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SriLankan Airlines to establish its presence in Australia

Melbourne joins the Airline’s global route network from October 2017 Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the prestigious oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne commencing October 29th this year.  Australia is home to one of the largest Sri Lankan expatriate communities, many of whom reside in and around Melbourne, the capital of Australia’s ‘Garden State’, Victoria. This factor, together with the tremendous potential for business travel and Victoria’s growing student population convinced the Airline to plan for the launch of non-stop daily services to Melbourne. The non-stop services will also facilitate passenger ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2017 Concludes in Spectacular Style Attracting 42,012 Visitors From 135 Countries in Dubai

Vibrant regional beauty and wellness market underlined by impressive double-digit growth of Dubai trade fair   A bevy of beautiful people shared the stage with regional traders, professionals, and international manufacturers, as the Middle East’s largest beauty and wellness exhibition concluded recently in spectacular style in Dubai. Beautyworld Middle East 2017, which took place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, attracted 42,012 visitors from 135 countries, and featured 1,580 exhibitors from 60 countries. Spanning 55,000sqm, the three-day event’s 11.5 per cent increase in size year-on-year was duly matched by a 13 per cent growth in visitors, with throngs of spa and salon professionals, hairstylists, makeup artists, importers and expo ......read more

Chronoswiss Flying Regulator

May 24, 2017 - Dubai, UAE Good things stand the test of time—what is true of life applies all the more so to the world of watches. Already in 1994, with the Grand Régulateur, Chronoswiss created a regulator in a stately 44 mm dimension which could be worn as a wristwatch or pocket watch thanks to its convertible case. Launched in 2006 as a wristwatch, the successor has since loyally complemented the collection. A decade later, the time is now ripe to release this Regulator model in a new dimension as well: As the Flying Grand Regulator, the watch is now presented in a new, contemporary look with an innovative, 3D dial.  Like its little brothers, the Flying Grand Regulator is set apart by its intricate dial design featuring several levels: While the lower one is decorated ......read more

Excalibur Enters The Carbon Era

Roger Dubuis takes innovation to the next level in 2017 with the revolutionary introduction of carbon to its iconic Excalibur Spider concept and two cutting-edge calibres: the best-selling 820SQ and recent SIHH World Premiere 509SQ. Perpetually on the lookout for original technical developments and unusual aesthetic options, Roger Dubuis has acquired an international reputation as an avant-garde Maison, a ‘serial innovator’ with a dynamic research-driven approach to watchmaking. The annual unveiling of world premieres from its ever-busy innovation pipeline represents the almost ‘organic’ result of its on-going investments in Research & Development. Backed by a dedicated in-house department and Roger Dubuis’ own full-fledged Manufacture, the brand&r ......read more

The Big Blue - Flying Regulator in new size

Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  Good things stand the test of time—what is true of life applies all the more so to the world of watches. Already in 1994, with the Grand Régulateur, Chronoswiss created a regulator in a stately 44 mm dimension which could be worn as a wristwatch or pocket watch thanks to its convertible case. Launched in 2006 as a wristwatch, the successor has since loyally complemented the collection. A decade later, the time is now ripe to release this Regulator model in a new dimension as well: As the Flying Grand Regulator, the watch is now presented in a new, contemporary look with an innovative, 3D dial.  Like its little brothers, the Flying Grand Regulator is set apart by its intricate dial design featuring several levels: While the lower one is decorate ......read more

Dubai's hardware and tools trade valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016 – Dubai Customs

USA, Germany, among Emirate’s top five trading partner countries as Hardware + Tools Middle East 2017 gets underway Three-day event opened by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA   Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2017:  Dubai’s hardware and tools trade was valued at AED5.07 billion in 2016, with the USA, China, Italy, Germany, and India, the Emirate’s top five trading partner countries of construction-related equipment and machinery for the year.  According to figures released by the Dubai Customs today (22 May), Dubai imported AED3.6 billion worth of hardware and tools last year, while exports and re-exports into neighbouring countries were valued at AED1.467 billion.   The USA maintain ......read more

Roger Dubuis Dares to be Rare and Races with Pirelli

  Roger Dubuis CEO Jean-Marc Pontroue, celebrated recently the Swiss fine watch maison's high-octane partnership with iconic tyre manufacturer Pirelli, by presenting the all-new special edition timepieces, especially crafted to mark the landmark partnership, to a select VIP audience at The Address Boulevard Downtown Hotel in Dubai. Roger Dubuis and Pirelli fast-track a new lap side by side in their adrenaline-charged partnership this May, with a new iteration of the recently launched Excalibur Spider Pirelli. From May 23rd to 29th 2017, Roger Dubuis and car tyre legend Pirelli will once again demonstrate their “perfect ¬t” partnership by challenging all-comers to dare to be rare as they dare to race alongside the Run to Monaco on its 2017 journey. Chara ......read more

DeLaCour Crafts a Resplendent Salute to Women with the Passion

  Reputed for being a maker of men's watches that are both unusual and elegant, DeLaCour has decided to bring its unique sensitivity and sensuality into the creation of a timepiece that is ultra feminine and designed exclusively for women.  In conceiving and crafting the Passion, DeLaCour's creative team at Genevese House has given free rein to their imagination and come up with a masterly horological creation that knows no boundaries: The Passion. Inspired by women, their attitude and strong character, the creation of this timepiece is the ultimate expression of passion and emotion. The Passion is the epitome of love, femininity, sensuality and elegance. It is the complete opposite of minimalist and sets itself as a true reflection of a woman. The Passion is ......read more

Ulysse Nardin Marine Regatta

Getting off to a good start, this is precisely the purpose of this groundbreaking regatta chronograph – with a patent to prove it – equipped with a sweep countdown timer that can be set from 1 to 10 minutes. Victory comes down to those crucial minutes before the starting gun goes off while maneuvering to cross starting line with optimal positioning and perfect timing. Following the countdown, the bi-directional seconds hand starts moving in a clockwise di-rection and begins timing the race. Clear, intuitive and ac-curate functionality from Ulysse Nardin, with the support of Artemis Racing, the company’s official partner for the 35th America's Cup. Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has been forging ahead with its sights set firmly on new horizons of creativity, ingenuity an ......read more

SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist

Dubai, UAE, May 17, 2017:  With a name that sounds like a slightly mysterious code, Charisma Twist offers an unprecedented, distinctive aesthetic interpretation of the brand. The Twist expresses elegant charm with a wraparound bracelet that embraces even the finest wrists. This attractive, original watch creation takes inspiration from the world of fashion, featuring a very trendy style with a wraparound strap. The new interchangeable wraparound bracelets are available in pastel shades, which are very fashionable this year.  Green, salmon, orange, and more: the brand plays on summery colours while also offering a more traditional palette of black, white and brown straps. Each bracelet, adorned with white overstitching, features a simple yet ingenious system that makes i ......read more

Bubble 42 Juliette Jourdain - The Girl with the Pearl Bubble

  Sophisticated and offbeat, 26-year-old Juliette Jourdain and Corum are pairing up in a completely Bubble spirit and adding a new Bubblesque creation to the watch brand’s iconic collection. Between the eccentricity and captivating creativity of the young photographer and the legendary, effervescent Bubble, this is an obvious partnership. Once again, Juliette enthrals us with her unbridled inventive spirit, her boundless imagination and her ability to come up with equally wonderful and attractive characters and skilfully immortalise them on paper. Whether staging herself or calling on models, her portraits are fascinating and leave us in awe of her creative world. The new Bubble, covered by its traditional, timeless sapphire dome, charms us with its pure colours. The ......read more

Exotic Perfume Worth Over AED 608,000 a Bottle Draws Fragrance Buffs at Beautyworld Middle East 2017

Italian atelier offers exotic scent in fully customisable hand-crafted gold and jewel-studded bottles Dubai, UAE: Bespoke fragrances from Italian perfumer Simone Cosac that are worth more than its weight in gold, was the cynosure of attention as Beautyworld Middle East wound through its third and final day at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Estimated to cost over 150,000 euro (AED 608,500), a bottle Amore Proibito or 'Forbidden Love', which comes in exquisitely hand-crafted gold and jewel-studded containers, drew in large numbers of fascinated fragrance buffs at the Quintessence showcase for innovative and unique fragrances. The exotic perfume is contained in a exquisitely fashioned bottle made out of 18k gold and studded with sparkling high qualit ......read more

Generating AED 20.68 Billion of Total Trade in Fragrances and Cosmetics Dubai Continues to be Key driver of Regional Gro ...

  Latest figures from Dubai Customs indicate 23% surge over last four years Dubai, UAE: Dubai continues to be the key driver in the region’s trade in fragrances and cosmetics, even as the Middle East grows in prominence as an important global destination for beauty and wellness products. This was borne out by the latest trade figures released by Dubai Customs, at the ongoing Beautyworld Middle East 2017 – the leading trade event for beauty and wellbeing serving the wider Middle East, Central Asia, East and North Africa. Dubai Customs-released figures indicate that Dubai imported AED 12.16 billion (US$ 3.31 billion) worth of fragrances and cosmetics in 2016, while exporting AED 1.83 billion ($ 498 million) worth and re-exporting AED 6.69 billion ($ 1.82 b) of fr ......read more

Beautyworld Middle East 2017 opens with 11.5 per cent year-on-year growth featuring 1,580 exhibitors from 60 countries

Ten exclusive show highlights and more than 100 product launches mark 22nd edition of region’s largest beauty and wellbeing trade fair Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2017:  Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international trade fair for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing was opened today (14 May 2017) by His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, Director General of Dubai’s Department of Information.  Featuring 1,580 exhibitors from 60 countries, the three-day event runs until 16 May 2017, spanning 55,000sqm at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition, making the 22nd edition 11.5 per cent larger than the previous year.  “With 22 country pavilions, ten exclusive show highlights, and more than 100 product launche ......read more

International beauty brands line up wide range of product launches at Beautyworld Middle East 2017

Innovative cosmetics, skincare, haircare, water, and chocolate to debut at region’s largest beauty and wellbeing showcase Dubai, UAE, May 13, 2017:  Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest international beauty and wellness trade fair will open tomorrow (14 May), with 1,580 exhibitors from 60 countries out to impress more than 35,000 visitors over three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.   Product launches from the world’s biggest brands and start-ups alike will share the stage at the 22nd edition of the three-day event, with organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East confirming at least 100 companies will make a bow with their latest offerings seen for the first time in the region.  Whether it’s the world&rsquo ......read more

Golden Bridge Stream - Corum's Vision of Architecture

  The Golden Bridge is being reinvented in 2017 to pay homage to the ‘bridge’ that crosses it. As in architecture, the structure stands out by virtue of both its linear design and its curves and arches. The new Golden Bridge Stream adopts the Art Deco codes of the Rectangle model and incorporates an automatic movement. To create these delicate intersecting curves, Corum chose to draw inspiration from a major current in contemporary architecture: streamlining. Spanning the 1930s to the 1960s, it originated in the United States at the same time as objects began to be mass-produced. The style is distinguished by its flowing, extremely dynamic curves. The Golden Bridge Stream draws on this parallel today. After it was first presented in 1980, the Golden Bridge also di ......read more

Russian Star Grigory Leps Rocks Crowd at Dubai Gala

Discerning music enthusiasts and select invitees were treated to an enthralling performance by Russian star Grigory Leps at a sumptuous gala dinner held at the dazzling Johara Ballroom of Madinat Jumeirah. The evening was organised as part of Russian Seasons in Dubai and sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Ulysse Nardin and their partners Bin Hendi. Grigory Leps performed some of the biggest hits that have marked his star-studded career and endeared him to Russian music fans and won the Sochi-born rock and pop idol many awards. His rousing performance was just the right accompaniment to the gala setting and much to the appreciation of the many VIPs, music aficionados and connoisseurs of luxury that were invited especially for the gala gathering. Held since 2004 the Russian Seasons ......read more

CITIZEN Bluetooth Watch

Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2017:  At Baselworld 2017, CITIZEN will announce the new Bluetooth Watch model. With its innovative design and ease of use, this new series will be released in Summer 2017. The Bluetooth Watch has all the beauties of an analogue watch with the added convenience of a smartphone link. Just install the official app on your phone to link your watch and enjoy not only auto-time correction locally but to 316 cities across the world.   The incoming call, email, or SNS messages are notified with hand movement, sound, or vibration.  But most of all, it features light-powered Eco-Drive technology that can generate power from any light source, artificial, natural and even dim light so no cable charging is necessary. Once you do a full charge, it will keep running ......read more

SAINT HONORE Presents the Official Timepiece of the “Eiffel Tower”

  SAINT HONORE has designed a collector's timepiece: the first ever to be made from a piece of metal girder from the world's most famous monument. SAINT HONORE has used this precious component to make the bezel, its decoration and brown colour an unmistakable reference to the French monument.  2017, SAINT HONORÉ reveals this exceptional timepiece. The small seconds hand is replaced by a stylised wheel which evokes the Eiffel Tower red elevators. •    42 mm steel case •    Bezel carved from a piece of the Eiffel Tower decorated with decor “croisillons” •    Silver open dial echoing the architecture of the Eiffel Tower •    Sellita SW 360-1 automatic movement ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Shine Repetto Special Edition

Precision and movement, a matter of attitude  In partnership with the famous French firm, Repetto, RAYMOND WEIL creates a variation on the shine watch inspired by the world of ballet. A symbol of freedom, elegance and movement, the shine “Etoile” watch appears attired in the spirit of tulle and asserts its character as a true performer through the versatility of two interchangeable straps crafted in Repetto leather. A jewellery watch that reinvents itself as the hours go by, representing a perfect ally for women and naturally adapting to their style and their desires.  Raising the curtain on the shine “Etoile” watch  Daintily framed by a 32 mm round steel case, the dial takes on the flowing grace of steel by means of a subtle white tulle moti ......read more

Custom Super Tourer and Innovative Spray-on Body Finish Drawing Attention at Automechanika Dubai

Dubai, UAE:  Super-modified tourers and trailers purpose-built to take on the rigours of the desert and its extreme conditions and an innovative protective spray-on exterior finish, were among the many special features attracting trade visitors at the ongoing Automechanika Dubai 2017, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dominating the show floor with its powerful appearance, the LC79 Tourer from Patriot Campers, was quite the attraction. Built up on a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser GXL chassis with dual cab, Patriot Campers have turned this into an off-road super performer, complete with special Mickey Thompson ROH wheels and chassis extension. Based on a very capable offroad platform with V8 turbo diesel power, upgraded suspension and custom-built Super Tou ......read more

Automechanika Dubai 2017 gets off to flying start featuring 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries

Biggest names in global automotive aftermarket converge for three-days to boost business ties in Middle East and Africa  Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2017:  The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five years.  Automechanika Dubai 2017 opened today (7 May) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries are looking to make inroads in a regional market where spare parts revenue will be worth US$14.8 billion by 2021. The 15th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair was flagged off by His Excellency ......read more

Beautyworld ME to open its 22nd edition May 14th in Dubai

Face it! by Mehron and MADI International to feature makeup tips to suit your mood at Beautyworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, UAE, May 6, 2017:  The tips and tricks of achieving a flawless look, and the intricate artistry required to be a successful modern makeup artist, will be in focus at the inaugural Face it! by Mehron and MADI International, at Beautyworld Middle East 2017. The special feature, billed as a must-attend for the myriad makeup artists and beauty professionals in the region, is being presented by Madi International, in association with Mehron in conjunction with Makeup and beauty specialist ” Ms. Farah Molana ” the CEO of Afrina Group and her Makeup specialist team.  The programme, held over three days of Beautyworld Middle East 2017, will featur ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Celebrates the Genius of Buddy Holly

Luxury Swiss watchmaker RAYMOND WEIL announces a new addition to its series of music special edition timepieces, which celebrate influential and iconic musicians, with the launch of the Buddy Holly maestro watch. Recent partnerships with The Beatles and Frank Sinatra cement the Brand’s continued commitment and credentials as supporters of the music industry and charities. Designed in collaboration with Maria Elena Holly, the Limited Edition maestro pays tribute to legendary musician Buddy Holly, who is recognized as the pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll and who influenced and inspired so many artists, including; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Elton John. Buddy Holly was born in Lubbock, Texas on 7th September 1936 and this Limited Edition maestro watch pays tribute to the ......read more

Elina Svitolina : Ulysse Nardin Ambassador of Elegance

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Monday April 10th , Elina Svitolina, the professional woman tennis player from Ukraine visited the manufacture of the swiss brand Ulysse Nardin. Ranked actually at the 13th in the WTA, Elina Svitolina becomes an Ambassador of Ulysse Nardin. Accompanied by Patrik Hoffmann, CEO of Ulysse Nardin, Elina Svitolina visited the workshops of the movement manufacture of the brand. She attended then a photo shoot before a signing session with the employees of Ulysse Nardin. For Patrik Hoffmann : “It is an honor for Ulysse Nardin to enter into a partnership with Elina. Ulysse Nardin’s history of navigating the sea paired with the DNA of innovation and precision, makes this partnership a winning match. When meeting Elina, I quickly realized that the spirit of passi ......read more

World Premiere of Gold and Diamond-Studded Women's Shoe Collection Dazzles Trade Visitors at Leatherworld Middle East

24-carat gold shoes launched in Dubai worth over Dh 120,000 Luxury fashion group launches gold, and diamond shoes in Dubai during three-day Leatherworld exhibition Dubai, UAE: A dazzling collection of handmade gold embossed women's shoes with diamond-encrusted heels from Italian designer Antonio Vietri, was the talk of the opening day at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, which got underway at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Vietri, had caught the imagination of the world of leather aficianados last year with his unique golden loafers, seems to have struck up another winning combination, if the reaction on the show floor was any indication. The shoes were priced in the AED 120,000 to 300,000 range. The Turin native’s newest high-end niche range ......read more

Leatherworld Middle East 2017 opens featuring 65 exhibitors from 16 countries

Third edition of Dubai leather trade show gets underway offering global players gateway to Gulf’s US$2.9 billion market Dubai, UAE, April 30, 2017:   Exotic Indonesian reptile skins, luxury fashion accessories, UAE-produced camel leather goods, and the global launch of 24 karat gilded stilettos from Italy all shared the stage, as the Middle East’s dedicated leather industry trade show opened in Dubai today (30 April). The exhibition was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre. The 3rd edition of Leatherworld Middle East runs for three days at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 65 exhibitors from 16 countries are tapping into a Gulf region that traded US$2.9 billion worth of leather goods, serv ......read more

Louis Moinet Space Mystery – The Key to Cosmic Secrets!

30 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Space Mystery is the world’s first “satellite tourbillon®”: the cage is balanced by means of a planet that rotates around it. And this is just one of several exclusive Louis Moinet features in the piece: Space Mystery also includes authentic fragments of a mysterious meteorite from the far-flung regions of space that holds traces of amino acids – possibly one of the first forms of life in the universe. This unique Fine Watchmaking composition is showcased on a dial in Magic Blue – a colour whose exact composition remains one of Louis Moinet’s closely-guarded secrets. This hue endows Space Mystery with all the depth of the cosmos so dear to Louis Moinet – in his day, he would gaze at the heavens night after night ......read more

Bollywood superstar Kareena Kapoor to launch product line at Beautyworld Middle East 2017

Leading beauty and wellness trade showcase poised to set new participation and attendance records Dubai, UAE, April 29, 2017:  Indian superstar actress and leading fashion and lifestyle icon Kareena Kapoor, will be at Beautyworld Middle East 2017, for the Middle East launch of a line of beauty products. This will be the first time that Kapoor, one of Bollywood's best known and highest-paid stars, will visit the show and her presence underlines the vast international scope and reach of the leading trade showcase for the beauty and wellness industries. Born to a family that has been part of the Bollywood story since its inception, Kapoor made her debut in 2000 and since then has built up a reputation as one of the Hindi movie industry's most talented and accomplished ac ......read more

SriLankan Airlines' Boosts Services to Middle East & Asia Pacific

Airline targets 25% growth from GCC countries this year  26 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: With comprehensive and structured expansion plans in place, SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is set for a takeoff to fresh growth across some of its most valued global markets. SriLankan Airlines' has reinforced its existing services to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and China, while targeting fresh destinations in Australasia, according to plans revealed at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. With increasing demand being experienced from the countries of the GCC, SriLankan Airlines will boost capacity on the Dubai-Colombo route by making it an all-widebody service served by the airline's Airbus A330-300 ai ......read more

SriLankan Airlines' Announces Growth Plans at ATM 2017

Boost in services to Middle East & Asia Pacific  25 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: With comprehensive and structured expansion plans in place, SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is set for a takeoff to fresh growth across some of its most valued global markets. SriLankan Airlines' has reinforced its existing services to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and China, while targeting fresh destinations in Australasia, according to plans revealed at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. With increasing demand being experienced from the countries of the GCC, SriLankan Airlines will boost capacity on the Dubai-Colombo route by making it an all-widebody service served by the airline's Airbus A330-300 aircra ......read more

Raymond Weil Salutes the Beatles with Abbey Road Maestro

24 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: After celebrating its 40th anniversary with The Beatles in 2016, music loving RAYMOND WEIL continues its collaboration with the world’s most famous rock band by releasing a watch paying homage to Abbey Road, the last album recorded by the legendary Fab Four and regarded by some as their most influential composition. This second limited numbered edition of 3,000 watches is a symbol of the timelessness of a group whose success and history are etched in our minds for eternity.  “I’m a Beatles fan, like probably most other people, but it is true that I have become even more so through meeting the passionate collectors and fans of the band. I have come to grasp the respect and fascination they arouse in people and the impressive heritag ......read more

SriLankan Airlines looks to further boost Middle East presence

Dubai, April 23, 2017:  SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld airline alliance, is looking to gain further impetus from the Middle East, even as the Indian Ocean island nation increasingly reaps the positive dividends of rapidly growing tourist numbers. The airline will be making fresh forays into the region, which is one of its significant source markets, through its presence at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai (April 24 to 27). The airline is uniquely positioned to serve as a seamless connector between the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, Far East and Southeast Asia, as a result of its strategic location and strong route network. The Airline has traditionally done well in carrying tourists and expatriates between the Middle E ......read more

Roderer's RFID-blocking wallets

Dubai, April 22, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury leather goods and accessories, have unveiled a range of finely-crafted wallets with RFID blocking technology, that keeps your credit cards and vital biometric information safe from electronic snooping. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Although not new technology per se, it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Essentially it involves the use of radio waves to process information stored on something like a tag that may be attached to an object.  RFID chips are now commonly found in credit cards, passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and global identity cards. They generally store highly sensitive, personal information such as your name, credit card number ......read more

Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Wins Coveted Red Dot Design Award

20 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Chronoswiss’ Flying Regulator mechanical wristwatch, won the coveted Red Dot award for outstanding design 2017, which is the most sought-after seal of quality recognized globally. The Flying Regulator plays with horological traditions and takes them to a new dimension. A regulator clock shows hours and seconds in a decentralized manner, which was popular in the late 19th century, in particular for wall clocks and standing clocks.  Due to the first Régulateur wristwatch created by Chronoswiss in 1988, this watch type quickly became popular and developed into the flagship of the brand. Now Chronoswiss is presenting the Regulator dial in a “3D” version: with a floating minute scale and subdial for hours and seconds, which is held i ......read more

Stunning Excalibur Essential Timepieces Now Exclusively Available at The Dubai Mall Boutique

16 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Lovers of the stunning Excalibur Essential 36 series for women are in for a treat with exclusive new arrivals at Roger Dubuis' boutique at The Dubai Mall. These exclusive models exude all the style and sophistication that the Excalibur Essential Automatics are known for and each of them are head turners in their own way. With their dynamic shapes, sharp edges and striking appearance, the Excalibur Essential 36 Automatic are truly a definite statement of intent and style for the woman of substance!   Simultaneously evoking fi¬re and ice, the sparkling gems reflect and accentuate the cool gleam of the dial with its shimmering sun-brushed fi¬nish. This elegant smaller-sized interpretation of the Excalibur, carries the collection’ ......read more

Ulysse Nardin Marine Regattav

15 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Getting off to a good start, this is precisely the purpose of this groundbreaking regatta chronograph – with a patent to prove it – equipped with a sweep countdown timer that can be set from 1 to 10 minutes. Victory comes down to those crucial minutes before the starting gun goes off while maneuvering to cross starting line with optimal positioning and perfect timing. Following the countdown, the bi-directional seconds hand starts moving in a clockwise di-rection and begins timing the race. Clear, intuitive and ac-curate functionality from Ulysse Nardin, with the support of Artemis Racing, the company’s official partner for the 35th America's Cup. Since 1846, Ulysse Nardin has been forging ahead with its sights set firmly on new hor ......read more

Raymond Weil Celebrates the Genius of David Bowie Limited Edition Freelancer “David Bowie”, An Everlasting Legend

THE ICON OF BRITISH ROCK, THE POP LEGEND HONORED BY RAYMOND WEIL   10 April 2017  - Dubai, UAE:  In collaboration with the David Bowie Estate, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to legendary musician – David Bowie. The Limited Edition freelancer “David Bowie”, is a tribute to the life and musical career of one of the most influential artists of all time. Created to celebrate what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday, this timepiece is dedicated to a few of the many personas created by David Bowie, an artist with unparalleled creativity, a singular visionary, a man of a thousand faces and voices. Bowie's boundless talent and fearless innovation shone through his final masterpiece, ★, released last year to some of the best critical notices of hi ......read more

CITIZEN L is Ideal for the Stylish Woman

09 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: CITIZEN L   Limited Edition EW5524-16E CITIZEN is pleased to announce the release of two new models from CITIZEN L at Baselworld 2017. The first model is from the Ambiluna collection—in its second year, the new Ambiluna features a limited colour to the lacquer-made Urushi-drop and comes with a special bangle. The second model is playful yet elegant design with large diamonds. CITIZEN L is a ladies’ watch brand from CITIZEN which launched in Europe and North America in 2012 and now available in nearly 50 countries globally. CITIZEN proposes a new style of luxury watch for women who embrace their lives in the 21st century with beauty and power, having Yoshiko Ikoma as the brand advisor since 2016. CITIZEN defines ‘luxury’ as n ......read more

Corum Bubble Rap with Booba

09 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: By breaking with the codes of luxury watchmaking, Corum has made Bubble a unique model that has become a legend since the very first edition in the 2000s. The brand has teamed up with a number of artists and given them carte blanche to reinterpret the piece and create their very own edition. It’s now the turn of French-Senegalese rapper and entrepreneur Booba to invent his own models and create an exclusive edition. Thanks to this creativity, Booba and Corum are presenting not one, not two, but three Bubblesque models in several different versions. The dial of the first model features the cover of the rapper’s eighth album, Nero Nemesis, released in 2015.  For the other two models, Corum chose to call on the talent and creativity of th ......read more

Flying Grand Regulator From Chronoswiss Is A Study In Masterful Minimalization

Dubai, April 9, 2017:  The new Flying Grand Regulator Skeleton Limited Edition from Chronoswiss is a study in masterly minimalization from the Swiss atelier. With its vestigial dial and a skeletonized movement, this is a stunning timepiece, both innovative in design and avant garde in appearance. 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 colouring with lots of black and red accents supports this effect. The funnel-shaped hour scale in dark cherry red is an absolute eye catcher. Even the inside of the strap made from di ......read more

1887 - 2017 Eberhard & Co. : 130 Years of Passion in Watchmaking

Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017 130 chimes that mark the history of Eberhard & Co., but well over 130 snapshots that immortalise the values and creations which throughout the years since 1887 – when the company was founded by Georges-Lucien Eberhard in La Chaux-de-Fonds – have made up the DNA of the Swiss watchmakers whose name has become synonymous with tradition, constant research and innovation. Chrono 4 130 Featuring a new 42 mm Ø case framed by a bezel with circular satin finish; the crown, personalised with the number “130”, is positioned between the two drop-shaped chronograph buttons. Three dial variants are available: grey with 4 grey counters with azure finishing and details in orange argenté with 4 black counters with azurée finish ......read more

Golden Bridge Stream Corum's vision of architecture

Dubai, UAE, April 8, 2017:  The Golden Bridge is being reinvented in 2017 to pay homage to the ‘bridge’ that crosses it. As in architecture, the structure stands out by virtue of both its linear design and its curves and arches. The new Golden Bridge Stream adopts the Art Deco codes of the Rectangle model and incorporates an automatic movement. To create these delicate intersecting curves, Corum chose to draw inspiration from a major current in contemporary architecture: streamlining. Spanning the 1930s to the 1960s, it originated in the United States at the same time as objects began to be mass-produced. The style is distinguished by its flowing, extremely dynamic curves. The Golden Bridge Stream draws on this parallel today. After it was first presented in 1980, th ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Shine Repetto Special Edition

Precision and movement, a matter of attitude  In partnership with the famous French firm, Repetto, RAYMOND WEIL creates a variation on the shine watch inspired by the world of ballet. A symbol of freedom, elegance and movement, the shine “Etoile” watch appears attired in the spirit of tulle and asserts its character as a true performer through the versatility of two interchangeable straps crafted in Repetto leather. A jewellery watch that reinvents itself as the hours go by, representing a perfect ally for women and naturally adapting to their style and their desires.  Raising the curtain on the shine “Etoile” watch  Daintily framed by a 32 mm round steel case, the dial takes on the flowing grace of steel by means of a subtle white tulle motif ......read more

UAE's finest barbers square off in live competition at Beautyworld Middle East 2017

Return of Battle of the Barbers shines spotlight on region’s booming men’s grooming industry; estimated to value US$1.98 billion in 2020 Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017:  The UAE’s finest male grooming technicians will lay down the gauntlet for the return of the Middle East’s premier barbering competition in Dubai, as their skilfully wielded razors and flashing scissors face the ultimate test. Battle of the Barbers, organised by the British Barbers’ Association (BBA) in partnership with Beautyworld Middle East, shines the spotlight on the art of barbering, where the UAE’s best get to showcase their craft.  The 2nd edition of the competition has attracted widespread interest from throughout the male grooming profession, with preliminary heats ......read more

New vehicle detailing services and automated body shop systems among latest innovations at Automechanika Dubai 2017

Repair and Maintenance in focus as leading global players line up cutting edge solutions at three-day auto aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017:  The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money. Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading global suppliers set to descend upon the annual showcase from 7-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Italian company Symach will launch Fixline – an automated body ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Celebrates the Genius of David Bowie Limited Edition Freelancer

Limited Edition Freelancer “David Bowie”, an Everlasting Legend THE ICON OF BRITISH ROCK, THE POP LEGEND HONORED BY RAYMOND WEIL Dubai, UAE, April 1, 2017:  In collaboration with the David Bowie Estate, RAYMOND WEIL pays homage to legendary musician – David Bowie. The Limited Edition freelancer “David Bowie”, is a tribute to the life and musical career of one of the most influential artists of all time. Created to celebrate what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday, this timepiece is dedicated to a few of the many personas created by David Bowie, an artist with unparalleled creativity, a singular visionary, a man of a thousand faces and voices. Bowie's boundless talent and fearless innovation shone through his final masterpiece, ★, re ......read more

Citizen presents three stunning new models of the Eco-Drive One, the world's thinnest watch

Dubai, UAE, March 28, 2017:  CITIZEN is proud to present three new models from the Eco-Drive One Collection to be launched later this year. In 2016, to commemorate the 40-year history of our light-powered technology “Eco-Drive,” CITIZEN released the flagship model “Eco-Drive One” with just an incredibly slim 1 mm thick movement and 2.98mm thick case. This beautifully refined thinness expressed the essential qualities of a wristwatch and proved CITIZEN as the pioneer oflight-powered watch and a true manufacture d'horlogerie. In the new models with leather bands to be launched in 2017, we use cermet for the bezel to realize the contradictory characters of thinness and strength. The metallic glow of pink and silver cermet, enhances the beauty of the ultr ......read more

Metropolis by Louis Moinet, driven by design

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  At the heart of every beautiful object is an architecture of good design. And excellence in design and conceptualization is what lies in the elemental DNA of every Louis Moinet watch.  Like in architecture, watchmaking uses shapes, proportions, perspectives, empty and full parts, layers and steps, in order to create a three dimensional object. This is what Louis Moinet has done to perfection in their new watch, the Metropolis. More contemporary, more sculptural, still with a proprietary movement of great quality but with a more aggressive price policy. The industry evolves and micro-brands, even the high-end ones, have to take the train on time. And that Metropolis is an interesting move.When you look at the Louis Moinet offerings, you immediate ......read more

Powerful chronograph duo from Citizen

Dubai, UAE, March 26, 2017:  Citizen presents a powerful duo of men's Eco-Drive Chronographs, that are made to reflect the many moods of the man of action.  A beauty in black, the CA4335-11E Men's Eco-Drive Chronograph is one made for the big occasion. The black ion plating gives this 45mm chronograph an impactful and powerful presence and the white indexes and hands stand out in bright relief on the black dial.  The CA4336-85E on the other hand is striking in stainless steel and yellow gold plating. This chronograph comes with a stainless steel strap and makes a striking impact. Both chronographs come with 24-hr display, date display, 1/5 second unit 60 minute timing and are water resistant to 10 BAR. Both are powered by Eco-Drive technology and come with a ......read more

Davide Traxler Is Appointed Interim CEO of Eterna

Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Today, Citychamp Watch & Jewellery announces the appointment of Mr Davide Traxler as interim CEO of Eterna in addition to his current and continuing responsibilities as CEO of Corum Group. This strategic appointment demonstrates the support of the group towards its European brands and the confidence of both partners in pursuing longstanding development & growth of both Houses. Mr. Tao Li, Executive Chairman of Citychamp European Board, commented: "The European board is joining forces to build optimal synergies amongst their continental companies. Our focus is long-term & strong commitments applied to each entity. In short, Mr. Tao & Board confirmed their undisputable trust in Mr Davide Traxler and in his expertise in rebuilding E ......read more

SAINT HONORE introduces the first watch made out of steel from the Eiffel Tower

Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  SAINT HONORE has designed a collector's timepiece: the first ever to be made from a piece of metal girder from the world's most famous monument. SAINT HONORE has used this precious component to make the bezel, its decoration and brown colour an unmistakable reference to the French monument.  2017, SAINT HONORÉ reveals a 64 pieces limited edition of this exceptional timepiece. The small seconds hand is replaced by a stylised wheel which evokes the Eiffel Tower red elevators. 42 mm steel case Bezel carved from a piece of the Eiffel Tower decorated with decor “croisillons” Silver open dial echoing the architecture of the Eiffel Tower Sellita SW 360-1 automatic movement Personalised oscillating weight and crown ......read more

New spa experience offers visitors to Beautyworld Middle East 2017 a memorable voyage of five senses

Sensorial Journey of Carita the latest in long line-up of special events at Dubai beauty and wellness showcase  Dubai, UAE: An innovative spa experience taking customers through an unforgettable voyage of the five senses is the latest new feature at Beautyworld Middle East 2017, ensuring visitors to the annual trade fair in Dubai come away feeling revitalised, empowered and informed. ‘Sensorial Journey of Carita designed by centdgres Dubai’ is a live spa where visitors will be offered a bespoke treatment involving taste, sound, touch, scent and sight, with each touchpoint customised to their needs.  The journey begins with a drink made from detoxifying ingredients, before visitors are taken through six steps, including an introduction to Carita, one of the wo ......read more

MEA's production turnover of tanned and dressed leather is expected to reach US$4.22 billion by 2020

Global interest in regional leather market builds ahead of Leatherworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, March 19, 2017:   Global interest in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum, as international tanneries, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the region’s dedicated leather trade show in Dubai.  Debut exhibitors from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, and Thailand, will rub shoulders with a host of returning players at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, as they set sights on a regional market where demand for finished leather products, tanned animal hides, and manufacturing supplies remains strong.   According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the MEA’s production turn ......read more

Ulysse Nardin: Classic Sonata combining classical beauty with pure functionality.

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017:  With the Classic Sonata, mechanical complications are always designed with the wearer in mind, the goal being a perfect fusion of form and function. This edition of the Classic Sonata certainly pleases on an aesthetic level, with its streamlined design. After all, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication. But don’t be deceived, this timepiece is also incredibly functional.  Mechanical complications pared down to their most essential form make this timepiece an ideal travel companion. An alarm function which wakes the user with a pleasant cathedral chime is positioned between 12 o’clock and 2 o’clock. In the center of the counter, the 'countdown' display of the last 12 hours, allows to select a wake-up in the morni ......read more

Team CORUM scores dominant win in 15th Snow Polo World Cup in Kitzbuhel

Team Corum, comprising  Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup at Kitzbühel, by besting the cream of the assembled international polo field  by a superior 12.5-6 margin.  On their way to victory, Team Corum achieved a goal difference of plus 20.5, which is one of the best ever recorded in the history of the Kitzbühel event. While presenting the winners with a Bubble Luminova timepiece each, CORUM CEO Davide Traxler said “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and CORUM is not only proud to support this fabulous sport but also this impressive t ......read more

Ulysse Nardin Jade “Grand Feu”

The Eternal Femininity Of Ulysse Nardin Jade Is Celebrated By 3 Entirely Stunning Editions With Handcrafted Enamel Dials. Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  The exquisite elegance of Jade attains a new level of decorative beauty with the addition of rare enameling techniques. On the dial of the three new Jade “Grand Feu” edition, enamel works its seductive magic. Complex and difficult to achieve, the decorative art of “Grand Feu” enamel is seen on only a handful of timepieces by the world’s most prestigious watchmakers. Here on the Jade “Grand Feu”, the gorgeously rich enamel of stunning turquoise meets the swirl of diamonds across the face and on the stainless steel bezel. The stylized indexes are easy to read, revealing Jade’s practica ......read more

Louis Moinet donates Luxury Timepiece to help orphans in India

Dubai, March 15, 2017:   Ateliers Louis Moinet has donated a luxury timepiece worth Dollars Ten Thousand (approximately) to help improve the lives of orphans in India. The luxury Swiss watchmaker has donated a Limited Edition Twintech Chronograph LM-16.10.50 luxury timepiece to www.educateanorphan.org – the world’s first virtual charity developed by two teenagers to raise awareness about the plight of orphans and not plead for funds. The superbly-elegant Twintech Chronograph is a triumph of ergonomic watchmaking design, with its rectangular shape and unique dial setup. From the elegant case to the intricate dial, you’ll see that a great deal of dedication and time has been devoted into the development of the Twintech Chronograph.  The automatic movement wi ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 opens in Dubai, featuring 313 exhibitors from 42 countries

New record in exhibitor numbers marks 7th edition of region’s dedicated stationery, paper, and office supplies trade fair  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Paperworld Middle East 2017, the region’s leading trade fair for stationery and office supplies, opened in Dubai today (14 March), as 313 exhibitors from 42 countries offer up a smorgasbord of school and gift articles, paper, creative materials, and children’s toys and games. The 7th edition of the three-day event runs until 16th March at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, and features more exhibitors from more countries than ever before. The exhibition was inaugurated by Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Second Vice Chairman of Dubai World Trade Centre. The international complement includes s ......read more

Eco-Drive FD2033-52W: Elegant timepiece from Citizen

Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  The CITIZEN Eco Drive FD2033-52W ladies watch from the Swarovski Collection is simultaneously stunning in looks and functionality making it a classic timepiece.  Delicate rose gold tones cover the case and dial, while sparkling Swarovski elements add luxury to the refined beauty. Convenient features such as day and date display, push button buckle and low charge indicator combine with Eco-Drive technology to provide a rare depth of substance to a truly beautiful watch. A modern classic, this watch ensures time is always on your side. Technical Specifications: FD2033-52W Case Material: Stainless Steel with Rose Gold Plating Strap Material: Stainless steel Case Size: 39mm Water Resistant: 5bar Glass Material: Crystal Glass Clasp Type: Fol ......read more

Paperworld Middle East 2017 to open 14th of March in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets. Growth in the global stationery and office supplies market is expected to come from emerging markets such as the MEA.   Analysts TechNavio forecast an annual market increase in the region of 15 per cent, while Conlumino, another analyst, estimate the MEA market for paper, stationery and office supplies, will be worth US$12 billion by 2019. While some suppliers are now just testing the waters, others have been in the market for many years.  Vienna Office Supplies (VOS) for example, has been exporting high-end stationery, offic ......read more

Bridging refinement and watchmaking know-how Golden Bridge Rectangle

Corum enriches its unique and emblematic Golden Bridge with a new rectangular case shape Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  The new refined rectangular look of the classic Golden Bridge was created by renowned designer Dino Modolo, who enhanced the beautifully engraved and finished inline movement by adding an astonishing play of finely crafted geometry: 18-karat gold structures representing six Roman numerals surround the completely visible caliber, creating a harmonious nostalgic feel between the shapes, rivets, and materials that carefully remind the architecture of a bridge. Following the design codes of Art Deco, the Golden Bridge Rectangle shows a timeless and discreet elegance, yet focuses on the functionality of its brilliant movement, leading the eye along the path of Caliber ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer Chronograph Inspired By the “Gibson Les Paul” Guitar

FREELANCER ACHIEVES ICONIC STATUS RAYMOND WEIL CELEBRATES MUSIC ICONS Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2017:  Music and the arts are to RAYMOND WEIL what thought is to humankind – an inexhaustible source of inspiration and creation. For three generations, the Weil family has been influenced by these higher realms to shape the destiny of a Swiss watchmaking Maison. A Brand that brings forth eclectic yet complementary musical choices expressing the personality and character of its family members. From Frank Sinatra to the Beatles, Nicola Benedetti and Gibson – RAYMOND WEIL has been putting its name in lights alongside some of the greatest musicians of all time for nearly half a century. RAYMOND WEIL pays its respects to a legend with a tribute to the fabled Les Paul Gibson gui ......read more

Roderer's RFID-blocking wallets

Dubai, UAE, March 12, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury leather goods and accessories, have unveiled a range of finely-crafted wallets with RFID blocking technology, that keeps your credit cards and vital biometric information safe from electronic snooping. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Although not new technology per se, it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Essentially it involves the use of radio waves to process information stored on something like a tag that may be attached to an object.  RFID chips are now commonly found in credit cards, passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and global identity cards. They generally store highly sensitive, personal information such as your name, credit card n ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Scafograf GMT

After the success of Scafograf 300, introduced last year and winner of the “Sports Watch Prize” at the prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, Eberhard & Co. continues its “journey” through the Scafograf world, this time with a delightful GMT version. The “journey”, for whatever reason it is undertaken, has always been a constant experience in human life, in all eras and in all corners of the world. It’s an opportunity for discovery, exchange, meeting and entertainment, but also an instrument of knowledge and economic development and a promoter of progress. This essential idea has inspired the Swiss watchmaker to create Scafograf GMT, an automatic steel model that maintains the same lines as its predecessor, the Scafograf 300, ......read more

Delirium Lady makes a special Mother's Day gift from CONCORD

Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2017:  Concord has launched the Special Edition Delirium Lady, as a tribute to the legendary collection that established Concord in the Swiss Watchmaking Industry as the creator of the thinnest watch in the world. Founded over a century ago, Concord has a proud history of ground-breaking innovations in watchmaking. This has included the supply of high quality watch movements to prestigious jewelry manufacturers as well as a reputation as an archetypal innovator in Clock design. Not the least of these achievements was the famous Concord Ring Clock presented by President Truman to the heads of state at the Potsdam Peace Conference, while, anticipating fashion becoming as important as function, the company designed the covered bracelet for women in the 1950s. I ......read more

Powerful new partnership between Roger Dubuis and Italdesign

Dubai, UAE, March 5, 2017:  When Visionary Engineers meet Incredible Watchmakers, a series of earthshattering events occur. Such is the on-going case of Geneva watchmaker Roger Dubuis which will be launching its latest star-studded partnership with world-renowned Italian designer, Italdesign at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. The announcement of the partnership will be marked by the launch of a magnificent eight-piece limited edition of the brand’s cutting-edge Excalibur line, the Excalibur Spider Single Tourbillon, in a stunning combination of carbon and ceramic sporting the Italian national colours. This latest alliance follows hot on the heels of another spectacular luxury match made in heaven between Roger Dubuis, the self-styled brand that dares to be ......read more

Concord Mariner 200

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  Concord adds another facet to its Mariner Collection with the Concord Mariner 200, a marine sports watch that proudly bears the elegance and savoir faire of the signature collection from Concord. True to its marine heritage the Mariner 200, will come in three dial colours, black, blue and silver, reflecting the restless and unfettered spirit of the ocean, just right for the gentleman of leisure with a yen for adventure, whether on the waves or on dry land, this is a watch that is at home on both. The smoothly angled design style makes the Mariner 200 a watch for all occasion, one that fits effortlessly into a modern gentleman's many-faceted lifestyle. The Mariner, with its understated elegance, sits easily on the wrist in formal settings as well a ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  Eberhard & Co., famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Swiss Style’ presents Gilda, an extraordinary timepiece created for the special woman in your life - your Mother.   Gilda, the timepiece that exudes feminine charm and provides the complete expression of the watchmaker’s refined and elegant world is presented in a unique floral version. Gilda Floral has soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial with a delicate floral motif, finished with beautiful sapphires. In this special version the bezel, covered with 66 enchanting blue sapphires, frames the dial with a total of 112 precious stones and an elliptical case in white gold. The result is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and style. Gilda É ......read more

Saint Honore marks Mother's Day with special Charisma

Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2017:  The latest timepiece by SAINT HONORÉ – Charisma – enchants and intrigues in equal measure as unique gift ideas Mother’s Day (March 21st). Its unusual shape takes you by surprise, its aesthetic charm arresting the eye with an assertively innovative look that allies simplicity and elegance.  With this new creation, SAINT HONORÉ affirms its taste for pure, pared-down designs, contriving two arching forms that embrace the contours of the round 35 mm case, thus connecting it to its strap or bracelet with the utmost finesse. Almost ethereal in quality, the clasps go one step further in accentuating the case’s delicate, feminine curves. The watch comes in two versions, one combining lacquered and sunray satin finishes, ......read more

Louis Moinet Stardance brings down the stars for Mother's Day

Dubai, UAE, March 1, 2017:  Louis Moinet presents a stellar surprise that's literally out of this world, with their Stardance moonphase watch. This shining example of Louis Moinet's ethereal creativity, boasts of a moon that is made of a piece of a meteorite that originated from the orbit of Mercury! Truly a unique piece for the unique woman it is intended for – a mother! The Stardance is unique through and through, with a Moon made from an authentic fragment of the Enstatite EH3 meteorite. Its brilliance is anything but fortuitous: it comes from nanodiamonds, formed by stellar collisions that most probably took place before our solar system was formed. The Stardance dates – literally – from the dawn of time. When Louis Moinet designed the Stardance, th ......read more

Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017

Roadshow across Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan raises profile of Dubai automotive aftermarket trade fair Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2017:  More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) are attending a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.  The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS is making its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana today (28 February), before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan tomorrow (1 March), to analyse recent trends and future opportunities in the two vast automotive aftermarkets. The event is part of the Kazakhstan International Automotive Expo, supported by Automechanika, the world&rsq ......read more

SAINT HONORE Charisma – Exclusive perfection!

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  The latest timepiece by SAINT HONORE – Charisma – enchants and intrigues in equal measure. Its unusual shape takes you by surprise, its aesthetic charm arresting the eye with an assertively innovative look that allies simplicity and elegance. With this new creation, SAINT HONORE affirms its taste for pure, pared-down designs, contriving two arching forms that embrace the contours of the round 35 mm case, thus connecting it to its strap or bracelet with the utmost finesse. Almost ethereal in quality, the clasps go one step further in accentuating the case’s delicate, feminine curves. The watch comes in two versions, one combining lacquered and sunray satin finishes, the other the opalescent allure of mother-of-pearl and the radian ......read more

Safeguard your credit card and personal data from hackers with Roderer's RFID-blocking wallets

Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury leather goods and accessories, have unveiled a range of finely-crafted wallets with RFID blocking technology, that keeps your credit cards and vital biometric information safe from electronic snooping. RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Although not new technology per se, it has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Essentially it involves the use of radio waves to process information stored on something like a tag that may be attached to an object.  RFID chips are now commonly found in credit cards, passports, enhanced driver’s licenses and global identity cards. They generally store highly sensitive, personal information such as your name, credi ......read more

Global interest in regional leather market builds ahead of Leatherworld Middle East 2017

Debut exhibitors to join returning supporters at Dubai trade show as MEA leather production, luxury spending rises Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2017:  Global interest in the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) leather industry is gaining momentum, as international tanneries, designers, suppliers, and manufacturers look to boost business prospects at the region’s dedicated leather trade show in Dubai. Debut exhibitors from as far away as Australia, the Netherlands, and Thailand, will rub shoulders with a host of returning players at Leatherworld Middle East 2017, as they set sights on a regional market where demand for finished leather products, tanned animal hides, and manufacturing supplies remains strong.   According to analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the ......read more

Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick

Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2017:  The unique-look Derrick Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is creating waves in the  watchmaking world. The Black Gold Derrick proudly shows off openwork mechanical parts of the movement and the new version further enhances the technology involved in its extraordinary mechanism. The Black Gold Derrick picks up the watchmaking tale where Louis Moinet left off three years ago with the Derrick Tourbillon.  Black gold watchmaking The original spirit of the piece, redolent of the world of oil, remains intact. The watch’s entire movement represents the drilling process. A drive shaft sits on the right of the dial, between 2 and 4 o’clock. Thispowers a long articulated arm, known as the walking beam, between 10 and 2 o’clock. At its l ......read more

Roger Dubuis at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2017

The World of Architectural and Technical Mechanics takes over Qatar The Manufacture Roger Dubuis is pleased to participate in the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) for the third consecutive year with its longstanding partner Ali Bin Ali. The premier showcase for luxury watches in the region, which will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from February 20 to 25, 2017, will welcome Middle East’s aficionados and key luxury players.  Roger Dubuis will be presenting a beautiful range of timepieces, among which the Excalibur Spider Skeleton Flying Tourbillon that has only just arrived in Qatar.  The piece picks up the signature features of Roger Dubuis skeleton timepieces: the star shaped design, the tourbillon carriage shaped like a Celt ......read more

CITIZEN Eco-Drive FD2033-52W: both classic and stunning

Dubai, UAE, February 22, 2017:  The CITIZEN Eco Drive FD2033-52W ladies watch from the Swarovski Collection is simultaneously stunning in looks and functionality making it a classic timepiece.  Delicate rose gold tones cover the case and dial, while sparkling Swarovski elements add luxury to the refined beauty. Convenient features such as day and date display, push button buckle and low charge indicator combine with Eco-Drive technology to provide a rare depth of substance to a truly beautiful watch. A modern classic, this watch ensures time is always on your side. Technical Specifications: FD2033-52W Case Material: Stainless Steel with Rose Gold Plating Strap Material: Stainless steel Case Size: 39mm Water Resistant: 5bar Glass Material: Crystal Glass Clasp Type ......read more

World's most complicated range of timepieces worth US$5 million being displayed by Girard-Perregaux at Doha Watches and ...

Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2017:  Girard-Perregaux, fine watch makers for over two centuries, has lined up a stunning range of exquisitely designed, ultra-sophisticated and intricately complicated timepieces for the benefit of fine watch lovers and aficionados from the Middle East.  Estimated to represent a combined value of Qatari Royal 18.20 million (US$5 million), the masterpieces that make up the Swiss maison's line-up, in partnership with Al Fardan Jewellery, at the Doha Watches and Jewellery Exhibition in the Qatari capital (20th- 25th of February), are crafted in a variety of materials ranging from titanium and tantalum to steel and carbon composites, instead of the more normal gold.  Highlighted in the Swiss maison's exhibits will be exceptional timepiece ......read more

Roderer Partners with Harvey Nichols Riyadh

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2017:  Roderer, a Dubai-headquartered luxury brand, have partnered with Harvey Nichols Riyadh. The luxury, leather good and accessories brand, will showcase a range of bespoke accessories available at Harvey Nichols Riyadh, in the prestigious Al Faisaliah District, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The collaboration highlights the increasing growth of Roderer as a designer brand and marks its first major venture into Saudi Arabia, one of the leading markets for luxury brands in the Middle East.  “Alfa International Company has always thrived in introducing the best of the world’s market to its customers. Roderer is a high quality and prestigious leather goods and accessories brand with which we partner to offer classy, day-to-day essen ......read more

Louis Moinet Black Gold Derrick: A new take on an old classic

Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The new-look Derrick Tourbillon from Louis Moinet is creating waves in the  watchmaking world. The Black Gold Derrick proudly shows off openwork mechanical parts of the movement and the new version further enhances the technology involved in its extraordinary mechanism. The Black Gold Derrick picks up the watchmaking tale where Louis Moinet left off three years ago with the Derrick Tourbillon.  Black gold watchmaking The original spirit of the piece, redolent of the world of oil, remains intact. The watch’s entire movement represents the drilling process. A drive shaft sits on the right of the dial, between 2 and 4 o’clock. Thispowers a long articulated arm, known as the walking beam, between 10 and 2 o’clock. At its ......read more

Mariner 200 – elegant timepiece from Concord

Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2017:  Concord adds another facet to its Mariner Collection with the Concord Mariner 200, a marine sports watch that proudly bears the elegance and savoir faire of the signature collection from Concord. True to its marine heritage the Mariner 200, will come in three dial colours, black, blue and silver, reflecting the restless and unfettered spirit of the ocean, just right for the gentleman of leisure with a yen for adventure, whether on the waves or on dry land, this is a watch that is at home on both. The smoothly angled design style makes the Mariner 200 a watch for all occasion, one that fits effortlessly into a modern gentleman's many-faceted lifestyle. The Mariner, with its understated elegance, sits easily on the wrist in formal settings as we ......read more

Eberhard & Co. introduces the new SCAFOGRAF GMT

Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  After the success of Scafograf 300, introduced last year and winner of the “Sports Watch Prize” at the prestigious Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève, Eberhard & Co. continues its “journey” through the Scafograf world, this time with a delightful GMT version. The “journey”, for whatever reason it is undertaken, has always been a constant experience in human life, in all eras and in all corners of the world. It’s an opportunity for discovery, exchange, meeting and entertainment, but also an instrument of knowledge and economic development and a promoter of progress. This essential idea has inspired the Swiss watchmaker to create Scafograf GMT, an automatic steel model that maintains the same lines as ......read more

Louis Moinet celebrates 200 years of the chronograph

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Louis Moinet inventing the chronograph, and in salute of their founder's indomitably brilliant creative genius, Louis Moinet are proud to present the Memoris, the world's first chronograph timepiece that is clothed in light! In 1816, Louis Moinet created an artistic and technological masterpiece that created haute horological history. Beating at a rhythm of 216,000 vibrations per hour, designed to observe the orbits of the planets in the heavens the world's first-ever chronograph was a harbinger of finer things to come. Two hundred years on, in salute to that spirit of sheer creative genius that drove their founder, Louis Moinet lights up the stars by presenting Memoris, the first chronograph-watch ......read more

Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Repeater

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  In a powerful homage to the oil industry, the Ulysse Nardin North Sea Minute Re-peater marks the latest addition to the unique timepieces in the Classic Collection. Finely crafted in gold and champlevé enamel, this timepiece is an incredibly realistic depiction of the mighty off-shore drilling rigs that dig deep for the world's precious "black gold". The glimmering champlevé rig, seen from a low angle, rises majestically from the black sea, with its delicately wrought waves in the foreground. A dramatic red sky highlights the stunningly detailed structure, while in the background, another golden rig works industrious-ly away.  Three 18-Karat gold cranes - the Jaquemarts - move and sound when the minute repeater is activated indi ......read more

Girard-Perregaux to display exquisite complications worth QAR 18 million at DJWE

Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:  Girard-Perregaux, fine watch makers for over two centuries, has lined up a stunning range of exquisitely designed, ultra-sophisticated and intricately complicated timepieces for the benefit of fine watch lovers and aficionados from the Middle East.  Estimated to represent a combined value of Qatari Royal 18.20 million (US$5 million), the masterpieces that make up the Swiss maison's line-up at the Doha Watches and Jewellery Exhibition in the Qatari capital, are crafted in a variety of materials ranging from titanium and tantalum to steel and carbon composites, instead of the more normal gold.  Highlighted in the Swiss maison's exhibits will be exceptional timepieces including the Neo-Tourbillon with Three Bridges, Minute Repeater ......read more

Global auto aftermarket players turn to Automechanika Dubai 2017 amid upward trend of Mid-East vehicle sales, spare part ...

Exedy, Meritor, Al Dobowi, among more than 2,000 exhibitors readying for the return of three-day showcase in Dubai  Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017:  An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service industry trade fair in Dubai.  While macroeconomic factors negatively impacted vehicle sales in 2016, analysts Frost & Sullivan expect renewed growth from 2017 onwards.  According to their research, new car sales in the Middle East is estimated to grow nine per cent annually, reaching 4.4 million by 2020, and bringing the total number of vehicles in operation to 44.5 million.  T ......read more

Bridging refinement and watchmaking know-how Corum Golden Bridge Rectangle

Corum enriches its unique and emblematic Golden Bridge with a new rectangular case shape Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2017:  The new refined rectangular look of the classic Golden Bridge was created by renowned designer Dino Modolo, who enhanced the beautifully engraved and finished inline movement by adding an astonishing play of finely crafted geometry: 18-karat gold structures representing six Roman numerals surround the completely visible caliber, creating a harmonious nostalgic feel between the shapes, rivets, and materials that carefully remind the architecture of a bridge. Following the design codes of Art Deco, the Golden Bridge Rectangle shows a timeless and discreet elegance, yet focuses on the functionality of its brilliant movement, leading the eye along the path of Cali ......read more

Ulysse Nardin InnoVision 2: undisputed pioneer of innovations in timekeeping

Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  Without Rolf W. Schnyder in the early 1980s, who knows what would have become of Ulysse Nardin? Following the quartz crisis, which also had serious repercussions for our competitors, there were difficult times for the traditional brand which was founded in 1846. The visionary entrepreneur’s purchase of the brand heralded a new sense of innovation which pervaded Ulysse Nardin after 1983. Clear evidence of this can be seen in the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei in 1985, the Planetarium Nicolaus Copernicus 1988, the Tellurium Johannes Kepler 1992 or the Perpetual Ludwig 1996, a hitherto unparalleled perpetual calendar. These pieces are accepted as milestones in watchmaking.  Ludwig Oechslin was the driving force behind this and other exceptional ......read more

Roderer launches bespoke Trophy line in Dubai

Dubai, UAE, February 12, 2017:  Roderer, the Dubai-headquartered luxury leather goods and accessories brand, have announced the launch of their new Trophy line of bespoke men's wallets, intricately hand-crafted from the finest Saffiano leather. The new signature Trophy range is the latest quality offering from Roderer, whose range of superbly-designed and luxuriously appointed leather goods, is inspired by years of international travelling experience.  Each Roderer item is designed as a passport to the world of bespoke travel experiences and to serve as a trustworthy companion for the truly selective global citizen of impeccable taste, all at a highly competitive price point. Olivier Birault, CEO of Roderer said: "Our goal is to create a collection of leather go ......read more

Global suppliers of stationery and office suppliers target emerging Middle East and African markets

Leading international brands turn to Paperworld Middle East 2017 to boost regional exports Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2017:  International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the Middle East and Africa (MEA) for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets. Growth in the global stationery and office supplies market is expected to come from emerging markets such as the MEA.   Analysts TechNavio forecast an annual market increase in the region of 15 per cent, while Conlumino, another analyst, estimate the MEA market for paper, stationery and office supplies, will be worth US$12 billion by 2019. While some suppliers are now just testing the waters, others have been in the market for many yea ......read more

A Two-Beat Rhythm from RAYMOND WEIL The World's Most Beautiful Dance Sets The Tune of the Collection

Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2017:  Featuring a redesigned bezel, a guilloché motif and water resistant elements, the ever-successful tango collection showcases a new aesthetic with technical lines through the expression of feminine-masculine tandem. Multi-facetted and complementary models appear subtly attired in two-tone shades combining elegance and functionality. A tango is always performed by a pair. RAYMOND WEIL, luxury Swiss watchmaker, interprets the subtle chemistry between two dance partners. A duo for ladies and gents, the timeless tango watches are available in 30mm and 41mm case sizes respectively water-resistant to 100 and 300 meters. It was important to RAYMOND WEIL’s in-house R&D team to preserve the identity of the tango collection. Its distinctive bezel ha ......read more

Hollywood hair artist Guy Tang headlines star act of professional stylists at Beautyworld Middle East in Dubai

Self-proclaimed ‘hair activist’ to showcase hottest hair trends and colouring techniques at Centre Stage by Nazih Group  Dubai, UAE, February 5, 2017:  Guy Tang, one of the world’s most recognised names in the professional beauty industry, is making a debut appearance in the Middle East, as he prepares to inspire thousands of stylists with his latest hair colouring techniques at the Beautyworld Middle East exhibition in Dubai.  The Hollywood hairstylist has delighted the world with his perfectly crafted metallic tones, and stunning pastel hues. Using the hashtag #Hairbesties, Tang has attracted millions of followers on his YouTube, Instagram and Facebook social media platforms, with a unique style of providing education through entertainment. The 3 ......read more

Messe Frankfurt Middle East announces launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018

Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2017:  Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018 today (1 February), as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket.   Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will take place every two years.  The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in 2019.   Automechanika Riyadh 2018 is organised in partnership with Saudi-based Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE), and is the 17th global instalment of Automechanika, the world’s most ......read more

UAE consumers spent US$2.1 billion on beauty and personal care in 2016

Spending on GCC beauty and personal care surges ahead, estimated at US$9.3 billion in 2016 – Euromonitor Ten per cent yoy growth in regional market lays foundation for spectacular return of Beautyworld Middle East 2017 Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:  The business of beauty is surging ahead in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), as new research shows there’s increased spending on beauty and personal care products across the region. According to the latest figures by analysts Euromonitor International (EMI), the retail value of the GCC’s beauty and personal care market was US$9.3 billion in 2016, an increase of 10 per cent over 2015. Strong growth is expected over the next four years, as consumers look to collectively spend US$13.6 billion on their personal wel ......read more

HQ Worldwide Shows will be the region's largest events company

Global leader WS Corp partners with HQ Creative to provide a unique offering to the Middle East events market Dubai, UAE, February 2, 2017:   Worldwide Shows Corporation, WS Corp a global leader in the international events, live entertainment and communications industry, have announced a partnership with HQ Creative, a long-established UAE-based event production agency, marking HQ’s 20th anniversary.  WS Corp, who will have an equal stake in the merged entity HQ Worldwide Shows (HQWS), will be making their entry into the fast-growing and lucrative Middle East events industry armed with HQ Creative’s considerable on-ground expertise and experience in producing large-scale events in the GCC.   HQ Worldwide Shows will be the largest events company in the re ......read more

Concord Special Edition Delirium is ideal for the stylish woman in Valentine's Day

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Concord has launched the Special Edition Delirium Lady, as a tribute to the legendary collection that established Concord in the Swiss Watchmaking Industry as the creator of the thinnest watch in the world. Founded over a century ago, Concord has a proud history of ground-breaking innovations in watchmaking. This has included the supply of high quality watch movements to prestigious jewelry manufacturers as well as a reputation as an archetypal innovator in Clock design. Not the least of these achievements was the famous Concord Ring Clock presented by President Truman to the heads of state at the Potsdam Peace Conference, while, anticipating fashion becoming as important as function, the company designed the covered bracelet for women in the 1950s. ......read more

Roger Dubuis presents extraordinary gift ideas for Valentine's Day

Dubai, UAE, January 30, 2017:  Swiss manufacturer of fine timepieces of extraordinary technical complications presents two elegant timepieces, which will make ideal gifts for him and her to add to the joy over the coming Valentine’s Day. Both the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton and the Excalibur 36 Joaillerie are outstanding examples of the Geneva maison's commitment to design ingenuity and technical mastery, all cloaked in a robe of modern watchmaking elegance. The first-ever Roger Dubuis skeletonised automatic movement, code-named RD820SQ beats at the heart of the Excalibur Automatic Skeleton models. Framed by the iconic Excalibur design features expressed through a pleasing variety of materials, this eminently versatile calibre embodies the essence of elegance and refi ......read more

Ulysse Nardin highlights the exquisite art of enameling with a translucid blue Classico Manufacture "Grand Feu" ...

CLASSICO MANUFACTURE Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2017:  At this year's prestigious Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, Switzerland, Ulysse Nardin is highlighting its unique savoir-faire in the fine craft of enameling. As part of a closer look at this lost decorative art, Ulysse Nardin will launch a new edition Classico Manufacture with a blue "Grand Feu" enamel dial. The timepiece upholds the three fundamentals upon which Ulysse Nardin has built its reputation as a mechanical watchmaker: independent manufacturing, rare craftsmanship and an unceasing quest for innovation. This Classico Manufacture is powered by the self-winding UN-320 caliber, a movement entirely designed and produced in-house by the Swiss manufacture. It incorporates the celebrated ......read more

15th Corum Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel 2017 Team Corum wins with one of the best results ever

Dubai, UAE, January 26, 2017:  After 3 days of amazing competition, CORUM is proud to announce that the team composed of Patrick Maleitzke, Philip Sommer and Lukas Sdrenka won the 15th CORUM Snow Polo World Cup Kitzbühel by a superior 12.5-6. Before the final, the CEO of Corum, David Traxler was quietly confident and had his complete trust in his team. Team Corum was accompanied on the winning path by a goal difference of plus 20.5, which should be among the best results ever achieved in Kitzbühel (10-2 / 7-1 / 12.5-6). Davide Traxler mentioned “This is our first time in Kitzbühel and I am proud to associate CORUM with this major event which is also a great platform for us as we share an identical target group of customers. It has been 3 extraordinary days and Corum is not on ......read more



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