Swatch launches Spring-Summer 2018 collection

Designs from the Spring-Summer 2018 collection
Updated 16 December 2017
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Swatch launches Spring-Summer 2018 collection

Swatch has introduced its Spring-Summer 2018 collection, which dives into the Swiss watchmaker’s DNA. Spring and summer are all about the outdoors, and Swatch takes the party from the garden to the street before heading to the beach. Created with a glance at the past, the brand’s newest styles reinterpret its design icons with inspiration from the latest trends.
Swatch released the following guide on the three themes of the collection:
Brit-in: At a fantasy picnic, floral patterns are in full bloom, exotic frill meets daringly dashing and 5 o’clock calls for tea. The Brit-in collection takes the best quintessential elements of British culture and recreates them with modish motifs and a little tongue-in-cheek humor that is understood around the world. Keep calm and wear Swatch!
The Swatch Vibe: The Swatch Vibe reflects the sportive and colorful side of Swatch. Flashing neon signs light up the night but the watches in The Glow Vibe collection are the real stars with fluorescent straps, energetic glow-in-the-dark details and powerful 3D structures. Combining athletic styles with uplifting everyday looks, this collection is buzzing with energy and ready to go. The X-Vibe looks back at iconic Swatch models, with bold colors and a statement X on the dial.
Mediterranean Views: Setting the scene for summer with easy, breezy looks inspired by the place where the Mediterranean meets the sky, Mediterranean Views is a collection fluent in the language of stripes. Ship-shape nautical designs inspire marine dreams in the shade and in all shades of blue. Sizzling from beach house to beach towel, this bubbly collection celebrates dolce vita and luxuriously lazy days by the sea.
“The energetic, eclectic Spring-Summer 2018 collection is a call to live in the moment, to be authentic and to embrace things that shatter monotony. From Brit-in to Mediterranean Views, this collection proves that every cool lifestyle can be Swatch-y,” the watchmaker said in a press release.


Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Stunt driver Terry Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb.
Updated 19 July 2018
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Land Rover, Terry Grant smash world record

Land Rover and international stunt driver Terry Grant smashed a world record at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a two-wheel speed run in the new Range Rover Sport SVR. Grant’s 2:24.5 run up the famous hillclimb broke Grant’s old record for a mile traveled in a car on two wheels, set in 2011, by more than 30 seconds.
Grant flipped the Range Rover Sport SVR up on to two wheels with the use of a ramp, before hitting speeds of up 60mph on Goodwood’s famous hillclimb as he set the new Guinness World Record time.
Grant snatched the record in a dramatic last gasp attempt on Sunday afternoon, having attempted four runs earlier in the weekend, none of which Grant managed to complete.
The Range Rover Sport SVR is a 575hp performance SUV, capable of 0-60mph in 4.3 seconds and a top speed of 174mph — with four wheels on the road, at least. The Range Rover Sport only required one modification for the world record run, a tweak to its differential to allow the car to deliver more power to the two wheels on the ground — both of which were pumped up to 90PSI.
Grant is a multiple world-record holder, with 25 Guinness World Records already to his name, and with this latest record, Grant has bested a 2:55 run that he himself set at Goodwood in 2011.
Stunt driver Grant said: “It really shouldn’t be underestimated how difficult a two-wheeled speed run like this is; you are always fighting to keep the car balanced right on the edge, as it tries to tip either one way or the other. You need to be conscious of everything, from the camber of the road to the strength of the wind. Thankfully, conditions were excellent and the Range Rover Sport SVR was the perfect precision tool for the job.”
The world record was not the only amazing Land Rover moment of the Festival of Speed, as 70 historic and important Land Rovers took to the hill in what was the largest batch of cars to ever tackle the famous route in one go. From 1948 to 2018, the parade of cars celebrated 70 years of one of Britain’s most iconic automotive brands.