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Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Italian carmaker Maserati to focus on hybrid and full electric vehicles

Maserati’s Ghibli Hybrid is the carmaker’s first-ever hybrid – and there are more to come

José Neves, Founder and CEO of Farfetch

Farfetch updates brand identity; launches new ‘Open Doors’ digital campaign

For the first time ever, Farfetch will resort to TV to push out its campaign

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s opens online store for deliveries in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Alongside the launch of the new portal, Bloomingdale’s has also introduced an iOS app for the region

Rolls-Royce New Ghost

Rolls-Royce showcases its second-generation Ghost saloon

It took eleven years for Rolls-Royce to unveil this second-generation of its Ghost model

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe’s Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava celebrates the watchmaker’s new manufacture in Geneva

The facility, built at a cost of CHF500m on the company’s former parking lot at Plan-les-Ouates, was inaugurated in June

Hermes

Watch: Hermès creative director Véronique Nichanian showcases the Men’s SS 2021 collection

For its recent menswear Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Hermès found a novel way to present its latest collection to its global clients, right in the comfort of their living room

La Serre Boulangerie Dubai

Dubai restaurant La Serre to expand to Riyadh, New York and London

It will open its first interantional outpost in Riyadh in Q1 2021

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

Richard Mille

Horology picks: Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT

Lighter than titanium, and nearly as hard as diamonds – Richard Mille holds nothing back with its new grey Cermet material in its latest timepiece

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Mercedes Benz Gordon Wagener Virgil Abloh

Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

Watches & Wonders

China to host Watches & Wonders luxury watch fair this September

The event will take place from September 9-13, 2020, at the West Bund Art Center

Range Rover

Range Rover introduces 50th anniversary limited edition SUV

The new Range Rover Fifty celebrates half a century of iconic SUV design and engineering that hasn’t lost sight of its roots

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887.

Horology picks: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887

It features complex horological feats including a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and an equation of time function

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merged company to be called Stellantis

The merger is expected to be completed in early 2021

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Mercedes-Benz Nvidia

Mercedes-Benz And Nvidia to collaborate on automated driving technology

Mercedes vehicles featuring the new technology are expected to debut in 2024

bmw-mercedes-auto

BMW And Mercedes end self-driving car partnership

The two carmakers had previously said that they intended to jointly develop a Level 4 self-driving car by 2024

Watches & Wonders

Eight standout luxury watches from Watches & Wonders 2020

As the first-ever digital-only Watches & Wonders event took place recently, we examine a few of the standout pieces to emerge from among the world’s finest watchmakers

Casio Middle East Dubai

Casio watch inspired by Dubai’s Sheikh Mohammed to aid Emirates Red Crescent

Of the money earned through its sale, 30 per cent was donated to the UAE-based humanitarian organisation

Apple to reopen a few stores, strict safety precautions in place

All visitors will need to undergo a temperature check before entering, and will need to wear a face mask

Watch fairs

Rethinking luxury watch fairs

What will the traditional luxury watch fair, as we know it, look like come 2021?

Land Rover Defender UAE

Al Tayer Motors delivers world’s first Defender retail units to customers in the UAE

It added that the next shipment of the vehicle is expected ‘latest by Q3 2020’

COYA Dubai Iftar

Culinary corner: Home-delivered iftars in Dubai

While restaurants are restricted from accepting many guests onto their premises, a few have decided to take their gourmet food to your home

Volkswagen Middle East

Volkswagen Middle East launches new e-commerce platform in UAE, Saudi Arabia

A Live Chat facility will also allow customers to access an online personal chat with a dealership’s sales representative

Bremont Alt1c -Griffon

British watchmaker Bremont’s new timepiece is inspired by vintage military aircraft

The Bremont ALT1-C Griffon also pays tribute to a family member of the brand’s co-founders

Montblanc MB01 headphones

Montblanc debuts its first-ever headphones

To enter the fiercely competitive audio market, it teamed up with one of the industry’s best audio engineers: Alex Rosson