(12/2008) In Budapest, the professional motorcycle racer and former 125cc World Champion Gábor Talmácsi threw a year-end party which was also his farewell party to thank his friends, sponsors and his team. For the next season, Talmácsi has signed a contract with Aspar to ride in the 250cc team. As a special gesture for Christmas, all his team members received a watch from Talmácsi’s own collection.
(12/2008) Nomos, a watch brand from Glashütte and jeweler Wempe from Hamburg support the foundation of the wife of former Federal Chancellor Helmut Schmidt. Time is running out for many plant species. For many decades now, the aim of the Nature Conservation Foundation Hamburg and the Foundation for Conservation of Threatened Plants - in short: Loki Schmidt Foundation - is to promote plant conservation on a large scale.
(11/2008) A special watch for a special footballer: IWC Schaffhausen is dedicating a special edition of the Portuguese Perpetual Calendar to its ambassador, the Portuguese football star Luís Figo. This limited edition of 50 watches in a rose gold case bears Figo’s signature discreetly on the dial and his squad number 7 as a gold medallion in the rotor. His name has been synonymous with the finest football artistry for almost 20 years, and Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, to give him his full name, already stood out clearly from the crowd as a youth.
Jean Tinguely in Monaco FORTIS Limited Edition PIT STOP
(11/2008) Fantastic objects of Swiss artist Jean Tinguely are highlighting this year’s vintage car exhibition PIT STOP at the Mediterranean principality during this summer season. The opening of the in the private car collection of Monaco took place at the beginning of this year’s racing season.
Pianist Hélène Grimaud and cellist Jan Vogler Girard-Perregaux organised private concert in the Allerheiligenhofkirche in Munich
(10/2008) The last Saturday of October, an exceptional event took place in the Allerheiligenhofkirche, the court church of all saints in Munich. In collaboration with the business consultancy Booz & Company and the long-established watch and jewellery shop Uhren Huber, Girard-Perregaux organised a private concert of the French pianist Hélène Grimaud and the famous cellist Jan Vogler.
(09/2008) At September 26th 2008 HUBLOT Ambassador Yves Rossy successfully completed an amazing challenge at 1:19pm (BST) and became the first man to fly across the English Channel from Calais, France to Dover, UK, using a homemade, single, jet-powered wing. FusionMan covered a distance of 35 kilometres in 13 minutes. His flight has been broadcasted live on 164 tv stations through National Geographic Channel.
Vienna Design Week 2008 Rado displays an installation by Numen/For Use
(09/2008) During Vienna Design Week 2008 Rado displays an installation by Numen/For Use in the Swiss watchmaker’s Vienna store from 2 to 12 October. Numen/For Use’s Christoph Katzler, Nikola Radeljkovic, and Sven Jonke have established a reputation for their unique sense of the dynamic potential of space and reflected light.
(09/2008) Bruno Senna, currently second in the GP2 championship, will take part in the last round of the 2008 season at Monza this weekend. The finale promises to be exciting for both Bruno and Hublot, which is very proud to be its partner in the watchmaking world!
(08/2008) Hublot ’s presence for the first t ime at the Polo Gold Cup at Gstaad was a success on all front s, beginning with the associat ion of it s name to the prest igious “HUBLOT POLO GOLD CUP GSTAAD” event . In addit ion, the watchmaking brand lent it s name to a team of ext raordinary players who proudly sported it s colours alongside the brand's Argent inian ambassador, Miguel Nov illo Ast rada. To crown the event , the proud winners of the “Gstaad Palace” team were presented with a Big Bang chronograph from the “Polo Gold Cup Gstaad” limited series.
(08/2008) Last Friday, before appearing as the presenter for “Diva Maxima”, the actor Sky du Mont paid a visit to the Glashütte Original manufactory. The Saxon watchmaking company was one of the main sponsors involved in supporting this unique musical event. Dr. Frank Müller, Managing Director of Glashütte Original, personally greeted Mister du Mont in the production workshops. In the studio, Sky du Mont then learned something of the fine art of watch design as practiced by the master watchmakers in Glashütte Original.
(07/2008) The new "Big Bang REAL CLUB NAUTICO DE PALMA", created especially for the prestigious sailing club, combines everything which has contribute to create the Hublot watches success story. As a matter of fact, as well as the link with the yachting world which is clearly expressed through the sound of their name, remember that Hublot watches have been chosen from the time of their creation by royal families.
(07/2008) IWC Schaffhausen is proud to announce that one of the best footballers in the world, Zinédine Zidane, is its newest ambassador. The Swiss watch manufacturer will dedicate a special model to him: the Ingenieur Automatic Edition Zinédine Zidane. This Ingenieur is ideal for the super technician and will be available in a globally limited edition of 1,000 watches.
(06/2008) Supported by the renowned German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, two major exhibition projects are unveiling a new outlook on German art at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing: a retrospective of works by Gerhard Richter, one of the globally most acclaimed contemporary German artists, and the “Living Landscapes” exhibition, a journey in pictures through several periods of German landscape painting.
(06/2008) The watch specially designed by Hublot for referees officiating at the Euro 2008 matches will be presented to them today in Zurich by Hublot CEO, Jean-Claude Biver. All 44 referees will thus become the proud owners of an exclusive watch, not available for sale. The movement has been specially adapted by the watchmaking brand to the time of a match. The dial displays 45 minutes, plus 15 minutes of ext ra play, while the time can be read from the centre of the dial.
(05/2008) Even before the starting whistle for the Euro 2008 in Switzerland and Austria, IWC Schaffhausen is producing a football highlight. The Swiss manufactory will supply the official watch of the German national football team. Fans will also be able to underscore their support for the team with the Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition DFB, of which precisely 500 examples will be built.