Oris’s latest watch powered by an in-house developed calibre is a landmark design. The skeletonised Calibre 115 movement opens up the 10-day power reserve and non-linear power reserve indicator to reveal how they work. It’s a contemporary take on luxury that highlights the eternal value of a beautifully crafted Swiss Made mechanical watch. Oris’s Senior Product Design Engineer, Lukas Bühlmann was telling us how everything came together. What was the design brief behind the Big Crown ProPilot X Calibre 115? Ultimately, the brief was to propel Oris Aviation watches into the next generation. We made pilot’s watches for American servicemen in the Second World War. But what does a contemporary, luxury Oris pilot’s watch look like? What were the biggest obstacles to delivering that brief? One of the hardest things was figuring out how to maintain the balance between the formal language of the case and the movement. In other words, how do you design a modern watch that is not a fashion watch? We wanted to create something contemporary that would retain its relevance as fashions change. Where did you look for inspiration? Aviation and architecture. The idea behind the watch started with the movement, and we gave this a strong architectural look. The skeletonised barrel draws your eye first and then the bridges, and then you start seeing the detail in the wheels.The case is more like a stealth plane. There’s an exciting interplay between the movement and the static elements. There’s a futuristic quality to the design – is that deliberate? I wouldn’t call it futuristic, but it is a future-driven design. Oris has a long pilot’s watch history and you can see that in the design, which is important. It also shows Oris’s competence, and the long-term value of a beautifully designed and manufactured mechanical object. Do you think of this as a pilot’s watch? It’s certainly not a conventional pilot’s watch. For example, this is the first Oris pilot’s watch without any numerals on the dial. But the aviation DNA is still there in the details. We used titanium for the case, for example, because it’s very light. What really makes this a pilot’s watch is its technical look. Technology is the driving force behind aviation today. What design considerations are there with a skeletonised watch? First and foremost is technical feasibility. This is a designer’s constant companion during the design process. The design and the functionality have to work together. Furthermore, you have to think on several levels at the same time, so that when all the components come together, you get the design you set out to create. Overall, because of these considerations, the job takes longer, too. Sometimes, those considerations must create problems? Yes, of course. Sometimes you want to design something one way, but you quickly realise that it’s not technically feasible. It’s about adapting. The better you understand the design philosophy, the quicker you’ll find solutions. What does this watch say about Oris’s take on luxury? The truth is that for Oris, luxury is about being able to go your own way. That’s why it’s our strapline. In
Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) will launch new roundtrip flights between Bangkok and Sendai, with service to begin on 29 October 2019. Sendai, one of Japan’s historical cities, is located in the center of Tohoku region. Located 300 kilometers Northeast from Tokyo on Honshu Island, Sendai is blessed with its perfect scenery and warm climate. Sendai is the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and is situated 350 kilometers north of Tokyo. Sendai has a population of one million, and is the political and economic center of Japan’s Tohoku (northeast) Region. Although Sendai is a large city, it is known throughout Japan as a modern city in harmony with nature. The city possesses beautiful scenery, such as the Hirose River that runs through central Sendai, and the lush zelkova trees that line its streets. Greenery is especially abundant in the center of the city, which has tree-lined streets and parks. Sendai, also known as the City of Trees, is beautiful year-round, especially in autumn during the change of seasons. The seasonal climate in Sendai is pleasant and enjoyable, especially the falling leaves in the autumn and snowfall views in the winter. Sendai is also known for its beautiful nature sites, such as Matsushima that has one of three of the best sightseeing views in Japan. In Matsushima, one can take a cruise around Matsushima Bay and feed the seagulls. For a view of Sendai, there is the Sendai Castle Site or Aoba Castle for a panoramic view of the city. As well, there is a statue of Date Masamune riding on a horse, who built the caste 400 years ago. Despite being the political center and economic hub of Northeastern Japan, tourists may seek peace at onsens, Zuihoden, Osaki Hachimangu Shrine, and many other shrines. In addition, Gyutan is a Sendai must-try menu. Sendai also values history and culture. Many traditional events such as the Sendai Tanabata Festival continue to this day. The Sendai International Music Competition and the Johzenji Street Jazz Festival are also held in the city, along with many theatrical performances. Tourists may choose to fly in comfort with THAI on flights to all regions of Japan. THAI is pleased to serve Sendai and fly to all regions in Japan, as well as support increasing demand for travel to more parts of Japan. Sendai is THAI’s seventh destination in Japan. Beginning 29 October 2019, THAI will operate roundtrip flights from Bangkok-Sendai at three flights per week, utilizing Boeing 777-200 aircraft with 30 seats in Royal Silk Class and 279 seats in Economy Class. The flight schedule is as follows: Bangkok-Sendai Roundtrip Flight Schedule Route Flight Number Days Time Departure Arrival Bangkok-Sendai TG 626 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 23.59 hours 7.40 hours (next day) Sendai-Bangkok TG 627 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11.15 hours 16.05 hours For further information, reservations, and ticketing, please visit thaiairways.com, or call the THAI Contact Center at Tel. 02-356-1111 (24 hours a day)
H&M Studio is thrilled to unveil the campaign for its A/W 19 collection, “Magical Realism”, infused with a dramatic mood of feminine spirituality. Designed to be versatile and timeless, the collection gives female power-dressing a game-changing makeover for a new era of confident women. The key pieces include the strong-shouldered Italian wool coat, the tailored wool suit with its nipped-in waist, tailored leather trousers, protective padded down nylon outerwear, elegant cotton and viscose blouses, bi-colour knee-high boots and fly-in-the-wind, recycled polyester dresses. A punchy colour palette of autumnal browns and mossy greens is offset by pops of tomato red and acidic yellow, alongside whimsical bespoke prints inspired by magnetic fields. “We were inspired by the notion of finding the magic in the everyday. Every piece in this collection is designed to empower the 24/7 modern woman seeking out clothes that are long-lasting and timeless but also have a soft, spiritual element, too. There are so many wardrobe classics in this collection that can be styled to suit an urban lifestyle and will last for years to come,” says Angelica Grimborg, H&M Studio Concept Designer. “This collection is a celebration of the modern woman. She is deeply free, empowered and stands up for what she believes in. She dresses for herself, which translates as a mix of classic shapes with more avant-garde pieces. We chose to photograph the collection on the bustling streets of New York – a melting pot of energy and diversity – to represent this spirit of freedom, strength and energy”, says Ludivine Poiblanc, stylist and creative consultant. The collection will be available at H&M Siam Paragon and CentralWorld from 5 September 2019.
Vistara, India’s finest full-service carrier and a JV of Tata and Singapore Airlines, yesterday inaugurated its daily service to Bangkok, Thailand, the third international destination in its network. Vistara will now fly daily between Delhi and Bangkok, and will be the only airline to offer the choice of Premium Economy class for travel between India and Thailand, in addition to Business and Economy class. Customers from Bangkok can also take convenient onward connections on Vistara to several destinations within India including Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai. Vistara’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Leslie Thng, said on the occasion, “We’re delighted to enter another new geography with service to Bangkok, one of world’s most-visited cities with immense potential to further grow tourism as well as business. With Vistara, we introduce India’s best airline to Bangkok that’s committed to making a mark in global aviation with its world-class product and impeccable service. With a novel product and unmatched Indian hospitality, we offer a unique experience and are confident that travellers will enjoy flying the ‘new feeling’ with Vistara.” Vistara celebrated the occasion with all the customers on the inaugural flight. To make their experience equally memorable, the airline presented them a gift bag of memorabilia and chocolates. The Tourism Authority of Thailand extended a traditional Thai welcome to all Vistara customers as well. Vistara inaugurated its international operations earlier this month with daily flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai, followed by the launch of daily service to Dubai, UAE from Mumbai. As the highest-rated Indian airline on Skytrax and TripAdvisor, and winner of several ‘Best Airline’ awards, Vistara has consistently raised the bar for operations and service delivery in the Indian aviation industry in a short span of less than five years. The airline now connects 27 destinations, operates over 1200 flights a week served by a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 and eight Boeing 737-800NG aircraft, and has flown more than 16 million customers since starting operations in 2015.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival and express good wishes to family, friends and business associates with Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental and PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Handcrafted Mooncakes and a Special Afternoon Tea At Mandarin Oriental Two elegant mooncake boxes designed to represent stylish fan-shaped clutch bags are available this year. ‘The Oriental Classic’ in red with a unique Oriental Chinese drawn pattern (THB 808) and ‘The Luxury Box’ in beige leather incorporating The Authors’ Lounge architectural details with a gold tassel (THB 1,888) both feature eight pieces of delicious mooncake, each of which is lovingly handcrafted by Chef Andy Leong and his team, in the following flavours: custard; lotus seeds with egg yolk and flaxseed; durian with egg yolk, and our newest flavour, tangerine with 8-year-old dried tangerine peel. ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge From now until 13th September 2019 guests can also enjoy a special ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ in The Authors’ Lounge. Priced at THB 1,500++ per person, the afternoon tea includes a selection of savoury treats including Char Siew chicken pastries and gluten-free charcoal tart with pumpkin seeds and pastries including black sesame macaroons, matcha and strawberry choux, Custard-flavoured mooncake and The Authors’ Lounge’s famed warm confit pomelo scones with rose petal and raspberry jam and clotted cream. Guests can add a further sparkle to the experience by including a glass of Louis Roederer Brut Premier (set priced at THB 2,200++). The ‘Mid-Autumn Festival Afternoon Tea’ is available daily from 12:00-18:00 hrs. For reservations or more information, please contact +66 (0) 2 659 9000 ext. 6811 PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag At Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel Created from original Python skins combined with the finest Lamb leather, the materials for these Mooncake bags have been selected from the most exclusive leather suppliers of the world for their exceptional quality. Each metal element etched on the bag is plated in 18 carat gold. Each bag contains two sumptuous mooncakes, carefully prepared at Mocha & Muffins. After the Mooncake festival, the bag can be used as a fully functional and stylish handbag. Only eight bags are available, exclusively designed for this event. Each bag will be marked with a limited edition number 1/8 to 8/8. The retail price of each PELLEVAH Mooncake Lover Bag is THB 28,888 (Including 7% VAT). Anantara Siam’s bakery Mocha & Muffins offers two additional special designed mooncake boxes of 4 pieces: - Siamese Fighting Fish Luxury Box, an elegant round burgundy box imprinted with golden textures of Siamese fighting fishes. Priced at THB 1,688+ (150 g per piece). - Premium Red Velvet Box, a standout half-moon design opens up to a full-moon shape revealing a symbol of golden lotus. Priced at THB 1,088+ (150 g per piece). For more information and reservations please call +66 (0) 2126 8866 Ext. 1226
ICONSIAM Superlux Residence has announced that The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok in spectacular style. The first Mandarin Oriental branded residential development in Southeast Asia, and the seventh residential project to open for the brand worldwide, this unique architectural triumph promises to deliver unrivalled luxury service synonymous with the Mandarin Oriental brand. The development benefits from a remarkable location within the prestigious ICONSIAM complex, a vibrant symbol of the spirit and soul of Thailand, that provides the warmest welcome for residents and visitors. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok comprise 146 of the world’s most luxurious waterfront residences, with two- or three-bedroom options ranging in size from 130 sqm to 230 sqm, and penthouses ranging from 380 sqm to 710 sqm. Offering private lift access, 3.2-metre high ceilings, and common areas that are approximately three times larger per unit than many other prestigious apartments in Bangkok, the development sets a new standard in luxury living. A unique benefit of ownership includes an exclusive invitation to Mandarin Oriental's Residence Elite Programme, providing 24/7 Residence Concierge service, worldwide privileges when staying at any Mandarin Oriental hotel and VIP recognition when shopping at neighbouring ICONSIAM retail outlets. Mr. Keerin Chutumstid, President, Property & Service Business Group, MQDC, said: “The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Ltd and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group have formed a partnership that has delivered an exceptional result. Since this project began, we have strived to create a residence that acts as a beacon for Thailand on the global stage; a residence that showcases architectural, technological and design features of the finest quality. With exclusivity and status to rival the most sought-after developments around the globe, it is no surprise that only a limited number of residential units currently remain available to prospective purchasers.” “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are conveniently situated diagonally across the river from the legendary Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok,” says Mr. Richard Baker, Chief Relationship Officer for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok will provide owners with the finest property management and hospitality services, which have made the Mandarin Oriental name synonymous with exceptional standards of luxury worldwide. This latest addition to the Group’s residences portfolio will offer residents a unique lifestyle experience and impeccable service standards in one of South East Asia’s most dynamic and exciting cities.” Mr. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Managing Director, ICONSIAM Co., Ltd., added: “The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are truly blessed by an enchanting location next to the Chao Phraya river, within ICONSIAM - one of Asia’s most exciting destinations combining art, culture, lifestyle pursuits, dining options, and shopping with convenient access to multiple transport links. The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, is optimally placed as part of the ultimate Thai national landmark destination.” Award-winning Hong Kong designer Joyce Wang has defined a new language of luxury through careful curation of space, light and materials. This spatial experience is composed of fully custom-designed furniture and fixtures, sought-after limited-edition antique pieces and artisanal crafts carefully sourced globally. Externally, the 52-storey architectural façade’s graceful lines allude to
Oris 40th Squadron Limited Edition Oris is proud to announce the 40th Squadron Limited Edition, a watch that celebrates a new partnership with 40th Squadron Heli, the Belgian Air Force search and rescue team. The squadron was formed in 1974, and in nearly five decades of service has saved countless lives. Oris honours the squadron with this limited edition version of the Big Crown ProPilot, a 45.00 mm stainless steel watch coated in grey PVD. The model’s military-inspired detailing reflects the orange, green and beige livery of the Sea King helicopters the 40th Squadron operates, and the case back is engraved with the squadron’s insignia. It’s powered by an automatic mechanical movement that provides it with big day and date indications, it comes on a military green fabric strap, and it’s water-resistant to 10 bar (100 metres). Only 500 pieces will be made. For more information, please contact Trocadero Time Tel. 02 163 0555. Gucci G-Timeless Iconic The G-Timeless family has branched out with the introduction of two new quartz timepieces, which represent a solid direction for the line. Influenced by Gucci codes, the watches feature characteristic style notes, including the large central bee motif on the dial. Depicted with a refined thread-effect finish, mimicking the house’s embroideries, the design captures the brand’s unique spirit. The watches feature a 38mm steel case, a silver sunbrushed dial, and sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. Whilst one has a steel bracelet, the other is worked in steel and yellow gold PVD. Both designs are very versatile and easily combined with any outfit. Made in Switzerland, the timepieces are water resistant to 50m. For more information, Tel. 02-163-0555. SWATCH FLYMAGIC SWATCH FLYMAGIC is the first 100% Swiss-made watch that integrates the Nivachron™ innovative balance spring, made from a newly developed titanium-based alloy with exceptional paramagnetic characteristics. The Nivachron™ balance spring reduces the detrimental influence of a magnetic field. This 100% Swiss-made component also offers effective resistance to changes in temperature and excellent shock resistance, as well as precision that sets a new standard for automatic watches. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a new variation of the Sistem51 movement. The caliber has been reversed with the mechanics facing the viewer, and 15 components are added to make it function properly in this orientation. The transparent winding rotor is mounted over the hand, and the small second hand rotates counter clockwise. SWATCH FLYMAGIC has a diameter of 45 mm, made of stainless steel. All models come in a luxurious boxset with two high-end calfskin straps and a rubber strap and with a retail price of 49,900 baht.
Dinosaurs are once again roaming international soil on the World Tour of the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production showcases spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures. The one-hour, 40 minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts - a year to build the production. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. The show originated from Australia, where after years of planning and work Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular came to life in January 2007. Soon after this the show went on to conquer the whole world with record-breaking audiences. Show date: 12-15 September 2019 Venue: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Ticket prices: start at THB600 Rounds: 10 shows THU 12 Sep 18:30 FRI 13 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SAT 14 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SUN 15 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30For more information: www.bectero.com
CANITT continue to design clothes to raise confidence in women and enhance their identity choosing the feminine looks in the blazer ‘Le Smoking’ to be the inspiration of this collection. Collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C, the newest looks of CANITT that is not only answering the natural beauty aspect of women but array the elegant leadership that is what Khanidtha Daroonnate creative director always concentrated on. Therefore the framework of the suits portrayed image of professionalism have been reconstructed to matches the brand identity Dazzling, Magnificent and Graceful. “In the past the design of CANITT gave importance to pattern and prints that portray alluring and seductive looks. For this collection we persuaded the women of CANITT to dress in masculine style to see how they shine ‘Le Smoking’. The first idea that pops up was Vibeke Knudsen in the black powerful blazer by Yves Saint Laurent shot by Helmut Newton in 1975 revolution of sexual equality simple yet elegant style raised the confidence in women so as their true meaning” said the creative director. Tailored made pattern style have been use for the first time in design of shirts, blazers and clean cut long pants that would brings out the prominence and professional looks in them. The overall looks of this collection have been design with interesting details by the design team. The C-shape metal representing the brand in form of 2 hooks joining together. The masculine form and freedom in design that created for CANITT women to able to enjoy mix and match the design pieces during this season for their elegant essence and attraction. Meet the leadership characteristic reflecting creativity of CANITT women being shown through shades of Glamour Green and Bestie Brown to corporate the sweet design of simple yet elegant as definitions of strong women in the newest collection: PORTRAIT OF LADY C Now! Silhouette & Technique This collection consisted of variety of framework and cuttings which is always the identity of CANITT. Feminine Blouse shirts with masculine clean cutting for every occasion play suits that concentrated on the luxurious texture. Elegant and simple is always the heart of design through pattern with interesting details while there’s movement so as the draping design at the waistline are also signature of CANITT brand for the real CANITT women. Fabrics This collection fabric choice concentrated on luxurious texture preparation for winter such as special matte velvet which perfectly matches with cutting of masculine style blazer along with silk satin that is rigid and more durable than natural textile. The choice of best quality materials for comfort ability and confidence of the user.