Stylish Parmigiani Fleurier Tecnica Ombre Noire makes an ideal Eid gift for watch lovers

Stylish Parmigiani Fleurier Tecnica Ombre Noire makes an ideal Eid gift for watch lovers

The Tecnica Ombre Noire is an exceptional timepiece in more ways than one. This unique, poetically named piece by Parmigiani Fleurier celebrates a variety of complications from the great tradition of Haute Horlogerie, such as the perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, whilst offering a very contemporary finish. THE DIAL As its name suggests, the Tecnica Ombre Noire puts the emphasis on darkness. The “rice-grain” guilloché slate-coloured gold dial contrasts with the 18-carat rose gold indices. An aperture at 6 o’clock allows you to admire the tourbillon, while the month,…

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Roger Dubuis’ Raging Mechanics race to Dubai

Roger Dubuis’ Raging Mechanics race to Dubai

Renowned across the world of haute horology as serial innovators, who constantly disrupt the rules of the fine watchmaking craft, Roger Dubuis has kept turning heads with their path-breaking, larger than life approach to watchmaking design and development, while regularly creating superlative and iconic fine watches that set the standards for the competition. The Geneva-based manufacture’s approach to hyper horology, has also drawn inspiration from other industry fields, exemplified by the Maison’s high-powered relationship with Lamborghini Squadra Corse, a coming together of two of the most high-powered super brands, who…

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Craftsmanship from dusk till dawn- Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Night and Day Limited Edition

Craftsmanship from dusk till dawn- Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Night and Day Limited Edition

At first sight, the new special edition is a beautiful marriage between avant-garde design and traditional métiers d´arts, which become evident in the dial sophisticatedly decorated with guilloche by hand. The wave-like pattern is crafted onto the dial in the House of Chronoswiss in Lucerne by means of an ancient rose-engine lathe, and afterwards galvanized blue. The unusual and intricately designed day/night dome display at the 9 o’clock position is another thing to catch the eye. It was embedded in a half-dome and given a gleaming metallic look with titanium.…

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Oris Big Crown Pointer Date-A revival in red

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date-A revival in red

The rebirth of Oris’s iconic Big Crown Pointer Date is symbolic of both the independent Swiss watchmaker’s rich watchmaking heritage and also the broader revival of simpler, more traditional watch styles. The story behind Oris’s most celebrated model begins in 1938 when it was introduced for pilots. The oversized crown meant the watch could be easily adjusted even when wearing gloves. Its pointer date function has become an Oris signature and here sits over a deep red dial. This model has a 40mm case and comes on a vintage brown…

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Corum unveils new models for its futuristic Lab 01 collection made in Damascus steel

Corum unveils new models for its futuristic Lab 01 collection made in Damascus steel

One may not associate the concepts of ‘heritage’ and ‘lab’ with each other. However, it is this juxtaposition that inspires Corum to embody a disruptive and contemporary approach towards watchmaking. First created in late 2018, the Corum Lab collection focuses on establishing a dialogue between the past and the future, and two limited-edition creations were debuted then. This year, Corum unveils another two new additions to the Heritage Corum Lab 01 family, each limited to 99 pieces. The latest Lab 01 models retain their distinctive barrel-shaped cases like their predecessors,…

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Tazio Nuvolari – Time is legend

Tazio Nuvolari – Time is legend

There are some people in the history of sport that cannot be defined merely as ‘champions’. When they exceed the limits set by their time and enter the superhuman ‘Hall of Fame’ of those who have broken all barriers by crossing the line of the inconceivable, it is then that they undergo the natural progression that turns them into legends. Tazio Nuvolari, the champion driver who dominated the decades between 1920 and the late forties, is quite obviously such a sportsman. When, almost 30 years ago, Eberhard & Co. decided…

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SriLankan Airlines appoints a new Chief Commercial Officer and a Chief Financial Officer

SriLankan Airlines appoints a new Chief Commercial Officer and a Chief Financial Officer

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, has appointed Mr. Joshua Bustos as its Chief Commercial Officer and Mr. Shaminda Samaraweera as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from April this year. Mr. Bustos is an internationally experienced senior level airline executive with over 20 years of experience. He has held several key positions in leading organizations including American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, South African Airways, Tiger Airways, Sabre Airline Solutions, Safi Airways, and KPMG. He was on the network sounding board…

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First big automatic Regulator of the Chronoswiss collection

First big automatic Regulator of the Chronoswiss collection

With the Flying Grand Regulator Open Gear Retrograde Second, ReSec for short, for the first time in its more than 35-year history, Chronoswiss presents a regulator timepiece in a striking 44mm case with an automatic movement. The C.301 is an exceptional automatic calibre developed by Chronoswiss. The refined Open Gear construction makes the regulator mechanism a main design element. It is put into the spotlight at the face of the dial, where the train wheel bridges in charge of the off-centre hour display were skilfully skeletonized and screwed firmly to…

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Oris Dive Control Limited Edition – built for professionals

Oris Dive Control Limited Edition – built for professionals

Oris dives deep into their repertoire of watchmaking genius to craft the Dive Control Limited Edition, an evolutionary progression on the independent Swiss company’s high-performance ProDiver watch, made for professional divers. The watch has a 51mm case cast in lightweight Grade 2 titanium and coated in highly scratch-resistant black DLC. It features the Oris-patented Rotation Safety System, or RSS, a signature Oris device that securely locks the uni-directional rotating bezel in place during a dive. The new watch also features a 60-minute chronograph counter at 12 o’clock, with key detailing…

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Top global fragrance houses prepare inspiring creations targeting Gulf’s US$2.8 billion perfume market

Top global fragrance houses prepare inspiring creations targeting Gulf’s US$2.8 billion perfume market

Dubai, UAE: Top fragrance houses from across the globe will converge in Dubai Monday (April 15th), as they reveal a whole new world of inspiring scents, perfumes, essential oils and aromas at the Middle East and Africa’s largest trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing. Beautyworld Middle East 2019 will feature more than 1,780 exhibitors from 66 countries when it opens for the 24th time from 15-17 April at the Dubai International and Convention Centre. The annual three-day event covers six product groups, including Fragrance Compounds and Finished…

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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Al Ain FC Edition

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Al Ain FC Edition

Roger Dubuis announced the kick-off of their grand partnership with Al Ain Football Club, current UAE League champions and former Asian Champions. The Swiss fine watch brand renowned for its avant-garde style and timepieces of extreme technicality and extraordinary complications, signed the agreement as Official Timekeeper of Al Ain FC at a ceremony held at the club’s iconic Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain. The partnership represents the coming together of two entities; that have scaled the peaks of their respective fields and are dedicated to maintaining standards of…

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Elegant and feminine new Mini Bubble set to make a big splash

Elegant and feminine new Mini Bubble set to make a big splash

The Bubble flaunts its curves once again: In stark contrast to the XXL versions designed for thrill seekers, it’s now time to meet the “Mini” version, measuring only 17 mm. It’s the first compact Bubble watch bearing the Corum signature! Absolutely stunning, curvy and proud of it: Corum’s Bubble continues to bare its curves. Originally only available in 3 sizes: 42, 47 and 52 mm, the collection now includes the all-unique 17 mm diameter. Especially created for women, the piece adopts the design of its famous predecessors: a round stainless…

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Jazz musician Paolo Fresu wears an Eberhard & Co. timepiece

Jazz musician Paolo Fresu wears an Eberhard & Co. timepiece

The renowned Sardinian musician – a trumpet virtuoso and one of the most significant exponents of modern jazz – has always loved watches and is a great fan of the brand. He now joins the ranks of ambassadors for the Swiss watchmakers, who have chosen the Chrono 4 for him. This timepiece, whose special patented device with four aligned counters has revolutionised the way we tell the time, will accompany him on all his forthcoming, much-awaited musical appointments and in his everyday life. A unique watch for an incomparable talent.…

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Big data and artificial intelligence to play a big role in Middle East’s automotive aftermarket future, experts say

Big data and artificial intelligence to play a big role in Middle East’s automotive aftermarket future, experts say

Dubai, UAE: An ongoing transformation in the Middle East automotive industry will have a sizeable impact on the regional aftermarket, with big data and analytics playing a pivotal role in how industry players optimise their value chain, experts said today (27 March 2019.) Vishal Sanghavi, Project Manager for Automotive and Transportation at research and advisory firm Aranca, said megatrends such as shared mobility, electrification, connectivity and autonomous vehicles, will lead to a big shift in the redistribution of profits across the value chain, with the emergence of new technologies opening…

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Roger Dubuis at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Roger Dubuis at Geneva Motor Show 2019

Revved up, high geared and pumped… Roger Dubuis is right up there when it comes to being streets ahead of the crowd and appealing to a community united by a powerful tribal feeling. So whether it’s about code-breaking designs, thundering technology or passionate performance, the brand that dares to be different is quick off the mark, with the support of its perpetually creative R&D division. With a constant ear to the ground for what’s going on out there, of recent years, the latter has drawn inspiration from a range of…

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Tonda 1950 Stone-set range

Tonda 1950 Stone-set range

Parmigiani Fleurier presents a new stone-set Tonda 1950 range, one which offers extraordinary brilliance. The round diamonds of the Tonda 1950 Stone-set and the precious stones of the Tonda 1950 Rainbow illuminate Parmigiani Fleurier’s revamped ultra-thin women’s watch. THE SETTING OF DIAMONDS AND PRECIOUS STONES The new Tonda 1950 for women has a large bezel, reducing the area of the dial and providing a broader surface on which to set the precious stones. No fewer than 51 round diamonds adorn the edge of the watch, totalling 1.82 carats. Thanks to…

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24TH edition of Beautyworld Middle East 2019 to open in Dubai April 15th

24TH edition of Beautyworld Middle East 2019 to open in Dubai April 15th

Dubai, UAE: Beautyword Middle East has for long been setting the trends for the regional beauty and wellbeing industries – being the first to showcase the latest in fashion, cutting-edge developments in cosmetics, hair care, make-up etc. on a platform that serves as a show window for leading trade buyers and decision makers across the wider Middle East. Now, Beautyworld Middle East 2019 brings the all-new Front Row, a novel feature that encapsulates all the passion, joie de vivre, creative energy, innovative nature that drives an industry that is constantly…

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SriLankan Airlines to increase frequencies to Japan

SriLankan Airlines to increase frequencies to Japan

SriLankan Airlines, one of the first carriers to fly to Tokyo’s Narita International Airport, is celebrating 35 years of flying to Narita by increasing its number of frequencies up to five per week, with Sri Lanka growing rapidly in popularity as a destination for Japanese travelers. SriLankan is the only airline to operate non-stop from Tokyo to Colombo and provides rapid connections to many cities in South India and also to the Maldives which is a highly popular destination among Japanese tourists. Sri Lanka welcomed nearly 50,000 Japanese visitors in…

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Oris Aquis Date-Green Machine

Oris Aquis Date-Green Machine

The Oris Aquis is recognized around the world as a quality Swiss Made diver’s watch that offers class-leading performance. For the first time, it’s now available with a green dial and bezel in a 39.50 mm case, a versatile size that will transfer from desk to beach and back again with ease. Despite the slimness and gentle ergonomics of its case, it’s hugely robust and water-resistant to an impressive 30 bar (300 metres). Its diver’s watch credentials continue with a screw-down crown with protection and a uni directional rotating bezel,…

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Chronoswiss Rolls Out Latest Version Of Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition

Chronoswiss Rolls Out Latest Version Of Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition

  Chronoswiss has rolled out the latest version of their Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton, this one in a limited edition of just 30 pieces. The brand that specializes in regulator movements has been offering a skeletonized version of their Flying Grand Regulator ever since they first introduced it in 2014.   Housed in a 44-mm stainless steel case, with satin-brushed and polished finishes, composed of 21 parts, the Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton is one very special piece. The knurled finish on the sides and vintage-look onion crown, are iconic Chronoswiss…

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