Archive for: July, 2015

Unique One-off Timepieces Created to Celebrate Harrods’ Fine Watch Room’s One Year Anniversary

Unique One-off Timepieces Created to Celebrate Harrods’ Fine Watch Room’s One Year Anniversary

Eight selected haute horlogerie manufacturers will be creating one-of-a-kind watches which will be on a preview display at Salon QP for three days in mid-November. Frank Müller, Hublot, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Maurice Lacroix, Zenith and Constantin have all made unique, one-off watches that will be unveiled at Salon QP while Harrods will be sponsoring the Seminar Theatre.  The celebratory event, occurring on November 8 and lasting until November 10, will take place on Saatchi’s second floor, where secondary events such as workshops and demonstrations will also take place. In a first for Harrods, the luxury goods shop READ MORE

Haute Time Watch of the Day: Breguet Tourbillon Messidor

Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Breguet Tourbillon Messidor

Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is the Tourbillon Messidor by Breguet. This open worked hand-wound movement is entirely engraved by hand and features a tourbillon regulator. The 40mm case is available in either 18k Rose Gold or Platinum and features a 50 hour power reserve. The rose gold model, shown here, also features a dial with pink gold ornaments set into the sapphire crystal as well as 2 separate sapphire crystals secure the tourbillon carriage at the 6 o’clock position on the dial. The Tourbillon Messidor by Breguet features a Caliber 558 SQ2 movement with 25 jewels and READ MORE

Special Dubai “Skyfall” Premiere Hosted by Omega

Special Dubai “Skyfall” Premiere Hosted by Omega

To celebrate the release of the latest James Bond film “Skyfall”, on October 24 luxury watch maker Omega sponsored the Dubai premiere of the film in the Gulf city’s Reel Cinemas at Dubai Mall.   The movie will officially open this Friday, and throughout the film, one will catch glimpses of Daniel Craig’s James Bond sporting the now-famous Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean and Aqua Terra timepieces. In order to add some extra razzle-dazzle to the new movie’s celebration, Omega has unveiled a limited edition Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall watch which should please both James Bond fans and timepiece aficionados alike.  READ MORE

New Piaget Timepiece Advertising Features Model Bar Refaeli

New Piaget Timepiece Advertising Features Model Bar Refaeli

Piaget SA, the Swiss luxury watchmaker founded in 1874 in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, features Israeli Bar Refaeli  gracefully modelling their haute horlogerie timepieces. The elegantly understated black and white campaign highlights many of the company’s famed and sought-after watches, including the extra-flat, extra-thin timepieces Piaget is renowned for.   Refaeli beautifully displays the “Dancer Skeleton”, “Limelight”, “Emperador Coussin”, “Emperador Coussin Tourbillion”, “Altiplano” and a “Quantième Perpétuel” on her wrist; the watches demonstrate that functional, robust and highly ornamental watches can also look incredibly delicate and add an extra touch of je ne sais quoi attractiveness to any outfit on READ MORE

Chanel Presents J12 GMT Matte Black Watch

Chanel Presents J12 GMT Matte Black Watch

French Haute couture and luxury goods house Chanel has recently released the latest version of its flagship watch, the meticulously detailed J12 GMT Matte Black timepiece. Made almost entirely from black matte high-tech ceramic, the watch features self-winding mechanical movement and has a power reserve of 42 hours.  The timepieces functions include hours, minutes, seconds, date, and most importantly, second time zone.  This GMT movement, or the second time zone, is read on the dial by the GMT hand which has a red arrow on it, to avoid confusion with the other hands.   This feature will be very convenient for READ MORE

Ulysse Nardin Honor Baseball All-Star With “The Big Unit” Watch

Ulysse Nardin Honor Baseball All-Star With “The Big Unit” Watch

Luxury watchmakers Ulysse Nardin recently announced the perfect convergence of sport and style. In June, the Swiss company appointed one of the greatest pitchers in the history of baseball, Randy “The Big Unit” Johnson, as their new brand ambassador. To commemorate the occasion, the company announced the development of “The Big Unit” timepiece, which has now finally been unveiled. At a private event in New York on October 25, Ulysse Nardin unveiled the “The Big Unit”. This new timepiece features a 45.8mm-diameter stainless steel and rubber-coated case, with a sapphire glass case back. The seconds hand bears a “Big Unit” engraving READ MORE

Haute Time Watch of the Day: Bulgari Daniel Roth Papillion Voyageur

Haute Time Watch of the Day:  Bulgari Daniel Roth Papillion Voyageur

The Daniel Roth Papillion Voyageur by Bulgari is today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day. This limited edition timepiece features an automatic Manufacture movement with a unique patented Papillion display, showing the minutes. The Papillion Voyageur also features a second time zone, jumping hour and 40 hour power reserve. The Daniel Roth Papillion Voyageur by Bulgari is shown here with an 18k pink gold 46mm case, anthracite dial and a brown alligator strap. READ MORE

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