Oval Watch with Articulated Hands-Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier

Oval Watch with Articulated Hands-Restoration by Parmigiani Fleurier

All the watches in the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Collection have specific features that Parmigiani Fleurier has had the pleasure of studying during their time in its restoration workshop. Among them is an oval watch with telescopic hands that inspired one of the Fleurier-based brand’s modern timepieces. The oval watch with articulated hands dates back to around 1800. It is a pocket watch of English origin. The hands are designed to trace the elliptical form of the dial. A holistic approach was adopted for this timepiece, with the case, dial…

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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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Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère

Corum And Joachim Horsley Light Up The Folies Bergère

A unique talent, an art for combining classic and modern to reinvent tradition. A youthful, refreshing, impertinent, offbeat style. An apt description of Joachim Horsley – or could it be Corum? Probably both, and that’s what brought these two figures together. Millions of people know Joachim Horsley… without ever seeing or recognising him. He has composed film scores for Dreamworks productions, arranged songs for Michael Bublé and John Legend, performed on stage with Ben Folds, and even has a YouTube channel for his own arrangements, which have been played a…

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Global media icon Richard Quest applauds his SriLankan experience

Global media icon Richard Quest applauds his SriLankan experience

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, welcomed aboard the global media icon Richard Quest of CNN during his journey from London to Colombo recently. He also spent many memorable moments at the Airline’s Headquarters subsequently, exploring the operational areas and interacting with staff, thus gathering fascinating facets of the SriLankan story for his much coveted ‘CNN Business Traveller’ programme. During his journey from London to Colombo, Mr. Quest was interacting with the passengers with much enthusiasm and shared experiences with the…

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Oris Aquis Date Diamonds makes for a stunning Valentine’s Day gift for the woman of style

Oris Aquis Date Diamonds makes for a stunning Valentine’s Day gift for the woman of style

Oris is pleased to introduce one of the most glamorous watches it has ever created, the Aquis Date Diamonds. The bezel of this elegant mechanical timepiece is set with 43 diamonds (totalling 1.075 carats) and a single dark blue sapphire as a dive time indicator. These complement the 11 diamond-set hour markers on the watch’s blue sunray dial and its blue satin strap. As well as being a sparkling evening accessory, the unique Aquis Date Diamonds doubles as a technical instrument. Designed for women who stand out. It’s also a…

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Eberhard & Co. Gilda timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine’s Day gift

Eberhard & Co. Gilda  timepiece makes an extraordinary Valentine’s Day gift

Eberhard & Co., historic watchmaking company with a strong masculine identity, makes a turn towards “Her” and is pleased to present Gilda, the unique “feminine” wristwatch of the Maison. Authentic and with a multifaceted character, the Gilda collection celebrates and embodies the elegance Valentine’s Day. An harmonious union of modernity and tradition, accentuated by the soft lines of its 18 ct. red gold elliptical case and the choice of materials, expresses both a contemporary, self-assured character and a refined, delicate soul. Animated by a quartz movement, truly versatile in the…

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Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts

Elegant diamond-swathed Kalpa Kalparisma set to dazzle fine watch enthusiasts

The Kalpa collection was one of the very first women’s collections created by Parmigiani Fleurier. This standard-setting series of watches has evolved into a number of sub-brands including:  Kalpa Kalparisma, Kalpa Donna and Kalpa Piccola. Made specifically for the elegant woman of style, the collection has moved away from Parmigiani’s characteristic round dials and instead sports a decidedly trendy rectangular outline which adds to the collection’s appeal. The design is narrow and handcrafted for women, in a timeless studded strap construction. The stunning newcomer in this collection – the Kalpa…

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Corum Golden Bridge Round 39

Corum Golden Bridge Round 39

It will soon be 40 years old. But the best is yet to come. Beyond its men’s and women’s models, its manual or automatic winding, its vertical or horizontal structure, there is still no shortage of pages left to be written about the baguette movement. The Golden Bridge Round 39 is a perfect example. It is probably one of the most daring High Jewellery creations, not only for Corum but for contemporary watchmaking. The Golden Bridge Round 39’s unique architecture features an exquisite interplay of shapes with its horizontal baguette…

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Oris 56th Reno Air Races Limited Edition

Oris 56th Reno Air Races Limited Edition

Oris returns to Nevada this September as the Official Timepiece Sponsor of the world-famous 56th Reno Air Races. The independent Swiss watch company has produced a limited edition version of the Big Crown ProPilot GMT to mark the full-throttle partnership with the event. The automatic watch has a 45 mm stainless steel case and a bezel design inspired by the turbine blades of a jet engine. The case back is engraved with the official National Championship Air Races logo, and the tip of its central second time zone hand is…

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Parmigiani Fleurier welcomes Amanda Lui to its Friends of the Brand family

Parmigiani Fleurier welcomes Amanda Lui to its Friends of the Brand family

Since its establishment in 1996, top-tier Swiss watchmaker PARMIGIANI FLEURIER has been built on a powerful conviction: restoring the value of Swiss watchmaking art as heritage, by making it part of an ongoing tradition of manufacturing expertise. With utmost respect for traditions, the brand works in harmony with watchmaking traditions, endeavouring to restore historic watchmaking marvels while creating new collections including Kalpa, Tonda and Toric that combine traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge modern design. PARMIGIANI FLEURIER’s creations have been endeared by elite from all over the world, including Friends of the…

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SriLankan Airlines crowned ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’

SriLankan Airlines crowned ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’

SriLankan Airlines, the largest carrier into the Maldives, won the coveted title of ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’ at the MATATO Travel Awards in the Maldives, polling the most number of votes from the travelling public ahead of many of the world’s best reputed airlines. The Maldives Travel Awards is a product of the Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO). The 8th edition of the awards had a record number of nominations in all major categories, with 236 nominations in 28 categories representing more than 100 registered…

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Chronoswiss Regulator Classic Carbon Racer

Chronoswiss Regulator Classic Carbon Racer

 Steel, carbon, Superluminova, 100m water resistant, shock proof – motor sport-inspired Regulator Classic Carbon Racer goes to the limit  Adrenaline, racing cars, Formula 1… even the first glimpse of the new Regulator Classic Carbon Racer immediately thrusts you into the world of motor sport, as this special timepiece, in the style of an automotive cockpit, is guaranteed to impress. Its distinctive stainless steel case, high-tech carbon mesh dial and the look of a speedometer just cry out “speed”. The new model brings together the colors typically associated with motor sport:…

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Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact

Traversetolo Vitre in blue dial makes stunning impact

The Traversetolo Vitre from Eberhard & Co. is truly magnificent in its simple lines and elegant finish that gives the timepiece an altogether winning charm. The manually wound 43mm Vitre, now comes with a striking blue dial, to add to the white and black dial versions available earlier. The brilliant blue of the Vitre dial comes with “soleil” finishing. With snailed finishing setting off the seconds counter, white superluminova on the minute profile and rhodium-plated applied indices, makes for easy readability in any light conditions. Like its previous iterations, the…

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Leading business leader Ashok Pathirage appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

Leading business leader Ashok Pathirage appointed Chairman of SriLankan Airlines

SriLankan Airlines is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ashok Pathirage as Chairman of the SriLankan Airlines Group by its principle shareholder the Government of Sri Lanka. Mr. Pathirage is a leading businessman and founder of Softlogic Holdings PLC, of which he is the Chairman and Managing Director. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of a number of reputed companies including Asiri Hospital Holdings PLC, Softlogic Capital PLC, Softlogic Life Insurance PLC and Odel PLC, all of which are public companies listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange. He…

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Oris Art Blakey Limited Edition

Oris Art Blakey Limited Edition

Oris returns to its long-running series of jazz watches with a piece inspired by the American jazz drummer and bandleader Art Blakey. Art was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1919, and made his name in the 1940s and 1950s playing alongside fellow icons of jazz Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, all of whom Oris has previously celebrated with limited edition watches. In the 1950s, Art formed the Jazz Messengers and would go on to play with them for more than three decades. He died in 1990 and won…

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SriLankan Airlines and Gulf Air ink codeshare agreement

SriLankan Airlines and Gulf Air ink codeshare agreement

SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, and Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, have entered into a codeshare partnership with effect from 18th December 2019, significantly enhancing the travel options of their respective valued customers. Under this agreement, SriLankan Airlines will place its ‘UL’ code on Gulf Air’s flights from Bahrain to Colombo, the Greek capital Athens and Larnaca in Cyprus.Gulf Air will in turn place its ‘GF’ code on SriLankan Airlines’ flights from Colombo to Bahrain. Mr. Vipula Gunatilleka, SriLankan Airlines’ Group Chief…

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Corum pushes creative boundaries once again with the AC-One 45 Openwork Automatic and Automatic Tourbillon

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 luxury offshore boating, the Admiral AC-One 45 is even sportier, bolder and pushes the boundaries…

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Aquadate Chrono Eberhard & Co. presents the chronograph version of its classic timepiece

Aquadate Chrono Eberhard & Co. presents the chronograph version of its classic timepiece

The Aquadate collection now includes a new chronograph version, which Eberhard & Co. designed to increase the offer of one of its popular timepieces. Animated by a calibre that is proven to be robust and reliable, Aquadate Chrono remains true to the aesthetic codes of the time-only version, starting with the bezel decorated with knurls. The dial, available in different colours, is enriched with “vagues-droites” decoration and the shield – symbol of the Maison – at 12 o’clock. As anticipated by the piece’s name – “Aquadate” – the date window…

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Parmigiani Creates History With World’s First Hijri Calendar Wristwatch

Parmigiani Creates History With World’s First Hijri Calendar Wristwatch

Parmigiani Fleurier, renowned makers of iconic Swiss luxury watches made haute horological history in Dubai, with the world premiere of the first wristwatch using the Islamic Hijri Perpetual Calendar. The iconic marvel of fine watchmaking design and innovative engineering was presented to an exclusive audience of VIPs, fine watch aficionados, collectors and select members of the media at a glittering function at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Dubai International Financial Centre on Tuesday 17th December. Presenting its very first wristwatch that features the Hijri Perpetual Calendar was no mean…

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Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco

Corum Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco

Corum unveils two limited editions of their Golden Bridge, combining the aesthetic of the baguette movement with that of suspension bridges. Two aerial works of art, suspended in the void, hoisting the creativity of the brand to a new level until now unexplored. Architecture is a transversal theme already largely explored by Corum. Recently, the Golden Bridge Stream, Round and Rectangle collections lent their unique aesthetics to compositions combining art and architecture, technique and aesthetic, creativity and respect for Fine Watchmaking traditions. The new Golden Bridge Round 43 Art Deco…

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