Tonda 1950 Skeleton

Tonda 1950 Skeleton

The magic and complexity of skeletonising an ultra-thin model Parmigiani Fleurier is paying tribute to its iconic ultra-thin model – the Tonda 1950 – honouring it with a fully skeletonised dial to showcase the minute details of its mechanism. Successfully skeletonising an ultra-thin movement, whose slim structure renders it fragile, requires master craftsmanship and the ability to translate the skill inherent in the calibre’s design. This process reveals all the refinement of the movement, from the complexity of its drivetrain to the beauty of each decoration. It is these details…

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Steady growth at Automechanika Dubai 2019 underlines successful conclusion of MEA’s foremost auto aftermarket trade fair

Steady growth at Automechanika Dubai 2019 underlines successful conclusion of MEA’s foremost auto aftermarket trade fair

Three day event features 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries, 32,414 visitors from 146 countries Dubai, UAE:  The steady growth in both exhibitor and visitor numbers at Automechanika Dubai 2019 has underlined a successful conclusion to the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade fair. The 17th edition of the annual showcase, which took place from 10-12 June at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, registered a four percent year-on-year increase in exhibitors in 2019, with 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries on-board. Pre-audited visitor and trade buyer numbers…

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SriLankan Airlines named world’s most punctual

SriLankan Airlines named world’s most punctual

SriLankan Airlines achieved the remarkable feat of being named the World’s Most Punctual Airline yet again, with 90.75% of its flights in May 2019 being ‘on-time’ throughout its route network. This is the second time in less than 12 months that SriLankan has achieved this milestone, having also achieved the world’s number one ranking in September 2018 with a punctuality rating of 91.37%. Vipula Gunatilleka, Group Chief Executive Officer of SriLankan, said: “Heartiest congratulations to our companywide team, guided by our Punctuality Improvement Committee, that toils day in and day…

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Oris and The Oceans Project

Oris and The Oceans Project

Oris’s mission to bring change for the better has many expressions, one of which is to clean, protect and restore the world’s oceans by supporting pioneering non-profit organisations Oris is on a mission to bring change for the better, particularly to the world’s oceans. The independent Swiss watch company has been supporting and championing ocean conservation programmes for years, most recently through The Oceans Project, which raises awareness and funds for pioneering agencies with game-changing visions. The latest expression of Oris’s mission is the Blue Whale Limited Edition, the third…

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Happy Father’s Day with Tonda 1950 Skeleton

Happy Father’s Day with Tonda 1950 Skeleton

Parmigiani Fleurier is paying tribute to its iconic ultra-thin model – the Tonda 1950 – honouring it with a fully skeletonised dial to showcase the minute details of its mechanism. Successfully skeletonising an ultra-thin movement, whose slim structure renders it fragile, requires master craftsmanship and the ability to translate the skill inherent in the calibre’s design. This process reveals all the refinement of the movement, from the complexity of its drivetrain to the beauty of each decoration. It is these details that make the Tonda 1950 Skeleton so prestigious. SKELETONISING…

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Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier

Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier

The restoration and preservation of watchmaking heritage represent the very foundation and origins of Parmigiani Fleurier. Its expertise dates back to 1976, when master watchmaker Michel Parmigiani opened a restoration workshop. In 1996, the Parmigiani Fleurier brand was created around this centre of excellence. Restoration requires the highest level of watchmaking expertise. Much of what is learnt is actually linked to forgotten activities of the past; activities which are imprinted in the brand’s watches. The Parmigiani Fleurier restoration workshop is a department that deals with all types of horological objects.…

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Eberhard & Co. Alfa Romeo Limited Edition

Eberhard & Co. Alfa Romeo Limited Edition

Eberhard & Co, fine Swiss watchmakers with the classic touch, have been known for tellling the time in distinctive fashion across all all walks of life, The Swiss maison has now pulled out the stops in an extravagant tribute to Italian automotive giants, Alfa Romeo. With the new ‘Quadrifoglio Verde’ chronograph, Eberhard & Co. salutes the high-powered premium auto brand, an icon of performance and style. This watch embodies the all the technical prowess and style which, for generations, have characterized the products from these two centres of innovation and…

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HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours 17th Automechanika in Dubai

HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum tours 17th Automechanika in Dubai

Dubai, UAE: Automechanika Dubai 2019, the 17th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade fair, was opened today (10th June) by His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. With 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries spanning 63,300sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, the annual three-day event features 23 country pavilions and 34 international trade associations, while more than half of the 32,000-plus trade visitors are expected to come from outside of the UAE. The biggest names in the global automotive…

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SriLankan Airlines, the official airline partner of Melbourne’s Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

SriLankan Airlines, the official airline partner of Melbourne’s Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2019

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance continuing to establish its brand presence in Australia, became the official airline partner of the Great Ocean Road Running Festival, recently. The Airline was also the title sponsor of the much sought after 6 km race of the Festival. Known as Australia’s most iconic running festival, GORRF attracted 8200 runners this year, by far the highest participation in the event’s history. The Airline’s title event, 6 km race attracted almost 1000 athletes. Tom Sellwood who…

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Corum Golden Bridges

Corum Golden Bridges

Corum is releasing two unique versions of its Golden Bridge. Made exclusively of diamonds, the snow setting involves arranging a random number of diamonds of all sizes in such a way that together, they cover up the entirety of the metal. It is a high-level jewellery practice for two reasons. Firstly, the meticulous choice of the placement of each diamond. Though each one is different, they must still be as close to one another as possible, interlocking to the micron so the edges are almost touching. There is thus no…

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Oris Aquis Date Collection makes a stunning Eid gift

Oris Aquis Date Collection makes a stunning Eid gift

Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver’s watch has been given a cool, fresh finish with a mint-grey gradient dial and a grey tungsten bezel insert. At 39.50 mm in diameter, the Oris Aquis is at its most versatile. It’s easy to wear and slips naturally under a cuff, just as over a wetsuit, thanks to the extension system on its stainless steel metal bracelet. On top of that, it’s also a high performance diver’s watch, offering the robust architecture and critical functionality a diver needs when at depth. Its stainless steel case…

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National Carrier shares the spirit of Vesak with passengers at BIA

National Carrier shares the spirit of Vesak with passengers at BIA

SriLankan Airlines, the National carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the reputed oneworld alliance, commemorated Vasak at its home base, Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Colombo recently. The Srilankan Airlines’ Vesak message to the world from the Karaniya Metta Sutta is “Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” Symbolizing the generosity of Sri Lankan community through ‘dansal’, passengers departing, arriving and transiting through the Bandaranaike International airport were treated to refreshments in commemoration of Vesak. SriLankan Airlines’…

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TAZIO NUVOLARI VANDERBILT CUP

TAZIO NUVOLARI VANDERBILT CUP

Eberhard & Co. presents the stylish Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup as an ideal gift for Father’s Day   The “Tazio Nuvolari – Vanderbilt Cup” collection is dedicated to one of the most exciting and renowned race from Nuvolari, won on Long Island in America in 1936, on board of his12-cylinder Alfa Romeo. Tazio and his Vanderbilt Cup make racing history. Eberhard & Co. celebrates this legendary, prestigious victory with the Tazio Nuvolari–Vanderbilt Cup collection, characterized by a great temperament and a sporting spirit Tazio Nuvolari Vanderbilt Cup is a mechanical,…

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Celebrate Eid with Corum

Celebrate Eid with Corum

Corum pushes creative boundaries once again with the AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic and Automatic Tourbillon In 2013, the Admiral collection welcomed a new line to the family- the Admiral AC-One. Keeping in mind the key design codes of the Admiral Collection, the lines of the iconic dodecagonal-shaped case was reworked to become more rounded, and angles less prominent. Taking into consideration the size and weight of the 45mm diameter-case of the AC-One 45, titanium became the material of choice for this contemporary reinterpretation. Designed as a robust timepiece to complement…

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Oris Aquis Date Collection makes a stunning Eid gift

Oris Aquis Date Collection makes a stunning Eid gift

Oris’s high-performance Aquis diver’s watch has been given a cool, fresh finish with a mint-grey gradient dial and a grey tungsten bezel insert. At 39.50 mm in diameter, the Oris Aquis is at its most versatile. It’s easy to wear and slips naturally under a cuff, just as over a wetsuit, thanks to the extension system on its stainless steel metal bracelet. On top of that, it’s also a high performance diver’s watch, offering the robust architecture and critical functionality a diver needs when at depth. Its stainless steel case…

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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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