Events

EVENT: 7 short quotes that sum up why the event in Sydney last Friday night was a pretty big deal for Omega

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Watch events come and watch events go, but last Friday night’s star-studded extravaganza that started at the new Omega boutique in Sydney’s Martin Place, and carried on to a straight-out-of-a-movie private harbourside manor will not be forgotten quickly. Here are seven quotes from the night that speak volumes about the significance of what took place. “This is the biggest Omega boutique in the world.” – Omega President, Raynald Aeschlimann, on the two-storey Sydney boutique, which is as much a gallery and hang space as it is a traditional store. Check it out. “You kept your promise.” – Omega GM Megan Parker to Aeschlimann about… Read More

EVENT: Aussies do it blacker, celebrating 10 years of Hublot All Black watches in Sydney

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‘Black’ is a term that has come to denote the best in luxury. Anyone who has either accidentally, and I’m looking at myself here, or intentionally ordered an Uber Black knows that to be true. Hublot’s All Black event, to mark 10 years since the first All Black model was released, and showcasing all the ensuing models in a glistening volcanic rock display centrepiece, did not challenge the modern logic that when it comes to luxury, and to taxis, black is better than platinum. Hublot has never done things by halves. When the brand chooses ambassadors, they choose the fittest, the… Read More

VIDEO: Hublot, Juventus and the beautiful game

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Hublot loves football. If you watched the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this would have been abundantly clear – even the referee boards bore the distinctive porthole shape the brand is famous (and named) for. In addition to this, Hublot is the official watch of UEFA EURO 2016, and the watch of choice for a host of legendary figures and world class teams, including Turin-based Juventus. And while Australia is one of the few countries to call football ‘soccer’, that doesn’t mean that we’re not passionate about the game, which is why Juventus, along with the Tottenham Hotspurs and… Read More

EVENT: Hublot, official timekeeper of Juventus, welcomes legend and young guns to Melbourne

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“Are there any Juve fans here?” Craig Foster, Australia’s key football commentator and former Socceroo, asked the crowd gathered in a special roped-off, soccer pitch-themed area outside Monards at Crown Casino Melbourne. The eruption of noise and cheering said unequivocally, yes, yes there were. Last night Hublot hosted an event with two current Juventus players – Daniele Rugani and Paulo Dybala, “one of the top five young talents in world football” – and one legend, David Trezeguet, to celebrate the Italian club visiting Melbourne for a series of friendly matches. The trio signed jerseys, answered questions in a translated Q&A and signed… Read More

EVENT: An evening with Tudor watches and the Rapha Cycle Club

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Last Wednesday, members of the Rapha Cycle Club braved the cold Melbourne weather for an informal catch-up. Also in attendance was Tudor, bringing along the 2016 collection for its first public appearance in Australia, plus some of the brand’s greatest previous releases. Angus Burrell,  Marketing Coordinator for the RCC Australia and New Zealand welcomed everyone, even though he had some difficulty recognising the assembled cyclists, as none of them were wearing helmets or (thankfully, it must be said) lycra. Patrick Boutellier, General Manager of Rolex and Tudor Australia, also a member of the RCC, explained that the bond between Rapha and Tudor started, like so… Read More

EVENT: Exploring the A. Lange & Söhne 2016 collection in Melbourne

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Last week, A. Lange & Söhne’s latest and greatest were touring Australia, making it the first chance local audiences had to get up close and personal with some of the finest watches in the world. And, even though we at T+T were privileged enough to see them at SIHH, we were still pretty excited to re-acquaint ourselves with the collection. We felt Lange had one of the strongest collections on show in Geneva, and six months later we stand by that initial assessment. Joanna Lange and Watches of Switzerland Chairman Eric van der Griend introduced the collection in an imposing… Read More

VIDEO: Omega stage world-first women’s ‘journey through time’ in a crumbling Victorian ballroom in Melbourne

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The setting was spellbinding, truly like a fairytale. And adding to the beauty, if you’ll allow me to say (as the host of countless men’s watch events) were 60 of the most influential women in Australia, in formalwear fit for royalty. It was an awing experience to see the State Government Architect Jill Garner discussing design with the founder of The Design Files, Lucy Feagins, while Balinese princess Lindy Klim mixed with Mary Poulakis, co-owner of Harrolds, all sharing watch stories and career secrets. The scene was set for ‘Her Journey Through Time’, a night organised by Omega to “set the record… Read More