DFS Toasts To Masters of Time's 10th Year
In what has become an annual tradition since 2008, luxury travel retailer DFS Group will stage Masters of Time at T Galleria by DFS, Shoppes at Four Seasons, in Macau on December 7 and 8, presenting the year’s finest watches and jewellery in a single venue. This year’s event is expected to top previous editions as it celebrates Masters of Time’s 10th year.
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When DFS launched the first Masters of Time in Macau in 2008, it was with the vision of bringing together the world’s best watchmaking brands and those who covet and cherish them. This year, the exhibition, titled Masters of Time X, draws together 450 exceptional watches and jewellery masterpieces from over 30 brands, with Bulgari, Franck Muller, Hublot, IWC, Jaquet Droz, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith, creating new or limited edition pieces especially for the occasion.
Each watch was hand-picked by DFS’s team of experts after over a year of searching, with every piece showcasing the best in craftsmanship, design and innovation.
To celebrate this milestone, DFS made four of its bespoke timepieces available for an exclusive Hong Kong Tatler photo shoot with mother-daugher duo Lynn Hsieh and Eleanor Lam, and dapper cousins Benedict Ku and Winston Koo.
The Franck Muller Vanguard Crazy Hours DFS Exclusive has the signature Art Deco Arabic numerals laid out in a non-sequential fashion, with the number "10" in a contrasting Roman numeral to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Masters of Time. The watch is limited to five pieces worldwide. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
The Altiplano Piaget Rose combines the distinctiveness of the iconic Altiplano with the “Queen of Flowers,” the rose. Sparkling with 78 diamonds, its 38mm-diameter case in white gold is fitted with the 430P ultra-thin hand-wound manufacture movement. The watch is limited to 18 pieces. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
Bulgari’s Octo Tourbillon Sapphire is a modern, urban timepiece that boasts a powerful design, providing dazzling transparency and luminosity. The Octo combines a unique octagonal design – inspired by the 310 AD Roman Massentius Basilica– with exceptional mechanisms and ultra-modern materials. Only 50 pieces are available. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
The Tropical Bird Repeater is another of Jaquet Droz’s exceptional automaton watches, this one inspired by a tropical landscape. This masterpiece is limited to only eight pieces. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
This DFS MOT X Exclusive Portugieser Chronograph Edition “Master of Time” watch by IWC comes with an 18K red gold case and dark brown alligator leather, and has a special engraving of a dragon on the caseback, as well the Master of Time logo. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
The Tag Heuer Carrera Caliber Heuer O2T (DFS Masters of Time X Ruby Special Edition) Is equipped with a COSC automatic chronograph with a flying tourbillon. To celebrate this milestone, this special edition piece is adorned with a baguette-cut ruby at 10 o’clock. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
The Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Sapphire Rainbow has a magnificent transparent design that reveals the inner workings of the watch. Making the piece even more eye-catching is a bezel set with 54 different precious gemstones. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Masters of Time, the number of this limited model is 10. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
This special DFS edition of the Roger Dubuis Excalibur 42mm has “10” presented in a bold way. It’s a bold, extravagant watch you’d want to have on your wrist. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
This exclusive Zenith Chronomaster Limited Edition DFS MOT X by Bamford Watch Department design was created specially to celebrate this occasion, and is fitted with the in-house manufacture El Primero Caliber 400. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
The Freak Vision Red is the first automatic watch in Ulysse Nardin’s Freak collection, a line that remains a watchmaking wonder with, among others, its super-light silicium balance wheel with nickel mass elements, stabilising micro-blades and a new case design made even thinner by a box-domed crystal. This piece was created exclusively for Masters of Time, with lacquered red bridges and “X” at 10 o’clock. There are only five pieces of this watch. (Photo: Courtesy of DFS)
Masters of Time will be held from December 7-9 at T Galleria by DFS, Macau, Shoppes at Four Seasons. The collection will be available for viewing and purchase in Macau from December 7 until the end of February 2019.
Photography: Ricky Lo | Styling: Rosana Lai & Mira Uttamchandi | Hair and Makeup: Karen Yiu, Sandy Cheng & Candy Chung at HK Makeup Artists