In the past few months, you might have been receiving news of watch brand after watch brand releasing a commemorative timepiece to mark the 40th birthday of homegrown luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass. The roll call of brands features the retailer’s longstanding partners and influential industry players like Audemars Piguet, Chopard, De Bethune, Franck Muller, MB&F, Urwerk, Ulysse Nardin, Nomos Glashutte, Sinn, Tag Heuer and Longines. Now, you can shop for these limited edition collections as part of the two month-long exhibition titled ‘Then Now Beyond’ that runs from now till Jan 31 at the Malmaison by The Hour Glass flagship in Orchard Road.
Visitors who swing by will notice that the second floor of the store sports a futuristic look with sleek metal surfaces, aluminium and brass bars as well as a lightscape mimicking the stars. The intergalactic scenography is the work of renowned Milan-based design outfit JoAnn Tan Studio who was inspired by the set in Stanley Kubrick’s seminal show 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). But the attraction does not stop there. The Hour Glass also commissioned four trailblazers in the contemporary design scene to create limited edition objets d’art that interpret the beauty and the essence of time. Browse our gallery above for a closer look.