HONG KONG SAR –
Media OutReach – 29 September 2023 – LANDMARK’s inaugural “TIMELESS Watch Week”, a showcase exhibition of the very finest ‘finalist’ timepieces from the esteemed Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) Award, officially opened with a prestigious evening gala ceremony attended by luminaries from the world of international horology, VIP and A-list guests from Hong Kong, along with discerning watch collectors and horological aficionados in the city.
(From left to right) Founder of Horoloupe Austen Chu, Director of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Carine Maillard, Michel Lamunière, Chairman & CEO of Tatler Asia and Jennifer Lam, Director and Head of Marketing & Communications of Hongkong Land officiated the opening ceremony.
‘It is a tremendous thrill to be back in Hong Kong with its knowledgeable and highly-discerning community of watch aficionados,” said Director of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Ms. Carine Maillard. “The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) recognises watchmaking production excellence worldwide and presents the most sought-after prizes in the field, thus contributing to the promotion of the watchmaking art. Our exhibition is a unique opportunity for the city’s watch enthusiasts to witness and appreciate the 84 most beautiful nominated watches of the year in one place.”
Centricity at LANDMARK Chater played host to the artfully curated and displayed exhibition of uniquely crafted timepieces, in a unique suspended format which perfectly showcases each masterpiece.
The evening launch celebrations were officiated by esteemed guests of honour, founder of Horoloupe Austen Chu, Director of Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Carine Maillard, who were joined by Michel Lamunière, Chairman & CEO of Tatler Asia, and Jennifer Lam, Director and Head of Marketing & Communications of Hongkong Land.
Spectacular Gala Evening Marks Opening Of ‘TIMELESS Watch Week’ At Landmark
Mr Lamunière remarked: “Tatler GMT is delighted to partner with LANDMARK in curating this very unique event. “TIMELESS Watch Week’ is a truly exceptional opportunity for the watch enthusiast and collecting community to appreciate watchmaking craftmanship at its absolute finest. The overall exhibition programme is designed to connect and engage those with a true appreciation of watches and watchmaking with esteemed experts in the horological world, enabling and nurturing their passion for horology and appreciation of this timeless art form.”
“TIMELESS Watch Week provides a unique opportunity for watch collectors, both experienced and beginners alike, to not only appreciate exceptional timepieces, but through the various presentations and workshops offers enthusiasts access to discovering the skills, knowledge and craftsmanship of watchmaking,” explained Jennifer Lam, Director and Head of Marketing & Communications of Hongkong Land. “In partnering with such authoritative and prestigious partners as the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and Tatler GMT, ‘TIMELESS Watch Week’ provides further testament to LANDMARK’s commitment to curating exceptional experiences and in fostering a vibrant community of watch enthusiasts in Hong Kong.”
Following an official ribbon-cutting opening ceremony, invited guests enjoyed a cocktail reception and were treated to a special private viewing of the prestigious exhibition, which features 84 distinguished timepieces from over 50 international brands, all vying for the ultimate “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix best-in-show award. The GPHG represents the epitome of global watchmaking, as an annual award held in Geneve to highlight and reward the most remarkable contemporary creations and promote the watchmaking art worldwide.
In concluding the opening evening on a high note, an illuminating panel discussion titled “Introduction to TIMELESS Watch Week and The GPHG”, provided esteemed industry experts and luminaries an opportunity to share their invaluable perspectives on the significance of the international event and the importance of The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève to the industry.
The stunning LANDMARK “TIMELESS Watch Week” exhibition, hosted at Centricity at LANDMARK Chater, remains opens to the public until 1st October, with pre-registration required for each of the one hourly sessions throughout the day from 10am until 7pm. Pre-booking is also required for each of the limited-entry Panel and Masterclass sessions curated and hosted by renowned horologists, watch experts and collectors. Registrations and further details can be found at
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