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Sommet de la Francophonie Heads of State of the French-speaking world on Hublot time

(10/2010) Hublot, the Swiss watchmaking brand, is especially proud to announce that it is the "Exclusive Partner" of the 13th "Sommet de la Francophonie", the biennial Francophone Summit, which will take place this year from the 22nd to the 24th October at Montreux, Switzerland. As part of this role, Hublot is honoured and privileged to have been asked to provide the official gift for the event by the Swiss Confederation.

Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Breguet partners the opening concert of the 2010/2011 opera season

(10/2010) Guillaume Tell, the last work composed by Gioachino Rossini, performed by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia conducted by Antonio Pappano, opened the 2010/2011 opera season in Rome. Its profound attachment to European culture, and more particularly to classical music, naturally inspired Breguet to support this concert featuring an opera composed by one of its famous clients.

Antiquorum Auctioneers benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Antiquorum and Mission: MS Raise Over a Quarter of a Million Dollars

(10/2010) Watch enthusiasts poured into Antiquorum's auction room Wednesday evening, October 20th to get a closer look at and bid on the outstanding timepieces offered at the Mission: MS sale, the first of a planned annual watch auction, organized by Philip Duffell and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers benefiting The National Multiple (MS) Sclerosis Society. Antiquorum together with Mission: MS raised an exceptional $ 253,000 for research and programs funded by The National MS Society whose mission is to create a world free of MS. Active bidding came from all over the world including from the Russian Federation, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, Germany as well as the United States.

Press conference with Pedro de la Rosa Launch of new CERTINA DS Podium Limited Edition – Pedro de la Rosa

(10/2010) On October 14, a special press conference was held at the Orfila Hotel in Madrid, to mark the launch of the new limited-edition CERTINA DS Podium Pedro de la Rosa model. The friendly Formula 1 driver was in attendance at the event, which served both as a press information session and an opportunity to meet him, ask questions and maybe snap a photo or two, against brightly decorated CERTINA promotional banners.

Grand entry! Audemars Piguet: l'Hydroptè takes to the water!

(10/2010) After three years of research, development and construction, l’Hydroptè made its grand entry onto the legendary stage of Lake Léman, Switzerland on Friday October 8th. The trial platform created in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, designed to serve as a test bench for new solutions with view to building the future l’Hydroptère maxi, has officially taken off!

Team’s official timekeeper Swiss haute horlogerie brand Parmigiani is continuing its adventure with Olympique de Marseille

(10/2010) With victories this May in both the French Ligue 1 and the Coupe de la Ligue 2010, Olympique de Marseille chose haute horlogerie brand Parmigiani to reward the Olympique de Marseille players and staff for achieving this fantastic double. Bringing Swiss-made expertise to the wrists of the France 2010 champions, Parmigiani decided to make a long-term commitment to the club by entering into a new partnership agreement, thereby becoming Olympique de Marseille`s first official timekeeper.

2010 Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships Men’s single final, Longines Admiral Chronograph Ceramic presented to the finalists

(10/2010) For over 175 years, The Swiss watchmaker Longines has been the guardian of a vast horological know-how characterized by elegance and high-quality performance. Through the quality of its technical achievements and its activities in the field of sports timing, the Swiss watch brand has shared a large part of its history with that of sport. And now with over 130 years of experience in timing various sports Longines is today involved in those disciplines that reflect the values that it has always held dear, right from the earliest days of the company.

Main sponsor of the Orchestre Suisse Romande Vacheron Constantin celebrates classical music in the Victoria Hall

(10/2010) On September 24th 2010 in Geneva’s Victoria Hall, Vacheron Constantin, the watch manufacturer with the world’s longest-running uninterrupted history and the main sponsor of the Orchestre Suisse Romande (OSR), welcomed 60 guests for a classical music concert conducted by the orchestra’s Musical Director Marek Janowski and graced with the presence of OSR President Metin Arditi, as well as Vacheron Constantin CEO Juan-Carlos Torres and International Director Marc Guten.

Benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hublot Creates One-of-a-Kind Timepiece for Antiquorum Auction

(10/2010) On Wednesday, October 20th at The Fuller Building in New York City, Antiquorum will be auctioning a Hublot one-of-a-kind Aero Bang timepiece benefiting The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Aero Bang Ceramic Chronograph features a black ceramic case and rose gold bezel with a semi-skeletonized dial and superluminova markers. The 44.5 mm timepiece houses a self-winding chronograph movement. Its Hublot Caliber 4214 is rhodium-plated with a straight-line lever escapement and shock absorber.

Record-Breaking 600th Home Run at Yankee Stadium Hublot and Manfredi Jewels Honor Alex Rodriguez

(10/2010) On Wednesday, September 22nd at Yankee stadium, Hublot and Roberto Chiappelloni of Manfredi Jewels presented Alex Rodriguez with a one of a kind timepiece of its Big Bang King Power Black Magic created in honor of his 600th home run. At 35 years old, the Yankee star became the youngest player to ever hit 600 home runs as well as part of the elite club of only six other Major League players who have achieved this milestone.

Exclusive Event OMEGA welcomes Dr. Buzz Aldrin to Sydney

(10/2010) On Tuesday 5th October, OMEGA held an exclusive evening with famous astronaut and brand Ambassador Dr. Buzz Aldrin for a select group of VIP customers and celebrity guests at the OMEGA Boutique in Castlereagh Street in the heart of Sydney. Dr. Aldrin has enjoyed a long association with OMEGA: when he stepped on to the lunar surface on the 20th of July 1969, the OMEGA Speedmaster chronograph strapped around his spacesuit became the first watch to be worn on the Moon.

A record-breaking weekend at Zoagli Champion freediver Gianluca Genoni descends to a depth of 152 metres

(10/2010) Gianluca Genoni, who holds over 15 freediving records, has once again pushed back the borders of what is deemed humanly possible. At Zoagli, near Portofino, Italy, he plunged to a depth of 152 metres in freediving mode, thus setting a new world record in this discipline. Blancpain, which has been associated with the Italian freediver since 2007, is proud of this exceptional performance and warmly congratulates Gianluca Genoni on his exceptional feat.

10 balls, 10 targets from 10 metres… Maradona has accepted the challenge of the HUBLOT Million Dollar Wall

(09/2010) On 29 September at 18:00, on the roof terrace of the Tsum department store in the heart of Moscow, Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona for the first time faced the challenge of the Hublot Million Dollar Wall. He was delighted to accept the invitation from Hublot to meet the following challenge: 10 balls, at 10 targets from 10 metres, with just of different diameters, each representing a value of ,000 to 0,000.

Created by the Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber Ingeborga Dapkunaite gives the Longines Prize for Elegance to Daria Kondakova

(09/2010) Longines, official timekeeper and data handler at the 30th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2010, is pleased to announce that the Longines Prize for Elegance has been given to Daria Kondakova from Russia. The young gymnast received the prize from the actress Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Longines Ambassador of Elegance. This award decorates the athlete having demonstrated the most remarkable elegance in the course of an international competition at world level.

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