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360 Magazine × G-Shock

By Bob Cal

Partnering with the Nassau Fire Department, G-Shock hosted an exclusive ‘Train Like a Firefighter’ event to unveil their latest product—the Mudmaster. 360 Magazine, along with a dozen other editors and photographers, attended this one-day class to gain first-hand experience with G-Shock’s high performance watch.

Arriving at G-Shock’s Soho location in Manhattan, the media personnel were transported to the Nassau County Fire Department in Long Island—and boy were they in for an adrenaline rush! Each attendee was gifted a G-Shock Mudmaster watch to test during this day of high intensity classes instructed by certified firefighting teachers. The students for the day were clad head to toe in heavy, authentic fire fighting gear, doing everything from traversing a pitch black building, busting out of a trapped room and sliding down the rope of a second floor window– all while wearing their G-Shock Mudmaster watch. The media guests were both physically and mentally tested.

Living up to its name, the mud resistant Mudmaster watch was like a diamond through every firefighting drill. Never did it scratch or catch dirt through contact with debris. Its light weight maximizes comfort and ease without comprising durability and longevity. The product’s other features include a digital compass, LED lights and water resistance. It is an all around visually elegant performance accessory.

Swatch Launches Valentine’s Special

Valentine’s Day is within reach and so is Swatch’s TRIPLE LOVE! At long last, there’s a clear way to light up February 14th with zesty romance.

Does (s)he or doesn’t (s)he? What’s for sure is that there is TRIPLE LOVE on the wrist. This beauty features three transparent printed hearts in shades of red and pink, visible through a clear transparent dial and finished with a semi-transparent patterned bracelet. Delicately wrapped in distinctive heart- covered packaging, this limited and numbered edition of 5.143 pieces is a rare gift for that special someone. If only true love were this transparent!

TIMEX’s Newest Launch

TIMEX is delighted to reveal their newest launch of the best-selling 1960’s TIMEX Marlin.

The latest drop features exclusive new color palettes and for the first time ever, a design specifically made for women.

The Gentleman’s Standard now extends to the Ladies Choice. This reissue of our classic 1960s timepiece pairs the purity and pleasure of a hand-wound mechanical movement with the timeless sophistication of a sleek design. Now available with rose-gold details and a white leather strap. Sold exclusively on TIMEX.com

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Timex Marlin Women’s

Timex.com Exclusive– $199

Hand-Wound Movement

Stainless Steel Case with Rose-Gold Tone Finish

Silver-Tone Dial

Domed Acrylic Crystal

Genuine Leather White strap

Water Resistant to 30M

43mm Case Size / 18mm Lug  Width

New for men, hot on the heels of the Marlin Blackout, the Timex + Todd Snyder Marlin Mesh–the latest collaboration in the brands’ ongoing partnership–is an elevated yet sporty take on the gentleman’s standard, with its stainless–steel case, silver-tone dial and stainless-steel mesh band.

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TODD SNYDER Colorway– $209

Hand-Wound Movement

Stainless Steel Case

Silver-Tone Dial

Domed Acrylic Crystal

Stainless Steel Mesh Band

Water Resistant to 30M

34mm Case Size / 18mm Lug Width

The Limited edition at Mr. Porter brings elegant flair to the Marlin with a show-stopping gold tone case, paired with a lizard grain leather strap–making a classic and refined look that is made for sipping martinis.

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MR. PORTER Colorway– $199

Hand-wound Movement

Stainless Steel Case with Gold-tone Finish

Silver-Tone Dial

Domed Acrylic Crystal

Genuine Leather Strap with Black Lizard Grain Pattern

Water Resistant to 30M

34mm Case Size / 18mm Lug Width

ROLEX × CAR WEEK

CALIFORNIA EMBRACES THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE AUTOMOBILE

Rolex provides a preview of top upcoming events and activities taking place during the world-renowned Monterey Classic Car Week

Monterey Classic Car Week will be highlighted by four major events including the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, and The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering.

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® and Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex Fast Facts: 

• Sunday, August 26, 2018 at The Lodge at Pebble Beach™

• Recognized as one of the world’s most respected concours, the event acknowledges outstanding original and restored historic automobiles

• Nine-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen will make his debut as an Honorary Judge at the Concours

◦ Tom Kristensen says: “I am looking forward to learning more about the incredible cars and understanding the stories that shape their history, as well as meeting the devoted collectors and the passionate spectators.” Tom Kristensen continues: “Rolex supports the most iconic races and the finest events around the world, always adding an element of prestige to the partnerships. It’s an honor to represent the brand.”

• In addition to several special displays, the 2018 event will present eight featured classes on the famed 18th fairway:

◦ Motor Cars of the Raj

◦ Rollston Coachwork

◦ OCSA

◦ Tucker

◦ Post-war Custom Citroën

◦ Vintage-Era Sporting Cars

◦ Eisenhower Dream Convertibles

◦ Indianapolis 500 Celebration

• Rolex partnered the Concours as the Official Timepiece in 1997

• As the celebrations draw to a close on Sunday afternoon, the Best of Show Award, widely considered as the most coveted prize among car collectors, is presented to the most exemplary automobile

• Preceding the Concours, the Pebble Beach Tour d’EleganceÒ Presented by Rolex is an 80-mile journey along picturesque roads through the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast

• The Tour will take place on Thursday, August 23, 2018 and will trace portions of the iconic 17-Mile Drive

• Rolex became the presenting partner of Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance in 2007

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Fast Facts:

• August 23-26, 2018 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

• The largest racing event of Monterey Classic Car Week, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion relives motorsports history at the iconic 2.238-mile circuit, which has been a focal point of American sports car racing since its inception in 1957

• This year will present approximately 550 race cars, in 15 categories, driving at speed around the track – including the infamous “Corkscrew” – as they were originally intended

• The featured marque for 2018 is Nissan, and the event will highlight the brand’s illustrious racing history that dates to its Datsun heritage

• Historic Datsun and Nissan race cars, including those campaigned by Paul Newman, Peter Brock and Steve Millen will compete on track

• Other featured classes include 1967-84 Formula 1®, 1968-74 Formula 5000, 1966-74 Can-Am, Trans Am, FIA Manufacturer’s Championship contenders and more

• Rolex became the title sponsor of Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in 2010

The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering Fast Facts:

• Friday, August 24, 2018 at Quail Lodge & Golf Club

• Presented as the ultimate garden party, this event is highlighted by a host of epicurean delights including international culinary pavilions, award-winning wines and spirits, and the most magnificent pre- and post-war sports and racing vehicles

• In addition to the above, the event will feature three Fireside chats, two of which will be led by Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen and five times winner of the Rolex 24 at DAYTONA and friend of the brand, Scott Pruett

• This year marks three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart’s 50th anniversary as a Rolex Testimonee

◦ Sir Jackie Stewart says: “It is always a pleasure to return to Monterey, where the atmosphere and the genuine enthusiasm for motor cars is unparalleled, and this year it will be particularly poignant for me as I mark my 50th anniversary as a Rolex Testimonee. The event will give me the opportunity to reflect on my career in motorsport and the fantastic evolution of the car during this time. I can’t wait to see the style and elegance that will be on show.”

• Featured classes for 2018 include:

◦ 50th Anniversary of the Lamborghini Espada & Islero

◦ 70 Years of the Iconic Porsche 356

◦ The Alois Ruf Reunion

◦ The Great Lancias

• The 2018 event will also mark the official unveiling of the new RUF CTR, the limited-edition Bugatti Divo and more

• Rolex has been the Official Timepiece of The QuailA Motorsports Gatheringsince 2005

• The winner of the “Rolex Best of Show” will be admitted into the Rolex Circle of Champions, guaranteeing the car’s continued legacy

ROLEX 

AN UNRIVALLED REPUTATION FOR QUALITY AND EXPERTISE

Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand  pioneered  the development  of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism  invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents  in the course  of its history. A truly integrated  and  independent  manufacturing  company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the  gold  alloys  to  the  machining,  crafting, assembly  and  finishing  of  the  movement,  case, dial  and bracelet. Through philanthropic programs and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.

GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL × PANOMATIC LUNA

Red as in love: the new PanoMatic Luna from Glashütte Original

The limited special edition makes a passionate and glamourous appearance

There are kisses one simply cannot forget as long as one lives. Some even lend one wings: in fairy tales, they awaken enchanted princesses, and for passionate makers of mechanical movements, the moment they first set the balance in motion is a very special one – every time again. July 6, 2018 is the International Day of the Kiss, which celebrates the magic of love and passion. Glashütte Original has chosen this occasion to present a special limited edition that truly comes from the heart. Studded with diamonds and rubies, the PanoMatic Luna proudly wears the colour of love, permitting this mechanical ladies watch to give its classic moon phase display a new, exceptionally enticing appearance.

A dial in shimmering white and scintillating red

The dial of the new PanoMatic Luna unites two romantic elements in an elegant composition. On the white mother-of-pearl dial, the softly curved moon in relief and the silver-coloured, starry night sky reveal a poetry all their own. At 2 o’clock, one finds the vaulted opening of the moon phase display, achieved through an equally artistic creative process. The curve of the moon is the product of great manual skill and attentive diamond milling in the watchmaker’s own dial manufactory in Pforzheim, Germany.

This spectacle of the changing crescent moon is complemented by 18 ruby indexes, which offer luminous red reflections on the opposite side of the dial, and serve as a frame for the off-centre hour and minute display. They are positioned together with the small seconds – in classic Pano style – along a vertical axis in the left half of the dial, while the moon phase display and characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date adorn the right side.

Radiant beauty and luminous colour

What, without the brilliance of the stars, would a romantic night sky be? The bezel on the new PanoMatic Luna is set with 64 brillant-cut diamonds – 0.95 carats in all – that reflect light with every movement. They form a glamorous frame for the round, 34 mm stainless steel case, whose crown is adorned on the right side by a ruby. Sapphire crystal, antireflective on both sides, assures optimal views from the dial side. The watch is held in place on the wrist by a radiant red Louisiana alligator leather strap, which together with a refined pin buckle ensures a secure and stylish fit.

An elaborately decorated mechanical heart

Ticking within the PanoMatic Luna is the manufactory’s own Calibre 90-12 automatic movement, which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The latter opens up the view to the refined decorations in the heart of the watch, and to the coveted duplex swan-neck fine adjustment from Glashütte Original. A great many other traditional elements of Glashütte watchmaking offer irrefutable proof of the origin of the watch, among them the three-quarter plate, blued screws and characteristic Glashütte decorative finishes.

The new PanoMatic Luna is limited to 50 pieces and enhances the existing collection model with a white, blue or brown strap. Available shortly in Glashütte Original

Boutiques and from selected retailers worldwide.

Glashutte Original, 360 Magazine

Glashutte Original, 360 Magazine

Raymond Weil New Limited Edition Tango Chronograph

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection

pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the most iconic musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect.

RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer – Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measuring 43mm in diameter, the new Marshall Limited Edition is generously proportioned, revealing a bold, masculine aesthetic, whilst maintaining the timeless appeal of its product designs.

The case is presented in black PVD and the dial surface replicates the appearance of an amplifier’s external grille. The white ring around the circumference of the dial mirrors the finish of the Marshall amps, while the dial decoration recalls the Marshall “defender” paper. The indexes and hands are lined with SuperLuminova®, delivering optimal readability. The chronograph’s gold colored panda sub-dials, inspired by the amps sound buttons, measure elapsed time periods, while the black sub-dial displays the running seconds. The timepiece is completed with a date display positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. The watch is presented on a black leather strap, paired with a black PVD folding clasp.

Distinguishing this watch as a limited edition, the numbered case-back is engraved with the iconic Marshall logo and is presented with a certificate of authenticity. The lot is delivered in a custom made watchbox inspired by the aesthetic of their signature amp. Limited to 1,000 pieces, the new Marshall Limited Edition represents another powerful performance from the watch brand synonymous with the musical universe.

Using decades of carefully handed down watchmaking expertise to interpret musical influences into its product designs, music remains the main inspiration for RAYMOND WEIL. Marshall Amplification further extends the collaboration with the music industry and its history of working with some of the world’s most recognized and celebrated artists and Brands. #RWmarshall

To browse or purchase check out: Raymond Weil Marshall Amplification

AC/DC × RAYMOND WEIL

RAYMOND WEIL UNVEILS THE NEW FREELANCER AC/DC LIMITED EDITION

LIVING EASY, LIVING FREELANCER

Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL, is proud to unveil a new collaboration in its Music Icons series, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition, paying tribute to legendary Rock and Roll Hall of famers, AC/DC. This exclusive watch incorporates the in-house developed Calibre RW1212 movement, allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance within the timepiece.

RAYMOND WEIL, unveils its latest edition to its ever-expanding collection of music influenced timepieces, featuring subtle design cues inspired by the legendary Rock band, AC/DC that have been translated into a horology masterpiece using decades of watchmaking know-how.

Measuring 42mm in diameter, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition exudes a notable air of masculinity. Lined with luminescent treatment, slender hour and minute hands articulate the time with lucid dialogue. To reinforce the Rock and Roll attitude of the timepiece, the hours are marked with studded indexes. The black dial features a textured pattern recalling the AC/DC high voltage bolt graphics. It sits adjacent to the iconic AC/DC typography placed at 12 o’clock. The powerful rock credentials are reaffirmed through the black leather strap, adorned with the AC/DC logo.

Beyond its aesthetic prowess, the 3,000 pieces and numbered freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition is endowed with the in-house, self-winding movement, the Calibre RW1212. It offers a stage opening on the lower part of the dial allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance.

Each of the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition will be presented with a specially designed watch case and a corresponding certificate of authenticity.

“There is very little doubt that AC/DC is and continues to be one of the most iconic rock bands of all time and it has been a pleasure to collaborate with them. As AC/DC perfectly quoted “let there be light, sound, drums and guitars-let there be rock”” declares Elie Bernheim, CEO RAYMOND WEIL.

“The collaboration with RAYMOND WEIL marks a fantastic opportunity for AC/DC to join the other great music artists such as The Beatles, David Bowie and Frank Sinatra, who have already collaborated with the luxury Swiss watchmaker. AC/DC is delighted to be part of RAYMOND WEIL’s music Icons series. It was essential that the design of the watch represent the tireless energy of the band. The balance between being aesthetically pleasing and mechanically crafted was key in the design process” says Norman Perry, president and founder of Perryscope Productions who along with Epic Rights are AC/DC’s worldwide licensing representatives.

RAYMOND WEIL continues to use music as its key inspiration for both product design and marketing of the Brand worldwide. It carefully selects its music icon partners based on very specific touch points. The honesty and trueness of the design process and intricate detailing placed within each timepiece is what sets the music icons series apart. Join the discussion on social networks using the hashtag #RWacdc.

GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL × GOLDEN BALANCE

Golden Balance award goes to Senator Excellence Panorama

Date Glashütte Original captures three of the coveted 2018 readers’ choice awards

Gold is the goal, and not just in sports: Glashütte Original booked a clear victory on February 15th in this year’s competition for the favour of the public. At the Golden Balance awards ceremony the Senator Excellence Panorama Date took first place in the category for watches priced at up to 10,000 Euros. The Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar picked up 2nd place in the over 25,000 Euro class, and with a 3rd place finish for the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date (category: up to 25,000 Euros) the German watchmaker completed its triple-win, taking a first, second and third spot on the podium – all in a single evening.

A prize from connoisseurs, for connoisseurs

Peter Leuschner, Glashütte Original’s brand manager for Germany, proudly accepted the awards at the festive ceremony held at the Monacensia Library in Munich. This year’s 20th edition of the Golden Balance saw the brand extend its successful run once again: for the fourth year in a row now, Glashütte Original was delighted to win a first place. As in previous years, the readers of FOCUS, FOCUS Online and UHREN-MAGAZIN were invited to choose their favourite watches in five price categories. A total of 15,269 participants took advantage of the opportunity to vote during the period from December 18th to January 15th.

Gold for Excellence

With their votes for the Senator Excellence Panorama Date, connoisseurs chose a watch that sets the highest standards in terms of precision, running time, stability and beauty. Their favourite appears in a 40 mm diameter stainless steel case. A domed sapphire crystal ensures a clear view of the silver-grained dial and its laser-engraved, galvanic black indexes, minute numerals and railroad minute ring. Blued steel pear-shaped hands and a filigreed seconds hand make checking the time a pleasure. And a black Louisiana alligator leather strap guarantees elegant comfort for the wearer.

In the heart of the watch, the manufactory made Calibre 36, which features a 100-hour power reserve, ensures unshakable precision. And proof of its quality is made perfectly clear: every watch is thoroughly tested in the manufactory for a period of 24 days. An individual certificate confirms the excellence of its test results.

Glashütte Original × Senator Chronograph

Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition: Urban. Striking. Precise. Glashütte Original presents special limited edition in Berlin

Berlin, just a few hours before one of the biggest film festivals in the world begins: the perfect setting for the Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition. This special edition, to be launched by Glashütte Original during the 68th Berlinale, reflects the urban gentleman’s attitude to life. The stylish and distinctive Senator Chronograph Panorama Date is presented in a stainless steel edition of 100, and a red gold version limited to 25 pieces. With their smoky grey dials in a “Bourbon Grey” hue, both models bring the inimitable flair of the big city to the wrist. A platinum version of the watch, strictly limited to only 5 pieces worldwide, presents yet another style with a striking dial in “Dry Silver”.

Dynamic capital, inspirational metropolis and international stage: Berlin offers the perfect backdrop for the premiere of a special new limited edition, which Glashütte Original is set to launch during the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition reflects the urban attitude to life in this big, vibrant city, and combines reliable precision with a robust readiness for everyday life.

“Engineering Made in Germany” meets big-city attitude

The Capital Edition fits perfectly into the energy-charged atmosphere of Berlin and the Berlinale – since it does indeed give the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date a striking new look.

The dials, fashioned in-house, appeal through their especially developed hues “Bourbon Grey” for the models in stainless steel and red gold, and “Dry Silver” for the strictly limited platinum version. All variants capture everyone’s eye with beige, white and blue details. In the dark, Super-LumiNova highlighting lends an impressive green glow to the white gold hour, minute and stop seconds hands, the Roman numerals at hours 6 and 12, and the hour indexes, assuring optimal legibility throughout those long, long nights in the capital city.

Made for the urban gentleman

The everyday reliability of its functions and its exceptional design make the Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition the perfect companion for contemporary trendsetters.

As always, the Saxon manufactory has paid particular attention to sophisticated details: the deep blue totalizers around the chronograph displays appear in stylish contrast to the dial’s elegant grey. Shimmering silver rings circumscribe the totalizers, setting additional visual accents. A polished and satin-brushed, 42 mm stainless steel or red gold case frames the “Bourbon Grey” dial, while the platinum case is a perfect match for the dial in “Dry Silver”.

White gold hands sweep stylishly over the dials on all three versions of the watch. The characteristic Glashütte Original Panorama Date is given clear pride of place at 6 o’clock, while the power reserve display is set discreetly within the small seconds. The contrasting white stitching of the calfskin strap in brown or blue is a further, original element of style. The metal bracelet’s patented 8-step fine adjustment mechanism guarantees optimal comfort for the gentleman wearing the stainless steel version of the watch. The red gold and platinum versions of the Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition come in a special collector’s box, in which an additional strap will be included.

Calibre 37: Robust, reliable and precise

Inside The Senator Chronograph – The Capital Edition one finds, as in all Senator Chronograph Panorama Date models, the manufactory Calibre 37 movement. The innovative flyback chronograph with 4 Hertz automatic movement and column wheel mechanism was developed to assure the highest standards in terms of stability, aesthetics, precision and ease of maintenance. And a look through the integrated chronograph’s sapphire crystal case back reveals all the classic features of a Glashütte watch, including the characteristic three-quarter plate, the screw balance with four adjustment screws, the swan-neck fine adjustment and the skeletonized rotor with its 21-carat gold oscillating mass.