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Tuesday 24 January, 2012 - 12:00 PM EST

Omega Valentine’s Day Watch

Valentine’s goes Red Gold




Omega’s proposal for this year’s Valentine’s Day come in 18K red gold. For women, a Ladymatic that has been enhanced with glittering diamonds; for gentlemen, a De Ville Annual Calendar.



The OMEGA Ladymatic in 18K red gold with diamond waves

For Valentine's Day Omega is featuring an 18 Ct red gold Ladymatic with a bezel paved with full-cut snow-set diamonds. There are also full-cut diamonds on the waves that encircle the case. In fact, altogether, the watch sparkles with 368 diamonds whose combined weight is 1.72 carats. This dazzling Ladymatic is powered by Omega’s exclusive Co-Axial caliber 8521 equipped with a silicon balance spring.



The Omega De Ville Annual Calendar in 18K red gold
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The Omega De Ville Annual Calendar defines classic styling. The 41 mm case in 18 Ct red gold has a brown leather strap; its brown dial is accented by 18 Ct red gold Roman numeral indexes and a month and date window at 3 o'clock. The movement inside the watch is worthy of this striking timepiece. It is an Omega Co-Axial caliber 8611 equipped with a silicon balance spring. With its annual calendar function, the date only has to be changed once a year, on the first of March. The central hour, minute and seconds hands are also crafted from 18K red gold. 






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Tuesday 24 January, 2012 - 09:50 AM EST

El Primero Chronomaster Open Grande Date Moon & Sunphase watch

A new addition to the Zenith El Primero




Zenith will be presenting more new additions to the El Primero collection. We are introducing today the specs for the new El Primero Chronomaster Open Grande Date Moon & Sunphase watch.

The El Primero Chronomaster Open Grande Date Moon & Sunphase watch will be available in two versions with a case in rose gold or steel. In addition to the chronograph which, like all El Primero movements, measures 1/10ths of a second, Calibre 4047 also indicates the hours, minutes, small seconds at 9 o'clock, large date at 2 o'clock – by means of two concentric discs – as well as displaying the moon and sunphases at 6 o'clock.

Zenith has created a dial with a sunburst motif radiating from the centre (silver-toned or black according to the versions), along with circular satin-brushed chapter-ring zone and counter zone at 3 o'clock, while the sun and moon aperture at 6 o'clock is sunburst guilloché-worked on its lower section.



Technical details
 
Movement: El Primero 4047, automatic. 41 Jewels

Power reserve : min. 50 hours

Functions: Hours and minutes in the centre, Small seconds hand at 9 o'clock. 
Chronograph :
– Central seconds hand
– 30-minute counter at 3 o'clock
Grande Date at 2 o'clock
Moon & Sunphase indicator at 6 o'clock
 
Material : 18K rose gold or stainless steel

Diameter: 45 mm

Crystal : Box-shaped sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides

Dial: Silver or black sunray with Rhodium with SuperLuminova SLN C1 faceted (with or without gold plating) hour markers and Rhodium with SuperLuminova SLN C1 faceted (with or without gold plating) hands

Water resistance: 50 meters or 165 feet
 
Strap: 
Alligator leather strap with protective rubber lining
brown alligator leather Ref. : 27.00.2218.713
black alligator leather Ref. : 27.00.2218.714
 
Buckles
Ref. : 27.17.0018.008 18K rose gold pin buckle
Ref. : 27.03.0138.940 Stainless steel
Ref. : 27.17.003.940 18K rose gold triple folding clasp (optional)






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Monday 23 January, 2012 - 15:00 PM EST

IWC at the SIHH 2012 Gala Event

The Story of the Pilot’s Watches




As part of the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH), IWC Schaffhausen invited around 1,000 guests and journalists from all over the world to the launch of its new Pilot’s Watch collection in Geneva.
Under the motto “TOP GUN”, and in the presence of celebrities like Cate Blanchett, Jean Reno, Ewan McGregor, Ronan Keating, sporting legends Boris Becker, Luís Figo and Zinédine Zidane as well as top model Adriana Lima, guests enjoyed an unforgettable gala evening rounded off with a performance from the legendary Bryan Ferry.

IWC’s exhibition stand at this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is another outstanding achievement: a highly detailed aircraft carrier, which spans 900 m2 and features a command centre structure, flight deck, steam catapult, hangar, flight control and pilot’s locker room. In a relatively small space, IWC succeeds in creating an uncannily authentic atmosphere using specially selected details and decorative elements for the launch of the new IWC Pilot’s Watches.

Friends of the Brand like Jean Reno, Ronan Keating, Marc Forster and Arsène Wenger as well as other celebrities were happy to let IWC CEO Georges Kern show them around the fabulous exhibition stand before going off to enjoy the gala evening.



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IWC WATCH International app for the iPad receives the red dot seal of quality
IWC's Big Pilot's Watch.
IWC Schaffhausen honours Jacques Yves Cousteau on his 100th birthday

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Monday 23 January, 2012 - 12:00 PM EST

The Chanel J12 for Ladies

Featured luxury collection



The Chanel collection is largely known for the white ceramic Chanel J12 and the black ceramic Chanel J12, both featuring 33mm high-gloss ceramic cases and quartz movements.

Released in 1999, the J12 was also Chanel’s first unisex watch, combining feminine touches and details with a fresh and masculine theme. Jeweled models with diamond bezels, hour markers, dials, cases and straps offer a variation of design and diamond placement. Precious metal trims, such as gold, pink gold and silver, are combined with the diamond variations to create a wide range of options.

The new Chromatic J12 model utilizes a new Titanium ceramic coating creating a scratch-resistant material that offers a unique luster and is combined with Rhodium-plated and mirror-polished numerals and hands.

The Chanel J12 has been seen on the wrist of many female celebrities including Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kournikova, and Blake Lively confirming the impact the J12 has had on pop culture.

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Monday 23 January, 2012 - 09:50 AM EST

Quentin Tarantino and IWC

Celebrities and Watches




Quentin Tarantino, one of Hollywood’s most acclaimed controversial and quirky directors has been regularly seen wearing luxury watches by the Swiss brand IWC. 

This time around we can see Tarantino’s choice at the time, a beautiful and superb Pilot’s Watch, in perfect timing of the year of the Pilot’s Watches at IWC.

Quentin Jerome Tarantino, born on March 27th 1963 in Knoxville, Tennessee, appeared for the first time as a director at the Sundance Film Festival in 1992 with the much acclaimed moved Reservoir Dogs.  The film garnered critical acclaim and the director became a legend immediately. Two years later, he followed up Dogs success with Pulp Fiction (1994) which premiered at the Cannes film festival, winning the coveted Palme D'Or Award. At the 1995 Academy Awards, it was nominated for the best picture, best director and best original screenplay. Tarantino and writing partner Roger Avary came away with the award only for best original screenplay. In 1995, Tarantino directed one fourth of the anthology Four Rooms (1995) with friends and fellow auteurs Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez and Allison Anders. The film opened on December 25th in the United States to very weak reviews. Tarantino's next film was From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a vampire/crime story which he wrote and co-starred with George Clooney. 



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Other IWC Related Links:
IWC Watch-Drawing Prize presented to 9-year-old winner in Mumbai
IWC and the Volvo Ocean Race
IW & Jacques-Yves Cousteau
THE INGENIEUR FAMILY EMBRACES TITANIUM
IWC WATCH International app for the iPad receives the red dot seal of quality
IWC's Big Pilot's Watch.
IWC Schaffhausen honours Jacques Yves Cousteau on his 100th birthday

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