Beverly Hills, CA – February 10, 2015 Ali Soltani, Founder and President of Ritmo Mundo Group of Beverly Hills, California has announced that, as of Feb 1, 2015, MJB Solutions, LLC is responsible for wholesale business development in an eight-state area, spanning from Connecticut through Maryland, in addition to the opening and management of national accounts. As such, Michael Belleveau and Regina Leadem, veterans of the watch and jewelry trade for nearly fifty years combined, will spearhead re-launching of the Ritmo Mundo watch brand and debut of the Reflex watch in the US. Belleveau, who has held increasingly responsible management positions in the industry with Cartier, Victorinox/Swiss Army, Bulgari and Raymond Weil as well as having held the post of President/CEO of both Baccarat, Inc. and Trollbeads United States, Inc., will serve as Director of Sales. Leadem, who has been Vice President/Director of Sales for Victorinox/Swiss Army, Christian Dior and Gucci as well as Vice President of Client Development for GE Capital will function as National Account Manager. Leadem also sits on the Board of Directors of Jewelers Vigilance Committee and Women’s Jewelry Association and is a Graduate, Diamonds from the Gemological Institute of America.
Upon issuing the announcement, Mr. Soltani said, “The Ritmo Mundo and Reflex brands are poised to invigorate the watch industry in the US and globally. Both our cutting-edge marketing campaign and enhanced distribution network will demonstrate this over the coming months. I am delighted to welcome these two well-respected industry professionals to our team. Their expertise will ensure a positive outcome.”
Ritmo Mundo watches have been headquartered on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills since 2002 and take pride in providing luxury timepieces utilizing classic and bold designs with modern components. Ritmo Mundo has been the official watch of the Indycar Race Series, the Ocean 11 and Ocean 12 movies, The Fast and the Furious movie franchise and HBO’s Entourage and Sx and the City. In 2014 Ritmo announced its latest partnership with the LA Galaxy Major League Soccer Club who captured this year’s 2014 MLS Cup.
For more information contact:
RITMO MUNDO USA, LLC
262 NORTH RODEO drivE, beverly hills, cA. 90210
phone 310 246-3959- 866 RITMO- USfax 310 388-3216
Vianna Brasil Opens Flagship US Store in Boca Raton, FL featuring a RITMO MUNDO shop in shop boutique.
Vianna Brasil, one of Brazil’s most highly regarded fine jewelry designers and manufacturers opens their first US stand-alone location and flagship store. “This store and gallery, located at 350 Esplanade in Royal Palm Plaza, is the culmination of many years planning and dreaming,” said Ricardo Vianna. “We chose Boca Raton because of the lifestyle of the residents and the many Vianna Brasil clients from Brazil and around the world who visit this beautiful resort city”.
The jewelry collection, like the country, is a fusion of color using Brazilian gemstones set in 18KT gold, many highlighted with diamonds. The company works directly with the mines and cuts their own stones to create unique designs with an explosion of colors and emotions. For over four generations, the Viana family has delighted their customers with sophisticated jewelry for special occasions and casual pieces for daily wear. With price points ranging from several hundred dollars to well over $20,000, there is something for everyone in the collection. A new and exciting collection has been created specifically for the launch of the new flagship store.
In addition to Vianna Brasil jewelry, the collections will include a selection of internationally known Ritmo Mundo watches featuring models from the current Quantum and Vintage collection as well as a few select best-sellers of the award winning Persepolis. “Creating this exclusive shop in shop boutique within the Vianna store will give local and international visitors a unique shopping environment” states Ritmo president, Ali Soltani. “From this past summer’s World Cup sponsorship of several Brazilian National Football players to our continued focus among elite soccer players and athletes around the globe, our partnership with Vianna Brasil Jewelry brings luxury directly to the South Florida market.” Ritmo Mundo watches have been headquartered on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills since 2002 and take pride in providing luxury timepieces utilizing classic and bold designs with modern components. Ritmo Mundo has been the official watch of the Indycar Race Series, the Ocean 11 and Ocean 12 movies, The Fast and the Furious movie franchise and HBO’s Entourage and Sex and the City. In 2014 Ritmo announced its latest partnership with the LA Galaxy Major League Soccer Club who captured this year’s 2014 MLS Cup.
“The 2000-Square-foot store will be a unique retail concept for the area with a look and feel much like the designer salons you would find in Milan or Paris. We wanted to create something that was warm and inviting rather than stuffy. Our clients usually become our friends and ambassadors for our jewelry said Ricardo Vianna.” The grand opening was held last weekend and included several local media outlets.
Check out the coverage of the PUZZLE watch from the RITMO Classic collection. Watch blogger Roberta Naas shares why this outrageous watch is not only fun but a perfect gift for the young at heart. To read the full story click on the link below.
Founder and editor-in-chief of atimelyperspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with 30 years of experience. Naas brings responsible, factual – yet always timely and insightful — reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.
The LA Galaxy won their fifth MLS Cup with a victory over the New England Revolution Sunday afternoon at StubHub Center. The Galaxy are the first team in Major League Soccer to win five MLS Cup trophies.
After New England leveled the match on a second-half goal from Chris Tierney, MLS MVP Robbie Keane provided the game-winning goal in the second period of extra time to give the Galaxy the victory. Gyasi Zardes provided the first goal for the Galaxy in the 52nd minute.
The Galaxy have now won the MLS Cup in 2002, 2005, 2011, 2012 and 2014. The 2014 MLS Cup marks the third time in the last four years the Galaxy have captured an MLS Cup in Carson. The victory also marks the third time the Galaxy have defeated New England in an MLS Cup Final, previously earning victories in 2002 and 2005.
Ritmo Mundo congratulates the entire team and league on this exciting first to five victory. Ritmo continues to be a proud sponsor of the LA Galaxy and will continue this support for the 2015 season.
AEG GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS PAIRS RITMO MUNDO WATCHES WITH THE LOS ANGELES GALAXY
Partnership to Bolster Digital Offering and Bring Two Cutting-Edge Organizations Together for 2014-2015 MLS Season
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 21, 2014) – The LA Galaxy announced today that luxury watchmaker Ritmo Mundo has signed on as an Official Partner of the team through the 2015 season.
This is the first professional sports team partnership for Ritmo Mundo, and the first watch partnership for the LA Galaxy. Locally headquartered in Beverly Hills on the world-famous Rodeo Drive, Ritmo Mundo interest in the soccer community and fan-base has grown exponentially in recent years, most notably in 2014 with the World Cup. They have established relationships with several Brazilian National Team players to help expand the Ritmo Mundo brand internationally. Ritmo Mundo will utilize the partnership with the Galaxy to market it luxury collections, as well as its REFLEX brand, the new wearable LED slap watches which are in high demand around the World.
“The LA Galaxy organization is consistently looking to better themselves with regards to sportsmanship, fan offering, and remaining ahead of the curve in technology and fan outreach, so this synergy is ideal as we look to broaden our scope and reach soccer fans everywhere they may be – on their mobile devices, their computers, in the stadium or at home,” Ali Soltani, President of Ritmo Mundo.
The partnership will be communicated through a custom watch display within the VIP Champions Lounge (inside and adjacent to the tunnel to the locker rooms) to showcase both Ritmo Mundo & Reflex watches Galaxy’s premium ticket holders and ancillary partners. Ritmo Mundo will also be recognized and exposed within the Galaxy’s in-stadium media assets, digital marketing and social media platforms to support their messaging as a new Galaxy watch partner offering 2 brands.
“Ritmo Mundo is a cutting-edge brand with global reach and a worldly-focused audience,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “This partnership allows for two premium brands to come together and grow within sports and fashion.”
Racecar driver Michael Waltrip and his [former] partner Emma Slater from Dancing With the Stars stopped by our office last week to check out some watches! Michael was a big fan of our Reflex sport watches. And look how cute Emma is in her all black Quantum! Unfortunately these two are not dancing together after this week’s shocking couples split, but it was a pleasure meeting them and we plan on supporting both teams with our votes!!
Follow Emma on Instagram and Twitter: @emmaslaterdance and Michael on Twitter: @mw55 and Instagram: @mwr55
Ritmo Mundo joined 250 of L.A.’s trendsetters for the second annual All Star Mixology competition! Held at the SKYBAR within the Mondrian Hotel, 10 premier mixologists displayed their skills, creativity, and talent to clinch the All Star Mixologist Award and prize – all while supporting a great cause: Covenant House California.
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark of “Tripping Out with Alie & Georgia” were back to emcee the night along with Robert Holguin of ABC7 KABC-TV Los Angeles.
Highlights of the silent auction were the Ritmo Mundo PUZZLE watch which created its own buzz among the biding audience.
Covenant House California (CHC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. – See more at: http://covenanthousecalifornia.org/index-pg.php#sthash.uMZR1gxx.dpuf
Our longtime friend Samuel L. Jackson was snapped at the Chelsea football game yesterday supporting the team with his personalized Blue Quantum 1!! Sam’s been a longtime fan of Ritmo Mundo and we can’t help but feel the love when we see him in one of our pieces. Lookin’ good Sam!
Chelsea ended up beating Aston Villa 3-0!
The 2013 UEFA (United European Football Association) league champions, Bayern Munich, love Ritmo Mundo!!
Here is star defensive player, Rafinha wearing his Purple Quantum 3 while posing with the championship trophy.
Bayern Munich has been having another stellar season so far and face fellow German team, Paderborn later this week.
Ritmo proudly supported this year’s annual DW Memorial Kart Race. This year’s winning kart team each took home a TURISMO chornograph watch from the RITMO Vintage collection.
More than a dozen former or current IndyCar drivers competed in today’s Dan Wheldon Memorial Pro-Am charity kart race at the New Castle (Ind.) Motorsports Park.
In the end, Tony Kanaan – a former teammate and good friend of the late two-time Indianapolis 500 champion and former RITMO brand ambassador – held off a charging James Hinchcliffe to earn his second straight win in the event, which benefits Alzheimer’s research. Scott Dixon, another former teammate and friend of Wheldon’s, finished in third position.