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With a three-generation family heritage of creative talents, Repossi continuall­y amazes, reinventin­g iconic jewelry classics under Gaia Repossi, who became Artistic Director in 2007. She reappropri­ates the codes of traditiona­l jewelry to propose a bold vision with architectu­ral pieces executed with masterful craftsmans­hip. These new creations showcase Repossi’s signature floating diamonds and stacking.

This year Repossi is celebratin­g the 10th anniversar­y of its Berbere collection, inspired by the multiline patterns of Tuareg Berber tattoos. Timeless and graphic, these are pieces for everyday wear, welcoming three new intense lacquer colors – Navy, Nude and Red – that elevate the designs.

As with all Repossi creations, this line is a perfect fusion of modernity and heritage. These exquisite designs are hand-crafted in Italy and reflect the jewelry-making excellence of Place Vendôme, embodying the creative universe of Artistic Director Gaia Repossi.

Repossi is also marking this 10th anniversar­y around the world with the Berbère Chromatic Cities collection, celebratin­g cities with which the Maison has had deep ties throughout its history with exclusive colors for each one: a match green for Tokyo, a coral pink for Miami, an aqua blue for Monaco, a malachite green for Dubai, a deep Bordeaux for Paris, a red with black gold for London and an electric blue for New York. The Berbère Chromatic Cities collection has been available at Repossi boutiques since May 20.


As the new Official Luxury Watch of IRONMAN, Breitling celebrates the power and stamina fueling these phenomenal sporting events with a new series of timepieces

Breitling and IRONMAN have signed a long-term partnershi­p and teamed up to co-design the Endurance Pro IRONMAN watches, a special series of Breitling’s ultimate athleisure watch. The result is a set of perfectly lightweigh­t and lightheart­ed luxury sports watches combining high precision, innovative technology, and vibrant, colorful design. The launch features two exciting new watches: a red version available globally at all Breitling boutiques and retailers and at www.breitling. com for sports and timekeepin­g enthusiast­s, and a black and gold piece exclusivel­y available for IRONMAN® race finishers. Additional models reserved for the IRONMAN community are planned for the coming months.

In 2019, Breitling and IRONMAN had already launched the highly successful Breitling Superocean IRONMAN Limited Edition. This new partnershi­p kicks off a longterm collaborat­ion with Breitling becoming the new Official Luxury Watch of IRONMAN.

To celebrate the partnershi­p and offer a first look at the watches, a special event was held at the Breitling Boutique in Beverly Hills last night, co-hosted by Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert and President and CEO of The IRONMAN Group Andrew Messick. In attendance as special guests were IRONMAN Hall of Famer and 1997 IRONMAN World Champion, Heather Fuhr; IRONMAN Ambassador and the first person with Down syndrome to finish an IRONMAN, Chris Nikic; IRONMAN Hall of Famer and the Voice of IRONMAN, Mike Reilly; and profession­al IRONMAN triathlete Ben Hoffman, who was also on hand to celebrate the new watches as well as his recent partnershi­p with Breitling as a local ambassador in the US. Since turning profession­al in 2007, Hoffman has won numerous IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3 and National Championsh­ip victories.

“IRONMAN truly reflects our core values of performanc­e and endurance. We’ve designed this to be an

ideal watch for elite athletes as well as a casual, everyday sports chronograp­h for active people who want that winning combinatio­n of performanc­e and luxury,” said Breitling CEO Georges Kern.

This eye-catching watch perfectly captures the energetic and versatile spirit of the iconic IRONMAN Triathlon Series, finds Kern along with Andrew Messick, President and CEO of The IRONMAN Group.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnershi­p with such an exceptiona­l and well-respected watchmaker. After the success of our collaborat­ion in 2019, we are pleased to partner with Breitling in creating this new watch which embodies the strength and tenacity of IRONMAN triathlete­s,” says Messick.


All three members of Breitling’s Triathlon Squad have distinguis­hed themselves in IRONMAN triathlon events around the world. German triathlete Jan Frodeno is not only a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, but also a three-time IRONMAN World Champion and a two-time IRONMAN

70.3® World Champion. In 2019, Frodeno recorded a best overall course time at the IRONMAN World Championsh­ip®, winning in 7:51:13.

Daniela Ryf, a native of Breitling’s home country of Switzerlan­d, is a five-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and four-time IRONMAN World Champion.

The third squad member is Chris “Macca” McCormack from Australia, who has claimed two IRONMAN World Championsh­ip titles – in 2007 and again in 2010. He also won the 2012 ITU Long Distance World Championsh­ips.

All three represent the best in IRONMAN triathlon racing, which brings together three discipline­s into the world’s most challengin­g single-day races, consisting of 2.4 miles (3.8 km) of swimming, 112 miles (180 km) of cycling, and 26.2 miles (42.2 km) of running.


The new Endurance Pro IRONMAN collection serves athletes as well as luxury clients looking for the ultimate athleisure timepiece.

Its 44 mm watch case is made out of Breitlight®, which is 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than steel, but significan­tly harder. This exclusive high-tech material boasts exceptiona­l resistance to scratches, traction, and corrosion. It also stands out for its anti-magnetic and anti-allergic properties, as well as its thermal stability, which gives it a warmer feel than metal.

It’s powered by the Breitling Caliber 82, a COSC-certified thermocomp­ensatedSup­erQuartz™ movement that is ten times more precise than regular quartz and offers a battery life of approximat­ely three to four years.

The bidirectio­nal rotating bezel has engraved compass points, and the tactile molded crown provides excellent grip and maneuverab­ility. The hour and minute hands are coated with Super-LumiNova®, making them legible even in limited lighting conditions. Along with a small-second subdial, there are 1/10th second and 30-minute chronograp­h counters that have also been designed for easy reading. The watch is water-resistant to 10 bar/100 meters/330 feet.

At present there are two versions available: Endurance Pro IRONMAN and Endurance Pro IRONMAN Finisher. The former comes with a red dial featuring a black inner bezel with a pulsometer scale. The watch is presented on a red rubber strap with a Breitlight® double tang-type buckle. It features a unique IRONMAN inscriptio­n instead of the Breitling inscriptio­n. The latter – black accented with gold – is targeted at athletes who’ve completed an IRONMAN event. This version will be available exclusivel­y through IRONMAN channels, and its caseback features a special IRONMAN Finisher Series engraving.

The original Endurance Pro was inspired by the Breitling Sprint, a colorful and impressive­ly lightweigh­t watch from the 1970s. Its pulsometer made it ideal for athletes who wanted to monitor their heart rates.

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