The awards at the Watch World Awards 2013 were distributed for eleven categories in the Product Awards section and six categories in the Marketing & Merchandising Awards category.
The event was even graced by the presence of top global brands like Cartier, Bulgari, Zenith, Hublot, Graham, Ulysee Nardin, Breitling, Corum, Parmigiani, Antonio Bernini, Rotary, and many others and saw some hectic competition amongst the eclectic brands with Breitling coming out the winner and bagging the commendable 'Watch of the Year' award with the new Breitling Emergency II.
The Emergency II is an improved version of the earlier Breitling
Emergency, which only transmits on a single analog frequency. It’s
intended for survival situations that can happen without a second's
warning, such as plane crashes, ship sinkings, mountaineering accidents
and the sort of potentially fatal mishaps that can occur in deserts,
jungles and ice caps around the world.
The Emergency II puts out signals alternately on two frequencies. The
first is a digital signal on 406 MHz that goes out for 0.44 seconds
every 50 seconds, and the second is an analog signal on 121.5 MHz
lasting 0.75 seconds every 2.25 seconds. This dual frequency isn’t just
to be thorough. It’s a strategy that not only helps to ensure that the
emergency signal reaches the search and rescue teams, but also helps
them to zero in on the target.
The Emergency II sells for about US$17,000 or, if you want a titanium bracelet instead of a rubber strap, about US$18,600.
watch maker Brietling has launched a limited edition version of its
popular Breitling Chronomat 41 model in a black and red colour-set.
to 2,000 pieces, these new Breitling watches come with a transparent sapphire
crystal caseback, underneath which is a 41mm polished case with a black
dial, replacing the blue dial found on the original watch.
Other notable features include a red central chronograph seconds hand
and red counter hands, a rotating bezel engraved with exclusive
numerals, 70-hour power reserve, and water resistance up to 200 metres.
The price of the Limited Edition Chronomat 41 is yet to be announced.
Breitling was founded by Léon Breitling in Bern, Switzerland in 1884.
Only 100 pieces fo the Breitling ISR watch will be produced!
Inspired by Juha Kankkunen’s world-record breaking exploits on the ice, Bentley and Breitling have once again combined British chic and Swiss tradition to create a limited edition chronograph to mark this grand achievement. Bentley’s most potent and radically-styled convertible ever - the 202mph (325km/h) Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible - is a celebration of the world ice speed record set by Finland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible.
The ISR Supersports convertible – just 100 cars will be produced – provides the inspiration for the new timepiece. The Supersports Ice Speed Record commemorative watch is the perfect embodiment of the two companies’ shared passion for prestige and performance. This remarkable combination of handcrafted technology and striking aesthetics is also restricted to 100 and is only available without charge to those who buy the car.
Driving the all-wheel drive, biofuel-powered 6-litre, 12-cylinder Continental Supersports convertible on the perilous frozen Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, Kankkunen achieved a speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) eclipsing his own ice speed record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in 2007 in the Continental GT.
Look closer, and you’ll see the watch shares many of the same design cues as the limited edition extreme Bentley. The distinctive red detailing. The carbon fibre fascia with dashboard-style dial. The classically knurled finish on the control buttons. Even the carbon fibre presentation box. All combine to create a unique and original timepiece like no other.
Wolfgang Duerheimer, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive, said ``Juha Kankkunen’s drive was a remarkable achievement and worthy of a very special car. The Continental Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ is a true driver’s car that captures that unique Bentley spirit. It offers extreme performance, agility and an extrovert personality, while retaining the refinement, handcrafted luxury and comfort our customers expect.”
It is no coincidence that both watch and car are personalised with the same engraved number, upholding the renowned and time-honoured tradition of genuine exclusivity of both Breitling and Bentley.