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.


Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

Updated 21 January 2019
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Regional authorities offer free training at HVACR Expo

The region’s largest dedicated HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) business event will host specialists from Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO), GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) and Saudi Council of Engineers (SCE) among other credible entities.
Set to shed light on the latest efficiency guidelines in the HVACR industry, these authorities will feature a free and certified training agenda at the HVACR Expo Saudi from Jan. 28-30 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center (RICEC).
Zayed Mohsen Albagami, deputy director of energy efficiency, SASO, said: “It is important for SASO and for the Kingdom as a whole to support and enhance Saudi Vision 2030 at this time.”
He added: “The role of SASO toward this goal is to help the manufacturer himself adopt a sustainable approach. We implement this through a variety of initiatives, whether it be the issuance of new standards on energy efficiency, raising awareness in the media or finally by holding workshops — as we will do at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019.”
In line with the 2030 initiative, the Saudi government has enacted SASO regulations 2663 and 2874, which improve the efficiency level of all air conditioning equipment. They have also introduced a district cooling framework for new developments exceeding 15,000 tons.
Basem Salameh, conformity specialist at GSO, said: “The GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) aims to harmonize standardization activities among the GCC member states to facilitate both international and intra-trade, and to remove technical barriers for economic operators.”
Along with presentations by SASO, GSO and SCE, the workshop agenda at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019 will include training sessions from industry leaders Carrier, Samsung Electronics, Midea RAC, Al-Salem Johnson Controls, and Shaker Group (LG) to name but a few.
Abdul Rouf Pandith, senior mechanical engineer at KEO International Consultants and speaker at the event, said: “By inviting and bringing together government stakeholders, policy and decision-makers, and leaders from the utility sector across the country, HVACR Expo Saudi can mark a new era in the cooling sector.”
Roni El-Haddad, event director of HVACR Expo 2019, said: “We are extremely honored to welcome SASO, GSO and SCE on board at HVACR Expo Saudi 2019. While the Kingdom is coming together to fulfill the objectives laid out by Saudi Vision 2030, the time is now to bring these authorities on-board and to work with them to ensure that HVACR professionals can achieve the highest standards within their field.”
HVACR Expo Saudi will also bring together more than 85 of the industry’s heavyweights to showcase innovative industry solutions and products at the event. Countries represented will include Turkey, China, the US, France, Italy, the UAE, Singapore, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and more.