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Preserving traditions, shaping the future Montblanc at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie SIHH 2005

(04/2005) Montblanc first exhibited at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva in 1997 and has since grown to become a respected and successful maker of fine handcrafted watches. In the summer of 2003, the tremendous success and demand for the company’s products required the extension of the Montblanc production facility in Le Locle, Switzerland, to 1000 sqm. This expansion is firm evidence of the growing success of the Montblanc Watch Collection. Montblanc will be unveiling the latest offerings and innovations at this year’s SIHH 2005.

Landmark creation BREITLING AEROSPACE AVANTAGE - Peerless functionality

(04/2005) For BREITLING, the desire for innovation is second nature. Since its founding in 1884, the firm has made its mark on watchmaking history through an impressive number of inventions. Some of them, such as chronograph pushpieces, have even been adopted by the profession as a whole. The AEROSPACE chronograph is one of these landmark creations.

BASELNEWS 2005 Hommage to Andersen from Andersen

(03/2005) The Danish author Hans Christian Andersen is known world-wide for his fairy tales. This year on the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth (1805-2005), celebrations will be held in his honour in many countries. In the years 1831 to 1872 he was one of the most travelled celebrities and visited 11 European countries.

New Retro Look Maurice Lacroix Miros Coussin Chronographe and Miros Coussin Réveil

(03/2005) In 2004, Maurice Lacroix’ designers accentuated the independent, distinct, and especially valuable aesthetics of the Miros even more. Now, the Miros Coussin models will be received by aficionados of the new Retro Look with great enthusiasm! Its pillow-shaped stainless steel case is an attention-getter of a special kind and brings to mind the thirties of the last century, in which design was newly defined.

Exclusively with a black dial Breitling MONTBRILLANT EDITION

(02/2005) For BREITLING, the name Montbrillant naturally conjures up pictures of the time and place of its first great chronograph factory, perched on a sunny hillside overlooking the Swiss watchmaking city of La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is there that the ingenious inventions of the Breitling family were born, including the most important, the second return-to zero pushbutton, and the most famous, the circular slide-rule created in 1942.

Strong tradition in Olympic Games timekeeping OMEGA: Minus One

(02/2005) Prestige Swiss watchmaker Omega today started the official countdown to its return to Olympic Games timekeeping at the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006. To mark the occasion, Omega organised a unique photocall with a host of Olympic winter Games legends. Omega has a strong tradition in Olympic Games timekeeping. Having been the first-ever company to be appointed official timekeeper of the Olympic Games at Los Angeles in 1932, the brand had the same honour a total of 20 further times over the course of the past century.

The new wave in Marine watches Breguet MARINE 5817

(10/2004) The latest MARINE 5817 automatic introduces a new movement, a bigger case, a rubber strap and a redesigned dial to Breguet’s popular sports model. The Marine watches trace their ancestry to the chronometers A. -L. Breguet made for the French royal navy from 1815. Designed for reliability, they achieve their elegance through the modern application of Breguet’s traditional aesthetic values.

Born in 69 Breitling CHRONO-MATIC

(09/2004) In 1969, BREITLING created the first selfwinding chronograph movement: Caliber 11, a mechanism in which the spring is wound by means of an off-centered oscillating weight. This invention would enable the development of a whole range of chronographs named CHRONO-MATIC, instantly recognizable thanks to their left-placed crown, a specific feature due to the modular construction of the movement.

Swiss Timing Omega, Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Sydney und Athen

(09/2004) Swatch has now successfully participated at three Olympic Games as the Official Timekeeper (1996 in Atlanta, 2000 in Sydney and 2004 in Athens, where the company was also responsible for on-venue results systems and integration services), and Swatch Group Ltd. has now decided that its most traditional timekeeping brand worldwide, Omega Ltd., will assume this responsibility.

Beauty of Breguet The new REINE DE NAPLES watch

(08/2004) The REINE DE NAPLES is inspired by A.-L. Breguet’s first wristwatch made for Caroline Murat, queen of Naples. The success of this model since its launch in 2002 attests to the talent of Breguet’s watchmakers under the direction of Nicolas G. Hayek. The original shape of the case promises an astonishing timepiece, entirely feminine and exquisitely sensual.

Feminine vision of time BREITLING Is For Women Too

(07/2004) With its resolutely technical vocation, BREITLING distinguishes itself by its original interpretation of the feminine vision of time. For BREITLING, a ladies watch must combine performance and elegance, reliability and aesthetic refinement. The COCKPIT LADY is a perfect example. Feminine and aesthetically pleasing, the COCKPIT LADY expresses the ultimate in luxury.

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