Omega Unveils Charity Component to Summer Olympic Games 2016 and Shows Off the Seamaster Bullhead Rio watch

 |  August 4th, 2015

Yesterday, Omega — the Official Timekeeper of the Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro — announced a charity component that will accompany the one-year countdown to the big event. The brand is  partnering with Viva Rio, a Brazilian non-profit organization that works  to promote a culture of peace and social inclusion. Every month for the next 12 months, Omega will announce a new venture designed to leave a lasting impression on the host city. The first of the 12 social action projects supports vulnerable mothers in the Costa Barros, North Zone, of Rio, where violence is high. Omega will revitalize a  center where pregnant women and mothers can gain  education and healthcare from a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.  You can read more…

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Experience Watchmaking for a Weekend in Zurich

 |  July 31st, 2015

Always dream of going to Switzerland? Of seeing how watches are made? Well now you have your chance. The Dolder Grand hotel in Zurich is offering a “Luxurious Watchmaking Experience”  this summer and running through September 30, 2015. Operated as a special package by the iconic hillside-nesteld hotel, the event is designed to offer guests a unique watchmaking experience. Run by top Zurich retailer, Bucherer, the watchmaking class enables participants to gain a rare look inside the fascinating world of watchmaking. A  trained watchmaker will teach the art of beautiful timepieces via a once-in-a-lifetime look inside the best Swiss timepieces.  The package includes a two-night stay at the hotel, which also boasts an award-winning spa, and other amenities. Packages start at just about $3,000 per person.

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Hublot, Paris Saint-Germain Unveil LE Big Bang Under the Stars

 |  July 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Anyone who knows New York, knows that it is not just one of the greatest cosmopolitan cities in the world, but also that it is the place to be for big announcements. On Thursday night – at the Loft & Garden on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center building, Hublot made multiple big announcements. In fact, not only did the brand bring in the players from the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club to help unveil the new Official limited edition watch, but it also had Giants’ NFL player Victor Cruz on hand to help unveil the watch.  Helping to MC the event was former New York Giant quarterback and newly minted Good Morning America special correspondent, Jesse Palmer –a…

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How To Spot a Fake Watch — NAWCC Introduces Luxury or Lie? Course

 |  July 14th, 2015

Watch education is an essential on-going tool of knowledge for any watch lover. Now, the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors has implemented a new educational course for watch lovers who really want to know how to spot a fake. The course, entitled Luxury or Lie? How to Identify Genuine Watches, is targeted to help jewelers, appraisers and watch buyers. The program has been designed and developed by the NAWCC along with wristwatch curator and instructor Adam Harris. The course includes an overview of watch types and establishes criteria for making judgments of authenticity based on comparative analysis. Essentially, throughout the multi-day workshop in Columbia, PA, participants will learn watch examination techniques and critical detection skills to discern the…

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Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Seiko – On Court Together at Wimbledon for Big Wins

 |  July 13th, 2015

It was a grand slam weekend in tennis! With smashing results: Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the Wimbledon 2015 men’s singles final. This marks Djokovic’s second consecutive year winning Wimbledon, and the 28-year-old player accomplished it almost with a fury – not allowing the pressure of Federer’s serve get the best of him. Djokovic wears a Seiko Astron GPS Solar Chronograph Limited Edition watch that bears his name. On Saturday, Serena Williams won her third Grand Slam tournament of 2015 – taking the Wimbledon Singles title after defeating Garbine Muguruza. It was William’s fourth straight Major win. Williams wears the 37mm Royal Oak Offshore watch by Audemars Piguet. The white rubber, diamond-set rose-gold timepiece was on her wrist throughout…

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