Mens Luxury Watch of the Month: Orix Bell X1

Orix Fans out there! This is specially for you.

Luxury watch brand Oris has announced the launch of a new timepiece to celebrate a historic moment in aviation’s past.

On 14 May 1947 (You and me were not born yet), the Bell X1 undertook the first ever manned supersonic flight. In doing so it broke the sound barrier and firmly secured a spot in the history books.The new Oris Big Crown X1 is designed to commemorate the event.

A spokesperson for Oris explained: “The Bell X1 pilots undertook their amazing feat in an age before computers and pocket calculators, relying on the specially designed ‘slide rule’ for all engineering calculations. In honour of these pilots, Oris has included a circular version of the slide rule as part of the intrinsic design of the Oris Big Crown X1 Calculator.”

The case of the watch is covered in a PVD coating in a gun metal shade – this is to replicate the colour of the watch’s namesake plane. The luxury watch also has a re-set pusher with an X and a start-stop pusher with a 1 as another nod to the Bell X1 flight.

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Who Wore What: Kadaria Ahmed x Ituen Basi

The May issue of TW Magazine features Kadaria Ahmed, Editor of NEXT Newspapers, decked out in a colourful array of distinctly Ituen Basi accessories. Needless to say, very few designers have the balance of traditional and contemporary down pat like Ituen Basi, whose work ranges from elaborate and intricately detailed frocks to multi-purpose bows.

Kadaria Ahmed won many hearts when she moderated Nigeria's NN24 Vice-Presidential and Presidential debates. She wore Ituen Basi both times, so the choices for her TW cover shouldn't be much of a surprise.

Each piece Kadaria wears is available online courtesy of our friends at My Asho, so your  first or next Ituen Basi purchase is just a few clicks away. Happy shopping here.

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