Dodgeball tournament benefits ‘Pink Zone’

first_imgAfter learning about Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease at a lecture this fall, sophomore Ashley Barraza contacted Dean of Science Gregory Crawford, who biked cross-country with his wife the two previous summers to raise awareness for the disease, with an interest in giving back. During the brainstorming process, an event to benefit NPC morphed into a benefit for breast cancer and the inaugural “Dodge Stress, Fight Cancer” dodgeball tournament was born. The event took place Wednesday night at the Rolf’s Sports Recreation Center.  “Increasing breast cancer awareness and discovering ways to fight this disease is a really important cause, especially at Notre Dame,” Barraza said. “Dean Crawford really supports this initiative, so we wanted to raise awareness and help monetarily in a small way.”  Barraza and Crawford ultimately decided to support Pink Zone, a national initiative dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer awareness in women’s basketball, on campuses and in communities, according to the Notre Dame athletics website.  Barraza credited Crawford with conceiving the idea for a dodgeball tournament.  “Playing dodgeball was Dean Crawford’s idea. After seeing some students playing at Rolfs one day, he said it looked like a lot of fun,” Barraza said. “We both thought joining dodgeball with fundraising was unique and an effective way to target a wide range of students.”  Undergraduates, graduate students, MBA students, representatives from Notre Dame athletics and professors participated in the event.  “Dr. Hyde and the Knockout Genes,” a genetics study group, included a professor, a teaching assistant and undergraduate students. Sophomore Kevin Matuszewski, a member of Dr. Hyde’s team, viewed the tournament as a way to bond with his fellow group members. “We have gotten to know each other pretty well throughout the year, so this was a good way to have fun with our professor and with each other,” Matuszewski said. Matuszewski also commented on Crawford’s eager participation. “You see a darker side of Dean Crawford,” Matuszewski said. “He brought his whatever it takes attitude into a new arena.”  Zahm Hall’s team was excited to continue their dodgeball dominance while also getting the opportunity to contribute to a great cause. “Originally, we signed up because we won the interhall dodgeball championship, but the deciding factor was the cause,” junior Casey Lilek said. “Supporting others is what Zahm is all about.” While Zahm eventually lost to “Where My Money At,” a team of MBA students, Barraza said they played hard the entire tournament. Based on preliminary numbers, Barraza believes the tournament raised around $1,000, which was much higher than she expected. “I am really happy with the outcome,” Barraza said. “Everyone was really enthusiastic and competitive, and I think all the participants had a lot of fun.”last_img read more

2016 stands as a milestone year as far as the invention of the chronograph goes.

first_img2016 stands as a milestone year as far as the invention of the chronograph goes. Described by his peers as a “gifted artist”, an “eminent scholar” and “a specialist in transcendent horology”, Louis Moinet began work on the chronograph in 1815 and completed it in 1816.This year, we celebrate the,2016 stands as a milestone year as far as the invention of the chronograph goes. Described by his peers as a “gifted artist”, an “eminent scholar” and “a specialist in transcendent horology”, Louis Moinet began work on the chronograph in 1815 and completed it in 1816.This year, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of this complication that has changed the industry. Paying tribute to this great inventor, artist and academic, we dedicate this section to the finest chronographs that luxury Swiss watchmakers have introduced this year.Bright SparkMemoris 200th AnniversaryLOUIS MOINETTo celebrate the bicentenary of the maker’s invention, Louis Moinet lights up the stars by presenting Memoris, the first chronograph-watch clothed with light. The Memoris 200th Anniversary uses a fixed graver engraving technique that is unprecedented in the history of watchmaking. The starry back consists of a brass plate coated in translucent blue. The stars have been created using an entirely new fixed graver process.Devised by one of Louis Moinet’s craftsmen, this involves attaching a specially-made lathe to a traditional rose engine. With 20 limited edition pieces available in white gold, the stunning watch has hours and minutes that are off-centred at 6 o’clock. The 46mm diameter case is a momo-pusher chronograph with a column wheel, where one can control the start, stop and reset functions of the timepiece with just one pusher. And that’s not all. Each of the limited 20 pieces are presented in an exceptional box with a special book on Louis Moinet.Versatile WonderOverseas ChronographVACHERON CONSTANTINInspired by an active lifestyle, Maison Vacheron Constantin introduced its very first luxury sport watch in 1996: the Overseas. Perfecting its own creation, the reinvented Overseas chronograph is all about refined subtleties. The new Overseas chronograph is all about modularity, with three types of easily interchangeable stainless steel or precious metal bracelets-complete with an easy-fit system for enhanced comfort-as well as leather and rubber straps. An ingenious interchangeable device for the bracelets/ straps and the folding clasp serves to secure them in place without any need for tools, while guaranteeing the same robustness as a fixed bracelet or strap.advertisementThe watch is equipped with Calibre 5200, the new self-winding chronograph movement. This movement is equipped with a twin-barrel enhancing its torque and its reliability while ensuring over 50 hours of power reserve. Protected from magnetic fields by a soft iron ring, it powers the hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph and date indications. Its screwed-down pushpieces, crown and caseback guarantee water-resistance to 150 metres, while its transparent back reveals a 22-carat gold oscillating weight adorned with a wind rose. The pink gold model comes with two straps: one in leather and the other in rubber, both fitted with an interchangeable pink gold folding clasp.Colour PopRoyal Oak Offshore Diver ChronographAUDEMARS PIGUETThe Royal Oak Offshore Diver achieved immediate cult status among horological aficionados when it was launched in 2010. Audemar Piguet’s reintroduction of the iconic timepiece with a chronograph comes as a welcome addition to the offshore line. Apart from the striking yellow, the chronograph has been introduced in orange, blue and green.Funky colours and daring new design elements characterise the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronographs, exclusively available in Audemars Piguet boutiques. Blackened white gold hands and hour-markers stand out in stark contrast against bright, high-contrast tangerine, lime, citron and blue dials. The diving function indicator has been highlighted for better readability at depths of up to 300 metres. It also has a sapphire case back which was missing in the previous diver-only version. It is a delight to view the 22-carat gold rotor of the self-winding chronograph.Compact MarvelDaytograph Perpetual TourbillonA. LANGE & SoHNEA 41.5mm diameter platinum case to house a perpetual calendar, and a tourbillon together with a chronograph is quite an achievement, considering that these days brands are big on oversized cases. The Daytograph designates a column-wheel chronograph with a precisely jumping minute counter, a flyback function and the typical Lange outsize date. It distils three major technical advances in chronograph design into one: the columnwheel mechanism assures that all chronograph functions are reliably controlled. The jumping minute counter crisply displays the stopped times.And the flyback function allows the duration of consecutive events to be measured with extremely short reaction times. All indications of the perpetual calendar-including the outsize date as well as the day-of-week, month and leap-year displays in subsidiary dials-switch instantaneously, thus providing unambiguous readings at all times. The fascinating tourbillon mechanism is exposed by the sapphire-crystal caseback and the open tourbillon bridge. There, the escapement rotates about its own axis once a minute inside the filigreed cage. The Datograph Perpetual Tourbillion is limited to 100 pieces only.advertisementFeather TouchRM 50-02 ACJ Tourbillon Split SecondsRICHARD MILLEThe RM 5002 Tourbillon Spilt Seconds Chronograph ACJ, created by Airbus Corporate Jets and Richard Mille, isanexceptionaltimepiececentredonacollectivedesireto create something truly unique. This is achieved by focusing on high performance, precision and technology.This Richard Mille timepiece makes use of advanced, openwork design elements in the internal design of its bridges and baseplate, crafted of Grade 5 titanium, along with the extensive application of skeletonisation to every possible area, offering significant weight reduction. Weight reduction is a key concern at ACJ that deeply affects the choice of materials and methods of implementation in their aircraft designs, and has been a central theme at Richard Mille since the brand’s inception at the turn of the century.When this is activated, the central seconds hand of the running chronograph (which actually comprises two hands superimposed one over another) “splits” into two parts, with one part remaining stationary to mark the event moment when the split pusher is depressed, while the chronograph running seconds hand continues to mark time. Depress the split pusher at 4 o’clock a second time, and both hands of the split will realign over one another, ready to “split” again for another short term measurement. The user can stop the split seconds hand in order to read an intermediate time while the chronograph is engaged. Pressing the pusher again allows the split seconds hand to rejoin the chronograph, ready for the next measurement.Rough and ToughCosmograph DaytonaROLEXThe brand is synonymous with Swiss luxury and the model in question is the most iconic chronograph in the history of Swiss watches. In the past, there would be no introductions needed but with the aesthetic and technological tweaks in recent times, we reintroduce the Daytona by Rolex here.A superbly sculpted, smooth and lustrous hightechnology monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic, has been introduced in place of the engraved metal bezel. This visual and technical evolution represents a nod to history and the 1965 model, also fitted with a black bezel insert, but in plexiglas. Its hardness makes it virtually scratch proof; it keeps its colour despite the effects of UV rays and it is corrosion-resistant.In addition to this extreme durability, the numerals on the tachymetric scale are exceptionally legible, thanks to a process developed by Rolex. The graduations are first moulded in ceramic before being fired at 1,500 C, then coated with a thin layer of platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). The clear definition obtained through this process, together with the contrast of the platinum against the black ceramic, lends peerless legibility to the bezel of the 2016 Daytona. The design of the graduations has also evolved with numerals and triangular markers around the edge of the bezel. The monobloc Cerachrom bezel is made in a single piece and holds the crystal firmly in place on the middle case, ensuring that it’s waterproof.High FlierTYPE XXI 3817BREGUETThe Breguet family has carved its niche in the world of haute horlogerie, though very few know of their contribution in aviation. Apart from developing the gyroplane, the forerunner of the helicopter, Louis Charles Breguet also developed the Breguet XIV plane in 1916, where chronograph mechanisms were fit on cockpit instrument panels.advertisementIn this way the brand began producing pilot’s watches. In 1935, they developed their first wrist chronographs and about two decades later, the Type XX model, which was commissioned by the French armed forces. The Type XXI 3817 chronograph features a retro-style slate grey dial framed by a smoothly proportioned steel case. The latter has a finely fluted caseband and is water-resistant to 100 metres. The mechanical self-winding movement is endowed with the flyback function characterising Type XX chronographs since 1954.The functions of the Type XXI 3817 model also include a 12-hour counter and a date display at 6 o’clock. A day/night indicator and small seconds, respectively positioned at 3 and 9 o’clock, contribute to making this model a must-have. Watch devotees will be able to admire every last detail of its movement through a sapphire crystal caseback, a first in the history of the Type XX collection.Mechanical PowerhousePilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month SpitfireIWCThis watch in stainless steel remains a highly regarded member of the IWC Spitfire family. Virtually unchanged, it features unusual complications such as the large digital date and month displays and the perpetual calendar. The Spitfire is a complex mechanical powerhouse of four digital display discs that move synchronously. Every night, when the date display moves forward, the sophisticated design taps off a little of the energy and stores it away. This extra power is then discharged at precisely the end of the month when the date and month discs advance, and at the end of the year when the leap year disc also needs to move on. The perpetual calendar will not require intervention until 2100, a year that breaks with the conventional four-year cycle and will not be a leap year.Extreme StrengthDiagono Magnesium ChronographBVLGARIThe Diagono Magnesium now welcomes a much-loved horological complication in the shape of a self-winding chronograph movement. Water-resistant to 100 metres, this exceptional watch is teamed with a vulcanised rubber strap perfectly suited to the style and the contemporary strength of the 42mm magnesium and Peek watch. Four versions are available in black, red, blue and grey.The B130 calibre powering this model is a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement with a 42-hour power reserve. It is just 6.10mm thick. A watch with a fiery temperament and an aura of selfassured boldness, Diagono Magnesium Chronograph surprises and appeals through its personality, its versatility and its technical qualities, and mostly for its lightness. The watch is coated with Motorlac which is an extremely high-quality protective lacquer used in the field of motorsports. It both clothes and protects the competition-ready mechanics of the finest sports cars.It is, however, not a purely ornamental or decorative element, but instead a technical component capable of withstanding extreme temperatures or variations in the expansion of materials. Moreover, Motorlac also creates a surprising granulated texture and colourful new reflective effects. That is why the Bvlgari designers chose it to develop four proprietary shades specially intended for Diagono Magnesium.Precision MachineEL Primero 36’000 VPH Classic CarsZENITHThe Manufacture Zenith has long chosen to associate its name and expertise with classic cars. In 2016, Zenith will be joining thousands of passionate classic car enthusiasts around the world at more than 50 events. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car embodies and pays tribute to this prestigious world in which precision, reliability and endurance are expressed through sophisticated designs exuding timeless elegance. The El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic Car comes with a 42mm-diameter brushed steel case fitted with a fluted crown and two round pushpieces.Its face expresses strength and distinction on an anthracite dial featuring an engine-type finish and punctuated by three counters in the original anthracite, blue and light grey colours. Enhanced by a tachymeter scale, this iconic watch face features a slim red central sweep-seconds hand as well as luminescent facetted hands and hour-markers. The El Primero 400B automatic chronograph calibre has 36,000 vibrations per hour, enabling tenth of a second display, along with its integrated column-wheel construction, hailing from a legendary lineage of the world’s most precise series-made chronograph developed by Zenith in 1969.This 326-part movement wound by an oscillating weight adorned with a Cotes de Geneve motif drives central hours and minutes, small seconds, chronograph and date functions, while delivering more than a 50-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 100 metres, the El Primero 36’000 VpH Classic watch circles the wrists of gentlemen drivers by means of a rubber-lined perforated chestnut brown calfskin strap, fitted with a steel triple folding clasp.Blue BeautySpeedmaster “CK2998” Limited EditionOMEGAThe original Omega Speedmaster CK2998 was released in 1959 and has since become one of the most sought-after vintage Speedmasters. With its alpha hands, symmetrical case and dark bezel, it has always been a favourite. Today, Omega has used this classic as inspiration for the new Speedmaster “CK2998” Limited Edition. Many of the iconic features have been retained, yet the watch has been updated and offers much more in terms of stunning design.There is a striking use of blue; the colour has been used on all three subdials, as well as the minutes track and a polished ceramic bezel with tachymeter base scale. The tachymeter scale is also coated in Super-LumiNova for increased visibility in the dark. There is a blue leather strap with subtle “beige” stitching and a polished buckle. The brushed stainless steel case is complemented by an opaline silvery dial, which houses rhodium-plated alpha hands as well as subdials.Only 2,998 watches have been produced and each limited edition number can be found on the caseback, along with an embossed Seahorse medallion, U logo and the “SPEEDMASTER” name. Finally, it’s important to note that the heritage of this model continues on the inside. The watch is driven by the OMEGA Calibre 1861, a movement that was famously used in the very first “Moonwatch”.Revisiting HistoryMille Miglia 2016 XL Race EditionCHOPARDThe story began in 1988, when Chopard became partner and official timekeeper of the famous Mille Miglia classic car rally. Since then, every year Chopard has introduced one such limited edition. A generously sized retro-style timepiece issued in a 1,000-piece stainless steel edition, the Mille Miglia 2016 XL Race edition is inspired by the design codes of the cars that took part in the historical race between 1927 and 1940. Water-resistant to 50 metres, its sturdy 46mm diameter case makes it the largest of the Mille Miglia wrist chronographs created by Chopard. Its classic and refined lines are enhanced by two traditional pushers and a fluted crown. The perfectly readable black dial is enlivened by wide Arabic numerals and luminescent hands, while the bright red sweep-seconds hand stands out clearly to count off the precious seconds of the race. These legibility-enhancing attributes are essential in a timepiece dedicated to competing under any conditions.Weightless WonderChronofighter Superlight Carbon SkeletonGRAHAMAt times you would wonder if you are even sporting a watch, because the new the Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon Skeleton is a horological high-flyer. The watch adds less than 100 gm to the wearer’s wrist. Graham has taken its superlight carbon technology to new levels. The result is a timepiece that has a skeleton dial under its wing, as well as a case, buckle, bezel and iconic start and stop trigger in this innovative material. In functionality and durability terms, this chronograph is no lightweight. It’s powered by a Swiss G1747 automatic chronograph movement, integrating 48 hours of power reserve and protected by an Incabloc shock absorber. Comfort on board was also a design priority, with the only remaining danger zone being a periodic tendency for the wearer to forget that the watch is there.Tech MarvelSuperocean Heritage ChronoworksBREITLINGChronoworks is Breitling’s department in charge of developing and testing technical breakthroughs that can subsequently be introduced on series-produced models. This year they turned their attention to the Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01, where the Chronoworks specialists have incorporated five major innovations serving to increase its power reserve from 70 to 100 hours. The engineers and watchmakers reexamined all the movement organs, seeking to pinpoint the slightest loss of energy, the tiniest pointless friction, the smallest “excess” weight increasing inertia.The first optimisation involved the movement chassis-baseplate and gear-train bridges. The Swiss lever escapement was maintained, but with a wheel and lever made of silicon serving to reduce weight and thus inertia, as well as eliminating the need for pallet jewels, thereby enhancing precision in terms of shapes. The Chronoworks specialists have opted for a variable-inertia balance adjustable via four tiny gold weights situated around the rim. To enable connoisseurs and those with a taste for exclusive privileges to enjoy the benefits of these technical advancements from Chronoworks, some of which will later be available on standard models, Breitling is launching a 100-piece limited edition in a black ceramic case.Classic UpdateManero Flyback ChronographCARL F. BUCHERERThe Manero is synonymous with timeless elegance in the collection by CarlF. Bucherer, and the chronographs in this family stand for sportiness in a classic design. The chronograph newcomer for 2016 features thecalibre CFB 1970, which is controlled by a gearwheel and also provides a Flyback function, allowing multiple time intervals to be measured inquick succession. The term Flyback refers to the movement performed bythe stop hands when the reset button is pushed while the stopwatch isrunning. The chronograph hands fly back to zero, while the movementcontinues to run in the background, allowing the hands to resume as soon as the reset button is released. With conventional timepieces, it isnecessary to press the button three times in order to measure successive time intervals: stop the chronograph, reset and re-measure. Thelance-style hands are typical of the Manero range, as well as the batonhands of the chronograph. With Carl F. Bucherer adding “Lucerne 1888” to the dial, the brand brings a new aesthetic change to its logo,reinforcing their DNA-‘Made of Lucerne’.Black VelvetThe Heuer Monza Chronograph 40th Anniversary EditionTAG HEUERThe famous original coussin case is the centrepiece, and is all black, just like the historic model, with black and white lacquered hour and minute hands as on the original. The same applies to the indices in vintage orange SuperLuminova as also the historic HEUER logo on the dial. A link from the past to present, the case is now made from Grade 5 titanium (previously steel), making it lighter and more shock resistant. The material is coated with titanium carbide to give it a matte black appearance. The diameter has also increased (from 39mm on the original to 42mm).It is equipped with a “super racing” strap in full-grain black calfskin with topstitching, to simulate the design of the three-spoke steering wheel on the racing cars of the time. Inside, the 17 automatic calibre, a chronograph with its two chronograph counters at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock are perfectly spaced for a harmonious dial. The screw-on back is numbered and features the historic HEUER logo engraved with red lacquer finish. So close to the spirit of the original, this model, which celebrates its 40-year anniversary, will undoubtedly represent a milestone in the history of the manufacture’s heritage.The MultitaskerMontblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years EditionMONTBLANCMontblanc marks its 110th anniversary this year with a new 4810 Collection. Highly functional manufacture complications are an integral part of Montblanc’s horological offering, as the new Montblanc 4810 TwinFly Chronograph 110 Years Edition illustrates so well. This flyback chronograph allows the wearer to time one event, and then stop, reset and restart the chronograph with just one press on the pusher at 4 o’clock.This TwinFly function not only restarts the central chronograph seconds hand (in blue), but also the central minutes chronograph hand (in red gold), sending both hands back to zero and instantly restarting them for a new time measurement. Another pusher at 2 o’clock starts and stops the chronograph, while the pusher at 4 o’clock also returns the chronograph to zero when it has previously been stopped. The chronograph mechanism uses a traditional column wheel and a vertical clutch system to start and stop the chronograph with perfect precision. Two barrels ensure a 72-hour power reserve so that the wearer can comfortably leave the watch over the weekend and then strap it right back on the wrist on Monday morning without missing a beat.Sands of TimeBR Desert TypeBELL & ROSSThe BR 03 Desert Type was designed to meet the specifications of air force operations in warm countries. Therefore, it is sandcoloured, just like the outfits worn by pilots on desert missions. To meet the requirements of the men working in the field, the new Desert Type is available in three versions, each with its own Swiss movement. On the 42mm version, the three-hand BR 03-92 and the BR 03-94 chronograph present the large opening generally used for instrument watches. The 39mm model presents the three-hand BR S for a version suited for smaller wrists, and also for women wishing to stand out from the crowd. Although originally developed for fighter pilots on field operations, the Desert Type models will also delight lovers of watches with character, as well as those who enjoy travelling to desert landscapes.Victory LapCapeland Shelby CobraBAUME & MERCIERInspired by the Cobra’s performance, this self-winding movement combines quality and flawless accuracy with the highest standards. The case back is engraved with the name of the collection, as well as the words “one out of 1963” in reference to the number of limitededition pieces and the year which saw the Cobra’s first victory at the American championship. As a final tribute, the sapphire crystal features the CSX2128’s famous N 15 race number. All these elements combine to make the new Capeland Shelby Cobra a unique watch.Whether it is the 44mm case in polished and satin-finished steel or the all-steel version with its ultra-resistant black ADLC coating, the timepiece produces an intense impression of power. The face reveals a layout modelled after the Cobra’s dashboard, while the hands mirror its steering wheel. Completing the design is the Cobra logo forged into the seconds hand. Finally, the tachymeter function highlights all of these attributes. The final touch of green light emission Superluminova on the dial ensures perfect clarity. These unique chronographs are available with a black alligator strap with a rubberized yellow lining or with a black vulcanized rubber strap, both fastened by a triple folding buckle with safety catches. This second strap is made from the same material as the wheels of the race car.Game for EnduranceTissot PRC 200 Tour de France Special EditionTISSOTTissot honours its partnership with the Tour de France by creating its official watch, the Tissot PRC 200 Tour de France Special Edition. It portrays the colours of the Tour with its stylish yellow GT stripe on the black Nato bracelet. The core values of precision, endurance and performance are key features of both the watch and the race. The Tissot PRC 200 Tour de France Special Edition even stands for Precise Robust and Classic, also hinting to the history of both the Tour de France and the one between the Tour and Tissot, which was already the Official Timekeeper in 1988 to 1992. The 200 that stands for its water resistance, means that even in the rain you will be able to push through just like the racers.last_img read more