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Revealing The True Character Of OMEGA’s Inspiring Women

Revealing The True Character Of OMEGA’s Inspiring Women

Captured in a new series of black and white portraits and videos, the Swiss watchmaker OMEGA is revealing the unique personalities of its inspiring female ambassadors. In this intimate campaign, each woman is shown with her choice of watch – and the words she lives her life by.

My Choice is the latest continuation of OMEGA’s historic bond with women. For more than 100 years, the company has delivered ladies’ timepieces of true reliability, beauty and versatility – helping to support everyone from nurses and aviators, through to artists and actresses.

Today, OMEGA is proud to be represented around the world by a strong family of female stars. For the latest shoot, the brand was joined by the actresses Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, So-hee Han and Dongyu Zhou as well as the models Kaia Gerber and Kiko Mizuhara, and legendary athlete Allyson Felix. Free to express themselves through style and words, each star was given the space to show their true character.

Spirit, talent, power and beauty. These gifted individuals from diverse backgrounds and multiple disciplines have all excelled in their own way. They share a drive to succeed, an openness to experience and an appreciation of quality.

The result brings together a selection of classic yet fast moving portraits. In front of the camera, they each show the woman they are today, yet also the confidence they have for the future. Wherever time takes them, as with women from all walks of life, OMEGA will be on hand to celebrate each hour.

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“The Anatomy of Beauty®” An Art & Timepiece Exhibit in the Vacheron Constantin New York Flagship

“The Anatomy of Beauty®” An Art & Timepiece Exhibit in the Vacheron Constantin New York Flagship

New York, NY, April 25th, 2022 – Dive into an exploration of earth’s organic and complicated structures alongside the artistry of watchmaker Vacheron Constantin’s timepieces in “The Anatomy of Beauty®”, a new exhibition opening in Vacheron Constantin’s New York Flagship at 28 E.57th St NY, NY from April through September 2022.  Vacheron Constantin creates an immersive experience that shines light upon the layered and minute details that create beauty through a curated collection of extraordinary watches alongside larger than life depictions of coral, and the viscerally moving artwork, These Waters, by artist Melissa McGill.

A Commitment to Art & Culture

Throughout its history, Vacheron Constantin has demonstrated a deep commitment to the arts.  Most recently on a global level, the Maison’s partnership with the Louvre, embodies Vacheron Constantin’s unwavering dedication to the conservation, preservation and transmission of artistic craft.  In the Americas, a series of exhibitions in the Flagship boutique have come to life to support and showcase work by American artists including Chris Burden, photographer Cory Richards, and contemporary pop artist Jojo Anavim. In this new exhibition, the Maison introduces work by interdisciplinary New York artist, Melissa McGill.

Beauty in the Details

Vacheron Constantin’s “The Anatomy of Beauty®” is a metaphorical and physical journey.  Coral-structures and skeletonized watch-movements suddenly take on a new relationship, their respective esthetic rhythms of plains and voids, shadow and light echoing one another’s carefully crafted surfaces. The entire composition of a watch movement, although mechanical, appears organic and filled with life as it operates – as lively as the meticulous work of nature which builds the openwork lace-architecture of the ocean’s coral, or the tick tock steady rhythm of the earth’s water waves as depicted in These Waters by Melissa McGill. It is in these details between nature’s work and the work of human hands, that we find incredible, visceral, and undeniable, beauty.

Extraordinary Watches

The Art of Skeletonization

Highly complicated skeletonized watches might be considered the ultimate quest in a mechanical world – the meticulous attention to detail both in beauty and in function is a sight to behold.  This detail-oriented and stunning work of skeletonization is magnificently shown in the new Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra-Thin Perpetual Calendar.  The contemporary gold timepiece is magnified by a sapphire dial which appears to extend an invitation to dive into the heart of its anatomy and explore its ultra-thin and skeletonized perpetual calendar caliber 1120 QPSQ/1.

On special exhibit for the show, the Maison offers a look at a rare repeating watch combined with the beauty of a skeletonized dial in a platinum limited edition Skeleton Minute Repeater reference from 2006.  The caliber 1755 beating inside of the timepiece consists of 330 parts, at only 3.30 mm thick. The view through the sapphire crystal dial shows decorative hand engraving of the wheels and bridges as well as beautiful racks that track the hours and minutes. The platinum 37mm case features iconic tear drop lugs. This Skeleton Minute Repeater visually brings to mind the careful and intricate details of the world’s underwater corals and combines the best of technical expertise in complicated watchmaking with the Maison’s unique artistic expression.

Intricacy of Gem-setting

Whether functional or ceremonial objects, Vacheron Constantin’s women’s creations bear witness to a perpetually renewed notion of beauty and a constant quest for technical creativity, within which attention to detail shapes a watchmaking aesthetic that is unique to the Maison.

The modern Égérie ladies collection showcases an exquisite dial pattern, inspired by a tapestry technique, made using the art of guilloche, and expertly set with diamonds. The signature touch of the Égérie collection on display is a daring off-centered display, designed around two intertwined circles. The date or the moon-phase is part of a subtle diagonal line formed by the Vacheron Constantin logo and the crown audaciously placed between 1 and 2 o’clock o’clock.

On display for the exhibition, an 1822 yellow gold pocket watch expertly set with amethyst precious stones in a delicate wave pattern of brilliant, yet delicate color also serves as an example of Vacheron Constantin’s passion for delicate and beautiful watchmaking arts. The gold dial displays an engine-turned center and 12 Roman numerals, as well as an outer minute track.  The timepiece stands as an excellent example of Vacheron Constantin’s heritage in beautifully detailed gem-set pocket watches and the Maison’s longstanding expertise in gem-setting as it captures and reflects light much like the water’s waves with their glistening sunshine peaks.

Métiers d’Art

Born from a reflection upon the past and the present, the Méetiers d’Art “Les Masques” limited edition collection created in 2007 recounts a thousand years of history across four continents. In keeping with the Maison’s commitment to arts and culture, twelve masks from the Barbier-Mueller Museum’s collection are depicted through a sculpted gold plate on each watch dial. Hand-chiseled reliefs along with interplays of light and transparency capture the emotion of these centuries-old masks. Each piece is expertly equipped with a 2460 G4 beating heart caliber and features written poetry by Michel Butor to depict the civilization represented. The Gabon mask is on display, upon delving further into the dial, poetry encircles its edges and holds its own secret message.

A Powerful Perspective: These Waters

In keeping with the Maison’s longstanding support of artistic arts, as a centerpiece of “The Anatomy of Beauty®” exhibition in the Vacheron Constantin New York Flagship, stands These Waters (2022), an immersive sculptural installation created by New York artist Melissa McGill at the invitation of and with support from Vacheron Constantin. These Waters is composed of five large-scale photographs of New York’s Hudson River on glass.  Panels lean against each other and the wall, appearing to be portals into the waters, their size and placement evoking the rise and fall of the tides.  The artwork creates a stunning conversation between light, reflection, transparency, shadow and ephemerality. Intricate and glittering, These Waters aims to inspire conversation about the preciousness of water–our lifeforce. Through the language of water, viewers are reminded of being one with the natural world, not separate from it.

Inspiration From Nature

Nature produces its own perfection and beauty, one that is complex, organic and alive.  It is this natural perfection that Vacheron Constantin draws inspiration from in the exhibition “The Anatomy of Beauty®”.  Much like the beauty found in nature, the care and detail in the Maison’s timepieces are so flawless that blowing them up to a huge and surreal scale is the only way to fully appreciate and admire them.  In “The Anatomy of Beauty®”, the attention, dedication and passion that Vacheron Constantin imbues in the minutest of details, is revealed through a lens of contemporary art and magnified imagery of the organic beauty found in our waters.

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ABOUT MELISSA McGILL

Melissa McGill is a New York based interdisciplinary artist known for ambitious, collaborative public art projects. They take the form of site-specific, immersive experiences that explore nuanced conversations between land, water, sustainable traditions, and the interconnectedness of all living things. At the heart of her work is a focus on community, meaningful shared experiences and lasting impact. Spanning a variety of media including performance, photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, sound, light, video and immersive installation, McGill has presented both independent public art projects and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally since 1991. She lives in Lenapehoking (Beacon, New York). Melissa McGill is a member of the Lenape Center Advisory Council and a National Endowment of the Arts ArtWorks Grant recipient. She is represented in the USA by TOTAH.

ABOUT VACHERON CONSTANTIN

Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watch Manufacture in continuous production for over 265 years, faithfully perpetuating a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence and stylistic sophistication through generations of master craftsmen. At the pinnacle of Haute Horlogerie and understated elegance, the Maison creates timepieces with unique technical and aesthetic signatures, and an extremely high level of finishing touches. Vacheron Constantin brings to life unparalleled heritage and a spirit of innovation through its collections: Patrimony, Traditionnelle, Métiers d’Art, Overseas, Fiftysix, Historiques and Égérie. It also offers its discerning clientele of connoisseurs the rare opportunity to acquire unique and bespoke timepieces by means of its “Les Cabinotiers“ department.

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TAG HEUER announces New Brand ambassador – Tennis Professional player Naomi Osaka

TAG HEUER announces New Brand ambassador –

Tennis Professional player Naomi Osaka

The Swiss luxury watch brand has announced the signing of Naomi Osaka as a brand ambassador. Osaka is not only one of the world’s top tennis players, an exceptional athlete with a winning mindset, but she is also recognized as a committed social activist who uses her platform to make the world better.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland – January 2021: Rarely in a generation does an athlete emerge who not only redefines their sport, but also uses their influence and personal style to ignite
conversation on a global stage. 23-year old Japanese Naomi Osaka is one of those unique stars and she has joined luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer’s impressive ambassador roster that includes some of the world’s best young talents.

Since joining the WTA professional circuit in 2013, Naomi Osaka has become one of the most explosive and influential tennis players in the world. Consider her accomplishments on the court:
she was named “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2016 WTA Awards. Osaka was the first Asian woman to hold the number one position in singles, and the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam event: the U.S. Open in 2018. That was followed by her Australian Open championship in 2019 and a second U.S. Open title in 2020.

The superstar has also become a leading voice for social justice. Tennis legend Billy Jean King is impressed by Osaka’s commitment not only to the game but to the things she believes in, saying,
“She’s very quiet and calm, but internally she’s on fire and thinking about things. I really admire what she’s done. Sports is a platform, and women’s tennis, we are the leaders in women’s sports, and Naomi has really stepped up.”

Naomi Osaka also expresses herself through fashion, which she describes as a passion second only to tennis. Her sense of style is as bold and eye-catching as her tennis game and her new TAG Heuer watches will complement her fashion choices and elevate the profile of the brand’s new pieces for women. TAG Heuer is looking forward to accompanying its newest brand ambassador at every tournament in 2021 and beyond. The brand recognizes in Osaka a bold expression of its founding values – passion for action, high performance, mental strength and avant-garde – and sees her as a natural and authentic fit for the company. It is difficult to imagine a better embodiment of TAG Heuer’s “Don’t crack under pressure” motto. At the heart of her game is a big serve and an intimidating ground game and these weapons are enhanced by the intelligence, the focus and the execution she brings to her matches.

Sports Illustrated has described Naomi Osaka as “the future of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)”. It makes sense: she bridges generations and is truly multicultural. Born in Osaka to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-born father, she moved to the USA when she was a toddler and still makes her home there but when the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally contested in August of 2021, she will be playing for the host nation. “We are very proud to have Naomi join the TAG Heuer family. Her athletic record and commitment to excellence are outstanding but even more impressive is her passionate spirit and drive for advocacy which is an inspiration to so many. We are excited to support Naomi as she kicks off her 2021 season and prepares for her Olympic debut” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer.

Naomi Osaka: “I’m excited and honored to join TAG Heuer as brand ambassador. It’s a partnership and friendship that exemplifies our shared mindset and values. The brand’s trailblazing approach with their ‘Don’t crack under pressure’ motto speaks to the way I live my life both on and off the court.” TAG Heuer and Tennis: a perfect match Naomi Osaka joins a fearless generation of talent and courage at TAG Heuer. Precision and mental strength are essential to taking home the trophy. These same values have been upheld by TAG Heuer since 1860. Known for developing innovations that enhance the measurement of sports performance, the brand is committed to achieving ultimate precision. Its involvement in tennis, one of the world’s most popular sports, is a natural fit for a company that partners with the most intense and most thrilling sporting events across the globe to time champions as they push their limits, achieve the impossible
and never crack under pressure.

About TAG Heuer
TAG Heuer, founded in 1860 by Edouard Heuer in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland, is a luxury watch brand that is part of LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton SE (“LVMH”), the world’s leading luxury group. Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland and with four production sites, TAG Heuer has 1470 employees and is active in 139 countries. TAG Heuer products are available online on the watchmaker’s website www.tagheuer.com for select countries and in 160 boutiques and 3,500 points of sale worldwide. The company is headed up by Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. For 160 years, TAG Heuer has demonstrated pure avant-garde watchmaking spirit and a commitment to innovation with revolutionary technologies that have included the oscillating pinion for mechanical stopwatches in 1887, the Mikrograph in 1916, the first automatic-winding chronograph movement – Calibre 11 – in 1969, the first luxury smartwatch in 2015, and the ground-breaking Isograph technology in 2019, made possible through a unique collaboration with the TAG Heuer Institute. Today, the brand’s core collection consists of three iconic families designed by Jack Heuer – TAG Heuer Carrera, Monaco and Autavia – and is rounded out with the contemporary Link, Aquaracer, Formula 1 and Connected lines. Capturing TAG Heuer’s motto, “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”, are prominent partnerships and brand ambassadors that express the brand’s passion for action and high performance. These include the Formula E World Championship, of which the brand is a founding partner, the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E team, the Red Bull racing Formula 1 Team, the Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Endurance
World Championships, the Indianapolis 500, legends Steve McQueen and Ayrton Senna, actors Chris Hemsworth and Patrick Dempsey, ATP next-generation tennis players Alex de Minaur, Frances

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Pink for Summer, Pink for Hope Zenith takes on a worthy cause for women with the defy 21 pink edition

2020 is a milestone year for Zenith in its creation of watches tailored exclusively for women. Never afraid to adopt colours rarely explored in watchmaking, Zenith has created its most flamboyantly feminine watch to date, the DEFY 21 Pink Edition featuring the world’s first pink-treated movement. In association with Pink Ribbon Switzerland, Zenith commits to supporting a cause that affects countless women around the world.

PINK FOR SUMMER, PINK FOR HOPE: ZENITH TAKES ON A WORTHY CAUSE FOR WOMEN WITH THE DEFY 21 PINK EDITION

Fitting of the DEFY 21’s lightning-fast 1/100th of a second chronograph movement and edgy design, Zenith has created for the first time ever in a mechanical watch an astonishingly pink PVD treated movement in the DEFY 21 Pink Edition, which is sure to make an audacious statement this summer.

Its rose gold case with sharp facets exudes out a different kind of brilliance, with 288 white diamonds of varying sizes perfectly set into the case. The rose gold bezel adds another layer of vivid sparkle, with 44 scintillating baguette-cut pink sapphire stones. Echoing the dashing tones of the watch’s exterior, the open black and golden dial reveals the striking metallic pink treated movement, which extends from the dial side right through to the star-shaped oscillating rotor on the back.

Recognizing the need to spread positivity and hope to countless women around the world who are battling breast cancer, pink takes on another meaning with the DEFY 21 Pink Edition. The Pink Ribbon is the international symbol for those who have been affected by the indiscriminate disease, helping to spread awareness and support for those who need it.

Zenith is proud to announce that it will be joining the global Pink Ribbon awareness movement, where a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be donated to Pink Ribbon Switzerland. Zenith will also take part in the 10th Anniversary Pink Ribbon Switzerland Music Gala as an auction partner, to be held on 26th September at the Dolder Grand in Zurich. To lend its support and help raise funds, Zenith will offer a unique execution of this watch, the DEFY 21 “Pink Ribbon” edition, for the charity auction, where all proceeds from the auction sale will finance the VISION I project of SAKK (The Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research), a non-profit organization which has been conducting clinical trials in oncology since 1965 and promises to provide breast cancer patients gentler and better care.

The DEFY 21 Pink Edition will be available at Zenith boutiques and retailers worldwide as of August 2020.

ZENITH: TIME TO REACH YOUR STAR.

Zenith exists to inspire individuals to pursue their dreams and make them come true – against all odds. Since its establishment in 1865, Zenith became the first watch manufacture in the modern sense of the term, and its watches have accompanied extraordinary figures that dreamt big and strived to achieve the impossible – from Louis Blériot’s history-making flight across the English Channel to Felix Baumgartner’s record-setting stratospheric free-fall jump.

With innovation as its guiding star, Zenith features exceptional in-house developed and manufactured movements in all its watches. From the first automatic chronograph, the El Primero, to the fastest chronograph with a 1/100th of a second precision, the El Primero 21, as well as the Inventor that reinvents the regulating organ by replacing the 30+ components with a single monolithic element, the manufacture is always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Zenith has been shaping the future of Swiss watchmaking since 1865, accompanying those who dare to challenge themselves and break barriers. The time to reach your star is now.

DEFY EL PRIMERO 21 PINK EDITION

Reference:              22.9004.9004/73.R598

Key points: World premiere with a Pink PVD treated movement. Pink sapphires on the bezel : ~2.12 cts. Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second. 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz); 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50 Hz). TIME LAB Chronometer certified.

Movement: El Primero 9004 automatic – Pink colored main plate on movement + Special pink colored oscillating weight with satined finishings

Frequency 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)

Power reserve min. 50 hours

Functions : 1/100th of a second chronograph functions. Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock. Hours and minutes in the centre. Small seconds at 9 o’clock, Central chronograph hand, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock

Price 64900 CHF

Case Material: Rose gold set with sapphires & diamonds

Case 288 VVS brilliant-cut diamonds

Carats ~5.00 cts

Bezel 44 VVS pink baguette-cut sapphire

Dial: Openworked with two different-coloured counters

Water resistance: 3 ATM

Hour markers: gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Hands : gold-plated, faceted and coated with Super-LumiNova®SLN C1

Bracelet & Buckle: Black Rubber with Pink alligator leather coating. Gold & Titanium double folding clasp.

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Jennifer López vuelve marcando tendencia con el vestido estampado de la selva de Versace

Hace casi 20 años, un vestido verde de Versace rompió Internet y nació Google Images. Jennifer Lopez podrá ser muchas cosas, pero tenemos claro que no es una maestra de la discreción en cuanto a moda se refiereEn el año 2000, JLo y su vestido estampado de Versace arrasó en todo el mundo, convirtiéndose en una de las imágenes más buscadas de Internet.

Era febrero de 2000 cuando Jennifer López llevaba un vestido estampado de la jungla , diseñado por Donatella Versace, para los Premios Grammy. Aparentemente de la noche a la mañana se convirtió en una leyenda de la moda , así como en la consulta de búsqueda más popular que Google había visto en ese momento.

Jennifer López vuelve marcando tendencia con el vestido estampado de la selva de Versace

Pero en el año 2000, los resultados de búsqueda seguían siendo solo una lista de enlaces azules. Cuando el equipo de Búsqueda se dio cuenta de que no podían mostrar directamente los resultados que la gente quería, una foto de Jennifer con el vestido, se inspiraron para crear Google Images.

Ayer, en la Semana de la Moda de Milán, nos reunimos con Donatella Versace para celebrar casi dos décadas desde este momento icónico en la historia de la moda (y Google). Mostramos un vestido verde nuevo y renovado en el estampado, diseñado por Donatella Versace y modelado por J.Lo.

Google Tilt Brush ayudó a decorar el espacio de la pista con obras de arte digitales inspiradas en la nueva impresión.

Nadie predijo que el vestido estampado de la jungla tendría el impacto tecnológico que tuvo, ni siquiera J.Lo misma .

 Dieciocho años más tarde, millones de personas usan Google Images todos los días, no solo para buscar fotos de moda o estilo de celebridades, sino para encontrar ideas para rediseñar una sala de estar, crear una comida o embarcarse en un proyecto de bricolaje.


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Detrás de escena en Versace Women’s Spring Summer 2020

Vea cómo la colaboración entre Versace y Google cobró vida. por: Vincenzo Riili