Watch amassing shouldn’t be solely about shopping for watches, but in addition about neighborhood and discovering areas to take pleasure in your watches, and people of your mates. That is hardly a brand new phenomenon, pushed by market realities, and Honest Positive Watches has been offering simply such an area for collectors and their associates since 2005 at Honest Haute Horlogerie (SHH) idea retailer within the Hilton (now Voco). A brand new chapter started lately with the opening of a brand new SHH devoted house and idea retailer at Marina Bay Sands. This represents a brand new starting for SHH, as a result of it’s now branded as such.
Honest Positive Watches CEO Ong Ban tells us that the re-branding was a sensible matter as SHH is solely simpler on the tongue, or “a mouthful,” as he put it. He defined additional that the brand new brand for SHH, designed by Theseus Chan of Work Pte Ltd, is predicated on the look of a mechanical watch as seen via the caseback. The thought for this got here from Honest Watch Restricted Normal Supervisor Kate Lim Hui Ying. We can be bringing you the interview with Ong Ban quickly, however first, an introduction about what SHH is.
The name-change might be for one of the best because the unbiased watchmakers unique to SHH themselves sport tongue-twisting names akin to Czapek & Cie and Louis Moinet. These two manufacturers are literally completely with SHH, together with a mixture of manufacturers, a few of which have been with SHH for a while. These are Angelus, Armin Strom, Arnold and Son, Chopard L.U.C, Corum, Cvstos, Ferdinand Berthoud, Greubel Forsey, Grönefeld, H. Moser & Cie., HYT, Jacob & Co., Lang & Heyne, Laurent Ferrier, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, and Parmigiani Fleurier. The 19 manufacturers share a formidable and fairly democratic house that features a VIP space with its personal bar. Inside Designer Peter Tay designed the entire thing, with an eye fixed in the direction of making it really feel a little bit like a museum, moderately than a typical watch retailer.
On the official launch of the SHH house, Honest Positive Watches revealed three unique SHH timepieces from Lang & Heyne, Greubel Forsey and Laurent Ferrier. These are the Laurent Ferrier Traditional Origin, restricted to 10 items, the Lang & Heyne Georg, restricted to 12 items, and the Greubel Forsey Double Balancier Convexe, restricted to 6 items. The Double Balancier Convexe is wearing never-before-seen purple hues, together with the guidelines of the hour and minute fingers, the operating seconds subdial, and the whole baseplate, moreover the rubber strap. With the Traditional Origin, Laurent Ferrier is presenting a singular opaline inexperienced dial with numerals in deep forest inexperienced. Lang & Heyne goes with a singular ceramic dial atop a royal blue givree-finished silvered baseplate. This dial provides modern flavour to what’s in any other case a really fantastic classical work of horological finesse.
We conclude for now with Ong’s personal phrases from the press launch on the launch of the SHH: “As a premier watch specialist, we perceive effectively the artwork of fine-watchmaking since it’s one thing that’s deeply entrenched in our DNA. Due to this, we’re proud to unveil the idea of SHH to look at collectors, since it’s the highest expression of watch retail appropriately and as what we now have at all times aspired to. With this new boutique idea, we hope to ship to the delicate watch collector, a fair larger degree of enjoyment for the craft, ardour and creativity of unbiased watchmaking.
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