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Australian Open: Roger Federer, 16 times Grand Slam Winner.

Roger Federer was born on August 8th, 1981 in Basel, Switzerland. Since he turned a pro player in 1998, he has won 681 matches and lost only 162. Only in 2010, he has won 4 matches at Melbourne Park, reson for which he became -on February 1st- the Grands Slam Champion, price he has achived sixteen times.

The Australian Open tournament is the first of four Grand Slams. It establishes a rhythm of victory with every hard-fought point in which the bar of success is always high and so champions must leave all of it on the court.

Roger Federer is Rolex’s Ambassador for the Day Date Wristwatch, a leader timepiece. The Oyster Perpetual Day Date watch is the ultime –according to Rolex Official Web Site– piece chosen by the world’s elite. It gets to be the very essence of luxury.

Roger Federer was chosen as the Day Date Ambassador because que represents the spirit of this luxurius timepiece. As a number one and dedicated player, he was the first to reach 16 Grand Slams titles.

Model of inspiration, a non finished icon, he is called the greatest player of all times. According to Roger’s Official Web Site, “his 16th grand slam titles has secured him some space at the top of the ATP world ranking. Quite a few changes have occurred directly behind him, though: Novak Djokovic (2) and Andy Murray (3) have moved up, Rafael Nadal has fallen to fourth place”.

It is well known that Roger reached 268 weeks as number one of the ATP ranking. And our champ certainly is on track to breaking much more records too!

1. Pete Sampras (USA) : 286
2. Ivan Lendl (CZE/USA) : 270
3. Jimmy Connors (USA) and Roger Federer (SUI) : 268
5. John McEnroe (USA) : 170
6. Björn Borg (SWE) : 109
7. Andre Agassi (USA) : 101
8. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) : 80
9. Stefan Edberg (SWE) : 72
10. Jim Courier (USA) : 58

The exquisitely brilliant Rolex Day-Date belongs to the Oyster Perpetual collection of the Rolex line. This perfect wristwatch is well known for being as perfect as it looks, not only for its aesthetic but also for the way it works.

The Rolex President or Day-Date, as it name suggests, not only displays the date of the month but also the day of the week in 26 different languages. This wristwatch comes fitted with a certified chronometer and the 36 mm radial that add to its charm. The self-wound watch is also waterproof to 100 meters leaving its other contemporaries far behind. Nothing takes the heart and the soul of the wearer the way the platinum and diamond finish of this watch does.

Rolex President or Rolex Day Date, it is the one chosen by many celebrities. Stars like: actress Katherine Kelly Lang, the actor Benjamin Bratt, Liv Tyler, theatre actor Sam Shepard, filmmaker Martin Scorsese, actress Clea DuVall, actress Dana Elaine Owens Queen Latifah, Carmen Electra and Andy García, between many many others.

Sources:

[ Rolex Official Web Site ]

[ Roger Federer’s Official Web Site ]

[ Autralian Open Official Web Site ]

Possible Related Links:

[ Rolex Watches Gallery at Interwatches.com ]

Filed under: Autralian Open, Grand Slam, Roger Federer, Roger Federer Rolex, Roger Federer Rolex Day Date, Rolex, Rolex and Sports, Rolex Day Date, Rolex Day Date President, Rolex Roger Federer, Rolex Watc, Rolex Watch, rolex watches, Tennis Australian Open, Timepiece, Watch, Watches, wristwatches

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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Watches in Movies: The World is not Enough, Into the Blue, Bad Company, The Brothers Bloom and Ocean’s Thirteen

The World is not Enough

An oil tycoon is murdered in MI6 and Bond is sent to protect his daughter. Renard, who has a bullet lodged in his brain from a previous agent, is secretly planning the destruction of a pipeline. Bond must work quickly to prevent Renard from destroying Europe.

The World is Not Enough Omega James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) wears a Omega Seamaster Wristwatch.

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Into the Blue (2005)

Sam and Jared are a diver and aspiring treasure hunter couple who found a historic wreck, but nearby is a wrecked airplane with a large quantity of cocaine. Jared and Sam want the treasure; their diving partners also want the drugs. Dangerous criminals realize the plane and cocaine are submerged somewhere in the area. When the bad guys learn that the couple has located the drugs, Jared and Sam find themselves in mortal peril.

Into the Blue_Hamilton Jared (Paul Walker) wears a Hamilton Khaki Navy wristwatch.

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Bad Company (2002)

When a CIA agent is killed during a nuclear arms purchase, his partner Oakes, recruits his twin brother, Jake Hayes who has no idea about having a twin brother. Michael Turner has nine days to fill his brother’s place.

Bad Company Hamilton Jake Hayes / Kevin Pope / Michael Turner (Chris Rock) wears a Hamilton Khaki Chronograph wristwatch.

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The Brothers Bloom (2008)

Brothers Stephen and Bloom have been surrounded by artists since they were kids. Stephen is the mastermind and Bloom is the main character of Stephen’s stories, the character he considers the anti-hero. As Bloom hits his mid-thirties, he wants to quit the business as he is losing his own identity to that of the characters he portrays; he doesn’t know anymore what is real and what is make-believe.

The Brothers Bloom TAGHeuer Bloom (Adrien Brody) Wears Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph Wristwatch

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Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Danny Ocean’s team of criminals are back and are composing a plan more personal than ever. When ruthless casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses Reuben Tishkoff, causing a heart attack, Danny Ocean vows that him and his team will do anything to bring Willy Bank and everything he’s got down. Even if it includes hiring help from one of their own enemies, Terry Benedict.

OceansThirteen Rolex Brad Pitt Rusty Ryan (Brad Pitt) Wears a Rolex GMT Master II Wristwatch.

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Filed under: Bad Company, Hamilton, Hamilton Khaki, Hamilton Watch, Hamilton Watches, Into the Blue, James Bond, James Bond Watch, James Bond Watches, Luxury, Luxury Watch, luxury watches, Mens, Movies, NEW, Ocean’s Thirteen, Omega, Omega and Sports, Omega Seamaster, Omega Watch, Omega Watches, Rolex, Rolex 2009, Rolex and Sports, Rolex Watch, rolex watches, Rolex: THE GMT-MASTER, TAG, tag heuer, Tag Heuer and Sports, TAG Heuer Carrera, Tag Heuer in Movies, Tag Heuer Watch, tag heuer watches, The Brothers Bloom, The World is not Enough, Timepiece, Watch, Watches, Watches in Movies, wristwatches

Watches in Movies: Undercover Brother, Collateral Damage, In the Electric Mist, Traitor and The Thomas Crown Affair

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Undercover Brother (2002)
Even though Anton Jackson, an African-American man, seems to be harmless he is a secret agent working in the all-black Brotherhood (the entity that levels the playing field against the all-white establishment).
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(Anton Jackson -Eddie Griffin- wears a Breitling Counterfeit)

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Collateral Damage (2002)
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Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio “The Wolf” Perrini. Frustrated with the official investigation and desiring justice, he takes this matter into his own hands and tracks his quarry ultimately to Colombia.
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(Gordy Brewer -Arnold Schwarzenegger- wears a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore)

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In the Electric Mist (2009)
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New Iberia Lt. Dave Robicheaux is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni-back in his home parish as co-producer of Hollywood director Michael Goldman’s Civil War film.
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(Dave Robicheaux -Tommy Lee Jones- wears a Breitling wristwatch)
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Traitor (2008)

Samir Horn (Don Cheadle), a devout American Muslim, and a former U.S. Army Special Forces expert in explosives, has been mysteriously showing up on the FBI’s radar for being in the area of terrorist bombings. FBI agent Roy Clayton (Guy Pearce) heads up the force investigation to link Horn to these bombings. Clayton is able to question Horn after he was arrested in Yemen for attempting to sell explosives to an Islamic terrorist group. Clayton must capture Horn (after he run away from prision) before he strikes his next target.
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(Omar -Said Taghmaoui- wears a Breitling wristwatch)
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(Iqbal -Elias Zarou- wears a Rolex President wristwatch)
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.The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

A bored multi-millionaire struggling to find new challenges arranges for the theft of a Monet painting from a museum. This sets a sexy insurance investigator after him, but unexpectedly the two fall in love.
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(Thomas Crown –Pierce Brosnan– wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo)
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Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguet Watches, breitling, Breitling Watches, Breitling Windrider, Collateral Damage, Eddie Griffin Breitling, Elias Zarou Rolex President, In the Electric Mist, Jaeger Le-coultre Reverso, Jaeger Lecoultre, Jaeger Lecoultre Watch, Jaeger Lecoultre Watches, Pierce Brosnan, Pierce Brosnan Jaeger-LeCoultre, Pierce Brosnan Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Duo, Rolex, Rolex 2009, Rolex and Sports, Rolex President, Rolex Watch, rolex watches, Said Taghmaoui, Said Taghmaoui Breitling, Schwarzenegger, Tommy Lee Jones, Tommy Lee Jones Breitling, Traitor and The Thomas Crown Affair, Undercover Brother, Watches in Movies

What is the RK3DE (Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event) ?

THE ONLY FOUR STAR THREE-DAY EVENT IN THE AMERICAS
Because horse and rider combinations compete in World Championships and Olympic Games at the Four Star level, the ability to train and test themselves at this level on an annual basis is critical to developing strong individuals and teams for those contests.
While not every combination that competes at the Four Star level will be chosen to represent the U.S. or, in the case of foreign riders, their own country, the Rolex Four Star Championship, $200,000 in prize money and a Rolex Watch make the competition important in its own right. Additionally for U.S. riders, the USET Foundation CCI**** Championship for the Pinnacle Cup marks the high point of any U.S. rider’s career.
To win Rolex Kentucky sets a horse and rider apart and they become members of that upper echelon who are winners of a CCI****. Simply to finish also puts them in select company.

ONE OF THREE EVENTS IN THE ROLEX GRAND SLAM OF EVENTING

The Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing awards $250,000 to the Rider who can win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials in England the first weekend in May and the Burghley Land Rover Horse Trials in England the first of September in succession. In its 5th year in 2003, Pippa Funnell of Great Britain became the first Grand Slam winner with wins at Kentucky on Primmore’s Pride, Badminton on Supreme Rock, and Burghley on Primmore’s Pride, taking the $250,000 prize that most had thought impossible to win. When the next Grand Slam winner will burst onto the Eventing scene is anyone’s guess.

In 2010, the RK3DE (Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event) will be set on April 22-25, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

[Source: ROLEX RK3DE website.]
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