INTRODUCING THE IWC PORTUGIESER HAND-WOUND 8 DAYS

IWC HERITAGE

IWC WATCHES-1As the name suggests the International Watch Company (IWC) is a truly global brand. Founded by a US watchmaker and businessman Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868 in Schaffhausen, IWC’s aim was to produce mechanical watches to traditional Swiss standard using progressive American techniques.

Now IWC replica watches employs over 650 people, including 180 of the world’s highest skilled watchmakers. In the 19th Century, IWC demonstrated a passion for innovation through pocket watches such as the Pallweber which had a revolutionary digital hour and minute display, and by the end of the century IWC were producing their first wristwatches.

INTRODUCING THE IWC PORTUGIESER HAND-WOUND 8 DAYS

IWC WATCHES-2The term ‘celluloid style’ often conjures images of Humphrey Bogart cracking the case or Lauren Bacall seductively reclining (mandatory cigarette in hand, of course) – but what does such a term mean for the watch world? Well, IWC Schauffhausen and the British Film Institute have a perfect answer – and it’s been made exclusively for The Watch Gallery.

As haute horlogerie celebrates cinema once more, we’re proud to unveil an exclusive collaboration between IWC replica watches Schaffhausen and the British Film Institute – enter the IWC Portugieser Hand-Wound 8 Days. Created exclusively for The Watch Gallery to celebrate this year’s London Film Festival, this incredible piece has been limited to a mere 59 pieces worldwide. And that’s not all.

Each stainless steel piece has been individually numbered according to production run with an elegant inscription to the open case-back. Protected by luxury crystal sapphire glass, the inner workings and mechanics of the Portugieser Hand-Wound 8 Days can be clearly viewed. Additionally, the classic silver plated dial is perfectly mounted upon a signature alligator blue Satoni strap whilst the sizeable 43mm diameter provides a subtle statement on the wrist.

Fallen in love? Get in touch with The Watch Gallery team to secure your very own piece of cinematic history today.

Rolex replica watches Sydney to Hobart – Dreaming the impossible dream

Rolex replica watchesAs the 2015 Rolex replica watches Sydney to Hobart race fleet is now enjoying easier weather and a diminishing rate of retirements, there is time to consider the handicap situation.

Sail-World is resisting the temptation to breathlessly report on the computerised IRC rankings, with the bulk of the IRC fleet less than half way to Hobart. The handicap positions are now fluctuating wildly as the wind drops and the fleet compresses.

2015 Rolex replica watches Sydney to Hobart handicap winning skipper Roger Hickman has sailed south 38 times, amazing considering he is only 61 years old. His Bruce Farr designed McConaghy built 43 footer of Kevlar construction, built for Bob Oatley, was the original Wild Oats. Hickman won the 1993 Hobart race overall under IOR.

A few minutes ago she was fifth on handicap overall, 57 nm south east of Green Cape.

We talked to Hicko…

‘We are still dreaming of a back to back. It’s 50 years that a boat has done that, but certainly to dream the impossible dream.

‘We’ve still probably got a small chance it all depends now on our speed down the Tassie coast and the timing of the front.

‘If we get that at the right time, so that we are at Tasman Light, or in Storm Bay, say at Cape Raoull and the southerly comes through hard, that makes your whole passage up the river better even after dark, even late into the evening.

‘However the second front may be a poison chalice if we are still pushing south, but it could be a saviour because what we need.

It’s been a good race so far for us, we don’t mind heavy weather, Wild Rose, has done some heavy miles. The hull has never suffered anything and the rig is strong. Now it’s about the weather on the Tassie coast and the time we turn the corner.

‘When we won the race on handicap last year we’d had been in throes of a fresh and frightening nor westerly pretty well all the way from St. Helen’s, we were about three miles from Tasman Island when we heard the report of 60 knots in the Derwent and for us the winds varied from five knots to 45. For us it was in total probably an 85 to 80% maximum reaching speed. There were times where we had the light spinnaker up for those eight to 10 minutes and then you got slammed.

Rolex Replica Watches-1‘Just the hardest bit of sailing I’ve ever done, but it’s the kind of finish we will need again this year.’

Roger ‘Clouds’ Badham just a few hours ago, did a routing run for Wild Rose from her current position in northern Bass Strait to the Constitution Dock finish line and made these comments.

‘Wild Rose does not have too much of the softer southerly winds tomorrow morning and enjoys good west north westerly breeze tomorrow night but that then turns more south westerly and south south westerly with the (next) front on Tuesday.

Rolex replica watches-2‘However she could get to Storm Bay at the wrong time. If she can get in on Tuesday afternoon or evening – that’d be good – later and the Derwent could kill it for her.’

So is the dream over for Roger Hickman and his Wild Rose crew of back to back Sydney to Hobart handicap wins?

Maybe, maybe not. Certainly they have got some hurdles ahead. The weather might yet play into their favour but Swiss replica watches will tell.

It seems beyond the weather there are a few major problems for the 2014 winner.

Teasing Machine, the Archambault 13-meter Swiss crewed boat owned and campaigned by Eric de Turckheim, winner of Cowes week IRC Division 1 in 2015, winner of the Channel Race 2015 on IRC at the time of writing 62 nm South East of Gabo Island is one.

Another is Giovanni Soldini’s fast flying Volvo 70 Maserati an extremely well campaigned boat formerly Ericsson 3 from the Volvo Ocean Race. now 99 nm east from Flinders Island and well placed for a sling shot into Tasman Island.

But everyone who start this race has a General’s baton in their back pack, including the wildest of the wild cards, Robin Hawthorn’s Beneteau First 47.7 Imagination last year 14th on IRC, winner of the Bird Island race on IRC., who just an hour ago was briefly the race leader on handicap, she is now 52 miles south east of Gabo Island… but we swore we would not obsess about the computerised results, so we won’t.

We close with these very wise words from Hicko:

Rolex replica watches-3‘This year we are trying as hard as we ever have just because we were so lucky and proud to win last year, we will sail this race with as much aggression and venom and passion as we have every year, and possibly even a smidgen more because I think while I and Peter Inchbold and a few of the older, more experienced people understand the pressure and the commitment and the endurance, I think some of the younger crew in the first trip have had absolutely no idea.

‘So I think that now all of those first trippers are doing another trip, the five trippers are doing six, the 14 are doing 15, so that the maturity and the aggression for the commitment, I think will be stronger because the knowledge of what’s expected is more.’

Replica Watches Hublot Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus

— Hublot presents the new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus in a limited edition dedicated to the champion Italian club.

Hublot and Juventus are a pairing that stands for passion, records and sports adrenaline. Two giants, the first in the world of Haute Horlogerie, the second in football, today gave a sneak peek at the new official limited-edition chronograph with Juventus at its heart. The iconic Big Bang, in a Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus version, is being offered in only 100 timepieces.

hublot_big-bang-unico-bi-retrograde-juventus_1
Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus. © Hublot Replica Sale

A legendary day to announce the renewal of a partnership now in its fourth year: Hublot has in fact been the Official Timekeeper of Juventus since 2012. The official presentation of the new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus took place in a setting of excellence, the prestigious Club Gianni e Umberto Agnelli at Juventus Stadium in Turin, in the presence of the Brand Director of Hublot Replica Watches Italy, Augusto Capitanucci, the President of Juventus Legends, David Trezeguet, and Giorgio Ricci, Head of Global Partnerships and Corporate Revenues of Juventus and two players from the first team, Stefano Sturaro and Andrea Barzagli.

hublot-big-bang-unico-bi-retrograde-juventus-
Andrea Tessitore, David Trezeguet & Augusto Capitanucci. © Replica Hublot Watches

The occasion could not be without a game of football, played between journalists and Hublot retailers. Fans of the black and white club, and football lovers in general, competed in a 60-minute match at the Juventus Training Centre in Vinovo, led by two world-class champions, Juventus Legends Stefano Tacconi and Moreno Torricelli, complete with a tactical brief in the locker room and a training session.

hublot_big-bang-unico-bi-retrograde-juventus_3
The winning team of the football game. © Swiss Hublot Watches

The new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus from Hublot showcases the bi-retrograde UNICO movement with automatic winding, resulting from the know-how of the Swiss replica watches brand. A mix of innovation and tradition expressed in the iconic colours of the Old Lady of Italian football: a case of diameter 45 mm, made of black polished and satin ceramic, with anti-reflective sapphire crystal, rubber and black titanium crown, titanium and rubber buttons in black and white, with the Juventus logo printed on caseback glass, as well as a dial, hands and strap with an alternating black and white design.

hublot_big-bang-unico-bi-retrograde-juventus_4
Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus. © Cheap Hublot Watches

Designed especially for timing the two 45-minute halves of a football game, the new Big Bang Unico Bi-Retrograde Juventus focuses on the cutting-edge design of the UNICO movement with an integrated column wheel and exceptional flexibility.