Atlantis, The Palm team breaks Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin

Atlantis, The Palm team displays the Guinness World Record certificate at the event.
Updated 02 January 2018
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Atlantis, The Palm team breaks Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin

Atlantis, The Palm resort in Dubai teamed up with AmStur, a US luxury caviar company, on New Year’s Eve to break the Guinness World Record for the largest caviar tin.
The 50kg serving of caviar was presented to guests at the resort’s Gala Dinner and smashed the previous world record, which was recorded in 2016, weighing in at 17kg.
The serving was presented to guests in a custom-made, diamond-shaped caviar tin coined “Cleito.”
The 98cm x 74cm tin was created using the finest R16 stainless steel and had special compartments to store frozen ice gel to ensure the appropriate temperature of the deliciously flavorful AmStur Premium Select caviar.
Over 5,000 guests enjoyed the event, snapping pictures with the tin and consuming the 50kg amount over the course of the evening, using custom-engraved mother-of-pearl spoons, produced to commemorate the occasion.
After ensuring the event was verified and the team adhered to the guidelines, the adjudicator said: “It was exciting to see another Guinness World Records title being broken in Dubai — you are officially amazing!”
Serge Zaalof, chief operating officer for Atlantis Resorts & Residences, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed this project we have embarked upon with our esteemed partner, AmStur Caviar, and we are extremely proud to have achieved the impossible with the 50kg tin.
“Our New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner is a very special event in our city to welcome the new year and we were thrilled to share this record-breaking experience with our most valuable and loyal guests.”
Sascha Triemer, vice president for Food & Beverage at the hotel, said: “At Atlantis, The Palm resort, we feel honored for creating amazing experiences and everlasting memories for our guests, and we welcomed this opportunity to introduce the luxury taste of AmStur — The World’s Finest Caviar. By breaking the Guinness World Record, we continue to wow our guests and allow them to experience the unforgettable and seemingly impossible.”
Nicholas Narsavidze, an AmStur Caviar partner, said: “We are very proud to partner with Atlantis, The Palm resort in this unique undertaking, and are extremely excited to introduce our AmStur to the esteemed guests of the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner.”


Expo spotlights luxury watches

Updated 17 April 2018
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Expo spotlights luxury watches

Salon des Grandes Complications was officially inaugurated by Prince Faisal bin Nawaf at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel last week. Taking place for the first time in Jeddah from April 9-12, the four-day fine watchmaking exhibition offered a unique and exclusive social platform for horology enthusiasts in Jeddah to gather.

Revered mechanical masterpieces were displayed, encompassing the newest innovations, historial savoir-faire and inimitable craftsmanship. Visitors were invited to delve into the world of haute horology and get up close and personal with timepieces that are among the best in the world, interacting with watchmakers and designers themselves. 

The event included celebrated traditional maisons and niche independent companies such as Armand Nicolet, Armin Strom, Blancpain, Breguet, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Hysek, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Quinting and Vacheron Constantin, and with the support of retailers Alfardan Jewellery, Abdullah Said Binzagr Jewellery and Watches, Al-Hussaini and Platinum Sands.

On wrapping up in Jeddah, the Salon des Grandes Complications will move to Riyadh’s Al-Faisaliah Hotel from April 16-19.

Participating brands have crafted some of the most complicated and highly valued timepieces ever and have between them an array of international accolades.

Salon des Grandes Complications was first launched in the UAE in 2014 and after much success, has taken place every year since — in 2017 also branching out to Saudi Arabia. 

In January, Saudi Arabia was named the 12th largest export market for Swiss watches by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, clearly showing its significance within the industry not only in the Middle East, but on a global level. In 2017, the Kingdom was the second biggest market in the region for Swiss watch exports, with a total value of CHF325.1 million ($349.4 million).

Salon des Grandes Complications is held with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Saudi Arabia and Visa International.