IWC Schaffhausen Legendary Portugieser Collection Celebrates 75 Years

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Collection transcends 75 years of time celebrating aesthetic charm and technical brillance with two commemorative watches that toasts its Legendary new Portugieswer Collection.

The Portugieser Collection includes six new and improved Portugieser models and two historical commemorative watches designed by IWC to embody it’s “75th Anniversary” celebration of the  collection. These limited edition timepieces are the Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month and Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Editions.

 

Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month Edition (Reference 3972) tauts IWC’s innovative technical manufactured features unveiled in a perpetual calendar, large digital date and month displays, leap year indicator, chronograph with innovative display and flyback function, along with IWC’s proprietary 89801 calibre with quick-action switch and efficient double-pawl winding.

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Portugieser Perpertual Calendar Digital Date-Month other prominent aesthetic features include an arched edged front glass sapphire crystal dressed with a Santoni alligator leather strap. along. It also houses a distinguished new calibre design. The watch is available in a limited edition of 25 watches in platinum, and 75 watches each in 18-carat red gold with black or silver-plated dial versions.

Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days

Portugieser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition (Reference 5102) captures the historical essence of the Portugieser line. The fully hand wound watch possesses the capacitiy to run precisely and reliably for eight consecutive days before the IWC-manufactured 59215 calibre automatically stops.

 

 

IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Steel Black Santori Strap

 

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In keeping with Hand-Wound Eight Days historical origins, IWC designed  it to showcase the company’s logo which is practically identical to the original. One of the exceptions of the original watch design is that a new date display is located at 6 o’clock as well as the power reserve display which is meticulously positioned on the movement side of the watch.

IWC Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Steel

Two versions of the watch are available, both featuring an inner chapter ring, hour indices and Arabic numerals, as well as an ornate arched edged sapphire glass crystal. Available versions are:

– Red gold model (Reference IW510206) with a silver-plated dial finished in bold gold-brown detailed in black, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a dark brown Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 175 watches. $21,200

– Stainless steel (Reference IW510205), displays a matte black dial finished in pale green, 30 jewels and features calibre 59215, dressed with a black Santoni alligator strap. Limited edition of 750 watches. $11,400

Give Mom the Perfect Boyfriend for Mother’s Day – Watch That Is!

Mom may be expecting the perfect boyfriend this Mother’s Day – Boyfriend Watch that is. Yes Mother’s Day is only a few hours away, if you haven’t found a gift for her yet Boyfriend watches are all the rage now.

Fossil Boyfriend watches are available in array of appealing styles and colors sure to captivate the heart of any Mom this Mother’s Day.

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Cecile (Style AM4540) is a multifunction Boyfriend watch that’s sure to capture Mom’s attention. It presents with a 40mm case which is complimented by a turquoise or mint colored dial. The dial features three sub-dials: week day, minute and 24 hours indication. Roman numerals are located at 2, 4, 8 10and 12 o’clock and luminescent hour/minute and hour indication marks. The case and bracelet are finished in a beautiful polished rose gold tone stainless steel. $145

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style AM4555

Cecile (Style AM4555) multifunction Boyfriend watch present with a lovely lavender color dial set in a silver tone stainless steel case and bracelet. The second hand is a lovely violet color and sweeps across the lavender dial. It is as Fossil describes it fresh and fashionable. $125

Fossil Cecile Boyfriend - Style 4549

Cecile (Style 4549) multifunction Boyfriend is another fresh and fashionable watch that captures attention with a bright orchid pink dial which is perfectly contrasted by rose gold tone sub-dials, case and bracelet. The orchid pink dial gives it a perfect feminine touch that’s sure to woo Mom with its timely charm. $145

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Original Boyfriend (Style ES3494) is Fossil’s tried-and-true classic style watch possessing all the traditional tomboy elements of a Boyfriend watch. It presents with a smoky brown dial complemented by rose gold tone hour indicator marks with sub-dials at 12, 6 and 9 o’clock and a date aperture window located at 4 o’clock. This is indeed a classic Boyfriend watch with a 38mm case in rose gold tone and matching interlinked bracelet. $125

All of the watches have an impressive 11 year warranty. Fossil also has an array of Boyfriend watches with clear stones embedded in the bezel. There is be a Boyfriend watch in the perfect style and color that’s sure to woo your Mom this Mother’s Day.

To view a vast selection of Fossil Boyfriend Watches visit Fossil.com or watchesonnet.com.

Casio Edifice ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V – Designed for Function and Fashion

ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2V are Casio’s newest watches to hail from its Edifice Collection designed specifically to translate both function and fashion for every dressed occasion.

The Edifice Collection welcomes ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 to its technologically charged family of watches that feature solar and/or twin sensor technologies.  ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 features include solar, twin sensor, auto neon illuminator and a water resistance up to 100 meters.

Casio ERA300B-1AV and ERA300DB-1A2 are not only designed to be technologically functional but to also possess a daring style so sophisticated that it compliments every occasion of a man that’s on the social track or simply relaxing at home. The new design translates a new era for Casio as it reaches out to men that not only want a watch with a high level of technological functions but also makes a fashionable statement in every social arena.

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ERA300B-1AV is equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. An impressive unique feature is the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north regardless of which geographical position one is standing. Its seamless multi-dimensional dial incorporates digital and analog design to deliver readable information provided by various watch functions. It is a resin analog-digital watch with a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a black resin strap. ERA300B-1AV retails for $330.

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ERA300DB-1A2V is also equipped twin sensor (digital compass and thermometer) and neon illuminator technology. It also features the direct compass button (located at 9 o’clock) which when pressed immediately points the second hand north. ERA300DB-1A2V multi-dimensional dial also incorporates the digital and analog design. It is a stainless steel analog-digital watch featuring a partially ion plated black bezel and is adorned with a stainless steel bracelet. ERA300DB-1A2V retails for $380.

Both watches also feature full auto-calendar which is pre-programmed until year 2099 and 12/24 hour formats, as well as mineral glass covering the dials.

Shigenori Itoh, Chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. best described both watches when he said, “The latest additions to the EDIFICE collection possess a number of advanced technological features, while still incorporating a sense of style fit for work, the ball park or a relaxing night at home.” Enough said.

Watches that Dazzled at the 2014 Oscars

At the 86th Academy Awards the Oscars weren’t the only thing casting a golden glow, luxury brand watches worn by Hollywood stars also dazzled casting their own limelight.

Two actors that took home the golden statuesque Oscar while donning  classic watches were Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto.

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Matthew McConaughey winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Dallas Buyers Club completed his classic look in a white and black Dolce & Gabbana tux accompanied with a Chopard L.U.C. XP Tonneau in white gold with black leather strap – everything is in the details.

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Co-star Jared Leto and winner of the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Dallas Buyers Club donned a Piaget Altiplano 40mm watch in white gold adorned with a black alligator strap.

Diane Kruger at 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101

While many notable female stars chose to go bare-armed at this year’s Academy Awards, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s brand ambassador Diane Krueger dazzled wearing Valentino Couture Spring 2014 lace cape dress accompanied with a Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 watch, which she was spotted wearing at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

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The exceptionally talented Chiwetel Ejiofor, nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 12 Years a Slave, dressed up his Montblanc Star Roman Date Automatic watch wearing a Rake tux and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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The illustrious Michael B. Jordon, who starred in Fruitvale Station, completed his hypnotizing tall, dark and handsome wardrobe ensemble wearing an ultra-thin Piaget Altiplano 38mm 900P in white gold adorned with an exquisite black alligator strap.

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Kevin Spacey may have been one of many trend setters at the Oscars attired in a blue Burberry tux with black lapels and bow tie, which he complimented with a blue dial IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition “Laureus Sport for Good Foundation” watch.

Raymond Weil Celebrated its Official Timing Partnership with the SSE Hydro in Glasgow

Raymond Weil celebrated its new title as the Official Timing Partner for the newly built SSE Hydro in Glasgow with a sold out concert featuring famous rocker Rod Stewart.

To welcome visitors to the new music purpose built venue Raymond Weil strategically placed maestro clocks throughout the SSE Hydro arena, and at exactly five seconds prior to Rod Stewarts appearance on stage, a unique countdown clock appeared around the bowl of the arena to welcome Stewart’s well awaited performance.

Rod Stewart performs at SSE Hydro in Glasgow

The partnership between Raymond Weil and SEC Ltd. is well timed for both organizations – timing being an essential part of performance. Oliver Bernheim, CEO and President of Raymond Weil, expressed his excitement about the partnership with The SSE Hydro and drew parallels between the art of music and watchmaking, as both he pointed out, are derived from inspiration and precision. Mr. Bernheim also commented that it is Raymond Weil’s second music arena partnership, which includes its involvement with the famous Royal Albert Hall in London. Raymond Weil’s title as the Official Timing Partner of the SSE Hyrdo arena allows the organization to promote its global music marketing strategy furthering its brand universal outreach.

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The SSE Hydro, at the SECC, is a 64 acre site that has been transformed into to exhibition, conference and entertainments complex. It is the latest landmark on Glasgow’s skyline standing at an amazing 45m high with architectural structures resembling Greek and Roman amphitheaters. It provides visitors with exceptional sightlines from fixed, tiered and demountable seating systems with the acoustics promising to be of the highest standards. Standards Peter Duthie, Commercial Director of SEC Ltd., is delighted that the Raymond Weil brand will bring to the amazing arena.

Raymond Weil has always made music a central theme of its brand, aptly reflected in collections with names like parsifal, maestro, nabucco and jasmine. Watch collections that incorporate impassioned stories and brilliant melodies synonymous of the Raymond Weil brand.