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Saturday, November 13, 2010

WORLD PREMIERE: Van Ree Watches launches the new DNA watch

Watchuseek is proud and honored to be chosen by Van Ree Watches to bring you their WORLD PREMIERE:

Van Ree Watches launches the new DNA watch at the Jumping Indoor Maastricht horse event.
Van Ree Watches, a new Dutch watch brand, develops innovative, exclusive watches in very small editions. The watches are extremely personal, because of the elements from the bio technology that are added. A uniqiue collection of DNA watches is to be launched from November 18th through November 21st at Jumping Indoor Maastricht. Van Ree Watches (VRW) will be present with their own booth. On top of that Van Ree Watches will put one of the watches on auction on Friday night November 19th for charity. The highest bid will be handed over founder Babba Silla of Orange Babies, an organisation that supports pregnant women with HIV in Africa.

THE watch brand of the 21st centuryHaute horlogerie and bio technology are brought together in the Van Ree Watches collection. The DNA-collection makes it possible for the owner to add personal DNA (or DNA from their beloved) to the watch. Every other new model will do the very same: bringing people together. Van Ree Watches does not have a strong history, but instead
Van Ree focusses on the future by integrating elelments from the bio technology. All watches are designed by young and talented designers and produced in small quantities.

VisionFitting the vision and era an online marketing strategy is used to put Van Ree Watches on the map. The watch therefore will not be available at the traditional watch & jewelers shops. Future customers will be able to follow the brand and purchase their Van Ree watch through events and by making a personal appointment.

The organisation of Jumping Indoor Maastricht is honored to welcome Van Ree Watches in the exclusive prmenade called "Le Village".

The unique DNA watch will be put on auction in the main hall arena at 20.30 PM on Friday November 19th.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

Scatola del tempo rewards john turturro

Honored in Los Angeles the Italian American actor

Scatola del Tempo, the prestigious Italian company and creator of rotating watch holders, has recognized actor John Turturro for the timeless quality of his films, his relationship with Italy and his culture and style.

Turturro received the award in Los Angeles during the Cinema Italian Style movie festival.

His latest movie Passion is a journey through Naples which is one of the biggest jukeboxes in the world with a treasure chest of songs from the 1200s to present day. Its soundtrack contains a series of beautiful Napolitan songs performed by such great Italian artists as Mina, Pino Daniele, Avion Travel and Fiorello (Caravan Petrol). One of modern American cinema's gems of acting, Turturro is well known for his ability to change both his demeanor and physique.

Scatola del Tempo originates at the end of the ‘80s, thanks to the vision of a collector, Sandro Colarieti, who sought watch holders worthy of the quality of his collection. He decided to create his own, employing expert craftsmen and first-rate materials. After having produced a small series, for himself and as a homage to his friend, he started receiving commissions from other collectors and from producers. Thus, Scatola del Tempo was born, today appreciated and known worldwide with its very own, special idea of what constitutes a watch case.

In 1990 rotating watch holders saw the light for the first time, designed to guarantee to maintain automatic watches in charge, so as to keep not just the time, but also the date. Sandro Colarieti then created the 1RT model, the prototype for a long series which enjoyed an immediate success, to the point that it was also used by some of the greatest Swiss Houses of Horology. For instance, Patek Philippe has endorsed such devices for its own models for over 15 years. The watch winders are equipped with a high precision micro-motor and controlled by a micro-processor. They can rotate both clockwise and anti-clockwise, keeping any automatic movement within the device in full charge for over a year.

The engines are Swiss produced but the final assembly takes place in Italy, likewise the quality control on finishing materials and the functioning of mechanical parts. A great heritage has been left behind by Sandro Colarieti as well as a hefty responsibility for the future.

In order to raise its international profile Scatola del Tempo is counting on a series of prestigious events, such as those attended in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, with the ceremony awarding Andy Garcia, Terry Gilliam and Francis Menotti and the participation of Julia Roberts during the American Cinemateque Award. Meanwhile, in 2008, Scatola has already rewarded George Lucas, Forest Whitaker, Steven Spielberg, Gabriele Muccino, Michele Placido, and, in 2009, Dino De Laurentiis, Clive Owen and Giuseppe Tornatore. In 2010, Gabriele Salvatores, Robert De Niro and John Turturro.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tissot Veloci-T Automatic Chronograph

Tissot Veloci-T Automatic Chronograph
by Robert-Jan Broer

Unlike many other innovative and technology driven watch brands out there, Tissot has a rich history starting in the year 1853 in Le Locle, Switzerland. This enables them to use their historic designs, craftsmanship and experience as valuable input for new and innovative timepieces.

During their +150 years of watchmaking, Tissot introduced various groundbreaking timepieces including the first anti-magnetic watch in 1933, a navigator watch with 24 time zones in 1953, concept watches in the 1970s like the all plastic IDEA 2001 mechanical watch and the rock watch, created from granite from the Alps. Younger watch adepts might recall Tissot’s impressive T-Touch watch, including a superb working touch screen, far before the iPhone and Torch were introduced.

In Tissot’s T-Sport collection, we find the impressive looking Veloci-T automatic chronograph. A stunning 42mm sports watch that has been built with the same care, precision and craftsmanship as all other Tissot sports watches. The superb quality Veloci-T sports watch immediately will make you think of racetracks and burning rubber.

The black dial has this circular grain with metal applied hour markers and a metal date window on top of it. Inside the circular grain on the dial, there are three sub dials. The chronograph’s hour and minute totalizers are located at 6 o’clock and 12 o’clock and the regular seconds hand at 9 o’clock. With the pushers (with black inserts with a hobnail pattern) you control the chronograph’s centered large second hand.

The metal rings around the upper and lower sub dials and the tachymeter makes this watch perfect for on or near a racing track. During more quiet moments, you will be able to enjoy the mechanical automatic chronograph movement when you turn the watch around. A peek hole in the upper right side of the stainless steel case back shows you that the balance wheel does its job correctly. A great and refreshing way to demonstrate the craftsmanship of today’s watchmakers and still keep this sports watch to be very pure.

Available on a rubber strap with folding clasp and a stainless steel bracelet, this watch is suitable for all occasions. It makes the Veloci-T suitable for an active outdoor life as well as with your finest business suits. The sapphire crystal protects the watch against scratches from sharp objects and together with the stainless steel case construction; it’s water resistant to a pressure of 10 bar (or 100 meters).

Technical specifications:

• Automatic chronograph movement C01.211
• scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
• 316L stainless steel case with partial see-through back
• Water resistant to 10 bar (100 m / 330 feet)
• Stainless steel or black rubber bracelet

The Tissot Veloci-T automatic chronograph retails for $895 USD.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Marvin Loeb Special Edition Sports Watch revealed on November, 4th

Marvin Loeb Special Edition Sports Watch revealed on November, 4th
Loeb Special Edition Sports Watch
On Thursday, November 4, 2010 Marvin will reveal in Paris its eagerly awaited new collection developed as a Special Edition in partnership with its brand ambassador, Sébastien Loeb. He was recently crowned world rally champion for the seventh time and is considered to be the greatest rally driver of all times.

The new LOEB Special Edition from Marvin can be described as a real “supercar of watchmaking” and has all it takes to bring the concept of a sports watch to the next level. This unique timepiece evokes the world of rallying in its smallest details thanks to the contributions made by Sébastien Loeb himself, who was directly involved in the creation process together with two well-known watchmakers: Jean-François Ruchonnet and Sébastien Perret.

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