For it's February 27th issue TIME Magazine is feautring Kim Jong Un, the youngest son of previous dictator Kim Jong-il.
For the cover they have taken a bit of a risk, besides the fact that they're going to cause controversy with articles on him anyway, the "Lil' Kim" reference (A female rapper for those unfamiliar) is taking it a bit too far I think.
Either way, I can see this getting a lot of attention when it hits the newstands.
What do you think? Was it a wise move or not? Let us know in the comments!
Remember the IWC Top Gun inspired booth from Salon Internation de la Haute Horlogerie? Well, here's the official video ad for the IWC Top Gun inspired watches. I must say, IWC brought the whole package for 2012 and will probably be on the list of best Pilot watches for years to come.
Official Video: IWC Top Gun
If you haven't heard the latest news coming from the wide world of sports, take a quick look at the video above.
Jeremy Lin, the 23-year-old Knicks' point guard, who emerged from anonymity last week against the Nets, has taken the world by storm with his dominance of the game and the Knicks sudden winning streak.
It is truly nothing short of dominance. Through Lin's first 5 starts, he has more points than other player, beating the likes of Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal.
Not only is Linsanity full-blown on the basketball court, but MSG stock is at an all-time high, Modell's is spewing out Lin gear like hotcakes and Lin is blowing up social media.
Now, Nike is rumored to be making the next move. According to Counterkicks.com, an exclusive Jeremy Lin is coming soon. Lin has been mostly rocking the 2011 Nike Hyperfuse low, but he may officially be hitting the big time with a signature shoe.
After being cut by the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets earlier this season, to sleeping on his brother's couch. Today, Lin is the biggest story in sports, and he's set to be a very rich man this summer.
If you haven't tuned in to a Knicks game lately, check them out tonight as they face the Sacramento Kings at 7:30.
The Argentinean Pablo Mac Donough, Richard Mille’s Ambassador and World Polo Tour no.1 in 2010 and 2011, participated to the first edition of the ‘Seddiqi Polo Challenge’ which saw the Richard Mille Polo Team compete with Ali Al Bawardi’s Dubai Polo Team. Hosted by the UAE’s leading timepiece retailer Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, the ‘Seddiqi Polo Challenge’ was held at the luxurious Desert Palm Resort and saw Richard Mille emerging victorious with a 5 - 3 win over Ali Al Bawardi’s Team.
Led by Pablo Mac Donough, the Richard Mille Team included World No. 3 Juan Martin Nero, Ali Bawardi’s son Tariq, and Richard Mille’s team patron, H.E. Bahar Jefri. The Dubai Polo Team, included professional players Martin Valent, Ramiro Guinazu, and the World Polo Tour no. 2 Adolfo Cambiaso, along with Patron Ali Al Bawardi.
It was an exceptional first edition of the ‘Seddiqi Polo Challenge’ which paid homage to the three best polo players in the world.
Richard Mille and Mr. Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, (Vice Chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons) presented the winning players with their trophy and applauded the efforts of both teams for putting on a world class performance. Commenting on the game, Mr. Seddiqi stated “Today’s match was a testament to the skill of these great players and one cannot help but appreciate that polo is a sport that requires great precision and strength, yet has a timeless elegance to it. It is a privilege for us to be associated with some of the finest names in polo and to have conducted the first Seddiqi Polo Challenge in Dubai”.
Whilst competing on the field the Richard Mille players wore specially crafted RM 010 limited edition timepieces, featuring an ‘all black’ DLC-treated case and red dial, which is in line with the team’s official colours. And for the 2012 polo season Richard Mille unveiled at the Salon International de la Haute Horologerie the new RM 053 Pablo Mac Donough Polo Tourbillon featuring a totally new ‘armored’ case in titanium carbide engineered to tolerate the extreme shocks likely to occur during a polo match. Inspired by the iconic tonneau shape the case has two raised arcs leading to two viewing windows unveiling a tourbillon movement tilted at a 30˚ angle. The seconds run with the tourbillon cage on the left viewing window and on the right the hours and minutes are shown.
Polo is possibly one of the toughest sports for any tourbillon watch to have to deal with; sudden turns, wild swings, the clash of horses and riders, these are forces far greater than the norms found in other sports. Known as the ‘king of sports’ polo is uniquely elegant and highly physical.
The Richard Mille Polo Team
The Richard Mille Team made its debut in polo in May 2011 completing a successful first season in UK’s most prestigious tournaments such as the Queen’s Cup and the Gold Cup, and culminating with the victory of Silver Cup in Sotogrande, Spain.
Pablo Mac Donough
Pablo Mac Donough began playing polo at only 6 years old in the Nueva Escocia Polo Ranch, Buenos Aires, where his father breeds his own horses. At 23 Pablo Mac Donough became part of La Irenita where the breeding program for polo horses is held. His career kicked off in 2001 when he won the Camara de Diputados Cup in Buenos Aires. In 2003, he began playing for Ellerstina, one of the best Argentinean Polo teams of the last decade, where he played eight seasons and won the 2010 Argentinean Triple Crown to become Number One of the World Polo Tour Ranking. In May 2011, he joined the elite crowd of the Richard Mille Polo Team alongside H.E Bahar Jefri and secured the team’s first victory in with the Silver Cup in Sotogrande. Last December, Pablo Mac Donough won the Argentinian Open confirming yet again his position as World Number One.
Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons
Established in 1950, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons is a family owned and run business synonymous with exquisitely designed watches. From its humble beginnings as a single store in Souk Bur Dubai, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons has thrived to become the largest retailer of Swiss Brand watches in the Middle East, boasting a portfolio of over 50 prestigious brands across 52 locations in the UAE. The passion for luxury Swiss watches is deeply embedded in Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons family. The Board of Directors and Executive Committee is comprised of the second, third and fourth generation of the Seddiqi family.
Jay-Z has not been shy on showing off his wrist watch of choice. From the popular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore named after him in which he donated to charity, then to the famous Hublot Fusion spotted in one of his music video for Watch the Throne. The man has fine taste in luxurious watches, with collections spanning from the mighty Rolex all the way to the enigmatic new comer that is Richard Mille, that had watch connoisseurs going bonkers over his collections.
Now, at the Carnegie Hall concert, Jay-Z step-up his game, big time. Wearing an Audemars Piguet Millenary, seen on the third photo below and ended the show with a traditional Rolex Day-Date II (second photo). But the biggest surprise of all horology was the fact that he was seen wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre. Yes, you heard me right, a Jaeger-LeCoultre, and not just any Jaeger-LeCoultre, but the limited edition Rose Gold tribute to 1931. This is one big surprise from Jay-Z watch repertoire. To simply add one of the most slickest and underrated watch from 2011, then pair it up with a black jacket with that super chic rose gold of a reverso is a clear winner. The man has indeed step-up his game, and the adornment of watch lovers around the world. From AP to JLC and all the way to Rolex, to even see have a glimpse of his watch collection would simply be eye gouging for most.
(Photos via Hodinkee)
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Ladies and Gentlemen, the New York Giants have done it again. In improbable fashion, the Giants defeated the Patriots to be the top dog, again.
What better way to bask in the glory than to get the Giants championship gear and go to New York for the ticker tape parade tomorrow?
Through Giants.com, fans can get the exclusive locker room hat and shirt, worn by the players on the field after the victory.
If you want a little more unique look for some gallavanting gear, look to Young Whales. The clothing company linked to Giants star Victor Cruz has released their very own shirts available for purchase on their website.
Giants fans, rejoice.
The Blizzard Magazine is a relatively new soccer publication. The Blizzard is the perfect magazine for all soccer enthusiasts, as acclaimed soccer journalist, author and editor of the Blizzard, Jonathan Wilson, has called upon some of the most respected soccer journalists to write for the Blizzard. Jonathan WIlson writes for the Guardian, and is an author of some great books, such as Inverting the Pyramid: A History of Football Tactic, and The Anatomy of England: A History in Ten Maches. Currently the publication is in its third issue, and has been received superbly in the soccer world. An added plus to the Blizzard is he fact that magazine is attainable on a "pay what you want" basis, and are available digitally also. If you are interested in the Blizzard and want a closer look, head over to the website below.
The very first tennis grand slam tournament and Djokovic had everything wrapped up. Congratulations to Novak Djokovic for winning the Australian Open Championship against his rival Rafael Nadal. The match ended in an exhilarating five sets match that lasted almost six hours. Another big win for Djokovic and who else is prouder other than the man himself are the owners of what on his wrist when he lifted the trophy. An Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15703ST fresh from Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie 2012. The photo above was immediately spotted by watch nerds around the world, and as a sports fan and a watch nerd myself, the piece is a perfect fit for a man of his stature.
(Photo via Fratellowatches)
I had the privilege to experience a restaurant that has enough potential to finally rocket Miami’s dining scene to the forefront once and for all. Mercadito is a chic Mexican restaurant located on the outskirts of Downtown in the rapidly growing area of Midtown. With the revitalization of The Design district and Downtown Miami being about a 10 minute car drive away, Mercadito is the ideal location to begin a memorable Miami night. Read more
Richard Mille watches are technical, futuristic and sleek, with case designs inspired by cars and aviation. The new Richard Mille RM056 is certainly no exception: a highly accurate chronograph with tourbillon, the timepiece is housed in a case made entirely out of sapphire. Specifically, the three-piece case is formed from a solid sapphire block, which is cut, shaped and reassembled with room for movement. The result is a unique watch that features the lightest split-chrono tourbillon ever made. Limited to just five pieces, the RM056 doesn’t come cheap — each carries a hefty price tag of $1.65 million.
Perhaps the biggest action sports athlete in the world, Shaun White, made history last night by scoring a perfect run. White continues to wow sports fans, year after year, in whatever he does. Definitely worth the watch.
Unfortunately, he still looks like an 80's rockstar. I guess when you're the best boarder in the world, you have your own video game and flavor of bubble gum, you can do whatever you want.
White, much like Tony Hawk did with skateboarding , has taken a largely niche sport, and helped to turned it into a mainstream attraction.
Congratulations to Shaun.
At an estimated net worth north of $4 billion dollars, it's hard to imagine that Richard Branson needs any help staying motivated, but the Virgin Group Chairman is looking to the KOBESYSTEM to find out what happens when you're already living success at success. Never without an answer, Kobe Bryant reveals to Branson where to go once you've already reached the top. Check out the latest level of the KOBESYSTEM below.
You can purchase the Nike Kobe VII System Supreme now at retailers like Eastbay and NikeStore.
In this episode the KobeSystem enters its sixth level, Beastion. This latest spot finds the Black Mamba schooling Kanye West on breaking records which he doesn't even know exists, becoming more successful and being the best, even if its something he may not want to hear.
LET ME ASK YOU THIS?
Are you a different animal… and the same beast? WTF?! (I'm loving that bow tie though)