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ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1997
The Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair will hold its opening-night benefit from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. Proceeds from the $50 celebration--sponsored by Interview and Art in America magazines and Tag Heuer--will go to Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. Tickets will be available at the door. Information: (212) 979-7591.
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NEWS
October 2, 1997 | PAMELA WARRICK
You've seen them in silky running shorts, wet tank suits and crisp white tennis togs. Now you can see some of the world's top athlete wearing nothing but their wristwatches. Posing gold medalist Olympians such as swimmer Amy Van Dyken and decathlete Dan O'Brien in the nude was the assignment Swiss sports watchmaker TAG Heuer handed commercial fashion photographer Herb Ritts. His exhibit of 13 world-class athletes in the buff arrives in Los Angeles from New York on Oct.
SPORTS
March 26, 1995 | DAVE DISTEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Racing for the America's Cup is scheduled to start May 6, but it may as well begin today. Team New Zealand and Young America continue to be so dominant that the defender and challenger semifinals, and the upcoming finals, are starting to look like formalities. Team New Zealand, a winner by 1:44 over TAG Heuer Challenge on Saturday, has a record of 27-1, which includes a lost protest. It is 5-0 in the semifinals, winning by an average of 2 minutes 40 seconds.
SPORTS
March 31, 1995 | DAVE DISTEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The jury is still out and Team Dennis Conner is still in. No one, in fact, who was still in at dawn Thursday was out by dusk. America 3was still around on the defenders' side, and TAG Heuer Challenge was still around on the challengers' side. When it comes to this final four, the America's Cup defender and challenger finalists, nothing was resolved on a day many thought would be climactic.
NEWS
March 24, 2000 | BARBARA THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The gold statue may be the most coveted prize at the Academy Awards, but the 115 other participants who walk away with coveted Oscar gift baskets are big winners too. Each hand-woven maple basket contains 40 expensive luxury goodies. Though no one will discuss the value of gift baskets, their contents total thousands of dollars.
SPORTS
March 23, 1995 | DAVE DISTEL
Team New Zzzzzzealand, yawning its way through the America's Cup challenger series, had to wake up Wednesday to keep its on-the-water record perfect. Russell Coutts' boat, 26-0 at sea but with one defeat in the protest room, rallied on the last windward leg to catch oneAustralia and go on to a 39-second victory. It finished the first round robin of the semifinal series with a one-point lead over TAG Heuer Challenge, a 57-second winner over Nippon Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1995 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Police want to speak to anyone who may have seen a burglar who broke into two cars in Thousand Oaks and made off with a watch, a cellular phone and other goods on the night of Aug. 17. Two vehicles in the Westlake area of Thousand Oaks were burglarized between the late hours of Aug. 17 and early Aug. 18. Police said the burglar entered a car on Hazelcrest Circle and another on Cedar Point Place using a crowbar.
NEWS
May 21, 1999
CHARITY Cedars-Sinai Manufacturers' Charity Sale is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the CalMart, 110 E. 9th St., L.A. Admission is $1. MAKE-OVER High school grads can receive a free make-over and makeup kit from SkinMarket at the Beverly Center. Call (310) 854-6935. PHOTO EXHIBIT Celebrity photos by Peter Lindbergh for TAG Heuer watches are at the Fahey-Klein Gallery, 148 N. La Brea Ave. (323) 934-2250. WEB SIGHTS Tired of all that fake fashion? Catch the Organic Cotton fashion show after 6:30 p.m.
BUSINESS
August 3, 2011 | By Sandra M. Jones
Walking into a jewelry store or high-end watch department can be an intimidating experience: The timepieces are under glass. The room is hushed. The security guard is staring at you. No wonder so many Americans these days are shopping for luxury watches at wholesale clubs or on the Internet, where they can avoid stuffy attitudes, compare brands and maybe even find a lower price. Watchmakers have come to terms with the fact that the wristwatch is no longer about telling time.
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