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Historic Swiss watch brand Tudor will now be available from the UK based diamond and watch specialists ROX, at their Newcastle store from the 19th of September. This is the first time that Tudor watches have been available in the UK since 2003.
Tudor have a long-standing history in the Swiss watches scene and currently are reflecting this in their Heritage ranger collection, illustrated above.
Find out more about Tudor watches at ROX.
About Tudor Watches
Tudor wristwatches have been manufactured in Switzerland since 1946. The company was launched by Rolex founder Hans Wildorf as a means for Rolex dealers to sell a watch of similar reliability to Rolex but at a more affordable price.
Bell & Ross watches’ B-Rocket, launched in early 2014 is a concept bike with a neo-retro look with lines encapsulating the essential principles of aeronautical design.
An airplane-motorcycle with an unique style whose extremely aerodynamic lines evoke the experimental aviation of the 1960s, Nevada’s speed bikes and the records they set on the salt lake at Bonneville.
The B-Rocket embarked in a world tour and last June it arrived at the Bonneville Salt Flats – a legendary and totally unique place, an immense blank expanse of white, to shoot a film set in the ultimate dream location for time chasers.
About Bell & Ross Watches
Bell & Ross is a Paris, France based luxury watchmaker whose timepieces are made in Switzerland, combining Swiss watchmaking precision with design heavily inspired by aviation. The brand was launched in 1992 and the company is led by French and Swiss designer Bruno Belamich and businessman Carlos A. Rosillo.
As a top Swiss watchmaking brand, Hublot’s passion of exploring innovative crossover cooperation is always beyond your imagination! Soon after the World Cup fever faded, Hublot turns its love for art into a brand new field and the brand’s iconic spirit of innovation will connect with the most excellent contemporary Chinese artists. Just like pop art swept over modern civilization in 1970s to overthrow the elegant and popular that followed up by the traditional world, the fusion of Hublot and pop art also trigger a challenge to luxury watch industry.
As the debut of this art show season, Hublot invited Chinese artist for the first time to build “Hublot Loves Art” showcase art exhibition. The post-90s artist Gao Ludi’s pop art style window show will meet publics in 6 boutiques of Beijing, Shanghai as well as other cities in China. Gao selected and digitalized his new pieces made in 2014 like “The 4 pines”, “Cactus”, “Yellow-blue line”, expressing tough-and-explicit qualities using linear frame in these 3 pictures. Moreover, he is inspired by the color of Hublot Big Bang Pop Art Lady Collection. The pictures have been adjusted to make them more vivid and modern and the world of a top luxury watch brand instantly releases freedom and vitality.
The Big Bang Pop Art watch is also exhibited in the shop window, its amazing appearance attracted many audiences during 2014 Geneva. Blue, purple, pink and apple green, those special and unique designs made perfect fusion between color and watch. This is pure remodeling and unscramble of pop art, a breakthrough of high end watchmaking industry and pop art’s combination. The piece uses Big Bang series’ iconic 41 mm diameter design, with its bezel set with 48 baguette-cut stones. The four colors including blue with blue topazes, purple with amethysts, pink with pink sapphires, and apple green with tsavorites. All these versions contrast finely with the pop art showcase.
Hublot particularly likes unique and modern art. During World Cup 2014, Hublot invited famous Brazilian painter and sculptor Romero Britto to fuse pop art, cubism and doodle art elements together. He designed the football pattern exclusively for Hublot and the World Cup.
Last year, Hublot invited Japan’s well known female photographer, film director Ninagawa Mika who made an art show named HUBLOT presents Life with WATCH in Isetan Shinjuku Department Store. In addition, during the 2013 Miami Art Week and the 2012 Art Basel Miami, Hublot cooperated with American artist Hebru Brantley and International expressionist Domingo Zapata to have window exhibitions together.
In regard to the first attempt for cooperation with Chinese artists, General Manager of Greater China of Hublot Loic Biver said: “As a luxury watch brand, promoting young artists in China is a decision we are most proud of, this is because we always have the courage and the adventurous spirit. I appreciate Gao Ludi’s distinct artistic spirit and his innovation of challenging conservation and his refusal to repeat, all of which represent Hublot’s core value. I hope Hublot could enhance more exciting collaborations with Chinese art field.”
Born in 1990, graduated from Department of Oil Painting, Fine Arts Academy of Capital Normal University, Gao Ludi is evaluated as having maturity and diversity beyond his age. In his paintings, wisdom and speculations unveiled from the variation of colour and frame made him far outstanding than his peer artists. He said: ”I have never cooperated with any brand before, therefore, this attempt is a challenge to me. I saw Hublot’s vanguard and quality, and its bold apply of color blocking in the watch design. As an artist, I am pursuing the essence of painting as well as studying straight line plasticity, fluorescence colour and pure colour, I tried their different possibilities, all of which are consistent with the concept of Hublot.”
Since September 9th, 2014, Hublot showcase art exhibition will be held in 6 boutiques all over the country, like Wangfujing Oriental Plaza in Beijing, Plaza 66 and Nanjing West Road in Shanghai, Deji Plaza in Nanjing, MYKAL in Dalian and Charter in Shenyang, which will officially kick off the Hublot Art season.
Netherlands based watch brand TW Steel have announced a new partnership with VR|46. the lifestyle brand from MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi.
This collection starts with three new models available in November including two Pilot editions TW935 (45mm) & TW936 (48mm), priced at €379 and €399 respectively, and a Tech edition, TW937 (48mm), priced at €579. UK pricing to follow.
The new TW Steel VR|46 Pilot models are presented in a bold steel case with a PVD dark titanium coating. Each bezel enjoys a PVD dark titanium shine finish while inside both house a Miyota 6S20 big caliber movement with black date disk. The VR|46 touches come with blue accents on the dial and yellow 46 in the second eye of the chrono. A dark grey silicon strap with raised VR|46 logo in black completes the look along with both the VR|46 and Yamaha Factory Racing logo on the case back.
The new Tech model features similar VR|46 design accents but starts with a steel case with a sandblasted PVD black coating. Further enhancements include steel pillars on the case side with yellow accents – designed to resemble shock absorbers, and a carbon fibre design black dial with raised steel indexes. Also using the powerful Miyota 6S20 movement, the Tech edition sports a black silicon strap with dark grey line and a sandblasted PVD black coated clasp.
About TW Steel
TW Steel is a Netherlands based watchmaker known for its chunky oversized watches. The firm was established in 2005 by father and son Jordy & Ton Cobelens and have a strong association with motorsport, with brand ambassadors and signature models including racers David Coulthard and Dario Franchitti.
Bangkok, 11 th September 2014 – Hublot, the Swiss luxury sport watchmaker, together with its exclusive partner in Thailand – PMT The Hour Glass, announced the opening of Hublot flagship boutique located on the Ground Level of Central Embassy – Bangkok’s newest iconic luxury shopping mall. Conceived entirely by the Hublot interior designer team, the Hublot boutique adopts the latest design elements blending perfectly luxury and Art of Fusion concept.
The opening of the first Hublot Boutique in Thailand shows the brand’s growing presence and continuing momentum in the country. The boutique, which covers 60m 2 and represents the famous “Art of Fusion” concept, is a space that showcases a blend of various elements: glass, metal, leather, fabric and wood, combined to create a warm and intimate atmosphere where customers can immerse themselves to the world of Hublot.
A range of light fittings including table lamps, wall lights and custom made chandelier, adds an artistic touch that accentuates the display cases housing Hublot’s exclusive timepieces. The brand’s key models have been reinterpreted on Pop Art-style canvases, which enable the audience to view a watch from different approach. The featuring of innovative displays: animated holographic and LCG at the boutique façade welcome customers and invite them to enter the world of Hublot. The Swiss luxury watch brand offers vast collection, including boutique exclusives, which are suitable for both casual and formal functions.
The boutique opening by Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, was an event to celebrate the first boutique in Thailand by introducing the world of Hublot to customers and members of the press through Hublot Exhibition. The key visual and decoration of the event incorporates Hublot brand identity and the meaningful symbols. Hublot Exhibition communicates its commitment to true passion in creating wonderful timepieces for every different audience. The exhibition area is divided into four sections: Manufacture Pieces, Ferrari & Limited Editions, Hublot Loves Football, and Ladies Watches. Each section has different setup to represent its DNA.
Hublot watches have announced the launch of the Big Bang Aero Visun Club Limited Edition. This 25-piece limited is the result of Hublot’s partnership with the Chinese Visun Yacht club, a club evidently renowned throughout Asia.
The nautical connection is well founded as “Hublot” is French for “porthole”, thus it would appear that the Visun Yacht club is a natural fit for the Swiss luxury watch brand, who also have prestigious partnerships with Monaco’s Oceanographic Museum and the Marina de Porto Cervo, Sardinia.
The watch itself is a continuation of Hublot’s iconic Big Bang design. It is a 44mm diameter watch with black carbon fibre case and the Aero chronograph design exposes the fine mechanics inside. The yachting theme is interpreted through the addition of the Visun club logo with blue highlights accentuating the crown, hands and strap stitching. The strap is in black alligator with black rubber for ultimate comfort. The overall appearance is rugged but stylish and the carbon fibre finish lends a look of high technology to what is sure to be another highly desirable timepiece from Hublot.
Luxury Swiss watchmaker Breguet celebrated the official commencement of the first Asian location on its 2014 tour. This unmissable exhibition presents a collection of revolutionary inventions that have marked the brand’s prestige for nearly 240 years.
To celebrate the start of its exhibition in China, event coinciding with the launch of the Tourbillon extra-plat automatique 5377 on the market, Breguet staged an exclusive gala evening in three phases.
Firstly, the company gave its guests an opportunity to relive key periods of its history through music with a splendid performance by the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra at the majestic Shanghai Concert Hall. The concert continued with a gala dinner, and then the spectacular evening concluded with a rooftop after-party overlooking the iconic city skyline.
The exhibition “Breguet, innovations that wrote History…” is on view until September 30, 2014, from 10:00 to 22:00, at the Breguet boutique of the Langham hotel (Xintiandi, Shanghai).
On the 12th August 2014, Jaguar announced further news in its relationship with the Bremont Watch Company and revealed one of six unique wristwatches to be offered to customers of the six new Lightweight E-types to be built by Jaguar Heritage.
We must confess to already being wildly excited about the launch of this revival of the most glorious of British sports cars, so we were doubly delighted to discover that there was to be a Bremont Jaguar bespoke watch in a matching. Naturally this is to be the utmost in exclusivity, something most of us can only dream of owning but what a desirable thing to have!
About the Lightweight E-Type
Auto Express calls it “one of the most iconic cars ever produced”, and it is to be given a brand new lease of life in the form of 6 hand-built new E-Types. These will in essence represent the six missing cars from the original 1964 allocation of 18 but which never actually made it into production.
This will be a car so exclusive that Jaguar will approach customers it thinks most suitable, rather than permitting the general public to. buy one, heaven forbid. Well, they couldn’t have just anyone owning one of these extraordinary pieces of automotive history in the making, don’t you know?
Be one of the first to own the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter Special Edition. Only five pieces are available.
A special edition of the Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter timepiece will be commissioned to commemorate the international media launch at Ambri, Switzerland. As a MyOris member, you have a chance to be one of the first to own a Special Oris Big Crown ProPilot Altimeter instrument, months ahead of its worldwide release.
In addition to the standard package you receive
• a special engraving on the watch with “ALTIMETER”
• a pair of Oris sun glasses
Recommended Retail Price Indication: CHF 3’300. Please contact your local Oris representative for the pricing in local currency.