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JEANRICHARD has developed a new kind of strap made from alligator-skin but with the water-resistance of a strap made from 100% rubber. This newly developed strap technology reproduces the actual surface of alligator skin down to the smallest details, while offering total water-proofing and resilience to daily wear and tear in the great outdoors.
Swiss watchmaker Blancpain, in association with the Historical Diving Society Hans Hass Award Committee, has announced that Chinese Professor Cui Weicheng, Research Professor and Dean of the Hadal Science And Technology Center of the Shanghai Ocean University individually, and the Chinese State Oceanic Administration collectively, have won the 2014 Hans Hass Award.
Vacheron Constantin has taken up residence in Berlin House in the heart of Moscow with the opening of an exclusive new boutique. To commemorate the occasion they have produced four special watches, one a unique piece. The watches are variously equipped with a tourbillon, a perpetual calendar, an equation of time as well as sunrise and sunset times for the city of Moscow.
The new Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver represents everything that the Le Locle based watchmaker is about. The dial, in blue or black, is decorated with a wave-like motif with the famous Ulysse Nardin logo featured at 3 o’clock on the dial.
Inevitably after breaking the world record for a parachute jump from the stratosphere, you come back down to earth with a bump. Eventually the time comes when you need to find yourself a fresh new challenge. Two years on, in the case of extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner, he has decided to race with the Audi race experience team on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.
July 4th 1914, tensions ran high. Archduke Franz Ferdinand had been assassinated in Sarajevo just a few days earlier. It was to be the catalyst to the greatest war the world has ever known. But on July 4th at what turned out to be the last French Grand Prix before the Great War, at a time when owning a car, let alone having the means to be able to race one was reserved for the wealthy, a relatively unknown German driver, machinist Christian Lautenschlager, entered the race.
Highly regarded independent Swiss watchmaker Christophe Claret has opened a new point of sale in Paris, the first for the brand in France. The new outlet will be open from the end of June 2014.
Not content with being the official timekeepers at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, currently keeping many a football fan up way past bedtime, Hublot celebrates the 76th annual Bol d’Or Mirabaud regatta with an elegant Classic Fusion chrono in titanium and carbon with a hint of deep blue so as to mirror the waters of Lake Geneva. At the same time they are also the official timekeepers of the event.
Further to Ernie’s post on Bremont’s appearance in the new Matthew Vaughn movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, just a little background detail. The film is due to be released in mid-October by 20th Century Fox, and stars Colin Firth, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine and emerging actor Taron Egerton.
The new ICON series by British brand Nite Watches veers away from the established Nite Watches design codes and opts for more traditional styling with bold and clear dial markings and a variety of finishes on the two part solid stainless steel case.