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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.

A cult object NAVITIMER WORLD - Hours of the World

(07/2004) Launched in 1952, the NAVITIMER by BREITLING has become a cult object. It has found its way through time intact, conceding nothing of its form or spirit. In uninterrupted production for over fifty years, is it now the oldest chronograph made anywhere in the world. The new NAVITIMER WORLD adds an original dimension to this line of emblematic instruments. First of all, it is the largest NAVITIMER ever designed by BREITLING.

With a new face! M-Watch Maxi - the classic in the 4th generation

(07/2004) After the revisions in the years 1986 and 1995 at the end of of June 2004 the fourth generation of the unmistakable M-Watch Maxi appears. The new collection consists of six models and ties to the successfully introduced M-Watch Maxi 21 years ago. Since the first launch this collection sold over over 500' 000 pieces: a good reason to call it classic.

Carved in steel, cut out for adventure BREITLING SUPEROCEAN STEELFISH

(05/2004) Sturdiness, readability, functionality: since 1957, each generation of BREITLING SUPEROCEAN has distinguished itself by its peerless technical qualities and its sophisticated lines. Ablend of elegance and performance that has earned it a solid reputation among diver's watches.

Upholding Traditions, Shaping The Future Montblanc at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2004

(04/2004) An outstanding example among the 44 new models exhibited at SIHH 2004 is the “Montblanc TimeWalker” series of chronographs. These chronographs give the signal for change to a new era, shape and expression. In addition, Montblanc is also presenting new watch models from the successful “Montblanc Sport,” “Montblanc Profile” and “Montblanc Star” collections --new product ideas and designs that establish a convincing link between tradition and future. The “Montblanc Urban Walker Collection,” a new, high-class series of accessories, rounds off the presentation at the SIHH 2004.

Ascending to New Depths A history of IWC's Diving Watches

(04/2004) The diving watch is both a mechanical triumph and a social phenomenon. Mechanically, it is a triumph because it represents a great engineering accomplishment although one that appears deceptively simple. Constructing an impervious watch case has been no small feat, and that achievement allowed the wristwatch to evolve both into a scientific tool and a recreational accessory.

BASELNEWS 2004 OMEGA - From the Moon to Mars

(04/2004) Omega's press conference with the theme "From the Moon to Mars" was held at the Swatch Group Plaza in Hall 1 of the Baselworld 2004 watch fair. The expert speakers were Captain Eugene Cernan, commander of the Apollo 17 mission and the last man to leave his footprint on the moon and Matt Wallace, Mission Manager for the Opportunity Mars Rover at NASA's jet propulsion laboratory. The master of ceremonies at the conference was ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier.

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