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Rejoice F1 fans

October 15, 2011

TAG Heuer launches two watches to coincide with Formula 1, one each for men and women

TAG Heuer is honouring its longstanding relationship with motor racing with its “Mastering Speed for 150 years” celebrations by launching a very special ‘India Racing Edition’ . This also coincides with the maiden year of Formula One launch in India and therefore, serves a perfect offering for both TAG Heuer and F1 fans.

TAG Heuer India Racing

The TAG Heuer Carrera Tachymeter Chronograph has been chosen for this special edition. This 200 pieces numbered limited edition has been adorned with the logo of ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ with striking India colors – Saffron and Green. The presence of the car shaped logo on the dial adds to the thrill of TAG Heuer fans as well as car racing enthusiasts. The ‘Mastering Speed for 150 Years’ logo has been placed on the dial at 9 ’o clock as well as on the Sapphire Crystal case back. The chronograph hand along with the thread stitching on the leather strap is in India saffron colors, which provides a fresh, enthusiastic appeal and captures the soul of TAG Heuer, which is, innovation, prestige, performance and precision. Price Rs 1, 99,000

TAG Heuer F1 Lady Gold

For the new bride to be, TAG Heuer Formula 1 Lady Gold Ceramic combines the best of both worlds: gold-ceramic; reliable-chic; masculine-feminine. With accents of gold, it’s a truly unique timepiece. The bezel is an exquisite polished gold plated (18K 2N) & ceramic with 84 Wesselton diamonds and the bracelet plated in shimmering gold. The white diamond dial, with 11 to Wesselton diamonds and luminescent markers on polished gold plated minute and hour hands, add an extra edge to this one of a kind timepiece apt for her special day. Price Rs 1, 99,000

TAG’s Monsoon Offer

July 5, 2011

Timing it with the monsoon TAG Heuer launches water resistant watches and this year they have three watches to offer. Practical yet sophisticated, these exquisite timepieces are a must have this monsoon season!

Carrera Lady Diamond

Bearing resemblance to its masculine equivalent yet set apart by its feminine charms: 13 diamonds on the index, steel bracelet and mother-of-pearl dial. Drawing inspiration from the classic style of Carrera watches, the TAG Heuer Carrera Lady Diamond contains a high precision movement. It is chic and feminine, and comes in dial colour options in white or pink mother of pearl, or black, enhanced by 13 diamonds or elegant baton markers. Simplicity and efficiency are the governing style principles, revisited with the TAG Heuer woman’s superlative elegance and grace. Price: Rs. 1,34,000

Grand CARRERA Calibre 36RS Caliper Chronograph

Winner of the Grand Prix d’Horlorgerie de Geneve, Favourite Sports Watch, the TAG Heuer Grand CARRERA Calibre 36RS Caliper Concept Chronograph is an exceptional timepiece animated by a column-wheel movement based on the famous «El Primero». This timepiece of superlative design is remarkable for being the first Swiss-made mechanical watch capable of measuring and displaying 1/10th second thanks to the rotating scale. The watch is driven by a C.O.S.C.- certified automatic movement that beats at an impressive 36,000 vibrations per hour. This high frequency allows the central seconds hand to advance at 1/10th second intervals – a technological achievement of the highest order. It is made possible by a special information display developed by TAG Heuer: the Caliper Rotating Scale that magnifies the second by ten times, controlled by a stunning red-edged crown at 10.00. Price: Rs. 4,26,000

Aquaracer Calibre S 1/100th Chronograph

TAG Heuer developed and patented the Calibre S movement, accurate to 1/100th of a second. It’s what makes this watch revolutionary. For maximum readability, watch and chronograph times are displayed by the hour and minute hands. The semi circular Calibre S counters show 1/10th and 1/100th of a second in chronograph mode, or the date in hour mode. The counter at 4:30 indicates 1/100th-of-a-second and the counter at 7:30shows 1/10th-of-a-second. In hour mode, the perpetual retrograde date is displayed by the hands of these two counters- until December 31, 2099. Like all Aquaracer editions, the Calibre S 1/100th carries the essential features of the line. Price: Rs. 1,16,000.

Victoria, Victoria

June 29, 2011

Victorinox’s Victoria is an all-day wear watch and is accessibly priced

Swiss watchmaker Victorinox has unveiled its non diamond versions of Victoria at much more affordable price.  Easy on your pocket this feminine and serene, the new Victoria — named after the mother of Victorinox founder, Mr. Karl Elsener – is effortlessly simple and straightforward. The seamless integration of the bracelet makes it fluid as it smoothly follows every movement of the wrist. Accessibly priced, rich to the touch and the eye, the 28mm watch is a perfect all-day wear.

The natural dial colours — eggshell beige, charcoal grey or a warm shade of brown — were chosen to play down contrasts with the shimmering steel, which is finely brushed and mirror polished. The muted palette heightens the watch’s sophistication.

The bracelet design plays a key role here: feeling weightless and extremely slender, its linking system is hidden from view. The links are uniquely hinged together, and the spherical middle part of the case, which meets the flat, rimless part of the bracelet, creates a subtle half-moon shape.

Additionally, there is the play of textures and patterns on the dial. Off-centred sunrays starting at 12 o’clock draw attention to the famous logo of Victorinox Swiss Army. On most models the hour markers are luminescent dots set into rounded and polished cabochons. The overall effect is feminine, timeless and elegantly understated. Price Rs 35,000 apprx.

Available at Mumbai: Kamdar & Kamdar-24136032, Swiss Boulevard-24813520, Swiss Galary-23520903, Swiss Paradise-28982060/3501, Watches of Switzerland-26402511/12, Just in Time-64528508(colaba) 64520084(oshiwara) 64528510(vashi) 65261200(thane), Prime Watch World-40214948; Pune: CT Pundole & Sons-26343685/2634; Nasik:Significant Moments- 2345252; Ahmedabad:The Golden Time-26441420/26924900; Surat: The Golden Time-2652065/6; Baroda: Jain Jewels-6621233; Hyderabad: Kamal Watch-66463366/9550422928, Meena Jewellers-23237170/9908648065, Ramesh Swiss watch Co-27812785, Krishna-66411215, F1-23376296; Bangalore: Rodeo Drive-22271977, Time Shop-22444550, Zimsons-30160125, Helios- 4110178; Chennai: The Helvetica-43577782/3, Wrist World-28112444; Kolkatta: Exclusive Lines-22820626, Ram’s watch-22888882; Indore: Samay enterprises-9826439014; New Delhi: Gangoly Brothers- 23346203, Time Point- 41425534

Victorinox’s Alliance

May 9, 2011

Victorinox’s 2011 Alliance roll out emphasizes fluidity and dynamism

Serious, sober, function-driven design using Swiss-made components and crafted materials of the highest caliber, that what the Victorinox Alliance Line is all about.

alliance chrono

The Alliance line has steadily evolved since its earliest incarnations. This year’s new Alliance rollout emphasizes fluidity and dynamism. The lyre-shaped watch horns are elongated. Dial styles reflect the spare, essentialist design philosophy: lacquered black but not glossy; silver, satin-finished, with a sunray effect subtly catching the light; or slate grey and matte-finished. Brand new is the presence of only three Arabic numerals on the dial face — at three, six and nine o’clock. Elsewhere, raised and sharp-edged markers indicate the hour. The date window is at six on the watch and angled between four and five on the chronograph. Soft leather for the strap or a classic bracelet in three-link steel, with alternating finishes or understated colour variants.

Available with black, charcoal grey and silver dials and  3-row alternating-finish steel bracelet or leather strap in black, charcoal grey and camel, Alliance Line is priced between Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000.

Schwarzenegger on your wrist

April 20, 2011

Audemars Piguet’s Arnold Schwarzenegger watch

schwarzenegger watch

Now a Arnie (of The Terminator fame) watch. You read it right. Audemars Piguet and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have collaborated to create the ultimate collector timepiece, The Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger the Legacy Chronograph, a perfect blend of strength and control.

This limited-edition timepiece is a vibrant tribute to this long established friendship and like the previous designs in the Royal Oak Offshore portfolio draws inspiration from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s onscreen roles as well as his human values. Like all the timepieces created in close cooperation between Audemars Piguet and Governor Schwarzenegger, the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph is a masterpiece of rugged elegance. Since the collaboration debuted in 1999, the sale of these timepieces has also raised millions of dollars and brought awareness to After-School All-Stars, a charitable organization founded in 1992 by Schwarzenegger. To date charitable contributions from the watches has raised a total close to $10 million.

The Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph is issued in a 1,500- piece limited edition, each engraved on the back with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy. Inspired by the case of the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold All-Stars Chronograph it is the first Audemars Piguet watch to feature an all-ceramic 48-millimeter case middle and bezel. The watch is supplied with an anthracite aramid fibre strap, along with an additional strap in hand-sewn black crocodile leather with large square scales. Proceeds from sale of this model will serve to fund the “After School All Stars” foundation.

Schwarzenegger and AP’s powerful partnership dates to the summer of 1998 when the film star, a long-time connoisseur and collector of fine watches, visited Audemars Piguet’s headquarters in Le Brassus, Switzerland. Arnold’s eye for detail and appreciation of superb craftsmanship mirrored Audemars Piguet’s world-class reputation for technological innovation and cutting edge design. The following year, Schwarzenegger collaborated on the design for the first commemorative timepiece which heralded his film End of Days.

In the years to follow, the relationship expanded with the establishment of an on-going charitable partnership between AP and Arnold, who during the partnership became the 38th Governor of California. The fruits of these efforts are an array of limited-edition timepieces which include the introduction of the Jules Audemars Double X Chronograph created for The Sixth Day in 2001 followed by the Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph, inspired by the 2003 film The Terminator 3, and the largest Offshore ever produced; the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger Chronograph with date and small seconds; a Jules Audemars Chronograph & Perpetual Calendar; and a Jules Audemars Dual Time Power Reserve as well as the Royal Oak Offshore All-Stars Chronograph in 2008. Furthermore, these watches have become highly sought after by collectors and aficionados alike.

Dior’s Unique Watch

April 13, 2011

Dior’s Chiffre Rouge vintage comes into two colours

chiffre rouge

The asymmetrical architecture of its case that groups all its controls together on the widened right-hand side makes Chiffre Rouge unique.   Identifiable also because of its “irreductible” calibre, an exceptional automatic movement developed for Dior Homme in limited and numbered editions by the prestigious Swiss Manufacturer Zenith. Dior brings to you a 38mm chronograph for a vintage and sporty look. Adding to the earlier collection, the new vintage watch comes in two different coloured straps-Blue and Brown. These coloured dials come with elaborate matt and sun brushed subtle effects, matching with the alligator straps. With only 200 limited edition pieces worldwide, each watch has a number engraved on the case-back. Price Rs 210,000.

Available at Johnson’s Watch Co, K-1 Connaught Place, New Delhi; Watches of Switzerland, 231, Link Corner Building, Shop no.2, Linking Road, Bandra(W), Mumbai; and The Helvetica – Chennai Citi centre, No 7, Dr.Radha Krishnan Salai, Chennai.

Amethyst Allure

April 12, 2011

Octea Lady from Swarovski is a must-have for fashionistas


octea lady

Femininity and elegance are underlined by a hint of amethyst in this Octea Lady watch by Swarovski. A must-have for fashionistas! The 32mm case is in stainless steel with an amethyst satin bezel. The dial is prune-coloured, sunray pattern; numbers – hand-applied silver coloured indexes and Arabic numerals. The strap is a stainless steel bracelet. The movement is Swiss quartz. Price Rs 35,000


Available at: Swarovski, Linking Road, T: 022 26402510; Swarovski, Atria Mall, T: 022 24813320-21; Swarovski, Palladium Mall, T: 022 66100142