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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Interview: Lumiox Watches Ambassador Scott Cassell

When it comes to watch ambassadors, very few these days genuinely are worthy of hero status, but Luminox watches’ Scott Cassell is nothing short of a modern day Captain Nemo with a catalogue of stories that would regale any audience in his presence.

Scott is a scuba diver who over a long career has studied our oceans as an oceanographer, worked as a counter terrorist combat dive instructor, worked with the BBC, Animal Planet and National Geographic (amongst others) on under water exploration projects. 

Now Scott has added Luminox watches ambassador to his Curriculum Vitae, as the watch company has aided him in doing his recent 30 mile dive to raise awareness for the decreasing standard of our oceans. Cassell even has 2 new Luminox watches with his name on them that sport the Sea Wolves Unlimited badge, which is a company that Scott runs to help combat the misuse of the seas and to protect the animals that are sea dwellers.

I was lucky enough to be able to catch up with Scott for The Watch Hut to ask him about his amazing 30 mile dive attempt and to ask him about his new partnership with Luminox, we also got a sneak peak at the watches that bare his name and he told us about what we can expect from those models.

During the interview he wowed me with stories about being attacked by sharks, giant Humboldt squid, poachers, being run over by a boat and if course about his pride and joy… his new Luminox watches that carry his name. The 1525 Deep Dive Special Scott Cassell dive watch and the 3954 Colormark Special Scott Cassell dive watch are both top quality pieces from Luminox where a proportion of the sales of each watch will go towards both Sea Wolves Unlimited and the Undersea Voyager Project

Christmas with a bang: Hublot Big Bang Gold Full Pavé-Set

Hublot’s glittering new ladies horological love affair better known as the Hublot Big Bang Gold Full Pavé-Set is unapologetically bling heavy and economic downturn light.

Even if sparkly gold diamond encrusted watches are not really your thing, they are probably your girlfriend’s. White like snow, scintillating with the myriad gleams of its 681 diamonds set on 18K red gold, the watch is designed to blend beautifully against her skin.

The look is as alluring and warming as a drop of 12 year old malt by a Christmassy fire. The watches run on a Swiss made HUB 2900 quartz movement. With some notable exceptions, the honest truth is most women really don’t care how a watch delivers the time, it’s much more about the look and the feel. It has to be precious and ultra-feminine.

The 38mm diameter casing of the Full Pave set is also more than large enough to make an impression, and yet it’s refined and dynamic with a tone-on-tone rubber strap; and practical too with a quality rubber strap in white, black or chocolate with water resistance up to 100 metres. And the price? $40,100.00


361.PE.9010.RW.1704 (Gold White Full Pavé-Set)
361.PX.9010.RX.1704 (Gold Black Full Pavé-Set)
361.PC.9010.RC.1704 (Gold Cappuccino Full Pavé-Set)
Case: Big Bang, diameter 38 mm, 18K red gold with 294 diamonds totalling 0.82 carats
Bezel: polished 18K red gold set with 126 diamonds totalling 0.86 carats. 6 H-shaped titanium screws
Crystal: sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Bezel lugs: white, black or chocolate composite resin
Lateral inserts: white, black or chocolate composite resin
Crown: 18K red gold with white, black or chocolate rubber inserts
Case-back: 18K red gold
Water resistance: 10 ATM, i.e. approx 100 metres
Dial: set with 261 diamonds totalling 1.68 carats
Hands: polished 5N gold coating, with white SuperLuminova™
Movement: HUB2900 - Quartz Movement
Wristlet: White, black or chocolate rubber.
Clasp: 18K red gold and steel deployant buckle

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