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Perrelet TURBINE XS - Sparkling and mischievous

Surfing on the wave of success generated by its flagship product, Perrelet today acknowledges the ladies by producing its Turbine in a completely feminine look; a collection with two faces, urbane and perfect for getting away.The new TURBINE XS has a 41mm case and is equally seductive in stainless steel as in DLC-coated stainless steel. Its curved lines with alternating polished and brushed surfaces provide a more sensual feel.Like fine drops of frozen rain, diamonds cover the bezel, horns and case sides of the most glamorous version. Dressed ready for an evening occasion bathed in light, the studded varieties of the Turbine XS dazzle with a brilliance, which holds already in itself a promise of elegance.The lower dial in white or black mother-of-pearl allows magnificent rays of light to f ......read more

CORUM opens a new boutique in Paris

Paris 8th arrondissement, Rue Pierre Charron: Montres Corum inaugurated a new flagship store in the heart of the Golden Triangle, a high luxury area on the right bank of Paris and offering the finest showcase to celebrate the end of the year.Corum continues to strengthen its direct distribution by launching an exclusive new boutique in the heart of the French capital. It is in collaboration with Kronometry 1999 that the brand with a key “unlocked” this prestigious space entirely dedicated to the universe of the La Chaux-de-Fonds maison.Nestled in a historical building, embellished by the charm of ashlar stones, the store is dressed in accordance with the codes of the brand: the purity of the white intersecting with the character of the ebony softwood. Adorned with premium materials, the bo ......read more

Safety and security for petrochemical industry to be key focus area at Intersec 2014

Range of solutions and technologies to be on show from leading international specialistsWith most of the booming Middle East economies driven by the continuing growth in international demand for oil and gas, the safety and security of the crucial petrochemical sector takes high priority in the region.As a result Intersec 2014, the Middle East's foremost international trade platform for safety, fire protection and security, will showcase a full complement of solutions custom-made for the petrochemical industry. Straddling across all four of Intersec's focus areas – Commercial Security, Fire & Rescue, Homeland Security & Policing and Safety & Health – will be a variety of security, safety and protection technologies, products and solutions designed to ensure the continuing safety ......read more

Gilda Temptation - a curvaceous feminine classic from Eberhard & Co.

Eberhard & Co.'s latest version of the classic Gilda timepiece exudes sensuous feminine charm and is a soulful expression of the very best in watchmaking design and craftsmanship. Now there is an intriguing new addition to the Gilda range of timepieces for women from Maison Eberhard & Co.: a sinuous snake that coils around the collection's soft leather straps, making them even more eye-catching.The white gold clip, studded with black stones along its lithe coils, illuminated by two eyes adorned with white stones, is only available to order, for women who know their own mind... It can be attached to all Gilda models with a leather strap. Irresistibly sinuous in look and feel, the new Gilda is inspired by the beauty of nature and its varied forms. The distinctive curved lines of the ......read more

Better Times- Juma Al Majid Watches Division opens new showroom in Al Ghurair Centre

[New Extension] as a part of its aggressive retail expansion. Since its inception over three decades ago, Juma Al Majid Watches division has been synonymous with retailing and distributing opulence technological and lifestyle watches. Eng. Khaled M. Issa COO, Juma Al Majid Group, explains that “With the opening of the new showroom we expect to accommodate and cater to even more consumers in light of the growing demand for modern premium watches .”He adds, “The new retail space allows us to showcase our expanding product line as we continue to develop exclusive new product categories to cater to changing consumer needs.”According to Shaikh Imam Divisional Manager of Juma Al Majid Watches Division “the opening of yet another Better Times showroom in Dubai is a part of our retail expansion st ......read more

Roger Dubuis continues undoing the past to reshape the future

Sci-fi movie screenplay or childhood fairy-tale gone wrong? Neither: it is instead the latest flight of fancy into the incredible, extraordinary universe of Roger Dubuis. A universe in which fantastic definitely rhymes with iconoclastic. A universe in which the brand rips apart established codes, the better to reinterpret them. An approach annually showcased on its booth at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). A spirit epitomised in the renaissance of its iconic Hommage collection that will be the star of the show at this next edition. This time, however, Roger Dubuis gives a whole new meaning to the end-of-year saying “ring out the old, ring in the new”, by inviting one and all to share in a unique social media experience leading well beyond December 31st, right the way ......read more

IOSH Seminar To Highlight Health And Safety In The Workplace

Safety issues in the workplace, the welfare of the workforce and the benefits of ensuring a secure and conducive work environment will be some of the key topics discussed at the IOSH Middle East Occupational Health Seminar, being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, alongside Intersec 2014.The one-day summit which is backed by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), will focus on topics related to Occupational Health that are vital to the Middle East region. “Workplace safety is an issue that is of prime importance in a region which is in the midst of a period of sustained infrastructural and commercial growth,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Intersec. “Summits such as these, with the support of IOSH, play a sign ......read more

Strong Representation From Country Pavilions And Trade Associations At Intersec 2014

With the stage set for an even larger and more comprehensive Intersec 2014, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is reporting strong participation from country pavilions and trade associations, many of them first time participants.Intersec, the leading international business and networking event for the safety, security and fire protection industries in the region has traditionally enjoyed the support of many international trade associations as well as regional authorities, helping its growing region-wide impact. This year's edition which takes place in Dubai from January 19 to 21, 2014, will enjoy support from a wide range of international trade associations. These include: ASME (the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, Singapore), the Italian security association – Assosicurezza; the B ......read more

Epoc Messe Frankfurt Unveils Strategic Expansion Plans - 50% Employee Growth

Leading international trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt has unveiled a detailed strategic expansion plan aimed at strengthening its presence and footprint in the vital Middle East region.Aiming to build on the acknowledged success of the portfolio of trade shows organised by Dubai-based subsidiary Epoc Messe Frankfurt over the last decade, the group announced plans to significantly reinforce its status as a premier exhibition and conference organiser in the region.On the anvil are moves to further grow some of its market-leading brands such as Automechanika Dubai, Intersec and Beautyworld, all of which have registered an average 20% growth in 2013, as well as a significant expansion of the group's conference organising business. “Messe Frankfurt-organised trade events hav ......read more

“A Walk Through The Golden Bridge” With Corum And Vincent Calabrese

In the recently concluded “A Walk Through The Golden Bridge” tour of the United States, Corum and M. Vincent Calabrese, Inventor of the Golden Bridge hosted a series of Press and VIP Collectors events covering 3 major cities – New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Organized jointly with 3 of the most important retailers in New York – WEMPE, Miami – LEVINSON JEWELLERS and Los Angeles – CHONG HING JEWELERS, Corum and Vincent Calabrese had the opportunity to meet with more than 50 VIP Collectors and Clients as well as more than 15 key media covering print, web and television.During this tour, Corum and Vincent Calabrese presented the history of the invention of the Golden Bridge, and the evolution of this iconic collection since the last 30 years. Present were also 3 historical timepieces of the C ......read more

Safe building design and fire prevention in focus at Safety Design in Buildings Conference in Muscat

Intersec supports GCC-wide programme designed to heighten awareness of importance of safety designSafety in building design, strengthening systems of fire safety, current building codes and the prevalent standards of building safety will be in focus at the upcoming Safety Design in Buildings Conference being held in Muscat on Wednesday, December 4th.Organised by Sesam Business Consultants, the conference is supported by Intersec - the Middle East's international trade fair and conference for security, safety and fire protection. The conference forms part of a GCC-wide initiative to discuss safety and security in buildings in the region as well as to promote a dialogue between regional industry professionals and international experts.“The need for stringent implementation of building codes ......read more

Roger Dubuis Opens Latest Boutique At Abu Dhabi's “The Galleria” At Sowwah Square In Partnership With Al Manara Internat ...

Leading Swiss luxury watch brand Roger Dubuis unveiled their latest exclusive boutique in the UAE, with CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué inaugurating the luxurious outlet in the capital Abu Dhabi.Located in the renowned Galleria at Sowwah Square complex on Al Maryah Island, the boutique will be operated in partnership with Al Manara International Jewellery, the capital's leading retailer for world class watches and jewellery.The ultra-plush showcase of Roger Dubuis' signature timepieces, is expected to attract a large number of the capital's luxury connoisseurs who have a preference for the exceptional styling and daring design that typifies the Maison's collections.Speaking at the inauguration, Mr. Pontroué said: “Abu Dhabi and the UAE represent a highly significant market for our brand, whic ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Limited Collection Americas and the Chaosopolis series of Guillaume Corpart Mu ...

Corum launches with enthusiasm its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas through a new partnership with photographer Guillaume Corpart and his series of photographs: Chaosopolis Corum decided to celebrate its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas by associating each edition to a photograph by internationally-renowned artist: Guillaume Corpart Muller. He specially focuses his work on the existing relationship between people and their environment.The Americas series of Guillaume Corpart Muller has been specially developed for Corum and the launch of its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph dedicated to the American continent. The photographs follow the spirit of CHAOSOPOLIS, a series developed by the artist to explore the ......read more

Messe Frankfurt In The Fray For Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014

Leading exhibition and conference organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH, is all set to further strengthen its ties with the world of sailing in the coming year. A team of talented sailors will represent Epoc Messe Frankfurt at Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014, set to take place from February 9 to 24, 2014.Following in the footsteps of their predecessors, who finished a creditable fifth in this year's sailing regatta with a stirringly determined performance, this year's team of youngsters, flying the Messe Frankfurt flag, are set to take on the best from the GCC and the world in Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2014.As in this year's tour, the Messe Frankfurt team for 2014 will comprise of a number of youngsters from Europe, making their debut in the warm waters of the Gulf. This time though, the you ......read more

Perrelet's Cutting-Edge Style Captivates At Jewellery Arabia 2013

Unveiling their new releases for 2013 to the region at the recently concluded Jewellery Arabia in Manama, Bahrain, leading Swiss luxury watch maker Perrelet, underlined the emphasis on cutting edge design and svelte styling.Perrelet made its presence felt in no uncertain terms at the 22nd edition of the region's foremost watch and jewellery show, with their latest masterpieces catching the eye at local partner Asia Jewellers' booth. This is the second year for Perrelet to be present at the regional gathering of watch and jewellery aficionados.Perrelet unveiled their latest models in the men's collections: Turbine Chrono, Turbine and Tourbillon Black & Gold – the latter being previewed exclusively for the Middle East.Reflecting the creative flair of Perrelet's master watchmakers, the el ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Limited Collection Americas And The Chaosopolis Series Of Guillaume Corpart Mu ...

Corum launches with enthusiasm its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas through a new partnership with photographer Guillaume Corpart and his series of photographs: Chaosopolis Corum decided to celebrate its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas by associating each edition to a photograph by internationally-renowned artist: Guillaume Corpart Muller. He specially focuses his work on the existing relationship between people and their environment.The Americas series of Guillaume Corpart Muller has been specially developed for Corum and the launch of its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph dedicated to the American continent. The photographs follow the spirit of CHAOSOPOLIS, a series developed by the artist to explore the ......read more

Lexmark International, Inc. Announced Financial Results For The Third Quarter Of 2013

"In the third quarter, Lexmark continued solid execution of our strategy of transforming to an end-to-end solutions provider, and delivered revenue that exceeded our July guidance range, EPS at the top of the range and also strong free cash flow," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Perceptive Software's profitability increased significantly compared to last year and once again both managed print services and Perceptive Software revenue grew at a double-digit rate, reflecting the imaging and software synergies we're creating."Lexmark's value proposition is unique and squarely focused on helping our customers solve their unstructured information challenges, enabling us to lead in this large and expanding market," Rooke said."Lexmark ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Welcomes Gennaro Gattuso to Dubai*

Italian midfield general and watch enthusiast is Brand Ambassador for Swiss MaisonDubai, November 2013:Italian World Cup-winning midfield maestro, Gennaro Gattuso, received a warm welcome on his recent visit to Dubai. Gattuso was in Dubai as Brand Ambassador for Eberhard & Co., renowned Swiss manufacturer of fine watches.A self-confessed enthusiast for fine watches, Gattuso has been lionised by fans of the beautiful game the world over, for his tenacious tackling and supreme mastery as a defensive midfielder, Presenting Eberhard & Co.'s exquisite line of finely-crafted timepieces to the discerning watch lovers of the Middle East, Gattuso's partnership with the Swiss maison reflects the spirit of excellence each have attained in their respective fields – football and watchmaking. Eb ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Welcomes Gennaro Gattuso To Dubai

Dubai, November 2013: Italian World Cup-winning midfield maestro, Gennaro Gattuso, received a warm welcome on his recent visit to Dubai. Gattuso was in Dubai as Brand Ambassador for Eberhard & Co., renowned Swiss manufacturer of fine watches.A self-confessed enthusiast for fine watches, Gattuso has been lionised by fans of the beautiful game the world over, for his tenacious tackling and supreme mastery as a defensive midfielder, Presenting Eberhard & Co.'s exquisite line of finely-crafted timepieces to the discerning watch lovers of the Middle East, Gattuso's partnership with the Swiss maison reflects the spirit of excellence each have attained in their respective fields – football and watchmaking. Eberhard & Co. has always been strongly linked to the universe of sports, thank ......read more

Messe Frankfurt 2014 exhibition calendar begins with Heimtextil in Frankfurt in January

Middle East region experiences 5% growth in participation Over 1,000 visitors expected to travel from region to visit world's biggest spectrum of textile productsThe Middle East's growing significance in the international market place, thanks to its rapidly growing economy, flourishing trade networks and growing consumption levels, was underscored by senior officials from Messe Frankfurt, here on a promotional tour of the region. Speaking at a press conference in Dubai showcasing Heimtextil, the world's biggest spectrum of textile prod-ucts, trends and innovations, being held in Frankfurt from January 8 to 11, 2014, Olaf Schmidt, Vice-President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt stated: “We are here because Dubai, and the Middle East region in general, represent a ......read more

Over 1,000 Visitors Expected To Travel From Region To Visit World's Biggest Spectrum Of Textile Products

The Middle East's growing significance in the international market place, thanks to its rapidly growing economy, flourishing trade networks and growing consumption levels, was underscored by senior officials from Messe Frankfurt, here on a promotional tour of the region. Speaking at a press conference in Dubai showcasing Heimtextil, the world's biggest spectrum of textile products, trends and innovations, being held in Frankfurt from January 8 to 11, 2014, Olaf Schmidt, Vice-President Textiles & Textile Technologies at Messe Frankfurt stated: “We are here because Dubai, and the Middle East region in general, represent a very important area for us. This is a region which has emerged as an essential component in our business strategy thanks to the excellent opportunities it affords ......read more

Perrelet and Asia Jewellers at the Jewellery Arabia Exhibition

Bahrain, November 19th to 23rd 2013Perrelet will be one of the protagonists in the 22nd edition of Jewellery Arabia, the prestigious watch and jewelry exhibition to be held from November 19th to 23rd in Manama, Bahrain.Present for the second straight year on the Asia Jewellers booth, the Swiss brand's local partner, Perrelet will unveil its 2013 new releases to a public composed of professionals and enthusiasts. There will be a special focus on the cutting-edge models in the men's collections: Turbine Chrono, Turbine and Tourbillon Black & Gold – with the latter thus enjoying an exclusive preview in the Middle East.Admirably expressing Perrelet's creativity, the elegant contrast between black and pink gold shades is highlighted in the Turbine and Tourbillon Black & Gold limited edi ......read more

Corum Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Limited Collection Americas and the Chaosopolis series of Guillaume Corpart Mu ...

Corum launches with enthusiasm its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas through a new partnership with photographer Guillaume Corpart and his series of photographs: Chaosopolis Corum decided to celebrate its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph Americas by associating each edition to a photograph by internationally-renowned artist: Guillaume Corpart Muller. He specially focuses his work on the existing relationship between people and their environment.The Americas series of Guillaume Corpart Muller has been specially developed for Corum and the launch of its Limited Collection Admiral's Cup AC-One 45 Chronograph dedicated to the American continent. The photographs follow the spirit of CHAOSOPOLIS, a series developed by the artist to explore the ......read more

Intersec 2014 Growth driven by burgeoning safety, fire protection and security industries

Safety, fire protection and security remain high on the priority lists of governments and corporate companies worldwide given the current uncertain scenario in many parts of the world. The Middle East region, replete with its crucial reserves of oil and natural gas, and boasting some of the fastest growing economies within its ranks, is being viewed as a vitally important part of the world by the global safety, security and fire protection industries.This emphasis on greater security is felt in many ways including growing expenditure on security infrastructure, equipment and personnel by regional authorities as well as an increasing awareness in society about the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment.Given all this, it's not really surprising that Epoc Messe Frankfurt, or ......read more

Saint Honore Celebrates Uae's 42nd National Day With Elegance And Style

SAINT HONORE, world renowned for its unique contemporary elegance, will salute the leadership and people of the UAE, with the issue of a Limited Edition Worldcode watch, on the occasion of the country's 42nd National Day on December 2.“As a brand we have benefited enormously from the support and cooperation and excellent reception we have received from the leadership and citizens of the UAE. We therefore, take this opportunity to honour them on their National Day and join in the celebrations with this Limited Edition release,” said Olivier Birault, CEO of SAINT HONORE. “As pioneers of the UAE Limited Edition watches, SAINT HONORE has set the trend for a lot of our competitors. The revolutionary ceramic Worldcode represents a new milestone for the company through this limited release we hop ......read more

Gartner Again Positions Lexmark In The Leaders Quadrant Of 2013 MPS Magic Quadrant

Lexmark International, Inc. announced that it has once again been positioned in the Leaders quadrant by leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in its "Magic Quadrant: Managed Print Services Worldwide" report. In the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, Lexmark was evaluated on "completeness of vision" as well as its "ability to execute." According to Gartner, "Leaders provide MPS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today's MPS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow's MPS. Leaders characteristically augment the full scope of MPS with a wide range of added-value services. ......read more

Lutecia Chronograph For Gents: Strikingly Styled And Daringly Different

Strikingly styled and boasting of svelte lines, the Lutecia Chronograph for gents is the centrepiece of the 2013 Saint Honoré collection. Strikingly different from its peers, the Lutécia Chronograph boasts of an especially bold “cushion” shaping that sets it clearly apart from standard timepiece designs.Housed in a 42 mm steel case, the Lutécia Gent Chronograph strikes the perfect balance between performance, technology, elegance and contemporary styling. This exceptional timekeeping instrument was first and foremost created for performance. The times measured by this chronograph are easy to read and admire thanks to a skilfully organised dial.The intense, silver-coloured dial provides a gleaming setting for the oversized appliqué Roman numerals, while the snailed counters, aligned vertica ......read more

Strong Response From Regional Exhibitors To Epoc Messe Frankfurt's Fairconstruction Stand Solutions

Leading German trade fair and conference organiser in the Middle East, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, announced the successful regional debut of their parent company's global Fairconstruction initiative across a range of their trade fairs in Dubai.Fairconstruction, the value-added service initiative designed to provide greater benefits to the group's exhibiting partners, was first introduced to the Middle East during the 2012 edition of Light Middle East last October where four stands were developed under the new service. The Fairconstruction initiative was pioneered internationally by Messe Frankfurt in Germany and has been operating successfully for over 25 years.Epoc Messe Frankfurt reported that 64 Fairconstruction stand systems ranging from 6 to 36 sqm in size, were sold at Intersec in January ......read more

Rebecca De Alba - New Ambassador Of Corum

It is in the middle of the effervescence of the Salon International of Haute Horlogerie of Mexico (SIAR) that Corum announces its new partnership with the Mexican star: Rebecca de Alba. Combining altruism and elegance, this big-hearted artist has been chosen by Corum to carry the colors of the brand throughout Latin America. Pursuing its constant growth on the Latin American market, Corum follows its communication strategy by thinking globally while acting locally. With a clientele of connoisseurs and epicureans, Latin America is a really demanding market for which Corum keeps committing more and more. For that reason, Corum decided to partner with this Mexican celebrity to represent the brand across the continent. Fascinating and charismatic, Rebecca presents herself as the perfect partne ......read more

Cricket superstar Kevin Pietersen launches CITIZEN's new range of Super Titanium Watches in Dubai

England's Kevin Pietersen, one of the most exciting batsmen in cricket today, launched CITIZEN's new Super Titanium range of watches in Dubai yesterday. Amongst Pietersen's accolades include being England Captain, an ICC ODI player of the year , the fastest batsman to reach both 1000 and 2000 runs in ODI cricket. Pietersen is also CITIZEN's Brand Ambassador.Takahiro Miyazaki, General Manager of Citizen Watches Gulf Co, said: “We are delighted to have Kevin Pietersen in Dubai to unveil the latest line of our Super Titanium watches. From whatever little I know about cricket, I have realized that the game is all about precision and timing and KP has some extraordinary skills in this area which makes him a perfect fit for CITIZEN brand. On the field and off the field, Kevin Pietersen is ......read more

Today A New Complication Is Added: Perrelet Turbine Chrono

For the first time since its launch in 2009, Perrelet's iconic Turbine collection welcomes a horological complication; a chronograph, offering a further demonstration of the brand's technical expertise.Incorporating a chronograph into a Turbine watch represented a challenge to which Perrelet has risen with impressive ingenuity. The additional function is clearly displayed on the dial of the Turbine Chrono automatic model without detracting from the singular identity of the collection.Perrelet has successfully given rise to this original creation featuring a series of cleverly superimposed effects. The chronograph measurements are provided by a central seconds chronograph hand and a particularly innovative 60-minute counter. The former runs over a large inner bezel surrounding the dial, whi ......read more

Taiwan Excellence Brands Showcase Innovative Products at GITEX

Commit to deliver outstanding quality, elegant design and innovation21 Oct, 2013-Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Executives of some of the world's leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) firms from Taiwan presented their cutting-edge products and discuss industry trends at the "Taiwan Products Launch Conference" at GITEX 2013. The Conference that took place in Dubai at The Fairmont Hotel was supported by Ministry of Economic Affairs, organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade, and implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council. This event was attended by prominent businessmen and technology industry leaders from UAE and Taiwan. “Taiwan's technology companies offer innovative and elegantly designed product and solutions which are created with a primary focu ......read more

Leading Regional Projects Recognised At Inaugural Light Middle East Awards 2013

Leading lighting design projects from across the region were recognised recently at the first ever Light Middle East awards. The awards set out to recognise projects and companies that have shown outstanding performance and achievement in key areas of the industry. Agostina Renna, CEO for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at GE Lighting gave the key note address. The nominations received were judged by an enthusiastic jury of high profile industry professionals who combined considerable knowledge with a careful understanding of the aims and intentions of the Awards. “We all know that Dubai and the surrounding countries offer a wealth of potential and opportunity in many fields, and it is no different for the lighting industry. It is also no secret that many of the surrounding markets can ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Expands Into The Uk

Dunkin' Donuts, one of the world's leading coffee and baked goods chains, recently announced that it had signed agreements with two franchise groups to begin developing Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the United Kingdom. The two agreements call for the development of 50 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in Greater London over the next five years, with an initial focus on North London and East London. The chain is also in advanced discussions with additional franchise partners to help develop a total of 150 Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the UK over the next five years, which includes the two signed agreements.The Court Group, chaired by UK businessman David Sheepshanks, has signed a franchise agreement with Dunkin' Donuts to open 25 restaurants in East London over the next five years. DDMG Ltd., a p ......read more

Roger Dubuis Opens New Boutique at Abu Dhabi's Sowwah Square In Partnership With Al Manara International Jewellery

Discerning customers of the iconic line of fine Swiss timepieces crafted by master watchmaker Roger Dubuis, now have a stunning new location to access the brand's select collections in the UAE capital.Roger Dubuis' exclusive Boutique in Abu Dhabi's select Sowwah Square complex on Al Maryah Island comes in partnership with Al Manara International Jewellery, the capital's leading retailer for world class watches and jewellery.Roger Dubuis, who now have three Boutiques in the UAE, are further consolidating their presence in the region. “The UAE and the Middle East is a market of immense significance for us. The large number of timepiece lovers in the region have been extremely receptive to our exclusive creations, which is why we have decided to further consolidate our presence here,” said Je ......read more

Rallylegend 2013 Eberhard & Co. Takes To The Track With The World's Greatest Champions

Another date has been added to the packed schedule of historic car events for Eberhard & Co., which after achieving extraordinary results at the most recent edition of the Nuvolari Grand Prix – the race with the richest history of the many competitions dedicated to the cars of yesterday supported by the brand – will be making its debut next weekend for the first time as sponsor and official timekeeper for Rallylegend, the adrenaline-steeped automotive event par excellence featuring historic rally cars.Legendary cars and celebrated drivers will be returning to the track from 10 to 13 October in San Marino for the most eagerly awaited rally event of the year, featuring a stellar cast in a show not to be missed. Of the 150 crews participating, as many as 120 will be taking part in the com ......read more

Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe Frankfurt :”Light Middle East 2013 gains vital support from key int ...

An interview with Michael Dehn, Group Exhibitions Director, Epoc Messe FrankfurtQ. What distinguishes Light Middle East to make it a successful fair?A. Among Light Middle East's many plus points is the fact that it is the only dedicated trade fair and conference catering to the region's lighting and design industries. As such, the show has gained a reputation as the business enabler of choice for the representatives of the industry who gather over its three days. Light Middle East is part of Messe Frankfurt's global Light+Building brand, which has ten trade fairs under its global umbrella. Light + Building is the world's leading trade fair for architecture and technology which presents the vast range of products and services for the fields of lighting, electrical engineering and home and b ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 Opens 24% Larger Than Previous Edition

The region's leading trade and networking event for lighting design and technology got underway yesterday (Monday, October 7th), bigger in terms of both the number of exhibitors participating and the space they are occupying.The seventh edition of Light Middle East was inaugurated by H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, who was accompanied by senior industry figures, government representatives and senior management from organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt. The exhibition which is taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre will run until this Wednesday, October 9th. The exhibition and conference kicked off 24% larger in terms of floor space and with a 15% increase in the number of exhibitors – with 253 participating from 25 countries – un ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 To Open Tomorrow (Monday October 7th) In Dubai

With 250 exhibitors from 23 countries set to showcase the latest range of lighting fixtures, designs and solutions, Light Middle East 2013 will open for business tomorrow, (Monday, October 7th), larger than ever before, in terms of both participation and area.The 15% increase in the number of exhibitors over the previous edition underlines the growing attention being paid to the Middle Eastern markets by international lighting manufacturers and suppliers. This year exhibitors will occupy 25% more space than the previous edition showcasing a wide range of products and services at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre until Wednesday October 9th.Light Middle East, as the leading trade and networking platform serving the lighting industry in the region, has gained wide supp ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 To Feature Innovative Designs And Futuristic Concepts From Industry's Leading Players

Cutting-edge lighting designs, innovative new technologies and the latest in the world of luminaires crafted by some of the world's leading lighting designers, will be on show at the inaugural Future Zone, part of the upcoming Light Middle East 2013, taking place in Dubai next week from Monday October 7th to Wednesday October 9th.Designed to serve as an exclusive show window for the latest products, concepts and innovations that have the potential to transform the world of lighting design, the Future Zone will feature some of the industry's most well known names.“The Future Zone will provide lighting designers, industry professionals and trade buyers from the region an unmatched, up-close look at some of the design trends and technologies that can change the way the lighting world operates ......read more

Inaugural Light Middle East Awards Expected To Attract Wide Response From Regional Lighting Design Industry

The inaugural edition of the Light Middle East Awards which will be held alongside Light Middle East 2013, taking place next month from October 7th to 9th, is expected to attract a strong response from the regional lighting design community. Designed to recognise and celebrate excellence in lighting and design, the Awards will feature some of the outstanding examples of lighting design excellence in the region.Being held with the support of the Emirates Society of Engineers, the Light Middle East Awards will cover a range of different categories, emphasising the importance of innovative design in various applications. The award categories are:Innovative lighting project of the year Sustainable lighting project of the year Lighting for Public Building Residential Lighting project of t ......read more

Stage Set For Bigger, Brighter Light Middle East 2013 Innovative Products, Latest Trends To Be Under Spotlight At Regio ...

Figures indicate that the upcoming edition of Light Middle East 2013, taking place from October 7th to 9th, is set to be larger both in terms of the number of exhibitors and the area occupied according to organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt who is looking forward to a successful show.With approximately 250 exhibitors from 23 countries participating in the upcoming exhibition, an estimated 14% increase over the 2012 edition, Light Middle East 2013 is also expected to be considerably larger in terms of space taken up, with many return exhibitors opting for larger stands than at the previous edition.With wide support from international industry associations and regional authorities, Light Middle East's development is being driven by the growing attraction of the Middle East market for internationa ......read more

Saint Honore's Elegant 2013 Accessories Collection

Though SAINT HONORE has long been established as an outstanding watchmaker, the establishment is also recognized for its savoir-faire in fashioning writing instruments, cufflinks and leather articles. At SAINT HONORE, accessories take one new dimension.Connoisseurs particularly appreciate our sets, a pioneering SAINT HONORE creation: elegant gift boxes holding a pen, cufflinks and a wallet.The new Coloseo set is the perfect gift for giving or receiving. Black lacquer, a sign of distinction, graces the pen barrel and cufflinks. Red gold adds harmonious elegance to the pen's “grooved” décor and the delicate lines of the cufflinks. The wallet boasts the subtle play of contrasting leather textures: a finely grooved exterior and a smooth interior.The new Coloseo clockworks pens can also be foun ......read more

Elegantly Luxurious Citizen “I Series” Celbrates The Essence of Modern Woman

Leading international watchmaker CITIZEN's exquisite ‘CITIZEN L' line of diamond-studded watches have been attracting growing interest from the discerning watch lovers of the Middle East ever since its launch. Resplendent with a luxuriant elegance that represents the true beauty of the series, the CITIZEN L series combines a design inspired by the beauty of nature with the innovative Eco-Drive function. Boasting a timeless elegance and unmistakable style, CITIZEN L can be worn for a lifetime, unaffected by passing trends. Inspired by true natural beauty, CITIZEN L has further enhanced the series with their elegant 2013 collection under the concept “Time to Shine.” The new design evokes “shining moments” of elation in a modern woman's bustling lifestyle, and accentuates her brilliance and r ......read more

Saint Honore “Lutecia Gent Chronograph”-The Strength Of Style

At first glance, watch lovers are entranced by the exceptional styling of this striking chronograph.The centrepiece of the 2013 Saint Honoré collection, the Lutécia Chronograph has an especially bold “cushion” shaping that sets it clearly apart from standard timepiece designs.Those who appreciate fine watches, connoisseurs wishing to stand out from the crowd or make a personality statement, will find their every desire met in this new watch.Housed in a 42 mm steel case, the Lutécia Gent Chronograph strikes the perfect balance between performance, technology, elegance and contemporary styling.This exceptional timekeeping instrument was first and foremost created for performance. The times measured by this chronograph are easy to read and admire thanks to a skilfully organised dial.The ......read more

Lexmark To Showcase Innovative Managed Print Services, Software And Solutions Range For Banking Industry At Key Summit I ...

Lexmark International will be showcasing their considerable portfolio of Managed Print Services, software and solutions geared towards the banking industry at the upcoming 3rd Middle East Banking Innovation Summit, being held at the Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, Dubai on October 7th and 8th.As Diamond Sponsor of the largest event for banking innovations in the UAE, Lexmark International will be aiming to widen their interaction with the banking industry while at the same time demonstrating the tremendous capability of some of their most innovative technologies.Lexmark International Middle East General Manager, Mathias Militzer and Charles Kaplan, Vice President, Marketing, Perceptive Software will be speaking at the gathering of leading banking representatives from the region about the benefits o ......read more

Largest Ever Materials Handling Middle East 2013 Proves Industry Position 3,370* High Quality Trade Specific Visitors; ...

Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Materials Handling Middle East has reported a 15% increase in the number of trade specific visitors to its 2013 edition. The recently concluded exhibition also enjoyed a significant increase in space occupied, making it the largest edition of the bi-annual trade fair since its launch in 2001. 3,370* visitors from 59 countries attended Materials Handling Middle East 2013 to view the 150 or more global brands that were on display. The top five visiting countries outside the UAE were Qatar, Iran, India, Oman and Saudi Arabia. As the only platform of its kind servicing the materials handling, supply chain and warehousing sectors in the region, the trade exhibition has become an important get-together for the region's growing industry. “The positive feedback f ......read more

Celebrate the Spirit of Eid Al Adha with Roger Dubuis

To honour the spirit of Eid Al Adha, Roger Dubuis will join the local community in their celebration of this holy day. The leading Swiss manufacturer of avant garde luxury timepieces has announced an initiative that will enable participants from all the Middle East to greet their loved ones on Eid, through the brand's website. In the days leading up to the festival, Roger Dubuis' lovers will be able to access the brand website and send bespoke messages to their near and dear ones, to share in the spirit of Eid and wish them well. This opportunity is being extended by the brand in order to be able to join with the community in celebrating this joyous occasion. The participants will be able to send the messages from October 1st to October 31st 2013 on Roger Dubuis' dedicated page (http://eid ......read more

LED lighting systems spec “busted” – benefits and potential to be in focus at Light Insight Arabia conference

The benefits and mechanics of switching over to LED lighting, its effectiveness as a cost & energy saver, the technology‘s transformational potential in the world of lighting and avoiding misconceptions will be among the key topics under discussion at the upcoming Light Insight Arabia conference taking place in Dubai next month. The conference is being organised by Epoc Messe Frankfurt in association with Lux Review magazine and will take place alongside Light Middle East 2013, being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7th to 9th October. Featuring a high-powered panel of lighting industry thought leaders and experts, the conference is expected to be one of the popular attractions at Light Middle East 2013.LED lighting solutions are increasingly being ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts unveils Super Value ‘2 Dozen' Offer

Mega deal available for limited period at all UAE outletsLeading coffee and baked goods giant, Dunkin' Donuts, is launching a super value '2 Dozen for 45' offer for their myriad fans and donut lovers across the UAE. For a limited time only, fans of the Dunkin' Donuts range of fresh-baked goodies can pick two dozen donuts of their choice for just AED 45. This offer is valid across all 74 Dunkin' Donuts outlets in the UAE.“We are extending this special 2 Dozen for AED 45 offer to our UAE customers in recognition of their tremendous support to us over the years, which has made us the market leader by an undisputed distance,” said David Rodgers, General Manager of Dunkin' Donuts. “We will continue in our efforts to bring the brand even closer to the people in the coming years.”For more than 60 ......read more

Latest Industry Trends And Developments In Focus At Warehousing And Materials Handling Conference

The latest trends and developments in warehousing and materials handling were the focus of yesterday's (Wednesday, September 11th's) opening day proceedings at the Warehousing and Materials Handling Conference, being held alongside Materials Handling Middle East 2013.The two-day conference, which is one of the key attractions at the region's largest gatherings of the materials handling, supply chain and logistics industries, is being organised in association with the Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG).The conference kicked off with a keynote address on the latest global and regional trends in the industry by Ravi Subramanyam, CEO of Launchpad and President of Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG), UAE. The conference which was well attended by industry professionals, continued with ......read more

Largest And Most Representative Materials Handling Middle East Gets Underway – 42% Larger Than Previous Edition

Focus on innovative trends and new technologies driving industry changeRegion attracts interest of wide range of materials handling and supply chain majorsBigger and far more representative than previous years, the seventh edition of Materials Handling Middle East got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Tuesday, September 10th). The exhibition Bigger and far more representative than previous years, the seventh edition of Materials Handling Middle East got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Tuesday, September 10th). was inaugurated by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the RTA, who was accompanied by senior representatives from the government, public and private sector ......read more

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 Set For Successful Start

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 opens doors today (Tuesday, September 10th), with the focus of the materials handling, warehousing, freight, cargo and supply chain industries firmly on this lucrative and growing region.Showcasing the largest ever international congregation of the materials handling, supply chain and warehousing industries in the region, the exhibition will be the largest yet in its seven-year history. Expected to flag off 25% larger than the previous year, the exhibition's and conference's remarkable growth underlines the growing importance of the region's markets on the international radar.A vast range of the latest trends, developments, products and solutions will be vying for the attention of the largest gathering of trade buyers, professionals, senior representativ ......read more

Corum Dedicates A Ti-Bridge Power Reserve To ONLY WATCH

Confirming its commitment to research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Corum creates a one-of-a-kind version of the Ti-Bridge with linear 3-Days Power Reserve indicator for ONLY WATCH. This unique piece offered in a two-tone titanium and red gold case features an engraving of Asclepius and his snake-entwined staff, the symbol of medicine – an allegory celebrating the work of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy.Corum is associating with the 5th edition of the “ONLY WATCH” charity auction scheduled for September 28th 2013 in Monaco. Organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, the auction will bring together around 40 watch brands and all profits will serve to fund research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.In honor of this worthy cause, Corum is donating a uniqu ......read more

Perrelet Turbine Snake Limited Edition-Unlimited Spirit

Far Eastern traditions and culture once again inspire Perrelet, which is issuing this special edition of the Turbine watch to celebrate the Chinese year of the snake. The under-dial of the iconic Turbine model becomes a canvas upon which the Perrelet master artisans express their creativity by giving shape to a unique and original work paying tribute to the majestic beauty of the serpent. According to popular Chinese beliefs, snakes are said to bring good luck and to ward off misfortune.The reptile is meticulously reproduced by hand in magnificent detail: against a neutral white mother-of-pearl background, the animal appears in all its majestic splendour, crafted from Polynesian mother-of-pearl that defines its profile and the individual scales. Its eye glows with the light radiating from ......read more

Intersec 2014 set for record edition

Growth driven by burgeoning safety, fire protection and security industriesSafety, fire protection and security remain high on the priority lists of governments and corporate companies worldwide given the current uncertain scenario in many parts of the world. The Middle East region, replete with its crucial reserves of oil and natural gas, and boasting some of the fastest growing economies within its ranks, is being viewed as a vitally important part of the world by the global safety, security and fire protection industries.This emphasis on greater security is felt in many ways including growing expenditure on security infrastructure, equipment and personnel by regional authorities as well as an increasing awareness in society about the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environme ......read more

CITIZEN Sponsors the US Open Tennis Championship as Official Timekeeper for 21 Straight Years

CITIZEN celebrates a sports milestone of sponsoring the US Open Tennis Championships for over two decades. Now in its 21st year, CITIZEN proudly remains the official timekeeper for the international competition.Representing one of the oldest international tennis championships in the world, the US Open began on the grass courts in Newport, Rhode Island in 1881. The event has grown to become an international pinnacle for athletic style, performance and precision, and is among the highest attended annual sporting events in the world, with a global audience reaching to over 180 countries.In conjunction with this event, CITIZEN plans to make a donation to USTA Serves foundation, whose mission is to support, monitor and promote philanthropic programs that enhance the lives of disadvantaged child ......read more

Corum dedicates a Ti-Bridge Power Reserve to ONLY WATCH

Confirming its commitment to research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Corum creates a one-of-a-kind version of the Ti-Bridge with linear 3-Days Power Reserve indicator for ONLY WATCH. This unique piece offered in a two-tone titanium and red gold case features an engraving of Asclepius and his snake-entwined staff, the symbol of medicine – an allegory celebrating the work of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy.Corum is associating with the 5th edition of the “ONLY WATCH” charity auction scheduled for September 28th 2013 in Monaco. Organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy, the auction will bring together around 40 watch brands and all profits will serve to fund research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.In honor of this worthy cause, Corum is donating a uniqu ......read more

Seegrid Shares Flexible Agvs At Materials Handling Middle East In Dubai

Pittsburgh, PA—The most important news anticipated from the Materials Handling Middle East next week, is that Pittsburgh, PA based Seegrid will exhibit at the event, highlighting flexible AGVs, also known as robotic industrial trucks. The Materials Handling Middle East exhibition held in Dubai, September 10-12, 2013 will showcase the affordable vision-guided pallet trucks and tow tractors and Seegrid will be prominently located at booth MH-822.Materials Handling Middle East is set to open 25% larger than the previous edition two years ago. The growing regional market potential is driving international interest; the event enables business leaders in the region to increase distribution networks, joint ventures, and it is the only exhibition of its kind in the Middle East that has ......read more

HSH Prince Albert Ii Of Monaco Receives A Corum Admiral's Cup Tides 48 “Iate Clube De Santos”

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco recently travelled to Brazil and visited the Angra dos Reis base of the Iate Clube de Santos, a partner of the Monaco Yacht Club chaired by the Prince.During the visit, the Commodore Bernardinio Fanganiello offered to HSH Prince Albert II a CORUM Admiral's Cup Tides 48 Limited Edition "Iate Clube de Santos." Developed in partnership with Grifith, Corum's partner in Brazil, this special edition was launched in 65 pieces to celebrate the 65 years of the Iate Club Santos. More than a watch, this piece is a true navigation tool providing information on tidal forces, evaluating the water level and the strength of the currents. The Corum Tides - movement CO277 - is an exclusivity of the brand, armed with this exceptional timepiece, the Prince is equipped ......read more

Parmigiani and The Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

As the main sponsor of the Montreux Jazz Festival for the seventh consecutive year, Parmigiani Fleurier is now more committed than ever to an ambitious joint project which confirms the close relationship between two artistic fields of excellence: Music and Haute Horlogerie. Special edition Kalpa automatic watches Ten watches - five Kalpa Grande and five Kalpa XL models - specially designed for this edition and bearing the stamp "Montreux Jazz Festival 2013" will be presented to artists chosen by the Festival's organizers. In bold royal blue with a black Hermes alligator strap for the men's model and steel blue with a white Hermes leather strap for the ladies' model, the dial is inspired by the festival poster in line with tradition. The vibrant, arresting poster in the naive styl ......read more

Specially-shaped donuts celebrate the brand's long association with the region

DUNKIN' DONUTS UNVEILS SPECIAL DONUT LINESpecially-shaped donuts celebrate the brand's long association with the regionDunkin' Donuts are rolling out specially crafted donuts shaped like stars and crescents in celebration of their long association with the Middle East region. These special donuts will be available across all Dunkin' Donuts outlets in the UAE.“The star and crescent have a special significance in Islam and the Middle East. With this offering of specially crafted donuts we are celebrating out long and successful presence in the UAE and the region as a whole,” said David Rodgers, General Manager, Dunkin' Donuts Middle East.Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest chain for high quality coffee and baked goods, is a firm favourite among discerning consumers in the UAE too. In a littl ......read more

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 Set To Open 25% Larger Than Previous Edition

Growing regional market potential driving international interestSeries of innovative product launches scheduled by global majorsWith the materials handling, warehousing, freight, cargo and supply chain industries rapidly picking up pace in the region spurred by resurgent economies, the upcoming edition of Materials Handling Middle East 2013 is expected to attract increased interest from across the spectrum of the global industry.The September edition of the region's only dedicated trade platform for materials handling, logistics and supply chain will feature the widest representation yet. According to organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt, Materials Handling Middle East 2013 is expected to begin at least 25% larger than the previous edition. This underlines the growing importance of the Middle Ea ......read more

Corum Ti-Bridge Lady-Continuous Success

The famous Ti-Bridge by Corum introduces its first feminine model: the Ti-Bridge Lady. Held in place by four diamondset cross-bars, its horizontal baguette movement is exquisitely framed by an original white ceramic case, creating a subtle chemistry between the distinctive tonneau shape of the Bridges collection and an elegantly slender design.As the new feminine embodiment of the eponymous model launched in 2009, Ti-Bridge Lady provides a fascinating interpretation of the exclusive CO 007 caliber entirely developed and produced by Corum. Loyal to the original horizontal baguette construction and titanium bridges, the movement is adorned with unprecedented decorations in the form of delicate undulating curves also picked up on the caseback. Held by four cross-bars set with white diam ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Reports Record Sales -First Half Of 2013 A Resounding Success In Germany And Internationally

Group's events attract 3.5 million trade visitors globallyLeading international trade fair and conference organiser Messe Frankfurt has reported strong growth figures in 2012. The company closed financial year 2012 with a new sales record of €536.9 million (AED 2.62 billion). Speaking at the company's Half-Year Press Conference recently, Messe Frankfurt President and CEO Wolfgang Marzin stated: “In the past financial year, our long-term strategic and operational measures have further strengthened our Group's global market position and competitiveness.”Considerable growth in overseas revenueAt the company's Frankfurt base, consolidated sales of €343.1 million (AED 1.63 billion) were generated in total, accounting for some 64 percent of Group sales. There has also been considerable growth in ......read more

Drive for greater operative efficiencies and innovations to spur warehousing and supply chain sectors in Middle East

Leading international and regional operators to showcase latest management systems and productivity enhancers at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 The trade and commerce centres of the Middle East region are currently enjoying a period of revived economic growth, driving demand for greater supply chain and cargo handling infrastructure and facilities of the highest standard.As the regional centres continue to be leading international source ports for fossil fuels and increasingly figure as large import and trans-shipment destinations for a wide spectrum of goods, growing demand for warehousing and cargo handling facilities is being felt across the markets.With a wide spectrum of the leading supply chain and cargo handling players to be present at the upcoming Materials Handling Middle Ea ......read more

Parmigiani Tondagraphe Feel The Dizzying Complexity Of Time

Incorporated in Parmigiani Fleurier's Haute Horlogerie collection in 2009, the Tondagraphe celebrated two major new features: a grand complication combining a chronograph and a tourbillon at six o'clock, housed in an elegant white gold case, in the Swiss brand's trademark style.Following on from its success, Parmigiani Fleurier is reissuing this model in two editions limited to ten pieces, and is offering a new 2013 version in step with its time.Combining the hypnotic beauty of the tourbillon with the technical prowess of the chronograph, this model is brought to life by a manufacture calibre which boasts a 72-hour power reserve. The PF 354 comprises 295 components and reflects the unfailingly excellent craftsmanship that the artisan creating it must display. The assembly's accuracy and ae ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 Gains Vital Support From Key International And Regional Trade Associations

Major players from the international lighting design industry are increasingly looking at the regional markets for sustained business development. They also see it as an opportunity to be involved in ground breaking design projects which are at the cutting edge of the global industry. This is driving interest in Light Middle East, the region's leading trade show for lighting and design, as a prime vehicle to engage with regional trade buyers and influencers. Organiser of Light Middle East 2013, Epoc Messe Frankfurt announced growing support from international and regional trade associations for the region's premier industry networking and business development event. Leading international industry associations from Italy and India are amongst those who have confirmed their suppo ......read more

“Gilda”- feminine and classic from Eberhard & Co.

At the 2013 Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show, Eberhard & Co. will present a new version of Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and fully expresses the watchmaker's refined and elegant world.Inspired by the beauty of nature and its varied forms, the new irresistibly sinuous watch, with its curvy face, has supple lines decorating the mother of pearl face, and Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, 9 and 12 hour marks surrounded by a delicate floral motif, in perfect harmony with the elliptical steel case. Gilda has a quartz movement, protected by sapphire glass with a patented spherical dome and antireflective treatment, and the polished back is secured with 4 concealed screws and features an engraved floral motif.Fastened with an alligator strap with a buckle engraved with a letter ......read more

Ceramics And Transparency For The Golden Bridge

Distinguished by a blend of linearity and transparency, the legendary Golden Bridge appears in a black ceramic version offering an eminently sophisticated interpretation of its inimitable architecture. The complexity of its baguette movement is accentuated by that of a case fashioned from one of the toughest materials to work with, thus embodying a subtle chemistry between technical refinement and aesthetic purity.Fashioning an all-ceramic watch case is a truly delicate exercise that involves injecting crystals into a mold at around 980-bar pressure. The first challenge involves ensuring that the material is uniformly spread so as to avoid any roughness in the resulting surface texture. The next step is a 30-second firing in a furnace heated to 160°C in order to harden the still porous mat ......read more

Citizen L Series Diamond Watch, Elegantly Luxurious!

Elegantly luxurious in design the CITIZEN L Series represents a line of watches that reflect a rare beauty The CITIZEN L series diamond watch combines a design inspired by the beauty of nature with the innovative Eco-Drive function. CITIZEN L watches can be worn for a lifetime, unaffected by passing trends. This extraordinary series aspires to be a presence that brings day-by-day sparkle and vitality to how a woman lives her life. The diamond watch is the CITIZEN L brand' s crowning glory, and the utmost in capital-L luxury that these watches represent.The product concept: The metamorphoses of nature.Reflecting in its design the value of this timepiece, there is an openable bezel, incorporating the bud-shaped crown, which is hinged and able to be raised—its gentle contours symbolizing the ......read more

Saint Honore Worldcode : Combines Unique Design With Quality

This year, the SAINT HONORE Worldcode Diving collection has added colourful and exciting new models.In red, orange and green, the latest editions dedicated to diving have eye-catching looks and features that are essential for underwater activities.With its 43 mm diameter and imposing red bezel, Worldcode Diving offers superb readability. Even in the darkness of the deep, the white luminescent hands, indexes and numerals are stand-out partners on the wrist of every diver, from amateurs to the most seasoned sportsmen.Other details include the unidirectional, graduated rotating bezel that boasts a triangular index at 12 o'clock and wide notches that ensure easy handling.Worldcode Diving comes with a black rubber strap or a beautifully streamlined metal bracelet with a finish that creates subt ......read more

Big Boost In German And Chinese Presence At Materials Handling Middle East 2013

A growing number of international materials handling companies and logistics service providers are interested in doing business in the countries of the GCC region. This is underlined by their increased presence at the region's leading trade event for the materials handling and supply chain industry, Materials Handling Middle East 2013.Organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is expecting the majority of the major players to be represented at Materials Handling Middle East 2013 which will take place from 10th to 12th September at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. They also announced a significant increase in representation from key countries.“With the Middle East gaining in stature as a leading market for the materials handling and supply chain industries, Materials Handling M ......read more

Saint Honore Presents Worldcode Beauty In Black Ceramic

The Worldcode model has been given the honour of becoming the first SAINT HONORE men's watch fashioned in ceramic. This new chronograph captures the spirit of the automotive world, one with which SAINT HONORÉ has enjoyed strong ties for many years.This is the first time SAINT HONORE has presented a model from its collection in black ceramic, and does so in a striking, streamlined creation that is a blend of modern styling and technical sophistication. Black is an increasingly sought-after colour in the world of watchmaking, and SAINT HONORE has chosen to express it here in a matte version, giving this piece resolutely contemporary appeal.Black ceramic is found everywhere on this watch: case, bezel, bracelet, clasp, crown...imbuing this timepiece with an unmistakable sporty-chi ......read more

Perrelet Supports Charity

For the auction held recently at the Salon Ledoyen in Paris by the Peace and Sport association, Perrelet had created a special watch, a one-of-a-kind version of the iconic Turbine watch. Keenly sensitive to the work of its ambassador Christian Karembeu on behalf of Peace and Sport, l'Organisation de la Paix par le Sport, Perrelet donated this unique model that was auctioned off and from which the entire proceeds will serve to fund grassroots projects undertaken by Peace and Sport.The ceremony was graced with the presence of Joël Bouzou, President the founder of Peace and Sport, as well as Laura Flessel, Champion of Peace, while the brand was represented by the Director of Perrelet France, Joëlle Esculier.Equipped with an automatic Double Rotor movement, the Turbine watch arrayed in the Pea ......read more

Bugatti Super Sport In Rose Gold, A Tribute To Fine Watchmaking

Three years since its debut, the Bugatti Super Sport in rose gold has been receiving accolades aplenty from luxury watch aficionados around the world. Along with its twin in white gold, the Bugatti Super Sport collection underlines the masterful craftsmanship of the house of Parmigiani Fleurier while saluting the spirit of Bugatti excellence.The Bugatti Super Sport movement, the expression of Parmigiani Fleurier's fine watchmakingThe manually wound Calibre Parmigiani 372 (power reserve of 10 days) was designed in two planes in order to match the contours of the Bugatti watch. On the wrist, the movement of the watch is presented at a 90° angle. On the upside, the balance and escape wheel bridges form an arc, reminiscent of the Bugatti oval. The balance is entirely visible, as is the circula ......read more

Dunkin' Donuts Unveils Special Ramadan Treats

Dunkin' Donuts welcomes the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan with special offerings designed to commemorate the spirit of this special time of the year.Dunkin' Donuts is offering specially crafted donuts in the shape of a crescent and a star, throughout the Holy Month at all its outlets. The crescent and star hold a special significance in Islam and evokes the spirit of devotion to spiritual matters that commemorates this month. All Dunkin' Donuts outlets will also offer a Vimto donut to accompany the special donuts throughout Ramadan. Vimto is the all-time favourite drink among local households during the Holy Month. “Ramadan is a much-loved and highly-awaited time of the year for Muslims around the world. It gives us great pleasure to be able to mark this special occasion for our cust ......read more

Driven by market requirements Automechanika Dubai 2013 enjoys high performance

Trade exhibition reports double digit growth in record editionAutomechanika Dubai 2013 has reported another record breaking edition, having welcomed more than 24,000 trade visitors from around 130 countries, a 16 percent increase on 2012. The rapidly growing fair – 25 percent larger in terms of net space occupied – featured 1,482 exhibitors from 58 countries and is now a confirmed stalwart on the international trade fair calendar.“Driven by the strength of the Automechanika brand worldwide, the Dubai edition has firmly established itself as a must attend event for anyone interested in doing business within the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and wider region,” said Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of Automechanika Dubai. Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan a ......read more

Light Middle East 2013 looks to better previous edition in a rapidly evolving industry

Exhibition to reflect greater demand for energy-efficient lighting solutions and innovative technology of the future A wide range of energy-efficient lighting systems, the latest innovative product lines, cutting edge lighting designs and technology that will impact the future of the industry are expected to be on view at the upcoming Light Middle East 2013, which will take place in Dubai in October.Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organiser of the region's definitive trade gathering for lighting and design, expects the 2013 edition of Light Middle East to be even more successful than the last one. This is an exhibition where architects, lighting designers, property developers, distributors & wholesalers, facility managers and government & municipality representatives come together to do busi ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier the official watchmaker of the Brazilian Football Confederation

In 2011, Parmigiani Fleurier signed a unique partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation( Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), and became the official watchmaking partner of this legendary federation. In addition to a new, very rich avenue of communication with the passionate world of football, this also provides the opportunity for the Fleurier-based brand to put its creative and technical expertise to work to create a new line of products celebrating this partnership: the CBF Collection.As you would expect from the independent Parmigiani Fleurier manufacture, illustrating a partnership through a collection of pieces goes beyond simply stamping a shield on the back of a watch. It takes painstaking research, both in terms of the concept and the graphics, for a timepie ......read more

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX

More than ten years ago, Eberhard introduced the revolutionary Chrono 4, and changed the way we looked at counting hours, minutes and seconds. The beginning of the new millennium also saw the beginning of a new way of viewing elapsed time thanks to Eberhard's patented device allowing a display of 4 separate inline counters on the face of a watch. The Swiss watchmaker has since re-imagined the look, style and dimensions of this exclusive chronograph in various executions: the enterprising spirit of the Temerario, the sophistication of the Chrono 4 Grande Taille, and finally the energy of the Chrono 4 Géant. The revolutionary Chrono 4 range of chronographs now boasts an exceptional new edition - - limited to 600 pieces. This superlative timepiece preserves the stylistic balance typical of th ......read more

Mr. Antonio Calce, CEO Montres Corum also appointed CEO of Eterna

With immediate effect, China Haidian Holdings Limited (“China Haidian”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Antonio Calce as CEO of Eterna in addition to his current and continuing responsibilities as CEO of Montres Corum Sarl. This strategic appointment demonstrates the long term vision of China Haidian and the confidence of both partners for the continued development and growth of the two brands.Mr. Hon Kwok Lung, Chairman of the Executive Committee of China Haidian, said: "It is my great pleasure to have Mr Antonio Calce accepting this challenge. Since 2007, he has repositioned Corum to its due place in Haute Horlogerie and I am confident of his ability to rebuild Eterna. I will enjoy working with Antonio Calce, whom I trust to ensure effective management of both companies ......read more

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe

Parmigiani Fleurier has dedicated its latest haute horlogerie creation to a profoundly symbolic cultural theme. According to its origins in Greek mythology, the labyrinth was initially invented by the architect Daedalus in order to incarcerate the Minotaur. Over time, it has taken on a great number of meanings in different cultures, but its mysterious nature has continued to fascinate. Because, even if you solve the labyrinth's riddles, it is about more than finding the right path – the labyrinth's true value lies in the quest itself.Under its subtle shades of jade green, the Toric Quaestor Labyrinthe contains a minute repeater which uses several special design features to produce an exceptionally pure melody.Firstly, the movement is integrated into the case with greater stability thanks t ......read more

Uae logistics industry estimated to be worth aed 37 billion by 2015

Materials Handling Middle East 2013 to put emphasis on Logistics Service Providers with Emirates Post as key partnerThe UAE logistics industry is set on a high growth path, spurred by the huge amount of infrastructural and commercial projects either already underway or in the pipeline. According to estimates by leading analysts Frost & Sullivan, the UAE logistics industry is expected to be worth AED 36.95 billion (US$ 10.06 billion) by 2015.The UAE has built on its locational advantages and invested strategically in building up world class logistical infrastructure, including top of the line airports, seaports, cargo handling terminals as well as surface transport networks of the highest quality. Today Dubai is the unquestioned trade and logistics hub serving a region that houses a pop ......read more

Roger Dubuis Unveils the Stunning Excalibur 42 Precious Dial

Roger Dubuis, makers of exquisite Swiss watches has unveiled the stunning Excalibur 42 Precious Dial limited edition collection for the benefit of connoisseurs of fine beauty in the Middle East. These glamorous versions of the iconic Excalibur model feature unique dials intricately crafted from precious materials such as mother-of-pearl onyx and lapis lazuli. The three versions of the Excalibur 42 Precious Dial are produced in a limited series of 188 pieces only. Each of them are bearing the prestigious Poinçon de Genève and houses mechanical movements entirely developed at Roger Dubuis' Manufacture based in Geneva.The Excalibur 42 Precious Dial is available in pink gold with mother of pearl dial or in white gold with onyx or lapis lazuli dials. Each of the timepieces is encased in the cha ......read more

A UNIQUE PIECE FROM PERRELET FOR PEACE AND SPORT

For the auction held on May 22nd at the Salon Ledoyen in Paris by the Peace and Sport association, Perrelet had created a special watch, a one-of-a-kind version of the iconic Turbine watch. Keenly sensitive to the work of its ambassador Christian Karembeu on behalf of Peace and Sport, l'Organisation de la Paix par le Sport, Perrelet donated this unique model that was auctioned off and from which the entire proceeds will serve to fund grassroots projects undertaken by Peace and Sport.The ceremony was graced with the presence of Joël Bouzou, President the founder of Peace and Sport, as well as Laura Flessel, Champion of Peace, while the brand was represented by the Director of Perrelet France, Joëlle Esculier.Equipped with an automatic Double Rotor movement, the Turbine watch arrayed in the ......read more

Lexmark named EMEA Leader in IDC MarketScape report

Lexmark International has recently been positioned an EMEA ‘Leader' in the IDC MarketScape report[1] - EMEA Managed Print Services 2012 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis. The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model evaluated the competitive fitness of companies offering managed print services (MPS) in the region. Lexmark's naming as a leading provider in the EMEA MPS market validates its regional strength, which dovetails the business solution provider's global ‘Leader' position in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print Services 2011 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis, IDC's multivendor study analysed the current market capabilities and strategies of nine hardcopy vendors to compete in the future and expand market reach, as well as gain share. Lexmark's customer-focused MPS offerings provide an end-to-en ......read more

Dubai SME and Epoc Messe Frankfurt collaborate on pavilion for Intersec 2014

Partnership gives foothold to Dubai SME companies within the security sector to spread their wingsDubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development in Dubai mandated to promote the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, and Epoc Messe Frankfurt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in order to encourage the ongoing growth and development of local SMEs within the security sector. Mr. Abdul Baset Al Janahi, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai SME and Mr. Ahmed Pauwels, Chief Executive Officer, Epoc Messe Frankfurt GmbH signed the agreement which will facilitate the participation of 10 Dubai-based SMEs at Intersec 2014, taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre from January 19th to 21st. Dubai SME is an instrumental agency, which drives the growt ......read more

Strong UAE presence at Hardware+Tools Middle East

Local exhibitors view trade fair as ideal conduit into wider regional marketUAE companies dealing in hardware, tools and materials are increasingly viewing Hardware+Tools Middle East as an indeal launch platform to reach out into the markets of the wider region.This is evident from their strong presence at the ongoing Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013 taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre until Thursday 13th June.As many as 20 exhibitors from the UAE are present at the exhibition making up close to 10% of the total number of exhibitors. Two days into the region's foremost trade and networking event for hardware, tools and materials, the local exhibitors were reporting intense interest from trade buyers from the wider region.“Local companies have gained in s ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2013 Opens Tomorrow June 11th

With Automechanika Dubai 2013, the largest international trade and networking event for the automotive aftermarket in the region, set to open tomorrow Tuesday, June 11th, organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt is optimistic that the 2013 edition will be a success with 12% more exhibitors than the previous edition.Market indicators point to a continued improvement in the prospects of the automotive aftermarket in the region adding to the attractiveness of the trade fair for leading international manufacturers and suppliers. Spanning across 58 different countries, exhibitors are taking up considerably more space for this year's Automechanika Dubai meaning the exhibition will spread across 11 halls at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre when it takes place next week.Frost & S ......read more

Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013 Set For Successful Run

228 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of innovative products and solutions designed to attract regional buyersInternational hardware, tools and machinery manufacturers are increasingly looking towards the markets of the Middle East for sustained growth and development. The regional markets are currently enjoying a resurgence in real estate activity as well as witnessing a large number of infrastructure projects getting underway.Hardware+Tools Middle East 2013, the region's only dedicated trade and business development event for its sector, set to begin next week in Dubai, will feature a wide range of manufacturers and suppliers showcasing cost effective solutions aimed at grabbing the interest of Middle Eastern buyers.The trade exhibition is set to open larger than the prev ......read more

South African Automotive Exports To Qatar Triple In A Single Year To Total QR 27.5 Million In 2012

The Middle East region, and Qatar and the UAE in particular, will be the centre of attraction for the South African automotive aftermarket at the upcoming Automechanika Dubai 2013, which is set to take place next week from June 11th to 13th.Recent figures reveal that South African automotive exports to Qatar tripled in just one year between 2011 and 2012, with the Automotive Industry Export Council of South Africa reporting that Qatar imported QR 27.5 million worth of automotive parts and accessories from South Africa in 2012. Furthermore, South African automotive exports to the UAE more than doubled during the same period, totaling QR 92.8 million in 2012.The South African automotive aftermarket is enjoying sustained growth and the country boasts a diverse range of manufacturers producing ......read more

South African Automotive Exports To UAE Double In A Single Year To Total AED 98.54 Million In 2012

Recent figures reveal that South African automotive exports to the UAE more than doubled in just one year between 2011 and 2012, with the Automotive Industry Export Council of South Africa reporting that the UAE imported AED 98.54 million worth of automotive parts and accessories from South Africa in 2012 as compared to AED 44.47 million in 2011. The market value for automotive exports from the UAE to South Africa is also growing and amounted to AED 19.93 million in 2012.The South African automotive aftermarket is enjoying sustained growth and the country boasts a diverse range of manufacturers producing original equipment components, parts and accessories which are in increasing demand the world over.South African manufacturers are participating in strength at Automechanika Dubai 2013, lo ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 comes to a successful close

Enthusiastic response from trade buyers and exhibitors indicates excellent prospects for beauty and wellbeing industriesWith Beautyworld Middle East 2013 ending a record-setting three-day run, there was no doubt whatsoever that the beauty and wellbeing industry is in fine fettle. The enthusiastic response from trade visitors and buyers to the latest product lines, innovations and trends underlined the fact that the Middle East is indeed a thriving market for the beauty industry.Beautyworld Middle East 2013 was not only considerably larger – 32% more exhibitors than last year – but it was also far more representative in scope. Exhibitors were appreciative of the high quality of trade buyers present at the show as well as from the large number of positive leads generated and deals signed.Fir ......read more

Innovative New Products Steal The Show At Beautyworld Middle East

Tantalising new fragrances, products for velvety-soft skin, dozens of dazzling new tones for nails and a series of sizzling shades for hair were high on trade buyers' lists as Beautyworld Middle East 2013 completed a second successful day yesterday.Myriad product launches and a wide range of innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions competed for the attention of buyers who crowded the show floor of the largest ever Beautyworld Middle East which opened 32% larger than the previous year.Also drawing the attention of the crowds were a host of special attractions, which this year includes the debut of the Elements premier brand showcase with a range of high-end fragrances from New York. The latest colour trends of the season from Pantone, was the cynosure of beauty professionals from around th ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 opens with 32% more exhibitors than previous edition

UAE residents per capita spend on personal care expected to hit AED 1,170 this yearBeautyworld Middle East 2013, the largest ever international trade and networking event for the beauty and wellbeing industry in the region, got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday (Tuesday, May 28th).The three-day exhibition and conference was inaugurated by Ms Raja Easa Al Gurg, President, Dubai Business Women Council and Mr. Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al Fahim, CEO of Paris Gallery Group of Companies, government officials, beauty industry representatives, VIPs and organisers. With 23 Official International Pavilions this year and a 32% increase in the number of exhibitors over the previous edition – 1,096 exhibitors from 52 countries participating this year as compared ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2013 to open tomorrow Tuesday 28th of May in Dubai

Latest Dubai Municipality regulations for spas and salons to be explained at key industry summits during Beautyworld Middle East 2013Dubai Municipality's latest regulations governing the operation of spas and salons in the emirate will be explained at the upcoming summits on Spa Management and Salon Management, being held this week alongside Beautyworld Middle East 2013.The annual mega trade event that sets the tone and highlights the trends for the year ahead in one of the global beauty industry's most lucrative markets, is set to open 27% larger than its previous edition as demand for cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products continues to rise.The presentation by Mr. Hafid Ghuloom, Head of Control Section of Dubai Municipality as part of the Summits, will throw light on the stri ......read more

Automechanika Academy To Feature High-Powered Panel Of Industry Experts

A high-powered panel of experts will make presentations and conduct interactive discussions at this year's Automechanika Academy, the popular conference programme held alongside Automechanika Dubai.Touching on key issues that affect the international automotive aftermarket, exploring current market scenarios and discussing future developments and trends, the packed programme has already attracted an overwhelming response from regional delegates.“The Automechanika Academy today forms a highly significant component of Automechanika Dubai in terms of the value added information which is disseminated,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organiser, Epoc Messe Frankfurt. “The Academy brings regional professionals and trade visitors into contact with leading experts and decision makers from the industry. ......read more

Lexmark Conducts Successful Workshop For Saudi Resellers In Riyadh, Jeddah

Lexmark International Middle East, leading international provider of imaging solutions, reported a strong response from their resellers in Saudi Arabia, to their Comtech reseller training workshops in Riyadh and Jeddah last month.The workshops held in the Saudi capital Riyadh, attracted 110 resellers, keen to learn the latest trends and developments in Lexmark's product line. Another 45 were present for the training sessions in the commercial hub of Jeddah.The Comtech workshops are designed to provide resellers with the required skills and tools to enable them to successfully sell and integrate Lexmark imaging solutions and MPS to the customised needs of regional businesses. It also discussed upcoming product launches and service and maintenance issues.“Lexmark believes in working closely ......read more

CITIZEN PROMASTER ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE –AIR

A long-awaited new Eco-Drive watch debuts with an advanced timekeeping system* that receives time signals from navigation satellitesCITIZEN PROMASTER ECO-DRIVE SATELLITE WAVE –AIRThe AIR name owes its origins to sky, wind, and wings. Inspired by birds and airplanes in flight, its streamlined design incorporates the structures of wings,as well as an aircraft engine motif.As part of the newly defined PROMASTER collection, it embodies the spirit of challenge and of exploring the unknownThe renewed PROMASTER extends its bold legend of supreme durability and functionality by infusing “imagination” into its persona, reflecting aspirations toward exploring infinite new territories inspired by images of flying high in the sky.The design of both sides of the titanium case was inspired by the stream ......read more



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