Monday, June 29, 2009

Nathan Petrelli wears Rolex Submariner

Nathan Petrelli wears Rolex Submariner

Adrian Pasdar in TV series Heroes plays Nathan Petrelli, son of Angela and Arthur Petrelli, brother to Peter Petrelli, biological father of Claire Bennet and a New York politician. He wears Rolex Submariner watch in the Heroes, as you can see on this picture.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are suing Tutima watch

Tutima watch

Actors Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are suing a film distributor and watch company for Tutima watch advertisements tied to the 2008 film Righteous Kill.
The series of promotions included one print advertisement which showed the actors faces and their names above a picture of a Tutima watch and a Righteous Kill video clip that appeared on Tutima watch website, according to the lawsuit.

"De Niro's and Pacino's policies concerning commercial endorsements and tie-ins are common knowledge in the entertainment industry. Tutima watch's actions have damaged De Niro's and Pacino's valuable reputations and diminished the commercial value of their name and images."

Friday, June 26, 2009


In the James Bond film adaptations, Bond has been associated with several well-known watches, usually outfitted with high-tech features not found on production models. The Rolex Submariner, one of the few recurring models, was worn by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton's versions of James Bond. Roger Moore also sported a number of digital watches by Pulsar and Seiko. Pierce Brosnan's and Daniel Craig's James Bonds were both devotees of the Omega Seamaster. The selection of James Bond's watch has been a matter of both style and finance, as product placement agreements with the watch manufacturers have frequently been arranged.


Fantastic watch as featured in the latest Bond film Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale.

Case: Stainless Steel
Face: Black
Bezel: Black
Size: 45mm Big Size
Movement: Automatic
Strap: Stainless Steel

Two types of Omega Seamaster were released to the public. One was the 007 Limited Edition Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m which was targeted mainly for the 007 watch collectors. This is the one with the 007 logo on the dial and the sapphire crystal lens used here was engraved inside with the Quantum of Solace markings.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A. Lange and Sohne

A. Lange & Söhne watches is a trademark of premier German watchmaking company Lange Uhren GmbH. Its watches rank among the finest in the world and sell in the same general price range as watches made by such top-tier Swiss firms as Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

Lange was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in the little town of Glashütte, near Dresden in the state of Saxony. In 1948, the post-war Soviet administration expropriated the company's property, and the Lange brand ceased to exist. But in 1990, after the collapse of the East German communist government, Adolph Lange's great-grandson, Walter Lange, restored the company with help from a family of Swiss watch manufacturers including IWC. Now A. Lange & Söhne (litt. A. Lange & Sons), like IWC, belongs to the Richemont group of companies.

All Lange watches are mechanical rather than quartz-driven, and, with the exception of a few special edition watches, all Lange cases are made of precious metals (gold or platinum) rather than steel. All Lange movements are developed, made, and assembled in-house. Lange is also a pioneer in watchmaking technology. For example, it developed a rare "double split chronograph" that enables a wearer to time two events for up to 30 minutes. The company also developed an innovative fusee winding system used in certain models.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Mechanical movements

Compared to electronic movements, mechanical watches are less accurate, often with errors of seconds per day, and they are sensitive to position and temperature. As well, they are costly to produce, they require regular maintenance and adjustment, and they are more prone to failure. Nevertheless, the "old world" craftsmanship of mechanical watches still attracts interest from part of the watch-buying public.

Mechanical movements use an escapement mechanism to control and limit the unwinding of the watch, converting what would otherwise be a simple unwinding, into a controlled and periodic energy release. Mechanical movements also use a balance wheel together with the balance spring (also known as a hairspring) to control motion of the gear system of the watch in a manner analogous to the pendulum of a pendulum clock. The tourbillon, an optional part for mechanical movements, is a rotating frame for the escapement which is used to cancel out or reduce the effects of bias to the timekeeping of gravitational origin. Due to the complexity designing a tourbillon, they are very expensive, and only found in "prestige" watches. The pin-lever (also called Roskopf movement after its inventor, Georges Frederic Roskopf), is a cheaper version of the fully levered movement which was manufactured in huge quantities by many Swiss manufacturers as well as Timex, until it was replaced by quartz movements.

Tuning fork watches use a type of electromechanical movements. Introduced by Bulova in 1960, they use a tuning fork at a precise frequency (most often 360 hertz) to drive a mechanical watch. The task of converting electronically pulsed fork vibration into rotary movement is done via two tiny jeweled fingers, called pawls. Tuning fork watches were rendered obsolete when electronic quartz watches were developed, because quartz watches were cheaper to produce and even more accurate.

Steinway and Sons

Steinway and Sons Luxury Swiss Watches

Pianist, designer and watchmaker, Fabrizio Cavalca has launched a line of Steinway & Sons Luxury Swiss Watches. The watches are inspired by the look of Steinway & Sons's grand pianos.
Steinway watch model D with 140 diamonds.

On the models D and M Steinway's logo can be seen on the to right hand corner of the watch dial. The seconds hand is skilled to resemble a tuning fork. The watch dial features a grand piano soundboard shape for the 18ct solid yellow gold, white gold or red gold with 12 hand attached strings on the dial. In the diamond version, instead of strings, the soundboard is decorated with 140 individually set diamonds. The strap is made of alligator or pure silk.

One of the watch models has a one-second metronome on the dial. The one-second metronome is developed by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht who won the award for "Best Watchmaker" in the 2007 Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. The "Seconde Métronomique" is a limited edition of 300 timepieces: 100 in solid yellow gold, 100 in solid white gold, and 100 in solid red gold.