The Panerai Luminor Submersible Slytech PAM225 Tritium Dial was manufactured as a limited edition series with only 300 produced. Prior productions of this family were also produced in limited edition quantities. The style was crafted as a black-faced Luminor Marina with customized wording on the dial. Of course the name Slytech came from the fact Stallone’s signature was on the back, and the first pieces were crafted for him to wear in the movie Daylight.
Monthly Archives: April 2013
Graham watches take their name after the illustrious George Graham (1674-1751) one of the pillars of British watches-making. Graham is credited with innovative creations in the field of watch-making. The invention of mercury pendulum that can compensate the effects of temperature variations, perhaps the greatest of his introductions, and the deadbeat escapement around in 1715 are key milestones in the life of the horologist. The launch of the Graham Chronofighter Oversize LA Kings to mark the Stanley Cup winning of 2012 by the Los Angeles Kings Ice Hockey team is certainly a glowing tribute to all sport which has made human life colorful the world over.
The name Breitling indeed spells class as the decisive watch in the arena of adventure sports. This is certainly part of the expected development of the watch-maker from making specific gear for diverse undertaking that calls for extraordinary safety standards. As days went on the specialized pieces owing to their resilience to abrasion in the most difficult circumstances became the apple of the eyes of folk who knew their excellence and when the timepieces were made for the broad public, they were bought like hot cakes.
Known for pushing the boundaries on precision, the Zenith brand continues in this realm with the Zenith Academy Christophe Colomb Hurricane Watch. The heart of the brands precision is brought to fruition with the El Primero movement, beating at the frequency of 36,000 vibrations per hour, and then supported by the invention of the gravity control system.
When Kimi Raikkonen won SPA 2009, the Belgium Grand Prix at the podium he was found wearing the TAG Heuer Grand Carrera with Silver dial and bracelet. There is an unmistaken connection between the car lover and the watch lover. The watches though smaller in size came much earlier that the cars and have been with us now more than 400 years. The cars are new. Both are synonymous with wealth and luxury as early watches and cars have been the possessions of the rich. Both have wheels in them and to calculate the speed of the car you need a watch. There is a great array of car themed timepieces. TAG Heuer Carrera captures this enthusiasm of the watch-car lover in a unique way. The re-launch of the model in 2013 has been a refreshing occasion welcomed by the sport lover as well as the watch lover.
Roger Dubuis entered the fascinating world of horology only recently. The brand is named after a person as usually done in the watch industry. Fourteen years with Patek Philippe made Roger Dubuis an adept in the art of making high quality watches for the most glamorous people on earth. It was Carlos Dias, a doctorate holder in political science that made the name of Roger Dubuis immortal. It was with the help of Dubuis that Dias set up his watch company. It was surprising he named timepieces after Dubuis an unusual practice in the industry; in a way Roger Dubuis was Carlos Dias’ employee.
Richard Mille’s affiliation with the ace tennis player Rafael Nadal in 2010 did make a sensation, all the more because the champion adorning himself with a watch worth $500,000 or more. Why on earth should a tennis player adorn himself with a watch on the turf? There is no philosophically acceptable answer to the question. However, as a strategy of brand placing this is a superb advertising technique as the whole world watches what is on the hands of a celebrity. Recently Richard Mille has come up with Rafael Nadal’s new Richard Mille RM027 timepiece with a price tag of $690,000.
Stepping out on January 13, 2013 at the coveted 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Kelly Osbourne certainly made a statement with her Jacob & Co jewelry. The star looked stunning in her Zac Posen mermaid style gown, and complimented the ensemble with exquisite Jacob Arabo emerald jewelry, over 140 carats of envy.
Commemorating the 180th anniversary of the Reverso watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre released the Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Duoface. A super slim model featuring the trademark swiveling case, and a dual time zone display on the case back. The original Duoface timepiece showcased the first movement that was capable of controlling two time displays placed on two separate dials.