Luxury watches

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

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