last edition limited Ulysse-Nardin Genghis Khan minute repeater in platinum features a 42mm case, Aventurine dial, and a crocodile strap with deployment buckle. The Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan minute repeater watch also features a manually wound tourbillon movement with a Westminster chime carillon minute repeater and animated battle scene figures. This is the last limited edition 30 piece series. The previous two were in rose and white gold.
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The Genghis Khan will be produced over the next 6-8 years in a limited edition of 30 pieces each in white and pink gold 18 ct.
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Ref. Nr. 789-80
Diameter 42 mm
Case Platinum case
Dial Aventurine dial with gold Automatons
Power-reserve Approx. 80 hours
Winding Manual Wind
Water-resistant 30 meters
Crystal Sapphire Crystals
Strap Leather strap
Buckle type Folding clasp
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[Source: Ulysse Nardin Home Page]

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Hamilton together with Conservation International and Harrison Ford gave birth to the “Khaki Conservation” Edition

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Hamilton recently teamed up with Conservation International and Harrison Ford in order to create the “Khaki Conservation” edition. Created as an “eco-friendly” version of the Khaki Navy GMT, this unique timepiece features special design elements. It is a limited edition of recycled material for the packaging, Hamilton pledged to donate the proceeds to Conservation International.
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Harrison Ford is an American film actor and producer. Ford is best known for his performances as Han Solo in the original Star Wars trilogy and as the title character of the Indiana Jones film series. He is also known for his roles as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner, John Book in Witness and Jack Ryan in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. His four-decade career also includes roles in several other Hollywood blockbusters, including Apocalypse Now, Presumed Innocent, The Fugitive, Air Force One, and What Lies Beneath. At one point, three of the top four box-office hits of all time included one of his roles. Five of his films have been inducted into the National Film Registry.

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Khaki Conservation Automatic GMT: Harrison Ford & Conservation International Special Edition – Diving watch, Swiss-made automatic movement featuring Greenwich Mean Time 2nd time zone, Main dial warm khaki hour/minute hands with luminous accents and khaki sweep seconds, 2nd time zone displayed by black/khaki-tipped hand, Main dial tan/yellow luminescent Arabic numbers, Interior rotating 2nd time zone marked by white 24-hour display, Tan/yellow numbers reveal quarter seconds and inner/outer minute track, Analog date display at 3, Brushed silver-tone stainless steel round bezel and case with polished steel brown accents, 2 polished screw-in logo crowns for time setting, Polished screw-in crown at 9 selects Conservation International ‘focus locations’, Stainless steel screw-in skeleton caseback marked with Mr. Harrison Ford’s signature and ‘Conservation International’ logo, Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, 200 meters/660 feet water resistant
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[Hamilton Home Page]

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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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Vacheron Constantin: The ultra-thin heritage

Vacheron Constantin has chosen today to revive some of the finest moments in the quest for ultra-thinness. The brand is enriching its “Historiques” collection with two new creations directly inspired by its heritage, each lending a new and distinctively modern touch to one of two legendary calibres.

“Historique Ultra-fine 1955”

currently the world’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch
measuring just 4.10 mm thick

It is equipped with the mechanical hand-wound 1003 movement
the thinnest in the world at just 1.64 mm thick
rebuilt in 2010 – for its 55th anniversary – in 18-carat gold, and bearing the Hallmark of Geneva

“Historique Ultra-fine 1968”
equipped with the ultra-thin mechanical self-winding 1120 movement
featuring a new decorated oscillating weight, and bearing the Hallmark of Geneva

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“Historiques” collection

Calibre 1003 for the “Historique Ultra-fine 1955” watch

For Vacheron Constantin, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the birth of the ultra-thin Calibre 1003 provides an opportunity to revisit its heritage.

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and refined ultra-thin movements on the market, Calibre 1003 has been defying mechanical laws for over 50 years. It is extremely complex to produce and its adjustment calls upon the full measure of expertise cultivated by a fine watch manufacturer.

The decoration is extremely meticulous: Côtes de Genève, bevelling and chamfering, and drawing the steel parts with a file are all performed by hand. This exceptional degree of finishing earns the new version of Calibre 1003 the prestigious Hallmark of Geneva, an independent and sovereign certification awarded by the State of Geneva which thereby guarantees the origin, precision, durability and fine craftsmanship of models from a handful of Geneva-based watch companies.

For its 2010 re-edition, Calibre 1003 is presented in a round watch in 4N 18-carat pink gold measuring 36 mm in diameter, inspired by one of the three historical models introduced in 1955, reference 6099. The latter has been selected because of a design that already embodied a decidedly modern touch at the time of its launch.

Reference
Historique Ultra-fine 1955
33155/000R-9588

The World’s thinnest mechanical hand-wound watch
measuring just 4.10 mm thick to date

Movement
1003
Rebuilt in 18-carat gold for its 55th anniversary in 2010
Developed and manufactured by Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Mechanical, manual-winding
The thinnest in the world at just 1.64 mm thick

Thickness of movement
1.64 mm

Diameter of movement
20.80 mm

Jewels
18 jewels

Frequency
18’000 vibrations/hour

Indications
Hours, minutes

Power reserve
More than 30 hours

Case
18 carat 4N rose gold
Diameter: 36.00 mm. Thickness: 4.1 mm

Water resistance
3 bar, equivalent to 30 meters

Dial    18 carat gold, silvered opaline
Mirror-polished Maltese Cross and indexes

Strap
Black hand-stitched, saddle-finished
Square-shape scales alligator leather.

Clasp
Buckle in 18 carat 4N rose gold, polished half Maltese Cross

“ Historiques” collection

The “Historique Ultra-fine 1968” watch and Calibre 1120

Vacheron Constantin has chosen to make 2010 a tribute year to its ultra-thin timepieces by reissuing, again within its “Historiques” collection, a square-shaped model dating from 1968 and equipped with the famous ultra-thin self-winding Calibre 1120.

In revisiting this watch, the Manufacture has adopted an extremely distinctive style: that of the 1960s. This 4N 18-carat rose gold timepiece creates a striking contrast between the strict square dial opening and the slightly curving case flanks.

Compared to the original 1968 watch (reference 7614), the watch now presented features updated technical characteristics in tune with modern times: water resistance to 3 bar, equivalent to around 30 metres; a sapphire crystal, and a clipped-down solid case-back exactly like the original model.

Despite such improvements, which generally tend to increase bulk, this watch measuring 35.2 mm along its sides is even thinner than its historical predecessor: 5.5 mm compared with 6.52 mm, making it one of the thinnest watches in its category.

Like the 1968 model, the contemporary version is equipped with the ultra-thin self-winding Calibre 1120. This exceptional movement driving hour and minute hands has powered some of the most prestigious ultra-thin self-winding watches in horological history.

Vacheron Constantin has chosen in 2010 re-issue two ultra-thin watches that have made their mark on its history, duly christened “Historique Ultra-fine 1955” and “Historique Ultra-fine 1968”.

Reference
Historique Ultra-fine 1968
43043/000R-9592

Movement
1120, Vacheron Constantin
Stamped with the Hallmark of Geneva
Energy    Mechanical, self-winding

Height of movement
2.45 mm

Diameter of movement
28.00 mm

Jewels
36 jewels

Frequency
19’800 vibrations/hour

Indications
Hours, minutes

Power reserve
More than 40 hours

Case
18 carat 4N rose gold
Square-shaped 35.2 x 35.2 mm, thickness: 5.5 mm

Water resistance
3 bar, equivalent to 30 meters

Dial
Silvered, 18 carat black finished indexes
Mirror-polished Maltese Cross

Strap
Black hand-stitched, saddle-finished
Square-shape scales alligator leather.

Clasp
Buckle in 18 carat 4N rose gold
Polished half Maltese Cross

[Vacheron Constantin Press Release]

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BLANCPAIN “SAINT-VALENTIN 2010”: An authentic jewellery creation.

For the first time in its history, Blancpain has created a special-shaped watch*. The Manufacture in Le Brassus is presenting an authentic jeweller creation set with over 500 diamonds and pink sapphires, and housing the world’s smallest self-winding movement, Calibre 615. This extraordinary timepiece is to be issued in a symbolically limited edition of 14 to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2010.

This exceptional creation is an anthem to Love and to Femininity, starting with the white and pink mother-of-pearl dial forming a heart and framed by a bezel set with over 500 diamonds and pink sapphires. A heart-cut diamond also appears at 12 o’clock, while the pin buckle is set with a pearshaped pink sapphire.

The exquisite beauty of this exceptional two-hand watch also lies in the slenderness of its movement. Blancpain is proudly reintroducing the famous “Lady Bird” Calibre 615, still regarded as the world’s smallest self-winding movement and which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back.

This shaped watch is delivered with two genuine satin straps – one black and the other white. It comes in an extremely elegant presentation box featuring a design reflecting the pure lines of this dainty Valentine’s Day model crafted in a strictly limited edition of 14.

[Blancpain’s Press Release]

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