Updates in the world of horology for October 2019

In support of the Pink October movement, TAG Heuer Malaysia has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Foundation Malaysia (BCFM) to enable the organisation to continue their breast cancer awareness efforts and improve accessibility of treatment and care at all levels of society. The Swiss watch brand will host special events at its boutiques in The Gardens Mall, Queensbay Mall and Suria KLCC, while 2% of the proceeds from all timepieces sold this month in its boutiques will be donated to the foundation.

Boasting an impressive 120 sqm of retail space, the new boutique presents an elegant facade inspired by core values of the luxury maison. Features worth noting include a new Ink Bar for customers to practice their cursive writing skills using Montblanc’s fine writing instruments, and the Leather Atelier that offers customised embossing services for an assortment of leather goods.

Discovered in Namibia, the Gibeon meteorite chosen for this timepiece presents an intriguing shimmering effect resulting from abstract geometric patterns of the material’s intersecting crystal structure. Limited to only 8 pieces, additional functions of this horological masterpiece include a digital instant monopusher chronograph, hours/minutes, day/night indicator, and the gyrotourbillon.

Revealed during a private event held at Siam Paragon’s Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, guests were able immerse themselves in the brand’s latest novelties that were showcased amidst a 360° underwater setting. The attendees dined on a refined selection of Italian liqueurs and fresh seafood canapés while being entertained by free-diving demonstrations and sleight of hand magic tricks.

The Swiss luxury watch brand’s all-black Ceramic HydroConquest has been pre-selected to compete in the Diver’s watch category of the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG). Water resistant for up to 300m, the timepiece is equipped with a unidirectional rotating bezel, screw-in crown and double security folding clasp. The winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony that takes place on 9 November.

Congratulations are certainly in order for designer and founder of London fashion label A-Cold-Wall Samuel Ross who has been announced as the winner of the fifth Hublot Design Prize. This year’s edition featured six finalists from Switzerland, Ghana, France, Japan, United States and Great Britain. Ross was awarded CHF100,000 for his incredible energy and remarkable collaborative approach to his work.

Held at Tokyo’s National Art Center, the Cartier, Crystallization of Time exhibition is a splendid showcase of the French watchmaker and jeweller’s contemporary creations from the 1970s. Highlights of this unique viewing experience include an opportunity to view rare pieces that have been loaned from private collections from around the world. The exhibition ends 16 December.