SINGAPORE, April 20, 2020 – Over the next two months, The Hour Glass will be premiering a series of short films on nine of the world’s leading creatives and artisans. Featuring in order of appearance Maximilian Büsser, Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Rexhep Rexhepi, Daniel Arsham, Wieki Somers, Roger W. Smith, Marc Newson, Oki Sato and, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei. Commissioned by The Hour Glass, these portraits profile the journey of these cultural wunderkinds and document their dedication to their craft.
Advancing Watch Culture
The Hour Glass’ fundamental mission as a specialist watch retailer is to advance watch culture by celebrating the patrimony and tradition of the watchmaking arts. As an organization that has devoted its entirety to this industry, we felt it was only appropriate that for our 40th anniversary, we pay tribute to this mission. And to do so by beginning a conversation on how watches and its makers intrinsically belong to the cultural milieu of contemporary art and design, providing a new point of departure for watchmaking.
- Maximilian Büsser, MB&F – April 22
- Sir David Adjaye OBE RA, Adjaye Associates – April 29
- Rexhep Rexhepi, Akrivia – May 6
- Daniel Arsham – May 13
- Wieki Somers, Studio Wieki Somers – May 20
- Roger W. Smith – May 27
- Marc Newson – June 3
- Oki Sato, nendo – June 10
- Felix Baumgartner & Martin Frei, URWERK – June 17
About The Hour Glass
Known for our thoughtfully curated selection of brands, our passion extends to designing uniquely immersive retail experiences supported by our team of highly knowledgeable watch specialists. Striving to become the primary port of call for all enthusiasts and watch collectors alike. Everyday across our combined network of over 44 boutiques in the Asia Pacific region, we are ready to further your awareness and appreciation of watches and guide you in the hunt for a superlative timepiece.