In celebrating the recent Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix fever, Valiram Group in partnership with Petronas and Mercedes AMG hosted and treated guests and stakeholders to an exclusive dinner with a special appearance by Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
The evening, set in the Symphony Lake Suite overlooking the KLCC fountain and skyline saw an attendance of about 150 guests and selected media where they were given the opportunity to view the latest TUMI Spring Summer 2015 and IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur collection through a special fashion showcase and display.
The evening was made special with the attendance of guest-stars, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. During dinner, the drivers were invited on stage to share their experiences and winning formula which ended with an exciting photography and mingling session with selected guests that evening.
Hamilton wore the IWC Classic Big Pilot watch featuring the largest automatic movement ever made by IWC Schaffhausen, uniting some of watchmaking’s greatest achievements. Additionally, Rosberg was seen wearing the IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition “Expedition Charles Darwin” in bronze during the night’s event. The watch is complete with a 30-bar water resistance. This unique IWC’s classic Aquatimer is the first example of bronze being used in the Swiss marque’s timepieces.
IWC Schaffhausen together with the racers have developed two special edition watches, namely the Ingenieur Chronograph Edition “Lewis Hamilton” and “Nico Rosberg.” Both editions are each limited to 250 pieces and individually designed by Hamilton and Rosberg featuring a titanium casing and a medallion of carbon fibre from one of the Silver Arrows car raced by the Mercedes AMG Petronas Team, set into the back of the watch, along with the personal logo of each respective driver.
TUMI, the Official sponsor to Nico Rosberg of the Mercedes AMG Petronas driving team, premiered its Spring/Summer 2015 collection at the star-studded event. Mercedes AMG Petronas and TUMI share a strong passion of being founded upon the same key principle of design excellence, outstanding technological innovation and superior functionality.
The fashion show featured the TUMI Tegra-Lite®, Alpha 2 and Voyageur collections which showcased an array of colours and design inspired by the beautiful island of Hawaii. The Alpha 2, with its signature ballistic fabric and the Tegra Lite, with a combination of Tegris and a PP center layer make up the core collection resulting in improved strength, performance and impact resistance – creating a powerful synergy that expresses the shared dedication for outstanding performance of TUMI and Mercedes AMG Petronas team.
Ashvin Valiram, Executive Director of Valiram said, “We are extremely proud to see both, TUMI and IWC Schaffhausen in alliance with Petronas Formula One. The union forms an interactive platform with the opportunity to explore cutting-edge mechanics in craftsmanship and technology while staying true to its heritage. It was also an experiential night for our customers as they got to meet Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg up close and personal.”
To end the night, guests were treated to an exclusive performance by Malaysia’s Jazz Queen, Dato’ Sheila Majid. The delectable dinner was served by Mandarin Oriental, who curated a special menu for the exclusive event.