Post-modern pop star Mika has created the latest Swatch Art Specials called KUKULAKUKI and KUKULAKUKU (say that after a glass of wine). Adding his name to the long list of painters, sculptors, filmmakers, musicians, photographers and designers, Mika, with a little help from his sister Yasmine, worked with Swatch to create a daring ‘art for the wrist’ duo. Inspired by a totemic object, the timepieces feature a simple but bold pattern on the strap, with an image similar to an African tribal mask on each dial. Visually striking with a bit of a mystical feel, the watches are quiet captivating and just what you’d expect from the vibrant and diverse pop star.
See who’s wearing what on our celebrity watches pages
Once in a lifetime you get to dance the night away to club classics offered up by DJ-model Daisy Lowe. Last night Eve’s Watch did just that at the launch party of Lifetime, a new female-orientated entertainment channel due to hit our screens at the beginning of November. The team was kindly invited by Citizen Watch, who has sealed a massive 12 month exclusive multi-media sponsorship deal with Lifetime. We were thoroughly entertained by the talented circus-style acrobats, teased by crazy stilt-walkers and wowed by the ‘awesome’ Laura Mvula’s private set ahead of tonight’s Mercury Prize. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Amanda deCadenet and the hilarious Alex Zane, it was a rather spectacular Tuesday night out at One Marylebone in London.
To celebrate the launch of the new ladies steel and rose gold Aquaracer collection, TAG Heuer with long-time friend of the brand Bo Derek, hosted an intimate evening on Tuesday 8th October at TRAMP Nightclub. In the 1980s, the Aquaracer vision was personified by a ravishing image of Bo Derek, whose first Aquaracer was a 22nd birthday gift from her father.
It’s rare for watches to hit the national headlines, but with the likes of Hollywood elite Brad and Angelina showing such taste and extravagance, it’s bound to cause a little fuss. Allegedly spending more than $250,000 on diamonds during a visit to a Hong Kong jewellery store, which also included a watch, we were intrigued!
British actor and friend of Jaeger-LeCoultre, Clive Owen narrates and stars in a short film titled ‘Clive Owen presents 180 Years of Inventions by Jaeger-LeCoultre,’ highlighting some of the stunning inventions by the iconic watch brand. In celebration of its 180th anniversary this year, the last 12 months has seen the watchmaker release a series of films and partnerships with its friends.
Heading our way from across the pond this November is brand new entertainment channel Lifetime. A whole channel just for us with heaps of original programming produced by and starring some of our favourite females – drama, factual stuff, hit movies and exclusive fresh shows – what a great excuse to stay in. Partnering up with Lifetime is Citizen Watch, who has secured a 12 month exclusive sponsorship deal with the new channel. A complementary link up as Citizen strives forward with its dedication to showcase its charming timepieces to a wider female audience. Be prepared to be consumed by celebrity chat show ‘The Conversation’ with Amanda de Cadenet, addicted to ‘The Client List’ starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and besotted with Citizen’s watch collection – we’ve already had a sneak preview, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Singer, philanthropist and Nobel Prize nominee Sir Bob Geldof has secured a seat in one of SXC’s (Space Expedition Corporation) upcoming space flights, that way officially becoming an astronaut.
Geldof said, “Being the first Irishman in space is not only a fantastic honour but pretty mind-blowing. The first rock astronaut space rat! Elvis may have left the building but Bob Geldof will have left the Planet! Wild! Who would have thought it possible in my lifetime.”
We all know the cliché – the man hesitantly entering the jewellery shop, wincing at the tinkling bell announcing his arrival, trying not to make eye contact with any of the staff, overwhelmed by the choice of near-identical baubles and bangles…Then making a hasty decision, choosing the wrong thing and spending too much money. I know, because I’ve been that man. Far too often.
Bulova makes its big screen debut with one of our favourite hunks Channing Tatum in the latest Hollywood blockbuster ‘White House Down’. Also starring Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tatum’s character Cale (a Capitol policeman) takes us on a tour of the White House with his daughter when paramilitary invaders attack. In a storyline playing to the omnipresent threat to national security and the conflict that ensues, Cale must act to save the President (Foxx) and is armed only with his wits, weapons and trusty Bulova Hack watch.
Made famous worldwide after being featured on the feet of the sassy Carrie from Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik has announced that he will be joining the fashion elite for the first time at this September’s London Fashion Week, showcasing his 2014 S/S collection.