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Bon, je me suis dit que c'était interressant donc je le poste ici. Vu que le post original a disparu (Timezone, 2003, par Amadeus), je vois pas de probleme á le reposter.

Personnellement je pense qu'on ne devrait pas mettre les célébrités modernes qui sont tout simplement sponsorisés par les marques, mais bon, c'est pas mon poste.

Quelqu'un peut rajouter des noms? (j'en ai rajoutés 2-3 dans les post déjá).


"AUDEMARS PIGUET

Nick Faldo - One of the best golfers in history - Royal Oak

Alberto Tomba - Italian ski champion (Slalom). He is also known as "Tomba la Bomba", because he is a heavy skier but very fast. - Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

Garry Kasparov - chess player - Royal Oak. He always takes his Royal Oak off befor a match and lays it to one side. When he knows he is going to win, he puts his watch on and Kasparovs oponents then know they are lost.

Arnold Schwarzenegger - actor - Royal Oak Offshore, and Paneria Luminor??? (according to SJX not confirmed)

Hans Zbinden - Information analist at Siemens and World famous Timezoner, with legendary knowledge on watch movements, watch brands etc. - Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph

BAUME ET MERCIER

Jack Villeneuve (Racing driver; 1997 Formula 1 champion) is associated to them and wears a chronograph.

BLANCPAIN

The famous French diver and filmer Jacques Cousteau and his team wore Blancpains (Fifty Fathoms) in their film "Silent World" in 1956. The Fifty Fathoms is water resistant up to 200 meters and makes an excellent diving watch.

BREGUET

Arthur Rubinstein - world famous pianist (famous for his Chopin interpretations) - had a Breguet.

At the battle of Waterloo, the only thing that united Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington was that they relied on a Breguet. After winning the battle, Wellington bought the pocket watch that was originally ordered by King Lous XVI of France and his wife Marie-Antoinette had several Breguets.

Queen Marie-Antoinette more or less created the foundation for Breguet's factory. Her name appears many times on the first pages of the books that register(ed) Breguet's buyers.

Sir Winston Churchil had a "Monte Chronograph" (No. 1886).
Queen Elisabeth relies on her "Sympathique" (No. 666).

Ettore Bugatti, the famous car builder, had a Breguet.
But apart from these famous names Breguet also appears in books: In Alexandre Dumas's book "The Count of Montecristo" the Count has Breguet. And Phineas Phog in Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days" uses a Breguet for time keeping.

BREITLING

On May 24 1962, the American astronaut Scott Carpenter takes a new generation of Navitimers with him on board of the Aurora-7.

CARTIER

In 1904 Cartier met the Brazilian Aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. According to Cartier this encounter marks the birthday of the modern men's wristwatch. Cartier was inspired by Santos-Dumont's complaints on the unhandiness of pocket watches during flight. And so he designed a wristwatch for his friend Santos-Dumont. In 1907, Santos-Dumont wore this watch during his record flight (movement was by Jaeger).
In 1932 the first watertight luxury watch was made for the Pasha of Marrakech, who compliant he never knew the time when he was swimming or hanging around at his swimming pool.

CORUM

King Hussein of Jordan wears a Corum Admiral's Cup, the watch that is named after the famous sealing event that takes place every two years at Cowes in England.

ETERNA

Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian explorer, wore an Eterna on board his Kon Tiki, while crossing the Pacific.

Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian film actress and later famous photographer, was the ambassadrice of the Eterna Golden Heart, with the smallest automatique movement in the World.

HAMILTON

In 1922 the baseball team of Colonel Jacob Ruppert becomes World Champion. The Colonel is so happy that he orders a Hamilton to commemorate this.

The legendary players Babe Ruth and Lou Gebig received a very special Hamilton Piping Rock Yankee, with on the back the logo of their clubs.
In the sixties, Stanley Kubrick orders a futuristic watch and a pendule (sorry Richard don't know the word in English) for his film "Odyssee in Space" (not sure about the film is it "2000 Space Odyssee")

IWC

Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria obtained a pocket watch with digital time indication (introduced by IWC in 1885)and gave it to a politician in his country.

Sir Winston Churchill received an IWC on the occasion of his speech in the Zurich University auditorium on September 19, 1946.

Pope Pius IX had one.

Karl Jung must have had one.

JAEGER LE COULTRE

Queen Elisabeth II wore a JleC calibre 101 - the world's tiniest watch movement measuring 14x4.8x 3.4 mm and using 98 parts, weighing less than 1 gram -on her conronation day. Her watch was made of white gold, with diamonds on the case and band.

Although not a watch, I think the Atmos clock should be included. The Swiss Government presented the Presidential Atmos to the following people:

John F. Kennedy
Nelson Rockefeller
Sir Winston Churchill (he must have been a watch nut)
General Charles de Gaulle
Richard Nixon
King Hussein of Jordan
Former UK Prime Minister Harrold Wilson
Pope John Paul II
Charlie Chaplin
Ronald Reagan
Mikhail Gorbachov

A. LANGE & SOHNE

Lange became the Royal Watchmaker to the House of Saxony.
Kaiser Wilhelm.

In 1898 on a official visit to Istanboul (Constantinopel) Kaisar Wilhelm presented Sultan Abdul Hamit II with a Lange. It is now in Instanbul's famous Topkapi museum.

MOVADO

Pete Sampras, tennis player, associated with Movado since 1991

Michael Chang, tennis player

OMEGA

Michael Schumacher, Formula 1 driver

Martina Hingis, tennis player

Cindy Crawford, movie star, wears an Omega Constellation

Ernie Els, golf pro, Omega Constellation

Bernard Lange first had a Breitling, now wears Omega de Ville

Elle Macpherson, gorgeous looking model, Speedmaster

The famous astronauts wore the Speedmaster. A few names:

Neil Armstrong on July 21st 1969 at 02:56 GMT "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". The streets were quiet then, everybody watched their television.

Commander James Lovell of the Apollo 13.

And of course Tom Hanks in Ron Howard's film Apollo 13.

PATEK PHILIPPE

Walt Disney

Ella Fitzgerald, one of the greatest jazz singer the world has ever known

Charles Lindbergh

Arthur Rubinstein, pianist famous for his Chopin interpretations (Arthur Rubinstein also had a Breguet)

Duke of Windsor

Admiral Richard Byrd (polar explorer)

Marie Curie (physicist and two time Nobel laureate)

Albert Einstein (physicist and Nobel laureate)

Tolstoi (Russian novelist and philosopher -- "War and Peace")

Reine Victoria (Queen of England who ruled for the longest reign - 64 years)

Charlotte Bronte (English novelist who wrote "Jane Eyre" among other favorites), Rudyard Kipling (English poet and writer who penned one of my favorites -"The Jungle Book")

Piotr Tchaikovsky (Russian composer of "The 1812 Overture" among others; he had a quarter repeater - appropriate for a composer)

Richard Wagner (German composer of many grand operas; also owned a quarter repeater)

James Packard (no, not the Packard of Hewlett Packard that the young folks may remember but the Packard of Packard Automobiles, considered one of the best American cars; he had a specially designed grand complication built for him which is still considered to be one of the three most complex grand complications ever built

At the world's first Watch Fair in London (1851) not only Queen Victoria bought a Patek but also her husband prince Albert. CCS could you provide me with some info on the movements and/or decorations on these watches. Thanks!!!

ROLEX

Rolex wearers you are in good company. Some great artists/author wear them. So wear your Rolexes proudly!!! Here is a list of names I could find:

Yehudi Menuhin, world famous violinist

Severiano Ballestreros, golfer

Antal Dorati, music conductor (famous for the Mercury Living Pressence Recordings in the sixties, which are now reissued on compact disc)

Reinhould Messner, mountain climber, who climbed if I recall correctly the Mount Everest without oxygen bottles.

Mercedes Gleitze wore the so-called “Oyster” in 1927 as she swam across the English Channel. Her “Oyster” was still in perfect condition after 14 hours and 15 minutes of immersion.

Franco Zeffirelli, Italian film director

Frederic Forsyth, author. Most wellknown book "The Day of the Jackal" (BTW I never read the book, but saw the film..but what a film)

Jackie Stewart, racing driver (Three times Formula 1 champion)

Sir Winston Churchill received a Rolex from Hans Wilsdorf, who admired Churchill. The watch was a chronometer with Churchill's arms. (What watch collector, I have come across Sir Winston Churchill several times! Well, I think Sir Winston is sitting on a cloud and is logged in on TZ right now.)

General Eisenhower

Conrad Adenauer, West-German statesman after the war

General Charles de Gaulle, later became president of France in the sixties

But also some, should we say, "less popular" guys:

Fidel Castro
Richard Nixon
Khadaffy

In the Film "Marathon Man" Dustin Hoffman exchanges his Rolex for change to make a phone call, while he is being persued by bad guys.

This list is probably longer. And maybe James M. Dowling could add some other names (and correct me if my info has errors). Thanks in advance James!!

TAG HEUER

Ayrton Senna, Formula 1 Racing Driver (to his memory Baume & Mercier issued the Ayrton Senna Watch)

Borris Becker, tennis professional

ULYSSE NARDIN

Henri Kissinger has an Astrolabium Galileo Galilei

The Moroccan Royal Family also has four Astrolabium Galileo Galilei

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN

Tsar Alexander II (Russia) had a pocket watch

Emperor of China bought a pocket watch in 1865

Kaisar Franz Josef of Austria

Queen Victoria (probably also logged in on TZ)

In July 1955 there was a conference on World Peace in Geneva. After the conference Nikolai Bulganin (Statesman of the USSR), Sir Anthoney Eden (prime minister of the United Kingdom), Edgar Faure (leader of the government in France) and President Eisenhower received a Vacheron & Constantin. Each had the following inscription: " May this watch always show happy hours for you, yourself, your people and the Peace of the World"

The Wright brothers had a specialy made Vacheron for the first flight in history in California in 1903 (59 seconds). Initially made in a series of five, one example is now exhibited in the Vacheron & Constantin museum in Geneva. It has a steel case, enamel dial, red-painted hands, and a long leather strap allowing it to be worn either on the thigh or over a leather jacket. (Notice this occured just one year before Cartier and Dumont teamed up).

King Fouad I of Egypt received from the Swis colony in Egypt. It was a split second chronograph with 30 minute register, minute repeater and perpetual calender, winding indication and tourbillon.

In 1953, Queen Elisabeth II received a Vacheron & Constantin with diamonds as a coronation gift from the Swiss government.

Prince Edward (UK)

Actress Merle Oberon

Princess Diana had a "Lady Kalla". She received it as a wedding gift. At the time it was the most expensive watch ever made by Vacheron.

With the name of this beloved peoples Princess, who had such a good hart and who died so tragically, I end this post.

Source: the book "Time in Gold" by Viola and Brunner"
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The famous French diver and filmer Jacques Cousteau and his team wore Blancpains (Fifty Fathoms) in their film "Silent World" in 1956. The Fifty Fathoms is water resistant up to 200 meters and makes an excellent diving watch.

cousteau lui meme portait une rolex james bond dans le monde du silence, la seule blancpain est celle d'andré Laban

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Belle brochette chez PP, menu fretin et aussi pas mal d'escrocs pour les autres... curieux.

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Van a écrit:
Belle brochette chez PP, menu fretin et aussi pas mal d'escrocs pour les autres... curieux.

Amicalement.

Tu es sévère avec Bréguet... yeux

Enfin... chacun son opinion sur la valeur des autres.

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Quelques personalités Russes:
Youri Gagarine: poljot Sturmanski pour le vol de Vostok I. Rodina pour tous les jours.
Alexei Leonov (première sortie dans l'espace): Poljot Strela. Puis Omega Speedmaster.
Vladimir Poutine: Patek Philippe Calatrava puis PP Quantième perpétuel et enfin Breguet Marine (source: la Pravda Mr.Red )
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BREGUET

Talleyrand
Le sultan de l’Empire ottoman Selim III
Caroline Murat
Maréchal Ney
Impératrice Joséphine
le tsar Alexandre 1er de Russie
la reine Victoria (acquit une montre Breguet un an après son accession au trône en 1837 (l’histoire ne nous dit cependant pas si elle la porta avant sa mort en 1901)

(source: site Breguet)
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mnementh a écrit:
Van a écrit:
Belle brochette chez PP, menu fretin et aussi pas mal d'escrocs pour les autres... curieux.

Amicalement.

Tu es sévère avec Bréguet... yeux

Enfin... chacun son opinion sur la valeur des autres.

Å

Bon, d'accord, je suis un peu de mauvaise foi. Mais franchement c'est qui ce
Phineas Phog?

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Jolie montre Général...
Elle est électrique!
La mienne aussi

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C'est Phileas Fogg du "Tour du monde en 80 jours".

Chacun sa valeur évidemment pour ces héros (dont des imaginaires), mais si on met James Bond on peut aussi mettre Phileas Fogg et le Conte de Monté Cristo.

Moi je prend la brochette Breguet sur les autres (á cause de Napoléon et sa bande). En second c'est Vacheron et Constantin. Peut-être Patek en 3e, mais faut voir (j'ai un truc contre la marque Patek, peut pas m'en empêcher)
Par contre je supporte pas ceux qui achétent leurs vedettes (comme Rolex et Omega); quoi que si j'étais un enthousiaste de plongée j'irai pour Rolex parce qu'ils ont fait des trucs formidables á ce niveau-lá.
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Clavi a écrit:
Van a écrit:

Bon, d'accord, je suis un peu de mauvaise foi. Mais franchement c'est qui ce
Phineas Phog?

On dirais que tu as échappé à Jules Vernes lors de ta jeunesse...

J'ai cru que c'était une traduction gougueule, ça m'énerve autant que Pateck, c'est dire...

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C'est sûr que chez Lange, vaut mieux éviter quelques noms !

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Dans la liste Rolex, on peut aussi me rajouter: Scarb (GMT II) (enfin quand elle me reviendra du SAV)
Certes je ne suis pas encore célèbre à ce jour, mais cela ne saurait tarder..si si vous verrez.. afro
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