Friday, February 27, 2015
Jarrett Payton Foundation's 2015 "Strike Against Bullying" Celebrity Bowling Event Set for March 5 at Kings Bowl in Rosemont (Illinois)
Limited Edition Timepiece will commemorate the Breitling Jet Team’s First American Tour!
To celebrate the historic first tour of the Breitling Jet Team in North America, Breitling is pleased to unveil the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece. In a limited edition of 500 pieces, the new watch has a sleek blacksteel case, onyx black dial, and distinct yellow accents, which mirrors the colors of the Breitling Jet Team’s fleet of L-39 C Albatros Jets. The eye-catching piece befits the world-famous Jet Team, who are known for their precision flying and breathtaking performances. The prestigious aerobatic display team is the first and largest of its kind; comprised of seven L-39 C Albatros jets that can reach speeds of up to 565 mph and 8G acceleration.
“The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel is so special because it reflects what the Breitling Jet Team is about: precision, speed and adrenaline,” said Breitling USA President Thierry Prissert. “The Chronomat is one our most popular models, and the first one that housed Breitling’s in-house movement, so it was a natural fit to do a Chronomat for the Jet Team, who embody Breitling’s spirit of adventure and audacity, as well as our passion for aviation.”
The Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece features the Breitling Jet Team logo on the dial, while the caseback features the Breitling Jet Team American Tour logo in vibrant color with the limited edition numbering. This sleek yet sporty watch is equipped with Breitling’s in-house chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement and features an exclusive five-year warranty. Each watch will be accompanied by a limited edition commemorative Breitling Jet Team American Tour coin, which is only available with watch purchase. The limited edition piece will be available exclusively at Breitling Boutiques and select retailers we well as select Air Shows that the Jet Team will perform at throughout North America on the Tour.
“The Breitling Jet Team is thrilled to be sharing our passion for flight with North American audiences,” said Breitling Jet Team Leader Jacques Bothelin. “For us that means every performance must be breathtaking; it should convey precision, a mastery of flight, and style. Those same characteristics are embodied in the Breitling Jet Team American Tour Chronomat 44 Blacksteel timepiece.
The Breitling Jet Team American tour, which spans 20 airshows throughout the U.S. and Canada in 2015, kicks off at one of the country’s most famous air shows, Sun n’ Fun International Fly-In & Expo, beginning April 21. The team will then make their way up the East Coast, across the Midwest, and down the West Coast. Stops include New York’s Beth Page Air Show at Jones Beach, The Lakefront Milwaukee Air & Water Show, Boeing Seafair Air Show in Seattle, and the National Championship Air Races in Reno. The Breitling Jet Team’s full schedule is available at: http://www.breitling-jet-team.com.
Breitling has deep rooted and privileged ties to aviation that have spanned the brand’s history. Notably, Breitling equipped WWII propeller-driven fighter planes cockpits with on-board chronographs for the Royal Air Force in the 1930’s. In 1952, they launched the legendary Navitimer wrist chronograph featuring a circular slide rule, which could perform all navigation-related calculation and has been continuously manufactured for over 60 years – the world’s oldest and most iconic mechanical chronograph still in production. Additionally, Breitling has enjoyed longstanding collaborations with some of the world’s greatest flight teams, including the U.S. Navy Blue Angles and U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, as well as the famous Frecce Tricolori Italian elite flight team, for whom Breitling developed the original Chronomat in 1984.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Oscar Winner Patricia Arquette Announces Scientific Breakthrough: Unveils World’s Largest Lab-Cultivated Pure Grown Diamond
The Federal Trade Commission confirms that these diamonds have the same chemical, physical and visual properties as earth-mined diamonds.
Arquette: 21ST Century Technological Achievement
“This is a true 21st Century technological achievement that is the eco-friendly and conflict-free solution in diamond mining,” says Arquette, who emphasized the extensive environmental damage caused by mining and the history of human rights violations associated with so-called ‘blood diamonds.’
She continues, “There is no blood involved with this diamond, which is why it is beautiful in its own-right, but it is especially beautiful because no children died for this diamond; there were no slave wages paid to people for this diamond; there was an actual working wage paid to create this diamond and that’s about love.”
Red Carpet Wearers
Joining Arquette for the unveiling, were Grammy winner Natasha Bedingfield, NBC “Apprentice” star Kevin Jonas, "90210" cast member AnnaLynne McCord and other celebrities attending Hollywood's annual Pre-Oscar Charity Soirée. The company is working with several stylists whose clients will be on the Red Carpet, Sunday night.
World’s Largest Pure Grown Diamond: Diamond Prices Skyrocketing
The world's largest Pure Grown Diamond is the result of a scientific breakthrough. It is 3.04 carats, priced at $23,000 compared to identical earth-mined diamond; priced at $40,000.
The company has created thousands of sizeable carat, brilliant white, pink and yellow diamonds that cost thousands of dollars less than earth-mined diamonds.
"The Pre-Oscar unveiling comes at a time when rough diamond prices are at an all-time high - - up 75 percent compared to 2009, due to depletion of natural resources," emphasizes Bissell. "Consumers in search of affordability; Americans and Hollywood activists concerned about the environment and people concerned about the history of worker's rights violations and violent conflicts in the mining industry are gravitated to Pure Grown Diamonds – they are the diamonds of the future.”
Pure Grown Diamonds Rival Earth-Mined Diamonds in Every Respect
"During the past 70 years, many have tried but failed to grow scintillating, sizeable, colorless diamonds in the laboratory – until now," explains Dr. Devi Shanker Misra, PhD.
He is a world-renowned physicist and inventor of the patented Pure Grown Diamond process. "No one, no company has achieved what Pure Grown Diamonds has accomplished -- culturing thousands of alluring diamonds that rival mined-diamonds, in every aspect."
The Inventor & His Invention: The Pure Grown Diamond Process
"Pure Grown Diamonds is changing the landscape of the mining and jewelry industries," says Misra.
"Mining dramatically alters eco-systems and wild habitats, unlike Pure Grown Diamonds, which are marvels of technology that do not undermine the sustainability of the environment."
Misra is a former physics professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India.
He is the inventor of the patented Pure Grown Diamond process that cultivates incredible diamonds in a Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition chamber from a small carbon seed.
The earth's process of crystalizing carbon is exactingly replicated in state-of-the-art, high-tech facilities at Pure Grown Diamonds Singapore-based sister company IIa Technologies.
The diamond seed is placed inside the chamber.
Hydrogen and methane gases are introduced.
A microwave generator pumps energy into the chamber that ignites a glowing plasma ball.
Carbon molecules rain on the seed.
Pure Grown Diamonds mature within six to 10 Weeks.
The diamond is cut with a laser, polished and then certified by the International Gemological Institute
One carat round diamonds are the most popular for engagement rings in the U.S.
Pure Grown Diamonds quality one carat stones are priced from $1,000 to $3,000.
A one carat earth-mined diamond starts at $5,000 and can cost more than $10,000.
Most Pure Grown Diamonds are E-H color and VVS1-VS2 clarity certified. The highest colorless rating is D. The highest clarity rating is VVS1.
Many of the company's jewelry pieces are priced as low as $300.
"Pure Grown Diamonds are not artificial; not synthetic; not cubic zirconium; not costume jewelry. They are diamonds," emphasizes Bissell.
The only difference between a mined diamond and a Pure Grown Diamond is that one is grown in a lab and the other is grown under the earth's crust, according to Misra.
The difference between earth-mined diamonds and Pure Grown Diamonds are detectable only by highly sophisticated spectroscopic equipment and from Pure Grown Diamonds' laser-scribed identifications on the stones' girdles that read, "Laboratory Grown."
Laser-scribing is a voluntary policy of transparency that clearly identifies the source of the diamond.
Monday, February 23, 2015
An AT&T #Oscars Music Moment: Lady Gaga performs a must-see tribute to The Sound of Music!
ABC TV official video link:
Lady Gaga ABC TV Official video