Connoisseurs were naturally instantly drawn to the Excalibur Spider Pocket Time Instrument. This edgy take on the pocket watch – designed to hang from a dedicated contemporary chain or swing from an original and attractive purpose-built base – embodies a potent combination of the four sprung-balance Quatuor principle and the tentacular new Spider skeleton-work concept.
For all those fascinated by the Roger Dubuis talent for using gemsetting to exalt the magic of mechanical intricacies, the Excalibur Star of Infinity lit up by 312 baguette-cut diamonds – adorning the case, flange as well as the skeleton double flying tourbillon ‘star’ itself – proved a source of endless admiration. Devotees of jewellery creativity and horological sophistication were also entranced by the sight of the second chapter in the Excalibur Brocéliande trilogy, evoking the legendary enchanted forest.
The Astral theme was extended in the evenings by exclusive Astral Dinners organised in a spectacular setting of the Asia Society located in Hong Kong’s Admiralty district and which has become a cultural, artistic and intellectual hub. From the cocktail on the terrace overlooking the city skyline and jungle, to the dinner in the Event Hall served on specially designed ‘hybrid’ tableware visually celebrating the encounter between Swiss and Asian traditions and highlighted by movie screenings and a dance performance, VIP guests were immersed in the Astral theme and emerged from the experience with stars in their eyes.
And speaking of luminaries, one of Korea’s most glittering actresses, Ms. Kim Hee-Seon, sparkled her way through the Roger Dubuis galaxy on October 2nd, wearing the iconic Velvet Haute Joaillerie white gold timepiece and also gracing that evening’s Astral Dinner. The well-respected icon of the silver screen was entirely at home in the world of sensual, compelling glamour and ultimate elegance characterising the Roger Dubuis Diva.