So many watch events and so little time. Closing out the year is the Singapore Watch Fair 2023 (SWF 2023). SWF promises to be a gateway to a world of horological wonders: Presented by Resorts World Sentosa and held at the Equarius Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa, the event presents watch aficionados with 24 brands and independent watchmakers, with a horological haul valued at US$25 million (about S$34 million).
From 18 to 21 October 2023, SWF will feature rockstar collectors like Sandro Fratini and Ali Nael, as they partner with FutureGrail to reveal The Essence of Time Museum. Horological expert Arnaud Tellier offers his curation of rare and exquisite limited-edition watches from Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, Rolex and more.
Another one of the shining gems at SWF is Ludovic Ballouard’s masterpiece which is crafted from the rarest metal on Earth, osmium. Highly sought after, this piece is valued for its distinctive upside-down numerals crafted from onyx.
Other Watch Highlights
Throughout the four-day affair, other highlights like masterclasses and panels include:
- Empowering Women in Watch Collecting — Join the movement of watch collecting for women, championed by prominent voices in the industry.
- Talking Time Panel — Gain insights from top watchmakers, esteemed horological experts, and renowned collectors. Delve into the ascent of luxury watches as alternative assets and the rise of Chinese watchmaking.
- Ulysee Nardin’s “The Freak” — Ulysse Nardin’s Regional Brand Director SEA and Oceania, Clémence Le Rolland, unravels the genesis of “The Freak”, an avant-garde iconic masterpiece.
- The Rise of Chinese Watchmaking — Moderated by QP Magazine, Atelier Wen and Tan Zehua discuss the renaissance of Chinese watchmaking.
The Singapore Watch Fair 2023 will be held 18-21 October 2023 at Equarius Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269. This event is free to the public; register here.
This article first appeared on Esquire Singapore.