Heralded at their initial release in 2001 as a break from the past and a new direction of horology, the wristwatches of Richard Mille were from their very inception, extraordinary and uncompromising. From its establishment, the young brand would lay claim to a number of world premiere innovations in the application, use and design of new technological materials that have seriously extended the entire field of horological knowledge and invention.
Taking leads from the research and development world of high-tech aeronautics and racing car industries, materials new to watchmaking such as carbon nanofiber, ALUSIC, Aluminum-Lithium, ANTICORODAL and PHYNOX have made a noticeable entrance into the world of watchmaking via Richard Mille Watches. Each of these materials was chosen for the specific, clearly defined and improved efficiency they bring to watchmaking. Novel materials such as these are the foundation for achieving advanced chronometric results, whilst simultaneously broadening the possibilities open to horology in the 21st century. Since then, many brands have followed this pathway to the future originally drawn up by Richard Mille in 2001.
Nonetheless, new materials and their potential for horological applications constitute only a small part of the demands required to be truly exceptional in the over populated world of horology. It is only when materials are combined with technical engineering excellence and inventiveness that the necessary prerequisites for creating ultimate wristwatches can be fulfilled. Breaking away from the current trend in creating an in house manufacture, Richard Mille instead produces their timepieces using the best companies available today in Switzerland. These manufacturing partners are considered manufacture désignée, a term which defines the leading specialists of each discipline whom the company can count on for the realization of their designs and concepts. The ability to deliver the highest tolerances and finish with superlative materials is of course a minimum requirement. Equally essential for the creation of a successful product is the skill and ability of each partner to develop new approaches to watchmaking, their inquisitiveness and openness to the use of new materials and their application, and last but not least their deep and thorough understanding of the Richard Mille philosophy and strategy.
From a cool-looking Raleigh bicycle to an exquisite Wedgewood tea service set, some vintage artifacts will set you back to the early days of Singapore’s shopping culture at Robinsons The Heeren’s newly opened Heritage Shop, located at the department store’s fifth level.
These objects are part of an exhibition featuring some of the merchandise sold at Robinsons for the past 50 years, which were contributed by loyal customers between June and July. The Raleigh bicycle, for instance, was synonymous to Robinsons, where people would buy them.
The Heritage Shop will be selling other items, such as porcelain and accessories inspired by Robinsons’ first flagship store at Raffles Place, which is significant because it was the first building that Robinsons owned.
Among the items are the Collection De La Maison fine china bone collection, as well as umbrellas, tote bags and more, all of which bear the image of the iconic building. More merchandise will be introduced in the coming months.
ALDO first arrived in Singapore back in 2003, and now have stores in many locations across the Singapore. The world over ALDO is the brand of choice for conscious shoppers, top stylists and celebrities. ALDO shoes and accessories are high quality design at an accessible price with styles that are always in fashion.
Whether you want to be on trend, ahead of it, or start your own, ALDO has the style for both men and women. ALDO is present in over 60 countries and is located in fashion capitals such as, London, New York, Los Angeles, and Milan.
In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the iconic Tang Plaza building, TANGS’ flagship store, previously known as TANGS Orchard, has been officially renamed TANGS at Tang Plaza.
An icon of Singapore, TANGS is a leading player in the retail industry that has its fingers constantly on the pulse of the ever-changing consumer wants and trends.
With the flagship TANGS at Tang Plaza’s transformation completed, Singapore’s most distinctive and beloved shopping destination raises the bar in retail, stepping up its role as a curator of a spectrum of exciting Asian as well as international brands, and redefining the shopping experience with a refreshed store concept.
CHAVANA will be making its debut in Singapore this October for its inaugural showcase, following its phenomenal success in Hong Kong.
The Signature collection is the perfect synchrony of colors, geometric designs and delicate workmanship, unique with its tri-colored scheme. Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds are used to create endless geometric fantasies.
The Heritage collection takes you on a journey through time to the world’s cradles of civilization from Egypt to China. Every piece of this exclusive collection has its own story to tell and offers a new way to perceive the world.
The Black Deco collection is ideal for the contemporary woman who values her individuality. With the geometric designs and striking combination of diamond and onyx, this collection offers the must-haves which are casual yet elegant, feminine yet strong, traditional yet visionary.