A dignified name in the world of horology, a Breguet watch is often recognised by its coin-edge case, guilloché dials and blue pomme hands. A watch this grand deserves to be in a setting grander!
It comes as no surprise that the flagship store for Breguet, Singapore has now relocated to a new boutique at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Covering a total space of 1442 sq.ft this is one of the two Breguet stores in Southeast Asia, the other one being in Kuala Lumpur.
Like its classic collection of timepieces, the boutique is both timeless and sophisticated. Bedecked with walnut wood furniture, engraved glass walls, an elliptical drop ceiling and hidden lights; the store provides a soothing environment for clients and watch connoisseurs to admire Breguet’s luxurious watches.
With its usual flair, Breguet marked the occasion by bringing in antique pocket watches from theBreguet museum to the delight of the many watch lovers at the event. The piece de resistance however was the 1905 antique guillochage machine, which will now be a mainstay at the store.
Used in the early 1780 by founder Abraham-Louis Breguet to fit his watches with guilloché silver or gold dials, the technique soon gained the reputation of being an artistic craftsmanship in the world of watch making. Under him, the art form grew and is today associated with any fine specimen of a Breguet watch.
The store opening party, attended by 60 VIP guests, displayed a touch of east meets west. The guests were welcomed by a lion dance accompanied by music played by Ukrainian violinist Orest Smovzh as they gathered at the new space to mark the significant occasion.
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In case you missed it, the super exclusive Breguet x Malaysia Tatler private lunch last year.