Geneva, Switzerland – The Avakian jewelry company is making a high profile entry into the exclusive world of fine watchmaking. Following the success of his jewelery lines, which have caught the eye of a growing number of international stars, Edmond Avakian is now launching his first watch for men, the Concept 1, designed and developed in collaboration with his son, Haig Avakian, who heads the company’s US operations. After launching its first men’s watch “Concept 1” during the opening night of the Avakian shop in Beverly Hills in December 2008, Avakian pursues its path and unveils its new watch in Russia. To celebrate its launch, a delightful event was held on the December 10, 2009 at the Ararat Park Hyatt hotel situated in the heart of the Russian capital, Moscow. Avakian continues its diversification of its product lines and international expansion and is also getting set to commemorate the company’ s 40th anniversary in 2010.With an avant-garde design, the new watch has a second time zone, large date display and instantaneous date change with quick correction, all assembled on an 11-1/2 line movement, with manual or automatic winding. The model is available in six formats in the following color combinations: white gold, brown gold, black gold, pink gold and titanium. An interchangeable bezel fits onto the case, and may be plain or diamond studded to suit both mood and contemporary trends.Rigorous workmanship and a commitment to perfection have always ensured that Avakian retains its independence and maintains an irrefutable quality of finish. Wishing to perpetuate the family tradition and preserve the authentic Avakian style, Edmond Avakian has enlisted the exclusive services of independent Swiss craftsmen to design and produce his new watch. The manufacture of the gold middle sections and the leatherwork required to make the straps have therefore been entrusted to a number of small workshops in Geneva, ensuring that the entire design and assembly process is purely Swiss.To pay homage to the watchmaking tradition of the Avakian brand and offer his clientele an increasingly extensive range of products, Edmond Avakian set himself the goal of launching his own model, an exceptional model to match the company’s image. Additionally, a new line of watches for women is planned for 2010/2011.For more information visit www.avakian.com.
Crystal Palace Share via Email First published on Tue 28 Oct 2008 20.34 EDT Nottingham Forest Mikey Stafford Share on Pinterest Championship Tue 28 Oct 2008 20.34 EDT Shares00 Share via Email Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reuse this content Topics Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Nottingham Forest may feel Christmas has come early, with snow falling in South-west London as their coach pulled away, laden with three points from a Championship fixture for the first time since early August.Colin Calderwood is happy to be off the foot of the Championship table, a position he feels is unsuited to his team and the manner in which they play: “It’s nice to have the win off the back of a good performance. They’ve played solid with a lot of spirit and I think everyone could see it,” said the Forest manager.The home side drew level in the second half after going a goal down before half-time but the Forest substitute Matt Thornhill won the game with nine minutes to go after another substitute, Shefki Kuqi, had equalised for Palace.Having survived a second-minute scare from Robert Earnshaw thanks to a fine save by their goalkeeper, Julian Speroni, Palace slowly began to take control midway through the first half.However, the momentum of the first period changed when Forest went ahead against the run of play on 28 minutes. Chris Cohen’s sharply inswinging free-kick evaded everyone in the box and left Speroni rooted to the spot.Palace’s manager, Neil Warnock, introduced Kuqi at half-time and there was a renewed vigour from the Londoners, Nick Carle going close after superb wing play from Paul Ifill down the right.Palace’s sporadic pressure finally paid off with 15 minutes to go when Kuqi gathered the ball 20 yards out and, with his back to goal, turned and sent a powerful low shot to the right of Lee Camp.But Forest sealed the win and their ticket away from the foot of the table with nine minutes to go when James Perch’s shot was cleared off the line only to be turned in from an acute angle by Thornhill. Share on LinkedIn Championship match reports Thornhill gets his angles right to bring Forest in from the cold Share on WhatsApp Championship 2008-09