News • 31 May 2024


The Hour Glass introduces IAMWATCH, an intimately scaled 4-day programme in tropical Singapore in a relaxed and casual setting.

In 2004, The Hour Glass launched what is considered one of the watch world’s first enthusiast-facing watch expositions, “Tempus—The Great Watchscapade.” It was a much-celebrated event that enriched both its exhibitors and the audience it served. Two decades later, we are excited to reveal a new community engagement platform: “IAMWATCH”.

Dedicated to the Pan-Asian watch-collecting community, IAMWATCH promotes face-to-face engagements between enthusiasts and collectors with watchmakers and industry luminaries where the primary objective is the shared transmission of passion, knowledge and, stories. “The story of time stretches back over two millennia and the development of the portable watch over the last 500 years. There is so much history to forage through and at IAMWATCH, our desire is to lay a foundation of knowledge on the developmental trajectory of horological science and the art of watchmaking”, said Michael Tay, Group Managing Director of The Hour Glass. “Our hope is that all delegates leave IAMWATCH enriched by the human connections they have made, educated by the lectures and forums we have proposed and motivated to continue down this joyous path of watch collecting into the future.” IAMWATCH offers a curated presentation of more than 40 of our friends, a series of fireside chats, horological lectures plus many other community activations.

IAMWATCH opens by-invitation with Private View on Thursday, 17 OCT 2024 from 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. and Vernissage from 5.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public (e-ticketed pre-registration required) from Friday, 18 OCT 2024 – Sunday, 20 OCT 2024, between 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.

The entire event programme will be held at the newly opened The Singapore EDITION hotel, the first in Southeast Asia. Nestled in the upper end of Orchard Road and located a short walk from the Botanic Gardens, The Edition’s meticulous design blends sophistication with minimalist elegance, combining quiet luxury with an abundance of tropical fauna, a nod to Singapore’s status as the world’s city in a garden. The Singapore EDITION provides a personal, intimate and individualized experience, completing the journey for all visitors of lAMWATCH. The dress code for IAMWATCH is ‘Double-wristed, Resort casual’; delegates are encouraged to wear watches on both wrists.


Alain Silberstein, Alcée Montfort, Alex Ghotbi, Anton Suhanov, Aurel Bacs, Benoît Mintiens, David Rooney, Eléonor Picciotto, Emmanuel Esposito, Felix Baumgartner, Florian Bédat, Franc Vila, Gaël Petermann, Gautier Massonneau, Hughes Low, Ilya Gelfman, Jean Arnault, Kari Voutilainen, Konstantin Chaykin, Lee Yuen-Rapati, Manuel Emch, Masaki Saito, Matthieu Haverlan, Max Quintavalle, Maximilian Büsser, Patrick Pruniaux, Philippe Lebru, Pierre Biver, Pierre Jacques, Pierre Millereau, Raúl Pagès, Rémi Maillat, Rémy Cools, Rexhep Rexhepi, Robert Bray, Sam Hines, Sean Li, SJX, Stepan Sarpaneva, Sylvain Pinaud, Théo Auffret, Tiffany To, Wei Koh



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