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Add glamour to Eid with the Repetto Shine Watch

Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  Just in time for Eid Al Adha, RAYMOND WEIL, In partnership with the famous French firm, Repetto, presents 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.    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 appearing on a galvanized silver-toned satin s ......read more

World's thinnest watch from CITIZEN

Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  CITIZEN is proud to present three new models from the Eco-Drive One Collection,  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 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 ultra-thin design. The di¬ ......read more

deLaCour: Set with diamonds and sapphires City Umbra makes an indelible impact

Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2017:  With its exclusive elliptical shape, and based on its longstanding jeweller expertise, deLaCour has developed its City model and gave birth to a new Haute Joaillerie timepiece in a limited edition of 8 pieces. This chronograph gives rise to a subtle palette of magical colours, like that of a rainbow. Its originality is imposing and quirky. A colourful timepiece where all celestial shades meet in a spectrum of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple and pink composition in exclusive coloured sapphires.  An exceptional research work for stones and sizes is required for the realization of this piece of jewellery. Many sapphire stones are rejected in the selection process in order to obtain a perfect colour homogeneity. Next comes the size, every si ......read more

Limited edition Chronoris celebrates Williams Racing's 40th Anniversary

Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2017:  Sir Frank Williams, the legendary founder of Williams is a force of nature, a visionary who turned his British outfit into a championship winning team, and one of the most successful Formula One teams in history. This year, Williams Racing celebrates the 40th anniversary of its first Grand Prix, at the 1977 Spanish Grand Prix. To mark this historic moment and Sir Frank’s extraordinary achievements, Oris has created a limited edition version of its iconic Chronoris, also a product of the 1970s, the Williams 40th Anniversary Oris Limited Edition.   The 40mm stainless steel watch is characterised by its streamlined case shape, an homage to the original Chronoris, and houses an automatic chronograph movement that provides a central seconds chro ......read more

Regional Lighting Market Continues to Shine as Leading Global Player's Line Up for Light Middle East 2017

GCC LED lighting market estimated to comprise about 38% of the total lighting market in 2015 Dubai, U.A.E: The increase in global demand for lighting solutions, with an emphasis on energy efficient sources, is reshaping the lighting industry, while the continued market expansion in the region puts the Middle East in the spotlight as global majors target Light Middle East 2017. The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai later this year, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasin ......read more

Second Edition of Prolight + Sound Middle East on Track for Greater Success in Dubai

Leading AV brands look to capitalise from promising ME region Dubai, UAE: Already the Middle East region's premier exhibition for the pro-AV, events and entertainment industry, Prolight + Sound Middle East 2017, is expecting to attract more than 40 exhibitors, representing close to100 brands from over eleven countries, drawn in by the exciting potential held out by the many mega events scheduled for the near future, as well as the rapidly growing events industry with its demand for the latest in professional AV equipment. "The Middle East, with its rapid evolvement as a region that hosts a large number of mega events and international headline-grabbing shows, is a natural market for the latest professional AV services," said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of organisers, Messe F ......read more

Bubble lines in mother-of-pearl and superluminova add sparkle to summer

Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  This summer add some sparkle to the season with two lines of dazzling and iridescent Bubble watches for men and women. The women’s line is enhanced with mother-of-pearl, with the bold contemporary accent of superluminova at the heart of the men’s line. Created at the dawn of the third millennium in the year 2000, the Bubble line soared into the world of watchmaking like a UFO. Its unique appearance, resembling a saucer mounted on a sapphire dome, became indelibly ingrained in the collective unconscious. A disruptive design. A success. A must!   Tender pink, sky blue, iridescent white…with flashy coruscant colours and a joyous spirit, these 42mm diameter watches are sure to turn heads. These striking timepieces are fitted wit ......read more

Jurassic Watch - A 150-Million Year Heritage on Your Wrist

As every fan of Ateliers Louis Moinet knows, the firm loves all things beautiful, unusual and exceptional. On its Mecanograph City watches, it was the first to include fragments of lunar meteorites and other rocks from the far-flung corners of the universe.      Meanwhile, the Treasures of the World collection has opened up another creative path: that of dials made from rare, fossilized stones of mineral or plant origin, includingpetrified exotic wood.      These two unique approaches have now been combined in the Jurassic Watch, derived from the Mecanograph family, is the first to feature a dial made from Jurassic-era dinosaur bone –between 145 and 200 million years old.      The mechanical heart of the Jurassic ......read more

UAE among the top spenders globally on beauty products forking out $239 per capita in 2016

World's leading brands flock en masse to record edition of Beautyworld Middle East Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2017:  With the UAE ranked among the world's highest per capita spenders on beauty products and the region blossoming into one of the top beauty and personal care markets globally, it was no surprise that the focus of the beauty and wellness industry was firmly on the region at the recent Beautyworld Middle East 2017. According to the latest figures from Euromonitor International, released alongside Beautyworld Middle East 2017, the UAE was ranked 7th in the world in per capita spend on beauty care products, totalling US$ 239 in 2016, up two places from the previous year. As a whole, the MEA region spent a whopping $30 billion on beauty and personal care in 2016. Be ......read more

Louis Moinet: Jurassic Watch - A 150-million year heritage on your wrist

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  As every fan of Ateliers Louis Moinet knows, the firm loves all things beautiful, unusual and exceptional. On its Mecanograph City watches, it was the first to include fragments of lunar meteorites and other rocks from the far-flung corners of the universe.  Meanwhile, the Treasures of the World collection has opened up another creative path: that of dials made from rare, fossilized stones of mineral or plant origin, includingpetrified exotic wood.    These two unique approaches have now been combined in the Jurassic Watch, derived from the Mecanograph family, is the first to feature a dial made from Jurassic-era dinosaur bone –between 145 and 200 million years old.    The mechanical heart of the Jurassic Watch ......read more

SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist is Ideal for the Stylish Lady

Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017:  The Charisma 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 it easy to change colours in the blink of an eye.   With a 26 mm case specifically redesigned for the Twist, ......read more

Ulysse Nardin Jade “Lionfish”

Dubai, UAE, July 15, 2017:  Welcome Ulysse Nardin’s Jade “Lionfish.” The beautiful marriage of style and substance. When it was first introduced in 2013 Jade represented several firsts in Haute Horlogerie. Its UN-310 caliber was the first movement to be designed and produced in-house by Ulysse Nardin specifically for a woman’s watch. And it was the first timepiece to take into account a woman’s delicate manicure when manipulating the settings. How? With its innovative crown design: no pulling is required to wind the watch, set the time, or adjust the date back-wards or forwards, only a simple turn. A dainty crown position indicator on the dial shows the wearer which setting she is adjusting. Ulysse Nardin has created a unique “Cloisonné” ......read more

Chronoswiss Creates Extravagant Unique Piece Flying Regulator For Only Watch Charity

Chronoswiss presents an extravagant and unique version of its new icon Flying Regulator, for Only Watch, the biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the world's leading watchmakers. To be held later this year in Geneva, under the patronage of HRH Prince Albert of Monaco, the proceeds of the auction go towards funding research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.   Only Watch has become a world-renowned charity event, of which the success is based on the generosity, altruism and willingness expressed by organisers, partners and watch brands. All participating brands offer their watches, partners offer their services, logistical or organisational supports   Chronoswiss' one-off creation in stainless steel with its ultra-hard DLC coating is equipped ......read more

It's All About The Mix - Chronoswiss Flying Regulator Now in Bicolor

 Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  A sprinkle of nostalgia paired up with a hint of glamor —that’s what makes for the special charm of bicolor watches. The combination of two precious metals is already a classic in the world of watchmaking, and must not be missing from the Regulator line by Chronoswiss. Here stainless steel and red gold form an elegant bond together.    The Flying Regulator in its stainless steel case just about beams with its red gold accents: Both the dominantly designed, polished bezel and its typical onion-shape crown are made of solid, 18-karat red gold. Gold-plated screws, hands and bases skilfully continue the theme on the dial. The lower level of the dial features the characteristic guilloche design specially developed in the studios ......read more

SAINT HONORÉ Eiffel Tower Lady timepiece – A piece of history on your wrist

Dubai, UAE, July 8, 2017:  Unveiled recently in a men’s version to mark the 130th anniversary of watchmaker SAINT HONORÉ, the TOUR EIFFEL watch is now available in a smaller size, for women.    Once again, the bezel has been hewn from a metal part of the famous Parisian monument, making this mechanical watch a unique collector’s piece. It gives women the opportunity to wear a symbol of France and Gustave Eiffel's technological genius on their wrists.   Built in 1889 to celebrate the Paris Universal Exposition as well as the centenary of the French Revolution, the Eiffel Tower dominates the capital, standing 324 metres tall.    The most iconic edifice of Paris attracts some seven million visitors every year, all captivated ......read more

The Reflect Skeleton

A Newcomer at deLaCour : The Reflect Chrono Skeleton The Reflect case is a brand new creation on which the deLaCour creative team has been working on for quite some time. Combining a strong and timeless character, this watch is an incredible balance between modernity and tradition. The inspiration behind this new shape is based on the design principles and know-how of deLaCour’s iconic elliptical case. Moreover, the watch displays the features that make the originality of the brand, namely the folded horns and the elongated silhouette of the case. This smaller new model upholds the brand's DNA. deLaCour preserves its iconic elliptical shape with smooth-edged angles, decorated with distinctive screws. The multifaceted case reflects the light on all the titanium surfaces. On ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer Calibre RW 1212 Watch

Dubai, UAE, July 6, 2017:  Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL is innovating by creating a new movement in collaboration with Sellita. This exclusive movement was developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the Jura Mountains. Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o'clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ. Named Calibre RW1212 as a nod to the postal code of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy, it pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations and to the Brand's determination to highlight the richness of watchmaking expertise, while infusing it with its uniquely free-spirited attitude. “Calibre RW1212 is a tr ......read more

Ulysse Nardin's Classic Perpetual Ludwig

Paying homage to Ulysse Nardin’s past with new versions of beautiful classics Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017:  Since 1846, when naval commanders and merchant captains the world over came looking for Ulysse Nardin’s marine and pocket chronometers, the company has been building on his winning approach of timekeeping inno-vation and precision. Every decade since then has seen its share of prize-winning innovative timepieces come out of the manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland. These mechanical timepieces provide a perpetual source of inspiration, both for collectors who appreciate their eternal beauty and continued performance, and for the watchmakers at the Swiss manufacture. Today, the release of the Classic Perpetual Ludwig timepiece celebrates this illustrious history wit ......read more

Materials Handling Equipment in the GCC Market Revenues Set to Reach US$ 5 Billion by 2020

Leading global materials handling equipment suppliers sign up for Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Dubai, U.A.E: With over 130 exhibitors from as many as 21 different countries, representing 250 brands, having already signed up for the upcoming 9th edition of Materials Handling Middle East, the region continues to be a key focus of leading names in the intralogistics, warehousing, freight and cargo industries. Materials Handling Middle East, is the only dedicated trade and networking event for the logistics, supply chain management and warehousing industries serving the wider Middle East. Additionally, despite the overall slowdown in economic growth trends worldwide, the materials handling and logistics industries have continued to enjoy a relatively healthy growth rate in the reg ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Presents Elegant Extra-fort Grande Taille

Eberhard & Co. presents the Extra-fort classic in an elegant new Grande Taille model.   A skilful blend of technique and class makes Extra-fort Grande Taille a chronograph with great personality. It is available in four new dial variants, all with “frappé” finishing and snailed counters:   -   silver /silver counters  -   blue / silver counters  -   grey / grey counters  -   silver / black counters    All models have applied indices and Roman numerals.   The elegant, harmonious lines reveal a 41 mm steel caseback containing a mechanical self-winding chronograph movement. Water resistant to 50 m, the case of the Extra-fort Grande Taille is fixed with 6 screws; the model comes with an ......read more

DeLaCour Urban Timepiece

Introduced in 2007, this new and unique shape, that combines the square and the circle, is embellished with three new dials that enliven the model revised and launched in 2016 with a thinned watch case. The Saqra watch is a unique timepiece with a strong character, a bold design, away from stereotypes and standards.  It is the perfect balance between the smoothness of the circle and the audacity of the quadrilateral. Its case, thinned since 2016 in this new version, makes it very comfortable to wear and dresses admirably the wrist. The watch is distinguished by a typed and elegant design, which demonstrates that its owner is different.  The new dials are therefore offered in a white, gray and blue version, which add to the black dial launched in 2016. The dial is fragmented ......read more

CITIZEN L Ambiluna Collection Limited Edition

  CITIZEN is pleased to announce the release of two new models from CITIZEN L. 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 L is a new lady’s watch brand that  has the attractive jewellery-like design and ......read more

Louis Moinet Metropolis

Dubai, UAE, July 1, 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 o ......read more

Big Bubble Magical Voodoo Let Yourself be Spellbound

Fascinating, disconcerting and astounding, Corum presents a dark and exciting Bubble. This new addition to the impressive Bubble collection is the result of a partnership between the Canadian photographer Matt Barnes and the Swiss master watchmaker.   Matt Barnes lives in a pop-inspired world that combines old school with the latest trends. With his head in the clouds but his feet on the ground, the born dreamer took this brilliant photograph of a voodoo figure, which showcases the talented photographer’s keen eye.   Bringing nuances to the dark tones of the dial and its relief, the titanium case and vulcanised rubber strap also feature dark and mysterious colours. The ever more original Bubble reveals a watch without numerals that hides its hands inside the dia ......read more

Golden Bridge Rectangle

CORUM enriches its unique and emblematic Golden Bridge with a new rectangular case shape   Dubai, UAE, June 29, 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 ......read more

Eberhard & Co. Gilda is Ideal for the Stylish Woman

Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2017:  Eberhard & Co., famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Swiss Style’ presents Gilda, an extraordinary timepiece created for the special occasion.  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 version. Gilda Floral has soft, harmonious lines enveloping a white mother of pearl dial. The result is a masterpiece of craftsmanship and style. Technical features Reference: 61008/BR212 Movement: quartz; functions: hours and minutes Case: steel, elliptical shape with soft lines Size of the case: 32.10 x 38.00 mm Thickness of the case: 7.60 mm Caseback: polished, secured with 4 concealed screws, engraved with a ......read more

deLaCour Saqra Urban- Triumph Design

Introduced in 2007, this new and unique shape, that combines the square and the circle, is embellished with three new dials that enliven the model revised and launched in 2016 with a thinned watch case. The Saqra watch is a unique timepiece with a strong character, a bold design, away from stereotypes and standards.  It is the perfect balance between the smoothness of the circle and the audacity of the quadrilateral. Its case, thinned since 2016 in this new version, makes it very comfortable to wear and dresses admirably the wrist. The watch is distinguished by a typed and elegant design, which demonstrates that its owner is different.  The new dials are therefore offered in a white, gray and blue version, which add to the black dial launched in 2016. The dial is fragmented ......read more

Celebrate Eid in 'Swiss Style' with stunning RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer

Dubai, UAE, June 21, 2017:  Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL is innovating by creating a new movement in collaboration with Sellita. This exclusive movement was developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the Jura Mountains.  Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ. Named Calibre RW1212 as a nod to the postal code of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy, it pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations and to the Brand’s determination to highlight the richness of watchmaking expertise, while infusing it with its uniquely free-spirited attitude.  “Calib ......read more

SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist

On the blessed occasion of Eid Al Fitr, surprise your loved one with an ultra special present - the Charisma Twist.  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 it easy to change colours in the blink of an eye. With a ......read more

SAINT HONORE Opéra is Ideal for the Stylish Woman

Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017:  In 2017, SAINT HONORE is bringing a breath of spring to its famous Opéra watch. With a subtle burst of floral splendour, Opéra strengthens its power of seduction in a collection which exudes all its natural glamour... With floral inspiration, the watch’s intriguing harmonious composition plays on the contrasts between lightness and design.  The finely crafted openwork satin dial reveals silvery petals set with eight diamond hour-markers. The distinctive opening for the date and the openwork hands enhance the delicate yet graphic character of the watch. The stylish round box adds to its softness, and is highlighted with a black onyx on the crown.  In perfect harmony with the sparkling silver strap, “EclairTM” magnifies th ......read more

Celebrate Father's Day in 'Swiss Style' with RAYMOND WEIL

Dubai, UAE, June 17, 2017:  Aligning with the finest Swiss watchmaking traditions, RAYMOND WEIL is innovating by creating a new movement in collaboration with Sellita. This exclusive movement was developed and designed by the R&D department of the Geneva watch company and produced by the movement manufacturer based in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the Jura Mountains.  Its distinctive characteristic is the 6 o’clock front-dial positioning of its regulating organ. Named Calibre RW1212 as a nod to the postal code of the company headquarters in Grand-Lancy, it pays tribute to 40 years of RAYMOND WEIL creations and to the Brand’s determination to highlight the richness of watchmaking expertise, while infusing it with its uniquely free-spirited attitude.  “Calib ......read more

Happy Father's Day with Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon

Dubai, UAE, June 17, 2017:  Prepare to be seduced by this new edition of Ulysse Nardin Executive Skeleton Tourbillon that expresses its characteristic technical performance and bold design in blue ceramic and ultra-light titanium. At the heart of the refined architecture of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon timepiece is the UN-171 manufacture movement, its complex mechanics stripped to a bare minimum – an incredible feat of technical savoir-faire. The essential beauty of the inner workings is fully revealed by its bold, aerial design. A design which takes the oversized Roman numerals, sword markers and raised rectangular bridge of the Executive collection and makes them sing with a renewed power. Nestled in the pure lines of the Executive Skeleton Tourbillon’s mechan ......read more

Ulysse Nardin - Classic Dual Time Enamel

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  As with many a timepiece from Ulysse Nardin, this Classic Dual Time Enamel timepiece unites three fundamentals: technical avant-garde with the use of Silicium in the movement; in-house manufacture with its UN-324 caliber entirely designed and produced by the company; and stunning craftsmanship with its eggshell Grand Feu enamel dial. Grand Feu designates an enameling technique that goes back to the 17th century, and that is practiced today only by a handful of craftsmen, including those at Ulysse Nardin specialists Donzé Cadrans. Its delicate beauty has an eternal quality. On the dial, oversized roman numerals and black hands set off the double date display at 2 o’clock, and the oversized small seconds at 6 o’clock. Equipped with the paten ......read more

The Admiral sets sail on an ocean of colours

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  With all sails set, the new Admiral collection is afloat on a feminine ocean of colour this summer. With 22 possible combinations in total, summer is sure to be a colourful, lively and funky affair These timepieces are as elaborate as they are varied, characterised by nautical flags and causing a stir this year with a sensational colour palette of dark blue, light blue, white and black. The dials and straps are also interchangeable for mixing and matching... Men and women wanting to equip themselves for negotiating the warm and sunny summer season will be spoilt for choice. Continuing its innovative range oriented around variety this season, the watch brand is offering the maritime collection in three different case widths: 32, 38 and 42 mm. In additio ......read more

CITIZEN L… Ideal for the Stylish Woman this Eid

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  CITIZEN is pleased to announce the release of two new models from CITIZEN L, which will make for perfect gifts for the woman who knows her style, on the occasion of Eid Al Fitr. 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. ......read more

RAYMOND WEIL Shine Etoile makes a stunning Eid gift

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  Created 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. This beauty will make a wonderful present for the special woman, this Eid! 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 appearing on a galvanized silver-toned satin sun-brushed dial creating light effects inducing a shimmering sense of movement. Thanks to a unique patented system of re ......read more

Louis Moinet - Stardance brings down the stars for Eid Al Fitr

Dubai, UAE, June 15, 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 occasion! 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, the goal was to produce something b ......read more

Citizen Presents Three Stunning New Models for Father's Day

CITIZEN is proud to present three unique models from the Eco-Drive One Collection.  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 ultra-thin design. The di¬erent types of Duratect, CITIZ ......read more

For the Father's Day, a New Men's Creation by SAINT HONORE

An exceptional pen for all life's important moments! Personalized SAINT HONORE pens celebrate the precious moments of life and Father’s Day, making this object truly your own. Whether you are signing a wedding registry or a guestbook, celebrating a birthday or a promotion, or giving a business gift, now you may express these commitments with an exceptional pen. Initials, a name, a date, a message.... The inscription of your choice can be engraved on the lacquered part of the pen body. To promote this personalization service, SAINT HONORE has chosen two resolutely chic models of the Haussman line: one which is more feminine, with a white lacquered body, PVD rose gold and floral decoration; and the other more masculine, with a black lacquered body. Both are made of the ......read more

Celebrate Father's Day With Eberhard & Co.

Dubai, UAE, June 6, 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 its ......read more

Exhibitors Buoyed by Positive Outcomes as Automechanika Dubai 2017 Concludes

Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade show attracts 28,839 visitors from 134 countries Automechanika Dubai 2017, the 15th edition of the premier trade exhibition for the automotive aftermarket in the wider region, came to a close, attracting 28,839 visitors from 134 countries. Trade buyers and industry representatives were on the lookout for new suppliers, fresh product ideas, spare parts and essential equipment.  Among the highlights of Automechanika Dubai 2017, which featured 1,955 exhibitors from 57 countries who took 69,089 sqm of exhibition space, was the spate of regional and global product launches by exhibitors from across the world, looking to make a major impact in the regional marketplace. It also featured the Automechanika Academy, wh ......read more

Regulator Rallye Limited Edition 30

Exclusive limited edition for the 30th Kitzbühel Alpine Rally The Kitzbühel Alpine Rally has been quickening the heartbeats of classic car enthusiasts for 30 years. With its unique combination of adventure, mechanics and motorsports, along with a splash of style and savoir vivre, this top-class automotive event also inspired this year's watch edition. Main sponsor and watch partner Chronoswiss has developed something quite special for this anniversary year: the exclusive Regulator Rallye Limited Edition 30, of which there will only be 30 specimens worldwide. The sporty design in the characteristic style of Chronoswiss, the high quality of the finishing and the hand-painted limited edition number on the dial make this timepiece a sought-after collector's item. This exclusive s ......read more

Corum Bubble 47 Skeleton

Captivating, futuristic, colourful... Corum presents its brand new domed watch, the most recent addition to the Bubble collection, famous for its outsized originality. It is at the heart of this watch that the action unfolds. Equally complex and refined, the Bubble watch reveals all its inner workings via the dial, complete with endless structures. Within its timeless and enigmatic sapphire glass bubble, the new Bubble Squelette presents a colourful and architectural extravaganza, making this unusual timepiece a real work of art and encouraging our eyes to explore its myriad details. Housed in a 47 mm stainless steel case with an Eterna Movement calibre 39 and a deep blue vulcanised rubber strap, the microstructures and hands on the dial of this new Bubble watch come in three colo ......read more

Louis Moinet Space Mystery – the key to cosmic secrets!

Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2017:  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

RAYMOND WEIL Maestro Buddy Holly Limited Edition

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

Citizen Presents Three Stunning Unique Models of the Eco-Drive One, The World's Thinnest Watch

CITIZEN is proud to present three new models from the Eco-Drive One Collection,  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 ultra-thin design. The di¬erent types of Duratect, CITIZEN' ......read more

Celebrate Eid in 'Swiss Style' with Gilda From Eberhard & Co.

  Eberhard & Co., famed maker of fine watches with the inimitable ‘Swiss Style’ presents Gilda, an extraordinary timepiece created for the special occasion.  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 Édition Spéciale has a mother of pearl face set w ......read more

Luxury Gold Therapy for Skin From Hyunjin

Hyunjin C&T made a splash with the debut of their Luxury Gold Therapy at Beautyworld Middle East 2017. The Korean beauty specialists introduced an entire range of innovative products that utilise gold leaf, magnetic therapy and oxygen therapy in innovative treatments aimed to revitalise and rejuvenate skin tone and condition. The use of gold in beauty treatments has been prevalent right form Roman and Greek times, with Egyptian empress Cleopatra having been known to use a golden mask to enhance her fabled beauty. Hyunjin C&T President Sunghan Jung said: “We would like to extend our business in the Middle East and introduce our best product, Luxury Gold Therapy, a VIP treatment that maximises the antioxidant effect of pure gold.  This treatment uses gold leaf, whi ......read more

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



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