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Author Archives: Danny Tam
Last week I was invited by Luxury Concepts to a presentation by Laurent Lecamp, Managing Director of Cyrus Watches. The preview session, held at the Khronos Boutique – Starhill Gallery, was very enlightening with an artful presentation by Laurent and … Continue reading
Ennebi is an Italian company located in Florence, specializing in mechanical watches and precision instruments. It was founded in 2004 by Alessandro Bettarini and Luciano Nincheri, with the intention of preserving the Florentine watch making tradition which suffered a setback … Continue reading
Rolex has been known to move at a glacial pace when it comes to upgrading their sports models. This is especially true over the past few years as they gradually introduced new upgraded/improved versions of their ever popular sports models … Continue reading
Introduction: In 2010 Tag Heuer celebrated the 150th anniversary of its founding by releasing a new in-house manufactured chronograph movement called Caliber 1887. It was first officially announced to great fanfare at Basel World 2010. The design of the Caliber … Continue reading
A bunch of Malaysia Watch Forum members (including yours truly) attended the Grand Opening of the new Tag Heuer Boutique at KLCC on 10th March 2011. It was an important PR event for Tag Heuer graced by the attendance of … Continue reading
Chinese New Year is here again. Here’s wishing everyone a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year.
Malaysia Watch Forum recently celebrated their 2nd Anniversary with a GTG. A total of 21 enthusiastic members attended the event held at Hotel Equatorial in Kuala Lumpur. Below are some highlights from the night and more pictures can be found … Continue reading
On Monday, 13th December, Abel (fellow Malaysia Watch Forum member) and I had the good fortune to meet with renowned independent watch maker, Peter Speake-Marin (Thanks to Abel for making the arrangement). The meeting took place at Khronos Unique Horlogerie Boutique (Adorn Floor, Starhill Gallery). Khronos, which is part of Luxury Concepts, is representing the Speake-Marin brand in Malaysia.
Despite his extremely tight schedule (He was due to fly off later that evening) Peter was really kind to share his passion for watchmaking and his insights into the watchmaking industry. He also took the time to walk us through some of the very unique and exclusive timepieces that he had brought for “A Journey Through Time IV”.
We also learnt that one of his latest creations, the Marine 2 “Thalassa” received the YTL Spirit of Classical Art Award during the event finale. A big congratulations to Peter Speake-Marin. Continue reading
Prometheus Watch Company, a boutique manufacturer based in Portugal, was founded by Carlos Carvalho in 2008. Mr. Carvalho is a watch enthusiast who decided to turn his passion into a business venture, much to our delight. In Greek mythology Prometheus was the Titan who brought mankind out of the stone age by stealing fire from the Greek Gods and giving it to us mortals. Similarly Prometheus, the watch company, has used its diligence and ingenuity to design, engineer and build Swiss made watches of uncompromising quality and made it available to the market at very affordable price levels. Mr. Carvalho has brought Swiss made watches out of the realms of the Horological Gods and placed them within reach of us everyday watch enthusiasts.
Prometheus watches are made in the Swiss Jura mountains, the traditional home of the Swiss watch making industry. Being based in Portugal, Mr. Carvalho communicated with his Swiss suppliers and manufacturers using the internet. He has also harnessed web based forum technology to constantly communicate with his customers, soliciting valuable input and feedback to improve on Prometheus’s product offering. In fact the successful Ocean Diver collection is a direct result of a design competition sponsored by Prometheus on Watchuseek Forum. It is this unique blend of savvy internet marketing and fiery passion that has differentiated Mr. Carvalho’s Prometheus brand from the many other small independent watch brands which have sprung up in the past few years. Prometheus watches are truly designed by collectors for collectors. Continue reading