Robert Downey Jr. Spotted Wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph

This past week, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. was spotted at a press conference promoting his Iron Man 3 in South Korea. Dressed to the nines for the event, he was sure to don the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph.

 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph is one of just 300 timepieces in a limited edition. Crafted from ceramic and titanium, this piece contains all of the hallmarks of the AMVOX line with a few noteworthy additions.

 

 

The Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5, like the rest of the AMVOX family, is inspired by the Aston Martin. The timepiece features white luminescent even numerals and odd hour-markers. These white numerals are set into a blue dial covered in a gridwork pattern reminiscent of the Aston Martin radiator grille. Additionally, the face of this timepiece possesses two subdials for time and chronograph functions, as well as a movement operating indicator the the 6 o’clock position. There are 24 city names printed on the inner bezel ring, symbolizing the 24 timezones across the globe. This allows for the wearer to know the time in any given timezone at a single glance.

 

To learn more about Iron Man 3, visit www.marvel.com/ironman3. To learn more about the Jaeger-LeCoultre AMVOX5 World Chronograph, visit www.jaeger-lecoultre.com.

Sylvester Stallone Sports Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT Watch

Sylvester Stallone made his movie promotional rounds for “The Expendables 2” sporting a Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT watch.

Sly Stallone has been busy, however, he certainly know how to rock Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT watch both fashionably on and off the red carpet. During his European promo tour for his movie “The Expendable 2” Stallone was photographed sporting a Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT in 18K rose gold watch at the Hotel George V on August 10, 2012 in Paris, France. The watch must have become a favorite, among his extensive collection of watches, as he wore it throughout his movie’s promotional tour. This impressive bold watch certainly suits Stallones’ persona and some of the larger than life characters he has portrayed throughout his acting career.

Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT sports a bold 46.6mm case that is accentuated by beautiful 18k rose gold. Its black dramatic dial, rose gold hour, minutes, sweeping second hands and chronograph indicators adds to its aesthetic charm. It is capable of displaying three time zones simultaneously thanks to the functional interplay of its case and movement. It has a 24 hour indication scale on its bi-directional flange allowing for the red hours hand to show the correct local time. Setting the third time zone is accomplished by using a single push-button mechanism.

The masculine Patravi TravelTech GMT timepiece houses a modified ETA movement – caliber CFB 1901.1 automatic chronograph movement. Its sports three chronograph sub-dials, a round magnified date window and is adorned with a distinguished black calfskin leather strap that has an 18K rose gold pin lock folding clasp. Carl F. Bucherer Patravi TravelTech GMT is big and bold and a huge favorite with Stallone. Stallone is apparently an advocate for the “large watch” movement as well as quite the avid collector of all things watches, belt buckles and gadgets.

Stallone’s busy schedule may very well be a godsend in light of the loss of his beloved son Sage, whose death was attributed to a drug overdose. Stallone’s half-sister Toni Ann Filiti also succumbed to her battle against lung cancer on August 26, Sunday at their mother’s Jackie Stallone’s home in Santa Monica. These overwhelming events reveal his strong iron-clad demeanor to push through some of life’s most challenging situations, it certainly must be a difficult time for his entire family. Fans prayers are extended to Stallone and his family during their time of bereavement.

Omega – Top 5 Reasons to Own One

Now, let’s see, if “James Bond” and George Clooney are wearing an Omega watch, it must mean something significant, right? It means Omega is the brand to wear! There are many reasons to wear an Omega watch, but we are going to narrow it down to the top five. Did you know that Omega has been in the watchmaking business since 1848! Can you imagine? The Omega watch has even been to the moon! It was the first divers’ watch and is the world’s only certified marine chronometer wristwatch. Omega has an amazing history of participation in historical events and has evolved into a famous world-class watch.

Omega Watches
A few beautiful Omega watches

So what type of Omega watch is for you? Omega has a Ladies Collection and a Gents Collection. Each gender has quite a few different “Collections” within it and several different watch types within each “Collection.” The watch selections host a full array of designs. Just a few include the:

  • Brushed Quartz
  • Polished Quartz
  • Chronometer
  • Luxury Edition
  • Moon Watch
  • Olympic Edition
  • De Ville

This list barely touches the surface! Oh, and don’t forget whether you want a leather strap, brushed metal strap, or jeweled wrist bracelet. You must visit the Omega Watches website to view all the beautiful selections! Omega also carries a fine jewelry collection. It includes an amazing selection of rings, several pendants, and numerous cufflinks. Leather products, such as wallets and purses, are also a part of their product line.

But don’t forget about the quality of Omega! Omega watches are known for their precision. They have been used in many, many timed events around the globe. And the introduction of their exclusive Co-Axial calibres in 2007 has delivered better chronometric performance than any other series-produced watch movement in the world.

So, do you think you might find an Omega watch that not only works well but looks great too? The answer should be a definite “yes.” First, you need to figure out what type of look you like – plain, sharp, dressy, diamonds, business-class, or fun? Omega’s technology and design has manufactured a look for every occasion. The Omega brand is so famous their “ambassadors” have included well-known stars such as:

  • Nicole Kidman
  • Cindy Crawford
  • Greg Norman
  • Michael Phelps
  • Michelle Wei
  • Daniel Craig

Omega’s reputation is so respected that they have been responsible for the timekeeping in 24 Olympic Games!

As you may have noticed, there are many reasons to own an Omega watch, but let’s narrow it down some. Here are the top 5 reasons to own an Omega:

  1. Quality
  2. Precision
  3. Design
  4. Beauty
  5. Variety

So, if you are looking for a watch that will stand the test of time, look no further. These top 5 reasons will only get you started down the right path to owning an Omega. You will find that not only will an Omega watch enhance your reputation, you will have a long-lasting, accurate timepiece that will keep on ticking for many, many years to come.

Audemars Piguet Watches: If Jay-Z Sings About it, it Must Be Cool

In Kanye and Jay-Z’s hit new song “Paris” off the album Watch the Throne, Jay-Z raps, “Audemars that’s losin’ time, hidden behind all these big rocks.” While this line may go over most of their audience’s head, it’s an instant recognizer to any watch enthusiast.

The history of the Audemars Piguet watches began over a hundred years ago in Geneva, Switzerland in 1889. The company was known early on for producing very complex watches for the time, such as creating the world’s thinnest pocket-watch in 1925 and the world’s first skeleton watch in 1928. In fact, AP is one of top three original Swiss watchmakers along with Patek Phillipe and Vacheron Constantin.

 

Though the Depression era slowed the luxury watch company down, for obvious reasons, the brand was able to make a comeback during the World War II era. It did this by producing one of its most well known models, an ultra-thin display watch that can be used as a stopwatch called a chronograph. This watch caused the sales of Audemars Piguet to expand worldwide throughout the 1940s and 50s. Through the following decades, the brand designed the thinnest automatic movement watch, the world’s thinnest wristwatch, and their famous “Royal Oak” watch, which is considered to have created the market for the stainless steel luxury watch.

 

Audemars Piguet also gained a reputation over the years for producing high-quality watches for Tiffany & Co and Bulgari to be re-banded under their own names. Though the name Audemars Piguet is generally not as recognizable as Rolex, their company produces watches of a much higher quality. The AP website boasts that much of their watch-making is done by hand and can take months to complete, and that each timepiece manufactured in-house is still made using old-fashioned tools.

 

These watches are still now made and tested thoroughly; the movement components inside each watch is highly complex and involves thousands of millimeter precision, while more common brands such as Rolex are almost all machine made and not nearly as accurate. But there is a price to be paid for such luxury. Depending on model and special features, an Audemars Piguet watch can go anywhere from five thousand to a hundred thousand dollars. So, it’s no wonder Jay-Z has one.

 

The brand is also keeping with the modern times. Audemars Piguet has several celebrity “ambassadors” they sponsor, such as top of the line athletes LeBron James and Lionel Messi.

 

Click here to view a selection of Audemars Piguet Watches on WatchesOnNet.com.

 

Gucci Goes To The Grammys

The 54th Grammy Awards ceremony held Sunday, February 2 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to once again honor outstanding achievements by music industry professionals. Performances, parties, publicity and promotions will undoubtedly abound in the California performing arts mecca this weekend. In its second year partnering up with the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (aka The Recording Academy) even the Gucci fashion house has contributed to the hype with a third addition to its I-Gucci GRAMMY® collection.

Designed by Gucci Creative Director, Frida Giannini, the watch is a variation on the I-Gucci XXL Sport. Proceeds will go toward the preservation and restoration program of music milestones at The Grammy Museum, established in 2008, an interactive and education museum dedicated to the history of the Grammy Awards and its winners.

Gucci Timepieces and Jewelry signed a three-year collaboration agreement with The Recording Academy in September 2010 and have produced three signature timepieces since: the I-Gucci GRAMMY in yellow gold PVD, the I-Gucci Latin Grammy in pink gold PVD and the latest, the I-Gucci Grammy Museum.

It is easy to see why this collaboration works. Giannini herself colluded with Jay-Z last year before the Grammys to host a star-studded brunch celebrating both the music and the Gucci collection associated with the ceremonies. “As a designer,” she said. “I always say I find an incredible inspiration from musicians who are in the music industry. Fashion and music, they have always been together because I think we are looking to musicians and musicians are looking to fashion.”

Gucci, a well-established fashion icon with a history of unifying the complimentary natures of haute couture and everyday street fashion – especially for industry superstars such as Rihanna, Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz –  is perfectly positioned to embody this inevitable dovetailing of high fashion and popular culture. As Madonna sang at the SuperBowl earlier this month, “Music makes the people come together.”

Selling for $1,395 online, it’s unlikely that this watch will end up on the arm of your typical ‘99 percent’ street fashionista, but it is symbolic of a partnership that will endure for as long as fashion and talented musicians are a celebrated part of popular culture.

With a large 49mm face, the dial is black and yellow and the rubber strap is covered in soft patent calf leather imprinted with the Grammy gramophone. It has a digital, dual time-zone display, including date and alarm. It comes with dual chronograph movement and all the bells and whistles – even a sailing option for timing regattas. No diamonds or gems for this simple piece, however; it could easily be worn with a fur coat, a leather jacket, a tailored suit or a pair a thrashed jeans.

The I-Gucci Grammy Museum Watch