Luxury watches

Breitling bringing a rich piece of aviation history to Chicago – Chicago Business Journal

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon “Dragon” – SENATUS

By Scott Campbell In the finest expression of the art of Haute Horlogerie and a showcase of superlative craftsmanship, Vacheron Constantin’s latest Traditionnelle 14-Day Tourbillon “Dragon” is a breaktaking demonstration of the major horological complication represented by the tourbillon. A meticulously hand-crafted 18K 5N pink gold dragon riding over the tourbillon movement at the 6 o’clock position and hand-engraved clouds on the dial, case, bezel and lugs, is a nod and…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Borrowed Time: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase & Retrograde Date in Rose Gold – Watchtime.com

“Patrimony” is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor,” or “valued things passed down from previous generations; heritage.” In the case of Vacheron Constantin’s Patrimony collection of fine timepieces, both interpretations apply. Patrimony watches most definitely trace their design lineage to ancestors from the Geneva-based manufacture’s 260-plus-year history — most directly, from models made in the 1950s — while they also are clearly…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Panerai introduces new Luminor Marina – Saudi Gazette

PANERAI presents a new Luminor Marina fitted with a steel bracelet perfectly integrated with the case, the individual links being inspired by the iconic device for protecting the winding crown. With the classic, unmistakable design of its case and dial, the new Luminor Marina 1950 3 Days Automatic for the first time has the new metal bracelet with links inspired by the shape of the device which protects…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SEC Charges Salesman Linked To Breitling Energy Scam – Law360 (subscription)

By Carmen Germaine Law360, New York (August 4, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT) — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed charges Thursday against a salesman who allegedly earned $1.6 million while selling unregistered securities in companies connected to Texas oil and gas firm Breitling Energy Corp., whose executives have been accused of fleecing $80 million from investors. The SEC instituted administrative cease-and-desist proceedings Thursday against Alfred C. Teran, alleging he…

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lewis Jewelers hosts party for Breitling DC-3 – Chron.com

Caption Close To celebrate the Breitling DC-3 World Tour, a cocktail party was held at Lewis Jewelers, 19335 Gulf Freeway. To celebrate the Breitling DC-3 World Tour, a cocktail party was held at Lewis Jewelers, 19335 Gulf Freeway. Photo: DANIEL ORTIZ To celebrate the Breitling DC-3 World Tour, a cocktail party was held at Lewis Jewelers, 19335 Gulf Freeway. To celebrate the Breitling DC-3 World Tour, a cocktail party was…

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Five Regattas Constitute Panerai Classic Yachts Series – Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Tweet New York, NY (July 27, 2017) – For three consecutive August weekends in 2017, classic yachts will compete in the 13th annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge (NA PCYC) Series. With an updated rating system, the CRF MK II, sailors will battle in a series of eight possible races for the coveted Panerai trophies and timepieces. New to the series and joining the Marblehead, Nantucket, and Newport classic…

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Breitling Celebrates the US Tour of Their DC-3 Plane On Its Global Journey – Forbes

“The most amazing view is the unique perspective to see Earth as a planet; the big, round, mostly blue ball floating in space,” said Mark Kelly as he described one of the best views he had ever seen while orbiting in space. “And then you realize that you have 7.5 billion people living on this “island” in the solar system.” Kelly, the American astronaut, retired US Navy Captain, and naval…

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Vacheron Constantin, IWC, and Panerai Arrive at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre – Forbes

Vacheron Constantin Vacheron Constantin is one of four Richemont brands to open in Toronto this year. Vacheron Constantin, IWC and Panerai are the latest in a bevy of luxury watch brands to open boutiques at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The mall has become Canada’s hottest destination for luxury brands, including Rolex (Raffi Jewellers), Montblanc, Cartier, Omega, Piaget, Van Cleef & Arpels and now Vacheron Constantin, IWC and Panerai. Four Richemont-owned brands –…

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Breitling watches arrive in oldest plane to circle the globe – Chron.com

Caption Close The Breitling DC-3 World Tour stopped at Ellington Field in Houston on Tuesday, July 17, 2016. The DC-3 plane, which was built in the 1940s, is the oldest to circle the globe and is carrying 500 Brietling watches – the limited edition Navitimer watch. less The Breitling DC-3 World Tour stopped at Ellington Field in Houston on Tuesday, July 17, 2016. The DC-3 plane, which was built in…

Posted: Monday, July 31, 2017

Breitling Avenger Hurricane 45 Watch Now In More Wearable Size – Editorial (press release) (registration) (blog)

Breitling has elected to downsize one of their largest models, which is something we wish we could say happens more often at the brand. Originally a monstrous, doorjamb-attacking 50mm, the Breitling Avenger Hurricane was made a lot more wearable by the inclusion of Breitling’s proprietary carbon case material which they call “Breitlight.” The new Breitling Avenger Hurricane 45 comes in at a far more approachable 45mm and also tackles…

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

LPC-Breitling seeks SFr375m loan to back CVC buyout – Reuters

LONDON, June 26 A SFr375m-equivalent (US$387m) term loan backing private equity firm CVC’s acquisition of Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling has launched for syndication, banking sources said on Monday. CVC agreed to take an 80% stake in Breitling in April, valuing the business as more than €800m. Deutsche Bank is leading the financing to back the buyout, alongside Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas and UBS, the sources…

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai: the place to be for classic yachts – My Sailing

The 39th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai will enliven once again the Bay of Cannes, from the 23rd to the 30th September. Classics, Spirit of Tradition, Metre class boats, Dragons and Tofinou one-designs will gather in a unique display of beauty, elegance and competition. The bay of Cannes will be, once again the place to be for sailors and fans. As the autumn is just about started,…

Posted: Saturday, July 01, 2017

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