Richard Mille Becomes The Official Manchester City Watch and Roberto Mancini Wristwatch

Roberto Mancini wears Richard Mille Watch when Manchester City wins their first Premier League title for 44 years

Manchester United has Hublot …but, how about Manchester City?

Well, the rivalry continues as the defending Premier League Champion has just announced that they also have the team’s Official Timing Partner now. It’s Richard Mille, the brand priorly spotted on the wrist of Roberto Mancini when embracing Brian Kidd (Assistant Manager) after Sergio Aguero scored the winning goal in the last minute of injury time, which helped City win the championship. This is the first deal of its kind for The Citizen following their first league title winning in 44 years. As for the French watch-making company Richard Mille, this is their first kick-off on world of football following their previous involvements on tennis (Rafael Nadal), Golf (Bubba Watson), Polo (Pablo Mac Donough) and Formula Race (Felipe Massa, Jules Bianchi, Romain Dumas, Adrien Tambay, Martin and Alex Brundle).

vaucher, the watch movement specialist for Richard MilleThe Manchester City manager, ROBERTO MANCINI wears the Richard Mille RM 010 Automatic Watch. It features skeletonized aluminum lithium movement structure as the successor of the RM009 Felipe Massa timepiece; while the shape of its movement – designed by Vaucher, a high quality movement manufacturing specialist – is an update from the previous RM005: the engine was modified into a Richard Mille Caliber RM010 (28,800vph, 31 jewels). It has the abilities of 55-hour-power reserve and water resistant to 50 meters (165 feet).

The RICHARD MILLE ROBERTO MANCINI WATCH has the same attention to detail in their manufacture as its siblings. It is characterized by micro-blasted grade-5-titanium case (48 mm x 39.30 mm x 13.84 mm) and bezel, skeleton dial covered by anti-glare sapphire crystal, skeletonized automatic winding movement, and transparent sapphire crystal exhibition back – glareproof both sides. The functions include hours, minutes, seconds, and date. The rugged yet attractive body is combined with black leather strap with deployant clasp. Continue reading

Slash for Ray-Ban Legend Sunglasses

Slash wearing Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

James Hetfield’s sunglasses are Sutro, but Slash has Ray-Ban. The American guitar hero has been associated with the brand since he was in Guns N’s Roses band. Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965) – ranked #2 on the list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” as well as the new Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee – is most recognized by his iconic Top Hat and sunglasses plus signature Paul Gibson Les Paul guitar.

Take a look at GNR’s “Use Your Illusion” album cover! Besides Vodka and Marlboro, Ray-Ban is one of his favorite brands appeared on it. Slash at least owned two Ray-Ban shades; both were auctioned like one year ago. For his more-than-25-years loyalty, SLASH has been chosen one of the Ray-Ban Legends to support the new Ray-Ban Legends Collections. For this, the American brand of sunglasses, founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb, launched on its official website (and on the Never Hide Film YouTube channel) a video story (seven episodes) of Slash making his forthcoming record.

The new RAY-BAN LEGEND COLLECTIONS consists of four iconic shades from the classic Ray-Ban collection: Aviator (RB3025), Laramie (RB4169), Round (RB3447) and Meteor (RB4168). They all come in premium material and in three vintage lens colors: crystal green, crystal sky blue, and crystal rose.

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Foldable Sunglasses by Ray-Ban

Foldable Sunglasses by Ray Ban 2012

If you could only bring a messenger bag on your one-day trip to sunny place, then your shades should share room with your flight charts, iPad tablet, Blackberry smart phones and other stuffs. That’s why you’d better own these foldable sunglasses by Ray Ban. The frame is made from metal and it collapse down to fit neatly into the hard case, thanks to state-of-the-art design technology of the eight hinges.

Available in five varieties of frame and lens combinations (arista/green, arista/faded brown, arista/polarized green, gunmetal/gradient grey, gunmetal/polarized brown),  the Wayfarer (Pilot) model looks best on face shapes of Square, Oval or Heart. The RAY-BAN RB3479 FOLDING AVIATOR SUNGLASSES retails $195.00. Continue reading

New Messenger Bag by Kangol

Kangol Gloss Messenger Bag 2012 - red

KANGOL, the name well known for its remarkable hats just launched new bag collections. One of them is this gloss messenger bag; the one that will keep your important documents secured as it is equipped with a fold-over buckle as well as Velcro and clip closure. These days, there’s no way people bring no tablets or laptop. Therefore, this 100% nylon bag also features an extra padded interior pocket and a lined Music Player (iPod) pocket. Not to mention a front pocket with zipper on the flap of the bag.

Available in two optional colors: black or scarlet red, the KANGOL 2012 GLOSS MESSENGER BAG prices $155.00. Continue reading

Wood Wallet, Maple and Walnut, by Slim Timber

Slim Timber Wood Wallet

This is not the first time; we’ve featured a wallet made from wood before. But this time the wood wallet comes much ticker. In fact it will make you look rich as always even when you bring only a single sheet of dollar in your pocket.

Handcrafted in USA, The SLIM TIMBER WOOD WALLET includes a single piece of most favorable American hardwood – two choices available: walnut or maple. Therefore it will not break if it is in your back pocket. Walnut wood is characterized by its naturally dark color and known for its fine grain, resistance to wood rot and high resilience. It has been also used as the core material of rifle stocks for generation due to its less jar and recoil as well as its exceptional strength in proportion to weight. Maple wood has lighter shade than walnut. The grain is straight and fine. When it comes to manufacturing baseball bats, maple has been the wood of choice because it has better stiffness and strength than any other woods. It is also commonly used in archery, bowling and pool. Not to mention, maples have a long history of use for furniture in US.

Although the size is smaller than many usual wallet – sizing 4 inch wide, ¾ inch deep and 2.5” tall – the wood wallet by husband and wife from Idaho can fit up to eight credit cards or ID cards and a few business cards. You can even be able to put in a few dollar bills in there.

The design includes the Slim Timber’s logo on the right corner and a leather strap with a magnetic clasp to securely hold its content in place. Get them online for US $45.00 each. Continue reading

James Hetfield of Metallica’s SUTRO SUNGLASSES

James Hetfield of Metallica Sunglasses: Sutro Vision San Francisco 3Click Hinge

Unlike Bono and Elton John, METALLICA frontman JAMES HETFIELD doesn’t always wear sunglasses when appears on public. But it turns out, the rock star icon living in  Marin County, north of San Francisco has designed an excellent sunglasses in collaboration with San Francisco-based company Sutro Vision. Available in gloss black and tortoise, these shades is sold at Metallica online store for $219.99.

The SUTRO HETFIELD SUNGLASSES is inspired by James Hetfield’s favorite Lincoln Zephyr v12. The frame is as smooth and as fast as his favorite car, equipped by the Sutro signature surgical-grade stainless steel hinges. The patented hinge offers quality and durability as it turns the weakest point in the frame into the strongest, making it 10x stronger than a traditional hinge. It’s the only hinge with the distinctive three ratcheting clicks, named 3ClickTM. The frame measures 56 [ ] 18 -145.

james hetfield favorite car Lincoln Zaphyr v12

James Hetfield’s favorite car, Lincoln Zephyr v12

James Hetfield of Metallica Sunglasses: Sutro Vision San Francisco 3Click Hinge - Black

James Hetfield Sutro Sunglasses Black

James Hetfield of Metallica Sunglasses: Sutro Vision San Francisco 3Click Hinge - Tortoise

James Hetfield Sutro Sunglasses Tortoise

The lens include Zeiss optics by German manufacturer, Carl Zeiss AG. The high quality lenses guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions as well as produce very bright images. They block 100% of both UVA and UVB sun rays while also has toughest hard coating for superior scratch resistance. The polycarbonate Zeiss lens allow for quality, clarity and durability.

James Hetfield is very excited to have these limited edition sunglasses (model Sutro 1101 – Hetfield). He explained the design as,

“Built to look faster than a speeding riff and to handle the life of a road dog like me.” Continue reading

Super Sunglasses worn by Elton John, Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, David Beckham and Bruno Mars

Elton John Super Sunglasses - Retro Super Future for EJAF fight agains AIDS

Many celebrities loves to wear sunglasses in their daily activities. Even Bono and Elton John are simply associated with glasses. The latter, “Piano Man” invited RETROSUPERFUTURE to design special edition eyewear for his foundation, Elton John Aids Foundation (EJAF). And the Kanye West’s favorite eyewear label came up with an acetate sunglasess that include soft yet sturdy silver arms bearing the signature RSF Limited Edition mark on the left arm and the ‘ELTON JOHN FOR EJAF’ inscription on the right. Adapted “People” model, the sunglasses also includes fine Italian white leather covering the silhoutte as well as a unique Carl Zeiss electric blue faded lens. (People series is a unisex piece). The ELTON JOHN SUPER SUNGLASSES is exclusively made and auctioned at the 2011 edition of EJAF White and Tiara Ball – the event first launched in 1999 by Sir Elton John and David Furnish – with all the proceeds have been donated to the fight against Aids.

Elton John Super Sunglasses - Retro Super Future for EJAF fight agains AIDS

Elton John Super Sunglasses - Retro Super Future for EJAF fight agains AIDS_sideElton John Super Sunglasses - Retro Super Future for EJAF fight agains AIDS _ box

Retro Super Future Sunglasses for Elton John for EJAF

Founded by Daniel Beckerman in 2007, RETROSUPERFUTURE® has produced fabulous colorful fashion sunglasses that have attracted artists, celebrities, sport athletes and trendsetters to wear them. We can simply name Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, David Beckham, Bruno Mars, Daft Punk, Who Made Who, The Kills, Sienna Miller, Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Valentino Rossi, and Pedro Winter among the many. Not to mention companies and organizations that enjoyed influential collaboration such as Caliroots, Barneys NY, the Alife, and EJAF. The new brand, SUPER by RETROSUPERFUTURE® generates the big trend of acetate sunglasses made in multiple-color-graduation. They are also characterized by the use of Germany’s Zeiss Lenses which guarantee an extremely high level of protection to the eyes in all conditions. The brand introduced innovative shapes like the “Flat Tops” and the “Ciccio”, as well as the  the 1rst colored/mirrored Zeiss sun lens made with a special technique called “Flash Electric”. Also, SUPER pioneered various other manufacturing technique such as particular prints and special engraving, applied on these type of sunglasses.

Retro Sunglasses are hand-made in Italy and have been retailed in over 350 shops worldwide including Colette in Paris, Barneys New York, 10 Corso Como in Milan, Bodega in Boston, Fred Segal in Los Angeles, Steven Alan, Paris Texas in Denmark, Caliroots in Sweden and many others. Continue reading

Roy Hodgson Watch: Hublot Official UEFA Euro 2012

Roy Hogson wrist watch: Hublot Official Euro 2012 Ukraine Poland

The Official Sponsor of the UEFA EURO 2012 ™, Swiss watchmaker HUBLOT presented its new “Euro 2012™ Limited Series” to the new manager of England National Football Team, ROY HODGSON. President of Hublot South America, Rick Delacroix handed over the King Power Chronograph to him in London, May 16th 2012. The former manager of Switzerland, UAE and Finland was wearing the gold ceramic timepiece with Ukraine blue.

As the Official Watch of 14th UEFA European Football Championship in Ukraine and Poland, the Hublot logo will appear on the fourth referee’s board in every match along the tournament, June 8th to July 1st, 2012. This is the second time for HUBLOT to do so in FIFA’s major event; the fist was in World Cup 2010. Back in the days Hublot  supported Argentina manager Diego Maradona and released Maradona series. The company also launched the World Cup 2010 limited timepieces.

Hublot logo on referee\'s board along the UEFA Euro 2012

Hublot logo will be on the referee’s board along the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament in Ukraine an Poland

For Euro 2012™, Hublot has released two variants of King Power Chronographs models. Limited to only 500 numbered pieces is the Poland series made from black satin-fnished titanium case and ceramic bezel featuring the red of Polish flag. The Ukraine series as worn by England Manager ROY HODGSON – limited edition of only 250 numbered pieces – features 18K King gold case and ceramic bezel with the blue of Ukrainian flag as the accents on hour markers.

Hublot Official UEFA Euro Watch 2012 Ukraine Poland

Hublot UEFA Euro 2012 Watches Ukraine and Poland

Both models of Hublot UEFA EURO 2012™ wrist watches, 48mm in diameter, has King Power basic shape with official UEFA logo on its saphhire crystal case-back, surrounded by a graphic representation of a football, inspired by the Euro 2012’s official logo. Similar to other Hublot’s football series, the Poland and Ukrainian Watch also includes a 45-minute counter at 9 o’clock, epitomizing the duration of half a football match. The sapphire dial features satin-finished indexes coated with 5N gold with SuperLuminova and date-window at 4 o’clock. The wristwatches is animated by self-winding mechanical movement: HUB4245 skeleton chronograph with central 45’ counter. Water resistants is up to 10 ATM (100 meters).

What will be the destiny of Roy Hodgson Hublot Watch? Will it be like Hublot Maradona – which could only guide Argentina to the quarter final or be the champion like Hublot Spain? Continue reading

New Bubba Watson Watch in 2012: Richard Mille RM055

Gerry Bubba Watson wears Richard Mille Wrist watch

I am not a golfer, so I know Bubba Watson merely as a man who wears a big belt buckle on the links. He’s the one following Anthony Kim to put his name written on the buckle. Richard Mille seems to know him much better. Although he’s only #16 on Official World Golf Ranking today, the watch making company must have seen any marketable potential over him. Watson still holds the record of longest driver on PGA Tour (made in 2007) and he’s not that bad at all. BUBBA is exceeding other brand ambassador such as Audemars Piguet’s Graeme McDowell (ranked #17) and Anthony Kim (#120), Rolex’s Tiger Woods (#18), Omega’s Sergio Garcia (#21) and K. J. Choi (#23), also Piaget’s Miguel Ángel Jiménez (#51).

Even, RICHARD MILLE the premium watchmaker dedicates one of its three new series to Gerry “Bubba” Watson: the RM 055.  The self-taught Floridian golfer will always sport the half million dollar watch when playing golf, same as Rafael Nadal when playing tennis; thanks to the variable-inertia balance wheel which ensures reliability in the events of impacts and the double-barrel mechanism which improve and equalize long-term torque stability.

bubba watson watch 2012: Richard Mille RM 055

In order to meet the requirements of sportsmen, the watch case (49.90 mm x 42.70 mm x 13.05 mm) includes the lightest yet most rigid material: a high-pressure-treated ATZ bezel! It’s one of the hardest materials in the world next to diamond, known for its high scratch-resistance (1,400 Vickers) and its unchangeable color. In addition, a white rubber casing which protects the grade 5 titanium case middle and back bezel, insulates the movement from all vibration. Acordingly, it makes the watch very comfortable to wear. Continue reading

Piaget Watches as worn by Demián Bichir and Gary Oldman

Demian Bichir and Gary Oldman wearing Piaget Watches on 2012 Oscar ceremony

Two Oscar-nominated actors, Demián Bichir and Gary Oldman were seen wearing Piaget watches on the 84th Academy Award ceremony, at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California. They both chose the truncated round shape models from Piaget’s Black Tie collection and went with two modified tank styles. The best actor nominee for his role in “A Better Life” opted a Piaget Emperador in 18-carat white gold; while the latter, a veteran of the red carpet and Best Actor nominee for a fantastic performance in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” sported a Piaget Rectangle à l’Ancienne watch handcrafted in 18-carat white gold. Both timepieces feature 30 seconds retrograde counter at 12 o’clock and a date window at 6 o’clock.

The complex retrograde seconds mechanism is a unique features of self-winding mechanical movement calibre 560P, developed by Piaget’s engineers and master watchmakers for 24 months. It traces an arc from 0 to 30, and then jumps back – at 61 kilometers per hour – to its starting point. The engineers focused on the shock-absorption for the seconds hand while the watchmaker crafted aesthetic details such as circular Côtes de Genève decorations, circular-grained main plate, beveled and hand-drawn movement bridges, blued screws – all signature features of Haute Horlogerie from Piaget. Continue reading