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Classic and Refined: SAINT HONORE introduces its new Allure Men Watch

Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  Watch lovers will make it a true companion of everyday life; this new Allure gets straight to the point while offering a little something extra: refinement.   The Allure features sublime silvered dials in blue, beige, brown, rosé champagne or black shades. The dials are adorned with silvered markers and hands that ensure perfect legibility.   The understated elegance of Allure is distinctive for its extreme finesse, which expresses the essential at a glance in a 38.5 mm steel case.   All the details – particularly the horns – are designed for perfect comfort and are minutely crafted to reveal the beautiful glow of the leather strap in black or brown.    In a more assertive style, the new metal s ......read more

Raymond Weil Maestro Blues

Two new watches inspired by the tuneful sounds of blues music   Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2018:  Swiss watch company, RAYMOND WEIL, proudly presents two new additions to its emblematic maestro collection, the maestro Blues, a tribute to the Brand’s source of creativity: music.   RAYMOND WEIL presents two new models, the maestro Blues, inspired by the bewitching sounds of the “blues”. Equipped with a mechanical automatic winding movement housed in a 40mm-diameter case, these timekeepers feature a captivating dark blue dial, endowed with a delicate wave-like decoration.   The refined contemporary hands offer an elegant match for the dial’s white Roman numerals. The maestro Blues with the rose gold PVD plated case features a date aper ......read more

Skydance: The Sun – shining amid the immensity of the galaxy

Celebrate Eid in 'Swiss Style' with Skydance from Louis Moinet Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018:  As a prelude to a much-awaited announcement about ladies’ watches at Baselworld, Louis Moinet has just unveiled the very first reinterpretation of its ladies’ watch, now dubbed the “Skydance”. “Our style has matured a lot over the last ten years, as have our decorative techniques,” explains Jean-Marie Schaller, Louis Moinet’s CEO and Creative Director. “It was high time we extended our tradition of exclusive limited editions to encompass a completely different, contemporary piece.” The timepiece in question has now become a celebration of sidereal space. To achieve this, it’s been endowed with a radiant dial in Magic ......read more

Eberhard & Co. immortalizes a legend

There are some people in the history of sport that cannot be defined merely as ‘champions’. When they exceed the limits set by their time and enter the superhuman ‘Hall of Fame’ of those who have broken all barriers by crossing the line of the inconceivable, it is then that they undergo the natural progression that turns them into legends.   Tazio Nuvolari, the champion driver who dominated the decades between 1920 and the late forties, is quite obviously such a sportsman.   When, almost 30 years ago, Eberhard & Co. decided to celebrate his enterprises by creating a collection that bears his name, the figure of Tazio had become shrouded by the mists of time and all that had happened in the world of motoring since his era. It is also because ......read more

Chronoswiss Limited Edition of Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton

Less is often more   Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Chronoswiss concentrates on the essentials for the new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton: With its barely existent dial and a skeletonized movement, the stunning timepiece is thus freed from all superfluous material in an innovative manner. The result is a multidimensional Regulator watch with an elaborately constructed dial and deep insights.   The skeletonization exudes a particularly contemporary aura due to the masculine size of 44 mm and the innovative clear lines of the piece. In addition to the uncomplicated language of design, the dynamic coloring supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in is an absolute eye catcher.   Chronoswiss’ love of detail and horological finesse is also o ......read more

Raymond Weil unveils a new collaboration with Marshall Amplification

Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:   Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL is proud to unveil a new music collaboration as part of its Music Icons Series. The Marshall Amplification Limited Edition timepiece part of the tango collection pays tribute to the iconic amplifier and speaker cabinet, renowned for being used by the most iconic musicians of all time. This exclusive watch pays homage to the distinctive style and appeal of Marshall, playing on generous volumes to delightful effect.   RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil its newest music collaboration which pays tribute to the legendary British manufacturer - Marshall Amplification. The unique timepiece incorporates subtle design cues, influenced by Marshall’s iconic product design and intricate detailing. Measurin ......read more

Stylish Scafograf 100 makes an ideal Eid gift for the dynamic and sophisticated woman

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  With the Scafograf 300 and the Scafograf 300 receiving rave reviews from fine watch aficianados, Eberhard & Co. now present the Scafograf 100, finely crafted for the elegant, sophisticated and dynamic woman, a feminine version of the iconic Scafograf line.    Animated by an automatic movement in a 38 mm steel case with a polished, satin finish, the new Scafograf 100 retains some of the features of the historic collection of diving models combined with more feminine elements. The ceramic 3D bezel has a faceted finish with relief effect, in a white or chocolate colour matching the two mother-of-pearl dial versions on which luminescent applied markers stand out.   The steel caseback is screw-tightened and customised with the engr ......read more

Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse thrill visitors with enthralling Harrods display

Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018:    Ready to rumble. Explore, with the power of “Raging Mechanics Roger Dubuis,” were some of the themes being displayed on the windows at the world famous department store Harrods from July 2nd to 28th, as a series of immersive events and experiences combining the trademark themes from both Roger Dubuis and Lamborghini Squadra Corse were featured, as the globally renowned shopping destination showcased the power-packed partnership between Lamborghini Squadra Corse and Roger Dubuis. Harrods, with its long-standing history of collaborating with legendary luxury brands was therefore a natural location for Roger Dubuis to be showcased. Harrods is also home to Roger Dubuis’ only UK boutique, where visitors experience the craftsmansh ......read more

Innovative Chronofighter Superlight Carbon is replete with Graham's formidable motorsport heritage

Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Harnessing all the exciting potential of its revolutionary carbon construction, the new Chronofighter Superlight Carbon watches are Graham's latest masterpieces that underline the fine watchmaker's formidable heritage with the world of high performance motorsport.   The new Chronofighter Superlight Carbon watches integrate the inspiration of dynamic coloured Formula One tyres. The brand with petrol in its veins and style on the brain presents timepieces that fuse superlight carbon technology with supercharged looks.   The strong Graham affinity with motor racing is more than skin-deep. Sponsorship of the Brawn GP Formula One team from 2009 to 2011 preceded partnerships with the Swiss Porsche Cup, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, ......read more

Ulysse Nardin Salutes Us Navy With Limited Edition Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Beautiful Freaks “Stars & Stripes” Limited edition was launched on US Independence Day - the 4th of July -to celebrate Ulysse Nardin’s longstanding ties with the United States Navy Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  “Honor, courage, commitment”, as they say in the US Navy. Ulysse Nardin celebrated over a century of dedi-cation to nautical precision and values shared with the United States Navy by launching a special edition of its Executive Tourbillon:  the “Stars and Stripes”. Created in homage to the American flag with its 13 white and red stripes and 50 white stars on a deep blue background, each piece in this limited line of 50 pieces, - one for each state in the Union – is as unique as its wearer. The Ulysse Nardin E ......read more

Corum Presents La Grande Vie

Dubai, UAE, July 07, 2018:  The La Chaux-de-Fonds brand announces the creation of a new collection: La Grande Vie. Beautifully presented, a creative exercise in which, paradoxically, Corum rarely participates: the mastery of the classic and timeless codes of traditional watchmaking.  The new collection “La Grande Vie” by Corum is the exception that proves the rule of the brand's unbridled creativity. “We wanted to have a collection with an elegant, classic design. It complements, following our customers’ demand, our most daring pieces”, explains Jérôme Biard, CEO of Corum.  La Grande Vie adopts all the Corum codes by considering them in the light of permanent collections and timeless pieces, making them aesthetically accessible to expe ......read more

The new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph in bronze and high-tech ceramic

Ancient meets avant-garde Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:  In a seamless union of ancient and modern elements, the Rado HyperChrome Chronograph Automatic is now available in a beautifully contrasting bronze and high-tech ceramic construction. Limited to 999 pieces, this exclusive  timepiece  joins  two  materials  that  are  perfectly  suited  for  use  in watchmaking: Bronze, which marks the passage of time by developing a rich patina, and high-tech ceramic, which boasts lightness and superior scratch resistance. The  sporty-chic  HyperChrome  Chronograph  is  Rado's  signature  all  day,  every occasion timepiece for gents. In this new model, the 45 mm automatic chronograph retai ......read more

Eberhard & Co. immortalizes a legend

Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:  There are some people in the history of sport that cannot be defined merely as ‘champions’. When they exceed the limits set by their time and enter the superhuman ‘Hall of Fame’ of those who have broken all barriers by crossing the line of the inconceivable, it is then that they undergo the natural progression that turns them into legends.   Tazio Nuvolari, the champion driver who dominated the decades between 1920 and the late forties, is quite obviously such a sportsman.   When, almost 30 years ago, Eberhard & Co. decided to celebrate his enterprises by creating a collection that bears his name, the figure of Tazio had become shrouded by the mists of time and all that had happened in the world of motoring ......read more

The incredibly accurate AT8156-87A from CITIZEN

Dubai, UAE, July 01, 2018:  Accurate to the point of one second in 1,000,000 years, this radio-controlled Eco-Drive Super Titanium watch from CITIZEN is one for those whose time is important for them. This winner from CITIZEN also comes with a stylish and powerful presence.   Apart from the supremely accurate radio-controlled time function, the AT8156-87A comes chock full of features like: Perpetual Calendar, chronograph, world time and 24-hr display. The case is impressive looking in super titanium with yellow gold plating and is paired with a stainless steel strap.   This watch is powered by the H800 Eco-Drive movement and comes with a 10-month power reserve, when in power saving mode.   Specifications: AT8156-87A   Eco-Drive; Eco-Drive ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL celebrates the stellar world with the new Maestro Moon Phase

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2018:  Swiss luxury watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL is delighted to unveil the maestro Moon Phase, a classically styled timepiece featuring an elegant moon phase indicator. A complication synchronizing the rhythms of time with the poetry of the stars, developed in the pure Swiss watchmaking tradition. RAYMOND WEIL’s new maestro Moon Phase is powered by a Swiss automatic winding mechanical movement: the RW4280 and is presented in a sleek 40mm diameter steel case for a refined and classic look. Created with passion, this timepiece presents a moon-phase indicator positioned at 6 o’clock offering a stellar view via a crescent-shaped aperture. The watch presents itself with a delicate wave-like decorated blue, silver or grey dial, sleek Roman numeral hour mar ......read more

Beautiful Freaks

Ulysse Nardin, the undisputed master of automatic movements, puts the spotlight on the art of Japanese swordsmanship with its CLAS-SIC SAMOURAÏ. Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Ulysse Nardin presents its new Hourstriker CLASSIC SAMOURAÏ, a strong symbolic tribute to Japanese culture.  “Samurai” comes from the word “saburai,” which means to serve or stand by an important person. Since the 8th century, this word has referred to “warriors in the service of the nobility.” But rather than soldiers or mercenaries, the samurai were fighters who dedicated their heart and soul to both their master and to the art of sword fighting, in which they excelled.  On the dial of the CLASSIC SAMOURAÏ, Ulysse Nardin’s craftsmen have use ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer ACDC Limited Edition

Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Luxury Swiss watchmaker, RAYMOND WEIL, is proud to unveil a new collaboration in its Music Icons series, the freelancer AC/DC Limited Edition, paying tribute to legendary Rock and Roll Hall of famers AC/DC. This exclusive watch incorporates the in-house developed Calibre RW1212 movement, allowing onlookers to view the rocking “Alternating Current/Direct Current” balance within the timepiece.    RAYMOND WEIL, unveils its latest edition to its ever-expanding collection of music influenced timepieces, featuring subtle design cues inspired by the legendary Rock band, AC/DC that have been translated into a horology masterpiece using decades of watchmaking know-how.    Measuring 42 mm in diameter, the freelancer AC/DC L ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf Black Sheep

Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  After the success of the Scafograf 300, first presented in 2016 and winner of the ‘Sports Watch Prize’ at the prestigious Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, followed by last year’s GMT version, Eberhard & Co. has chosen to make the ‘Scafograf’ even more captivating and exclusive with a special limited edition, the name of which conveys all the unconventional spirit of the new model:  THE BLACK SHEEP.   Dedicated to the gentleman who loves to express his personality and remain ever-faithful to his values, with all the determination of one who knows they are different by nature and shares that pinch of irreverence which is the key to their charm. When being a ‘black sheep’ means having tons of c ......read more

Saint Honore Allure Lady-Charming colour

Throughout the world, the image of the French woman is one of a lady who remains chic, elegant and understated in every situation...   Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  This naturally elegant and independent woman inspired SAINT HONORE in the creation of its new Allure line. A creation infused with femininity and modernity which expresses and enhances the inner beauty of a woman.   SAINT HONORE flies its colours from the start: white, spring green, light grey, brown or blue. These hues bring out the pure beauty of the sunray-finished dials.  The production quality and care brought to the finishes are not to be outdone. The metal bracelet, composed of tightly nested little links (in a width of 25 mm), makes it a true piece of jewellery on the wrist.   ......read more

Skydance: The Sun – shining amid the immensity of the galaxy

Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018:  As a prelude to a much-awaited announcement about ladies’ watches at Baselworld, Louis Moinet has just unveiled the very first reinterpretation of its ladies’ watch, now dubbed the “Skydance”. “Our style has matured a lot over the last ten years, as have our decorative techniques,” explains Jean-Marie Schaller, Louis Moinet’s CEO and Creative Director. “It was high time we extended our tradition of exclusive limited editions to encompass a completely different, contemporary piece.” The timepiece in question has now become a celebration of sidereal space. To achieve this, it’s been endowed with a radiant dial in Magic Blue, the precise composition of which is a closely-guarded secret, known to ......read more

Stylish men's watch - BU4018-11H - with rose gold case and black dial is a real beauty

Dubai, UAE, June 12, 2018:  Made with the stylish man in mind is the BU4018-11H, men's Eco-Drive watch in rose gold with black dial. The rose gold-plated stainless steel casing melds well with the brown calf leather strap.   The watch is at home in both casual and formal settings and is powered by the 8725-01 movement. Water resistant up to 10 BAR, this watch comes with a day-date display, insufficient charge warning function and overcharge prevention function.   Specifications: BU4018-11H   Eco-Drive; Eco-drive Multi-Function;  New Gents Calibre: 8725-01 Movement: Eco-Drive Strap Material: Calf Leather Water Resistant: 10 Bar Case Size: 43.4mm Case Material: Stainless Steel with Rose Gold Plating Glass Material: ......read more

Hamilton Jazzmaster Maestro Auto Chrono

Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  Every musical score needs a maestro to achieve true perfection – the Jazzmaster Maestro Auto Chrono is ready to take on that role. The model is an instrument of pure elegance with finely marked digits and tapered hands reminiscent of a conductor’s baton in action. Now available at Rivoli and Hour Choice stores across the UAE, the Jazzmater Maestro Auto Chrono watch is priced at AED 7,270 and the leather strap bracelet is priced at AED 6,950.  ...read more

Chronoswiss' Exclusive Limited Edition Flying Regulator Marks 31st Anniversary of Kitzbuhel Alpenrallye

Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  To celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Kitzbuhel Alpenrallye, the most renowned event for classic cars in the Austrian Alps, Chronoswiss has issued an exclusive limited edition of the Flying Regulator Night and Day Kitzbuhel Edition, that is limited to just 13 timepieces worldwide.   The commemorative release of the Kitzbuhel Edition continues Chronoswiss' long association with traditional and mechanical watches and their emphasis on supporting traditional events such as the Kitzbühel Alpenrallye. Just like the Alpenrallye, the history of Chronoswiss goes back 30 years, with Chronoswiss being a prime sponsor and timing partner for the event over the last three years.    Chronoswiss is one of the few brands that has trad ......read more

The Future Takes The Past Tense

Three Graham Chronofighter Vintage watches trigger a new chapter in a gripping story   Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  If the Graham Chronofighter was a novel, it would be a page-turner that propels the reader from one cliffhanger to the next. The latest “reveal” comprises three versions of a timepiece with a plot inspired by 1940s aviation history. This quintessential stopwatch series was launched in 2001, alongside celebrity newborns such as Wikipedia and the iPod. The 2018 Graham triplets combine the iconic design, characterized by its signature trigger, with vintage colours. These distinguished timepieces are flying the flag for mindful masculinity.    The inspiration of yesteryear military pilots is the heart and soul of the Graham Chronofighter ......read more

Opéra watches by SAINT HONORÉ

Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  The dynamic lines of this model are softened by the dial’s interlacing design and iridescent colors: a subtle touch of modernity SAINT HONORE is exploring a new facet to femininity with Opéra, a watch and constant companion.   Thanks to its interchangeable straps, Opéra watches by SAINT HONORÉ personifies seduction through its blend of watchmaking know-how, play of materials, sizes and colours and the magic of diamonds.   REFERENCE: 752011 1FAIN Stainless steel case, 33 mm, crown set with black onyx Sapphire coating glass White satin dial, with interlacing design Quartz Movement  White satin leather strap, on special deploying buckle  Water resistant to 30 m SWISS MADE REFERENCE: 752011 8FMIR ......read more

Eberhard & Co. celebrates Father's Day with unique Tazio Nuvolari timepiece

Dubai, UAE, June 2, 2018:  Watches by Eberhard & Co. have long been noted for such tangible values as the high-grade materials and sophisticated technologies they use. At the same time, they've been renowned for the emotional virtue of reflecting human greatness as expressed, for instance, in personal courage and team spirit. In this way, the brand of Eberhard & Co. has traditionally translated man's achievements into watches inherently dedicated to great people, great enterprises, and great moments in time.   It was hence a foregone conclusion that the product range of Eberhard & Co. would simply have to include a watch to celebrate the legendary Tazio Nuvolari, greatest car-racing myth of all times. So it was with good reason that, in the tradition of ......read more

Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon Double wave

Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  Monaco marked the spot in May as motorsport and fine watchmaking enthusiasts alike had their fire ignited by an exciting double wave of the chequered flag. The first indicated the moment when the winner of the world-class motorsport event crossed the victory line. The second was the live digital launch of the second season of Roger Dubuis X Pirelli, embodied in the brand-new Excalibur Spider Pirelli Single Flying Tourbillon. Minutes after the race finish, this super high-spec model hit the watchmaking track with a strap matching the colour of the winning car tyres. Its adrenalin-pumping range of new design options will include a complementary Pit Stop Collector Box of interchangeable straps – each echoing the high-rev partnership between the brand that ......read more

Louis Moinet Skylink timepiece

“The space age may well be a technological saga, but above all it’s the story of individuals achieving the impossible, and in doing so accomplishing giant leaps for humankind as a whole. Skylink is our celebration of that spirit, championed of old by watchmaker and astronomer Louis Moinet himself.”  Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018:  Following on from SpaceWalker, the satellite tourbillon dedicated to Alexey Leonov’s 1965 space mission, Louis Moinet is now unveiling a second creation commemorating the great Russian cosmonaut’s 1975 Apollo-Soyuz adventure – the first joint space mission between the Soviet Union and the United States of America. Soyuz 19 was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, and Apollo from Cape Canaveral, Florida, before the two met ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf Black Sheep, different by nature

Dubai, UAE, May 26, 2018:  After the success of the Scafograf 300, first presented in 2016 and winner of the ‘Sports Watch Prize’ at the prestigious Geneva Grand Prix d’Horlogerie, followed by last year’s GMT version, Eberhard & Co. has chosen to make the ‘Scafograf’ even more captivating and exclusive with a special limited edition, the name of which conveys all the unconventional spirit of the new model:  THE BLACK SHEEP.   Dedicated to the gentleman who loves to express his personality and remain ever-faithful to his values, with all the determination of one who knows they are different by nature and shares that pinch of irreverence which is the key to their charm. When being a ‘black sheep’ means having tons of ch ......read more

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III

May 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: With the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III hyperwatch, Roger Dubuis once again demonstrates the power of the sword. This forceful new interpretation of the legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur is inspired by the fabled island of Avalon, regarded as the place where the mighty sword was forged. In a radical combination of disruptive materials, extreme craftsmanship and sophisticated horological complications, state-of-the-art pink gold low poly-sculpted knights gather around a dramatic blue enamel table. Commanding, compelling and cunningly creative, Excalibur is the ultimate symbol of the inherent daring embedded in the Roger Dubuis DNA. An inventive boldness expressed as much through the use of unprecedented materials in watchmaking as through the co ......read more

Happy Father's Day with Saint Honore Allure

The new Allure collection by SAINT HONORE possesses genuine classicism!   May 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE:    Watch lovers will make it a true companion of everyday life; this new Allure gets straight to the point while offering a little something extra: refinement.   The Allure features sublime silvered dials in blue, beige, brown, rosé champagne or black shades. The dials are adorned with silvered markers and hands that ensure perfect legibility.   The understated elegance of Allure is distinctive for its extreme finesse, which expresses the essential at a glance in a 38.5 mm steel case.   All the details – particularly the horns – are designed for perfect comfort and are minutely crafted to reveal the beautiful glow of th ......read more

Ethereum - Second In A Series Of Exclusive Cryptocurrency Watches Launched

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2018:  Independent Swiss watch brand Chronoswiss, in partnership with Tech Bureau Europe, announces the release of the second of their series of five luxurious crypto‐design watches - Ethereum - the contract. The specially designed limited edition series is in commemoration of cryptocurrency - the advent of a whole new way of transacting business.    These extravagant models are being issued in a limited edition of just 101 pieces each, and they are available exclusively via the cryptocurrency exchange platform Zaif.   In tandem with the Japanese company Tech Bureau, Chronoswiss has created an exclusive series of crypto‐design watches based on the Flying Regulator Open Gear. These limited‐edition collector’s pieces ......read more

Celebrate Father's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Raymond Weil.

May 16, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: After launching its first in-house movement, born from the long term collaboration with Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita in 2017, RAYMOND WEIL unveils the new and exclusive CALIBRE RW1212 Skeleton as a sign of its desire to keep pushing boundaries.   In 2018, RAYMOND WEIL continues on its innovation pathway by developing the in-house designed movement. The new stylish skeleton Calibre RW1212 is proof of the ever-evolving achievements to these in-house movements.   RAYMOND WEIL introduces this bold and distinctive model featuring an open-worked dial, revealing most of the sophisticated movement with an intricate perlage finish. The distinctive characteristic remains the 6 o’clock front dial positioning of its visible balance wheel. T ......read more

Celebrate Father's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Raymond Weil

May 16, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: After launching its first in-house movement, born from the long term collaboration with Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita in 2017, RAYMOND WEIL unveils the new and exclusive CALIBRE RW1212 Skeleton as a sign of its desire to keep pushing boundaries.   In 2018, RAYMOND WEIL continues on its innovation pathway by developing the in-house designed movement. The new stylish skeleton Calibre RW1212 is proof of the ever-evolving achievements to these in-house movements.   RAYMOND WEIL introduces this bold and distinctive model featuring an open-worked dial, revealing most of the sophisticated movement with an intricate perlage finish. The distinctive characteristic remains the 6 o’clock front dial positioning of its visible balance wheel. T ......read more

Mads Mikkelsen Spotted on Red Carpet at Cannes Wearing Ulysse Nardin Masterpiece

Dashing Danish actor starring as modern-day Ulysses in epic adventure film, Arctic, chooses rose gold and black Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon for premiere Dubai - UAE, May 16th 2018 – When the golden spotlight of Cannes cast its glow on Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as he climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at Cannes, it reflected on the magnificent Ulysse Nardin timepiece he wore on his wrist.  There to present his new adventure film, Arctic, Mikkelsen chose a watch in his image: elegant, sturdy and free-spirited. The Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon – in rose gold and black - is a perfect complement not only to the role he plays but also to his off-screen character.  It is a watch designed for risk-takers, for those who underst ......read more

A Nose for Great Sound

Four new Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd models salute the art of noise   Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2018:  The latest pin‐ups to grace the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd timepieces have spread their wings. They’ve moved on from the aviation origins of nose art to feel the rhythm of the inspiring sounds that captivated 1940s and 1950s dance floors. Four hand‐painted glamour girls grace the dials of four numbered limited editions, each one comprising 100 pieces. Without a second of hesitation they’ll whisk wearers’ imaginations off to times when Elvis was king and red lipstick ruled.   Belle speaks to today’s vinyl revival as she selects the discs that turned attention to freedom and emancipation after World War II ......read more

Corum in Rome: La Dolce Vita Returns to Watchmaking

Corum has listened to collectors and is bringing back Romvlvs, it’s most Italian of creations, in a very limited edition. All the charms of this feisty piece, from its movement to its retrograde calendar, are featured in a new, light and elegant presentation. May 13, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: It was created by accident. In 1966, when Corum received the dials for its new creation Romvlvs in the run-up to the Baselworld show, the hour markers were missing. The supplier had forgotten to add them. René Bannwart, who had founded the company eleven years earlier, decided to go ahead with the Basel launch anyway. As an emergency measure, he had the hour markers engraved directly on the bezel. Thus the Romvlvs was born, and it would go on to become one of the brand’s greatest successes. ......read more

Dubai foreign trade in fragrances and beauty products worth AED 20b in 2017

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 10, 2018:  Dubai's foreign trade in perfumes and beauty products in 2017 was worth AED 20 billion, with imports accounting for AED11.5 billion, and exports and re-exports for AED 8.34 billion. The total volume of perfumes and beauty products traded reached 733,000 tons. This was according to statistics released by Dubai Customs at the Beautyworld Middle East 2018, which is ongoing at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.  France topped the list of Dubai trade partners in perfumes and beauty products in 2017,with AED 2.7 billion, while the USA’s trade with Dubai was worth AED1.4 billion, followed by Italy in the third place with AED 1.1 billion. As for exports and re-exports Saudi Arabia was the top desti ......read more

Record edition of Beautyworld Middle East opens in Dubai featuring 1,736 exhibitors from 62 countries

Double-digit growth continues for region’s largest beauty and wellness trade fair as global players flourish in vibrant market Dubai, UAE, May 08, 2018:  The Middle East and Africa’s largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing opened today (8 May), with a new record in exhibitor numbers and exhibition space covered in its 23rd edition.  Beautyworld Middle East is a magnet for retailers, distributors, and beauty professionals looking for the latest inspirations in beauty and wellbeing.  The 23rd edition was opened by His Excellency Eng. Dawood Abdulrahman Al Hajiri, Director General of Dubai Municipality. Spanning 61,000sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, Beautyworld Middle East 2018 features ......read more

SAINT HONORE brings an innovative touch to a beautiful classic

Dubai, UAE, May 06, 2018:  The dynamic lines of this model are softened by the dial’s interlacing design and iridescent colors: a subtle touch of modernity   SAINT HONORE is exploring a new facet to femininity with Opéra, a watch and constant companion. Thanks to its interchangeable straps, Opéra watches by SAINT HONORÉ personifies seduction through its blend of watchmaking know-how, play of materials, sizes and colours and the magic of diamonds.   REFERENCE: 752011 1FAIN Stainless steel case, 33 mm, crown set with black onyx Sapphire coating glass White satin dial, with interlacing design Quartz Movement  White satin leather strap, on special deploying buckle  Water resistant to 30 m SWISS MADE REFERENCE: 752011 8FMIR ......read more

Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III

Daring, determined and dauntless Dubai, UAE, May 05, 2018:  With the Excalibur Knights of the Round Table III hyperwatch, Roger Dubuis once again demonstrates the power of the sword. This forceful new interpretation of the legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur is inspired by the fabled island of Avalon, regarded as the place where the mighty sword was forged. In a radical combination of disruptive materials, extreme craftsmanship and sophisticated horological complications, state-of-the-art pink gold low poly-sculpted knights gather around a dramatic blue enamel table. Commanding, compelling and cunningly creative, Excalibur is the ultimate symbol of the inherent daring embedded in the Roger Dubuis DNA. An inventive boldness expressed as much through the use of unprecedented m ......read more

His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer Opens Automechanika Dubai 2018 with 1,812 Exhibitors From 61 Countries on Display

Innovation Zone trains spotlight on Middle East’s auto aftermarket future at region’s largest industry trade and networking event  May 1, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: The 16th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) largest automotive aftermarket trade and networking event opened today (1 May 2018) in Dubai, featuring 1,812 exhibitors from 61 countries. Running for three days and spanning 63,350sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Automechanika Dubai 2018 was flagged off by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors at Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). The biggest names in the global auto services industry are out in force, showcasing their latest innovations ......read more

A pink gold-plated stunner - the PC1003-74D is a mechanical marvel from CITIZEN

Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2018:  This rose gold plated stunner is a limited edition release from CITIZEN specifically designed for the woman of substance. This watch comes with either a stainless steel or a Bordeaux calfskin strap and is framed in striking pink gold plated stainless steel casing.   Powered by the automatic 8229 movement, this singular timepiece comes with studded with Swarovski crystals and a unique Sakura shape skeleton dial that gives a glimpse of the rapidly whirring power pack of the watch.   Specifications: PC1003-74D   Mechanical; Ladies; Limited Edition New Ladies Calibre: 8229 Movement: Automatic Strap Material: Stainless steel (Exchange Bordeaux calf strap) Water Resistant: 10 Bar Case Size: 34.0 mm Case ......read more

Kiera Chaplin- The New Face of SAINT HONORE

April 29, 2018 - Dubai, UAE Since their collaboration on 2017 Rallye des Gazelles, ties were reinforced between SAINT HONORE and Kiera Chaplin, now the brand’s new ambassador - discover who she is. Kiera Chaplin, a multi-talented woman Grand-daughter of Charlie Chaplin and great-grand-daughter of Nobel Prize winner Eugene O’Neill, Kiera Chaplin remembers a time, while growing up, when she did not grasp the measure of her heritage’s fame. Yet she tried to find her place pretty soon, as a teenager; she got into modelling at 16 and her career kicked off when she moved to New York. She would appear in leading fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle or Vanity Fair, and she featured in several brands’ campaigns, as well as Pirelli’s calendar. FHM voted her one ......read more

Intersec Saudi Arabia 2018 Opens for Business Featuring 150 Exhibitors from 20 Countries

World’s leading security, fire protection, safety companies target Kingdom’s US$6.02 billion market  Dubai, UAE - April 24, 2018: Intersec Saudi Arabia 2018 opened today (24 April) in Jeddah, with 150 exhibitors from 20 countries looking to network and generate fresh business opportunities in the Kingdom’s US$6.02 billion security, safety and fire protection market.  The 2nd edition of the annual showcase runs until 26th April at the Jeddah Center for Forums & Events, with 500 brands enticing an expected turnout of 5,000-plus Saudi trade visitors across its three-day run.   The 69 percent international representation is underlined by the world’s top security companies on board in 2018, including the show’s official launch partn ......read more

Big Time with Graham Chronofighter Grand Vintage

Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2018:  Thinking big is most effective when it’s matched with making it big in an elegant manner. A 47 mm case, with increased aperture, and an iconic stop-start trigger show that the Chronofighter Grand Vintage means business. Military aviation history from the 1940s has reached new heights in this striking quartet of confidently contemporary timepieces.   They are time capsules that connect yesterday to today, with refinement and simplicity born of expertise. Watch out for them on the wrists of stylish connoisseurs with a glass of Grand Vintage malt whisky in their hand, or co-piloting sporty free spirits.   Designed to thrill The trigger on the left-hand side of the case acts as a symbolic bridge between nostalgia and modernity. O ......read more

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S Verde Mantis

April 23, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Design icons, world premieres, and one of a kind experiences are all part of a thrilling Roger Dubuis 2018 line-up, starting with a first-time appearance and the launch of the Excalibur Aventador S Green watch – for which five patents have been filed – at the prestigious 2018 Geneva International Motor Show alongside partners Pirelli and Lamborghini.   The remarkable things that happen when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers have forged adrenaline-pumping liaisons between Roger Dubuis and Pirelli on the one hand, and Lamborghini Squadra Corse on the other. The “Perfect Fit” partnership between Pirelli and Roger Dubuis is grounded on their world-first attitude and their passion for performance, driven by materials ......read more

'Global Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers Gear Up for Robust Business Growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018'

Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.  And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is look ......read more

Global Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturers Gear Up for Robust Business Growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018

Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 April 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.  And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters is look ......read more

Exclusive, Limited‐Edition, Swiss‐Made Cryptocurrency Watches

Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:   Inspired by the concept of cryptocurrency, renowned independent Swiss watch brand Chronoswiss joined forces with Tech Bureau Europe to create five luxurious crypto‐design watches. These extravagant models have been manufactured in a limited edition of only 101 pieces each. They are available exclusively via the cryptocurrency exchange platform Zaif.   Working closely with the Japanese company Tech Bureau, independent and family‐run Swiss watch brand Chronoswiss has created an exclusive series of crypto‐design watches based on the Flying Regulator Open Gear. These limited‐edition collector’s pieces boast a high‐end aesthetic. Chronoswiss is a renowned, long-established Swiss watch manufacturer steeped in ......read more

Accessories Collection 2018 Gentleman Attitude

Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2018:  Based on the unique SAINT HONORE expertise in the world of watchmaking, the Accessories Collection 2011 is honouring the brand's know-how. A perfect combination of style and innovation, shape and function. The new Haussman fountain pen is a perfect example: associating new materials with a groundbreaking, elegant design, it offers truly exceptional writing comfort. Colours and finishes are also unique – in stainless steel, steel, "Prince de Galle" and "gaufrette" motifs matt black - with a steel, shock-resistant nib, which produces a particularly successful two-tone effect. Extra care has been taken with the famous SAINT HONORE cufflinks, with new versions boldly supplementing the new range of leather goods. ...read more

The Chronofighter Grand Vintage by Graham is exactly as big as it appears in the mirror

Big Time   Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2018:  Thinking big is most effective when it’s matched with making it big in an elegant manner. A 47 mm case, with increased aperture, and an iconic stop-start trigger show that the Chronofighter Grand Vintage means business. Military aviation history from the 1940s has reached new heights in this striking quartet of confidently contemporary timepieces.   They are time capsules that connect yesterday to today, with refinement and simplicity born of expertise. Watch out for them on the wrists of stylish connoisseurs with a glass of Grand Vintage malt whisky in their hand, or co-piloting sporty free spirits.   Designed to thrill   The trigger on the left-hand side of the case acts as a symbolic bridge be ......read more

His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer opens 2nd edition of Procurement Middle East Conference

Three-day Bahrain summit throws spotlight on fostering innovation and creativity in procurement processes Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  His Excellency Eng. Basim Bin Yacob Alhamer, Bahrain’s Minister of Housing, and Chairman of Bahrain Tender Board, has officially opened the 2nd edition of the Procurement Middle East Conference today (9 April) in Manama. The one-day pre-conference workshop (8 April) and two-day conference is held under His Excellency’s Patronage, as more than 80 delegates from 35 organisations and 21 expert speakers gathered to discuss the role of creativity and innovation in procurement, and how organisations can shift their procurement approach to ensure better results. Taking place at the Gulf Hotel, and organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, ......read more

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO warms up the sub zero snowscape

Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2018:  The bite of icy air, the crunch of tyres on hard-packed snow and the thrill of truly money can’t buy experiences was the exhilarating setting for the adrenalin-packed recent launch of the titanium-studded Excalibur Spider Pirelli SOTTOZERO™ at the Lamborghini Winter Accademia in Livigno, Italy.   Taking exciting high-octane exploits to unprecedented new levels and inspired by the avant-garde designs and technical mastery of both its partners – tyre legend Pirelli on the one hand, and Lamborghini Squadra Corse on the other – Roger Dubuis has been offering red-hot performances in super-cold conditions this year. The latest example of what happens when visionary engineers meet incredible watchmakers began with the launch of th ......read more

Ulysse Nardin plunges 1,000 metres underwater and Freaks Out

Beautiful Freaks Go Deep!   Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2018:  Very robust, very functional, very technical, very sporty: introducing the remarkable new hero piece of the iconic Ulysse Nardin DIVER Collection — a resolutely masculine, highly reliable professional diving instrument and an exceptionally bold sports watch, loaded with unprecedented technical specs, including a helium escape valve and water resistance to 1,000 metres.   Ulysse Nardin’s links to the sea run deep. A recognized pioneer of watchmaking innovation since 1846, the Manufacture’s early renown was built on the peerless precision and reliability of its marine chronometers – essential navigational instruments that helped seafarers determine longitude by means of celestial naviga ......read more

The New Flying Regulator Night And Day

From Dusk till Dawn   Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2018:  It’s been 30 years since the first Regulator. The iconic model by Chronoswiss is now all grown up – but it has lost none of its visionary character. It mastered 3D with the Flying Regulator and is now showcasing multi-level dials and complex movement modifications in true, inimitable Chronoswiss style. Just like the Flying Regulator Open Gear, the Flying Regulator Night and Day is also a completely in-house development, from design to module construction. Most of the components required are manufactured locally in Lucerne.   Looking at the Flying Regulator Night and Day, the unusual and intricately designed day/night dome display at the 9 o’clock position is the first thing to catch the eye. It w ......read more

Dubai's trade for hardware and tools valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 – Dubai Customs

117 exhibitors from nine countries at Hardware + Tools Middle East 2018 look to capitalise on Emirate’s thriving trade hub status Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2018:  Dubai’s trade for hardware and tools was valued at AED4.8 billion in 2017 according to figures released today (2 April) by Dubai Customs, as the Middle East’s dedicated exhibition for hardware, tools, and machinery gets underway. According to Dubai Customs, the Emirate imported AED3.4 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring countries were valued at AED1.39 billion.   With AED760 million worth of trade each, the USA and China were Dubai’s top hardware and tools trading partners in 2017, followed by Italy (AED467 m ......read more

New Opera launched in honour of Rallye Aicha Des Gazelles

Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2018:  Once again the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles, an event dedicated to the true spirit of woman, which is able to rise to the many challenges in life with dignity and courage, was held with contestants competing with each other to outlast the challenge of the terrain and elements with great panache! The Rallye is unique, in that there is no selection other than the competitors' own determination – on who can take part regardless of age, class, nationality or experience –, the participants of this rally take the wheel of a 4x4, crossover, quad, truck, motorcycle, or other type of vehicle. The competition does not involve speed, and it respects the local populations and the environment. At the end of the event, all the amateur and professional ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL presents Calibre RW1212 in skeleton form a further development of its first in-house movement

Dubai, UAE, March 29, 2018:  After launching its first in-house movement, born from the long term collaboration with Swiss movement manufacturer Sellita in 2017, RAYMOND WEIL unveils the new and exclusive CALIBRE RW1212 Skeleton as a sign of its desire to keep pushing boundaries.   In 2018, RAYMOND WEIL continues on its innovation pathway by developing the in-house designed movement. The new stylish skeleton Calibre RW1212 is proof of the ever-evolving achievements to these in-house movements.   RAYMOND WEIL introduces this bold and distinctive model featuring an open-worked dial, revealing most of the sophisticated movement with an intricate perlage finish. The distinctive characteristic remains the 6 o’clock front dial positioning of its visible balance w ......read more

Gulf region's construction contractor awards estimated to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018 – Ventures Onsite report

Huge pipeline of projects tipped for 2018 as global brands make final preparations ahead of Hardware + Tools Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 28, 2018:  Rising oil prices and increased government spending is fuelling demand in the GCC’s construction sector, with contractor awards across the region’s building, infrastructure and energy markets expected to be worth US$148.7 billion in 2018, a report published today has said.  According to a white paper by research specialists Ventures Onsite, buildings will hold the lion’s share of what’s expected to be a huge pipeline of projects in 2018, while the UAE will remain as the undisputed leader in the GCC total construction contractor awards for the year. In 2018, it’s estimated that ......read more

Vintage come of age with the Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd

Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2018:  Time to turn up the volume of the rock’ n’ roll attitude, shake the dust off the denim and bring out the maverick inside with the Graham Chronofighter Vintage Aircraft Ltd. Four different watches, each produced in a limited edition of 250, derive their distinctive identity from aged metal cases. The inspiration palette for the new watch spans from 1940s military aircraft to the gunmetal grey furniture at home in the hippest of Manhattan lofts.   This opens up a gripping storybook that invites the imagination to explore historical aviation milestones, the reach of vintage in the design world and the love of turning yesterday into tomorrow.   This message of edgy nostalgia, DNA of the entire Chronofighter Vintage series, is ......read more

Enjoy: what a personality!

The woman who wears Enjoy is jovial, sparkling, optimistic...   Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018:  Motivated by an ideal of well-being, she lives in a connected world where she cultivates her personality and asserts her identity. She is free: free to choose and free to follow her whims.   With its latest line Enjoy, SAINT HONORE takes a young and modern approach to sophistication, to appeal ever more to this new generation of active, determined women.   The very original, streamlined design of this charming watch is its greatest asset.   Enjoy stands out for its rectangular geometrical shape softened by rounded corners: a totally unprecedented shape in the SAINT HONORE collection.   A circle radiates at the centre of the very minimalist ......read more

Corum “Hobo Coin”: Turning art on its head(s)

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018:  Corum is unveiling a new limited edition of its Coin collection: the Hobo Coins. Originally a popular art form developed by vagrants, now the hobo coin is being revived by the exceptional and talented artist Aleksey Saburov. Although normally based in New York, he will be in attendance at Baselworld, where he will be producing one of these unique pieces live for all to see. It once was the poor man's coin. Five cents, made from nickel, issued shortly before the Great Depression. They were worth so little that even vagrants would rework them to earn a miserly profit. This earned them the name “hobo coins”, created from small change minted by the United States from 1913 onwards, serving as witness to a past of hope and roaming, creati ......read more

A Satellite Tourbillon Forges A Bond Between Alexey Leonov And Louis Moinet

Dubai, UAE, March 24, 2018:  Louis Moinet and Alexey Leonov have been drawn together by their twin destinies – the dreams of both having led to them making their mark in history. SpaceWalker is dedicated to Leonov – and a tribute to all those playing their part in the progress of humankind.    The story is above all that of an individual – and like the greatest of all such stories, a tale of humility: that of Alexey Leonov, now 83. On March 18, 1965, he became the first man in the world to perform a spacewalk. While he may not be the best-known of spacefarers, often overshadowed by those involved in the moon race, he was a vital pioneer, in whose footsteps they followed.    Then, too, there is the humility of Louis Moinet: the man now ......read more

Middle East and African fragrance market is expected to reach US$8.5 billion by 2021

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  The world’s leading fragrance creation houses are taking inspiration from the Middle East to produce their latest perfumes, using the region’s rich history and passion for fine fragrances to reveal potential future trends in global markets.   Creasens from Italy, which specialises in joining perfumery with tradition, research, and creativity, set up its Creasens Atelier Parfums base in the UAE in 2013 to be closer to its favoured customers, and has since used the creative centre as a global innovation hub.   Eurofragance too in 2015 invested US$2.7 million in a 10,000 sqft Creative Centre in Dubai Science Park.  Used predominantly to create perfume samples based on regional preferences, the olfactory laboratory has been ......read more

Eberhard & Co. celebrates Tazio Nuvolari- The Transition from Champion to Legend

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:  There are some people in the history of sport that cannot be defined merely as ‘champions’. When they exceed the limits set by their time and enter the superhuman ‘Hall of Fame’ of those who have broken all barriers by crossing the line of the inconceivable, it is then that they undergo the natural progression that turns them into legends.   Tazio Nuvolari, the champion driver who dominated the decades between 1920 and the late forties, is quite obviously such a sportsman.   When, almost 30 years ago, Eberhard & Co. decided to celebrate his enterprises by creating a collection that bears his name, the figure of Tazio had become shrouded by the mists of time and all that had happened in the world of motoring ......read more

Saint Honore Tour Eiffel 1885 Opus 3 timepiece

At the Eiffel Tower restaurant Le Jules Verne and in presence of journalists and friends of the watchmaking brand, SAINT HONORE CEO Thierry Frésard unveiled a new watch from the eponym collection: Tour Eiffel 1885 “Opus 3”.   Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018: . We can feel a certain effervescence at lunchtime in Le Jules Verne restaurant, on Eiffel Tower’s second floor. The venue was carefully chosen; Thierry Frésard, CEO of SAINT HONORE, has invited a few journalists from specialized press as well as friends of the watchmaking brand for the introduction of the new creation for the “Tour Eiffel” collection.   Opus 3, a new model for 2018   The Tour Eiffel 1885 “Opus 3” is the third addition to the collection.   ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Presents Scafograf 100

Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018:  Following the success of the past few years with the introduction of the Scafograf 300 and Scafograf GMT, Eberhard & Co. is now expanding the collection with a more feminine version, a new model dedicated to the sporty, dynamic and sophisticated woman.   Animated by an automatic movement in a 38 mm steel case with a polished, satin finish, the new Scafograf 100 retains some of the features of the historic collection of diving models combined with more feminine elements. The ceramic 3D bezel has a faceted finish with relief effect, in a white or chocolate colour matching the two mother-of-pearl dial versions on which luminescent applied markers stand out.   The steel caseback is screw-tightened and customised with the engraving of ......read more

Raymond Weil introduces the Maestro Blues

Two new watches inspired by the tuneful sounds of blues music   Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:  Swiss watch company, RAYMOND WEIL, proudly presents two new additions to its emblematic maestro collection, the maestro Blues, a tribute to the Brand’s source of creativity: music.   RAYMOND WEIL presents two new models, the maestro Blues, inspired by the bewitching sounds of the “blues”. Equipped with a mechanical automatic winding movement housed in a 40mm-diameter case, these timekeepers feature a captivating dark blue dial, endowed with a delicate wave-like decoration.   The refined contemporary hands offer an elegant match for the dial’s white Roman numerals. The maestro Blues with the rose gold PVD plated case features a date apert ......read more

Business of beauty goes green at Beautyworld Middle East 2018 as Natural & Organics section gets set for regional debut

Ethically sourced, sustainably produced beauty products flourish in MEA’s US$2.5 billion natural and organic cosmetics market Dubai, UAE March 13, 2018:  International manufacturers of ethically sourced and sustainably produced beauty products are looking to flourish in a Middle East and African (MEA) natural and organic cosmetics market that was estimated to be worth between US$2.25 billion – US$2.5 billion in 2017.   The growing global preference for clean, green, and sustainable beauty products has also taken root in the MEA, with analysts TechSci Research indicating the regional market for natural and organic cosmetics could grow annually by 12-15 percent over the next five years.   That would place the retail value anywhere between US$4 – ......read more

From Jade to Diamond

Ulysse Nardin reinvents its women’s collection at the 2018 SIHH   Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2018:  Ulysse Nardin presents the new 37 mm Classico Jade: five small-sized steel models available in blue, gray, or red with a mother-of-pearl dial embellished with a wave of diamonds.    In 2013, Ulysse Nardin launched the Jade, paying homage to a revered gem that the Chinese royal court considered as a concentrate of magic in mineral form, a true link between heaven and earth. Today, five years later, five new Jade models put the spotlight on an even more precious stone: the diamond.   These superb round-case styles are the newest additions to the Classic collection. The hour, minute, and second hands are driven by the collection’s star caliber: ......read more

Velvet Caviar meets Roger Dubuis Diva power

Dubai, UAE, March 11, 2018:  In 2018, the Maison that dares to be different hits the runway with its very own Haute Couture watch trilogy offering a whole new take on its supremely feminine VELVET collection. Haute Couture is a magical blend of traditional artisan skills and avant-garde modernism. Directly inspired by this phenomenon, and in celebration of the Roger Dubuis woman, three new VELVET CAVIAR models are a tribute to the expressive innovation and risk-taking for which the Manufacture is renowned. Driven by Roger Dubuis’ boundless creativity, respect for tradition and a tireless commitment to quality, backed by decades of experience in working with unprecedented materials, VELVET continues its spectacular trajectory with CAVIAR, a daring dance between Haute Joailleri ......read more

An Open Secret - The new Flying Regulator Open Gear provides deep insights

Dubai, UAE, March 10, 2018:  The Regulator was the first stand-alone model in the history of Chronoswiss and in subsequent years, it quickly became the brand´s central motif and standard bearer. It is therefore only logical that the design team pulled out all their stops on the occasion of the model’s 30th birthday, and the 35th anniversary of Chronoswiss. And once again, the brand has succeeded in bringing out completely new and surprising sides to their iconic model.   Following the revolutionary 3D dials and skeletonizations of recent years, Chronoswiss is now introducing the Flying Regulator Open Gear, providing unexpected insights and undoubtedly causing quite a stir.   For this exceptional Regulator, the modification of the movement, which would ......read more

Roger Dubuis Excalibur Kuwait Limited Editions

Roger Dubuis, has announced the launch of two limited edition masterpieces to commemorate the National Day of Kuwait on February 25. Kuwait, March 08, 2018:  These exclusive commemorative watches – an Excalibur 45 and an Excalibur Spider 45 - are specifically designed to incorporate in its signature facets, the national colours of the Kuwaiti flag, in recognition of the achievements of the Kuwaiti leadership and citizens and to express the maison's appreciation of being enthusiastically received by fine watch aficionados in Kuwait. Limited to only eight pieces, the Excalibur Spider 45 mm, sports an elegant black DLC skeletonized titanium case and proudly sports the Kuwaiti flag colours with a red container, green flange, red gasket, red spider hands, red crown and red ......read more

International fragrance houses look to Middle East as inspiration for global perfume trends

Latest olfactory creations on show at Beautyworld Middle East 2018 with global players eyeing US$8.5 billion regional fragrance market Dubai, UAE, March 07, 2018:  The world’s leading fragrance creation houses are taking inspiration from the Middle East to produce their latest perfumes, using the region’s rich history and passion for fine fragrances to reveal potential future trends in global markets.   Creasens from Italy, which specialises in joining perfumery with tradition, research, and creativity, set up its Creasens Atelier Parfums base in the UAE in 2013 to be closer to its favoured customers, and has since used the creative centre as a global innovation hub.   Eurofragance too in 2015 invested US$2.7 million in a 10,000 sqft Creative Centre ......read more

Louis Moinet Metropolis Magic Green: Poetry all in green

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Metropolis created quite a stir at the last edition of Baselworld. The timepiece was – and still is – the one and only creation by Louis Moinet to feature Roman numeral hour markers. The architecture of these Roman numerals is so unique and special that they mark the high point of the product. Firstly, there is their design – taken straight from the legendary Compteur de Tierces, certified by Guinness World Records as the first chronograph in history. Then too, there is their structure: each hour marker has three faces, with the light dancing off each. Their sides feature a diamond-cut, satin-finish section that reflects light deep, deep into the dial, setting the timepiece sparkling with life. The colour contrast is enhanced by the white ......read more

Saint Honore Celebrates Mother's Day with unique Charisma Twist Blue Liberty Double Strap Timepiece

Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Attractive, original, Made in France, this watchmaking creation adopts a very trendy style thanks to its interchangeable double strap. Now the Charisma Twist watch is unveiling its new Liberty straps.   Delicately adorned with fabrics, the Charisma wristwatches are decorated with six different flower prints each more attractive and colorful than the next. The inescapable trend of the season, the "Liberty" pattern matches beautifully when it comes to accessorizing an outfit!   Each Charisma Twist comes with a simple and ingenious system that allows you to change the color of your bracelet in the blink of an eye.   The Twist expresses elegant charm with a wraparound bracelet that embraces even the finest wrists. Thi ......read more

Region's dedicated stationery, paper, and office supplies trade fair opens in Dubai featuring 303 exhibitors from 42 cou ...

Industry seminars, eco-friendly product launches, and children’s lifestyle products share centre-stage at Paperworld Middle East Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2018:  The Middle East world of school and office supplies, stationery, paper, arts and crafts, corporate gifts, and children’s toys and games as well as leather goods and accessories of the finest quality, takes centre-stage this week in Dubai, as the industry’s dedicated regional trade fair got underway. Running until March 1, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Paperworld Middle East 2018 features 303 exhibitors from 42 countries, with eco-friendly global product launches and a two-day industry seminar programme among the many highlights. Also flagging off on its three-day run a ......read more

'Celebrate Mother's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Gilda from Eberhard & Co.

Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  Eberhard & Co., historic watchmaking company with a strong masculine identity, makes a turn towards “Her” and is pleased to present Gilda, the new “feminine” wristwatch of the Maison.   Authentic and with a multifaceted character, the Gilda collection celebrates and embodies the elegance and initiative of today’s woman.   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 combinations with the various dial options in mother-of-pearl or with a refined applic ......read more

Celebrate Mother's Day in 'Swiss Style' with Gilda from Eberhard & Co.

Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  Eberhard & Co., historic watchmaking company with a strong masculine identity, makes a turn towards “Her” and is pleased to present Gilda, the new “feminine” wristwatch of the Maison.   Authentic and with a multifaceted character, the Gilda collection celebrates and embodies the elegance and initiative of today’s woman.   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 combinations with the various dial options in mother-of-pearl or with a refined applic ......read more

Beautiful Freaks Jade Reborn

Ulysse Nardin rounds out a classic and Freaks Out SIHH 2018 Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  Introducing the new Classico Jade 37 mm timepieces: five irresistible queens of steel demurely sized in blue, grey or red, with swirling waves of diamonds on their glamorous mother-of-pearl dials.  In 2013, Ulysse Nardin launched Jade as a tribute to a revered gemstone that the royal court in China considered “crystallized magic”—the link between heaven and earth. Now, five years later, five new Jade ladies pay homage to an even more precious stone: the diamond. These exquisite Jades have a new round case shape and a new home in the Classic Collection. Graced with classic hour, minute and second hands pow-ered by the collection’s dedicated calibre, the self ......read more

Year of Zayed: An Exceptional Watch for an Exceptional Event

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  2018 commemorates the anniversary of the birth of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, also widely known as “the wise man of the Arabs”. Born on May 6, 1918, he was the first Sheikh of Abu Dhabi, going on to become the founder and undisputed leader of the United Arab Emirates from the date of its creation on December 2, 1971. He died on November 2, 2004, having devoted thirty years of his life to structuring the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Zayed made his country into a leading regional power, developing the country’s resources and generously redistributing oil wealth to its inhabitants. He transformed his nation, building hundreds of schools and hospitals, as the sands also gave way to the steel and glass of luxury hotels. Louis M ......read more

Excalibur Limited Editions launched to commemorate Kuwait National Day

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:  Roger Dubuis, has announced the launch of two limited edition masterpieces to commemorate the National Day of Kuwait on February 25.   These exclusive commemorative watches – an Excalibur 45 and an Excalibur Spider 45 - are specifically designed to incorporate in its signature facets, the national colours of the Kuwaiti flag, in recognition of the achievements of the Kuwaiti leadership and citizens and to express the maison's appreciation of being enthusiastically received by fine watch aficionados in Kuwait.   Limited to only eight pieces, the Excalibur Spider 45 mm, sports an elegant black DLC skeletonized titanium case and proudly sports the Kuwaiti flag colours with a red container, green flange, red gasket, red spide ......read more

Classically elegant and stylish, the titanium mechanical NJ0090-13P makes a definite statement

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Sleekly and classically styled, the Citizen Titanium Mechanical watch is made for the man with a definite sense of style. This svelte and elegant model, boasts of pedigreed lines and a carries a weight of sophistication about it.   The titanium NJ0090-13P, tougher, harder and lighter than its stainless steel stable mate, is a classically styled men's timepiece. This model comes with a 42mm titanium case that carries off its classy calf leather strap. The dial is both easy to read and shows off the date display and seconds sub dial in stark relief.    The watch is splash proof and water resistant to 3 ATM and comes with a 2-year worldwide warranty.    Specifications and features:   NJ0090-13P - Me ......read more

Raymond Weil's Freelancer Ladies

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  The RAYMOND WEIL freelancer Ladies is the ideal watch for a woman juggling between a career, a family and a social life. The stainless steel bracelet makes this timepiece suitable for active individuals. For Ladies wishing to express their femininity with a touch of sparkle the freelancer collection offers diamond set dial and case options. Available in a choice of 26mm or 29mm case, the freelancer Ladies proves to be the ideal timepiece for the modern and dynamic lifestyle of today. The independent Swiss watch company, RAYMOND WEIL, is pleased to unveil the freelancer Ladies, a collection of timepieces ideally suited to modern life. This feminine timepiece is offered with a choice of black or glamorous mother-of-pearl dial options punctuated by ref ......read more

Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers gear up for robust business growth at Automechanika Dubai 2018

Demand for Middle East spare parts and auto services on upward trend with market tipped to surpass US$15 billion mark by 2021 Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:  Global automotive aftermarket manufacturers are gearing up for period of robust business growth in the Middle East, while new research indicates car sales and the corresponding demand for spare parts and auto services is on an upward trend.  IQR is a Spanish producer of lubricants under the brand name Matrix, and is launching its operations in the Gulf region to find new partners, while Autopumps from the UK is testing the regional waters for the supply of its aftermarket parts not only for the automotive industry, but for industrial, agricultural, and marine applications.  And Cyprus headquartered ALCO Filters ......read more

Sustained growth expected for UAE's writing instruments market; estimated to be worth US$147.9 million in 2022

Global exhibitors at Paperworld Middle East 2018 look to entice buyers with products dedicated to regional preferences  Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2018:   Manufacturers of writing instruments from throughout the world will launch their latest products at a Dubai exhibition this month, with an Arabic calligraphy pen among the new items targeting a UAE market that is set to grow by 26 percent over the next five years. Paperworld Middle East 2018, the region’s dedicated trade fair for paper, office supplies, stationery, corporate gifts, and children’s toys and games, will feature more than 300 exhibitors from 42 countries when it opens from 27 February – 1 March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than half will arrive with ......read more

South African artisans of fine leather products look to make big impression at Leatherworld Middle East 2018

International players lay claim to US$1.5 billion regional luxury leather goods market Dubai, UAE February 18, 2018:   South African artisans of fine leather products will be under the spotlight at a Dubai exhibition this month, as they look to entice trade buyers and retailers with their latest offerings, from handbags, wallets, and travel accessories, to exotic belts, sandals, and even men’s ties.   The 4th edition of Leatherworld Middle East takes place from 27 February – 1 March 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with more than 40 exhibitors from nine countries set to take part. Exhibitors from Italy, Australia, Thailand, Pakistan, India, Lebanon, and the UAE will line-up alongside 15 South African companies at the ......read more

True Colours

New Graham Chronofighter Superlight Carbon watches go where others feared to tread   Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2018:  Some believe the rainbow leads to a pot of gold. Graham suggests carbon may be a more exciting destination. It’s new Chronofighter Superlight Carbon watches integrate the inspiration of dynamic colored Formula One tyres. The brand with petrol in its veins and style on the brain presents timepieces that fuse superlight carbon technology with supercharged looks.   Turning revs means turning heads    The strong Graham affinity with motor racing is more than skin-deep. Sponsorship of the Brawn GP Formula One team from 2009 to 2011 preceded partnerships with the Swiss Porsche Cup, the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, the Baja 1000, the ......read more

Regulator Classic celebrates the special moment

Regulate your time!   Dubai, UAE, February 08, 2018:  Anything but ordinary: a Regulator is not a watch like any other. This form of displaying the time has a tradition going back more than two centuries. It stands for what is special, unique and does not become immediately apparent to everyone. And this is more fundamental than ever: reading the dials with off-centre hour and second’s hands takes a moment of focusing.   By consciously taking out this moment in today's fast-moving times, you take control of your own time again, which Chronoswiss fittingly words as "Regulate your time" in its claim.   The Regulator Classic stands out by its classic and timeless appearance in combination with fresh and sporty emphases. Distinguished d ......read more

Extra-Special Charisma Twist Speaks the language of Love

Dubai, UAE, February 06, 2018:  Drawing its inspiration from the glitzy and glamorous world of haute couture, the Charisma Twist brings the essence of Saint Honore's fine watchmaking brilliantly alive with its exuberant and charming presence. The uniquely sinuous wraparound bracelet gives this svelte winner a unique style that shows off well on even the finest wrists.   With a name that sounds like a slightly mysterious code, this very special Charisma Twist offers an unprecedented, distinctive aesthetic interpretation of the brand. The brilliant red wraparound bracelet and the heart charm speaks the language of love and will made an extra-special gift idea for the special woman in your life on a momentous occasion.   With a 26 mm case specifically redesigned ......read more

Demand for natural and niche on the rise as countdown begins to Beautyworld Middle East 2018

Green, clean, and sustainable consumption among key trends at region’s largest beauty and wellness trade fair Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2018:   The rise of natural and niche brands coupled with increasing digital engagement will be among the key trends at Beautyworld Middle East 2018, as the countdown begins to the 23rd edition of the region’s largest trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing. More than 1,600 exhibitors from 60 countries are expected to feature this year, and when doors open from 8-10 May 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, they’ll showcase their latest wares to a regional market that shows no signs of slowing down.   According to analysts Euromonitor International ( ......read more

Playworld Village presents international toy brands to booming regional market at Paperworld Middle East 2018

ME children’s toy sector on upward track as UAE leads consumer spending on toys and games Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   The Middle East toys and games market, valued at US$3.5 billion in 2017, will be on an upward track in 2018, with the UAE at the forefront of consumer spending on items such as action figures, arts and crafts, plush toys, puzzles, sport equipment, and pre-school products. According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), a growing population coupled with a strong performing tourism sector will put the retail value of toys and games in the Middle East at US$4 billion this year, with the UAE accounting for a quarter of the market (US$1 billion).   The Gulf country is also among the world’s biggest spenders per capita; EMI est ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL'S Maestro Skeleton the Essentials of Time

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  With the introduction of the new open-worked model, RAYMOND WEIL unveils a new addition to the ever successful maestro collection. The mechanical manoeuvres of the self-winding calibre are revealed through a wide aperture on the dial offering a perfect view of the Swiss Made movement sealed between two sapphire crystals. The RAYMOND WEIL maestro skeleton eschews the extraneous whilst retaining the essentials of time.   The maestro Skeleton features a 39.5mm diameter stainless steel case revealing a perfect view of the automatic self-winding Swiss-Made movement through the wide aperture on the dial. The balance wheel and open-worked spring barrel can be viewed via the front of the watch while additional details are visible via the sapphire case ......read more

SriLankan Airlines adds four narrow-body fights to its daily wide-body operations

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance has introduced four narrow body flights to support its daily wide-body operations between Dubai and its Colombo hub. Accordingly, the additional flights are operated on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.   This step has been taken in view of the growing demand for air travel between the two cities and the enhanced service is expected to allow the National Carrier to facilitate more passengers.   SriLankan Airlines Manager-UAE, Ms. Desiree Premachandra said, “SriLankan Airlines has been strategically expanding its reach and thereby offering our passengers an enhanced travel experience and an extensive range of destinations. A ......read more

Bold And Striking Beauty In Blue From Citizen

Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  The bold blue of the dial that sets off the stainless steel case is what makes the BU 4011-11L from CITIZEN stand out from the ordinary. It is a stunning, classically styled men's watch that will make a thoughtful present on Valentine's Day for the man who gets about his business without much ado.   The heft and the size of this watch is made for the wrist of the man of action, this robust timepiece is powered by Eco-Drive and is water resistant to 10m and comes with an overcharge prevention function and an insufficient charge warning.   The day and date indicators are like twin eyes that bring relief to the dial and the calf leather strap completes the look of elegant masculinity.   Specifications:   C ......read more

SriLankan Airlines bags record monthly revenue of $100.1 million

Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018:  SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, achieved the highest ever monthly revenue in Company history in December 2017. The air-transport operation of the Company recorded a stand-alone revenue of US Dollar 100.1 million – the first instance in the 38-year history of the airline where monthly operating revenue reached this landmark figure. The airline attributes the increase in revenue to its expanded network and continuous improvement in revenue management processes.A total of 566,627 passengers were carried during the month, a 27% increase over December 2016 and recorded a Passenger Load Factor of 85.9% - above that of most major airlines in the world. Cargo carriage too witnessed a significa ......read more

Louis Moinet Vertalis Tourbillon Exudes Classical Elegance And Charm

Dubai, UAE, January 27, 2018:  Exuding classical elegance, the Vertalis Tourbillon from Louis Moinet, intensifies the magic of a tourbillon escapement thanks to a dazzling open-work dial architecture. One arm of the highly-polished, hand-bevelled three-armed bridge supporting the tourbillon at 6 o’clock extends vertically to majestically support the main spring at 12 o’clock. The Vertalis’ escapement is mounted in a rotating tourbillon cage that helps to maximise timekeeping precision by averaging the effects of positional variations caused by gravity, while the state of wind revealed by the visible main spring provides an organic indication of the available power. Central rose gold-treated hour and minute hands as well as rose gold hour markers are thrown into ......read more

20th Anniversary edition of Intersec winds up with eye on exciting future

Drone Zone, smart homes, automation, fire safety and commercial security draw interest from thousands of trade visitors  Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2018:  Twenty years since it first opened doors in Dubai, Intersec is now a multi-sectoral mega event that attracts the majority of the top global security and safety professionals and the world's leading brands under its gigantic roof.  The just-concluded Intersec 2018, showcased some of the most path-breaking and trend-setting developments yet seen in the region, which is a leading marketplace for the latest in cutting edge safety and security products and solutions. Over 1,300 exhibitors lined up a comprehensive array of their latest product ranges and offered services and solutions galore, as the 60,000 sqm show flo ......read more

Three Decades of Chronoswiss – The Regulateur 30

Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2018:  For Chronoswiss, the year 2013 will be an important one: for one, it marks the thirtieth anniversary of the brand’s founding. There is, however, another reason to celebrate: the legendary Regulateur will turn 25. Therefore, it makes sense to pay tribute to the ticking figurehead of the brand – in the shape of the Regulateur 30.   This anniversary watch is actually an “untypical” Regulateur, very surprising in that it includes a window at the 12 o’clock position. It is here that the hour is placed within a “digital” display. The minute display has moved upward a little bit, intersecting the display of seconds.   As an exclusive anniversary model, the Regulateur 30 will be available only in a ......read more



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