Archive for the ‘Sports Watch’ category

TAG Heuer’s New

April 6, 2010

Briefly: TAG Heuer launches its latest collection, created especially for the brand’s  150th anniversary

Carrera Calibre 1887

carrera calibre 1887

TAG Heuer’s Calibre 1887 is the fifth movement designed 100% in-house. This 41 mm super slick timepiece is the latest introduction to smart style and elegance. It comes with black or silver dial with 3 counters. The hour and minute hands are in luminescent markers. The strap is in black alligator strap. The folding clasp is in solid steel with safety push buttons. Price 1,74k.

Formula 1 Steel and Ceramic

formula 1 lady steel ceramic

This 37 mm watch has been co-designed with TAG Heuer Brand Ambassador  Maria Sharapova. Ceramic is a multisensory material, soft and warm yet unalterable; like a diamond, it cannot be scratched. Combined with stainless steel, it creates a sublime bracelet with butterfly clasp — perfect for the most delicate wrist. The bezel on the jewelled version sparkles with 36 diamonds. For total star power, opt for the fully set bezel version with a new bracelet in ceramic and steel. The date window is at 3’O clock. It is water resistance to 200mts.  Price: Rs 99k

Available at TAG Heuer boutiques Bangalore: The Collection, UB City Mall, T: 40982110; Mumbai: Grand Hyatt Plaza, T: 30602001, Chennai: ITC Park Sheraton & Towers, Tel: 42110113; New Delhi: Johnson Watch Co., A-12, South Extension 1, T: 24642299; L-21, Connaught Place T: 9871198885

Longines 2010 Gifts

March 30, 2010

Briefly: Longines presents four new watches–two each for men and women

Longines 1001 nights

1001 nights

From the PrimaLuna collection comes the PrimaLuna Thousand and One Nights. The model’s alluring sparkle of diamonds covers the dial to light up the night with a thousand stars. The night star evokes the hours that pass during daylight, and reminds us of those moments when time can take on another dimension. The dial is covered with 314 VVS Top Wesselton diamonds (0.376 carats) and its bezel is set with 44 VVS Top Wesselton diamonds (0.299 carats), which sparkle like the stars in a clear night sky. The Longines PrimaLuna models in steel and rose gold are available in three sizes (23 mm, 26.50 mm and 30 mm) and house either a quartz movement or a self-winding mechanical movement. Available on a steel and rose gold bracelet or a black alligator strap, in some versions the sleek curves of the case or the delicate surface of the dial is enhanced by a slash of diamonds. Price; Rs 1,89k

Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph

longines chronograph

Having launched a watch fitted with an exclusive, self-winding chronograph movement with a column wheel which controls the chronograph functions in 2009, Longines has now identified new uses for this exceptional, user-friendly calibre. Under the name of the Longines Column-Wheel Chronograph, these latest models represent an updated version of the timing equipment that Longines has developed over the years. Price: Available on request.

Les Elegantes de Longines 2010

les elégantes

It was in the 1920s that the most important stylistic trends of 20th century was created. The decades creative freedom and imagination helped to perpetuate a unique style within the Art Deco movement which exerted a marked influence even in watchmkaing during the 1920s. As it does each year, Longines has sought inspiration in this artistic trend for creating elegant ladies’ timepieces and is now presenting three new watches in the distinctive 1920s style. Limited edition watch, price available only on request

Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch

In 1933 the American aviator Charles Lindbergh set off with his wife on a trip of 47,000 km around the North Atlantic. Having achieved a remarkable technical and human feat in being the first man to fly non-stop across the North Atlantic in his Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh wanted to explore possible future air routes across the far north before returning to the USA via Cape Verde and Brazil.

lindbergh's atlantic voyage

The equipment Lindbergh took with him on his long expedition included a wrist chronograph created specially by Longines for this very purpose. Re-issued, this exceptional timepiece, known as the Longines Lindbergh’s Atlantic Voyage Watch, is a tribute to the historical feat achieved by this pioneer of the skies. Price:  Rs 2,30k

Available at Longines Showroom Ambience Mall, NH-8, Ground Floor, Gurgaon; Cross Road 2, Ground Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai; K-15 Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi. For more call 91-9818727743.

Tissot’s quartret unveiled

March 22, 2010

Briefly: Tissot unveils four new limited edition watches at Basel World 2010

The Tissot 2010 T-Race Thomas Lüthi Limited Edition

thomas luethi ltd edition

Swiss Tissot ambassador Thomas Lüthi will be racing in the brand new Moto2 class in the 2010 MotoGP World Championship and has a special new watch to mark the occasion, the Tissot 2010 T-Race Thomas Lüthi Limited Edition is dynamic and also highly desirable.While Lüthi’s Swiss nationality reflects the heritage and mythos of the Tissot brand, the design of his new timepiece clearly expresses his precision riding and powerful charisma. Limited edition 999 pieces.

The Tissot 2010 T-Race Nicky Hayden Limited Edition

nicky hayden ltd edition

Nicky Hayden is teaming up with a striking new numbered limited edition watch for the 2010 MotoGP season. The watch integrates Nicky’s colours and race number into a stunning GMT chronograph. Racetrack and bike inspired elements express themselves in high-tech, top quality materials, in a timepiece driven by a dynamic Swiss movement. Taking care of the demanding timekeeping needs of footballer Michael Owen in 2010 is a timepiece with precision, robustness and classical chic in its DNA. Limited edition 4,999 pieces.

The Tissot PRC 200 Michael Owen Limited Edition 2010

michael owen ltd edition

Dedicated to meeting the toughest goals for performance and style for the 4,999 wearers of the limited edition, the watch combines understated elegance with accuracy in a three-hand automatic. A transparent case back decorated with Michael’s Manchester United team number 7, a football and his signature confirm the watch’s additional role as talisman for the popular Tissot ambassador and his many loyal fans. Limited edition 4,999 pieces.

The Tissot Glam Sport Danica Patrick Limited 2010

glamsport danica ltd edition

The Tissot Glam Sport Danica Patrick Limited 2010 fulfills her clear wish to have a modern timepiece that expresses her sporty nature and love of elegance in equal measures. Contemporary elements such as a sculpted polished case and chic metal bracelet go hand in hand with intricate feminine details such as shaped hands and fine Roman numerals to mark key hours. The crowning glory comes in the form of 25 sparkling diamonds in a winning combination. Limited edition of 4,999 pieces

Amelia wears a Hamilton

March 16, 2010

Briefly: Hillary Swank wears the Hamilton Khaki Field watch playing the role of Amelia, the biopic of the same name

amelia and hamilton

Amelia, starring two-time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank in the title role, sports a Hamilton watch throughout the film. Producers approached the company because the real Amelia Earhart wore a Hamilton. Having worked with more than 350 past movie productions, Hamilton responded by providing a model with a vintage look and feel, ideally suited to the period. The Hamilton Khaki Field watch is a perfect match for Swank as she plays Amelia in the biopic now playing in Indian cinema halls. The leather band and thin, simple face of this watch harkens back to the aviator watches of WWII. Amelia disappeared during her famous flight in 1937, so the style this watch emulates lines up perfectly with the famous vintage Hamiltons worn in the Great War.

Hamilton also participates in promoting the movie, offering two versions of the Amelia watch for sale. Point-of-purchase displays at Hamilton retailers feature the Amelia poster and other visuals.

Very Human

March 4, 2010

Briefly: Issye Miyake’s Hu is futuristic and is inspired by nature’s organic shapes

issey miyake hu watch

“It truly is a creative bonding and all my life long feelings about watches as prosthetic extension of the body, the concept of anatomical contouring and the organics sculptural possibilities of materials that integrate into one single skin,” says Ross Lovegrove, the designer of “Hu” which simply means human.

Hu’s avant grande lines and its unique face stand out. To be sold under the Issey Miyake watch brand name, Hu is built by Seiko. Seiko and Issey Miyake (both Japanese) have actually been working together since 2001. The collection of unique timepieces, for both men and women, from Miyake Design and Seiko Instruments Inc. (SII) has been created by Japanese and European designers. Each designer has created a timepiece collection that uniquely depicts their rendition of Issey Miyakes’ world while striking a balance between tradition and modernity. To date, a total of seven lines have been created, namely the Hu, Insetto, Ovo, To, Trapezoid, Twelve and Vakio, each with its own specialist look.
Hu’s organic shape, made of titanium and silicon materials, gently holds and melds into your wrist. The dial as a slight slope on a 25º angle to the right, which makes the dial naturally and easily viewable

IWC’s Yacht Club Chrono

February 18, 2010

portuguese yacht club chrono

Tags: IWC’s Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph

Unveiled at SIHH (Salon International Haute Horologerie) 2010, Geneva the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is an elegant sports watch which also is a nautical precision instrument A reliable timepiece whose functionality is beyond reproach and in which every detail, however minor, has been optimized, the Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph from IWC is water-resistant to 6 bar and is equipped with a screw-in crown and a crown protection. Its chronograph permits the recording of aggregate times of up to 12 hours on the common counter for the minutes and hours and can be reset to zero via the fly back function at any time while running, so that it is instantly ready to start measuring a new time. There are many ways of measuring longstop times. Yet none are as convenient and unambiguous as those provided by the analogue display of the 89360 calibre: these can be read like a normal time display. In addition, the movement with its integral chronograph is designed in such a way that the measurement of even long stop times does not lead to fluctuations in amplitude and associated inaccuracy. The signal red centre stopwatch hand in effect also plays a central role. Together with the supplementary flange for seconds and fractions of a second, it allows extremely accurate short-interval timing. In terms of functionality, the dial appeals with its clear railway track-style chapter ring and – for the first time in the Portuguese family – with luminescent indices and hands. It also incorporates date and small seconds displays.

In spite of its sporting characteristics, the new Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph represents a Portuguese that is true to type with its consummately neat dial and Arabic numerals. The Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph is available in three variants: in steel with a silver-plated dial, rhodium-plated luminescent hands and appliqués. Again in steel with a black dial, silver-plated flange and rhodium- plated hands and appliqués, also luminescent. The most refined model in 18 carat red gold has an slate-coloured dial with a sun pattern ground finish, subtly contrasted by the black small seconds display circle and the black ring for the aggregate minutes of the chronograph. Gold-plated hands and solid red gold appliqués distinguish this model additionally. All three variants are worn on a black rubber strap with a folding clasp.


Reverso, the ultimate extreme

February 17, 2010

Reverso Squadra Chrono Black

Tags: Jaeger LeCoultre’s Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo, 500 pieces

The Reverso Squadra Chronograph GMT Palermo Open shows legitimate pride in its status as the only automatic chronograph in the entire Reverso range. Jaeger-LeCoultre have managed to bridge space and time to connect the first watch with a swivel case conceived on a polo field in India.

Its unique case made from vulcanised rubber for the first time in the rich history of the Reverso. The brand designers have emphasised the superb depth of this colour by creating chromatic compositions on the supporting elements and dial. This case houses the famous automatic Calibre 754 and the chronograph which is indispensable in measuring crucial moments; and the dual time-zone indication that helps preserve the strength of the mental ties with loved ones back home.

Its accuracy is ensured for full 65 hours by a variable-inertia balance guaranteeing enhanced shock resistance and accurate long-term adjustment (by means of screws placed on the balance rim, and the laser-welded balance-spring). Moreover, this caliber comprises two high-end chronograph signature features: a column wheel and a vertical coupling-clutch. The former is a wheel that coordinates all phases of the chronograph function, thereby ensuring their perfect synchronisation, while the latter guarantees extreme reliability.

The hour and minute hands are rhodium-plated, while the fiery red central seconds hand stands out clearly against the elegant black dial with its guilloché-work centre. The large date at 12 o’clock counterbalances the dual time-zone display at 6 ‘clock, while the chronograph hour and minute counters, also featuring rhodium-plated hands, are placed opposite each other at 3 and 9 o’clock. The presence of a luminescent substance naturally facilitates reading off the indications, even in the dark. The JLC artists have pursued the play on light through splendid two-tone effects on the other parts of the watch. They pay a splendid visual tribute to the unique two-part structure of the case through two remarkable associations of materials. The first version combines the intense black of vulcanised rubber with the gleam of steel, while the second, issued in a limited edition of 500, plays on the appealing alternate use of intense deep black and the glowing warmth of pink gold. To further enliven this dynamic antagonism between organic and metallic elements, the watch is fitted with a technical strap featuring a rubber core surrounded by an incomparably rugged textile coating. Its matt tone further reinforces the resolute face of this powerful and uncompromising timepiece.