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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

Is Julian Edelman back with Adriana Lima? – The Boston Globe – The Boston Globe

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Adriana Lima at the MET Gala in New York. It appears that Julian Edelman and Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima may be back on. Monday night, the Pats receiver was spotted being squired by Lima into the New York nightclub 1OAK for the Met Gala After Party hosted by singer Rihanna. That’s a surprise because last we knew, the cute couple was kaput and Lima had moved on…

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Co-Host Met Gala – CBS Boston / WBZ

NEW YORK (CBS) – Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady graced the steps leading to the Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Monday evening. “Look at my sexy husband. I shouldn’t let him out on the street,” said Bundchen. Gisele donned a backless Stella McCartney dress impressing number 12. “She looks amazing,” the Patriots quarterback said. “She looks beautiful.” The event raises money for the museum’s costume institute….

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Alessandra Ambrosio gets ice cream in short sundress – Daily Mail

By Dailymail.com Reporter Published: 03:37 BST, 3 May 2017 | Updated: 03:37 BST, 3 May 2017 e-mail View comments It’s already unfair that Alessandra Ambrosio still has the body of a supermodel after having two children. On Tuesday, the Victoria’s Secret Angel added insult to injury after proving she eats ice cream and still maintains her enviable figure.  The 36-year-old was out in Brentwood with her son Noah as they…

Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Karlie Kloss is stylish in tuxedo dress at Met Gala in NYC – Daily Mail

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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Bar Refaeli’s Lack Of Military Service Criticized – The Forward – Forward

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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Police: Man stole nearly $53K in Rolex watches in Hanover – CapitalGazette.com

Police are searching for a man they said stole three Rolex watches valued at $52,700 in total from a Hanover jewelry store on Friday. Anne Arundel police said officers were called to the Helzberg Diamonds store at 7000 Arundel Mills Circle in Hanover at 7:35 p.m. An employee told police that a man used a revolver handgun to smash a glass display case and stole the three watches before running…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Four Fantastic New Rolex Watches – Haute Time

For what is perhaps the most recognized luxury brand in the world, Rolex latest offerings at Baselworld have been nothing but modest. People that expected outrageous new models might not know the brand as well as they think, because especially in subtleties houses Rolex strength. That is why their line-up of new models in Baselworld might have been the strongest in recent years. The market for watches is tough, and…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Rolex watches among high value items stolen in burglary – West Bridgford Wire

Officers have released images of some high value jewellery and are appealing for help to trace them. The items were stolen from a house in Lowdham on Wednesday 8 March 2017 and are said to be very rare and of great sentimental value. Among the items are watches and rings. If you see this jewellery or have any information that could help, please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Texas woman charged after giving ‘hitman’ $20000, two Rolex watches found dead day before court date – National Post

A prominent Montrose veterinarian accused of making an intricate murder-for-hire plot to kill her ex-husband killed herself Monday morning by jumping from her seventh-floor condo in west Houston, authorities said. Veterinarian Valerie Busick McDaniel and her boyfriend, Leon Phillip Jacob, were arrested earlier this month after doling out $20,000 in cash and two pricey Cartier watches to an officer posing as a hitman, prosecutors alleged in court. Days later, the…

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017

Kardashian sisters warn their brother Rob over his ‘flashy’ posts of Rolex watches and cash – NEWS.com.au

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 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