quinta-feira, 31 de dezembro de 2020
O Tiro da Politécnica, a Equação do Tempo e outras realidades de Cronos
Há 100 anos...
As Boas Festas da SODIAM E.P.
As Boas Festas da CC11 (Bruno Portela)
Meditações - The clock is crouching
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2020
Quadro para adivinhar a idade de qualquer pessoa, e o ano, o mês e o dia da semana em que ela nasceu
As Boas festas de Maria João Bahia
Depois de nove anos de colaboração, Hublot deixa de fazer relógios Ferrari
Hublot Big Bang Ferrari 1000 GP
Depois de nove anos de parceria, a Hublot anuncia que deixa de fazer relógios para a Ferrari. Nos últimos anos, e neste segmento de Alta Relojoaria,a Ferrari teve e terminou parcerias com a Girard-Perregaux, Officine Panerai ou Cabestan. Mantém o licenciamento com uma marca de baixa gama, a Scuderia Ferrari Orologi. Até a Longines, nos idos de 1980 fez relógios Ferrari...
Esclarecem as Relações Públicas da marca:
Ce choix s'inscrit dans l'évolution de notre stratégie marketing et en ligne avec notre volonté de multiplier et d'entreprendre de nouveaux grands projets «Hublot», en mettant en avant notre Art de la Fusion, notre Manufacture et notre savoir-faire horloger. C'est une décision qui a été prise à 100% par Hublot.
On 5th November 2011 on the Mugello Circuit, Jean-Claude Biver, then CEO of Hublot, and Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A at the time, announced the signature of a watchmaking partnership between the Nyon Manufacture and the famous Italian manufacturer with its Prancing Horse. During the nine years that have since passed, a 360° relationship has developed between the two houses, leaving no possibility unexplored.
For Ferrari and Scuderia Ferrari, Hublot took on the roles of Official Timekeeper, Official Watch and Official Timekeeper of the Ferrari Challenge Championship, whose special events it also partnered. During these nine seasons, the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team saw the drivers Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Charles Leclerc in its Hublot-branded single-seaters.
Above all, this period set the stage for an unprecedented technological exchange between the watchmakers, engineers and designers at Hublot and Ferrari. This emulation gave life to a whole series of particularly innovative and spectacular watches. Among these many achievements, we could cite the original Big Bang Ferrari that appeared in 2012, the first fruit of this collaboration. In 2013, it was the turn of the revolutionary MP05 LaFerrari, with its 50- day power reserve – a world record – paying tribute to the eponymous supercar, followed in 2017 by the Techframe, created under the leadership of Flavio Manzoni, Head of Design for the Italian brand. And how can we fail to mention the Classic Fusion Ferrari GT, which inaugurated the Unico movement into the Classic Fusion collection in 2019?
This one-of-a-kind partnership between Hublot and Ferrari proved to be an endless source of commercial, technical and sporting successes. This performance was achieved thanks to the involvement and unswerving dedication of the employees and friends of the two prestigious houses, to whom Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, wanted to send an emotionally charged message of thanks. Grazie a tutti!
It was impossible for us to imagine the incredible path that Hublot and Ferrari were to travel together. Nine years of close and strong collaboration, during which, together, we reached new heights, beat world records in watchmaking and established new standards for the industry. The success of our partnership remains unequalled by other players in the watchmaking or automotive sectors. This exploit was achieved thanks to the passion of the extraordinary personalities who wrote the story of this great human adventure. While it is hard to mention everyone involved, I would like to thank from the bottom of my heart, in no particular order:
John and Lapo Elkann
All of Ferrari’s in-house teams, including Gestione Sportiva, Licensing, Ferrari Centro
Stile, the Sales department and the Corse Clienti department
Scuderia Ferrari’s drivers over the past nine years: Felipe Massa, Fernando Alonso,
Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, as well as Marc Gené, head
of driver development
The drivers at the F2 Ferrari Drivers Academy, including Callum Ilott and Robert
The GT drivers at AF Corse and its owner, Amato Ferrari
Peter and Simon Mann
Deborah Mayer and her Iron Dames and Iron Lynx teams
Christopher Froggatt and his Tempesta Racing team
Giacomo Mattioli and his Scuderia Corsa team
Squadra Corse run by Ronny Vogel and Lapo Elkann
Remo Ferri and his Remo Ferri Motorsport team
Giuseppe Risi and his Risi Competizione team
The Zuchuat family and their Garage Zénith dealerships
All the Ferrari dealerships and authorised dealers who welcomed us
All the Ferrari Owners Clubs
All of the two brands’ customers and enthusiasts around the world
… the list is long but by no means comprehensive. Thank you and thanks also to everyone I
haven’t listed – you know who you are! The direction of our marketing strategy will now
reflect our willingness to multiply and undertake large new projects, exclusive to Hublot, that
emphasize our Art of Fusion, our Manufacture and our watchmaking expertise.”
CEO OF HUBLOT
As Janeiras em Pedrogão Grande, 1866
Meditações - não são iguais para todos as horas de cada dia...
terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2020
Onde é que o dia muda de nome?
Produtividade na repartição...
Do Núcleo do Tempo do Arquivo Ephemera. Almanaque de Santo António para 1921
Meditações - as Estações
segunda-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2020
A data do começo da Era Cristã
Meditações - O tempo avança, veloz, alheio...
domingo, 27 de dezembro de 2020
Porque é que 1900 não foi ano bissexto?
Meditações - The year is dying in the night
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
Alfred Lord Tennyson