Hublot x Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Exhibition and Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition Launch

The Art of Fusion: Hublot’s transboundary collaboration with Bruce Lee Foundation staging “Legend Never Dies: Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Exhibition” in Hong Kong, where the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition makes its debut to pay tribute to the legendary superstar 

With his kingly manner and profound knowledge of east-west cultural fusion, Bruce Lee, the amazing kung fu superstar, was crowned the oriental legend with his one and only Jeet Kune Do martial arts skill. As this year marks the 75th anniversary of his birth, prestigious Swiss watchmaker HUBLOT joins hands with Bruce Lee Foundation, established by the wife and daughter of Bruce Lee – Linda Lee and Shannon Lee, to hold the “Legend Never Dies: Bruce Lee 75th Anniversary Exhibition” for seven days to commemorate the kung fu maestro and his glorifying achievements in all aspects, as well as reviewing his exclusive philosophy in martial arts. The exhibition will be open to the public from 23 to 29 November 2015 at Atrium II, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, specially featuring the debut of the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition.

The exhibition is divided into two parts – “Retrospective of movies and treasures of Bruce Lee” and “Legend Never Dies”. The former one features four sets of Bruce Lee’s treasures provided by Bruce Lee Foundation: 1. the genuine Gung Fu jacket which carries the martial art spirit of Bruce Lee; 2. the Life Mask – the mold used to produce Bruce Lee’s Kato Mask in the movie “The Green Hornet”, which commemorates the classic character that opens Bruce Lee’s Hollywood movie market; 3. Bruce Lee personal genuine copy of the “Way of the Dragon” script, this film was originally titled “Enter the Dragon”, the script reflects the original titles; 4. “The Game of Death” script cover, scene breakdown and sketches, handwritten and drawn by Bruce Lee, illustrating his vision of the pagoda; 5. Bruce Lee’s business cards and Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute membership cards which has witnessed the incredible experiences of his apprenticeship in the States.

It is worth mentioning that the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition will make its debut in the exhibition, paying tribute to the legendary star. In addition to the precious treasures and exhibits, Hublot also adopts modern technology to create the Breaking Mirror animation. The cylinder glass case showing Bruce Lee animation on a transparent screen in the middle with breaking parts of the Hublot watch and mirror pieces. On the bottom is a 3D effect of Hublot UNICO movement – the fusion of Hublot and Bruce Lee. Another feature of the exhibition is the mirror room inspired by the final battle of Bruce Lee’s movie “Enter the Dragon”, which achieved great success and triggered a craze for kung fu in the world. One side in the mirror room shows Bruce Lee’s appearance while the other side is decorated with special designed mirror, allowing the guests to enjoy the light and shadow interaction with Bruce Lee through different angles of reflections of the mirror.

The second zone of the exhibition is located at the corridor of the Gateway Arcade, “Legend Never Dies” – the four “Diamond Rock” displaying the most representative photos of Bruce Lee in the 60’s selected by the Bruce Lee Foundation. Hublot adopts the ultramodern design to present the watch images in six Eternal Showcase with Bruce Lee images to symbolise the heritage of Bruce Lee spirit and philosophy on martial arts.

As the most influential and legendary superstar worldwide, Bruce Lee was the perfect definition of Hublot’s motto, “to be first, be unique and be different”. Being the pioneer of an era, he was the first one to spread the culture of Chinese kung fu to the world and endeavored to propagate east-west culture in his sparkling life. He broke the traditional boundaries of different martial art styles, and integrated Taoism philosophy of the East with boxing, karate and taekwondo in the creation of Jeet Kune Do, which was the unprecedented epitome of the art of fusion.

Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition

Possessing the Spirit of Big Bang and the unique DNA of Hublot, the Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition featuring a tonneau case with yellow elemnts is a tribute to Bruce Lee. Jointly designed with Bruce Lee Foundation, Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Bruce Lee Limited Edition is inspired by the dragon on Bruce Lee’s desk. The timepiece is a limited edition of 75 pieces worldwide priced at HK$232,400. It is equipped with Hublot’s new movement HUB4700, frequency: 5 hertz, 36,000 beats/hour; 278 parts, 31 gems, automatic winding with 50 hours power reserve and the utmost exquisite skeleton dial is clearly visible through the sapphire with anti-reflective treatment and Hublot logo printed on the inner side. The date display window is at 4:30 position and the dial design makes use of central chronograph hand. The three little dials are positioned at 9 o’clock (second), 3 o’clock (30 minutes) and 6 o’clock (hour). The strap is made of alligator leather with natural rubber, offering supreme comfort and style.

MontBlanc “Black & White Weeks" Hong Kong 2015

Montblanc hosted a press conference to kick off the “Black & White Weeks” on 2nd June, 2015 at California Tower, the new landmark of Lan Kwai Fong, Central. “Black and White Weeks” occurred for the first time in the nineteen-twenties. Back then as well as today it has been an event to present exciting novelties of Montblanc. Montblanc has reactivated this meaningful event since last year, bringing yearly novelties from headquarters to HK as an exclusive preview for media and connoisseurs. This exhibition lasts for three days, exhibiting the maisons’ latest leather goods, watches, writing instruments and jewellery pieces during 2nd to 4th June. Highlights include the Meisterstück Selection Sfumato collection, the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap collection and the Patron of Art Edition – Luciano Pavarotti collection. Especially the functioning model of the TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap is the first time ever revealed in the world, which becomes the event spotlight.

Mr. Julien Renard, President Asia Pacific of Montblanc, Mr. Giacomo Cortesi, Managing Director of Montblanc Leather Division and Mr. Alexander Schmiedt, Managing Director Watches Montblanc International were invited to present the novelties to the audience at the press conference, followed by a sharing and demonstration by celebrity models Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom. The dazzling couple stunned the audience by delivering loving glamour wearing the watch and jewellery from the Montblanc Bohème collection and the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed Chronograph e-strap respectively.

Mr. Julien Renard, President Asia Pacific of Montblanc, remarked, “This year we have showcased our latest cross-category products, ranging from watches, writing instruments, leather goods to jewellery for men and ladies. One of the highlight is the new leather collection Sfumato. It revisits a painting technique developed during the Renaissance by the great masters. Applying it to the treatment of leather, Montblanc innovates the new Meisterstuck Sfumato collection.”

Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom were much amazed with the cross-category talents of Montblanc. Jocelyn said, “I am seriously considering to buy a Starwalker Urban Speed e-pen as a gift to Anthony as he loves gadgets and digital devices, not to mention that it will make a perfect match with the Montblanc TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap on this wrist. However, Anthony’s heart also goes to the Meisterstück Selection Sfumato collection which can keep him company not only every day but also when he travels.”

Anthony said, “I think Jocelyn carries the Bohème watch and jewellery perfectly. They help to deliver her character and charisma as a chic, elegant and self-confident lady. ”

Meisterstück Selection Sfumato – A heritage originated from Renaissance

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Montblanc has displayed a wide range of leather goods produced from its manufacture Pelleteria in Florence, including the major launch of a new collection Sfumato. It revisits a painting technique developed during the Renaissance by the great masters. Applying it to the treatment of leather, Montblanc innovates the new Meisterstuck Sfumato collection. “Sfumato” is an ingenious painting technique pioneered by Leonardo Da Vinci and his followers. Evident in Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, an atmosphere of great softness is achieved by masterfully blending areas into one another through the superimposition of many layers of thin paint with tiny brushstrokes to eliminate lines. Each piece of our Sfumato products is delicately painted by hand before it is assembled. Every bag, wallet or belt from the collection is completely unique.

TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap – A technology on one’s wrist

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Montblanc is the first luxury maison to combine wearable technology with fine watchmaking in the centuries-old Swiss horological tradition. The TimeWalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch carries a highly functional e-device on the strap to offer digital functionality such as activity tracker, smart notifications, remote control and Find-Me function in one. To provide further convenience to the owner, it can be connected to Android and iOS via Bluetooth.

Patron of Art Edition: Luciano Pavarotti – Celebrating the legendary tenor

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As the leader of luxury writing instruments, Montblanc has special affection towards writing instruments. Every year since 1992, Montblanc introduces a Patron of Art limited edition to pay homage to a person who had made valuable contribution to arts and culture. The latest Patron of Art – Luciano Pavarotti is a tribute to the world‘s most famous legendary Italian tenor. Pavarotti was a dedicated humanitarian who had raised millions of dollars for vocational and educational projects with his “Pavarotti & Friends” world tour. The Patron of Art – Luciano Pavarotti limited edition features high-end materials to celebrate this great performer’s colourful personality.

Givenchy Seventeen Watch Titanium Automatic Edition

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GIVENCHY introduces the first mechanical edition of the iconic GIVENCHY Seventeen watch.

Powered by the automatic winding caliber ETA 2892, known for its high accuracy and reliability, the exclusive timepiece reveals a precious golden movement through its transparent sapphire caseback, and translates the traditional codes of Swiss watchmaking into the designer language of GIVENCHY luxury fashion.

The lightweight satin-finished titanium case sets the automatic edition apart from the quartz version in stainless steel, while the red color accentuates the smooth sweeping motion of the second hand, characteristic of mechanical watches, and the vintage-colored luminescent dial and hands make it perfectly readable in the dark.

This masculine GIVENCHY Seventeen Titanium Automatic Edition comes with two interchangeable black NATO straps, one in grosgrain nylon and one in raw-cut edge calfskin, and available now exclusively in selected specialty stores and GIVENCHY boutiques around the world.

Links of London 2015 Brand Ambassador, Godfrey Gao

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Links of London, the leading accessible luxury British watch and jewellery brand, captures the spirit of London and continues to captivate consumers with striking jewellery collections, statement watches and a selection of exquisite gifts. The debut watch collection launched in 2007 and since then has become a core part of the Links of London offer, with further significant growth planned over the next few years across both the Men’s and Women’s lines.

With the intention to focus on these beautifully crafted time pieces in 2015, Links of London has officially appointed Asian actor and model Godfrey Gao as its brand ambassador for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. Since his debut in 2004, Gao has been one of the most recognizable faces in the Asian region. To date, Godfrey has worked with many respected top Asian talents in the film industry as well as having been in the Hollywood film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” in 2013. This sits alongside success with home grown mega-hits such as TsuiHark’s 2008 blockbuster “All About Women” and voicing the character “Ken” in the Mandarin version of Pixar’s “Toy Story 3”.

Godfrey said, “I am looking forward to working with Links of London to help showcase its gorgeous watches and accessories this year. As a model and actor, I have come in contact with many different looks and styles over the years. From my work, you really start to understand the importance of accessorising correctly, as it is the key to perfecting the individuality of one’s own look and style. I have been a fan of Links of London for a while now as the elegance of the products really speaks to my personal style and I was very excited when they approached me for this ambassador role”.

“We feel Godfrey Gao is the embodiment of elegance and original personal style, as well as one of Asia’s most recognizable male faces in luxury fashion” says, Mark Owens, Brand Director for Links of London. Mark Owens elaborates that, “apart from his looks, we think that Godfrey’s gentlemanly personality and demeanour also make him the perfect fit for our brand and we are thrilled that he will be representing us this year.”

In January 2015 Godfrey completed a campaign shoot in London, the home of Links of London, for the 2015 collection with a shoot theme of a day in the life of an English Gentleman. The shoot took place at some of London’s most iconic landmarks. On set Godfrey noted, “it’s great to be in London for the photo shoot; being physically in the presence of some of London’s famous landmarks really gave me a deeper understanding of the brand’s inspirations”. The official campaign is set to be unveiled at Baselworld 2015 with Godfrey Gao to attend the fair in person.

Links of London BaselWorld 2015 Collection

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Links of London, the leading accessible luxury British watch and jewellery brand, continues to develop its offer of statement watches and distinctive jewellery for men & women alongside its giftware offering, winning more fans around the world. Baselworld 2015 marks, in particular, further development for Links of London watches with the launch of two new Swiss made collections for women, namely Windermere and Kindred Soul, as well as the significant addition of Swiss made men’s watches to complement the existing Driver and Brompton watch collections.

Last year’s Baselworld successes of the Regent, Brompton, Greenwich and Richmond Collections together with the ever popular jewellery inspired collections, have led to the brand’s strong international performance. This year, the crown jewel Swiss made Regent Dual-Time watches take centre stage along with the new launches from Links of London.

The Regent timepiece is inspired by the style of central London’s most famous shopping destination and combines bold and sophisticated features to create a watch of perfect precision.

The Baselworld 2015 Links of London key launches are based on existing and highly successful collections, Driver and Brompton. The introduction of the Driver Sport timepieces into the motoring inspired Driver Collection, certainly makes choosing between the Driver watches even harder. The new Swiss made Driver Sport watches have a striking multi-function digital/analogue display and motor sport inspired design details such as the brightly coloured hands and markers on the dial plus contrast stitching on the dark denim lined leather straps. The Driver Sport watches come in a highly polished gunmetal tone with a grey and black perforated dial, which contrast with the marker, hand and stitching options available in orange, green, blue or yellow. The multi-functions include an alarm, dual time, chronometer, backlight, luminous display and movable analogue hands at a touch of a button for easy reading of the digital display.

The Brompton Collection with its retro design touches inspired by the former artists’ quarter in London of the same name, takes on a new level of sophistication with the introduction of the Swiss made three hand Brompton watches. Featuring two options of case size and a sapphire crystal glass, these new timepieces are available with steel bracelets or with high quality crocodile leather straps. They offer a very tempting alternative to the original Brompton chronograph timepieces.

The Links of London women’s offering increases with the launch of two brand new Swiss made collections, Windermere and Kindred Soul. The launch of Windermere by Links of London creates a further elegant option amongst its women’s watch offering. Inspired by the largest natural lake in England, to be found in the beautiful Lake District, this Swiss made collection features a bold case design composed of overlaying steel rings, symbolic of the contrast between the rippling effects of the Windermere water and the serenity of its stillness. The collection comes in either stainless steel or rose gold tone with all timepieces featuring a mother of pearl dial and crystal stone set indexes. Optional features also include a leather or bracelet strap and crystal stone embellished case. The combination of steel and ceramic on some bracelets is unique to this timepiece collection.

The final new watch offering at Baselworld builds upon a recent successful Links of London jewellery launch, Kindred Soul. Perfect partners to the beautiful enduring love inspired jewellery of the same name, the Swiss made Kindred Soul watch collection for women features understated elegance and romantic charm. This collection centres on the synergy between the softly rounded case and entwined heart motif sub dial inspired by its jewellery origins. Available with steel bracelets or leather straps and with the option of crystal stone set bezels.

Links of London was born twenty five years ago with a corporate gift commission to make fish shaped cufflinks. Since 1990, the brand has developed in many ways and 2007 marked a key moment when watches were added to its men’s and women’s offering, with the launch of the very first Links of London watch collection. Watches have since become a core part of the business, with Links of London now synonymous with both high quality innovative timepieces as well as jewellery, all with a contemporary classic British sensibility.

The Links of London 2015 watch collections reinforce the brand’s reputation for being a leader in both watches and jewellery for men and women and will no doubt fuel further significant growth for Links of London watches internationally.

 

Eterna BaselWorld 2015 New Collections

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With over 150 years of history, Eterna once again demonstrated its crafts-manship at Basel World 2015. Introducing 4 new watch series: Grace Open Art, Royal KonTiki, Super KonTiki and The New Adventic GMT, which perfectly interpret the fascination of the brand. The Black Super KonTiki exclusive special edition, limited worldwide to 888 pieces, which will definitely become a new collectible piece.

Grace Open Art Series: Expresses the link between the Grace Open Art’s mechanical sophistication and glamorously feminine style, circular aperture in the dial made either of shimmering white or black mother-of-pearl endowed with 71 top Wesselton diamonds. The frame for this perfect work of art takes the form of an exquisite bezel set with 57 Top Wesselton diamonds. The case itself, in yellow or white gold, is the soul of discretion and features slender crosspieces that serve as lugs. A fine satin wristband perfectly rounds off the Grace Open Art in all its resplendent glamour.

Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT Series: Featuring the first chronograph movement developed and manufactured entirely by the company’s own watchmakers, the new Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT is based on the Eterna 39 calibre, the automatic movement with flyback stopwatch, a second time zone and a date display. With its brand-new engine and rugged, masculine design, the Royal KonTiki Chronograph GMT fits effortlessly into the long series of exciting timepieces in the KonTiki watch family, whose success goes back many, many years.

Super KonTiki Series: In 2015, Eterna pays tribute to this unmistakable icon of timekeeping with the launch of new Super KonTiki models inspired by the 1960s’ and 1970s’ originals. The new watches have unmistakably inherited the solid case with its contoured sides, as well as the characteristic rotating bezel with its chunky, knurled edges, from their predecessors. The triangular indices are likewise a stylistic element that characterized the first KonTiki watches, predestines the Super KonTiki to be the ideal companion for modern adventurers and explorers who attach value to having their own individual sense of style.

Eterna presents the Super KonTiki Black Limited Edition, limited to just 888 watches, the case comes shrouded in mysterious, jet-black. The orange-coloured, SuperLuminova-coated hands and luminescent dots adjacent to the hour indices stand out even more prominently against the likewise jet-black dial and guarantee perfect legibility whatever the lighting conditions.

Adventic GMT Series: The Eterna in-house 3914A calibre housed inside the case represents technology at its most advanced. To achieve this, the basic 39 movement was equipped with automatic winding, a date window at 3 o’clock, a small seconds at 9 o’clock and a practical additional time zone. The latter features a 24-hour scale and is accommodated at 6 o’clock in its own subdial, whose distinctive colour and design sets it apart from the rest of the watch. The simple design of the hands, likewise finished in anthracite and coated with white SuperLuminova, perfectly rounds off the modern, no-frills display for maximum legibility.

Girard-Perregaux 1966 New Reinterpretation

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Combining the discreet, timeless elegance of great classic watches, the Girard-Perregaux 1966 collection is now enhanced by the addition of two new models with dials featuring delicate guilloché work, which gives this timepiece a perfectly-matched face and mechanism in the finest watchmaking tradition built up by our Manufacture over the last two centuries.

Available in two matching men’s and ladies’ versions, the delicately rounded dial is adorned with a superb guilloché pattern. The most prestigious of traditional watch decorations, the twelve sectors of the concentric pattern radiate from the centre of the dial to create a delicate arabesque with silvered opaline reflections. The hours are marked by baton-shaped indexes, passed over by the collection’s characteristic leaf-shaped hands.

The pink gold case with its understated lines, designed and produced in the Manufacture’s own workshops, is a model of harmony and has had an enormous amount of attention lavished upon it. Its delicately inclined bezel is polished and then diamond-polished to emphasise its elegance, and the ladies’ version is lit up by some 60 diamonds. The sapphire crystal case-back reveals the exquisite mechanical heart of these two models, perfectly suited to each case and featuring remarkable finishes.