Established since 1979, The Hour Glass is the most geographically diverse, multi-brand specialist luxury watch retailer in the region, representing a stable of over 50 brands across 24 boutiques in eight cities throughout the Asia Pacific.
The Hour Glass prides itself as the watch world’s leading cultural retail enterprise, pioneering the development, promotion and appreciation of contemporary horological culture.
Monocle and Wallpaper magazine both recognised The Hour Glass as Asia’s premier watch retailer. In 2008, The Hour Glass emerged the winner of the Singapore Prestige Brand Award whilst in 2010, L’Atelier by The Hour Glass – a boutique dedicated to expressing the culture and patrimony of traditional watchmaking garnered the ‘Best Retail Concept of the Year’ accolade by the Singapore Retailers Association as well as the ‘Most innovative retail concept of the Year’ award by the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retail Associations (FAPRA). In the same year, Vanity Fair magazine named The Hour Glass as one of the twelve most influential retailers in the world.
In February 2011, The Hour Glass broke new ground with the opening of Malmaison. Spanning over 8,000sqft, this multi-category emporium is a sanctuary for objects of authentic luxury housed in an elegant yet eclectic setting. Besides housing the finest of haute horology, a wide spectrum of refined objects d’art, jewellery, fragrances, collectible literature and bespoke services for the sartorially inclined, form the backbone of the exceptional Malmaison experience. Malmaison garnered the 2011 “Best Retail Concept of the Year” award which is accorded by the Singapore Retailers Association, marking the second consecutive win for The Hour Glass in the same category. And 2012 marks another milestone for Malmaison winning the “Best Shopping experience” award by the Singapore Tourism Board.
More Passion by The Hour Glass is the Group’s third multi-brand watch concept boutique that opened in September 2012. More Passion celebrates the rediscovery of traditional craft and the culture of contemporary artisanship, particularly referencing the Nouvelle Vague design movement.