Ferrari customers and prospective owners in Qatar were treated to a unique experience by Alfardan Sports Motors, the official importer of Ferrari in Qatar, as a unique parade celeberating the Prancing Horse heritage was organized last week.

The participating Ferraristi started their eventful day by gathering at the Alfardan Sports Motors Ferrari Showroom in Doha, before heading on the thrilling drive to the Letbelah, experiencing the unique symphony of over 25 roaring Ferrari engines for just over an hour on the road to Letbelah’s renowned car museum.

The museum owned by Mr.Omar Al Fardan, president & CEO at Alfardan Group,possess some of the Ferrari brand’s most storied models, such as the Ferrari F40, Ferrari F50 and the Ferrari Enzo. The guests were taken on a Ferrari tour tailored specifically for the event covering the models’ product lines and history, before being treated for dinner at the location.

#Ferrari #AlfardanSportsMotors #Qatar

TIG/m, Manufacturing firm of Msheireb Downtown Doha Tram, Receives Prominent Awards Global Light Rail Awards 2020

MDD Tram celebrates the transport of 100,000 passengers

California tram company, TIG/m, LLC, the innovative engineering and manufacturing firm of Msheireb Downtown Doha tram, won the “Manufacturer of the Year”, “Environmental and Sustainability Initiative”, and “Highly Commended in the Category of Customer Initiative” at the Global Light Rail Awards 2020.

Eng. Ali Al Kuwari, Acting CEO, Msheireb Properties stated: “Congratulations to TIG/m, LLC for the great achievement. The tram at Msheireb Downtown Doha has been a great added value service to our city, offering a friendly environment means of transportation within our premises. The award reiterates our right selection to TIG/m, which proved their high capabilities in bringing in this solution”.

Since December 30, 2019, MDD Tram has transported 100,000 passengers within the city, taking visitors around the central hubs from Msheireb Museums station to Al Kahraba Street, Sikkat Al wadi back to the Heritage Quarter.

The MDD Tram is part of the sustainability practices adopted by Msheireb Properties to secure safe, practical, environment-friendly transportation for families, tourists, visitors and residents. Sustainability is central to Msheireb Downtown Doha, and the adoption of the latest, cutting-edge technology enables conservation of natural resources and quality of design.

At the Global Light Rail Awards (GLRA), now in its 14th year, and well-known as the industry’s Oscars, the judging panel evaluated submissions in 16 categories. TIG/m President Brad Read accepted the awards on behalf of the company, noting that “this was one of the toughest years yet to choose the winners. It is fantastic to see such expertise as we all look to bring down costs, improve safety and sustainability, and deliver the best possible passenger experience.”

Over 950 entrees were made to the GLRA awards this year and the winning results generate a great deal of interest from the international transit community. The event organized by Mainspring and supported by industry publication Tramways & Urban Transit. In the “Manufacturer of the Year” category TIG/m prevailed over two other shortlisted contenders; industry heavyweights, CAF and Stadler Rail.

TIG/m, LLC is an innovative engineering and manufacturing firm supplying self-powered trams, tramway infrastructure, and tram system services to projects in various parts of the world including North America, South America, and Asia. Their mission to reduce the environmental impacts and costs of urban rail transportation has resulted in technologically groundbreaking street railways systems that operate independent of any need for distributed power infrastructure such as overhead wires.

TIG/m was founded in 2005 by the merger of an engineering firm with a manufacturing company and dedicated all of its efforts to developing a new kind of urban electric rail car that could operate without overhead wire, carrying all of the power for a full day of passenger service aboard each car. Since that time, they have installed systems that do just that in the U.S., Aruba and Qatar, and now they are weeks away from beginning a large new project in Riverside, California.

#TIGm #ProminentAwardsGlobalLightRailAwards #Msheireb #Doha #Tram

As the snow starts to fall over the Swiss village of La Côte-aux-Fées, Piaget’s manufacture will soon be covered in a thick white blanket. From the workshop’s windows overlooking this winter wonderland, Piaget’s watchmakers and jewellers marvel at the beauty of the snowflakes as they fall, each one unique, like the diamonds that adorn the Maison’s timepieces and jewellery. Piaget’s artisans are busy preparing for the holiday season with an array of extraordinary creations imbued with sparkle, joy, and happiness.


Possession has always been a companion that inspires its owners to take control of their lives and make their dreams come true. With every spin, twist or turn, this beautiful talisman releases its magic to bring luck and happiness to its owner. Joining the Possession timepieces, the Maison is unveiling a selection of Possession jewellery creations that all playfully “Turn for Extraordinary”. From rings to bangles and sliding pendants, they are all unique like snowflakes.


This medium-sized, 18-carat rose gold Possession Open Ring features a diamond-paved turning band on each end and two rose gold diamond-paved half-spheres, comprising a total of 104 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.53 ct).


Piaget presents two timepieces for this holiday season with not one but two rows of sparkling diamonds on the external turning ring. Adorned with natural white mother-of-pearl dials and diamond indexes, these precious timepieces reflect the light in all directions in a dance resembling sunlight on powdery snow. The timepieces come in 18-carat rose gold cases available in two sizes – 29mm and 34mm. The 29mm version is set with 173 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.62 cts), while the 34mm model is enriched with 192 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.20 cts). Both include a half-moon set diamond and are fitted with practical interchangeable navy- blue alligator straps with 18-carat rose gold pin buckles.


This stylish new Possession Sliding Pendant comes with a chain and a sliding paved motif that is circled by a diamond-set turning band and a total of five 18-carat rose gold beads on the end of the chains. A total of 55 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.68 ct) make this elegant piece of jewellery a delight to behold and a pleasure to play with.


Piaget’s Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is manufactured in the winter landscapes of La Côte-aux-Fées where the Maison’s watchmakers find the quiet and calm to concentrate on this very special ultra-thin 910P manufacture self-winding movement. They completely reimagined the construction of this timepiece, directly integrating the movement into the case back and replacing the traditional micro-rotor with an eye-catching blue PVD-coated 22-carat gold peripheral rotor, achieving record-breaking thinness and utmost elegance. The timepiece comes in a 41mm 18-carat white gold case set with 90 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.58 ct) and an elegant dark blue dial.


Piaget’s Possession Twisted Open Bangle makes a bold double tour around the wrist in 18-carat rose gold with a diamond-paved band on each end, totalling 30 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.42 ct).


For the Altiplano Diamond Paved 35mm & 40mm timepieces, Piaget’s jewellers have found inspiration in the fields of snow around La Côte-aux-Fées with a bed of glittering diamonds that expand across the dial and case of each timepiece. Housed in 18-carat gold cases, the 35mm version is powered by the ultra-thin, 501P self-winding manufacture movement, and is adorned with 532 brilliant-cut diamonds on the dial (approx. 1.81 cts) and 68 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case (approx. 0.61 ct), while the 40mm model is fitted with Piaget’s ultra-thin 1200P self-winding movement and is paved with 630 brilliant-cut diamonds on the dial (approx. 2.54 cts) and 72 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case (approx. 1.00 ct).


The Piaget Rose is best-known as one of Piaget’s jewellery collections, but it is also the name of an award-winning flower named after Yves Piaget. This glorious rose can range in colour from light pink to a vibrant fuchsia and is appreciated for its large bloom with 80 layers of petals and its magnificent fragrance that features hints of citrus.


18-carat white gold Piaget Rose necklace with a double chain adorned with diamonds and four chains suspended from the rose. The necklace is enhanced with 170 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.88 cts), and six marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.91 ct). To accompany this necklace, the Maison is presenting a delightful pair of Piaget Rose earrings, also in white gold and adorned with 282 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.48 cts).


Piaget Rose earrings in white gold and adorned with 282 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.48 cts).


Even if daylight hours are shorter in La Côte-aux-Fées in the wintertime, when the sun is at its zenith, thousands of sunny glitters dance across the pure white plains, like the gems of the Piaget’s Sunlight’s new creations.


18-carat white gold Piaget Sunlight Drop Earrings that can be worn in three different ways – short, or with the longer part, or even asymmetrical. The set has a total of eight brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.67 ct.) and 22 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 2.51 cts).


18-carat white gold necklace with a chain that is ray-set with 18 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.51 cts) and 36 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 4.13 cts)


18K white gold necklace with a fully-paved sun pendant reflects the light with a gorgeous snow-setting of 159 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.73 cts).


Piaget Sunlight Drop earrings also dazzle with their 30 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.78 cts) that can be worn in three different ways – short, with the longer part, or even


A Piaget Sunlight diamond necklace with 54 brilliant-cut diamonds in a ray setting (approx. 4.97 cts) fans out around the neck,

What better way to celebrate the Holiday Season than with one of the many extraordinary creations from Piaget? The Maison’s artisans have captured all the magic of La Côte-aux- Fées’ winter wonderland.

#Piaget #HolidaySeason

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