Gucci Watches Go Vintage

Written by Debbie. Posted in Gucci, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands, watch history

You certainly don’t have to search through archives of photos to locate a pic of a Gucci watch.  Open up any fashion magazine on the stand, and you can find any number of celebrities sporting gorgeous Gucci watches.  For some designers, this is advertisement, enough, yet not for Gucci.

The famous fashion house made a bold move, and decided on using 50 year old black and white prints from the Gucci archives in their 2010 spring ad campaign.  The ads feature Vera Grafin von Lehndorff-Steinort, or Verushka for short.  The throw-back photos show Verushka in various settings, always looking chic and timelessly elegant.  The look of the photos translates, and is significant, today. Gucci superimposes their watches and logo over the photo, giving an interesting and contemporary feel to the shots. 

Even though Verushka is selling the Gucci watches in the forefront, she is head to toe Gucci in the back ground.  From her over-sized bag, to her small over the shoulder and her large-rimmed floppy hat…she’s been Gucci-fied. 

Creative art director, Frida Giannini is the brains behind this campaign, and I think it’s brilliant.  The photos are as beautiful as when they were originally taken, and the look is timeless.

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Philip Stein, Oprah, Rupert Murdoch and Other Fans

Written by Debbie. Posted in LifeStyle Watches, More News, Philip Stein, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Philip Stein Is One Of Oprah's Favorite Things

Most of us have seen the episodes, where Oprah is singing the praises of Philip Stein watches.  Her “my most favorite things” spots are the most widely televised, and she has mentioned these watches not once, but twice on these popular broadcasts, but who else is wearing Philip Stein?  What other celebrities are feeling the effects of their Natural Frequency technology?  Let’s see:  It seems as though Philip Stein has fans like Rupert Murdoch to young guns, like Aaron Carter, and the list goes on.

Recently journalist, Cynthia McFadden was spotted wearing a Philip Stein watch, while interviewing Paula Abdul.  But, why is this watch maker drawing such high profile attention?  Well, their designs are stylish, that’s true, but the attraction, I believe is under the hood.  Celebrities (and the rest of us, for that matter) love to feel special and different.  Philip Stein watches offer a unique and interesting feature, which is noticeable to the wearer of the watch.  If this watch can bring about better sleep and a calmer demeanor, who wouldn’t want one?  The draw may be due to the specialized nature of these watches, but their continued popularity may have more to do with good, smart, marketing, and great customer service.

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Omega Eurpoean Masters Tees Off

Written by Debbie. Posted in More News, News, Omega, Watch Brands

Catch The Omega Watches European Masters On-Line

Since you’re reading this post, chances are you’re on-line.  Did you know that you can watch the Omega watches European Masters Golf Tournament on the web?  The Omega European Masters began yesterday, and the 2010 tour promises some fantastic Golf.  The Masters will continue through September5th, and if you are searching for the perfect place to watch the Omega European Masters…it’s on line.  The live stream, on-line will give you the perfect seat for each and every shot.  If you’re interested, just follow the link and enjoy! http://atdhe.net/18444/watch-omega-european-masters

Omega watches became involved with the European Masters in 2001, when their financial support helped to make the tournament even more successful.  The first Swiss Open was held in 1923, and at that time there were only 11 Golf courses in all of Switzerland.  The oldest course was the Engadine-Samedan, which was built in 1898; this is where the first games were played.  All the tournaments took place there, until 1939, when the Masters was moved to the Crans-sur-Sierre, where the French golfer Fifi Cavala took home the trophy.

Omega is a proud sponsor of the European Masters Golf Tournament, and hopes to see this tradition live on for another 100 years.

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Tissot’s SEA-Touch Watch Review

Written by Debbie. Posted in Diving Watches, Men's Watches, More News, News, Tissot, Watch Brands

The Tissot SEA-Touch

Tissot makes under watch maneuvering even easier, with the release of their new SEA-Touch watches.  The SEA-Touch timepieces, from Tissot offer water resistance to a depth of 200 meters, and they feature Tissot’s famous T-Touch technology.  The SEA-Touch is presented with 10 unique functions, which range from specified diving functions to those, which can be used in a dryer climate.  Some of the dive functions include a dive depth indicator, diving speed indicator, a compass, a thermometer, and a diving log book.  All of the SEA-Touch’s functions are activated, with the use of T-Touch Technology.  The touch sensitive glass is what transmits the actions to the watch. 

Of course, the SEA-Touch offers many of the traditional features, such as an alarm, a perpetual calendar, a time zone indicator, and a digital chronograph.  The new watch from Tissot is also equipped with a backlit dial, which has a luminescent face. 

Tissot continues to be an innovative leader in the watch industry.  Each year, the company produces another first, or improves on a favorite.  T-Touch technology has helped to revolutionize the way we keep time.  The advancement in this technology, will give way to even more amazing timepieces.

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UK Music Fans Go Dizzee Over Raymond Weil

Written by Debbie. Posted in Men's Watches, More News, News, Raymond Weil, Watch Brands

Raymond Weil Endorsed By Dizzee

With chart topping number one hits in the UK, like “Dance Wiv Me”, British recording artist Dizzee Rascal seems to have the world (or at least part of it) by the tail.  As Dizzee was honored by the Brit awards with the “Best Male Artist of The Year” title, he sported a Raymond Weil Nabucco Cuore Caldo men’s watch.  This limited edition piece is part of the Nabucco line, and is inspired by show stopping talent and ingenuity, much like that of Dizzee.  It is fitting that an innovative and creative artist, like him would choose this watch, and to celebrate the collaboration, Raymond Weil decided to reward Dizzee’s fans.  The competition results in one very lucky fan winning a Raymond Weil Nabucco watch.  It has been the practice of this Swiss watch maker to associate themselves with high profile individuals, in order to market their brand.  With the exception of their affiliation with Charlize Theron, this has been smart business.  Theron was caught wearing another brand, after signing an exclusivity agreement with Raymond Weil.  Partnering in this way has big payoffs for both parties.  Raymond Weil will spread the word of Dizzee, to all those in the world, who may not know UK music and RW can expect a pretty good return on this relationship, as well.  Looks like a win-win.

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Cartier, Gotta Love Them

Written by Debbie. Posted in Cartier, Fashion Watches, jewelry watches, Luxury Watches, More News, Style Watches, Watch Brands

Cartier Shows The Love

The Cartier name has a way of evoking romance and passionate allure.  Their watch and jewelry creations are much desired, for their styling and delicate design.  With love in the air, Cartier is inspired to introduce their Love Collection.  The Cartier Love Collection is a line, of specially crafted pieces, which will be sold in all of their boutiques, for three days following Cartier’s Love Day Celebration.  This will be a worldwide campaign, and the proceeds will go toward charitable causes, which benefit children.  Cartier’s dedication to the arts, as well as humanitarian issues is commendable. 

The women’s Cartier Love Watch Collection is beautiful.  They come with bold round dials and slim leather straps.  The Love Collection is made up of timepieces, which have been crafted in 18 carat yellow gold, rose gold, and steel.  The look is modern and feminine.  The dials incorporate a new Screw motif, which is meant to symbolize the love between and man and a woman.  I love it when a Company, who has been so successful, for so long, gives back.  The pieces they produce have earned them a fabulous reputation, and their charitable spirit gains our respect.  Cartier is showing their heart, with their tribute to love.

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Breitling, In Case Of Emergency

Written by Debbie. Posted in Breitling, Men's Watches, More News, Pilots Watches, Watch Brands

Breitling Emergency Watch For Professionals

I read an article on line recently, where a gentleman, who owns a Breitling Emergency watch was complaining about the cost to maintain it.  I mean, we are talking about a GPS locator, emergency beacon transmitting, life-saving watch here.  So what if it costs $600.00 to replace the battery, this is not your everyday wrist watch.  It is made for professional pilots and seamen, who are sometimes in quite perilous situations.  You must have a pilot’s license to purchase one, and if you don’t you must sign a waiver, which relieves Breitling of all financial responsibilities, if the beacon is set off.  Believe it or not, rescue missions are really expensive, and if you are just someone looking to impress by owning this watch, you flip the bill.  This Breitling Emergency owner even went as far as to complain that the watch must go to Breitling for maintenance, and wished to take it to a “normal” watch shop.  These are not novelty items; the Breitling Emergency is an invaluable tool, which has saved lives.  If you don’t take that seriously, you shouldn’t own one.  My advise for him is to sell his Emergency watch and pick up a nice Timex, they take a licking and keep on ticking…and they won’t put a crunch in his pocket book.

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Raymond Weil Taps The India Market

Written by Debbie. Posted in More News, News, Raymond Weil, Watch Brands

Raymond Weil's Global Success

It was 30 years ago, when Raymond Weil first introduced themselves to India.  Today, the fast growing economy of India offers enormous potential for the Swiss watch maker.  The India market is the perfect atmosphere for Raymond Weil to place their focus, and that is exactly what they are doing.  RW has recently established a subsidiary in India and by June of 2010 is operating three specialty watch boutiques there.  The founder, Raymond Weil recognized the importance of building a solid relationship with India, many years ago, and set out to make a name there.  One of their signature boutiques is run with the cooperation of Kamal watch Company.  Kamal is a family owned watch maker, like Raymond Weil.  Their personal approach to watch making is the perfect match for RW, and Kamal is a well established company in India.  The new boutique is in the city of Hyderbad Nizam, and was opened of June 11, 2010.  The celebrated boutique opening drew the attention of many celebrities from the sports and entertainment worlds.  Raymond Weil’s passion for watch making is well respected among their peers, and their values are admired, as well.  Their hope is that their efforts in India will have big pay offs in the future.

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TAG Heuer Beats Out Competition

Written by Debbie. Posted in LifeStyle Watches, Men's Watches, More News, Style Watches, TAG Heuer, Watch Brands

What Does Your TAG Heuer Say About You?

A watch on a man’s wrist is much more than a device for keeping time, it has turned into a fashion statement, as well as a reflection of one’s personality and level of success.  TAG Heuer has long been regarded as one of the industries leaders in sport luxury watches, producing some of the most creative and innovative chronographs, around.  Their styling is appreciated by watch enthusiasts across the globe, and this is why TAG Heuer is among the best selling men’s watch brands in the world.  Facing tough competition, like Rolex, Breitling, Omega, Cartier, Invicta, and Fossil, TAG Heuer holds their own, in the race to make the best sport luxury watch.  This Swiss watch maker is highly sought after, and created their first ever chronograph, back in 1882.  Since then, TAG has been on a tireless mission to improve on their watches, offering advanced technology and avant-garde styling.  Watch connoisseurs consider TAG Heuer timepieces to be a great investment, noting that the TH look is unique and well crafted.  Wearing the right TH on your wrist will let others in on your personality and your lifestyle, and can be seen as a barometer with which to gauge your accomplishments.  Make your personal fashion statement, through your choice of TAG.

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Look Good, Feel Great…Fruits Watches by Fruitz

Written by Debbie. Posted in Fruitz, LifeStyle Watches, More News, News, Watch Brands

Fruits Watches From Fruitz Are Sweet

Is there a better time of the year to pick fresh fruit, than summer?  How about a juicy pear or a succulent strawberry?  Sounds good, huh?  Well, actually I’m describing some of the flavors of the new Fruits Watches by Fruitz.  Up to now, nothing tastier has come to the watch industry.  These fun and fruity flavors brighten up your summer days, with their vibrant colors and fanciful attitude.  They are inspired by fresh cut fruit and their style is quite unique.  They offer tiny seeds, which act as hour markers, and fruit leaves point out the time on the hour and minute arms.  The color palette is chosen to match that of the fruit the Fruits Watch is named after, and a complimenting strap of soft, pliable rubber is attached to finish the look.  The clever designing of these Fruits Watches makes you think they are all about play time, but the Fruits Watch holds a secret inside, which is working to help change your whole outlook on life.  Inside each Fruits Watch is a disk, which emits a Natural Frequency.  This Natural Frequency Technology matches that of the Earth’s natural vibration, and when you are exposed to this vibrational rate, marvelous things happen.  You sleep better, have clearer thoughts, and are more at peace.  Talk about looking good and feeling good…that’s the idea behind the Fruits Watches.

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