An assemblage of the most exquisite 100 complications from 24 distinguished luxury watch brands
Malaysia’s leading watch specialist, Sincere Fine Watches, recently launched an unprecedented exhibition showcasing 100 Complications on the evening of 28th October. The success of the world’s first ever 100 Tourbillons Exhibition in 2014 inspired Sincere Fine Watches to begin a tradition of amassing and showcasing a hundred exceptional timepieces in one location.
This year, Sincere Fine Watches embarks on an endeavour themed ‘A Discovery of Horological Treasures’ at its flagship boutique in Suria KLCC, and will feature a unique display from some of the most remarkable and established watch manufacturers such as A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Franck Muller, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin, as well as independent watch brands such as Arnold & Son, Cabestan, Ferdinand Berthoud, Greubel Forsey, Christophe Claret and CVSTOS.
In conjunction with the grand opening of 100 Complications Exhibition, an exclusive cocktail party was hosted by Dr. Pollyanna Chu - Chairman and Executive Director, Sincere Watch (Hong Kong) Limited & Director, Sincere Watch Limited at the boutique where approximately 200 prestigious guests, connoisseurs of haute horlogerie and brand partners gathered to admire the brilliant showcases. At attendance as a dear friend of Sincere Fine Watches was famed Hong Kong actor, Simon Yam along with local personalities such as Wong Chui Ling, Phirence Tan, Lucas Lau and Dennis Lau.
“As a watch connoisseur, friend and enthusiast of the brand, I’m truly excited to have the opportunity to be a part of this wondrous exhibition. Being able to see 100 of these timepieces in one place is a rare occasion that I did not want to miss. Whenever the opportunity arises, I make it a point to attend a Sincere event as I believe they represent amazing renowned brands,” said Mr. Simon Yam.
That evening, the lush boutique was filled with 100 Complications representing the highest echelons of haute horlogerie through three distinct categories. Inspired by the aesthetic, mechanics and allure of these timepieces, the categories were dubbed Illusionists for the fusée & chain and escapements; Mavericks for groundbreaking movements that continue to challenge traditional watchmaking and conventional timekeeping and finally Virtuosos for the minute repeaters – where brands bring their own distinctive chime to their creations.
The highlight of the exhibition lies at the center of the boutique where the exhibition area – an immersive mirror maze – draws inspiration from the essence of horological complications being intricate and labyrinthine. At the entrance of the exhibition, videos from each participating brand’s ‘highlight’ Complication provides guests with the story and craftsmanship behind each timepiece.
“We are proud and excited to be able to host the 100 Complications Exhibition here in Kuala Lumpur. Our sincerest appreciation goes out to our watch partners, media and valued guests for taking the time to join us today as we celebrate our successful horological journey by paying tribute to ground-breaking complications that continues to fascinate and inspire watchmakers and collectors alike. By gathering some of the world’s intricate Complications in one place, we hope to make the art of horology more accessible to the public and hopefully inspiring and cultivating an appreciation for watchmaking amongst the public,” commented Mr Kingston Chu, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Sincere Watch Limited.
Attendees were entertained by Malaysia’s renowned and award winning dancer, Suhaili Micheline and her partner Kenny Shim, over premium Veuve Clicquot champagne, Hennessy XO and premium canapés by Chef James Won of Enfin. Ardent discussions ensued amongst collectors and watchmakers who were enthralled to view such an extensive range of complications from various distinguish names in the horological world.
The 100 Complications Exhibition is open to public till 31st December, 2016 at Sincere Fine Watches, Suria KLCC. For further enquiries, please call the boutique at +603 – 2166 2181.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE • ANGELUS • ARNOLD & SON • AUDEMARS PIGUET • BELL & ROSS • BREGUET • BREITLING • BVLGARI • CABESTAN • CHOPARD • CHRISTOPHE CLARET • CORUM • CVSTOS • FRANCK MULLER • FERDINAND BERTHOUD • GREUBEL FORSEY • JAEGER-LECOULTRE • MAURICE LACROIX • MCT • MONTBLANC • ROGER DUBUIS • TAG HEUER • VACHERON CONSTANTIN • ZENITH