News from the Watch Industry
Ralph Lauren has unveiled Ralph Lauren Black Safari watch models inspired by the beauty of the African landscape and the romance of safari.
The safari theme has long been a feature of his apparel and accessories collections. For his Swiss made timepieces, he contrasts a utilitarian feel with refined elegance, using complex mechanisms to create a collection designed to be at home whether in the city or on the savannah.
If you are any kind of a Linde Werdelin fan you will already be familiar with the Oktopus, but now the cutting edge West London based brand has released the highly anticipated Oktopus MoonLite. Its inner and outer cases feature colourless ALW (Alloy Linde Werdelin), developed specifically for Linde Werdelin. The watch is available for purchase from the Linde Werdelin e-Boutique, or from authorised retailers.
We began the week with chronographs from new brand Areion Watches from Birmingham, UK. We now move on to Aegaon Watches (pronounced Aega-on) from Estonia, apparently Estonia’s first ever watch brand. It’s Elvis himself who can take the credit for the mighty 65mm watch the brand has developed. The designer, Janno Roodi, saw Elvis wear a similar oversized watch in a movie, fell in love with it and decided to create one.
Swiss watch brand SEVENFRIDAY is partnering with two foundations supporting children with autism; Priors’ Court in the UK, & Micah’s Voice in the US. SEVENFRIDAY is contributing to the cause by offering 100% of the proceeds from the sales of 100 special edition watches for each organisation.
1. BALL Watch – Timepiece Cocktail
When: Friday, August 1 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Where: L2 Lounge, Georgetown
Little Treasury, in co-operation with JBC Events and Stephan Berwick, continue the successful Timepiece Cocktail series in DC with BALL Watch as the featured timepiece brand. Meet astronaut and test pilot Brian Binnie, pilot of SpaceShipOne, winner of the $10 million Ansari prize for first commercial flight reaching 100km in space.
With a successful launch at the end of last year, UK based Areion watches are now releasing their first run of limited edition chronograph watches. The brand’s new website is also up and running and ready to take orders. Areion Watches is based in Birmingham, a city with a long history in the art of watch making, and whose famed Jewellery Quarter has been described as a national treasure.
Following England’s dismal performance in the recent World Cup you could be forgiven for thinking that football is but a minority sport in Britain, but the truth is, it’s huge. The English Premier League dazzles with some of the world’s most prodigious talent every Saturday afternoon, and several days in between. In fact the net worth of the English Premier League would comfortably outstrip the economy of a successful medium-sized country.
The first Grande Complication watch in JLC's Master Grande Tradition line draws on tradition but with a new twist. This innovative timepiece features three complications which combine tradition and leading edge technology with assured elegance: a minute repeater, a flying tourbillon and a zodiac calendar with sidereal time. Each of the three is considered a complication in its own right, while the combination of the three is a true feat of imagination and skill.
Over the last few weeks of watching the World Cup, we have witnessed the many difficult decisions that the world’s best international football managers have had to make, and let’s face it, some of them have not always worked out for the best. Phil Scolari will be forever haunted by his team selection against Germany; a stellar reputation trounced in 90 minutes of mayhem.
OMEGA held an exclusive event to launch the OMEGA Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition with probably the world’s most famous living astronaut and brand ambassador Dr. Buzz Aldrin. The two-part event included a media reception at the OMEGA Boutique in Orlando located at the Mall at Millenia followed by an exclusive private dinner at the Kennedy Space Center.