May 09, 2005


This year, 2005, opens the door to a new creation from Chanel. The "J12 Tourbillon": Chanel's first "grand" complication.

The J12 Tourbillon in ceramic and 18-carat white gold is the perfect fusion of high technology. The J12 Tourbillon is one of horology's most challenging complications and is highly respected by connoisseurs.

For the first time in watch-making history, the bottom plate, which serves as a support for the mechanism, has been fabricated in high-tech ceramic, as easily seen through the exhibition back sapphire crystal.

The J12 will be presented in the two key colors that are symbolic of Chanel, black representing intenseness and white representing purity and elegance. For this 2005 vintage, only 12 examples of each version will be produced, each bearing its edition number engraved on the back of the case.

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May 02, 2005

Raymond Weil: TANGO SPIRIT

Catering for the young and young at heart, the new TANGO SPIRIT exudes freshness, joy and the mood of Spring and Summer. Rejuvenated with a new look and dressed in radiant colours, its charm and inner spirit will definitely seduce you...

Its natural mother-of-pearl dial, the 36 brilliant diamonds which embellish its steel case and its strap available in four bright colours - red, orange, white and blue - will find their way into your heart making the new TANGO SPIRIT the trend in accessories that soon you will not be able to resist.

44 diamonds (0.44 carats), stainless steel case set with 36 diamonds, genuine leather strap with ardillon buckle, available in white, red, blue and orange. White mother-of-pearl dial with Roman numerals and set with eight diamonds. Quartz movement, calendar at 3 o'clock, sapphire crystal, and water resistant to 50 metres.

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April 29, 2005

Breitling for Bentley: The Mulliner Tourbillon

The "Breitling for Bentley" collection welcomes an exceptional timepiece housing the most prestigious of complications: the Mulliner Tourbillon chronograph. Endowed with several exclusive technical features, this model offers countless possibilities for customization, directly inspired by those provided by the famous Bentley Mulliner workshops.

Each automobile that emerges from the Mulliner workshop is unique…and such is also true of each Mulliner Tourbillon, thus guaranteeing its owner the certainty that he will never see an identical watch. Never!

Each hour-marker on the dial is fashioned from natural hand-crafted mother-of-pearl.

Each Mulliner Tourbillon carries the hallmark of its owner, including his initials engraved on one of the movement bridges.

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January 31, 2005

Thinking Materials

If your company’s mission statement talked about “radically rethinking what the modern mobile lifestyle is", It wouldn’t be such a stretch to assume that they’d have a wristphone lurking in their portfolio, as in the case of Thinking Material, a Swedish company that showcased their prototype at the “Fashion in Motion” fashion show held last year in Atlanta.

The watch comes with a wireless headset, and a keypad that is only half fixed to it’s wrist band, so that it can be lifted up for thumb-typing.

Also, the company plans to shy away from plastics. Instead, they hope to try out fabrics or color-changing textiles in order to grab the fashionistas market.

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January 26, 2005

MP3 Watch is selling this MP3 playing watch to delight and entertain. The watch doesn't appear to have a name - unless you count MP3 Watch - but it's capable of playing MP3 and WMA files. With 128MB of memory you might think it's not worth it, but being able to record your voice is an added bonus and it should provide enough battery life for 6 hours music playback. We're still not convinced that we want to be seen wearing headphones plugged into our plastic watch, but for those that quite fancy the idea, this player can be had for £100.

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January 14, 2005

Replica watches

Replica designer watches have become increasing popular in recent years, thanks in large part to the ease and security of buying over the Internet.

Nearly all high-end designer watches are copied by third-party companies, and it's not unusual to find fake Rolex or other watches for 10% the cost of an authentic watch. In particular, Swiss-made watch replicas are renowned for their impeccable quality, offering the precision engineering of the world's top brands for a fraction of the cost.

However, the world of replica watches is a murky one with many risks. Before buying a replica designer watch online, make sure you understand the laws involved and the retail culture of replica products. Check out the tips below the shopping links on this page:

# First of all, copying someone else's trademarked product is against the law. Makers of replica watches have found a number of ways to get around trademark protections, but consumers shouldn't forget this basic truth: the product you buy may be illegal.

# Look for disclaimers on replica products that advise you the product is NOT an authentic brand-name model. Distributors who fail to offer such disclaimers are boldly violating the law - and so will you be if you buy their products!

# Get to know the difference between knock-offs and replicas. Knock-offs are typically cheap Asian-made imitations that look somewhat like the products they are modeled after, often with the brand name slightly changed. Replicas implies the product is an exact duplicate of the original - without the royalty or licensing fees paid to the owner of the trademark.

# Laws covering shipping of counterfeit goods are different from one state to the next, and between countries. If these laws apply to your purchase, make sure to check if your online supplier will mail or ship products to your address.

# Don't expect any warranty protection from a replica, and assume that it will be difficult to exchange or return products that are defective.

# Replica watch distributors are a mixed bunch, ranging from established, dependable retailers who operate "inside" the law, to completely unscrupulous fly-by-night operators. Get to know your retailer before buying! (does Natalie Portman wear them?)

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November 24, 2004

MONACO Sixty-Nine

TAG Heuer, the inspiration of modern invention

The launch of the MONACO Sixty Nine provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the foundations of the TAG Heuer legend: its sense of technical performance and its pioneering spirit. Since its creation in 1860, TAG Heuer has demonstrated its daring and avant-garde approach by tailoring its products to the aspirations of the contemporary world. In 1916, the world was stunned by the launch of the Micrograph, precise to the nearest 1/100th of a second. A half-century later, the Microtimer set a 1/1000th of a second challenge, and three years later, the Chronomatic, the first ever automatic movement with microrotor, represented a huge technological leap for the entire watch industry. TAG Heuer performances have earned it the role it serves since 1992 as official timekeeper for the Formula 1 World championships. However, one cannot reduce the TAG Heuer brand to its technological performances alone. Its admirable reputation is also built on its constant concern with perfect design. TAG Heuer has successfully asserted an audacious and singular aesthetic appeal that places the brand firmly among the great luxury houses. Revealing this avant-garde spirit in 2002, the Micrograph Formula 1 earned the highest distinction among its peers by winning the 2002 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, in the design category, the first time this accolade was awarded to a digital watch!

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November 14, 2004

Get movie listings on your SPOT watch

Probably not enough to convince you to buy a SPOT watch if you haven’t already, but today Microsoft added a movie listings and showtimes channel to their wireless MSN Direct service that’ll let SPOT watch users track up to ten different movie theaters in their local area.


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November 13, 2004

The Watch That Sprays

If Batman’s nemesis, Poison Ivy, was ever comissioned to create her very own watch, she’d probably come up with this stainless steel watch with a hidden spray nozzle connected to an integrated tank at the back of the case.

Unfortunately, she doesn’t exist, and the likelihood of her ever getting licensed seems pretty slim, so we’ll have to settle for the unimaginative Venexx, that could easily be the name of an Ivy like villian in a Batman knockoff TV Show.

It took a year and a half for Munich watch company Venexx to come with the Perfume Watch. Yes! - a watch that carries a flacon inside.

At the back of the watch case, there's a tiny tank to be filled with your favourite scent by using a funnel (comes with the watch). The content will last for approx. 60 uses.

Supreme sophistication: Venexx even made a special perfume that comes with each Perfume Watch.

The guys who read this blog might turn green with envy. No stress, mates, all watches are unisex!

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