A bounty of high-end timepieces goes on show at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo
SOME OF the most expensive timepieces in the world are on show in the 12th Siam Paragon Watch Expo, alongside the new innovations and designs by some 180 leading brands.
Under the unique timepieces concept, this year’s highlight is Franck Muller’s Double Mystery collection, which set the pace counting only the hours of the day, allowing the diamonds to sparkle to the rhythm of the 24 daily revolutions of the single disc visible on the dial.
Tag Heuer Link watch, Bt195,000
Ferrari teams up with Hublot to design the limited edition of 70 Tech Frame Ferrari Tourbillion King Gold chronographs to celebrate its 70th anniversary. It’s a perfect fusion of the automotive and watchmaking that is deeply rooted in Ferrari’s DNA – combining strength, performance and agility.
Ulysse Nardin introduces the Executive Skeleton Tourbillion timepiece with the Un-171 manufacture movement. Its complex mechanics are stripped to a bare minimum – an incredible feat of technical savoir-faire – and its power reserve has been extended to seven days. The titanium case is adorned with a blue ceramic bezel and pioneering silicium parts.
The latest edition of the Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie watch presents a modern interpretation of the perpetual calendar complication with a smoked sapphire dial and realistic 3-dimensional, domed view of the moon from earth. The transparent sapphire crystal reveals the movement and functions beneath, while a new refined 40-mm case and dial bring contemporary elegance to the wrist.
Charriot Twist timepiece, Bt55,000
Tag Heuer revives a vintage design from 1987, with the iconic bracelet boasting the signature S-shaped links to give wearers extra comfort. With a diameter of 41mm, the black or blue sunray open dial allows for maximum readability, while the bezel offers two designs of a cushion base and overlaid ring. Made from calibre 17, the chronograph comes with the small second counter at 3 o’clock, the minute counter at 9 o’clock and the hour counter at 6 o’clock.
Shoppers can enjoy up to 50-per-cent discounts at Watch Galleries of The Mall, Emporium and Paragon until September 30.
The expo, meanwhile, runs through Thursday. Find out more by calling (02) 610 8000.