Archive for the ‘Watch Ambassador’ category

Sachin bats for AP

April 6, 2011

Audemars Piguet live on Sachin’s wrist

sachin wearing audemars piguet

It was the most proudest moment for every Indians with India winning the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. Cricketer  Sachin Teldulkar holding the World Cup against the backdrop of Gateway of India wearing his favourite watch, was a proud moment for Audermars Piguet.

Brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar is a particularly keen devotee of haute horlogerie and proudly wears Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches. These collections embody a perfect combination of elegance, excellence and strength, qualities that Audemars Piguet particularly appreciates in its sport ambassadors.

Pic Courtesy Audemars Piguet

World Cup for cricket.Cricketer  Sachin Teldulkar holding the World Cup against the backdrop of Gateway of India wearing his favourite watch, was a proud moment for Audermars Piguet.

Brand ambassador Sachin Tendulkar is a particularly keen devotee of haute horlogerie and proudly wears Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches. These collections embody a perfect combination of elegance, excellence and strength, qualities that Audemars Piguet particularly appreciates in its sport ambassadors.

Pic Courtesy Audemars Piguet

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.

New Tissot Emissary

September 29, 2010

Tony Parker Tissot Emissary

Thiebaud with Parker

French professional basketball player Tony Parker has joined the Tissot ambassador team. The captain of the French national basketball team and NBA’s San Antonio Spurs player scores highly on the international scene for his energy, apparent fearlessness and strong sense of social responsibility. As Official Timekeeper of FIBA (International Basketball Federation), Tissot visibly shares the new ambassador’s dedication to performance and looks forward to a winning partnership.

Tony Parker has enjoyed an impressive career to date. His success with the French national team, which he led to a bronze medal in the 2005 European Championships, parallels an outstanding NBA track record. He has a trio of NBA Champion titles to his name from 2003, 2005 and 2007 and has been an NBA All Star on three occasions. In 2007 he was honoured as the MVP (Most Valuable Player) in the NBA finals, the first foreign-born player to do so. At the contract signing, Tissot President François Thiébaud commented, “His natural talent and focused determination are deeply impressive and our partnership will help spread his inspirational qualities around the world.

The Tissot involvement in basketball also appears destined to grow at a rapid date. Already in 2009, the first year of collaboration with FIBA, the Swiss brand was entrusted with the timekeeping and data handling for EuroBasket in Poland. Building on its success in this role, Tissot this year has been honoured with the same responsible role at the 2010 FIBA World Championship for men in Turkey (August 28–September 12), and for women in the Czech Republic (September 23–October 3).

Omega’s New Constellation Launched

August 19, 2010

sonali bendre and abhishek bachchan

Omega launched its latest collection, New Constellation, at a glittering star-studded event attended by its Brand ambassadors Abhishek Bachchan and Sonali Bendre Behl.

The new range with the supernova dial design brings a new variant of style and sophistication into the Omega range. At the heart of the launch of New Constellation lies its promise of design superiority and exclusivity. In addition to traditional designs, the New Constellation offers to consumers contemporary yet dressy watches. The range presents a mix of sleek and strong looks. The women’s line introduces leather straps for the first time in the Constellation range.  Price Rs 96k onwards for ladies and Rs 1,05k onwards for men.

Available at Omega boutiques and key multi-brand outlets in select cities

Pastore for Concord

June 17, 2010

Tweet: Argentinean Javier Pastore for Concord

javier pastore

After Leo Messi for Audemars Piguet  it’s Argentinean Javier Pastore who will sport Concord C1 chronograph at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Pastore, a very young professional football talent from Argentina currently plays with the Italian Serie A club Palermo. He will play in the Argentina national team during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Born in Córdoba, Argentina in 1989, Javier developed his particular playing style at a young age. His professional youth career started in Talleres, the team he was always fan of. In 2008, he joined the first league Argentina team Huracán, but it was in 2009  when he joined the Italian team Palermo that his international career really began. Following a string of good performances in his first season at Italian Serie A level, Argentina head coach Diego Maradona decided to call up Pastore for national squad duty.

Just before leaving for South Africa, Pastore paid a visit to the Concord official retailer Joyería Danfer in Buenos Aires, where he was presented with the latest models of the C1 Collection. After hesitating between various models, his choice finally rested on the stainless steel and white rubber chronograph, C1 Pure.

This C1 Chronograph is presented in a 44 mm stainless steel case made of 53 elements, standing 16.70 mm tall. A metal protective ring coated in white rubber and fixed laterally by 7 self7blocking screws is enhanced by eight decorative elements straddling the bezel. These bastions protect a spectacular 3.30 mm thick sapphire crystal, which literally emerges from the case and displays a 37-layer white fibreglass like dial with its distinctive Concord seconds disk. This mechanical timepiece, holds a self-winding Valgranges movement with a 487 hour power reserve, is certified by the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). It is presented on a white rubber strap with folding clasp and is water resistant to a pressure of 20 ATM.

Maradona, now a watch

May 18, 2010

Tweet: Big Bang Maradona from Hublot

bag bang maradona

Hublot , a watch brand known for its close association with the game of soccer, has unveiled the Big Bang Maradona, a tribute to the legendary Argentine player Diego Maradona. Adorning the wrist of the ‘Hand of God’ now will be the chronograph bearing his own name. The Big Bang Maradona is a limited edition model in black ceramic, bearing the champion’s signature in sky blue on the dial, as well as his lucky number 10.

According to Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver, “It all started when we saw him wearing a Hublot Big Bang on each wrist. We checked where he had bought it and found out that he was wearing two watches because he has two daughters. We loved the story and the emotion behind those watches. That gave us the idea that we should have him as an ambassador. ”

The model limited to 250 pieces is called the ‘Gamin en Or’ (meaning Golden Kid) and takes one back to the time, when a 12-year-old Maradona announced, “I have two dreams: to play in a World Cup, and to win it with Argentina.”

big bang maradona

The matt black oversized ceramic case of the Big Bang Maradona, measuring 44.5 mm in diameter, surrounds a black dial bearing Diego Maradona’s signature in blue, with his lucky number 10 on the 3 o’clock counter. This same blue is used for the indices and the seconds hand, and for the special 45 minute counter (to count down to half and full time!) at 9 o’clock. The Argentine Blue is applied on the appliqués, case back and stitches on the luxurious alligator leather strap as well. The case back features a portrait of the football legend, arms raised in victory!

In the past too, Hublot has been associated with the game of football. Being the official timekeeping partners of Man U and bringing out the Man U United Red Devil Bang Watch in 2008, a hit among football fans of the club.

Messi, the football icon

May 17, 2010

Tweet: Lionel Messi signs with Audemars Piguet

lionel messi

Lionel Messi becomes the first footballer to associate his name with a prestigious Swiss watch brand, namely Audemars Piguet.

Discreet, humble and committed Messi is serving as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. As Messi explains, “I am trying to use my fame to raise public awareness of the distress of women and children around the world! You have to believe in yourself and never lose sight of your dreams… but sometimes our dreams need a little helping hand.”

In its undisputed leadership role within the field of Haute Horlogerie, Audemars Piguet naturally surrounds itself with strong and powerful personalities embodying excellence and daring in their own field – be it sport, art, or technology. These partnerships owe nothing to chance; they serve to reaffirm the authentic values conveyed by the Manufacture and centred on the passion for exceptional watches and the expertise they enshrine.

“Lionel Messi is an exceptional man, the greatest player of his generation. This young and talented athlete not only embodies pure sporting genius, but also the courage and the determination of a man who fights against all odds to pursue his dreams. Above and beyond his intrinsic value, we are welcoming a big-hearted man with valuable human qualities into the Audemars Piguet family”, said Philippe Merk.