Highlights of the Horological Fortnight week ending May 3
April 21: Jaeger LeCoultre CEO dinner in Jakarta with Deployant and Time International
Jaeger LeCoultre showed their new collection to collectors in Jakarta on April 21 in a CEO dinner hosted by Daniel Reido in conjunction with Deployant and Time International.
April 22 & 23: The Hour Glass‘s Rebels with a Cause
The Hour Glass has been and is a great supporter of the horological arts especially for the independent watchmakers. These are makers who focus on creating watches that they want to create against commercial demands. Somewhat like the differentiation between a Fine Art practitioner versus a commercial artist. The Fine Art practitioner creates what moves his spirit and pours his soul into his creation. The commercial artist, competent though he may be at his art, creates to meet a commercial demand. Most watchmaking houses are the latter, but the Independents are the former.
Amongst the lean pickings, are the Independents representing the Rebels in this event. The Hour Glass hosted a wonderful dinner event on the 23 April at The Grand Hyatt Singapore. Some 200 guests attended. The latest creations from the three rebels: Max Bussier, Felix Baumgartner and Alessandro Zaneta representing MB&F, Urwerk and De Bethune respectively were showcased. The principals also participated very interesting plenary with an audience question and answer session chaired by The Hour Glass’ Group Managing Director Michael Tay.
This was followed by a cocktail session at L’Atelier by The Hour Glass the next day. This was a more relaxed, informal event, characterized by close camaraderie between the rebel watchmakers and customers who attended.
April 24: Lange shows the SIHH novelties at an afternoon soiree
Lange brought in the novelties of SIHH 2015 and hosted an afternoon soiree at their boutique in Ion. All the novelties made their appearance, including the magnificent Zeitwerk Minute Repeater which we reviewed here.
That’s a wrap folks. More in a fortnight. Stay tuned.