Saturday, November 12, 2022

Press Release: OMEGA Celebrates The Opening Of “Her Time” In Bangkok


Photo credit: OMEGA

To officially launch the spectacular “Her Time” exhibition in Bangkok, OMEGA has hosted a glamorous event at Parc Paragon, with celebrity guests and a full showcase of women’s timepieces. In attendance was guest of honour, So-hee Han, the award-winning South Korean actress who joined the OMEGA family in 2022. “Her Time” is a celebration of OMEGA’s renowned history and current creations in the world of women’s watchmaking. For over 100 years, the Swiss brand has been at the forefront of precision and beauty, delivering many of the most iconic designs, such as the Constellation, Ladymatic and De Ville Trésor. For guests at the event, this was a chance to see a range of signature OMEGA women’s watches, and several vintage styles that show the brand’s evolution through time. Raynald Aeschlimann, the President and CEO of OMEGA, was on stage in Thailand to host the occasion. He said, “It’s a genuine honour to be in this dynamic and historic city to share the story of our women’s watchmaking. The values of craftsmanship and refinement can be found all over Bangkok, so it’s the perfect place to be highlighting our own special creations.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Press Release: Hublot Loves Summer.

This summer, enjoy your favourite beaches from Ibiza to Capri via St-Tropez – but don't forget the perfect accessory for all of your adventures – the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique, Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique, or Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique. Blue is a timelessly chic, and endlessly versatile colour; a classic, a staple, a true essential. Three limited editions, made from Hublot ceramic, inspired by three legendary party destinations where Hublot sails in for the summer with its pop-up boutiques. Ready to dive into the deep blue waters of Ibiza, chill under the blue skies of Pampelonne beach, or be mesmerised by the turquoise illuminated waters of the Grotta Azzurra?

St-Tropez, Ibiza or Capri? Why choose!
If you love blue skies and turquoise seas, then you love the Mediterranean.
If you love escape and relaxation, then you'll definitely love Hublot. In a duo of deep blue and white, soft blue, or turquoise and black, your days and nights of sea and sky come together. Visit Port Esportiu at Marina Ibiza, 34 Rue François Sibilli – just a short hop from the port of St-Tropez – and Via Vittorio Emanuele 46 on Capri to discover the three Hublot summer limited editions and dive into the blues of summertime. In the mountains, the Hublot boutiques are modelled on Alpine refuges; by the sea, they are flooded with the blues of the Mediterranean and set with wood panelling like steps back onto terra firma, evoking the ropes and pontoons of the seafaring world. An invitation to rest your feet on dry land, whilst fully admiring the sea.



Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique
The turquoise blue seas and sky of this seaside citadel are reflected in a limited edition of 30 pieces which echo the colours of Tahiti and Pampelonne beach. Set between the Place des Lices and the Port de St-Tropez since 2017, the Hublot boutique is just a short hop from the iconic ochre and sienna bell tower which overlooks the port and dominates the skyline. A silhouette which is even featured on the sapphire of the Big Bang Unico St-Tropez Boutique's case back.

You can let your days turn into nights to the beat of the UNICO V2 manufacture movement at Verde Beach for a full, uninterrupted 72 hours. The calibre HUB1280 boasts a slimmer design, restyled architecture, easier assembly and improved visibility and functionality. The ceramic bezel, the lined rubber strap, the indices, numerals and hands are all turquoise blue, contrasting with the microblasted black ceramic case.


Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique
With its pop-up boutique open throughout the summer, Hublot celebrates the bohemian festive spirit of Ibiza with a limited edition of 50 pieces in colours which echo the island's white walls and the deep blue of the horizon from Cala Conta, the contrasting shades underneath the boats moored at Cala Saladeta and the seabed at Cala Xarraca. The Hublot boutique has been throwing down its anchor at the White Island's Port Esportiu Marina since 2019.

To celebrate summer, and its Ibiza boutique, Hublot welcomes its favourite material – coloured ceramic – to a magnetic blue chronograph: the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Blue Ibiza Boutique. 45 mm in diameter, with a deep blue ceramic bezel and case, HUB1155 self-winding chronograph movement and a power reserve of 42 hours, this piece is awash with the island's vibrant blues, from its deep seas to its night skies. Its blue alligator strap is set off by white stitching and a white stripe, providing as striking a contrast to the titanium adorning the crown, pushers and H-shaped screws. On the back of the watch, the sapphire crystal features "H Ibiza".


Hublot Capri : Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique
The magic of the turquoise waters of Capri's Grotta Azzurra and the contrast with the dark grey of the grotto have inspired a limited edition of 50 pieces which evoke the fascination with this unique sea cave. Looking out onto the waters of the bay of Capri and its iconic Faraglioni, Hublot set up its boutique at the heart of the island's most prestigious street in 2016.

Whether admiring the architecture and views from Villa Malaparte, enjoying the beach and cocktails at La Fontelina, or savouring the sunset and dinner at Il Riccio, the black and turquoise ceramic of the Classic Fusion Aerofusion Chronograph Ceramic Capri Boutique will accompany you day and night for an uninterrupted 42 hours. 45 mm in diameter, with a turquoise blue lined rubber strap, and water resistant to 50 metres, this piece invites you to dive into the Capri summertime. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Press Release from TAG HEUER: TAG HEUER Celebrates The F1 Monaco Grand Prix

    
Photo Credit: German Larkin

Monte Carlo, Monaco – May 28th, 2022: Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer kicked off the 79th Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix of which it is the Official Watch since 2011. Hosting guests from around the world to experience the most iconic and glamorous race in the F1 season, TAG Heuer took over the Jacques Cartier ship docked in the unmistakable Port of Monaco for a weekend celebrating speed and performance.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Press Release: Hublot Unveils The First 100% Ceramic Minute Repeater..

 Photo Credit: Hublot

A few crowns, sometimes bezels, possibly a pusher. Until now, other than a few anecdotal components, ceramic has never been mastered sufficiently to be fully used in a Minute Repeater. Today, we have turned a page: Hublot is the first watchmaker in the world to design, manufacture and assemble a Cathedral Minute Tourbillon Repeater entirely in ceramic.

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Press Release: Launch of the Bioceramic MoonSwatch

Photo Credit: OMEGA/SWATCH

OMEGA has collaborated with Swatch to produce a playful take on its iconic Speedmaster chronograph
The design partnership, a first for OMEGA and Swatch, follows the popular trend of collaborations between luxury and street brands to create innovative new products that blend the best of both worlds. For OMEGA, the joint mission is both a fun undertaking and a respectful nod to the plucky company that risked it all to kick-start the ailing Swiss watch industry during the quartz revolution.

The brands have drawn their design inspiration from space, to create a collection of eleven Swatches named after planetary bodies, from the giant star at the centre of the solar system to the dwarf planet at its periphery.


All of the Swatches are in BIOCERAMIC, a unique mix of two-thirds ceramic and one-third material derived from castor oil. Although colours like pink and pale blue offer strong clues that these are not your standard Speedmaster watches, a hard-core Moonwatch fan would be hard-pushed to find the difference in the overall look. The key Moonwatch design features are all there. The asymmetrical case, the famous tachymeter scale with dot over ninety and the distinctive Speedmaster subdials, which all work perfectly.

For OMEGA President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, the new collection is a source of pride. “OMEGA’s long and distinguished history may have been cut short if it wasn’t for the vision and the courage taken by Swatch. The MoonSwatch collection salutes the saviours of our industry in a witty and accessible way. The Swatches are perfect for budding Moonwatch fans and I can’t think of a more appropriate icon for our shared project. We went to the moon, now we’re exploring the whole Milky Way. They’re great watches, in fantastic colours and they make me smile.”


The new collection, in rarely seen colours, is all about giving OMEGA’s professional timepiece a playful twist. Each MoonSwatch features its own mission statement, inspirational engravings and joint OMEGA X SWATCH logos on the dial and crown. The battery cover on each watch features a depiction of its planet. A spacesuit-ready VELCRO© strap adds a final touch of astronaut chic.

Price and Availability
CHF250 / SGD372
Available in Swatch MBS and ION Boutique from 26 March 2022.

Friday, December 31, 2021

Press Release: Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein x Watches of Switzerland Singapore.

 

TWO SHADES OF GREY 

Le Régulateur Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein x Watches of Switzerland Singapore. Emblematic of Louis Erard unique identity and positioning, this new iteration of the regulator theme – a signature of the house, is a limited edition created and produced exclusively for Watches of Switzerland Singapore.