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Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 15:00 PM EDT

Longines & Kate Winslet


Kate Winslet is one of the world’s best-known and best-loved actresses who has built a career on a series of film performances which defy type-casting – each one a new and different character, from high drama to comedy to passionate romance to quirky individualism.

She made her film debut at the age of 17 in Peter Jackson’s ‘Heavenly Creatures’ and immediately made her mark. She won her first Oscar nomination in Ang Lee’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’ but it was her performance as Rose in ‘Titanic’ that first brought her to the attention of millions worldwide and delivered her second Oscar nomination.

She won further nominations for her roles in ‘Iris’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’ and ‘Little Children’ and won Best Actress for her performance as a former Nazi in ‘The Reader’ in 2009. She is the youngest actress ever to have received 6 Oscar nominations. Other memorable and award-winning performances include ‘Revolutionary Road’ in which she was re-teamed with Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Sam Mendes, ‘Finding Neverland’ and ‘Romance and Cigarettes’.

In 2010, Kate filmed the lead role in a five hour HBO television drama, ‘Mildred Pierce’, reprising the role once played by Joan Crawford in a film of the same name. The series will be seen in 2011.

Kate has two children, Mia and Joe, and divides her time between New York and the UK.
The Swiss watch brand Longines is very pleased to welcome her as an Ambassador of Elegance in 2010.

She joins the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh’s action thriller ‘Contagion’ which will open in 2011. Kate has two children, Mia and Joe, and divides her time between New York and the UK.


Longines' Watches at Interwatches!

Longines Watches Press Release

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Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 12:00 PM EDT



With “game-changing” creations like the Mikrograph 1/100th of a Second Chronograph, TAG Heuer is alone up front on the fastest track in Swiss Watchmaking. In Motor Racing, the fastest track by far is Monza, home of the Italian Grand Prix in the Formula One World Championship. TAG Heuer’s link to the legendary goes back to a warm day in September 1975, when Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni took first place at Monza, and his teammate, Niki Lauda, took third, which was enough for him to win the Formula One World Championship for Ferrari. Both Ferrari cars had the name “HEUER” emblazoned on their chassis — the brand had been the team’s official timekeeper since 1971. To honor the result, Jack Heuer reworked an existing coussin-shaped 1930’s model in a special limited series. Equipped with a high-speed Calibre 15 movement, the stunning new chronograph sported the name “MONZA” above the HEUER logo on the upper part of the dial. It has become one of the brand’s most coveted watches.

Re-issued in the early 2000s as part of the vintage-inspired Classic Heuer Collection, the Monza was then developed as a full range of watches featuring Calibre 6 movements, and chronographs, powered by either the Calibre 17 or the Calibre 36. Each piece in the series boasted the full TAG Heuer logo instead of the original Heuer logo. To this day, the Monza remains one of collector's preeminent favorites.

Now, the long-awaited revival of the Monza is slated for a June 2011 delivery. Available in a limited edition of 1,911 pieces (to commemorate the famous “Time of Trip” dashboard chronograph of 1911), the new Monza chronograph celebrates the golden age of HEUER and the aesthetic codes of the 1970s: cushion-shaped bezel, blue hands on a white dial, luminescent “old rhodium” on the oversized Arabic numerals and hand markers, and chemin de fer indexes on the counters. The small second sub-counter is at 9 and the chronograph minute counter is at 3. The HEUER logo reinterprets the original, but this is not a replica or retro edition, despite the polished vintage crown: inside ticks the lightning-fast Calibre 36 — next to the Mikrograph the fastest watch movement in the industry. To make room for it requires a thicker, 38mm case. The case back is all new, too: screwed shut with sapphire crystal and engraved with the series number “N° XXXX/1911”. The classic HEUER blazon is also found inside the brown leather strap and on the folding buckle. This is a purist’s watch. Like the Carrera Heritage collection, it finds inspiration not just from its own specific heritage but from further back in the TAG Heuer vault, to a stunning model from 1933.
Once again, TAG Heuer goes to its past to build the future.


TAG Heuer's Watches at Interwatches!

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[ TAG Heuer Official Website ]

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Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 12:00 PM EDT

The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Chronograph

Audemars Piguet lend their timekeeping abilities and their name to the upcoming Gstaad Classic Audemars Piguet Rally, and to celebrate the event have launched a retro-styled chronograph, the Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Chronograph.
The piece features on the anthracite dial nothing is outsized, the applied Arabic numerals are understated, the counters are silver-toned and perfectly positioned.  On the titanium case-side the start/stop pusher for the chronograph appears in pink gold.  The Gstaad Classic 2011  logo appears on the sapphire caseback.
The superb Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Chronograph comes presented on an eye-catching handcrafted cross-stitched brown leather strap and is a limited editon of 250 pieces.

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Tuesday 30 August, 2011 - 09:00 AM EDT


The first woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series.

2010 was an admittedly tough year for Danica Patrick, America's most famous race car driver. While trying to follow up a very successful 2009 campaign, Patrick was racing full time in the Indy Racing League (IRL) for Andretti Autosport, while also racing a partial schedule in NASCAR with the JR Motorsports team.

Fans certainly expected her to set the world on fire in NASCAR like she did in IRL, but 2010 turned out to be a learning experience for Patrick in both series.

On a positive note, Patrick set a record for consecutive races started and finished in IRL (33, dating back to 2009), and she did have two podium finishes in IRL. She finished the IRL season tenth. In NASCAR she had one top ten finish.

Patrick is looking forward to 2011. She will continue to pull double duty with IRL and NASCAR. "I think my fans can expect an exciting season in 2011," Patrick predicts. "I have a year of competing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series under my belt and I expect to be a lot more competitive next season. I'll also be returning to the IZOD Indycar Series for my seventh year, and I'll definitely be looking for successful results once again. I think my fans can identify with my intensity on the track and I guarantee that will be what they see come February."

Danica's determination has already been showing dividends as she finished in 4th place in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 5th, 2011. The highest ever finish by a woman in a NASCAR national series race.

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Monday 29 August, 2011 - 15:00 PM EDT

Marc VDS BMW wins the French Round of the 2011

Blancpain Endurance Series

Maxime Martin took the chequered flag at the end of the 3-hour Blancpain Endurance Series race in Magny Cours, to give himself, Bas Leinders, Marcus Paltalla, the Marc VDS Racing Team and BMW their first victory in the series. Martin finished ahead of the nr9 AutOrlando Porsche of Paolo Ruberti after the Italian overtook Marcel Fassler's Belgian Audi Club Team WRT Audi R8 four laps from the flag to keep the driver's championship alive until the last round at Silverstone in October. Third place was enough to secure the Team's Championship for WRT. The win for BMW means that four different manufacturers have won the four rounds held so far with Prosche winning at Monza, Ferrari at Navarra, Audi at Spa and now BMW at Magny Cours. The nr2 ALD Vita4One Ferrari 458 Italia of Louis Machiels, Paul van Splunteren and Niek Hommerson secured victory in the Pro-Am Class after Machiels overtook the nr20 SOFREV ASP Ferrari after the Safety Car period 10-minutes before the chequered flag. Georges Cabannes secured his third win of the year alongside Gregory Guilvert and Fabien Michal, finishing a lap ahead of their nearest rivals.The GT4 Cup battle was won by the RJN Motorsport Nissan 370Z of Jordan Tresson, Alex Buncombe and Chris Ward after a close battle with the nr62 Lotus Driving Academy Lotus Evora of Andrina Gugger and Matthias Gamauf.  The nr70 Lotus of Greg Mansell, Edoardo Piscopo and Leo Mansell finished 3rd to keep their championship hopes alive for the season finale at Silverstone in October.  CHECK OUT Blancpains Watches at interwatches!

Other Blancpains news:

Podium and Lead in the Championship for Marc A. Hayek despite Stop and Go Penalty

SOURCE: [Blancpains Press Release ]

Possible related links:

Blancpain Official Website ]

Blancpain TV ]

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