October 2014 – WORLD OF LUXURY

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Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 Watch

In honor of the Wright Brothers, the first to fly the sky, Zenith has created this limited edition Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT 1903 Watch. The brand has been one of the few horological experts to create timepieces for aviation. The watches that are crafted for this field all share a few common aspects, like the prominent main crown, which is designed to allow for ease of use when you are wearing gloves, or the large dial that of course increases very easy readability, and of course one of the most important features, accuracy.

The brand has no problem meeting these obvious requirements and then sets the bar for other timepiece manufacturers with this latest design. Crafted from DLC coated titanium, the timepiece has almost a black hue. While the oversized piece might seem heavy the titanium case is lightweight and stronger than steel. The measurement on this case is 48 mm in diameter and 15.8 mm for the height. The large main crown is ridged for easy use with bare hands or gloves, and sitting at the 10 position in the middle is the inscription that details the individual limited edition number (xxxx/1903).

Don’t Crack Under Pressure is New TAG Heuer Brand Message, Hints To Future Company Direction

As unique as the brand itself, the new Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Watch gets introduced outsiTAG Heuer has been evolving and developing into a much more affordable brand, and one that really is targeting a more youthful demographic. The new brand message slogan, “Don’t Crack Under Pressure” is a hint at the future company direction, and not just a marketing tag line.

Many of the watch brands have taken new direction over the last decade because of a variety of reasons, one, the sluggish economy, and two because of how the major players in the industry have shifted in production of watch movements. Cost is a critical component and one that has direct impact on selling price, so it is important to the brand to reach a more accessible price point.

Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM514 Watch

Panerai offers a hand-wound mechanical timepiece that features the P.3000 calibre executed entirely by the brand. The Radiomir 1940 3 Days PAM514 Watch is exceptional in design, aesthetics, and quality. The black dial and luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers are striking from the first look, and crafted in steel, the timepiece is durable and pleasing to the eye.

The timepiece features basics like the Incabloc anti-shock casing that measures 47 mm, and provides the utmost in protection for rugged aptitude. The dial is one that was designed back in 1930, but delivers brightness as well as legibility The case while stainless steel is made of AISI 316L, corrosion resistant and polished to perfection. Allowing the movement to be displayed through the sapphire crystal caseback is really the icing on the cake for this design.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Chocolate Watch

Considered a true masterpiece in the world of luxury timepieces, the Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin 1931 Chocolate Watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre is legendary. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the manual winding mechanical movement, the refined dial and exceptional finishing all showcase the mastery of watchmaking traditions. Originally crafted for polo players, this timepiece design was brilliant from the beginning, and has only been improved upon with the latest improvements.

The rose gold case, the brown dial, and the brown Casa Fagliano cordovan leather strap, are just the exquisite asthetics that draw your attention, the magnificence lies beneath the surface. For anyone wondering who Casa Fagliano is and what his part is in all this, he is a leather specialist in Buenos Aires and the go to person for polo players looking for an excellent pair of boots. So who else would the brand turn to for quality and beauty to finish such an amazing timepiece.

Hublot Now In The NFL With Dallas Cowboys Football Team Sponsorship

Hublot has been the first luxury brand to sign up major sports teams, soccer in 2007, NBA teams in 2011 and now the NFL with Dallas Cowboys Football Team Sponsorship. Certainly the famed team has expanded sponsorships to more than normal football products with this signing, but not out of the ordinary for the timepiece manufacturer. The themed timepieces, a collection of three limited-edition team branded watches that sport the blue and silver team colors.

The timepieces from the brand will be sold at the brand boutique in Dallas and of course in the teams owner’s lounge at AT&T Stadium in a pop-up shop. In addition to the trio of watches, the brand will put clocks on the stadium walls, on the jumbotrons and they will manage the pre-game countdowns. Quite a partnership for the famed duos, matching “America’s Team” with the global timepiece favorite.

Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date And Moon Phases Transparent Dial Watch

The Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Collection features some of the finest timepieces ever. The Large Date and Moon Phases Transparent Dial Watch offers a combination of proven techniques with brilliant aesthetics in order to showcase the time indications. Carved in steel the timepiece is rich in so many ways, from contrasting dials, satin finishes, and beautiful decorative relief, masterpieces of art.

The exquisite timepiece is crafted by a charcoal-gray spherical dial, and an elegant vertically-applied satin finish, completed by a steel bracelet, contemporary and stylish, featuring a alternating polished and satin finish. The soft surface of the dial is detailed by the discreet relief of the applied Breguet numerals and the counters whose fitted circles and azure decorations shimmer like sunshine reflecting on glass.