Archive for October 2010

Omega for Diwali 2010

October 28, 2010

Omega unveils the New Constellation in the festive season

 

constellation women

The New Omega Constellation’s fashionable designs effortlessly fuse style and technology together. The new range prides itself with the supernova dial design and brings a new variant of style and sophistication into the Omega range. In addition to traditional designs, the new range offers to consumers contemporary yet dressy watches. The women’s line introduces leather straps for the first time in the New Constellation range. 

 

In timeless white: The white Constellation Ladies timepiece with a polished 18 Ct red gold case and a white alligator leather strap is an ideal accessory for any stylish wardrobe. Its dramatic brushed 18 Ct red gold bezel features Roman numerals, are coated with white Super-LumiNova. The silver lacquered dial features a supernova pattern which explodes from the Constellation star. Price: Rs 3, 47,000.

constellation men

Shades of black and grey: Adorned with the 34 full-cut diamonds, a black alligator leather strap and a shaded grey dial makes this striking watch a unique creation. The polished facetted hour and minute hands are coated with white Super-LumiNova, which makes it easy to read in all light conditions.  Price: Rs 5, 29,000.

 

Sorry, Omega

October 22, 2010

 

abhishek and sonali

 

Abhishek and Sonali steal the show at Omega Constellation launch of new range

The models sashayed on the ramp with the watches on their wrists, the brand ambassadors appeared on the ramp, smiled for the flashbulbs and camera, replied to queries from members of the press like:

“Abhishek when choosing a product to endorse what do you look in it.”

“Sonali what do you think of  Omega’s Constellation?”

“Abhishek what is your family’s favourite watch?”

“Sonali when did you start wearing a Omega?”

“Abhisek do you exchange your Omega with your wife?”

‘Sonali what do you like in the Constellation?”

The Q&A session at the launch held at Taj Hotel in Mumbai ended with Abhishek leaving the stage with Sonali on his arm saying, “Khana Khake Jana.”

Omega which had flown Jean-Claude Monachon, Vice-President Product Development all the way from Switzerland and is the man behind the new Omega products sadly had no question thrown at him though he waited eagerly for one.

Whoever said that when celebrities take the centre stage the product they are endorse takes a back seat said it right. The Omega’s Constellation launch was evident of the same.

For watch lovers, of whom there was handful, wanting to know more about Omega’s future products from Monachon, he had left by the time the cocktails began.

Omega Constellation new range is contemporary and dressy. Its fashionable designs effortlessly fuse style and technology together, thanks to its supernova, its promise of design superiority and exclusivity.

Titan’s Tycoon

October 20, 2010

Titan’s Tycoon Collection is priced upwards of Rs 3k

Titan has unveiled its all-new collection of chronograph and multifunction watches, with international styling, called Tycoon. Every watch in the collection makes a statement about the person who wears it. The gold and steel exterior shines in the darkest hour. The hands move ahead deftly and unwaveringly. The designs have the grandeur of the calm. And Swarovski crystals glint modestly from the bezel. Priced between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 12,000, Tycoon collection is available in eight different styles across 25 variants.

 

Signature 1533

Forged in stainless steel, the watch is loaded with features like knurled solid link, two toned bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and a VD53 chronograph movement, giving the wearer a true feeling of power and success. The watch is also available with a World Time feature, powered by the in house Titan T7299 calibre.  Offered in gold, rose gold and steel versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Glitterati 1535

A multifunction watch with day and date function, the watch is studded with original Swarovski Crystals. The contemporary look makes it the perfect accessory for the man of independent spirit seeking to explore new horizons. Designed with multi-lugs and integrated croco leather strap, the watch is available in gold and rose gold version. Price: Rs. 5,995.

 

Grande 1537

The Grande 1537 is a stylishly powerful watch which brings out the inherent pride of success for the new generation achievers. Encased in an all stainless steel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, this chronograph is available in gold and steel, rose gold and Steel, IP black and gold and IP black and rose gold versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Available at Titan Flagship store, Bandra, T: 65120108; World of Titan, Colaba,T: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Khar, T: 26461620

Titan has unveiled its all-new collection of chronograph and multifunction watches, with international styling, called Tycoon. Every watch in the collection makes a statement about the person who wears it. The gold and steel exterior shines in the darkest hour. The hands move ahead deftly and unwaveringly. The designs have the grandeur of the calm. And Swarovski crystals glint modestly from the bezel. Priced between Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 12,000, Tycoon collection is available in eight different styles across 25 variants.

 

tycoon signature

Forged in stainless steel, the watch is loaded with features like knurled solid link, two toned bracelet, scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass and a VD53 chronograph movement, giving the wearer a true feeling of power and success. The watch is also available with a World Time feature, powered by the in house Titan T7299 calibre.  Offered in gold, rose gold and steel versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

 

 

tycoon glitterati

A multifunction watch with day and date function, the watch is studded with original Swarovski Crystals. The contemporary look makes it the perfect accessory for the man of independent spirit seeking to explore new horizons. Designed with multi-lugs and integrated croco leather strap, the watch is available in gold and rose gold version. Price: Rs. 5,995.

 

The Grande 1537 is a stylishly powerful watch which brings out the inherent pride of success for the new generation achievers. Encased in an all stainless steel and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass, this chronograph is available in gold and steel, rose gold and Steel, IP black and gold and IP black and rose gold versions. Price: Rs. 10,995.

Available at Titan Flagship store, Bandra, T: 65120108; World of Titan, Colaba,T: 65023928, 22882872; World of Titan, Khar, T: 26461620

 

Monaco and Carrera

October 19, 2010

TAG Heuer – Monaco 40th Anniversary re-edition in limited edition of 1000 pieces

tag heuer monaco 40 years

A stunning tribute to the “McQueen Monaco” as seen in the film classic Le Mans: left-side crown, vintage blue dial, red hands and indexes, silver sub-dials at 3 and 9, vintage “HEUER” logo at 12. The 38 mm case in 316L stainless steel is engraved on the back with “Steve McQueen” and signed “ Jack Heuer.” The sapphire crystal is water-resistant to 50 meters. Two straps options: the original in black perforated leather or a new offer in elegant blue alligator. Limited edition of 1,000, each delivered with a special commemorative case in the series’ distinctive colours. Price: Rs 1,98,000

TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph

tag heuer carrera calibre

The TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 16 Day-Date Chronograph now includes a titanium version that is strongly influenced by the motor racing experience. Its brushed titanium case is in perfect harmony with the carbon effect on the dial and the leather strap. This titanium model is more sporting yet more elegant than ever and, like all the Carrera Chronographs, it is a coveted object: daring, timeless and indispensable. Price: Rs 1,84,000

Crystal Clear

October 19, 2010

Dior  Christal 8 Mother of Pearl displays 8 time zones simultaneously

dior christal 8

Since 2005, Dior Christal has been cutting and encrusting sapphire crystal by hand into bezels and a strap in a marquetry fashion to create a theatre of lights that is re-enchanting watchmaking. Emblazoned with Diors’s emblematic colours  (red, black, white and purple), equipped with  a  quartz (ETA), self-winding (ETA or Zenith) or hand-wound mechanical (Concepto Tourbillon caliber) movement, Dior Christal watches are as beautiful and immaculate inside as outside. The new Dior Christal  8 Mother of Pearl displays 8 time zones simultaneously. It has Mumbai as one of the 8 time zones. The grey and gold, timeless colour codes of the house are rewritten through the mother-of-pearl and the gold metallization of the dial .This timepiece  is treated as a jewel with the precious materials in hues of grey, white and gold and with the satellite effects(the back of the dial completes a full tour in 12h, the disc which indicates the 8 time zones in 24h) . The Couture finishes where the inside is as beautiful as the outside: the carefully crafted case-back reproduces the pattern of the dial and combines a gold oscillating weight with precious stones and mother-of-pearl marquetry. Price: Rs 9, 30,000.

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co, K- 15, Connaught Place, New Delhi and Watches of Switzerland,  231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai.

For the high seas

October 8, 2010

Zenith’s Captain is a vintage timepiece

 

el primero captain

 

With its Dauphin-style hands and long indexes, in both cases fluted, Zenith’s  Captain harks back unmistakably to vintage timepieces. In homage to the original model, the Zenith El Primero Captain picks up both the spirit and the aestheticism again. A thoroughbred, the chronograph has two large push-pieces on the side. Just as it did fifty years ago, technical and chronometric achievement governed  the development of this collection. The new generation technically surpasses past ones by incorporating a high-performance COSC-certified movement, the legendary El Primero caliber designed in 1969. The movement, with Côtes de Genève decoration, is visible through  a sapphire case back. On the other face, the silver sunbursst dial is surmounted by gold-plated facetted rhodium hands and indexes. The date window is positioned at six o’clock. Three chronograph sub-dials are arranged in a V at the centre, on the lower part of the dial. The watch combines simplicity with a strong identity. It expresses both a very masculine retro elegance and highly technical complexity. Price: Rs. 384,000

Available at Chennai: Helvetica, Spencer Plaza, T: 28490013, New Delhi:  Johnson Watch Co. (C.P.),T: 41513121 – Johnson Watch Co. (South Ex.),T: 24642255, Mumbai: Times of Lord, Kemps Corner,T: 23695254

GTE 2011

October 7, 2010

Geneva Time Exhibition

Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), the six day long exhibition of 60 watchmaking brands opens in Geneva on January 16, 2011.

Geneva Time Exhibition is pleased to announce the creation of the GTE SUPERWATCH 2011 AWARD, the prize for the independent watch deemed the most distinguished in its conception, avant-gardism and technology.

Reserved exclusively to exhibitors taking part at the GTE, The GTE SUPERWATCH 2011 AWARD will be given to one single watch, after a prestigious and independent jury of six people have judged the nominated watches. Jury members include • Anders Modig (Jury President), editor in Chief Plaza Watch, Elizabeth Doerr, Watch journalist and author, Jean Marc Wiederrecht, independent Watchmaker , Axel Kufus, Professor of Design at Universität der Kunste Berlin , Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi of Seddiqi and Sons, leading  agent/retailer group in the Middle East and Geoffroy Ader, European Head of Watches, Sotheby’s.