A NEW ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE DIVER GEARED FOR ADVENTURES

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet releases three new 42 mm Royal Oak Offshore Divers in stainless steel. Powered by a new movement, Calibre 4308, these models are fit for the wildest adventures in and out of the water. These three watches in khaki, blue or grey sport a new dial aesthetics as well as a new interchangeable strap system to style up your dive.

MECHANISM FIT FOR ACTION

The three new Royal Oak Offshore Diver models are powered by a new automatic movement with second and instant-jump date indication. Calibre 4308 is equipped with a patented setting mechanism that brings stability and precision when adjusting the watch’s function. Its diving scale featured on the dial’s inner rotating ring is activated with a unidirectional click mechanism linked to the 10 o’clock crown. The watch’s sapphire caseback reveals Calibre 4308’s refined finishing techniques, such as “Côtes de Genève,” “traits tirés” and circular graining, as well as a new dedicated oscillating weight in blackened 22-carat pink gold.

The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is fit for underwater exploration up to a depth of 300 metres as well as for any above-ground outdoors adventures. Thanks to its 60 hours of power reserve, the watch can easily adapt to a few days rest between expeditions.

SPORTY INTERCHANGEABLE STRAPS

With the release of the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver, the Manufacture launches an innovative interchangeable strap system for the latest additions to the Royal Oak Offshore collection. The ease and efficiency of the new system will allow clients to change the straps and buckles of their new timepieces themselves with a quick click and release.

Rubber straps in hues of green, blue, grey and black are available for the new Diver models, as well as three calfskin leather straps in beige, brown and black for more adventures on dry land.

CASIO announces partnership with 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons

Renowned global watchmaker, CASIO continues to extend its presence in the UAE as it partners with 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons to bring the latest G-SHOCK lineup to the brand’s passionate fans in the UAE.

The partnership introduces a wide range of watches from CASIO’s popular G-SHOCK brand, including two exclusive editions available for purchase in 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons only, a one-stop destination for latest trends in watch fashion, jewellery pieces and accessories from internationally acclaimed brands and designers. These include:

GM-5600CX-4 –The G-SHOCK edition red and gold G-SHOCK GM-5600 is the first of the Metal Covered series that features resin bands combined with stainless steel bezels that are forged, cut, and polished in ways that give each model its own distinctive finish. The hairline finish of the top surface of the GM-5600CX bezel and its matte red band reduce the overall lustre of this model.

GM-6900CX-4 – Similar to the 5600series, the edition red and gold G-SHOCK GM-6900 watch’s resin bands combined with stainless steel bezels that are forged, cut, and polished, give it a distinctive finish. The 6900’s iconic front button, having surpassed its merely functional role in controlling the backlight, gets a metallic makeover. It is grounded in precise design, balancing the button guards and in a shape and angle that is easy to press.

Speaking on the partnership, Takashi Seimiya, Managing Director at Casio Middle East said, “We are delighted to partner with 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons. As we continue our expansion in the UAE, we are eager to reach as many fans of the brand as possible. Our new G-SHOCK edition range highlights the latest trends in watch fashion, while adding our own world class quality, performance and innovation.”

“Known for its unique aesthetic and durability, we are pleased to welcome G-SHOCK Watches by CASIO to the 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons portfolio. The evolution of the brand and its creative designs have been instrumental in resonating with the audience in our region. We look forward to working alongside the brand to cater their latest timepieces to our clients and are humbled to announce the launch of the two G-SHOCK exclusive editions available at our boutiques” commented Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons.

“As the distributor of CASIO G-SHOCK Watches in the UAE, Al-Wifaq is proud to partner with 1915 by Seddiqi and Sons for the launch G-SHOCK Watches across their stores in the U.A.E. By harnessing our mutual strengths, we hope to build on this relationship and provide the 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons customers a wider choice of brands and an enriching G-SHOCK buying experience” commented Mohammed Mustafa Riaz, Managing Director Al Wifaq General Trading LLC.

G-SHOCK watches GM-5600CX-4 and GM-6900CX-4 series will be available at all 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons stores in the UAE.

To learn more about the new partnership between CASIO and 1915 by Seddiqi & Sons and the latest edition of G-SHOCK watches, customers can visit [http://www.1915.ae/brands/g-shock/]

Timeless Appeal

We have curated some timeless pieces for your watch collection this month. Adorn your wrist with watches based on craftmanship and the perfect combination of style and functionality. Eric Richard brings you a selection of timepieces that pay homage to the past and yet remain relevant for collectors of all ages.

German Design Award 2021 for the True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier

We at Rado are proud to add a further renowned award to our long list of accolades. The German Design Award 2021 in Gold in the category “Excellent Product Design – Luxury Goods” goes to the True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier, our colourful range of ultra-thin watches made from high-tech ceramic.

The German Design Award introduced in 2012 is the premium international award from the German Design Council and is one of the most renowned design awards in the world. Each year, top-class entries from product and communications design, which are each ground-breaking in the international design landscape in their own way, are presented with awards in the three categories “Excellent Product Design”, “Excellent Communications Design” and “Excellent Architecture”. The most prestigious award presented is Gold. It is precisely this honour that has now been bestowed upon the Rado True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier.

With this richly coloured collection, Rado pays tribute to a real design legend. The True Thinline Les CouleursTM Le Corbusier celebrates the work and, in particular, the pioneering colour theory of the visionary architect with a unique range of nine models made from solid high-tech ceramic. Each individual piece represents one of the colours from the nine groups of Le Corbusier’s colour theory. And each one features our groundbreaking monobloc case made from injected high-tech ceramic, which has revolutionised traditional watchmaking.

The jury of the German Design Award justifies its decision as follows: “The clear, timelessly elegant design language of the ceramic watch, together with the unique colours of the Les Couleurs Le Corbusier collection, forms a fascinating and harmonious unit of extraordinary aesthetic quality. At the same time, the watches appear wonderfully young and fresh thanks to the colours. A surprising edition that adds a youthful facet to the classic image of the traditional Rado brand.”

We at Rado are delighted about the renowned award, which we are only too happy to add to our success story.

WatchBox ME Celebrates Valentine’s Day with #Timeforlove

What to gift your valentine when horology is your love language

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples are in search for the perfect gift for their significant other. She lights up when she receives flowers, he favours powerful cologne, but you know what they would really love? Precious time together. If horology is your love language, WatchBox ME is the source to discover the timepieces of your dreams.

Commemorate the special day of connection with a permanent memory built to last lifetimes, for him and for her.

The world’s leading platform for buying, selling, and trading pre-owned luxury watches have thought outside the box when it comes to celebrating love this season. WatchBox ME “Time for Love” has challenged three couples on their knowledge of their relationships, with time-based Q&As to examine how well they know each other. Complex mechanics make our hearts beat fast, but so does competition. Some questions were fun, some were confusing, and others just plain difficult, creating the dynamic for anticipation and surprise. A relatable game for any couple to enjoy at home, turn back the clock with fond memories because it’s #TimeForLove. Watch the full videos on WatchBox Studios YouTube Channel.