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The Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph: Passion lived in duo

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The sporty and sophisticated new Chopard Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph model with a vintage touch appears in His and Hers versions. The dial of the former is black or silver with large luminescent numerals, while the latter is in silver colour or crafted from white mother-of-pearl studded with diamonds. These sporty models with a delightful retro touch hum to the beat of a COSC-certified high-precision ‘engine’. Available in 42 mm and 39 mm versions, this watchmaking tandem boldly demonstrates that the classic racing spirit cherished by Chopard is designed and expressed in both feminine and masculine modes.

A couple on the move

Like Chopard co-president Karl-Friedrich Scheufele and his wife Christine, who compete together in the “Corsa più belle del mondo” every two years, the new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph models are intended for passionate devotees sharing their finest epic motoring adventures as a ‘mixed double’. The new “His and Hers” chronographs are inspired by cars having taken part in the Mille Miglia between 1927 and 1940. Enhance by two traditional pushers and a fluted crown echoing those of vintage chronographs, the steel cases of the Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph models feature pleasingly balanced dimensions – 42 mm for gentleman racers and 39 mm with a gem-set bezel for lady drivers – matched by classic lines. The slim cursive fonts and the counters are inspired by 1920s car dashboards and stand out clearly by contrast with their background. The sweep-seconds hand features a bright red tip to tick off the precious seconds of the race. The arrow-shaped “Rossa Corsa” red Mille Miglia logo appears at the heart of the dial at 12 o’clock, as well as around the rim of the exhibition case-back. Embodying an ideal blend of precision, comfort and elegance, these watches are authentic auxiliaries for drivers driving at top speeds along Italian roads.

The two models are teamed with the famous rubber strap reprising the 1960s Dunlop Racing tyre-tread profile, in immaculate white for the ladies’ version and a deep shade of black for the men’s interpretation.

The precision of a certified mechanism

As befits models epitomising performance and sporty prowess, the new Mille Miglia Classic Chronograph models are equipped with a high-precision horological ‘engine’, chronometer-certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). Beating at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations/hour and visible through the sapphire crystal case-back adorned with the Mille Miglia logo, this mechanical self-winding chronograph movement drives the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date functions, while delivering a 42-hour power reserve.

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OMEGA watches land on-screen in Universal Pictures’ new film First Man

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Watch fans, space enthusiasts and astonished audiences alike can now spot OMEGA timepieces playing a true-life role within the story of Universal Pictures’ First Man.

The film tells the riveting story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight.

For the production of the film, OMEGA supplied period-correct Speedmasters and other watches of that era, adding a touch of authenticity to a truly incredible story.

Since 1965, OMEGA has been the only supplier of watches for NASA’s Human Space Flight Program. And, of course, as part of that history, the OMEGA Speedmaster became the first watch worn on the moon in 1969.

Now is your chance to relive the journey!

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Tahitian Black Pearls

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The Tahitian black pearl is a symbol of exotic luxury and decadence, renowned the world over. Known as poerava (black pearl) in French Polynesia, these prized jewels are a favorite keepsake of visitors to Bora Bora.

Guests of Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora gain exclusive insight and access to these lustrous pearls at TAHIA. The Resort’s pearl boutique offers an incredible array of Tahitian black pearl jewelry, including loose pearls, which can be placed into custom creations.

Guests can also learn about the long and meticulous process of farming these pearls, from implantation through extraction, as well as the various grades of colour and lustre. Whether just for fun, or to purchase a gift to last a lifetime, guests will enjoy visiting TAHIA and unveiling the mystery of Tahiti’s most famous export.

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Hublot Unveils New Limited Edition with Best Buddies International

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Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot unveiled its second limited-edition timepiece in partnership with Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event also served as a kick-off to the annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle cycling race taking place this weekend on Saturday, September 8.

To celebrate the new watch, President of Hublot North America, Jean-François Sberro and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Best Buddies International, Anthony K. Shriver hosted an intimate launch event at the private home of Robert and Trina Dean. The Deans are long-time supporters of Best Buddies, having participated in the Best Buddies Challenge: Hearst Castle for many years and maintaining close ties to the organization in the Bay Area.

Media, friends of both brands, and Bay Area-socials enjoyed cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and music by DJ Chris Clouse before taking their seats for a dinner al fresco. Award-winning cyclists and Best Buddies International ambassadors George Hincapie and Christian Vande Velde arrived with Best Buddies program participants BJ White and Larry Larkin to present the new timepiece to the guests.  Other notable attendees included All-Star baseball legend Barry Bonds, former NBA point guard Beno Udrih, and philanthropist Steve Hearst.

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