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Five Celebrities and Their Favorite Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Authentic Watches, Fashion Watches, Luxury Watches, Men's Watches, Style Watches, Watch Brands, Women's Watches

Five Celebrities and Their Favorite Watches

One sign of a celebrity’s fame is the kind of watch they wear. Rolex or Christian Dior on a celebrity’s wrist means they’ve made it to the “million dollar club.” Timex means they haven’t. Most celebs have a favorite luxury watch that they love to wear or endorse, gaining publicity for themselves and the watch brand.

Here is a list of five celebrities and the watches that they love to wear and endorse:

 

Diane Kruger Jaeger LeCoultre Rendezvous

Diane Kruger is brand ambassador for Jaeger LeCoultre

Diane Kruger – Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendezvouz Ladies Watch

Diane Kruger has been brand ambassador for Swiss watchmaker Jauger-LeCoultre since 2009. She wears the Rendezvous ladies watch. Available in pink-gold or stainless steel, the watch exudes a feminine elegance that was inspired by Diane Kruger. Says the brand on its official website: “Her innate grace, her cosmopolitan spirit and her choices inspired the feminine world of Jaeger-LeCoultre.” This watch is truly beautiful, with a diamond-set illuminated bezel, 1930s Art Deco inspired numerals set upon a guilloché dial, and a sapphire crystal case-back.

 

Jennifer Aniston's Yellow Gold Rolex Datejust

Jennifer Aniston loves her yellow gold Rolex Datejust

 

Jennifer Aniston – Rolex Datejust

It is well known in Hollywood that Jennifer Aniston is a “Rolex-only” kind of girl. There are hundreds of pictures of her out on the town with a Rolex on her wrist. Although she has been photographed wearing a black Rolex Daytona, it is clear that her yellow gold Rolex Datejust is her favorite. Her Rolex Day-Date is an 18-carat yellow gold piece with a fluted bezel and a champagne colored dial.


 

 

 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio wearing TAG Heuer

Leonardo DiCaprio is brand ambassador for TAG Heuer

 

 

Leonardo DiCaprio – TAG Heuer Carrera

Brand Ambassador for “Swiss avant-garde” watch manufacturer TAG Heuer, Leonardo DiCaprio loves to sport the TAG Heuer Carrera timepiece. With a Calibre 16 Automatic Chronograph powering the watch, it’s a perfect match for motor racing and other fast-paced sports. Both DiCaprio and TAG Heuer share a common goal of environmental sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron wears Christion Dior VII

Charlize Theron wears Christian Dior VII watch

 

 

Charlize Theron – Christian Dior VII

Charlize Theron has moved from the ads of Christian Dior’s “J’adore” perfume to the Christian Dior VII watch. This watch is extravagant to the extreme. With a white ceramic and steel casing and diamonds set into an opaline and silver dial, it’s hard to decide which is more beautiful – the watch or Charlize Theron.

 

 

 

 

Kate Winslet wears Longines Dolcevita

Kate Winslet is brand ambassador for Longines Dolcevita

Kate Winslet – Longines Dolcevita

Kate Winslet has Longines “ambassadress of Elegance” since 2010.  Swiss watch brand Longines, established in 1832, has had many celebrity ambassadors including tennis player Andre Agassi, Australian actor Simon Baker, and Indian Beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but it could be argued that Kate Winslet is the most elegant face to wear their watches. She wears the Longines Dolcevita, an elegantly designed timepiece that was inspired by the easy-going Italian way of life – la dolce vita. Everything about this watch has femininity to it: its rectangular stainless steel and pink gold case and bracelet, its tear drop hour markers, and pink hour and minute hands.

 

 

 

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Authentic Watches Strengthened by Surge in Online Searches

Written by Debbie. Posted in Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Luxury Watches, Men's Watches

Authentic WatchesDespite lingering skepticism about the global economy, Internet search engines report a surge of interest in luxury watch brands, with global search volume on the rise for makers of high-end authentic watches.

According to Geneva’s IC Agency World Watch Report, interest in luxury authentic watches has continued to grow, despite a floundering economy.  After analyzing 25 luxury watch manufacturers, the study found that Jaeger LeCoultre, Audmars Piguet and Blancpain were the leading brands being searched online.

The report followed the search trends for some 120 models, including the Jaeger LeCoultre Reverso, which accounted for 8.2 percent of total search volume among the group.   This classically designed watch is unique in that its case can be inverted by the wearer and worn on the reverse side, allowing for more versatility and the appearance of owning two watches.  This elegant series of men’s and women’s watches is available in solid gold, two-tone and solid steel, and in either a precision quartz or manual-winding movement.  It is a sign of these economic times that the most popular model of luxury authentic watches being sought out online is also the most practical.

The second most popular model was the Royal Oak, which is made by Audemars Piquet.  Another interesting finding in this study was that over 300,000 people on social networking sites subscribe to the fan pages for popular brands of luxury authentic watches.

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Jaeger LeCoultre Hosts Charity Event in Beverly Hills

Written by Debbie. Posted in Jaeger-LeCoultre

Jaeger LeCoultre is one of those luxury watch brands that truly seems to want to help make the world a better place.Jaeger charity event

During November, the month when we are to being thinking about all that we have and how grateful we are, Jaeger held a VIP event at its Beverly Hills boutique to sponsor the Mbenga Foundation. Founded in the name of NBA basketball player Didier “DJ” Mbenga, this organization helps Congolese children and other refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who have sought asylum in Belgium. Mbenga himself was once one of these children.

Guests mingled with Mbenga as well as Kobe Bryant, nibbled on h’dourves and tried on Jaeger watches; part of the proceeds of each watch sold went to support the foundation.

Jaeger HimalayasEarlier this year, the luxury watch brand Jaeger assisted in three men successfully summited the Himalayas, easily one of the hardest and most dangerous things to attempt. With the support of Jaeger (each man wore a different Jaeger watch), they made it to the top of the world’s highest peak. One of the watches worn was the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronometer from 1958, a classic three-handed wristwatch with an anti-magnetic stainless steel case and luminous hour and minute hands.” The other was “the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB timepiece, a highly acclaimed and technically exclusive model with a tourbillon introduced in 2007, and the third, which has not yet been released to the public, will make its debut at the 2010 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) exhibit in Geneva.

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Protecting the “Swiss-made” Luxury Watch Label

Written by Debbie. Posted in More News

Switzerland, home to almost each and every luxury watch brand in the world, is seeking tougher rules to protect its “made in Switzerland” label.swiss-made-quality

It’s not only luxury watches that the Swiss Government is seeking to protect, it’s all luxury goods made in that country, from cheese and penknives to men’s and women’s luxury watches.

It’s known that when something is labeled “made in Switzerland” consumers are willing to pay for that certification; up to 20% more.

This label along with the white on red Swiss cross logo has been stolen by counterfeit companies looking to produce and sell cheaper version of luxury goods. China is king of this practice and luxury watchmakers like the Swatch Group, Rolex and Richemont, which owns brands like Cartier watches, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Panerai, among others, are feeling the brunt of this.

To toughen the use of the right to use the “Swiss made” label, the government is proposing that “60% of the manufacturing costs of industrial products are accrued in Switzerland.”

The luxury watch industry currently demands that at least 50% of a timepiece’s mechanics must be made in Switzerland to qualify as “Swiss”, but has already proposed an increase even for itself of 80%.

When shopping for a luxury watch its critical to make sure that the watch is certified and comes with a trackable serial number. However, it also pays to realize that one need not purchase a men’s or women’s luxury watch from the brand’s boutique or another retailer; there are many online sellers that offer the real deal at less expensive prices.

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Watches Worn on Summit of the Himalyas

Written by Debbie. Posted in Jaeger-LeCoultre

Summiting the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal is one of the most physically and psychologically challenging conquests that man dreams of. Many have tried and failed, often giving their lives in the process. The name Himalaya means “house or adobe of snow” and is a mountain range in Asia that separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. It is the world’s highest point and includes other famous peaks known as Mount Everest and K2.himalayas

Those that do summit the Himalayas successfully get worldwide praise and much attention is given to the equipment that the hikers used. Recently three hikers made it to the top with the support of Swiss luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre. All three mountaineers; a Swiss climber named Stephane Schaffter, a 19-time Everest veteran Apa Sherpa, and another known as Little Karim, wore Jaeger men’s watches.

Each man wore a different Jaeger watch; one was a “Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Chronometer from 1958, a classic three-handed wristwatch with an anti-magnetic stainless steel case and luminous hour and minute hands.”

Jaeger HimalayasAnother was “the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Compressor Extreme LAB timepiece, a highly acclaimed and technically exclusive model with a tourbillon introduced in 2007. The Extreme LAB presents a medley of highly technical constructive and horological elements including a titanium case, a tourbillon cage in magnesium alloy, and a mechanism which has been designed to operate free of lubricant.”

And the third, was a watch that has yet to be released to the public, however now that it has passed the grueling conditions of the Himalayas, this watch which is in its final design stages and will be introduced at the 2010 SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) exhibit in Geneva, is sure to receive much acclaim and attention.

As a tribute to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s involvement with this adventure, the mountain has received the official title of “Antoine LeCoultre’s Peak”. In 1833, Antoine LeCoultre founded a small workshop which eventually became Jaeger-LeCoultre. Among watch connoisseurs, Jaegar-LeCoultre watches are thought to be some of the best in the world. The company’s mantra has always been that “the aesthetics of a watch needed to reflect its inner beauty.”

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Porsche Family Donates Luxury Watches

Written by Debbie. Posted in News

The actual, real Porsche family must be large and generous because members recently donated 49 women’s luxury watches and men’s watches to London-based auctioneer Bonhams. All proceeds from these sales will go to benefit the Oncology Research Department of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany.Porsche_logo

If you look at the Porsche logo you’ll notice that the name Stuttgart is emblazoned on it; that’s because although many people may mistake this luxury automobile manufacturer to be Italian, its origins are German and the company is based in Stuttgart, Germany.

Some of the luxury watches that were sold came from well-known brands like Panerai, Eterna, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, Omega Watches and even some from the watch branch of Porsche called Porsche Design. The estimated total value for these 49 watches is about $170,000.

Panerai watches are some of the most coveted in the watch industry. They are not mass produced and only recently have become commonly available in the U.S. Their extra large faces and simple, classic designs have made them extremely popular men’s watches.

porschedesignwatchTAG Heuer is the one watch brand that has a partnership with Porsche and produces a Carrera and Grand Carrera line. Panerai has a partnership with Ferrari, while Breitling and Bentley have joined hands.

Breitling is a brand that has been around for a long time and although started out and remains dedicated to producing men’s watches for aviation pilots, Breitling watches have become quite the status symbol as well.

Audemars Piguet, Omega watches and Jaeger LeCoultre are other brands which all have strong footing in the luxury watch world and will be hot items at this auction which takes place on December 2, 2009.

Aside from luxury watches, there will be other items for sale; the full list totals 280 items. Although the auction will take place in London you can register online at Bonhams.com.

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Eva Mendes Seen Wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre Watch

Written by Debbie. Posted in LifeStyle Watches

Eva Mendes is hot. Anything she touches is hot. So, the fact that she was seen wearing yet another Jaeger-LeCoultre women’s watch is sizzling hot news for the brand. The talented actress, along with Nicholas Cage, just celebrated the release of their new film, “The Bad Lieutenant”, which is a remake of the original that starred Harvey Keitel in 1992.JLC_EvaMendes_LRG

During the dinner celebrating her new film, Eva wore the Reverso Lady Squadra watch in pink gold by luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Pump it up! Turn up the volume and check out our jazzy video of Eva with her Jaeger-LeCoultre watch!

Among watch connoisseurs, Jaegar-LeCoultre watches are thought to be some of the best in the world. For a long time, Jaegar was the backbone behind other luxury watch brands like Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, for which it produced movement blanks and for Cartier, for whom it created stunning watches. The company’s mantra has always been that “the aesthetics of a watch needed to reflect its inner beauty.”

Far from Hollywood, over in Germany, Jaeger-LeCoultre is also getting props for the Reverso Squadra Lady Duetto that Eva favors. This model watch was named Germany’s “Best Lady’s Watch for 2009” by the German magazine “Armbanduhren” (don’t ask me what that translates to).

reverso-squadra-lady-duettoThe Squadra line of watches by Jaeger-LeCoultre is for both men and women and represents both an elegant and slightly sporty look. The fact that this particular watch also retains characteristics of the Reverso collection means that the wearer can flip the case around to reveal another watch dial. Both dials tell time; one side has a day / night indicator and date, while the other side just tells time. This watch comes in white, black and pink gold, like the one that Eva wears.

Jaeger-LeCoultre must be loving that fact that such a beautiful, mature woman is sporting their watches and getting international press while doing so!

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