(07/2007) The free-diving world record-holder and watch partner of Oris Carlos Coste is currently competing at the AIDA Indoor Individual World Championships 2007 in Maribor, Slovenia. This will be his first international competition since his cerebral vascular accident last September whilst training to beat the no limits world record. The athlete is now in peak physical condition with the fitness to attempt to beat the dynamic Pan American record with flippers and prove himself as one of the best.
More than 2000 guests Baume & Mercier partner of Photo's 40th Anniversary evening
(07/2007) More than 2000 guests got together at the Domaine de Longchamp to celebrate the 40th anniversary of PHOTO Magazine alongside Eric Colmet-d’Aage and Agnès Grégoire. For the occasion, Baume & Mercier – the evening's privileged partner – joined forces with Arnaud Baumann to offer guests an imitate area where they could isolate themselves to exhibit better.
Music Festival-Prize SAECULUM-Award-Winner 2007: Gidon Kremer
(07/2007) On the evening of June 1, 2007, already for the fourth time the SAECULUM – Glashütte Original-Music Festival-Prize was awarded within the line of a concert of the Dresden Music Festival in the famous Semper Opera House. This year’s SAECULUM goes to an international artist whose musical work has inspired people all over the world: Gidon Kremer.
(05/2007) Breitling is associating with the ultimate aviation discipline by becoming official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race. Moreover, a plane flying the Breitling colors will be engaged in the competition throughout the season. Breitling and the Red Bull energy drink manufacturer have signed an agreement by which Breitling will serve as official timekeeper of the Red Bull Air Race World Series (RBAR). The partnership covers an initial three-year period.
Event for Houston collectors Vacheron Constantin Hosts Private Collector’s Dinner in Houston
(05/2007) Vacheron Constantin hosted a private watch collector’s event on May 22nd, 2007, with Zadok Jewelers of Houston, to preview Vacheron Constantin’s 2007 collection of exceptional and unique timepieces. This occasion marked the first time ever that the company has held an event for its Houston collectors and VIP clients.
(04/2007) In the space of a few weeks, Hublot has already made its mark in the world of motor sport. First by supporting the Ayrton Senna Foundation with the “Monaco Senna Celebration”, a huge auction held during the Monaco Grand Prix. Then by sponsoring the Porsche Super Cup driver Olivier Maximin, who will be at the wheel of a Porsche Hublot with a revolutionary design for the 2007 season.
Victory Challenge at the America’s Cup CORUM is the official timekeeper
(04/2007) Michael Wunderman, the President of the Swiss watchmakers CORUM sailed as 18th man aboard Victory Challenge in their battle against BMW Oracle in the 32nd America’s Cup. Wearing the conspicuous 18th man shirt the rules dictate that Michael must not contribute in any way to the running of the boat but had the chance to experience what many sailors spend their lives dreaming of – having a place aboard in the greatest yachting regatta on earth.
(03/2007) The miss is wearing the Lady: the current Miss Germany Isabelle Knispel wears her Oris Artelier Lady Date mechanical watch at all her special appearances. During the handover of the watch at Wempe in Berlin it became evident that a brilliant partnership was about to start between the radiant Miss Germany and the Oris Lady, set with diamonds. Isabelle Knispel was enthusiastic.
(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).