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Art July 29, 2012 00:00

By The Nation on Sunday

The Olympics take a licking


Thailand’s House of Stamps has imported collectable stamps and coins in commemoration of the London Olympics.
The stamps are produced by the Royal Mail and feature athletes alongside landmarks like the Tower Bridge and the London Eye Ferris wheel.
The British postal service will also issue a stamp honouring every member of the British team who wins a gold medal, and promises to have them on sale within 24 hours of the athletes’ victories.
Meanwhile, the Royal Mint has produced an Olympic coin featuring Queen Elizabeth II on the front. The reverse has landmarks like the Buckingham Palace and Big Ben with icons for the Olympic sports.
For more information, call (02) 652 2220, (02) 652 1064-7 or look for Facebook for House of Stamps.
Thailand keeps ticking
The limited-edition Zenith Pilot Big Date Thailand from the Swiss watch brand is on sale at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo from Tuesday through August 19. Only 20 such watches have been made, based on Zenith’s original 1960 pilot chronograph. 
The watch features a 42mm stainless-steel case with mirrored, satin-brushed surface, a black dial rich with classical appeal, and legibility enhanced by turquoise second hand and date numerals at six o’clock. This turquoise accent continues on the name “Thailand” inscribed under the date windows and the stitching of the alligator strap.
Balanced design of the sub-dial at nine o’clock allows for continuous seconds display and another sub-dial at three o’clock is the 30-minute counter. The black ruthenium hands are coated with Super-luminova for optimal legibility. The back of the watch is inscribed “Thailand Special Edition” surrounding the high-precision El Primero Caliber 4010.
Ladies’ leaping for Seiko
Russian long jumper Darya Klishina is the new face of Seiko’s sport watches for ladies, also available at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo.
The runner-up in the IAAF World Youth Championships lends her energy and vibrancy to the new Sportura for Women collection. 
Unveiled at Baselworld in Switzerland this year, the watches have a face of ceramic bezel and straps of steel or leather. The dial combines mother-of-pearl with eight diamonds.