Highlights of Horological Events of the Fortnight ending September 6, 2015
Our Highlights of Horological Events of the Fortnight report features an exhibition by Panerai, a Novelty launch by IWC and a Global product launch by Urwerk.
Panerai History and Legend Exhibition: Opening Cocktail August 26
Panerai’s “History and Legend” Exhibition opened on August 26 and ran till September 6. A pop-up exhibition unit was installed at the entrance to Orchard Ion and showcased some of the history of the brand. A watchmaker was on hand to explain the details of the watches, and also making its appearance for the first time in Singapore was the “Siluro a Lenta Corsa”, the torpedo which inspired the origins of the Panerai designs.
IWC pre-Watches & Wonders: Unveils new Portofino Hand-wound Monopusher Chronograph in Hong Kong August 26
We attended the unveiling of the pre-Watches and Wonders novelty: the Portofino Hand-wound Monopusher Chronograph. The exclusive event was attended by only a handful of carefully selected press, specially flown into Hong Kong to attend. IWC CEO Georges Kern was at hand to unveil the novelty and to explain the directions in which he is taking the watchmaking powerhouse. We will publish the one-on-one conversation just before Watches & Wonders. Stay tuned to eavesdrop.
Worldwide announcement of the Urwerk UR106 Lotus September 2
Urwerk chose to unveil their first ever ladies collection in Singapore with a series of events, including a special event, organized by The Hour Glass with Singapore Tatler. The lunch at Iggy’s was attended by some 40 lady collectors. We carried the Press Release for the novelties here, and a live hands-on review of the Urwerk UR106 Lotus here.