Against the backdrop of Ipoh’s cityscape, combined with dimmed lighting,The Deck, a rooftop oasis in the Weil Hotel, was transformed into an enchanting venue for approximately 70 hand-picked watch connoisseurs and aficionados to mix and mingle. As champagne flowed continuously, and canapes were nibbled, guests were treated to the unbounded creativity of watch maker par excellence, Franck Muller.
Running on the theme “Facets of Jewelry”, the Franck Muller horology showcase was organised by Sincere Fine Watches, Singapore’s oldest and most established name in luxury watch retail and hosted by special host, Dato’ Foo Mei Yen.
The evening of glamour and glitterati was accompanied with melodically smooth trance sets spinned by Ipoh-born DJ Darling Sabrina, one of the finalists in the Pioneer DJ Battle 2011 and Astro Spin Master 2010.
Explaining the story behind the collection was Gary Chow, the deputy general manager of Sincere, who told Ipoh Echo that the exclusive evening will see a new model, Vanguard Lady, being unveiled for the first time in Malaysia. “The Vanguard for gents was created last year. This year in Geneva, the Vanguard Lady was launched. It arrived in Singapore last month. For Malaysia, the watch arrived two days ago and we brought it to Ipoh to be launched.”
While the Vanguard architecture remains true to its original design, the sporty yet glamorous Vanguard Lady is completed by the iconic rubber and leather strap with feminine colour stitches and the winding crown adding the finishing touch.
Ipoh Echo also caught up with Dato’ Foo Mei Yen who was radiating opulence and glamour sporting a 7502qz Curvex Relief worth RM112,931. “I think it’s very elegant, unlike any other ordinary watch,” she disclosed proudly.
Besides the Vanguard Lady, the list of ingenious creations on display included the Crazy Hours, which is the most celebrated invention to-date having an unusual display of numerals in a jumping mechanism, the Vanguard, with futuristic and sporty aesthetics, the Double Mystery, with hands-free hours and minutes and the Sunrise, with the subtle delicacy of the mother-of-pearl dial.
“To construct a mother-of-pearl dial watch is a technical feat, as it is a brittle substance. Plus, on top of this enchanting material are diamonds,” Jimmy Wong, the supervisor of Sincere Pavilion KL, elaborated on the Sunrise series to Ipoh Echo.
And this symbolic timepiece had captured the attention of 57-year-old Jasmine Lee who purchased a Long Island Sunrise and the proud owner had this to say on her first Franck Muller, “It has a very beautiful design, unique shape and it fits my wrists very well.”
Guests at the function included Caroline Wong, Dato Wenddi Anne, Lee Nyit Fee, Joanne Liew, Mrs CJ Liu, Mr and Mrs Lim Thou Lai.
The Franck Muller collections are already available in all Sincere branches in Malaysia.
Interested readers could also check out the Franck Muller Application available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store.