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James Bond Wears Omega Seamaster Watch in Blood Stone Video Game

The Activision,distributer of interactive entertainment products is now working on a video game developer Bizarre Creations and EON Productions in the creation of James Bond 007-Blood Stone.It features the likeness and voice of Daniel Craig as the world’s favourite secret agent.The game which puts players directly in the action,James Bond will still wearing an Omega Seamaster,as he has done since 1995.

Joss Stone,The Grammy and BRIT Award winner will not only provide the soundtrack music, she will also be featured as the newest Bond Girl.Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench will also reprise her role as “M” in the first video game ever to feature an Omega product.


The storyline in the game was created by screenwriter Bruce Feirstein whose many credits include-the first film to feature James Bond wearing an Omega, Goldeneye.

[Story By iloveinwatch]

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Written by kevin

October 29, 2010 at 3:05 am

Breitling Chronomat 01 Limited Edition

 

Limited Edition of 2,000 Pieces in Steel and 200 in Rose Gold 

 

This version of the Chronomat 01 model comes in an exclusive finish and with a sapphire display back so that Breitling’s in-house movement can be better seen. The caliber 01 has 47 jewels, 28,800 vph and is officially certified as a chronometer by the COSC. 

The case measures 43.5mm, and both the steel and gold version feature an Onyx black dial. It is water resistant to 200 meters (steel) or 100 meters (gold).

Written by kevin

October 29, 2010 at 2:00 am

Alpina Club Regulator

 

The case, in stainless steel, measures 44mm. It has a sapphire crystal, a display back, and is water resistant to 100 meters. 

 

Movement is the Swiss automatic Alpina caliber AL-950 with 25 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. It features Cotes de Geneva finish and a black rotor.

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October 29, 2010 at 1:57 am

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Alpina Club Chronograph

 

The case, in stainless steel, measures 44mm. It has a sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 100 meters.

Movement is a Swiss quartz Alpina caliber AL-353 (base Ronda Startech).

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October 29, 2010 at 1:55 am

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Longines With Aksel Lund Svindal In Alpine Skiing

As the official timekeeper for the World Cup Alpine skiing competitions organised by the International Skiing Federation (FIS) during the 2010-2011 season, Longines will be present on the slopes for a whole series of events to be held in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Finland, France, USA, Italy, Norway, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and Slovenia. This year the brand will be launching its Conquest Chronograph, a timepiece that combines all the technical characteristics required by the most demanding sportsmen and women. During the season all eyes will be on Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Aksel Lund Svindal, the Norwegian whose performance in 2009-2010 was truly remarkable. Longines would like to take this opportunity to wish him every success in the coming events.


The brand’s long association with competitive skiing started in Chamonix in 1933.The winter contracts for timing international skiing events that followed gave Longines the opportunity to introduce many technological innovations,since each era has presented its own specific demands.

For the 2010-2011 skiing season Longines will be launching its Conquest Chronograph,a model that perpetuates the spirit of conquest demonstrated by those who dared to go just that little bit further to reach new horizons.They aim to attract today’s sportsmen and women, who demand efficiency and performance without sacrificing elegance.

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Written by kevin

October 28, 2010 at 2:49 am

THOMAS PRESCHER Master of Tourbillons

This past August, Thomas Prescher made the watch world a unique offer: the possibility to visit him in his atelier and experience the true art of independent watchmaking. Prescher is perhaps most famous for creating a triple-axis tourbillon in wrist format and is today the only watchmaker in the world delivering wristwatches featuring this spectacular complication. To make things even more exciting, this year he created a Mysterious Automatic Double Tourbillon. A double tourbillon is obviously already incredibly complicated, but a mysterious double tourbillon is simply amazing. Creating such amazingly complicated watches, Prescher is the true master of tourbillons.

Let’s be honest, as an admirer of beautiful watches or even as an avid watch aficionado, we don’t know that much about what it takes to make a watch from a raw piece of metal. Prescher thought it would be a good idea to provide this opportunity to allow some insight into his daily watchmaking life. Under his experienced guidance, visitors had the chance to sit down at a watchmaker’s bench — with a loupe over his or her eye and screwdriver and tweezers in hand — to try manipulating real watch components.

Prescher creates his watches from scratch. Like everything, it starts with an idea. But before a raw piece of metal is turned into a high-end complicated watch, much has to be done. During my visit to Prescher’s atelier he told me he starts with aesthetics and than builds functionality into the design. Just look at his watches and judge for yourself if this approach pays off.

After getting the full design down, every individual part (there are several hundred parts in these complicated watches) is designed using a 3D computer program. If everything looks okay and all calculations are good to go, it’s time to start producing all parts for a prototype. In his workshop, Prescher has machines for making virtually every part of a watch. This is the only way to keep every part’s quality up to his demanding standards. A visit to Prescher’s website as well as reading the latest news on his Facebook page will allow you to see his entire collection.

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Written by kevin

October 28, 2010 at 2:46 am

ARCHIMEDE New Arcadia Chronograph

German Precision Since 1924
October 2010

Ickler GmbH
Hirsauerstr. 214 | 75180 Pforzheim | Germany
Tel: +49-7231-9729-0 | Fax: +49-7231-9729-48

info@archimede-watches.com
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ARCHIMEDE Press Release

New Arcadia Chronograph

ARCHIMEDE are proud to announce the arrival of a very special new member of the family:

The Arcadia Chronograph

Ickler have developed the classic design and timeless elegance of the highly successful Arcadia into a captivating new chronograph.

Detailed attention has been given to the design: the dial, in either black or finely brushed silver, has polished, applied Arabic numerals, a fine quarter-second track on a separate angled bezel and three aesthetically balanced sub-dials. All this is protected by sapphire crystal with double anti-reflective coating.

The movement, the Elaboré version of the Swiss, automatic ETA 7750 is housed in a three-piece stainless steel case and visible through the display back. Other details include the large polished pushers and the crown signed with the Archimede logo and as an optional extra an exclusive Archimede rotor. Leather straps are available in either brown or black as well as a brushed steel bracelet.

The ARCHIMEDE Arcadia Chronograph is available directly from ARCHIMEDE for

US customers
ARCHIMEDE Arcadia Chronograph for US$ 1,390 (strap) or $1,560 (steel bracelet), including shipping and all US duties and for

International customers
ARCHIMEDE Arcadia Chronograph for Eur 975 (strap) or Eur 1.095 (steel bracelet), plus shipping costs.

Written by kevin

October 28, 2010 at 2:40 am