Banneker Watches and Diamond Empowerment

banneker watch frontI don’t consider myself a trend maker or even a trend follower.  I like to go for things that are tried and true and that I know are classics.  I am a collector.  But, with that being said, I do follow the trends when it comes to fashion forward sites and watch sites and I also follow the trending news stories.

In New York at the Jewelers of America Show this year, which I didn’t get to go to this year, co-founder and senior strategic adviser to The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF), Dr. Benjamin Chavis, discussed the importance for industry members to connect with today’s global consumer through their social outreach programs.  This is something that the Diamond Empowerment Fund has done beautifully and helped so many people in the process. 

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Watches & The America’s Cup – A Long History

The America's CupThe other day I was watching this special on TV about the new catamarans that were sailing in the America’s Cup.  I can’t remember what channel it was on, but it was intense.  These things can literally fly across the water and they are a new racing breed of boat and will just be tried out on the water in a race for the first time in the 34th America’s Cup.

This is such a big deal, because it is big bucks to build these boats, and it’s not just the boat makers and the computer giants and big brands that get behind these racers to make these races happen, but the high-end watches as well.  Look at Rolex and yacht racing and now there is JeanRichard as the official timepiece of the classic rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge.

But, what does this have to do with The America’s Cup? Everything.

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