Gucci Presents Timepieces And Jewelry Novelties in Bangkok
Gucci unveiled its latest timepieces and jewelry novelties in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo. The special presentation opens its doors to visitors from now until August 7th, 2019.
The overall design concept brings together dusty blue blocks of color to place the latest watches and jewelry firmly in the spotlight, enabling their beauty and stories to shine.
The counters, wallpaper, and carpet are all adorned with this distinctive yet timeless shade of blue, offset by elegant pale pink and pistachio tower displays and touches of tactile jewel-tone velvet. Sharp black lines, discreet steel studs, shining curved glass surfaces, and illuminated logos add a modern touch.
On displays are the most recent watch and jewelry lines and novelties from Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry. The new models include: new creative combination of the G-Timeless watch and a playful Gucci Strawberry print, a bold new look for the G-Timeless Automatic line as well as characterful jewelry from Fine and Silver collections.
Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.” She wrote “Small Talk” with Johan Carlsson, Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Johan Carlsson and Charlie Puth produced the track with Peter Karlsson producing the vocals. “Small Talk” follows Katy’s summer hit, “Never Really Over”, which marked her first new solo music since 2017. “Never Really Over” was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s career and has been certified Gold. Hailing it as a “euphoric breakup anthem,” PAPER proclaimed, “Katy Perry Is Back and Better Than Ever.” Earlier this week, Katy was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club in the U.S.
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.
It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. “The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides. Here we were – still wondering at the magic of it all,” McCartney recalls in his written foreword for Abbey Road’s anniversary edition packages. This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Roadreleases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin. “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.” Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its