(03/2007) Mr Gérard Mortier, Director of the Paris National Opera, Mr Juan-Carlos Torres, CEO of Vacheron Constantin, and Mr Jean-Yves Di Martino, Vacheron Constantin’s Director France, signed an agreement in which Vacheron Constantin became a patron of the Paris National Opera for the entire 2007/2008 season.
(02/2007) Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot watches, in the presence of UEFA President Michel Platini, and Swiss Football Association President Ralph Zloczower, today announced the watchmaking brand’s sponsorship of the Euro 2008 as a ‘National Supporter’. Having already graced the wrist of the Swiss Football team in the World Cup 2006, Hublot is now heading for the Swiss and Austrian stadiums in 2008. A pioneering move for a luxury brand in the world of football!
(02/2007) As official sponsor of the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, the exclusive watch brand A. Lange & Söhne is to help realise an ambitious project over the next three years. The festival, which will be conducted by Riccardo Muti, has set itself the task of performing centuries-old forgotten masterpieces for the first time.
(11/2006) Vacheron Constantin presented its Collection Excellence Platine, November 15 at a private Beverly Hills estate. The event was also a benefit for the EBMRF (Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation), a volunteer nonprofit foundation dedicated to the support of medical research, development of treatment and ultimately a cure for this deadly skin disease that affects children.
In the heart of Glashütte Presentation of the foundation charter for the German watch museum in Glashütte
(11/2006) After its historical creation in March 2006, the foundation charter for the "German Watch Museum - Nicolas G. Hayek" was officially presented in the Atrium of the Glashütte Original manufactory. Following Dr. Frank Müller’s welcome speech, Dr. Hanspeter Rentsch of the Swatch Group plc management board took the floor and reaffirmed the support of the Swiss watch company for the foundation’s ambitious plans.
Special concert in Madrid Vacheron Constantin supports the Queen Sophie Alzheimer’s Foundation
(10/2006) In the presence of Her Majesty Queen Sophie of Spain and Juan-Carlos Torres, Vacheron Constantin held a special concert in Madrid on 26 October in aid of the fight against Alzheimer’s. The Czech National Symphony Orchestra played works by Puccini, Rachmaninoff and Dvorak, directed by the young Spanish conductor, Inma Shara, one of the most talented of her generation who has conducted such internationally renowned orchestras as the Israel Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic.
Powerful voice Glashütte Original Fall Concert - Ute Freudenberg
(10/2006) Her incredible temperament and her powerful voice have become the trademark of Ute Freudenberg - one of East Germany’s most famous female singers. On October 19, 2006, she did not only sing the most successful titles of her career but presented also her latest songs. "Ich hab noch lange nicht genug" (I still don’t have enough) was the motto of her sold-out concert at Glashütte Original, followed by the beautiful ballade “Herbstwind” (Fall Winds).
Dresden State Art Collections A. Lange & Söhne to sponsor the Historic Green Vault
(09/2006) As sponsor of the Dresden State Art Collections, the Saxon watchmaker Lange will support the world-renowned museums of this city, among them the "Historic Green Vault" reopened on 1 September by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the “Old Masters Picture Gallery” in the Semper Building and the “Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon”, which also houses historic pocket watches from “A. Lange & Söhne”.
(08/2006) Within the framework of Great Britain’s GP Masters in Silverstone, watch manufactory Glashütte Original and former Formula 1 driver Christian Danner invited former Formula 1 elite drivers to an exclusive evening event that included a watch presentation. When Danner extended his invitation, (almost) everyone came. Of the sixteen drivers participating in the Grand Prix, thirteen arrived with escorts in tow the evening before the practice.
I was surprised and delighted! SAECULUM Award Winner 2006: Joachim Herz
(06/2006) The concert of the chamber orchestra Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach under the direction of Prof. Hartmut Haenchen, which took place on 9th June, 2006 in Dresden's Semper Opera House, was dedicated to Mozart and his contemporaries Kraus and Haydn. The impressive concert was preceded by an award ceremony during which the opera director Joachim Herz received the €25,000 SAECULUM - Glashütte Original - Dresden Music Festival Prize.
(06/2006) Hublot unquestionably has the wind in its sails and Big Bang is burnishing its reputation on all fronts. Following the City of Geneva, Hublot has been chosen as the Official Licencing Partner of the Swiss Football Team. The news was announced at 11:00 on Tuesday May 30, at Feusisberg, the headquarters of the Swiss Football Team, during the press conference preceding the last preparatory match, when Switzerland play Italy, before the World Cup 2006.
Omega Museum JFK’s Omega Wristwatch acquired
(12/2005) Omega is proud to announce that it has acquired the Omega wristwatch that once belonged to former US President John F. Kennedy. This watch was part of The Robert White Collection - the world’s largest privately owned collection relating to JFK’s life and career – which is being auctioned by Guernsey’s in New York from 15 to 17 December 2005. This unique and historic piece was bought for 350’000 USD, the highest bid of the auction’s first day.
Fastest person to sail solo around the world OMEGA celebrated Ellen MacArthur
(12/2005) The Parisian Omega Boutique welcomed more than 120 guests, aficionados of the brand and press members to give tribute to Ellen MacArthur and her record. To celebrate this achievement, Olivier Péretier, Grand reporter at the Nouvel Observateur, and a true passionate sailor himself, introduced Ellen and her amazing achievement in the international world of sailing and her flamboyant record around the world.
Dresden’s International Congress Glashütte Original Wins Saxon State Prize for Design
(12/2005) The traditional Saxon luxury watch manufactory Glashütte Original was awarded the sought-after Saxon State Prize for Design 2005 during a ceremony that took place at Dresden’s International Congress on November 30th, 2005. Presiding over the award ceremony was Saxon State Minister for Economics and Labor, Thomas Jurk.
Very unique and glamorous X-Mas gift Omega Ambassador Anna Kournikova in Mexico
(11/2005) In view of the forthcoming opening of Omega’s 26th flagship boutique at Mexico’s prestigious Masaryk avenue, Anna Kournikova made a short stopover at Latin America’s largest megalopolis. The brand’s ambassador was invited by Omega to model the latest creations of Ivonne Cohen and Carlo Demichelis, two glamorous Mexican fashion designers, combined to the Swiss watchmaker’s most recent timepieces and exquisite jewellery.