Buy in luxe
Reinvigorating the boutique scene here in Singapore
if you planto FORK OUT your bonus on that timepiece you’ve been eyeing the whole year, chances are you’d want to do it in style (and as discreetly away from your wife as possible). This year, several luxury watch brands in Singapore have either opened up more stores or undergone a refurbishing of sorts, giving you that very chance.
The re-opening of Audemars Piguet’s flagship boutique at Liat Towers sees the brand include new luxury services such as a full service bar and a lounge that lets clients relax with an espresso or a glass of champagne.
If you (crazily) intend to convince your wife to follow you, swaying her with the architectural calibre of the boutique might be a good way. The three-storey high façade sees long wooden slats that are meant to resemble the trees found in the Vallée de Joux of Switzerland.
Hublot added to the excitement this year as well with the refreshing of its very first stand-alone boutique in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. Celebrating the brand’s lead in the field of material engineering, the façade outside the boutique now sees a steely mesh that stands out among the other stores.
Very much in line with the brand’s large timepieces, Franck Muller announced the opening of a brand new boutique, known as the ‘House of Franck Muller’ at Isetan, Wisma Atria. The new 2,399 square feet boutique was designed to allow guests to select their timepieces in complete comfort and privacy.
Size was on Patek Philippe’s mind as well when it celebrated the opening of the most spacious Patek Philippe Boutique in Southeast Asia at Ion Orchard. The coolest part? A secret entrance for VIP s that leads to a private room for discreet purchases.