April 2011 – WORLD OF LUXURY

Monthly Archives: April 2011

S.T. Dupont’s Elite Luxury Pens and Lighters

The famous luxury brand known as S.T. Dupont gets its name from the owner who started the business at 25, Simon Tissot-Dupont. Simon was a son of millers who was born in Savoy, and became known as one of the most elegant brands of pens and lighters. The company is known for its limited edition pens and lighters that were made specifically for celebrities of the time such as:

OMAS – Pens that Write with the Spirit of the Times

The creator of Officina Mecanica Armando Simori (OMAS) summed up his passion for his art by saying “A pen must make writing pleasurable.” Everything else that follows from the design of his pens comes from that one idea. Since pens are used as a means of expression, the pen you write with should reflect this passion in its design. Armando was a designer and interested in aesthetics but was also had profound technical and mechanical knowledge, leading to a pen that mixes innovation with design.

Franc Vila Esprit Unique – Contemporary Meets Classical

When living in a world of mass-produced accessories and cookie cutter designs, a watch like Franc Vila’s Espirit Unique is truly refreshing. With an exclusive clientele, these watches are designed to create new classics by capturing the spirit of the contemporary world. In addition to aesthetic considerations, Franc Vila watches take full advantage of modern technology and engineering practices.

Alain Silberstein Tourbillon

When it comes to not only a uniquely sophisticated watch, but also a unique watch buying experience, Alain Silberstein has got it down. Silberstein recognizes that those who are interested in elegant watches that make a statement want to have a unique experience that reflects personality and class. For this reason, Silberstein seeks to create personal long-term relationships and releases limited edition watches to foster an exclusive image.

HD3 Next Gen Slyde – Jorg Hysek Goes Electronic

Swiss watches have come a long way from the tiny mechanical gears that help us tell the position of the sun in the sky. While many watch connoisseurs may prefer the classic mechanical style, some people just crave more modern, twenty first century watches that utilize advances in technology. Jorg Hysek’s HD3 next gen Slyde edition is the perfect hybrid between a classic beauty and the James Bond all-in-one-device-that-fits-on-your-wrist.

U-Boat Watches

Navy-Inspired Timepieces

Behind every great watch is a great history. The U-Boat first started as a concept in the mind of Officine Fontana who wanted to create a watch for the distinguished officers of the navy boats called u-boats. Officine never created the U-Boat and was not taken from blue-print to prototype until his cousin Italo Fontana launched the U-Boat brand.

Omega Seamaster

Omega: A Pioneering and Sporting Spirit

Omega has created a legacy in time keeping through its pioneering and sporting spirit as well as big name endorsements. The watch company has been responsible for many well known sporting events including 24 years of timekeeping for the Olympics. In addition, Omega has been involved in every manned Gemini and Apollo mission. These organizations look to Omega because of its state-of-the-art technology and precision.

Corum Bubble

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

Fortunately for our future generations, businesses are starting to measure success with more than just profit. Corum is one of the pioneers in enlightened business practices and recognizes that with wealth comes the responsibility towards those less fortunate. The renowned watch company demonstrates this through its donations to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and its participation in the only watch auction supporting research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Omega Company History

Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Omega is one of the most known and recognized watches in the world. Omega watch was the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969. Omega was the official Time Keeping device of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers are John F. Kennedy, Prince William, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford. Omega estimates that 7 out of every 10 people have heard of Omega watches.