Longines is the famous Swiss watch company that has become known for major accomplishment such as creating the most precision timepieces in history, and little touches like having a winding mechanism that looks like a crown. When people see the Longines name on a watch, they know that they are getting the highest possible quality. It is hard to believe that it has been 180 years since Longines started making quality time pieces, and the company is releasing the Avigation Type A-7 watch to commemorate its 180th anniversary. It is a timepiece that brings together everything that Longines has become famous for and some special surprises as well.
You had to be bold in those early days of flight when everything was so uncertain. You had to be original enough to tell the world that flight was possible and you weren`t afraid to show the world. That`s the way of the flamboyant Alberto Santos-Dumont. The Franco-Brazilian builder flew his fixed wing aircraft in 1906 on the European continent; just three years after the Wright brothers had achieved the first sustained flight in the U.S. His daring originality is captured in Cartier Santos, World`s First Pilot watch.
Randy Johnson, the Major League pitcher known for his scowl and 100 mile per hour fastball, has helped design a high end watch in his own honor. You might not think it by looking at the six-foot 10-inch, mullet wearing, tobacco spitting superstar, but the man is a watch aficionado. Randy Johnson, otherwise known as the Big Unit, teamed up with Ulysse Nardin to bring you a watch aptly named the Big Unit.
In 1996 Parmigiani Fleurier set out to restore Swiss watch making. In those early days he designed a handful of self-winding eight day watches that are still running today. It is a testament to his expertise and so is the Kalpa Grande collection. There is no time piece on the market today that is more modern or sleek. These high-end watches are affordable, but everyone that sees you wearing one will think you’ve spent a fortune, making this collection a buyer’s choice.
David Beckham has brought millions of dollars to the American Major League Soccer circuit while playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He brought so much fame and fortune to the now prospering league the average player salary nearly doubled during his time there. He is one of the most recognizable faces in sports and it is not just because he can bend a soccer ball kick – he is one of the world`s biggest male models and he has brought that celebrity to Breitling Transocean Chronograph Unitime Worldtimer watches.
There was a time when the formula 1 watch belonged to Audemars Piguet and this watch harkens back to that time. This sporty watch is endorsed by the formula 1 race car driver Juan Pablo Montoya. The leather strap is woven tightly to resemble the stitching on the fire resistant formula 1 racing suit and the chronograph pushers on the sides of the watch are made to resemble gas pedals. There are sturdy rivets around the face of the watch that resemble how a racecar is welded together. This watch oozes with masculinity.
There are opportunities in life that present themselves only once and it is up to the more proactive companies to take advantage of those opportunities. When Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner announced that he and Red Bull were going to team up to pull off the highest skydive in history, the watch manufacturer Zenith seized on the opportunity to create a once in history timepiece. Now that Felix Baumgartner has successfully broken four major skydiving records by falling from space, you can own the exact replica of the watch he wore during the dive that Zenith is releasing in tribute to the event.
The Patek Philippe watch design organization has become known for its no-nonsense designs and its straightforward watch names. The Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1A is a no-nonsense design that combines the best of a practical sports watch design with the elegance of a luxury watch. One of the things that Patek Philippe has become known for is the contrast of brushed surfaces with polished surfaces on its watches. The Nautilus Chronography 5980/1A has those design features that Patek Philippe has become famous for along with the precision and quality that consumers have come to expect. This chronograph is a multipurpose device that is practical when you need and luxurious as well.
There are a precious few luxury fountain pen manufacturers that are able to get a significant amount of attention with their limited edition pens. One of the more successful luxury fountain pen manufacturers in the world is the company known as OMAS. From time to time, OMAS will introduce a pen that gets worldwide attention and brings in a significant amount of interest from people all over the world. OMAS has decided to honor the founder of the United States Navy, John Paul Jones, with OMAS limited edition fountain pen known as “Gentleman Seaman.” It not only captures a moment, but it also helps to portray that moment in pure elegance.
There is always something wonderful that happens when the Frederique Constant watch designers collaborate with their Chinese ambassador, ShuQi. Since 2008, these two companies have come up with some of the most unique and beautiful watch designs in the industry. In 2012, the two of them have teamed up once again and are releasing the “Pavee Amour” collection for women. There will only be 888 of these beautiful watches created, so women who love luxury are encouraged to get their orders in as soon as possible. These collaborations always wind up being one of a kind, and this newest line is no exception.