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Baby-G Vivid Metallic Ladies’ watches

Casio just announced a new addition to their ladies’ Baby-G watch collection, the Vivid Metallic Series (BG1006SA Series). G-Shocks are very fashionable right now, and these new pieces are sure to brighten up the right outfit. Available in eye-catching, pearlescent color pairs of metallic black with pink, metallic lime green with turquoise, metallic hot pink with purple, metallic orange with black and metallic silver with purple. The collection aims to combine function with fashion.

This timepiece features numerous function, including: world time, daily alarms, stopwatch and countdown timer. It is also very shock resistant and 200 meters water resistance. Made with a comfortable resin band and case with stainless steel accents.

“The fall Baby-G Collection speaks to the fearless fashionista in all of us. Each of the colorful, metallic watches showcases a different vibe, perfect for exuding your ‘fashionality’ every day.”

Julie Weiss, Celebrity Stylist

What color works best for you?

Black with Pink – The feminine woman with a touch of edginess. She needs the essential “go-to” watch for fall nights and weekend fun.

Lime Green with Turquoise – The throwback trendsetter who loves to make a statement and lives for 80’s revival.

Pink with purple – The girly girl who isn’t afraid to be seen and heard. She loves bold accessories to pair with her bold lifestyle.

Orange with black – The urban hipster who dares to be quirky. She likes to add the vibrant and cool subtleties of her personality to any outfit she wears.

Silver with purple – The laid back lady with a hint of glam, who plays it safe but keeps it cool.

Available this fall at fine retailers or at www.baby-g.com

Retail $79

 Casio

Written by kevin

November 7, 2010 at 12:29 am

Jaeger-LeCoultre Exhibits a Private Collection of 40 Exceptional Memovox Watches

 

At Artcurial Auction House from November 24th to 28th, 2010

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Memovox, Jaeger-LeCoultre is associating with a major collector to present 40 historical Memovox watches. This exceptional exhibition will be held at Artcurial Auction House during the first appraisal days preceding the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction” to be held in Paris in the autumn of 2011.

The Memovox, meaning “voice of memory”, is an iconic Jaeger-LeCoultre model introduced in 1950. It was powered by the first automatic movement in watchmaking history to be equipped with an alarm function: Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 815. Representing an extremely rare case, this legendary movement is still being produced 60 years after its creation, having been tirelessly improved and enhanced by the engineers and watchmakers of the Manufacture in order to meet the latest technological demands.

In aesthetic terms, the Memovox has been interpreted over the years in many different versions tailored to the trends of successive eras, in turn classic or sporty. It is a watch that remains highly sought-after among collectors.

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of this legendary model, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be exhibiting a fabulous collection at Artcurial Auction House, comprising 40 Memovox watches from the 1950s to the 1970s and acquired over several years by a French collector. Together, they undoubtedly form the most complete collection ever presented to the public.

Some inescapable models such as one of the first 1950 Memovox watches with “roller”-type lugs, the Memovox Parking (1958) or the famous Memovox Deep Sea (1959) and Polaris (1968) will be on show. The public will also be able to admire several extremely rare models, such as the Memovox Snow Drop featuring a blue dial (197), Memovox models produced in extremely small series (up to 100), as well as a stunning 1967 model with a brown and red dial. This represents a unique opportunity to discover all the forerunners of the contemporary Master Memovox and Master Memovox Internationale watches presented this year.

This exhibition will also give all collectors the chance of coming to present their Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and clocks during the appraisal days held in preparation for the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Unique Auction” to be organised by Artcurial in Paris at the end of 2011.

Written by kevin

October 21, 2010 at 1:44 am

Girard-Perregaux to Manufacture Ermenegildo Zegna Watches

 

Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO of the Zegna Group, and Gino Macaluso, majority shareholder of Sowind Group, which heads Girard-Perregaux and Jeanrichard, announce a partnership agreement for the design and production of Ermenegildo Zegna Watches.

Ermenegildo Zegna will utilise the know-how of the Sowind Group in the design, production and services to develop a specific collection of watches that reflect the tradition, style and values of Ermenegildo Zegna, which are identified fully in the technical and quality parameters of Swiss high end watch making.

The Ermenegildo Zegna Watch Collection will be available exclusively from Ermenegildo Zegna Flagship Stores around the world from 2011. The agreement is long term, as is always necessary in the Haute Horlogerie sector. 

 

This partnership unites two sectors, Fashion and Haute Horlogerie, who may seem different yet share the same constant quest for perfection and the global mastery of a distinct expertise. The relationship between Gildo Zegna and Gino Macaluso is founded on common affinities in which the research of excellence, innovation and professional ethics prevail.

Gildo Zegna CEO of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group said: “After the successful launch of the Centennial Limited Edition Watch developed in cooperation with Girard Perregaux, the natural progression was to consolidate our partnership and embark on a new adventure. The concept is to create a range of Ermenegildo Zegna watches, made exclusively in Switzerland, of very specific design, which is precisely what our clients need and expect from our brand. The collaboration with Sowind, with whom we share beliefs and philosophy, will utilize the specific know-how of the Swiss watch making sector, to further complete the Zegna world and consolidate our position as the leader in men’s luxury”

Gino Macaluso CEO of Sowind Group said “This partnership is an interesting tale of two families whose commitment and work ethic have become their own life philosophy, and who have chosen to travel together along a new mutual path while still maintaining their own identities. I am sure that from our side working with the fashion world will be a very informative experience. The incredible qualitative values of style and Italian know-how will merge well with the uniqueness and excellence of the top end Swiss watch making.”

Written by kevin

October 8, 2010 at 4:21 am

Jaeger-LeCoultre Devotes Book to Extreme Watches

“Everything always begins with an adventure. The desire to discover, to overcome, to attain. How about setting off for a far-distant destination?… Wouldn’t it be great to climb right to the top of that mountain?… Why not descend to the very depths of the ocean?… But adventure is not only about geography or sportsmanship. It can also be about inventing something truly novel, about creating, imagining, innovating. This book is dedicated to all adventurers, explorers and other conquerors of the impossible. It tells the story of challenges, efforts and triumphs. It also tells of a key element in many such feats: time.”

Jérôme Lambert, CEO, Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger-LeCoultre has decided to bring together all these adventures, these heroes and these exceptional watches within a book based on an original concept. Page after page, readers are immersed into the heart of the various feats depicted and described, as well as into the core of the revolutionary mechanisms that have been making their mark on watchmaking history for over 170 years.

When the Nautilus submarine was first commissioned to slip under the ice pack in order to be the first to reach the North Pole in submerged mode, Jaeger-LeCoultre developed the Geophysic chronometer, equipped with a case impervious to magnetic fields.

When scuba diving became a leisure sport, Jaeger-LeCoultre invented the Memovox Deep Sea, the world’s first diver’s watch equipped with an alarm.

When Emannuel Coindre set out to row solo across the North Pacific, he was wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme World Chronograph.

When Valentino Rossi, the most gifted motorcycle racer of all time, hits the track, he does it with a Master Compressor Extreme W-Alarm on his wrist.

When Jaeger-LeCoultre checks the water resistance of the Master Compressor Diving GMT, the test takes place in real-life conditions at a depth of 1,000 meters.

When Aston Martin racing drivers take part in the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race, they choose the AMVOX2 watch, the first pushpiece-free chronograph.

When three mountaineers wished to pay tribute to the most extreme watch ever developed and produced by Jaeger-LeCoultre, they took the Master Compressor Extreme LAB2 Tribute to Geophysic to the top of the world, in the Himalayas.

Jaeger-LeCoultre has chosen to present these feats, these adventures and these watches by providing a fascinating account of each in words and pictures. In this book infused with genuine passion, produced in cooperation with Stephan Ciejka, editor-in-chief of the Revue des Montres, watchmaking technology remains discreetly in the background in order to give pride of place to human beings, to dreams and to emotions.

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Extreme Watches for an Extreme World, is an exclusive book dedicated to all lovers of fine watchmaking.

Written by kevin

August 27, 2010 at 12:33 pm

UTS GMT Watches

UTS Watches now offers the 1000M GMT Professional Diver with a 24 hour bezel and a sapphire display back. 

 

The GMT’s movement is the Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2893-2 in “Top Grade” finishing (blued screws, Perlage finish and Cotes de Geneva stripes) the engraved rotor features the UTS logo. 

 

Also available is the Diver 1000V2 with sapphire display back, featuring the Swiss automatic ETA caliber 2824-2 in “Top Grade” finishing (blued screws, Perlage finish and Cotes de Geneva stripes) also, the engraved rotor features the UTS logo. 

 

UTS 1000M Diver Watches are made in Germany and are limited to 200 watches per series. They measure 43mm x 14.5mm and feature AR-coated sapphire crystals. They are available with rubber strap, leather strap or solid link bracelets.

Written by kevin

August 20, 2010 at 1:47 am

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Red Sea Watches

Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, this American brand was started by Josh and Troy, a couple of Midwest guys with a dream to make their own watches.

Their first production pieces are the Holystone and Six Pounder, both limited editions of 150 pieces (75 in stainless steel and 75 in black PVD) for a total of 300 watches.

Holystone

The case, in stainless steel or in black PVD, measures 44mm x 14mm with 22mm lugs. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 300 meters. It features blue LUM-TEC luminescence, as the company has partnered with Chris Wiegand of LUM-TEC.

Movement is the new high-beat Japanese automatic Miyota caliber 9015 with 24 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 42 hours. MSRP starts at $565, and the PVD version at $595.

Six Pounder

Inspired by the pirates’ name for cannons, the Six Pounder features unique hands that replicate a cannon with lumed cannon balls. The specifications are the same as in the Holystone.

Written by kevin

August 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Raised by Wolves X Furni- Watches

The collaboration between Raised by Wolves and Furni releases watches with a new series of colour ways for the summer. These watches have colour ways of pastel versions of green and yellow and more utilitarian gray ones.

Via: Furni

Written by kevin

July 23, 2010 at 1:47 am