From April, 2008

Louis Vuitton may purchase another wristwatch brand

Analysts speculated that Rome based Bulgari may be an attractive acquisition for LVMH (Louis Vuitton) after the company’s group managing director, Antonio Belloni said in an interview with Bloomberg that his company may take advantage of the downturn and acquire a liquor or a wristwatch brand. LVMH currently owns Zenith, Tag Heuer, Chaumet, Christian Dior, Fred, among others. related links LVMH may buy watch brand Bvlgari

The Bin Ladin watch for Pilots

Yeslam’s Aviator watch A while after the 9/11, I was watching a news story on CNN about Yeslam Bin Ladin, the liberal westernized half brother of Osama. He had wanted to launch Bin Laden as a branded clothing line but then his brother hijacked the family name. But he didn’t give up and is now using his first name – Yeslam for a range of watches and accessories including a wristwatch for pilots called ‘Aviator by Yeslam’. I wonder if the irony is lost on him. related links Time Tv: Aviator by Yeslam Yeslam – The Brand Yeslam Bin Ladin…

Greubel Forsey: Keeping up with the Joneses

Twenty Four Seconds Tourbillons have always been a game of one-upmanship and the new Grubel Forsey’s are no exception. For those who don’t know what a Tourbillon is, its a cage that holds some of the important pieces of a mechanical movement such as the escapement and the balance that regulate the speed of the rotation of all the wheels. It does this so that it can protect the speed of the wheels from the effects of gravity and thus eliminate timekeeping errors that occur by a slight variation due to the usage of the user. This cage is a…

Perrelet

A2038 All new wristwatches from Swiss watchmaker Perrelet at the Baselworld 2008 Fair. A1006 A1004 related links Perrelet

Zenith

Traveller Open Multicity If you’ve been following Zenith for the past few years, they’ve been churning out some impressive mechanical sports inspired timepieces. This year, they’ve created a more classic version of those very same models plus updating a few icons of their own like the Port Royal. Traveller Elite Multicity Tourbillon Tourbillon Retrograde Star Open Sea Port Royal (Mega Tourbillon) Open Concept Square Open Concept Defy Xtreme Stealth Grand Date Defy Xtreme Chronograph Defy Classic Zero Defy Classic Open Grand Royal Defy Classic Open Grand Chronomaster XT Open Grande Chronomaster Tourbillon Defy Clasic Open Grand   related links Zenith

RSW

Outland If you ask me what is the one thing I love about RSW watches, it’s the crown. Just hop over to their website to see a video of it operates. Price point – Approx 1000 USD – 9000 USD. Loop High King Tourbillon – Limited Edition of 25 watches High King Power Reserve Armonia Nazca Power Reserve Crossroads related links Rama Swiss Watch

Villemont

Les Heures du Monde is a mechanical watch that allows the user to view time simultaneously in 24 different time zones. For this watch, Villemont developed their first in-house movement. The hour is read on a 12-hour sclae and a day/night indicator placed both next to each city and on the main bridge allows the watch wearer to know what time it is back home whilst traveling. The watch is limited edition with only 88 pieces produced. related links Villemont