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January 25, 2018

Time Honoured

Swiss Watch Gallery highlights a selection of timepieces that truly illustrate the beauty of staying true to one’s heritage while embracing the future.*

Swiss Watch Gallery highlights a selection of timepieces that truly illustrate the beauty of staying true to one’s heritage while embracing the future.

E ngineered for precision, designed with passion and then carefully finished and decorated with classic techniques, a fine watch is a tribute to imagination and creativity. Some of the most extraordinary timepieces today are the result of centuries of watchmaking traditions infused with technology and avant-garde innovations.

As the Lunar New Year draws near, a time for celebrating family and tradition, Swiss Watch Gallery highlights a selection of timepieces that truly illustrate the beauty of staying true to one’s heritage while embracing the future.

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

To mark the Tank’s 100th birthday, Cartier released three new models of this iconic timepiece, which has been favoured by the likes of Mohammad Ali, Yves Saint Laurent, Warren Beatty and Ingrid Bergman. However, it was the purest and most classic of them all that has won the hearts of Cartier fans around the world. If you needed just one classic timepiece, it would be the Cartier Tank Louis Cartier. Available in a small or large, it is encased in 18K pink gold, embellished with a blue sapphire cabochon set in the fluted. The guilloche on the dial lends a lovely backdrop to the signature Roman numeral dial with a silvered finish. It features a semi-matt brown alligator strap with ardillon buckle.

Zenith Star

One of Zenith’s Star watch’s appeal is its retro-chic cushion shape, an elegant house for all manner of masterpieces including tourbillons and moon phases. To celebrate the Manufacture’s 150th anniversary, the new Star watch was born, reduced from its former 37mm size to a smaller, more feminine 33mm, and powered by an ultra-thin movement.

Encased in stainless steel, this timepiece is decorated with gorgeous red, pink and orange flower petals, transferred to the mother-of-pearl background and lined with metal relief work. Rhodium-plated leaf hands mark the hours and minutes while off-centre at 9 o’clock sits the small seconds hand in blued steel. The Elite 681 calibre with 50 hours power reserve can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case-back.

E ngineered for precision, designed with passion and then carefully finished and decorated with classic techniques, a fine watch is a tribute to imagination and creativity. Some of the most extraordinary timepieces today are the result of centuries of watchmaking traditions infused with technology and avant-garde innovations.

As the Lunar New Year draws near, a time for celebrating family and tradition, Swiss Watch Gallery highlights a selection of timepieces that truly illustrate the beauty of staying true to one’s heritage while embracing the future.

Cartier Tank Louis Cartier

To mark the Tank’s 100th birthday, Cartier released three new models of this iconic timepiece, which has been favoured by the likes of Mohammad Ali, Yves Saint Laurent, Warren Beatty and Ingrid Bergman. However, it was the purest and most classic of them all that has won the hearts of Cartier fans around the world. If you needed just one classic timepiece, it would be the Cartier Tank Louis Cartier. Available in a small or large, it is encased in 18K pink gold, embellished with a blue sapphire cabochon set in the fluted. The guilloche on the dial lends a lovely backdrop to the signature Roman numeral dial with a silvered finish. It features a semi-matt brown alligator strap with ardillon buckle.

Zenith Star

One of Zenith’s Star watch’s appeal is its retro-chic cushion shape, an elegant house for all manner of masterpieces including tourbillons and moon phases. To celebrate the Manufacture’s 150th anniversary, the new Star watch was born, reduced from its former 37mm size to a smaller, more feminine 33mm, and powered by an ultra-thin movement.

Encased in stainless steel, this timepiece is decorated with gorgeous red, pink and orange flower petals, transferred to the mother-of-pearl background and lined with metal relief work. Rhodium-plated leaf hands mark the hours and minutes while off-centre at 9 o’clock sits the small seconds hand in blued steel. The Elite 681 calibre with 50 hours power reserve can be viewed through the sapphire crystal case-back.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Limited

In a festive limited edition of only 100 pieces, Graham introduces the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd featuring the pin-up Kelly, a delightful Chinese beauty dressed in a traditional body-hugging Cheongsam and a white Samoyed dog meticulously hand-painted on its blue sun-brushed dial. Featuring the brand’s signature start-stop lever which recalls early stopwatches used by World War 2 flying officers, the timepiece also features the Graham calibre G1747 with up to 48 hours of power reserve, viewable through the see-through sapphire case-back. A hand-sewn calf leather strap provides the finishing touch on this voluptuous 44mm watch.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

You can look forward to this little ritual all week long: winding your Portofino by hand to provide the timepiece with energy for the next eight days. Measuring a sporty 45mm, the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days features a clean, elegant silver-plated dial with a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, a date display at 3 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The indexless balance within the IWC calibre 59210 has a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and, together with the Breguet spring bent into shape in accordance with age-old watchmaking tradition, helps to make the watch exceptionally accurate.

On availability and more details, please contact Swiss Watch Gallery boutiques in Pavilion KL (03 2142 9977); Nu Sentral, KL (03 2276 6372); Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang (04 2189 499); Komtar JBCC (07 3005019).

*As featured first in The Star, Life Inspired dated 28th January 2018.

Graham Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Limited

In a festive limited edition of only 100 pieces, Graham introduces the Chronofighter Vintage Nose Art Ltd featuring the pin-up Kelly, a delightful Chinese beauty dressed in a traditional body-hugging Cheongsam and a white Samoyed dog meticulously hand-painted on its blue sun-brushed dial. Featuring the brand’s signature start-stop lever which recalls early stopwatches used by World War 2 flying officers, the timepiece also features the Graham calibre G1747 with up to 48 hours of power reserve, viewable through the see-through sapphire case-back. A hand-sewn calf leather strap provides the finishing touch on this voluptuous 44mm watch.

IWC Schaffhausen Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days

You can look forward to this little ritual all week long: winding your Portofino by hand to provide the timepiece with energy for the next eight days. Measuring a sporty 45mm, the Portofino Hand-Wound Eight Days features a clean, elegant silver-plated dial with a power reserve indicator at 9 o’clock, a date display at 3 o’clock and a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock. The indexless balance within the IWC calibre 59210 has a frequency of 28,800 beats per hour and, together with the Breguet spring bent into shape in accordance with age-old watchmaking tradition, helps to make the watch exceptionally accurate.

On availability and more details, please contact Swiss Watch Gallery boutiques in Pavilion KL (03 2142 9977); Nu Sentral, KL (03 2276 6372); Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang (04 2189 499); Komtar JBCC (07 3005019).