Luxury watches

Panerai Launches E-Commerce with Limited-Edition Luminor Submersible – Watchtime.com

Officine Panerai may trace its roots way back to the 1860s — and its modern collection, to the iconic pieces it developed for the Italian Navy in the 1930s — but the Florence-based, Swiss-made watch brand has officially embraced the digital age, announcing this week its first “e-commerce first” watch — the new Panerai Luminor Submersible Automatic Acciaio – 44mm, limited to 100 pieces and offered to online customers in Panerai’s e-boutique….

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Opens First Canadian Boutique in Toronto – PR Newswire (press release)

NEW YORK, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vacheron Constantin, the luxury Swiss timepiece Maison with over two hundred and sixty years of heritage, announces the opening of its first Canadian boutique in Toronto, Ontario, at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The best-in-class retail destination offers an unparalleled luxury shopping experience, in keeping with Vacheron Constantin’s high level of sophistication and commitment to outstanding customer service. Vacheron Constantin was founded in 1755…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

What it’s like to fly in the 77-year-old Breitling DC-3 as it circles the globe – GeekWire

The Breitling DC-3 plane is setting a new world record to become the oldest plane to fly around the world. (Photo courtesy of Breitling) The Breitling DC-3 airplane is on track to make history as the oldest plane to fly around the world — and after taking a ride, I can report that it still gets around pretty well for a 77-year-old. The plane is scheduled to make 50 stops…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Breitling’s DC-3 Is on Track to Become the Oldest Airplane to Circle the Globe – Robb Report

Over the next two months, this beautiful Breitling-backed Douglas DC-3 airliner will be making 12 more pit stops throughout the United States and Canada as it inches its way closer to being the world’s oldest plane to circumnavigate the globe. The plane touched down in Seattle this past week after completing its passage over eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The plane and its support team is scheduled to…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Breitling’s Avenger Hurricane 45 watch uses dense composites to stay light – TechCrunch

According to horological legend the first luxury watch made of steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak caused great consternation when it launched in 1972. Up until then there were timekeepers – small, cheap watches like Timex and Seiko – and expensive pieces that you handed out at retirements from brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe. To build a luxury watch in steel was an outrage but eventually steel surpassed…

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Officine Panerai Cruises Into The 35th America’s Cup Final With Five Sailing-Themed Watches – Forbes

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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Aurum Holdings and Breitling go ahead with Manchester boutique opening today – WatchPro.com

Aurum Holdings and Breitling have made the decision to proceed with the official opening of their branded boutique in Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre shopping mall today. The company has made no official comment, but WatchPro was informed this morning that the event, which runs from 6-8pm this evening, will take place. There is no information on whether there will be any changes to the tone and format of the…

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

World famous Breitling Wingwalkers to wow crowds at Scampton Airshow – The Lincolnite

World famous Breitling Wingwalkers will be wowing crowds at the first Scampton Airshow in September. The UK based AeroSuperBatics will perform a sequence of acrobatic manoeuvres and handstands whilst strapped to the top wings of the team’s Boeing Stearman biplanes. The show, which takes place at RAF Scampton, home of the Red Arrows, on the weekend of September 9 and 10, 2017, will feature up to 100 aircraft both on and…

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Breitling opens first store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre – Jewellery Focus

Samer Halimeh opens Cannes pop-up following London launch 17 hours ago Aurum takes Signet’s place as UK’s top jewellery retailer 2 days ago Swiss watchmaker Breitling has opened its first store at the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester. The store will launch…

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Panerai launches two new submersibles – Trade Arabia

Luxury watch-maker Officine Panerai has made two new additions to its Submersible Range (PAM01305 & PAM01389) of watches. The design of both new Submersibles reveals the great attention paid to perfecting every little detail, preserving intact all the characteristics which have made this model a classic of high quality sports watchmaking and showed its connection to the world of the sea, said the watch-maker. The collection brings a wide choice…

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Panerai Launches 3 New Luminor 1950 Watches for 2017 Classic Yachts Challenge – Watchtime.com

The 13th edition of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (PCYC), an international circuit of regattas for vintage sailing yachts, kicked off in Antigua on April 19th and continues throughout the spring and summer, with winners of each of the 10 individual Mediterranean Circuit and North American Circuit events receiving a Panerai watch as their prize. This year, Panerai is also offering special PCYC timepieces to the public — two new…

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Travolta’s Swiss Watchmaker Breitling Agrees to Sell to CVC … – Bloomberg

CVC Capital Partners has agreed to buy Breitling, the Swiss watchmaker known for aviation-themed timepieces worn by actor John Travolta, in a deal said to be valued at more than 800 million euros ($870 million). The transaction is expected to close in June, subject to approval by competition authorities, CVC said in a statement Friday. Theodore Schneider, Breitling’s current majority owner, will reinvest in exchange for a 20 percent stake….

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Private Equity Firm Buys Out Breitling – Rapaport

RAPAPORT… CVC Capital Partners has bought an 80% stake in family-owned Swiss watchmaker Breitling SA, the private equity firm said Friday. While details of the transaction were not disclosed, Reuters cited an unnamed source valuing the deal at $875 million (EUR 800 million). CVC expects to drive Breitling’s growth in existing and new markets through the digitization of its marketing and distribution channels, explained Daniel Pindur, CVC’s managing director….

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

London investors buy Breitling – Jewellery Focus

Loss of EU workers would be a ‘huge blow 7 days ago Anja Potze shortlisted for Small Award 2 weeks ago London-based private equity group CVC Capital Partners has bought a controlling stake in Breitling for a reported €800m (£677m). Breitling’s CEO…

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

BRIEF-CVC Capital agrees to acquire 80 pct stake in Breitling SA – Reuters

April 28 CVC Capital Partners Ltd: * CVC Fund vi has agreed to acquire an 80 pct stake in Breitling SA * Financial terms of transaction were not disclosed. * As part of the transaction, Théodore Schneider will re-invest for a 20 pct shareholding in Breitling. * Closing of transaction is subject to approval by relevant competition authorities and is expected for June 2017. Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tudor Vintage Design + Breitling Base Caliber = New Tudor Black Bay Chronograph – Watchtime.com

Two of the watch world’s heavyweights have pooled their expertise to develop one of Baselworld 2017’s most buzzed-about new releases. The Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph adds a new, sporty complication to the popular Black Bay collection, and does so with the aid of a new movement sourced not from big brother Rolex but from stopwatch specialist Breitling.   Outwardly, the Tudor Black Bay Chronograph boasts all of the vintage-inspired features that Black…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

The Navitimer Breitling DC-3 – The Hindu

In the race to stand out, Swiss watch companies are known for their innovation—both in horology as well as building a story around a watch to make it more covetable. Aviation watches are known for their technical abilities; called chronographs because they also function as stopwatches, they often come with up to three sub-dials to measure seconds, movable bezels and many more complications. But what they are also known for…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Tudor And Breitling: Two Sports Watch Manufacturers Unexpectedly − But Not For The First Time − Sharing Movements … – Quill & Pad

Watch brands sharing movements wasn’t always such big news. In fact, until recently it was absolutely the norm. In the early days of the so-called mechanical renaissance, less than a handful of brands manufactured their own movements. This meant that almost every watch brand either bought movements from a third-party supplier like ETA or from the few brands that manufactured movements and were willing to share for economies of scale….

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Americas Appoints New President – JCK

Leslie Kobrin has joined Vacheron Constantin as president of Vacheron Constantin Americas. Her appointment is part of a new regional structure within the Swiss watchmaker. Kobrin will oversee Vacheron Constantin in North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean. She takes over from Vincent Brun, who has headed the Richemont-owned brand’s North American operations since June 2014.  He will leave the company at the end of April. Prior to joining Vacheron,…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Breitling unveils its hi-tech looking wonder, Colt Racer, at Baselworld – South China Morning Post

The hi-tech looking Colt Racer from Breitling makes its debut at Baselworld. Fulfilling all the functions of a tool watch, comfortable, durable, legible, and reliable, this high-performance timepiece with a military background – it’s reminiscent of the MXS-R “Skyracer”, the high-performance plane on the Breitling Racing Team flown by aerobatics rising star Mika Brageot in the Red Bull Air Race World Championship – retains all the qualities of an authentic…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017